dccberry

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On article Fujifilm announces $999 56mm F1.2 WR R lens for X-mount (114 comments in total)
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BrentSchumer: $1K for an 84mm F1.8 equivalent? Ehh...I'm spoiled by the Sony 85mm F1.8 and Sigma 85mm F1.4.

I feel like the sweet spot on APSC is the affordable Sigma 56mm F1.4, which is great for the price.

The Sigma would be great even if it were more expensive. Same with their 16 f/1.4

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2022 at 21:27 UTC
On article Fujifilm announces $999 56mm F1.2 WR R lens for X-mount (114 comments in total)
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Nicolas Det: Looks nice and attractive but any investment in Fujif's gear is on hold until they release a true successor of the X-T3 aka an advanced still camera.

They make several great still cameras. If you don't want to shoot video, don't. It does not detract from the rest of the camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2022 at 23:21 UTC
On article Fujifilm announces $999 56mm F1.2 WR R lens for X-mount (114 comments in total)

I am super happy with the Sigma 56. I can live without the aperture dial and the image quality is stellar. The new Fuji 23 f/1.4 is my favorite go-to lens for editorial stuff, but the Sigma 16 and 56 round out the kit for me.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2022 at 23:19 UTC as 10th comment
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Foskito: Even with shallow DoF, no 3D pop.

It has plenty of bite and sharpness. 3D "pop" is a subjective myth.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2022 at 23:01 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H2S review (891 comments in total)
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FuzzyDice: So, according to DPReview, this is the highest rating they’ve ever given a Fuji Mirrorless camera. I agree with their conclusion, it is a beast of a camera.

X-H2s leaves the X-T4 in the dust for low-light focus acquisition and accuracy, and I defy anyone but the most hardcore pixel peepers to notice any difference in image quality. It is super clean at ISO 3200, with plenty of dynamic range.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2022 at 19:27 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H2S review (891 comments in total)
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Calretas: You know, it's a very good camera, but you pay for it. I wouldn't go with it, unless I was a more dedicated videographer. Other than that, for stills, it's good, but you pay a lot for it.
What I mean is, a lot of value for a lot of money. If we only analise specs, than sure. But if go for bang for buck, I don't know... Me, I would prefer to go full frame for that price, but I'm more for stills.

I fell in love with the camera after a three-day rental, and bought one yesterday. I am not going to be using it for high-speed bursts or video at all. I do a lot of low-light stage work and other editorial gigs, and the X-H2s just felt more sure-footed in those conditions when I was testing it. It mated well with the Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8E via the Fringer, and was a beast for photographing musicians in low--light situations. It definitely works better with the Fringer than the X-T4 due to the beefier processor. I use it with short low-speed bursts (7 frames per second) tracking dancers on a stage, and that was more than quick enough for that situation. So, for me, the speed of the camera can be put to good use in everyday assignments other than "spray and pray".

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2022 at 19:22 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H2S review (891 comments in total)
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Snoddas: Apparently this is an excellent camera for action/sport/wildlife. But not a single fast super-telephoto lens in the lineup? Wtfuji...

The long Nikkor lenses adapt really nicely with the Fringer. I used the 70-200 f/2.8 E recently and it was a great combo.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2022 at 21:34 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H2S review (891 comments in total)
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brownie314: Admittedly - this camera is in very few hands so far. But if initial impressions hold true - this will be a flop. Fuji had literally ONE thing to do - catch up to everyone else in AF. It seems they didn't do that.

It blows my Nikon D850 away in real world use. If you have not actually used it, you are just needlessly speculating.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2022 at 20:09 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H2S review (891 comments in total)
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King of Song: To be honest, I don't like it very much.
1. it looks boxy, unimaginative and utilitarian.
2. the base ISO is 160, too high for me
3. still only 26 MP, no improvement since the 2018 XT-3
4. you need to select bird, animal, vehicle etc. by the time to do that the bird is long gone.
5. seems all efforts were to make it shoot fast, and not much to improve IQ.

