wy2lam

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On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1568 comments in total)
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Ebrahim Saadawi: Great, great camera, yet the price, considering the release of the Full-frame Sony A7 III, is a bit high.

Funny after all these years people are still repeating this "fake/cheat ISO" FUD.
Probably intentionally.

It was a thing because early RAW converters did not interpret the compensation needed encoded in the RAW tag 0x9650.

DPreview's own studio comparison adjust image brightness so the bodies are all in line of each other. And here's a comparison for an old body with its similarly old peers - even brightened in post, it exceeded peers of the same MP and matched those of higher MP.

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=fujifilm_xpro1&attr13_1=nikon_d7000&attr13_2=nikon_d7200&attr13_3=sony_a6500&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=6400&attr16_1=6400&attr16_2=6400&attr16_3=6400&attr171_1=1&attr171_3=2&normalization=full&widget=1&x=-0.21328226114045915&y=-0.6817278180953323

Link | Posted on May 27, 2018 at 17:38 UTC
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thx1138: That's a pretty darn good price. The term entry level is getting blurrier all the time. Camera looks very nice too in both silver and gold, looks up market.

@arbux it sounds like you have actually seen it in person

Link | Posted on May 26, 2018 at 17:39 UTC
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dpfan32: A Fuji with a PASM wheel looks very interesting to me :)

is SPASM an IS mode or a drive mode?

Link | Posted on May 26, 2018 at 00:11 UTC
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taktak91: If Sony's offerings looked like this, I would have bought one by now.

If you're looking for a computer not a camera, Sony would be attractive indeed.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2018 at 00:07 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1568 comments in total)
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Ebrahim Saadawi: Great, great camera, yet the price, considering the release of the Full-frame Sony A7 III, is a bit high.

i don't know about you, but most I know probably will take opticallimit's lens assessment over ecka84's.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 23:51 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1568 comments in total)
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Ebrahim Saadawi: Great, great camera, yet the price, considering the release of the Full-frame Sony A7 III, is a bit high.

reference:

http://www.opticallimits.com/fuji_x/746-fuji35f14?start=2

http://www.opticallimits.com/sonyalphaff/980-sonyfe50f18?start=2

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 22:00 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1568 comments in total)
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Ebrahim Saadawi: Great, great camera, yet the price, considering the release of the Full-frame Sony A7 III, is a bit high.

I'll hardly call any nifty fifty "the same thing". They're made to be cheap yet Sony is charging almost twice the price of what N and C does. It is overpriced no matter how you look at it. Get over it.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 21:42 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1568 comments in total)
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Ebrahim Saadawi: Great, great camera, yet the price, considering the release of the Full-frame Sony A7 III, is a bit high.

when other brands are expensive, they're "overpriced". when the Sony 50mm is twice the price, "it is just Sony's way of doing things".

call a spade a spade. all first party lenses are overpriced.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 13:16 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1568 comments in total)
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K1000usr: Having briefly played with this camera, Fuji X-H1 is one solid product! Wonderful shutter. Body is bigger than before, but lot sturdier, and not bulky like a FF DSLR.

Compared to X-H1, my Pentax K-1 is boxy. Yes, a Sony FF A9 or A7** would be smaller -- but won't feel this solid. On a travel trip, I will feel more confident that the X-H1 will withstand harsh weather better than my Sony.

well said.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 13:12 UTC
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jor23: what's the dial on the top left for?

Most likely a configurable dial. I don't believe it being a mere decoration, it isn't Fuji's style which in my experience - is form follows function.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 06:10 UTC
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bloodycape: A bit shame that 4k is at 15fps, vs the 30fps of the X-T20. On the other hand I do like the fact it has a full articulating display vs tilting, while not being much larger than the X-T20. It's tempting.

If we don't look at it as a movie, but a 15fps 6-8MP continuous shooting, it suddenly sounds much more impressive...

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 06:07 UTC
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Photato: Why Mirrorless has to be confined to SMALL to justify its existence? It doesn't.
The Canon FD abandonment in the 80's that you mention was a radical change.
A Canon EF-M Full Frame mount would still be 100% compatible with EF lenses using a dumb adapter, just like Sony did recently with their E mount which is capable of handling Full Frame Lenses and sensors and is also backward compatible with their mirror A mount.
Not fire or bomb exploded when Sony did this necessary change looking into the future.

Strange...when it confirms a focus, my X-T1 (or my old X-E2/E1, E-PL1, etc.) have been more accurate than any of my various, previous DSLR gears. What settings are you on?

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 20:32 UTC
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Julian Kirkness: I've been reading these comments with great interest - but as I read I started to wonder whether we are, in fact, at the beginning of an even bigger paradigm shift in photography - of computational / ai based imaging.

