Blackdog68

Joined on Nov 13, 2012

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  • these are great.  Love the first 2.
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    I'm a big fan of the lens.  Fits my needs very well.
  • I don't have an opinion because I've never shot the camera like this.  I use the XA3 as a compliment to my XP2, and it usually has either the Samyang 8mm fisheye or the 18F2 mounted on it.  The ...
  • Yes I agree.  But if you preferred having your DPad directly control AF (as I did)  then you haven't lost anything.  But I'd certainly welcome another Fn button or 2 (one on the front would have ...
  • Is it "massively" simplified compared to its predecessor, the XE2s?  No.  It has lost 3 fn buttons and gained a better AF/menu controller and a command dial.  Not what I would call massive, but I ...
  • So you don't think the joystick is an analog control?  How are the electronic buttons of the Dpad more analog?  I don't think I'm missing the point.  The actual analog dials are still there.  The ...
  • Yes, I see that now.  The Q is in the same place on the XP2 and it's not great, but okay.  It will probably be more difficult to press on the smaller XE3.  Thankfully, I don't have to access it ...
  • I hear you, and no, I read so many negative comments from others about the touchscreen that I just decided to do a general reply questioning that. One point, though, is the button layout.  I'm just ...
  • What's with all the touchscreen angst?  The new Nikon D850 has one, is it because they're trying to appeal to smartphone users?  Are they dumbing the camera down?  No.  The touchscreen is just ...
  • I think this is an overreaction.  Yes they did add a touchscreen, and you may be able to access menus through it if you wanted to, but I actually doubt that this will be an option.  They moved the ...
  • The joystick on the XP2 is already used like the directional buttons for menu navigation and settings.  After pressing menu, you can use either, so I don't see Fuji not implementing the joystick ...
  • Not sure I see the massive simplification compared to the XE2.  The camera will now use its joystick to navigate the menus instead of the directional touchpad.  It now has 2 command dials with ...
  • As to the ISO dial, the XP2 implementation is my one complaint as far as layout goes, so not including it isn't  all that bad.  The XE3 does appear to have 2 command dials however, and I'd assume ...
  • I have an XA3 and had a XA1.  From memory, I'd say the AF is the same, and there's no reason for it not to be. The complaints are because the system is contrast detect only and Fuji's Contrast AF ...
  • Love this.  Wonderful shot.
  • I see.  Perhaps you could offer some constructive criticism that might help me rise to the level of which the lens is capable.   Could you perhaps elaborate on the "technical qualities" which fail ...
  • I don't know if there's any actual hardware differences between the cameras as far as CAF shooting gpes.  The XP2 now has the variable CAF settings that the XT2 only had, so I don't think there's ...
  • Great shot Chris.  Yeah, I have to say I'm a bit surprised to have this post turn into a lens dispute.  The 90 and the 55-200 are great lenses, but I prefer the 50-140.  Don't really get why this ...
  • I'm the OP Vic, and I don't know what you're talking about.  Without a similar shot using the 55-200, how is it that you're able to deduce that the 55-200 and the 50-140 shots would be the same. Ye ...
  • Without side by side shots, I don't see how you could reach this conclusion.  The 50-140 at F4 is sharper with better contrast than the 55-200 is throughout its range.  It's also bigger, heavier ...
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