ukaskew37

Joined on Jan 17, 2018

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I'm not sure if it's because I'm using Fuji files but despite being on a 8th gen i7 with 16GB RAM it's pretty painful. Fine for individual images but terrible for workflow of anything more than a handful of shots.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2019 at 19:48 UTC as 12th comment

That screen and a joystick at this price point is rather impressive, lack of viewfinder aside this could be an interesting second body for existing Fuji X shooters.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2019 at 05:06 UTC as 40th comment
On article Fujifilm X-T3 Review (2480 comments in total)
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ukaskew37: It feels odd saying this considering Fuji are renowned for their glass, but as a prime shooter if anything it's the glass holding the system back more than the bodies now. In terms of fast glass two of the key focal lengths (the 35mm 1.4 and 56mm 1.2) are superb, but easily holding back the AF capabilities of the X-T2 onwards.

A refresh of fast core primes is arguably more important than improvements to bodies at this point, particularly if discussions on the huge Fuji X wedding groups are anything to go by.

Fuji have also noticeably slowed on X lens production since they launched their medium format system.

@ mainger

As a wedding shooter in the UK I'll take what I can get in terms of fast glass. The point, anyhow, is that the bodies are now significantly beyond that of some of the very popular glass in terms of AF speed. The system is mature enough that a refresh of those lenses would be welcomed by many.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 09:55 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T3 Review (2480 comments in total)

It feels odd saying this considering Fuji are renowned for their glass, but as a prime shooter if anything it's the glass holding the system back more than the bodies now. In terms of fast glass two of the key focal lengths (the 35mm 1.4 and 56mm 1.2) are superb, but easily holding back the AF capabilities of the X-T2 onwards.

A refresh of fast core primes is arguably more important than improvements to bodies at this point, particularly if discussions on the huge Fuji X wedding groups are anything to go by.

Fuji have also noticeably slowed on X lens production since they launched their medium format system.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 05:59 UTC as 534th comment | 8 replies

Can I ask what makes this an 'enthusiasts' camera? I appreciate that it doesn't really matter, but if there was somehow a list that a 'pro' camera had to fulfil I'm struggling to see how this wouldn't make the cut. For bonus points it's also a qualifying product with Fuji Professional Services.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 05:23 UTC as 80th comment | 2 replies
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GabrielZ: How hot has it got temperature wise in the UK anyway?

Topping out around 30 degrees, but the point is that it's basically not rained since May, so everything is incredibly dry.

I know we (the UK) get a lot of stick for struggling with hot weather, but pretty much everything here is built to keep heat in, and virtually no residential properties have aircon etc. I've spent the summer in Arizona when it's been a good 10 degrees warmer than we've ever had here in the UK, but it's still more comfortable than being in a UK home on a hot day.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2018 at 15:37 UTC

The equivalency thing is seriously getting out of hand.

a) Who decided 'full' frame was the holy grail and the basis of all comparisons? People make choices. Building a Fuji system isn't cheap so it's certainly not a cost issue. Maybe, just maybe, some (lots) of people are perfectly happy with an APS-C censor.

b) Why should somebody invested in Fuji have the slightest concern how this compares to something on a Nikon D500 or whatever?

c) People moan that these 'new' systems don't have the range and depth of Canikon, then moan when they start releasing niche glass to start filling out the range.

It's all an internet argument for an internet arguments sake. The vast majority of working pros, using Canon, Fuji or whatever, certainly aren't wasting time worrying about this stuff.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2018 at 22:14 UTC as 28th comment | 13 replies
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tkbslc: Why a 16mm 2.8?

Vlogging

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2018 at 07:04 UTC

33mm 1.0 has been top of the list for so many wedding photographers etc for a long time now, great that Fuji have listened and are bringing one out.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2018 at 05:47 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies

It won't solve the problem or, er, interesting file management on an iPad. Might be fine for small batches and one-offs but unless they have something very clever planned managing whole shoots on an iPad is an exercise in frustration.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2018 at 15:34 UTC as 31st comment
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jameszhan: Good job Tamron, for publicly acknowledging the issue. I just wish Sony would publicly at least discuss the eye-AF issues some users have experienced.

Particularly so as very few copies of this lens have made it to customers yet, so in the UK for example where almost nobody has received theirs yet it's just a simple click to cancel that pre-order.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2018 at 02:23 UTC
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chrisno: 4k 15fps is awesome

To get a shiny 4K logo on the box and in the specs, I guess. Also for the generic electronic stores when clueless people say 'is it 4K'.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 16:28 UTC
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chrisno: 4k 15fps is awesome

I think the complaints about the lack of decent 4K in certain cameras is disproportionate to the number of people it actually has an impact on.

I get the future proofing argument, but still not that many people are shooting or watching 4K content so I don't think it's nearly the deal breaker internet commentators would like to suggest.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 06:04 UTC

This would be quite stressful in the UK, you'd need a lot more than 30 days to guarantee enough sunset shots in different places for a start!

Link | Posted on May 3, 2018 at 21:35 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

Interesting, I swear I've seen urbex videos from the same location (with drones too!) where the explorers show their faces and even mention their names.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2018 at 20:16 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On article Why brand market share shouldn't matter to you (547 comments in total)
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ukaskew37: Market share goes hand in hand with:

- Availability and cost of used gear
- Support and accessories from third parties (lighting, lenses etc)
- Retail availability
- Professional support

So it can be a legitimate concern for consumers. The NX1 was/is a wonderful camera but I wouldn't recommend one purely because it's a lame duck commercially. Similarly, if somebody wants to build a system as cheaply as possible it's hard to look beyond Canon and the huge used market etc.

That kinda backs up the point though, doesn't it? A relatively small territory only (partially) being backed up by the one company...and that's Canon because their pro market share is so high, so it still just about makes financial sense for them to operate in those markets.

As a pro in New Zealand needing any kind of support looking at market share is arguably more critical than in big territories with various options.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2018 at 07:42 UTC
On article Why brand market share shouldn't matter to you (547 comments in total)

Market share goes hand in hand with:

- Availability and cost of used gear
- Support and accessories from third parties (lighting, lenses etc)
- Retail availability
- Professional support

So it can be a legitimate concern for consumers. The NX1 was/is a wonderful camera but I wouldn't recommend one purely because it's a lame duck commercially. Similarly, if somebody wants to build a system as cheaply as possible it's hard to look beyond Canon and the huge used market etc.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2018 at 19:31 UTC as 76th comment | 2 replies
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tangbunna: DG : crop sensor.
14-24mm ~ 21-36mm not kinda ultra-wide though.
should be 10-24mm f2 for a killer lens

Nope. This is a full frame lens, DC is the APS-C designation.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2018 at 23:06 UTC
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