Jefftan

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kobakokh: Can somebody say why Fuji's new A line is A5, after A3? And not A4? Can fuji guys say it?

for people in west would u buy a camera called
X-A death?

very logical

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 19:16 UTC
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kminkov: So 15 FPS footage still counts as video?

so they can sell X-A6 with 4k 30fps in less than 2 years at most

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 19:07 UTC
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citrate: How many phase-detection autofocus points does XA-5 have?
I am not able to find such information in Fuji’s press release or specs sheet.

not many for sure
i think only to assist contrast AF in AF-S

don't dream of doing sports with X-A5
Sony A5100/A6000 still no equal in entry level if for sports

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 19:03 UTC
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Revenant: Fuji also announced the release of the X-A20 today, although not in North America or Europe, apparently. I guess the X-A10 wasn't a big seller here.

Fuji must got a bunch of old sensor not use d
16MP APS-C not even made today

it is for the very poor, not worth it at all

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 18:59 UTC
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princecody: If Fuji can sell a hybrid contrast phase detection focus system camera for ONLY $600 the rest of the camera companies have been price gouging "us" the consumers for the last few years.

what is special is entry level get in body IS and 4k
which is olympus E-m10 iii and panasonic GX85

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 18:58 UTC
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Nikoncanonfan: Ugh! Plastic mount. 18-55mm is going to be the quality option still.

i mean how do u know internal is made of soft plastic and u mean power zoom has to have such internal?
also where do u get the 100 times figure

Isn't all premium compact like LX9 RX100V all power zoom
all wear down after times?
don't seem to make sense

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 18:43 UTC
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Nikoncanonfan: Ugh! Plastic mount. 18-55mm is going to be the quality option still.

"how many times it needs to retract to loose initial optical specifications"

why retract multiple times would lose optical specifications?
dislocate lens internal? if so a design fault
should not be that way

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 18:22 UTC
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Nikoncanonfan: Ugh! Plastic mount. 18-55mm is going to be the quality option still.

"Sony PZ1650 (16-50mm kit lens). It turns into the garbage (loses optical alignment) after about 100 cycles of turning on and off."

where do u get this figure?
100 times? I do that in 1 trip

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 18:20 UTC
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anticipation_of: A useful lens at an affordable price. If the image quality is good, this will make a very nice kit option. Its smalll size, low weight, and 24-70mm zoom range could make this a good choice for casual walking-around photography as well. The smallish aperture is a bit limiting, but of course a larger one would have increased the lens’ size, weight, and cost so I feel like it’s an acceptable trade-off.

It looks like a nice little workhorse, if you ask me. On paper, at least. Will be interested to see how it actually performs.

Fuji should give a choice to pair X-A5 with 16-50mm

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 18:18 UTC
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anticipation_of: A useful lens at an affordable price. If the image quality is good, this will make a very nice kit option. Its smalll size, low weight, and 24-70mm zoom range could make this a good choice for casual walking-around photography as well. The smallish aperture is a bit limiting, but of course a larger one would have increased the lens’ size, weight, and cost so I feel like it’s an acceptable trade-off.

It looks like a nice little workhorse, if you ask me. On paper, at least. Will be interested to see how it actually performs.

"Kit lens is a kit lens, no need to wait for wonders here

disagree, go check put panasonic 12-32

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 18:17 UTC
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anticipation_of: A useful lens at an affordable price. If the image quality is good, this will make a very nice kit option. Its smalll size, low weight, and 24-70mm zoom range could make this a good choice for casual walking-around photography as well. The smallish aperture is a bit limiting, but of course a larger one would have increased the lens’ size, weight, and cost so I feel like it’s an acceptable trade-off.

It looks like a nice little workhorse, if you ask me. On paper, at least. Will be interested to see how it actually performs.

look at full frame 24-70mm price and weight

I have zero interest in going full frame even if I win lottery

camera makers like to brain wash real photographers use full frame
This is just BS, for their profit only

with today's software like DXO PRIME high ISO noise not a problem

no reason to go full frame as a landscape person that want more DOF

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 18:16 UTC
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boarderphreak: In case there was any doubt of the IQ... No worries. ;)

https://ivanjoshualoh.com/2018/01/31/new-xc15-45mm-x-a5/

the author is ridiculous for not having even one 100% crop

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 18:12 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: Hopefully this one is better than the XC 16-50 (that wasn't a terrible lens either, but I hope this one is better optically). But my expectations aren't high, as it is in the XC line ("hobbyist") line, not the higher grade XF line. At least they made it smaller (I think the Xc 16-50 and it's bigger brother the XF 18-55 are about the same length).

