tikus

Lives in Australia Australia
Works as a Photographer + Scientist
Has a website at http://www.tikusgraphy.com
Joined on Jan 20, 2017

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Ahh... Sony does it too. I thought only Fuji does it. Lol!

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2018 at 16:17 UTC as 10th comment
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dtibi: Canon&Nikon does extensive testing before releasing hardware and software. Their products are professional tools.

Sony camera division is making consumer electronics.
Go to https://pro.sony/
Where are the mirrorless cameras?
Even Sony does not consider their mirrorless cameras as professional.

Only amateurs use the term ‘professional cameras’. Real Pro doesn’t care as much as amateurs do...

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2018 at 16:16 UTC
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racin06: The best hybrid, all-round, do-everything camera ever released is now even better.

Arbux is a paid Sony troll... Forget him.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2018 at 02:53 UTC
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falconeyes: I was invited to an event as a guest. Lot of dancing and guest portraiture in dim lighting. Then the hired ‘pro’ photographer came crying for help, because his 2 yo mirrorless was unable to focus in the lighting conditions given. I happened to have a 5 yo dslr (only to shoot my cute) and it focussed like a champ.

However, I refused to take over the job as I was a guest, not expected to photograph. In this instance, overestimation of that particular mirrorless almost ruined an otherwise perfect night.

Therefore, I much appreciate this article.

If he couldn’t deal with the lighting condition, he is not a “pro”. They much have hired an amateur. I can focus with a mirrorless easily with a flash in the dark, sometimes without a flash. He just simply doesn’t know how to use the camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2018 at 00:15 UTC
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PWPhotography: Never? Fuji misses the largest and most exciting market. Fuji APS-C will not grow much but may shrink in next few years. FF ML from Sony, Nikon, Canon and Panasonic will have clear IQ advantage on basically the same size/weight of bodies and FF lenses on equivalency are only smaller, lighter and cheaper. Those heavily invested in Fuji APS-C lenses that are not cheap are locked into a close system without much room to further growth. MF market will stay in niche and will never get popular as FF on the balance of IQ, size/weight, cost, lens choice and third party support, entire FF ecosystem will not be duplicated in MF and APS-C markets. Fuji systems will stay in proprietary close platforms.

Mgrum, Why do you think the fix cost is the same between APS-C and FF? APSC is obviously cheaper to make than FF. You can easily find $500 apsc cameras. Is there any FF that give you that price? Since Fuji move their factory to China now, it will give them some more advantages in the fixed price as well. The real competition is smartphone as we are all agree I believe. APSC is in the right spot to compete with it. Again FF is niche. Smartphone cameras are the leading market share.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2018 at 16:24 UTC
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Astrotripper: I completely do not get why people would expect or even want Fuji to create FF system. It makes zero sense, no matter from where you look at it.

They have a nice APS-C system. Which is the only serious APS-C system, by the way. And for those users that demand significantly higher quality, they have their MF system.

Why even bother with FF in such a situation?

Question for you Nikoncanonfan, does the Canon M has the same lens lineup as Fuji X-series? The same for other apsc manufactures too. Fuji is the only system that has a complete lens lineup. They are high quality as well. Many of those are WR; arguably will be important for pro shooters. That's what serious means.

The same for your assertion that FF is better than APSC. Define your better first. Speed? No way. 7DII is faster.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2018 at 16:09 UTC
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Peetz: A few weeks ago, in a Fujirumors poll, most of the people did not want Fujfilm to enter the FF market.

I do not want FF. The APS-C format offers the best compromise between compact lenses, smaller bodies, and offering good enough image quality.

Sony doesn't really take its APS-C lens lineup as seriously as their FF lenses. I say that as an ex-Sony user.

Imagine, if Fujifilm were focused on FF, there'd be no company to take APS-C mirrorless really seriously.

You Canon R and Nikon Z users - with those massive diameter mounts, you guys are going to be having massive hunks of glass to tote around. Maybe, as the R and Z lens lineup grows, slowly it will dawn on some of you that maybe APS-C has merits too in terms of compactness.

The same arguments can be made for M43, but, for me, it is too much of compromise in low light capability. I think APS-C hits the sweet spot, as is often said.

Look at thise f2 series. 35mm f2 for example. Is there any FF 50mm that can much the size? A lot of 50mm and cheap FF, but they are plastic. The Fuji is cheap and high IQ and build quality.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2018 at 13:05 UTC
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tikus: Typical DPReview readers, either FF or IBIS preachers, or both... I don't know why it is hard to understand that shooting and post-processing skills are much more important to create high quality images.

I agree with you guys saying we can’t make up bigger images in post. But, a lot of comments here infer that if you shoot smaller than FF it is rubbish. Seems like FF guaranteed high IQ. Knowing your camera can and can’t do is more important than the sensor size of your system, so you can deal with it during a wide variety shooting conditions. Even if you are gear oriented, having a complete high quality system is much better than sensor size. That’s what Fuji should do, consistent with their strategy know, to keep improving their apsc and MF system. Give us better AF, more featured, higher quality body, better battery performance and massive lens options. Much better than rather than get distracted by joining the FF caravan...

