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On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (358 comments in total)

I'm just waiting for the X-E3. Might be a long wait, though.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 07:43 UTC as 7th comment
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (358 comments in total)
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Aleph Naught: The X-Pro2 does not have the Fujifilm brand or the camera model emblazoned on the front of the camera, making it less obtrusive for street photography. Compare the two cameras in the side-by-side image, #1 in the slide show.

@chriswilliams It does. Somehow it makes the camera much more noticeable. It's white lettering on a black background after all. But yeah, gaffer tape works fine too, as someone else suggested.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 07:42 UTC

The day Apple implements this will be the day I abandon ship forever.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 07:18 UTC as 2nd comment

That's a lot of rather expensive cards to end support of. Bad move.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 07:55 UTC as 1st comment
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1230 comments in total)
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locke_fc: Looking pretty good on too many fronts for me to ignore it, even if I prefer the rangefinder-like position of the EVF on the left side.

But an upgrade to my good old XE-1 is now long overdue.

Lol, sounds like there's a bunch of us waiting for an XE-3. Is it coming at all, Fuji?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 15:51 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1230 comments in total)
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Ayoh: How do they justify a $600 price premium over a Sony a6300 when they essentially have the same specs?

@ Nobby2016
Who said anything about not being able to shoot with one what you can shoot with the other? Learn to read.

I said each gives you a different shooting experience and results right off the bat, and I stand by it unless you can show me how you get the Fuji colors and rendering with a Sony file that hasn't been post-processed. Or vice-versa, although personally I don't find there's anything special about Sony colors.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 09:52 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1230 comments in total)
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Ayoh: How do they justify a $600 price premium over a Sony a6300 when they essentially have the same specs?

Not at all like handbags, which are all (or mainly) about external appearance. Fuji and Sony cameras give you different shooting experiences and results right off the bat.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 08:16 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1230 comments in total)
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Henry McA: Raw files look very soft, even at base iso, compared Nikon D7200 or even some mft cameras.

Well, you wrote "very soft", and I only see some shots that might benefit from a little more sharpening, but I don't see how that's a problem nowadays.

As for the X-Pro2, I haven't been following it and wasn't aware that lack of sharpness was being discussed, I'll look around.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 08:13 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1230 comments in total)
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Henry McA: Raw files look very soft, even at base iso, compared Nikon D7200 or even some mft cameras.

I dont' see that much softness in those samples, but it's still from a pre-production unit anyway.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 07:56 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1230 comments in total)

Looking pretty good on too many fronts for me to ignore it, even if I prefer the rangefinder-like position of the EVF on the left side.

But an upgrade to my good old XE-1 is now long overdue.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 07:52 UTC as 181st comment | 3 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2616 comments in total)
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locke_fc: "Single point AF, which we expect DSLRs to excel at, proved to be highly inconsistent and failed about half of the time, while subject tracking proved to be even more problematic..."

Ouch.
I swear, AF will be Pentax's undoing. Dubious AF has been dragging down most of their major releases since at least the K5. Fix it already, Pentax!!!

On second thoughts, and based on users' experience, it's hard to believe the claim that AF-S fails about half the time. Must have been a faulty lens, camera, or combination of both.

@fatdeeman It doesn't matter that you don't understand the confusion.
The reactions of many readers make it crystal clear that that particular sentence was poorly written and thus open to different interpretations. In fact, it was amended following the reactions.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 18:04 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2616 comments in total)
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Alphoid: @rishi Look at the number of comments in this thread where people misunderstood what you wrote about AF-S vs. single point in the conclusion. People are clearly misunderstanding your writing. That's an indicator of bad writing, not bad users. I understand what you wrote is /technically/ correct. I just read it myself. Without the context of the autofocus page, it sounds like autofocus on the Pentax is broken, not just broken for sports shots. I'd consider scrapping it, and writing what works well and what doesn't (rather than just about what doesn't).

You should at least mention it works well in AF-S. You should also consider, in the conclusion, writing out AF-C. Many of your readers won't know that means continuous autofocus.

People misunderstood because it was not written correctly, but somehow, we were all wrong, and we are told off because we didn't read the AF section.

How about writing conclusions in clear terms that don't conflict, or seem to conflict, with the relevant sections of the review?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 10:04 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2616 comments in total)
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dnscott645: I have shot over 11,000 shots with the K-1, mostly concert photography. I have used the camera only in the AF-S mode with a 95% keeper rate. I suppose the reason DPR did not do as well with it, is that they are not as familiar with the subtle differences in the operation of the Pentax system as opposed to the Nikon or Canon systems. The focus indicators come on when you press the shutter half-way; at that point you can fire the camera pressing the shutter the rest of the way, or lift up and refocus. You can also hold the focus keeping the shutter half-way, move the camera to recompose, then press further for the exposer.
The 25,000 ISO is incredible. A friend of mine was quite impressed with results of a photo I sent to him from the K-1 at 25,000 ISO: he said the results from his Canon 5D-mark III at 25,000 ISO was mush and not usable. We have the same rate of keepers with our autofocus systems.

The terminology used is either unconsistent or not clearly explained, if by single point AF the review refers to a tracking mode. In fact, this sentence in the conclusions seems to consider "single point AF" as different to "tracking":

"Single point AF-C, which we expect DSLRs to excel at, proved to be highly inconsistent and failed about half of the time, while subject tracking proved to be even more problematic.."

