Jefftan

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Pat Cullinan Jr: Exactly how hard or easy how is it to use manual lenses? Such lenses are usually described as "manual-focus," but aren't they "manual-aperture" as well? Do you lose the benefit of automatic diaphragm operation?

Can someone having experience with manual lenses as used with digital cameras itemize the steps required to meter, focus, and shoot? I have a notion that the sequence of steps must vary with the particular pairing of lens and camera. Am I right about that?

Do troubling "gotchas" lie in wait for people using a manual lens for the first time?

Tangentially, Ken Rockwell is all hell on adapters in his piece, "Lens Adapters: A very bad idea" (http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/lens-adapters.htm).

"I can tell you it's not hard with a lens this wide: use a hyperfocal distance"

Can u please kindly explain what that mean? Any article or youtube video teaching this?

Thanks

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 11:42 UTC

Anyone have this?
really work?
worth buying?

if work, cheap way for stabilized 4k video

Thanks

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 20:07 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
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Jefftan: Even Sony APS-C may be threaten.
Fuji X mount clearly win on lens line

now a $600 camera get 24MP. If one don't need 4k or shoot sports
Fuji-XA3 become very attractive with the availability of all X mount lens like 18mm F2 pancake

Sony E-mount lens line is pretty much dead and current one are average at best
for myself I will rethink if I am going to buy a A6300 or not

Now the entry price to Fuji 24MP is becoming much lower but I am almost sure this 24 MP not the same copper sensor in A6300

this must be the old one in A6000 with high ISO penalty of maybe 1/2 to 1 stop

"Sure but how much of that is a mediocre lens?"

not related to lens. for GM1 if truly in focus would get lots of detail
same as NEX-5N, I am using 10-18mm not kit, if truly in focus ,lots of detail

if u look carefully, may have to look at 100%, there are pics that is not blur
but soft and with no detail
it is not completely off focus but slightly off focus that cause that

usually happen in bad lighting like cloudy sky
not related to AF speed that is AF accuracy

don't know the latest camera
both 5N and GM1 have this, GM1 much more

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 17:02 UTC
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Jefftan: Thank you. Fuji
This is a pleasant surprise. I think X-A2 is the end of the line
like the stupid decision Panasonic kill the GM line

they will paid the price, cheap and light entry level camera still has lots of demand
especially in Asia. As an Asian I know most hate heavy camera
they just tolerate it

" It is their signature. So obviously it would NOT be something they eliminate"

I sometimes think they forget their root. In recent years both Olympus and Panasonic seem to go the "heavy" and "professional" road

look at the recent lumix 12mm F1.4 a heavy and $1300 lens
or the 400 gram 12-40 F2.8 Olympus lens
or the $1000 plus Pen F camera
don't know what others think
to me, "heavy" and "professional" don't match MFT

which not only have a big reduction in sensor size but not get the latest technology in their sensor (no copper, BSI...etc)
still using 16MP in new camera is laughable in this age. Yes it is enough, even 10 MP is enough

but if 16MP is enough why one even have to buy a new camera
one buy a new camera to get advance in IQ

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 16:54 UTC
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Jefftan: Thank you. Fuji
This is a pleasant surprise. I think X-A2 is the end of the line
like the stupid decision Panasonic kill the GM line

they will paid the price, cheap and light entry level camera still has lots of demand
especially in Asia. As an Asian I know most hate heavy camera
they just tolerate it

" It is their signature. So obviously it would NOT be something they eliminate"

I hope u are correct. To me even with 5 axis IS a MFT camera more heavy than APS-C (such as EM10-II or GX85) is not worth the big sensor size reduction

only small and light make sense. Many especially those in Asia like small camera. Asian hate heavy camera even man just tolerate heavy camera (no option)

Panasonic make a big mistake if they stop GM line

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 16:48 UTC
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Jefftan: Even Sony APS-C may be threaten.
Fuji X mount clearly win on lens line

now a $600 camera get 24MP. If one don't need 4k or shoot sports
Fuji-XA3 become very attractive with the availability of all X mount lens like 18mm F2 pancake

Sony E-mount lens line is pretty much dead and current one are average at best
for myself I will rethink if I am going to buy a A6300 or not

Now the entry price to Fuji 24MP is becoming much lower but I am almost sure this 24 MP not the same copper sensor in A6300

this must be the old one in A6000 with high ISO penalty of maybe 1/2 to 1 stop

"Why do you need confident AF for landscape? Do you normally have trouble tracking trees and mountains?"

I guess u never see (really u may not notice if not look 100%) pics that are soft with no detail
that is when camera don't nail focus, focus a bit off

I got Sony NEX-5N and Panasonic GM1
GM1 have many such shot in cloudy sky
NEX-5N less often but happen too, also usually in cloudy sky

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 16:43 UTC
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Jefftan: XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS II

this kit lens got a lens hood?
Anyone knows?

Thanks

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 16:39 UTC
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tobicy68: This seems like a great vlogging camera. But after using the X-M1, X-T1, and X-Pro1, my experience is that Fujifilm's video AF is lacking and behind the competition compared to Canon, Sony, and Panasonic. Even with the X-T1 and 35/2 it's hard to predict where it will focus and if it will catch the focus or not. This is a major factor for me in choosing this or the EOS M5 or just a compact like the G7X/RX100/X70 for a pocket-able decent quality camera that is good at selfie and vlogging.

if u care video AF u probably should go Sony
even the old A5100/A6000 probably got better C-AF, tracking AF than Fuji or Canon

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 16:38 UTC
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mario GTI: Interesting camera, I used to own the XA1 and preferred the pics from it over my XE1 and XE2, don't care about the x-trans. I don't own fuji anymore, but this one made me thinking again cause fuji has some great glass, just wish it had EVF.