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2018 at 12:57 UTC
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chetan crasta: I think Fujifilm has got its strategy right. Full frame cameras and lenses are just too expensive for many enthusiasts. Crop sensors are capable of professional quality images and videos except in extreme low light.
APS-C and 1" sensor cameras are where the future is.

Fuji XT100 and 35 f2 can produce proffesional images. That’s less than $1k. If you want more rugged body, go with XT2. Combined it with 35 f2 you can shoot proffessionally under the rain. That is amazing street combo there. Or you can go with 23mm f2 for a few more pennies and larger field of views. Still less than $1,500. Expensive gears do not make you a professional photographer.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2018 at 23:18 UTC

Typical DPReview readers, either FF or IBIS preachers, or both... I don't know why it is hard to understand that shooting and post-processing skills are much more important to create high quality images.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2018 at 15:22 UTC as 19th comment | 14 replies
On article Fujifilm X-T3 Review (2479 comments in total)

Shooting and Post-processing skills are much more important than sensor size. I don't understand why it is hard to understand that...

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2018 at 15:17 UTC as 90th comment | 3 replies
On article Fujifilm X-T3 Review (2479 comments in total)
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taruaS: One very rarely sees a Fuji reviewed as a landscape camera. I've seen night shots taken at 25000iso, I've seen image sequences taken at 20fps, I've seen shots of birds in flight, but a landscape taken at base iso at f8? No. One reviewer on YouTube gave his XT10 away because he hated the way Fuji rendered foliage and shades of green.
I am tempted by this camera but as a landscapist I can buy the Canon 6Dii with the 24-105mm for the same price on the grey market.

I used all Fuji for my landscape. I love it. Especially I am working mostly in a rugged mountains of South East Asia, weight different is a big thing for me. Those foliage rendering is the thing in the past. Only Adobe does it.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2018 at 15:10 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T3 Review (2479 comments in total)

I agree, FF doesn't make sense for Fuji. They should focus on improving their APSC and MF lines. Give us faster AF, better video capabilities, and more lenses, particularly the the compact and cheaper f3 series. The same thing for MF, make it cheaper too.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2018 at 15:06 UTC as 91st comment | 1 reply
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sirhawkeye64: Good move. They are a niche camera company, and I think they should focus on what they do best, instead of trying to do everything like some companies (and thus, something always gets put on the backburner, so to speak). For the APS-C market, Fuji is very competitive and I think they will continue to do well, even against companies like Sony (in their APS-C offerings).

Fuji has IBIS, that is what XH line for... You guys have no idea what you are talking about..

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2018 at 03:56 UTC
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NAwlins Contrarian: Fuji is smart in differentiating itself from a field that is crowded and only getting more so. They apparently decided to let Sony, Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Sigma, Leica, etc. battle for FF, while Fuji positions itself to be a leader, and arguably the leader, in 44x33mm and APS-C.

Yeah... the demand is not there.. Yet X-T3 sells well in B&H! Maybe other stores too. Weird, isn’t it?

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1433839-REG/fujifilm_16588509_x_t3_mirrorless_digital_camera.html

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2018 at 00:27 UTC
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PWPhotography: Never? Fuji misses the largest and most exciting market. Fuji APS-C will not grow much but may shrink in next few years. FF ML from Sony, Nikon, Canon and Panasonic will have clear IQ advantage on basically the same size/weight of bodies and FF lenses on equivalency are only smaller, lighter and cheaper. Those heavily invested in Fuji APS-C lenses that are not cheap are locked into a close system without much room to further growth. MF market will stay in niche and will never get popular as FF on the balance of IQ, size/weight, cost, lens choice and third party support, entire FF ecosystem will not be duplicated in MF and APS-C markets. Fuji systems will stay in proprietary close platforms.

Always funny to read this.... You know what? None of those FF is gonna touch APSC price with the same festures. For most of us, price different is a big deal. Not everyone has limitless money to spend for photography. For me, I will trade a little IQ different for way less money. And more compact too.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2018 at 00:22 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T3 Review (2479 comments in total)
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racunseen: Where is Sony a6700?

Can't agree more @Michael! Those who bragging on sensor performance are usually amateur who drink marketing shits too much. Or they must have paid Sony trolls.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2018 at 15:23 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T3 Review (2479 comments in total)
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Franz Weber: I wish Fuji would bring a firmwareupdate that brings IBIS to this camera.

Get X-H1 or wait for X-H2. H1 sensor capability is not much different from this one anyway.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2018 at 15:18 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T3 Review (2479 comments in total)
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Hautedawg: Coming from someone who would get this camera if it had IBIS, I honestly don't get the "fun to shoot with" moniker these cameras get. What's so fun about turning a bunch of analog dials ?

Too similar to the "cameras have to be big to not be a "toy" argument. It's like a pat on the back for Fuji for not moving on from traditional operations.

I also don't get how Fuji never seems to be panned for their grip.

If you take a little time to get used with the traditional operations, it is actually much better than the standard PSAM. For me in particular, I can see/set the setting before I even turn the camera on.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2018 at 15:15 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T3 Review (2479 comments in total)

It is interesting to see that Fuji has grown from the shittiest video capable camera tothe best video camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2018 at 23:02 UTC as 212th comment
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