tlinn

tlinn

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tlinn: Fuji has made significant improvements to the shooting experience with this body. I hate the size increase but love just about everything else as it relates to stills shooting. As a video camera, this attempt still limps. Limited recording time, the need for a battery grip, and lack of 10 bit recording completely eliminate it for my uses which require keying and shooting segments of up to an hour in length.

If FujiRumors is correct—and 90+% of the time Patrick is—an X-T3 with a new sensor and new processor is 8 months away. If Fuji needed a more powerful processor to offer a competitive feature set (e.g., zebras, etc), why wouldn't it wait to introduce this product? Fuji could've included the new sensor and processor and refined the feature set. Instead, buyers are stuck with old tech. How long will X-H1 buyers have to wait to get stuff that will be available in the X-T3 later in the year? Perhaps Fuji is trying to beat a Canon or NIkon mirrorless body to market.

@entoman I can't disagree with anything you said. I prefer smaller and lighter as well. My statement is based on the fact that the X-H1 has IBIS, significantly improved AF, and other features (like the dual axis level) which I would find useful every time I picked up the camera. I just spent a month shooting in India and my X-T2 struggled with focusing on backlit subjects and subjects with fine textures so the AF improvements particularly appeal to me. If the X-T2 can be updated to provide comparable capabilities then—for me at least—it comes down to the trade off of size vs IBIS.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 20:32 UTC
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tlinn: Fuji has made significant improvements to the shooting experience with this body. I hate the size increase but love just about everything else as it relates to stills shooting. As a video camera, this attempt still limps. Limited recording time, the need for a battery grip, and lack of 10 bit recording completely eliminate it for my uses which require keying and shooting segments of up to an hour in length.

If FujiRumors is correct—and 90+% of the time Patrick is—an X-T3 with a new sensor and new processor is 8 months away. If Fuji needed a more powerful processor to offer a competitive feature set (e.g., zebras, etc), why wouldn't it wait to introduce this product? Fuji could've included the new sensor and processor and refined the feature set. Instead, buyers are stuck with old tech. How long will X-H1 buyers have to wait to get stuff that will be available in the X-T3 later in the year? Perhaps Fuji is trying to beat a Canon or NIkon mirrorless body to market.

@uMad Where you stand on this depends on your individual needs. As I mentioned, the lack of 10 bit video is a deal killer for me. In its present form it does me no good. But I understand your point.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 20:21 UTC
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tlinn: Fuji has made significant improvements to the shooting experience with this body. I hate the size increase but love just about everything else as it relates to stills shooting. As a video camera, this attempt still limps. Limited recording time, the need for a battery grip, and lack of 10 bit recording completely eliminate it for my uses which require keying and shooting segments of up to an hour in length.

If FujiRumors is correct—and 90+% of the time Patrick is—an X-T3 with a new sensor and new processor is 8 months away. If Fuji needed a more powerful processor to offer a competitive feature set (e.g., zebras, etc), why wouldn't it wait to introduce this product? Fuji could've included the new sensor and processor and refined the feature set. Instead, buyers are stuck with old tech. How long will X-H1 buyers have to wait to get stuff that will be available in the X-T3 later in the year? Perhaps Fuji is trying to beat a Canon or NIkon mirrorless body to market.

@David Sounds like Fuji's system is a good fit for you. It is for me as well when it comes to stills. When it comes to video work, I'm using Panasonic or Sony because Fuji doesn't have an option that works. Life would be so much simpler if it did.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 20:08 UTC
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tlinn: Fuji has made significant improvements to the shooting experience with this body. I hate the size increase but love just about everything else as it relates to stills shooting. As a video camera, this attempt still limps. Limited recording time, the need for a battery grip, and lack of 10 bit recording completely eliminate it for my uses which require keying and shooting segments of up to an hour in length.

