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rrrremus: I assume shooting wide open you would need to manually focus every time

The only 2 nikon's capable of having enough focus accuracy are the D5 and D500.
With the contrast/phase detect calibration thingy.

in other words it's tough. and no it doesn't just work.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 18:58 UTC
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rrrremus: I assume shooting wide open you would need to manually focus every time

in live view and punch in 6x magnification.

And no focus peaking on Nikon bodies too.

Using it wide open will prove challenging.

That said it might be rewardinc.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 06:11 UTC
On article Leica improves Q functionality with firmware 2.0 (30 comments in total)

Leica copying fuji.

Ow man the irony

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 20:37 UTC as 13th comment | 6 replies
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (415 comments in total)
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iGio: Nobody must buy Canon ever. They make worse cameras then predecessors every year.

Gary great summarization but still an understatement.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 20:24 UTC
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (267 comments in total)
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Azathothh: Too expensive for such a small sensor camera.

Why is it too expensive?
It has some stuff missing that it's competitors do have
EVF for instance(Rx100 mk3-4 Panasonic LX100 TZ100)
And 4k in 3 of those forementioned options.

But it does have it's own advantages too. And now finally they solved the atrocious performance issues of the original.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 16:24 UTC
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (267 comments in total)
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polarbear1010: The spec sheet says minimum shutter speed is 15 seconds, but this is incorrect. I checked on mine (g7x Mark ii) and it can go to 30 seconds in shutter speed priority, and bulb mode in manual (up to 256 seconds).

And to avoid hand shake with bulb, you can either use the touch screen (where you tap to start and stop, but don't have to hold anything down) or use wifi and the canon app to hold down the shutter with your smart phone. Haven't had a chance to try out long exposures yet, but it seems like a really nice camera for that

ISO range of 125-3200 is more then enough for the typical use scenario's of these slow shutterspeeds.

good info polarbear

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 16:12 UTC
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (267 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Samples look really good. Probably better than any 4/3 or APS-C ILC with kit lens can do.

nothing you can get a fuji Xe-2s with that brilliant lens at similar proce points

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 06:15 UTC
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (267 comments in total)
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ttran88: Why does the title have to be so second rated? What was wrong with the original G7X?

It was too god damn slow.
This one on the other hand pretty solid.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 20:38 UTC
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Tungsten Nordstein: ''Our goal is to satisfy everyone"

a recipe for satisfying nobody very well.

Best to give specifics on what compact/m43.

Panasonic had that touch swipe af feature before my G3 now Nikon is getting credit for it with the D5500 while that exact same brilliant execution has been used since ages.

Then they were always highly customizable. Which is definitely required when installing many features.

Anything can be pinned to the very convenient quick menu
Which can be operated by touch d-pad or control dial.

The UI is consistent throughout which is a sign of proper design.

I have my own reservations with panasonic. Since they haven't solved the Shuttershock issue apart from the Gx80 + sensor performance is nothing to write home about.

Yes the Gm series are fidly but then which camera that size isn't?

useability in both stills and video as a hybrid is simply second to none.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 21:00 UTC
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arqomx: i wish fuji put bigger sensor on X30 body.. 1 inch will do just fine..

Agreed with Mike
Too much competition now.

Maybe they should focus more on the fixed focal length compacts instead
Just the Ricoh GR to deal with there

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 16:31 UTC
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mosc: I think a EVF mirrorless x-trans version of that Sony 50mp MF (lite) sensor is possible. It certainly wouldn't conflict with their APS-C business any, which they have a lot of lens development already invested in. I don't know if they'd make a leaf shutter version to go after Hasselblad but if they could make a body for ~$4k and 30/45/65mm f2.8 pimes <$2k they would probably entice a lot of FF shooters to dabble. That's not far from A7 money.

Pentax 645z Shows us that 4k body only with that sensor is close to impossible.
It's still 7 grand.

Unfortunately silicon get's exponentially more expensive when increasing size.
3 reasons

1 larger sensors mean less sensors out of each wafer
2 more waste material since wafers are round and sensors are rectangular
3 larger area means much higher chances on defects which mean significantly reduced yields.