as long as 12-32mm and the sister pancake 35-100 is available

I would never leave the MFT system no matter what even as a second camera

cheap/lightweight/good IQ/ 24mm wide
what more do u want
this is a dream lens to me

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 18:11 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: Hopefully this one is better than the XC 16-50 (that wasn't a terrible lens either, but I hope this one is better optically). But my expectations aren't high, as it is in the XC line ("hobbyist") line, not the higher grade XF line. At least they made it smaller (I think the Xc 16-50 and it's bigger brother the XF 18-55 are about the same length).

best kit lens I know is Panasonic 12-32mm 70 gram lens
worth choosing MFT just for that lens
It is that good
consider price and weight, this is a miracle lens

I don't own 16-50 Fuji, don't know if it is reaaly that good as many said

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 18:09 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: Hopefully this one is better than the XC 16-50 (that wasn't a terrible lens either, but I hope this one is better optically). But my expectations aren't high, as it is in the XC line ("hobbyist") line, not the higher grade XF line. At least they made it smaller (I think the Xc 16-50 and it's bigger brother the XF 18-55 are about the same length).

if possible Fuji pull a miracle
never see power zoom better than non-power zoom

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 17:45 UTC
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pacnwhobbyist: It looks like a nice kit. I like the new kit lens too. The older 16-50 was an excellent optic but it made for kind of an unwieldy package when mounted on the XA bodies. I do agree that the 4K is a gimmick. Meant probably to 1-up the Canon EOS M100.

the recent 18-135 ok too
all 3 that's it

still better than Sony APS-C, only lens worth us using is my 10-18mm,

even this lens just average not excellent, i like the 200 gram weight not fuji 400 gram

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 17:37 UTC
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geepondy: As it doesn't use an X-trans sensor, is there a compelling reason to choose this camera over the similar priced offerings from the other big camera manufacturers?

If X-trans is so good
other company not license the technology from Fuji?

my take is it is trading less noise for less color data and less detail
some of the well known waxy skin , mushy foilage may not be software related as many die hard believe
but due to X-trans sensor design

well if u think less noise is more important than color and detail than choose x-trans
I care color a lot and x-Trans not for me

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 17:24 UTC

i wonder how many like me who although have excellent 4k in A6500
often only use 1080p

if i do 4k, i will downsample it to 1080p at home, that is a lot of work
(but to mean main benefit of 4k, after downsample, better quality than native 1080p)

otherwise huge 4k file size that I don't want
it is just a hobby and i am not a movie producer
i don't need 4k quality if that mean the huge file size and process difficulty (u need powerful computer to edit 4k)

actually i don't know how 15fps look for subject in motion (ok if not move too fast?)
if file size smaller and comparable to 1080p may save my time to downsample to 1080p

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 17:17 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies
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Autriche78: Next up, we're going to start a thread complaining that apples don't taste like oranges, aren't as big as watermelons, and don't have that pretty yellow color that Bananas have. Sheesh.

Don't like it? Fine, move on.
Your phone can do it better? Good, use that then.
Want it? Buy it.

Yes, it's really that simple.

It is useful for 4k burst to get the critical moment
not useless for still

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 17:09 UTC
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Jefftan: lens is key
remember all entry level mirrorless, only Fuji and Panasonic kit lens is decent
This is the most important factor especially if one has no lens of the system

Sony/Olympus kit especially bad, Canon 15-45 not much better

for camera alone the best entry level ,my pick is E-M 10 III
got the amazing in body IS similar to E-M1 II (only for still, no 4k)

but only for one if have other MFT lens
that 14-42z is as bad as Sony 16-50

actually if one find a good 16-50 than 14-42z is worst
I know of no good copy of 14-42z, all junk

Olympus is shameful for putting out the worst kit lens among all

E-M10 III AF OK for Af-S
and I only said the IS is similar to E-M1 II and that is very important in my opinion

16MP don't mean IQ bad
actually I am surprised how good IQ my 16MP GM5 with excellent 12-32mm compare with my A6500 and expensive 10-18mm

I am sure if one use A6500 with garbage 16-50mm kit, that 24MP mean nothing
16MP GM5 with good 12-32mm would get more detail

most issue for MFT to me is the aspect ratio
in a world of wide screen, 4x3 with border just don't look good

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 17:07 UTC
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