If FujiRumors is correct—and 90+% of the time Patrick is—an X-T3 with a new sensor and new processor is 8 months away. If Fuji needed a more powerful processor to offer a competitive feature set (e.g., zebras, etc), why wouldn't it wait to introduce this product? Fuji could've included the new sensor and processor and refined the feature set. Instead, buyers are stuck with old tech. How long will X-H1 buyers have to wait to get stuff that will be available in the X-T3 later in the year? Perhaps Fuji is trying to beat a Canon or NIkon mirrorless body to market.

@uMad I mentioned zebras because this interview mentions zebras. But elsewhere Fuji has used lack of processor power as the excuse for the exclusion of a 10 bit video option (along with other missing features). 10 bit video isn't ubiquitous like zebras are becoming but if you're keying it can make a big difference. If there really is a new processor just around the corner, waiting a few months could potentially have resulted in a body that was closer to class-leading in terms of its video capabilities. Of course, I'm speculating. And if a new processor isn't around the corner then there would be no reason to wait. Time will tell—though FujiRumors will likely tell first.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 20:05 UTC
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tlinn: Fuji has made significant improvements to the shooting experience with this body. I hate the size increase but love just about everything else as it relates to stills shooting. As a video camera, this attempt still limps. Limited recording time, the need for a battery grip, and lack of 10 bit recording completely eliminate it for my uses which require keying and shooting segments of up to an hour in length.

If FujiRumors is correct—and 90+% of the time Patrick is—an X-T3 with a new sensor and new processor is 8 months away. If Fuji needed a more powerful processor to offer a competitive feature set (e.g., zebras, etc), why wouldn't it wait to introduce this product? Fuji could've included the new sensor and processor and refined the feature set. Instead, buyers are stuck with old tech. How long will X-H1 buyers have to wait to get stuff that will be available in the X-T3 later in the year? Perhaps Fuji is trying to beat a Canon or NIkon mirrorless body to market.

@entoman I would argue that, assuming there is no IQ penalty for IBIS, the X-H1 is a much better fit in the "great for stills" category than "great for video". I say that understanding that there isn't a better video option in Fujifilm's lineup.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 19:57 UTC
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tlinn: Fuji has made significant improvements to the shooting experience with this body. I hate the size increase but love just about everything else as it relates to stills shooting. As a video camera, this attempt still limps. Limited recording time, the need for a battery grip, and lack of 10 bit recording completely eliminate it for my uses which require keying and shooting segments of up to an hour in length.

If FujiRumors is correct—and 90+% of the time Patrick is—an X-T3 with a new sensor and new processor is 8 months away. If Fuji needed a more powerful processor to offer a competitive feature set (e.g., zebras, etc), why wouldn't it wait to introduce this product? Fuji could've included the new sensor and processor and refined the feature set. Instead, buyers are stuck with old tech. How long will X-H1 buyers have to wait to get stuff that will be available in the X-T3 later in the year? Perhaps Fuji is trying to beat a Canon or NIkon mirrorless body to market.

David, it looks like we agree that the X-H1 is a nice stills camera but not competitive with the best video-oriented MILC bodies. That said, and speaking as the owner of most of Fuji's line of XF lenses, I disagree with the implication that Fujinon lenses are somehow smaller than their FFE counterparts. That is true of shorter focal length primes. But as focal length increases and as you get into the red badge zooms, for example, they are not significantly (if at all) smaller or lighter than their FFE counterparts.

As for the release date of an X-H2, Fuji has never updated one of their upper end bodies in less than two years. If they hold to this pattern, X-H users will wait at least a year and a half longer than X-T3 users to get fundamental upgrades to sensor and processor. You can dismiss this if you want but it is Fujifilm itself that blames the existing processor for its failure to include features commonly available on other brands (zebra, etc).

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 23:21 UTC

Fuji has made significant improvements to the shooting experience with this body. I hate the size increase but love just about everything else as it relates to stills shooting. As a video camera, this attempt still limps. Limited recording time, the need for a battery grip, and lack of 10 bit recording completely eliminate it for my uses which require keying and shooting segments of up to an hour in length.