I doubt this move would make financial sense for Fuji.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 16:28 UTC
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Tungsten Nordstein: ''Our goal is to satisfy everyone"

a recipe for satisfying nobody very well.

True it's indeed a balancing act.
But that's what has me so impressed with this XT-2

It has an apsc sensor but really well optimized lenses to get the most out of it
It can do 11 fps with a grip and have amazing battery life when using 3 batteries.

You want it to be relatively small just detach the grip and mount a small lens.

No camera can be perfect inherently impossible.
But this one sure is VERY impressive.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 16:15 UTC
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Tungsten Nordstein: ''Our goal is to satisfy everyone"

a recipe for satisfying nobody very well.

Not really, that is more of a UI problem.

For instance Panasonics are loaded with features and very easy to use.

Sony is loaded and a complete UI mess. They get away with it due to in some cases unrivalled performance/ value

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 11:16 UTC

Agreed richard, I think that's also the reason why the Xe-2S was released.

Which is basically an Xe-2 with the rather substantial FW 4.0 update. Which given how good the xe-2 is with that update should be enough to fill that price point till production yields improve on their latest tech.

They are just stalling releases of the XT-20 and Xe-3 which allows them to reap larger margins on the more expensive camera's.

May take till next year. Which to be honest is just business.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 20:55 UTC as 15th comment
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BostonC: XT2's 4k quality is top notch, a quantum leap by Fuji. It puts pressure on Panny and Oly. Pls add XT2 into the video comparison tool even with the early FW, so we can see how good it really is.

True that,

their latest processing and sensor tech really does make Fujifilm extremely competitive.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 20:49 UTC
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Blumfeld: Would be nice to see more panning... rolling shutter etc....

There is no efficient way to deal with rolling shutter in post unfortunately.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 20:46 UTC
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Arizona Sunset: Looks a lot cleaner than before. That jersey would have danced with moire in the past. How are they downsampling? What algorithm? You can see the jittery artifacts at higher ISO, but it looks strong at lower ISO ranges. The OIS leaves a lot to be desired, too.

Yikes didn't mean to cause. confusion.
i meant 1.7x crop compared to Fullframe.

Which isn't a huge deal to be honest.
Then their rather excellent 10-24mm is still a 17mm equiv.
Which is still pretty darn wide.

Then there is a sigma 8-16mm UW which can be used with an adapter. It's not as much of a hindrance as the far more substantial crop of the D500

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 20:44 UTC
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Arizona Sunset: Looks a lot cleaner than before. That jersey would have danced with moire in the past. How are they downsampling? What algorithm? You can see the jittery artifacts at higher ISO, but it looks strong at lower ISO ranges. The OIS leaves a lot to be desired, too.

1.7x crop full readout and downsampling to 4k. Basically the proper way.

Unfortunately no F log internally (pls fuji FW update)
And some useability issues.

No touch swivel screen like the GH4 grip required for headphone jack and half decent record times.

That said this is a quantum leap forward from my Xe-2 no doubt about that.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 16:59 UTC
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BostonC: XT2's 4k quality is top notch, a quantum leap by Fuji. It puts pressure on Panny and Oly. Pls add XT2 into the video comparison tool even with the early FW, so we can see how good it really is.

Pani and sony
Olympus video is nothing worth mentioning.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 15:56 UTC
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Edmond Leung: Fujifilm = BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE!

Did you remember the flaw design of your Fujifilm XF1??
You know all the XF1 has the "lens control error" but why didn't you recall all your XF1??

See how bad is your service...

http://davidhembrow.blogspot.hk/2015/06/fujifilm-xf-1-camera-review.html

http://improvephotography.com/34989/how-to-fix-a-lens-control-error-on-fuji-cameras/

http://www.fujixseries.com/forums/topic/4193-lens-control-error/

i know the XF-1
Actually bought one for my mother for 200 euro.

she never had something better for her needs.
Plus it looks like a fashion accessory.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 11:22 UTC
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