"if you afford those great, expensive lens, you can afford an X camera with an EVF"

pairing good lens with cheap body get the best bang for your buck
also would reduce risk of loss (damage, theft ...etc)

I am more relaxed with less expensive equipment
also cheap body usually lighter, another benefit

i would argue cheap body good lens is the best way to go

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 16:37 UTC

X-A3, EOS M3, A5100
now we get 3 $600 entry level APS-C camera
which to choose

if u ignore A5100 for the garbage kit lens
than X-A3 or M3? (EOS M 18-55 kit lens to my knowledge is OK)

M3 no 1080 60p(only 30P)
which AF better?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 16:33 UTC as 30th comment | 7 replies
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tobicy68: This seems like a great vlogging camera. But after using the X-M1, X-T1, and X-Pro1, my experience is that Fujifilm's video AF is lacking and behind the competition compared to Canon, Sony, and Panasonic. Even with the X-T1 and 35/2 it's hard to predict where it will focus and if it will catch the focus or not. This is a major factor for me in choosing this or the EOS M5 or just a compact like the G7X/RX100/X70 for a pocket-able decent quality camera that is good at selfie and vlogging.

what is EOS m5? M10 u mean?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 14:50 UTC
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mario GTI: Interesting camera, I used to own the XA1 and preferred the pics from it over my XE1 and XE2, don't care about the x-trans. I don't own fuji anymore, but this one made me thinking again cause fuji has some great glass, just wish it had EVF.

Is X-A1 that u own have good AF
in good light and in low light

especially accuracy

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 14:49 UTC
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Sabud: Sad with only 49 -77 focus points for his new model. `Old´ Sony A6000 sensor has 179 focus points.

Waiting for the X-E3 with new PRO2 / X-T2 - sensor.

u can't really judge by how many focus point, maybe u are right with action/sports tracking AF
but for landscape photographer like me
49-77 not necessary worse than 179 who don't care speed

but accuracy in good light and good AF in low light

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 14:26 UTC
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LFPCPH: When will Fujifilm go fullframe ?

OK - I'm just joking ;-)

hope not
if they do than like Sony
forget about new APS-C lens

only company even including Canon/Nikon DSLR
that is serious about APS-C lens lineup
think about that

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 14:04 UTC
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Osa25: Or you could just pick up an NX500 on closeout....and avoid this water-treading masquerading as innovation.

Buy a camera with NX mount that is dead?
this is inter-changeable lens camera not fix lens camera

I don't understand who would waste money on a dead system
forever use kit lens?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 14:02 UTC

credit should really be given to Fuji which is a real upgrade successor model
in less than 2 years time
look at Nikon D3400

Thanks Fuji, in this day (camera sales sharply lower ) one should be thankful there is still a company that care photography

that still care about real camera advance and not just profit. Sometimes I don't want to be too harsh on camera company as some are fighting for survival

But Fuji which care and can afford to advance photography truly get my appreciation

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 13:58 UTC as 40th comment
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phoenix15: I have never considered Fuji all this time, because the price were always ridiculously high. But this camera changed my mind. Good move Fuji.

"unless of course you happen to compare them with their respective kit lenses. In which case the 16MP sensor will be resolving more detail..."

don't understand your point, what u said probably true with Sony 16-50mm pancake
not true with X-A3 16-50mm lens, this is a decent to good lens

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 13:23 UTC
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Jefftan: Thank you. Fuji
This is a pleasant surprise. I think X-A2 is the end of the line
like the stupid decision Panasonic kill the GM line

they will paid the price, cheap and light entry level camera still has lots of demand
especially in Asia. As an Asian I know most hate heavy camera
they just tolerate it

I wish they don't make this mistake. If it is not light like GM1/GM5 , why should I use a MFT camera (some are even more heavy than APS-C )

but the rumor now is GM line will disappear
this is what 43rumor site said

bad decision

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 12:37 UTC
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phoenix15: I have never considered Fuji all this time, because the price were always ridiculously high. But this camera changed my mind. Good move Fuji.

If that obsolete sensor in X-A3 u are talking about is the same one in A6000/A5100

It still easily beat any MFT sensor even the new 20 MP one which both Olympus and Panasonic which they insist only available in premium $1000 plus model
there is no comparison with all 16MP MFT, if I am Olympus/Panasonic I would be really worry

It is not cutting edge with no copper wire like A6300 (about 1/2 stop high ISO penalty) and than u called it obsolete?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 12:33 UTC
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Jefftan: Even Sony APS-C may be threaten.
Fuji X mount clearly win on lens line

now a $600 camera get 24MP. If one don't need 4k or shoot sports
Fuji-XA3 become very attractive with the availability of all X mount lens like 18mm F2 pancake

Sony E-mount lens line is pretty much dead and current one are average at best
for myself I will rethink if I am going to buy a A6300 or not

Now the entry price to Fuji 24MP is becoming much lower but I am almost sure this 24 MP not the same copper sensor in A6300

this must be the old one in A6000 with high ISO penalty of maybe 1/2 to 1 stop

"Hope you do not need a confident AF."

This is what i am thinking now , this or A6300
I don't need 4k or fast AF
but I need accurate, condident AF for landscape
not sure if X-A3 got it

Talking about zeiss, that APS-C 16-70mm is a joke, kit lens quality at Zeiss price

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 12:18 UTC
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