If FujiRumors is correct—and 90+% of the time Patrick is—an X-T3 with a new sensor and new processor is 8 months away. If Fuji needed a more powerful processor to offer a competitive feature set (e.g., zebras, etc), why wouldn't it wait to introduce this product? Fuji could've included the new sensor and processor and refined the feature set. Instead, buyers are stuck with old tech. How long will X-H1 buyers have to wait to get stuff that will be available in the X-T3 later in the year? Perhaps Fuji is trying to beat a Canon or NIkon mirrorless body to market.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 21:15 UTC as 7th comment | 26 replies
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RubberDials: Fuji has obviously done market research amongst DSLR users and asked them what would make them switch to Fuji and the answer appears to be a mirrorless camera inside the body of a DSLR.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out with existing Fuji users and whether it polarises the user base. I don't think many Fuji users will appreciate the exposure comp. dial being replaced by an LCD panel for example.

The camera is also now heavier and larger than an A7rIII, which is full frame. In fact it's not far off the size of the Leica SL, which attracted ridicule when it first appeared, admittedly with larger FF lenses.

I think there's a trick to utilising market research, as Henry Ford is supposed to have said: 'If I'd asked people what they wanted they would have said a faster horse."

Great Henry Ford quote. I'd never read that one.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 20:33 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1: What you need to know (226 comments in total)
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DDWD10: This is the first Fujifilm MILC with a decent handgrip. I think that alone will cause some fence sitters to come aboard. Plus, it's pretty much a requirement for the upcoming 200mm f/2!

This is the type of grip that should have been included on the X-T2. In fact, I really hope the upcoming X-T3 is a shrunken version of the X-H1 minus IBIS.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 20:00 UTC
On article Apple iPhone X review (379 comments in total)
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Morris Trichon: The iPhone X is too expensive and requires a whole new method of using an iPhone Sales have not met Apple exceptions due to price and probably having to learn a new way to use it which can be challenging. I will probably go to the 8 as my battery in the 6 is dying. I am in the Apple system so I will probably stay there. At my age ( I am a boomer) I want something that I know like Lightroom 6. For those of you that have spent the money for the X all the best for its photographic superiority but my phone and my camera are still different devices.

Having moved from a 6 Plus to an X I can say that I much prefer the gesture approach vs using an actual home button. And the smaller size for a similar screen area has been awesome. YMMV

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 23:23 UTC
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sdewith: Thanks for the write-up, folks! I'm Sebastiaan, half of the Halide team (I do design, Ben does engineering).

We spent quite some time completely rethinking the app for the iPhone X, and wanted to make sure it works with all the cool new features on this phone. We can do Depth capture, to generate depth maps (you can use these in Photoshop CC 2018, for instance). We output RAW on both cameras. But the UI really was the biggest effort: making sure you can comfortably use the big screen with one hand and using every pixel to keep the viewfinder unobstructed was a goal, and we're glad we did it by launch.

Hope you let us know what you think! Always open to more feature requests and feedback.

You've done a really nice job with the interface. I appreciate that the app seems advanced and yet not cluttered. I don't need to process photos in my camera app. I don't need to scan bar codes with it. I don't need a different place to keep my photos. I don't want a Swiss Army Knife app; just an image capture app.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 21:56 UTC
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tlinn: The only company that doesn't support Fujifilm now controls Nik. Hopefully the plug-in will be CS6 compatible.

I will look again but I wonder if you are thinking of Phase One's Capture One Pro. They *do* support Fujifilm except for the GFX. The verdict is still out on whether GFX support will be forthcoming. DXO, on the other hand, has never wanted to mess around with X-Trans. That's why Fujifilm sensors/cameras never show up on the DXO site.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 21:26 UTC

The only company that doesn't support Fujifilm now controls Nik. Hopefully the plug-in will be CS6 compatible.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 18:08 UTC as 55th comment | 2 replies
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Grahame Jenkins: I can feel a double charge coming on here......I bought from Nik before the collection was made free on Google (!) and, just watch, DxO will find a way to extract more from me no doubt!!

