El Chubasco

El Chubasco

Lives in United States Austin, TX, United States
Works as a Education
Joined on Jan 24, 2012

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moimoi: Personally I found their X100 line refreshing and from the X100 to X100F, massive improvements in responsiveness and usability have been made. The x100T and X100F being the best of the 4 by far.

On the other hand, I am not so sure about the mirrorless dSLR system. They get bigger and bigger as time.gpes and the size advantage is almost zero with their newest XH-1. In my opinion, not a great investment.

As for their stubborness to go with APS-C sensors, I do not get it. Sony has mirrorless FF, soon Canon then Nikon , and while Fuji had that advantage a few years ago, that time is over, and I found it has been a missed opportunity for Fuji to join the FF game.

The GFX 50s is a nice addition but the price range will prevent to hit many FF customers

If Fuji had balls, they would release a FF version of the X100F with a 35mm 1.8 lens. I would get one for sure. I think that would be uniqueness. Sony has one but ergonomics are dreadful, and responsivess is so so.

BlueBomber I disagree, it is physics. Larger sensor needs larger lenses, even if bodies are small(ish). And as far as body sizes go, the H1 is not larger than my XPro2 except for the grip. There is a big fuss about the H1 size that I believe is kind of exaggerated.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 04:15 UTC

If improving video is where Fujifilm is heading then they have long way to go. Catching up with Panasonic is perhaps where their challenge is. 6K at 60fps with the ability to extract images from video with the new G9 is very impressive. Also impressive is the G9 high-resolution mode creating fine 80MP images by sensor shifting.
I love my Fuji gear and it is because of the flavorful experience that Fuji cameras offer that I stick to this system. But technology-wise they have catching up to do....

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 04:03 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1468 comments in total)
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Tical: The point most of you here are missing is that Fuji buyers do not buy solely based on features and performances, we buy into a SYSTEM.

Consistent (and peculiar) colour rendition, direct controls, gorgeous lenses, cameras built like cameras and not like fridges or microwawe ovens... these are the things that matter for us, an most of us are not even faintly interested in what Sigma or Tamron have on offer or in sensor size. The only other company with a similar strategy I can think of (although with its own idiosyncrasies) is Leica (and Contax, back in the days).

Under this perspective this camera perfectly fills a hole in the system (particularly for those seriously into video, which I'm not); personally, should I buy a camera today that would be the X-Pro2, which I bought as soon as available.

Pixels peepers and "next-big-thing" buyers have plenty better options elsewhere: Fujifilm is clearly not meant for them.

I agree with you. And part of Fuji system are the wonderful instax share printers that are a total delight to have around.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 21:49 UTC
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Mike Davis: I'm glad they didn't cover the whole thing with glow-in-the-dark paint and call it die Leica M Monochrom (Typ 666) β€˜Poltergeist Edition.'

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ you made my day! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 21:04 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1255 comments in total)

Canon playing catchup but still behind...

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 04:32 UTC as 342nd comment | 2 replies
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El Chubasco: I keep waiting for Fuji to catch up with the competition and release a camera that can replace my Lumix LX100. Thought this one would make it but... nope, not this one.

@Clayton1985 I know, I am also waiting for the successor of the LX100, as you said it would benefit from all the additions you suggest, also if the put a new chip in it (the 20mp found in other M43 cameras), that just would make it a very compelling upgrade.
Now, if Fuji would follow the steps of the Canon G1X III placing an APS sensor in a very small WR body with a fixed zoom lens I think I would be very tempted to buy one. The Canon is very similar in size when compared with the LX100. Even if the lens of that hypothetical Fuji is not as fast as the one in the LX100, I would trade my LX100 for a 24MP APS Xtrans sensor in a heartbeat.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 22:31 UTC
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El Chubasco: I keep waiting for Fuji to catch up with the competition and release a camera that can replace my Lumix LX100. Thought this one would make it but... nope, not this one.

