JimP101

Lives in United Kingdom New Forest, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.jimpascoe.co.uk
Joined on Jun 3, 2008

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On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1296 comments in total)
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gbdz: Since you can buy yourself into a real ecosystem of lenses and whatever you might ever imagine you'd ever need in photography with the FF and APS DSLRs of Canon and Nikon and Sony, what exactly is the "raison d'etre" of this Fuji line of products?
As I've never touched one of these cameras, I do not understand.
Can you let me in on the secret, please?

You asked the question and you received several answers. Why the sarcasm?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 17:27 UTC
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SeeRoy: I'm shocked that this lens won't work with my E-M5. OTOH I'm not in the market for newly manufactured antiques so I wouldn't buy it anyway. Happy.

SeeRoy - if you think the fact it is manual focus makes the lens an antique then maybe you have not tried an 0.95 lens on your camera. Very easy to focus, and possibly more accurate than autofocus would be on such a wide aperture lens - in my experience.
Jim

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2015 at 16:45 UTC
On article First Impressions: Using the Fujifilm X-Pro1 (228 comments in total)
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samhain: I recently bought the x100 in spite of all the 'camera forum experts' negative commentary about it's poor autofocus and all it's problems... And it was one of the best gear buying decisions I've ever made. The AF is extremely capable(even for fast moving subjects). And the firmware updates just keep improving it. Since acquiring the x100, my dslr's haven't seen the light of day & I'm in no hurry to get the xpro-1. Eventually I'll pick one up.
By all reports I've read, the xpro-1's AF is faster than the x100(and will get faster with fw updates). Of course it will be a problem for some, but doesn't make me shy away one bit.
As for manual focusing- I wouldn't bother with the Fuji fly-by-wire lenses. I'll just mount Leica, Contax, Zeiss or Pentax FA ltds((43mm & 77mm), end of story.
So for me- AF speed: not a problem. Manual focus: not a problem. Image quality, High ISO, size, build & price: definitely not a problem.
Looks: better than anything out there(except Leica).

Not sure I follow your logic here. The APS sensor has more depth of field at any given f-stop then FF, which I should have thought in general would be MORE useful for landscape and less useful for portraits.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2012 at 15:11 UTC
On article First Impressions: Using the Fujifilm X-Pro1 (228 comments in total)
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samhain: I recently bought the x100 in spite of all the 'camera forum experts' negative commentary about it's poor autofocus and all it's problems... And it was one of the best gear buying decisions I've ever made. The AF is extremely capable(even for fast moving subjects). And the firmware updates just keep improving it. Since acquiring the x100, my dslr's haven't seen the light of day & I'm in no hurry to get the xpro-1. Eventually I'll pick one up.
By all reports I've read, the xpro-1's AF is faster than the x100(and will get faster with fw updates). Of course it will be a problem for some, but doesn't make me shy away one bit.
As for manual focusing- I wouldn't bother with the Fuji fly-by-wire lenses. I'll just mount Leica, Contax, Zeiss or Pentax FA ltds((43mm & 77mm), end of story.
So for me- AF speed: not a problem. Manual focus: not a problem. Image quality, High ISO, size, build & price: definitely not a problem.
Looks: better than anything out there(except Leica).

I think the manual focus problem is more to do with the difficulty of focussing when the lens automatically stops down to a smaller stop than you want to shoot at. Have you tried it at say f8 - almost impossible. The GH2 I have is a joy to focus manually. I'm sure they will sort this out though

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2012 at 08:18 UTC
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