I would assume DXO plans to make money off of this transaction. The question is whether or not people who have paid nearly $500 for the suite back in the day will be differentiated from the users who picked it up for free. I'm guessing that won't happen.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 18:06 UTC
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saiko: Visually the iPhone X looks hideously unresolved when
compared to Galaxy S 8.

So many things look half baked that it doesn't look like apple at all! esp from the front.
Such a shame...

I'll say this. I'll buy the iPhone X but I definitely prefer the design (and size) of the Samsung.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 15:03 UTC
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tedwill48167: I have the 7 Plus and I'm ordering the iPhone X. I also have the Fuji x100F and a couple of Canon DSLRs. I have a hard time distinguishing between the iPhone and the Fuji in terms of image quality with outdoor photos (and some indoor). I know there are use cases (low lighting, etc) where an APS-C camera will always win out, but the smart phones are really closing the gap. It's great that iOS devices compete neck and neck with Android to constantly improve the quality. We all win in the end.

Really, Studor13? Mr. "I have a 30x40cm print cropped from an iPhone 6s that has a very wide DR and it looks superb." Were you trying to say you only print small? :-) And, BTW, it's "Mr. Pitt" to you. LOL. Enjoy your weekend.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2017 at 15:58 UTC
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tedwill48167: I have the 7 Plus and I'm ordering the iPhone X. I also have the Fuji x100F and a couple of Canon DSLRs. I have a hard time distinguishing between the iPhone and the Fuji in terms of image quality with outdoor photos (and some indoor). I know there are use cases (low lighting, etc) where an APS-C camera will always win out, but the smart phones are really closing the gap. It's great that iOS devices compete neck and neck with Android to constantly improve the quality. We all win in the end.

@composed Wait a minute. You're making your stand about iPhone print quality based on "snaps" and photos of receipts? Just as I suspected: a fanboy. Both you and Studor accused me of commenting without experience to back up my thoughts. I was demonstrating that not only do I have experience, I likely have *more* printing experience than either of you from a wide variety of image files and sizes. The link is so that you don't have to take my word for it. Just about any imaging device can make a decent looking 4x6 print. Larger prints separate the wheat from the chaff. All that said, I don't disagree that the iPhone 8 Plus does offer impressive image quality for what it is...and if you'd read further before commenting you would have seen that I'd already backed off my original comment to the OP. I've owned a number of iPhones and, with any luck, I'll be using an X in a couple months.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 21:02 UTC
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tedwill48167: I have the 7 Plus and I'm ordering the iPhone X. I also have the Fuji x100F and a couple of Canon DSLRs. I have a hard time distinguishing between the iPhone and the Fuji in terms of image quality with outdoor photos (and some indoor). I know there are use cases (low lighting, etc) where an APS-C camera will always win out, but the smart phones are really closing the gap. It's great that iOS devices compete neck and neck with Android to constantly improve the quality. We all win in the end.

@Studor13 @composed Simmer down, fanboys. I do speak from experience. I routinely print and sell large format images. The last one was a 7 foot by 4 foot quadtych. Smartphone photos aren't in the same ballpark when it comes to print quality at this level. https://flic.kr/p/YYc6vD

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 19:11 UTC
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tedwill48167: I have the 7 Plus and I'm ordering the iPhone X. I also have the Fuji x100F and a couple of Canon DSLRs. I have a hard time distinguishing between the iPhone and the Fuji in terms of image quality with outdoor photos (and some indoor). I know there are use cases (low lighting, etc) where an APS-C camera will always win out, but the smart phones are really closing the gap. It's great that iOS devices compete neck and neck with Android to constantly improve the quality. We all win in the end.

@tedwill48167 You're right. I apologize for the snark. After actually looking at the images in the DXO review I'm impressed.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 18:26 UTC
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skanter: I find that the ergonomics of phones make them almost impossible to shoot with.

@hatwearingfool I see what you mean. I'm constant overwhelmed by the volume of breathtaking cat photos being shot on smartphones and posted to the web everyday. /s

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 18:15 UTC
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