Oh, OK, I see now that "AF-C" has been added after "single point". That makes some more sense, but the "while" clause right after that still sounds like the first clause is not referring to an AF tracking mode.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 09:50 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2616 comments in total)
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locke_fc: "Single point AF, which we expect DSLRs to excel at, proved to be highly inconsistent and failed about half of the time, while subject tracking proved to be even more problematic..."

Ouch.
I swear, AF will be Pentax's undoing. Dubious AF has been dragging down most of their major releases since at least the K5. Fix it already, Pentax!!!

On second thoughts, and based on users' experience, it's hard to believe the claim that AF-S fails about half the time. Must have been a faulty lens, camera, or combination of both.

Agreed.
Forget about tracking, ANY camera with an AF-S that fails "about half the time" would have made huge waves among irate users in the forums by now.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 08:08 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2616 comments in total)
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Rosember: As a Pentax shooter now for 8+ years (K20D, K-3) I have to admit to be disappointed by the continuous (!) AF conclusion - but I think the testing is fair and the results seem to be more or less in line with what I get/got from my own Pentax cameras. - I have shot sequences, e.g. of my dog running to me and I have got better results than dpreview. Sometimes. And worse. Sometimes.
That said please note:
- Continuous AF is not the only AF mode you will ever use.
- Pentax has never claimed to produce fast action cameras.
- I usually am very satisfied with the AF performance of my K-3 (as I am not an action shooter).
- I love my Pentax cams for their unsurpassed ergonomics, great features, robust nature, and price point.
- The K-1 probably perfectly fits in this scheme with many features clearly improved over my slowly aging K-3. I think I would love, no: LOVE a K-1 could I afford it. But I would still be let down by the continuous AF (and very disappointed by its video capabilities).

My first reaction was to believe it, but on second thoughts, as I commented above, I just find that impossible to believe.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 08:06 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2616 comments in total)
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rgump12: i believe on your home page you said something like ... "Saying that this camera is one of the most anticipated cameras of all time is an understatement".
I can't imagine that this pentax is even on the top 100 list of anticipated cameras.
This camera never even crossed my mind, and I live and breathe photography (for good and/or bad)

If you have a personal list of 100 anticipated cameras and the K-1 wasn't on it, I'd very much like to see that list.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 07:42 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2616 comments in total)
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Rosember: As a Pentax shooter now for 8+ years (K20D, K-3) I have to admit to be disappointed by the continuous (!) AF conclusion - but I think the testing is fair and the results seem to be more or less in line with what I get/got from my own Pentax cameras. - I have shot sequences, e.g. of my dog running to me and I have got better results than dpreview. Sometimes. And worse. Sometimes.
That said please note:
- Continuous AF is not the only AF mode you will ever use.
- Pentax has never claimed to produce fast action cameras.
- I usually am very satisfied with the AF performance of my K-3 (as I am not an action shooter).
- I love my Pentax cams for their unsurpassed ergonomics, great features, robust nature, and price point.
- The K-1 probably perfectly fits in this scheme with many features clearly improved over my slowly aging K-3. I think I would love, no: LOVE a K-1 could I afford it. But I would still be let down by the continuous AF (and very disappointed by its video capabilities).

The problem is DPR claim even single point AF fails "about half the time". If true, that's a huge downer.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 07:38 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2616 comments in total)

"Single point AF, which we expect DSLRs to excel at, proved to be highly inconsistent and failed about half of the time, while subject tracking proved to be even more problematic..."

Ouch.
I swear, AF will be Pentax's undoing. Dubious AF has been dragging down most of their major releases since at least the K5. Fix it already, Pentax!!!

On second thoughts, and based on users' experience, it's hard to believe the claim that AF-S fails about half the time. Must have been a faulty lens, camera, or combination of both.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 07:37 UTC as 302nd comment | 13 replies
On article Pentax K-1 real-world sample gallery (143 comments in total)
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locke_fc: Ok, absolutely serious question. What exactly is everyone raving about with this gallery?

They're nice images, but there's nothing particularly exciting or unique about the image quality, at least to me.
The low-light stuff is just ok, and pixel-shift seems to resolve detail slightly better in some images, but it's not spectacular, and seems to come at the price of reduced contrast, as far as I can tell.

As for the rest, pretty standard IQ for a FF camera. I mean, I've seen more impressive IQ shot with a K-3 or even a K-5. And before anybody says it, yes, I shoot both APS-C and FF and am aware of the differences. So, am I missing something??

Again, not trolling or trying to be a contrarian. I'm genuinely interested in what is so special about the image quality here.

Fair enough, that's what I thought. I just wanted to make sure my eyes had not let me down!

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 08:22 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 real-world sample gallery (143 comments in total)
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locke_fc: Ok, absolutely serious question. What exactly is everyone raving about with this gallery?

They're nice images, but there's nothing particularly exciting or unique about the image quality, at least to me.
The low-light stuff is just ok, and pixel-shift seems to resolve detail slightly better in some images, but it's not spectacular, and seems to come at the price of reduced contrast, as far as I can tell.

As for the rest, pretty standard IQ for a FF camera. I mean, I've seen more impressive IQ shot with a K-3 or even a K-5. And before anybody says it, yes, I shoot both APS-C and FF and am aware of the differences. So, am I missing something??

Again, not trolling or trying to be a contrarian. I'm genuinely interested in what is so special about the image quality here.

Yes, I think I've seen a bunch of images in the forum that illustrate the capabilities of this camera.
But I'm still puzzled at the comments regarding this particular gallery.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 11:09 UTC
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