@keepokeepingon It is not that is missing something, it its that the X-A5 does not offer much advantage over the already 4 years-old LX100. The second offers 4K video at 30fps and also the ability to extract 4K shots from it. It offers a very bright f1.7-2.8 lens on a smaller body size with a very usable EVF. Of course, you could argue that the LX100 sensor is smaller, but I am more likely to get a better shot on dark environments with my LX100 at lower ISO, even depth of field might end up being very similar if compared when the slowish new 15-45mm.
I have a main camera (X-Pro2) but I use the LX100 for family outings, when its compact size is really an advantage, specially when trying to catch up with my very active toddler son. I love Fuji and I wish this new camera could fulfill those needs, but comparing to my LX100 I don't really gain much but the opposite, I would lose my small camera that offers external controls and superior 4K for one that is larger, no EVF, and lower 4K.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 22:26 UTC

I keep waiting for Fuji to catch up with the competition and release a camera that can replace my Lumix LX100. Thought this one would make it but... nope, not this one.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 05:59 UTC as 17th comment | 8 replies

A report on the battery's brand and type would be really helpful.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 20:11 UTC as 39th comment

It would be great to see some size comparisons with other compact APS sensor cameras such as Fuji XT-20 and Sony 6000s

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 18:19 UTC as 58th comment | 2 replies

Great addition to the Fujifilm system. Looking forward to grab one soon!

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 03:10 UTC as 21st comment
On article Hello Lightroom CC: Embracing the future (506 comments in total)
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ImBakinBacon: What are the major differences between Lightroom and Google/Apple Photos? I already pay for some more iCloud space for my phone photos but now I'm not sure if it's worth paying for two different cloud options. I need to play around with it some more but I assume Google and Apple Photos are severely handicapped compared to Lightroom right?

I'm really just a hobbyist and like touching up and cleaning up photos that I take but would like to have access to the complex editing tools to at least learn in the future...

@quiquae Apple photos has a straight forward start rating just as LR and the softwares do

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 04:01 UTC

I started to use Luminar this year and I really like it. It easy, intuitive and the user interface is really sleek. I look forward to see how they work DAM and integration with cloud services. I might just move all my images to Luminar.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 22:19 UTC as 33rd comment
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1632 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Have they officially announced there will be no new standalone version or is this just an assumption based on all the news about the subscription based versions (two of them now - LR CC and LR CC Classic)?

Yes. They have confirmed, no stand alone LR version anymore

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 00:58 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1632 comments in total)

On1 Raw does many things well and it is a LR alternative. The new version of Macphun Luminar will include DAM compatible with cloud backup and no subscription. I think Luminar will get more customers soon.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 00:57 UTC as 476th comment
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1632 comments in total)
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El Chubasco: Does anyone know if updating the mobile app in iPhone losses compatibility with Lightroom classic? I’m not switching to CC and in will keep working in Classic. Will I be able to see my synced previews in my iPad if I update the mobile app?

Yes, but will the new app in my phone work with LR Classic? Or is the Classic a desktop version only with no capabilities of syncing with the cloud using smart previews.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 00:54 UTC
On article Hello Lightroom CC: Embracing the future (506 comments in total)
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ImBakinBacon: What are the major differences between Lightroom and Google/Apple Photos? I already pay for some more iCloud space for my phone photos but now I'm not sure if it's worth paying for two different cloud options. I need to play around with it some more but I assume Google and Apple Photos are severely handicapped compared to Lightroom right?

I'm really just a hobbyist and like touching up and cleaning up photos that I take but would like to have access to the complex editing tools to at least learn in the future...

I’m on the same boat. In fact if you compare LR CC and Apple
Photos the second is more capable than LR. I might just switch completely to Apple which offers now a lot of editing posibilities.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 00:51 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1632 comments in total)

Does anyone know if updating the mobile app in iPhone losses compatibility with Lightroom classic? I’m not switching to CC and in will keep working in Classic. Will I be able to see my synced previews in my iPad if I update the mobile app?

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 00:40 UTC as 482nd comment | 2 replies
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El Chubasco: So in summary the new LR CC does exactly what Apple Photos has been doing for the last couple of years (actually Photos does more such as printing). The difference is that Apple charges $9 for 2 TB while adobe charges $20!

Yes it does, and you can edit in other softwares without need of plugins.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 20:24 UTC

So in summary the new LR CC does exactly what Apple Photos has been doing for the last couple of years (actually Photos does more such as printing). The difference is that Apple charges $9 for 2 TB while adobe charges $20!

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 18:50 UTC as 171st comment | 3 replies
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