Blackdog68

Joined on Nov 13, 2012

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stevevelvia50: The Olympus 40-150 2.8 has the same focal length, weighs half of what this lens weighs, and will be just as sharp! the difference in f stops isn't significant. Marketing is a funny thing.

http://www.steves-digicams.com/blog/welcome-to-the-jungle-frank-smith-the-m-zuiko-300mm-f4-pro/

I'm sorry but the equivalent Sony FF lens to the Fuji 8-16F2.8 is the 12-24 F4. To compare it to Sony's F2.8 zooms is not a rational equivalence, as these lenses have to capture more light over a larger sensor. To me, the mistake is not playing to the sensor's strengths. Make the lens an F4, make it considerable smaller and lighter, and if you're not going to add IBIS to your bodies, then it has to have OIS. The main reason I sold my Fuji gear was the size of the WA zooms and the lack of a 70-300 equivalent. I don't really like Sony as a brand, and I'd like to see Fuji succeed, and I'd consider returning as I prefer the RAW files slightly over the Sony, but with the latest wave of FF coming, I don't see bigger as the way to go.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2018 at 17:29 UTC

$2k for the 8-16?? I just don't understand this lens. So, at list prices, you could buy an A7III with a 12-24 F4, and it would be smaller, lighter, and cost about the same ($3700 vs $3500) as an XT3 with the 8-16? And the Sony has IBIS?
I just don't understand what Fuji is doing now. They need to be cheaper and smaller than the equivalent FF in order to survive and compete. Do what Nikon seems to be doing with its S lenses: make them optically excellent, but slower with consideration for size. Even the 10-24 F4 is too big.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2018 at 13:30 UTC as 7th comment | 54 replies
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Martin.au: Wow. Looks like quite a basalt on the senses.

That was a gneiss one

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 11:10 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T20 Review (385 comments in total)
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Androole: Seems like a nice camera.

It's too bad it doesn't have the Touchpad AF feature that other cameras in its class have, it really is a game-changer. Without it, I'm not sure I'd use the touchscreen that much on an EVF camera.

It's also too bad they couldn't cram in weather-sealing, but I guess the only competing cameras in this price range that offer weather sealing are Pentax and Panasonic.

It does have a touch screen, but I can't find anything about the performance of the TS in this review. Maybe I missed it, but it seems like a major omission considering Fuji has been reluctant to add it.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 16:10 UTC
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Blackdog68: Interesting article, but I have a hard time believing it would have been written if the exact same camera were introduced by Canon or Nikon as their new, super premium mirrorless MF system. Let's see a serious comparison of highlight rolloff in a real life studio setting. Seems the point of the article is to defend FF, which is perfectly fine, and may be true, especially for enthusiasts, but this isn't a camera that an enthusiast is going to buy.

So why not a studio highlight comparison? Isn't that a very rational use for a camera such as this?

And showing shots from a Canon with lenses that don't exist in the Fuji MF world yet also seems an attempt to subvert a new system before it gets started. I don't dispute the facts as stated here, but the author is in control of which fact are presented. Are there no situations where the fuji system might be superior to any of the available FF systems? According to this article, apparently not.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 15:57 UTC

Interesting article, but I have a hard time believing it would have been written if the exact same camera were introduced by Canon or Nikon as their new, super premium mirrorless MF system. Let's see a serious comparison of highlight rolloff in a real life studio setting. Seems the point of the article is to defend FF, which is perfectly fine, and may be true, especially for enthusiasts, but this isn't a camera that an enthusiast is going to buy.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 15:14 UTC as 369th comment | 5 replies

Wow, the 800 pound gorilla in the electronics field has spoken and every other camera company should be nervous. This camera checks lots of boxes: 1/8000 shutter, 1/250 flash sync, more phase detect sensors than the competition, 15FPS. It's an impressive spec sheet. Actual performance from this back sided APS-C sensor is yet to be seen, and the AF as well is untested, but if I'm Nikon or Canon and I've been waiting to really get into the mirrorless market, you may have waited too long.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 10:13 UTC as 19th comment | 16 replies
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