Much of the talk has been about the size of fast full frame lenses - but what if we no longer need to control depth of field with lens aperture or the exposure for that matter?

Before everyone ridicules this thought, there is actually nothing 'natural' about the shallow DOF effect caused by fast lenses - our eyes don't see that way. It won't be long before AI based imaging will be able to reproduce similar effects that we would be very hard pressed to distinguish from optically produced (and similarly artificial) effects.

Along the same lines, with increasing speed sensor readouts surely it's not long until a camera can control the exposure just with the 'shutter speed' - which would be entirely electronic.

...

even this is overcome to some extent with small sensors using stacking. stacked images with a low SNR will be great if multiple are averaged.

I predict the next gen interchangeable lens camera will have some computational photography tech integrated.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 13:07 UTC
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AlephNull: I think Sony did a good thing when it decided to use a far shorter flange depth / registration distance. That let them move from the A mount to the E mount, and the E mount allowed the use of adapters for almost every other mount as well.

The Sony example also proves the case the article makes about telephoto lenses being big and heavy.

Arguably, Sony is a few years ahead of Nikon and Canon.

[totally offtopic]
@AlephNull. like your user name. nice.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 12:38 UTC
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Photato: Why Mirrorless has to be confined to SMALL to justify its existence? It doesn't.
The Canon FD abandonment in the 80's that you mention was a radical change.
A Canon EF-M Full Frame mount would still be 100% compatible with EF lenses using a dumb adapter, just like Sony did recently with their E mount which is capable of handling Full Frame Lenses and sensors and is also backward compatible with their mirror A mount.
Not fire or bomb exploded when Sony did this necessary change looking into the future.

the autofocus advantage goes to the mirrorless if you value accuracy, too. btw.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 12:21 UTC
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RB37: The problem with Butler's overall argument is that he is calling for something that the market isn't interested in. Certainly the smaller form factor was the initial selling point for mirrorless. But the reality is that many pro photographers want the ergonomics and heft of a DSLR with the other technological benefits that come with mirrorless. Sony (along with Fujifilm) has responded to the market demands with its A7 and A9 camera lines -- and Canon and Nikon will have to follow in kind because the market has spoken.

Even if Butler's piece was written a decade ago, it is likely that the market demand was going to lead Sony to this place, and Canon, along with Nikon, would have to follow. What mirrorless has become was likely predetermined anyway.

Ultimately, Canon and Nikon can't support two systems and remain in business. They have to go mirrorless or bust. Or else end up like other firms that hurt themselves maintaining legacy product lines.

> not even a system, since it is APS-C only

Huh? The universe you come from must have a different definition of what a system is.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 23:28 UTC
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MikeFairbanks: Canon and Nikon are in trouble as a result of the Sony A7III.

Sony is selling it for $1999, which is very underpriced. I can't imagine Sony making a huge profit from this camera, which makes me think they are playing the long game on this one. They are going to pull a LOT of Canon and Nikon users. In fact, they already are.

Sony's market share is going to grow. Nikon and Canon will struggle.

Even if Nikon and Canon bring a full-frame mirrorless to market this year, I don't think they will be able to price it as low as the A73 and have all those features.

I'm a Canon shooter, and I'll be moving toward Sony. Their new one is just too good of a deal to pass up.

My prediction: N and C are going to undercut it in prices too. If you don't believe it, just wait and see.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 16:51 UTC
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wy2lam: Dpr, how can you be so sure it was accidental, to use it in the title of an article?

you never know these days. I've encountered a plan where an intentional leak was exactly executed like this.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2018 at 23:18 UTC
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MiraShootsNikon: An EVF Fuji WITHOUT X-trans? Count me *highly* intrigued. Thank the gods!

These comparisons show that with 24MP at base ISO, the differences even in the much complained foliage area are almost identical among these bodies.

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=fujifilm_xpro2&attr13_1=fujifilm_xa3&attr13_2=nikon_d7200&attr13_3=sony_a6500&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=200&attr16_1=200&attr16_2=100&attr16_3=100&attr171_0=1&normalization=full&widget=1&x=0.8238440303657695&y=0.604164901199617

But if you go to 12800 (6400 for Nikon and Sony) and look at colour noise, you'll see an area that gives some hints on why the X-Trans is not "all marketing".

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=fujifilm_xpro2&attr13_1=fujifilm_xa3&attr13_2=nikon_d7200&attr13_3=sony_a6500&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=12800&attr16_1=6400&attr16_2=6400&attr16_3=6400&attr171_0=1&normalization=full&widget=1&x=-0.6081780538302277&y=0.3004426515741266

Link | Posted on May 20, 2018 at 05:31 UTC

Dpr, how can you be so sure it was accidental, to use it in the title of an article?

Link | Posted on May 20, 2018 at 04:51 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
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