IQ doesn't really need to be improved, and unless you are print to 30x40, 26Mp is more than enough. Boxy style actually fits nicely in the hands, so not an issue for me.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2022 at 19:56 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H2S review (891 comments in total)
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brownie314: Now that everyone is doing good mirrorless - Fuji seems....I don't know....less unique than they used to be. If you want the DX sensor - other mounts do it just as well - and bear Fuji to the really great AF systems.

There is no other DX sensor camera that comes close to this in terms of overall capability. Autofocus rocks on this body.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2022 at 19:51 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H2S review (891 comments in total)
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Leicalika: "AF system needs a fair degree of fine tuning" is not even acceptable in a camera at half it's price.

It is not a camera for amateurs.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2022 at 19:47 UTC
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TonyPM: The only way Fujifilm can be seen as a good alternative to other brands is to make good enough cheap lenses for the X Mount. The xc 35 1.4 is an example. If they can make them cheap and weather sealed, then they would sell like hotcakes.

I use Fuji professionally, and I could have gone with any brand I wanted. Definitely more than a cheap option for photographers who appreciate them.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2022 at 20:45 UTC

I just received the 56 f/1.4, and it is beautiful. Tack sharp, and paired with the X-T4, does not seem "clinical" at all. The lack of an aperture ring is not a deal-breaker, as much as I like them on the Fuji lenses. This is a keeper.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2022 at 23:13 UTC as 2nd comment
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BrentSchumer: I'm not a mac user, but this design really shows the payoff of their mobile chip strategy. A ton of power in a little package.

The cons here are really stretching: people buying "pro" computers don't want bundled peripherals.

The biggest downside is how much Apple gouges you for SSD and RAM upgrades: $200 for 512GB; $400 for another 1TB, and $400 to add 16GB of memory. When a fast 2TB NVME is $200 total and 32GB of fast DDR5 is $400.

Most logic boards have user-accessible RAM slots. The only reason to solder memory would be because of size constraints. I am guessing that this is the case with this computer,

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2022 at 20:01 UTC
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BrentSchumer: I'm not a mac user, but this design really shows the payoff of their mobile chip strategy. A ton of power in a little package.

The cons here are really stretching: people buying "pro" computers don't want bundled peripherals.

The biggest downside is how much Apple gouges you for SSD and RAM upgrades: $200 for 512GB; $400 for another 1TB, and $400 to add 16GB of memory. When a fast 2TB NVME is $200 total and 32GB of fast DDR5 is $400.

That is sarcasm I hope...Unless the parts are hardwired to the logic board, it should be pretty easy to add memory or a hard drive.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2022 at 18:10 UTC
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Silken: What's Cosina? Oh, like Richemont announces the new rose gold Tank, or Volkswagen the 911 Turbo?

Cosina has been making good lenses since the 80's , including the Zeiss branded lenses for Nikon and Canon, among others.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2022 at 18:46 UTC
On article Leica M11 initial review (807 comments in total)
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LAOGUN: If you have money to burn, go for it. Everyone carrying DLR or bulky mirrorless camera are strange for me.

I won't be buying one. I am basing my comment on using numerous M film cameras over the years. Maybe there is an issue with this specific model, but in general, their rangefinder system is very accurate.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2022 at 23:53 UTC
On article Leica M11 initial review (807 comments in total)
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LAOGUN: If you have money to burn, go for it. Everyone carrying DLR or bulky mirrorless camera are strange for me.

I bet its rangefinder is more than accurate enough for the sensor.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2022 at 20:26 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R LM WR review (78 comments in total)
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ecka84: Insanely overpriced. The better FF alternatives are much cheaper.

Thanks for sharing your opinion, and enjoy your hobby.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2022 at 17:55 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R LM WR review (78 comments in total)
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ecka84: Insanely overpriced. The better FF alternatives are much cheaper.

I don't actually care what the maximum aperture is. I'm just talking about optical / image quality, and focus accuracy, which is way better than the Sigma, for instance.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2022 at 19:35 UTC
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