Dysharmonica

Joined on Feb 17, 2021

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PG_Photo: Thanks DPReview
I am watching the summit, and I know you will provide a full product review. But I feel the product could at the top of all APSC mirrorless products currently available in the market. It looks promising. ;)

It's about staying current with the competition. Fuji cannot go full Leica and ignore the market. The market is currently focusing on sport, wildlife, telephoto, burst shooting and video. Literally every brand is releasing camera in this space as their range-topper. A1, Z9, R3, GH6, OM1, X-H2S ...

Fuji has a solid base in street and documentary photography and that will likely (hopefully) continue, but they would be dumb not addressing where the customers are trying to spend the big bucks.

Not sure why you are upset Fuji built a sports hybrid camera. What do you have to lose?

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2022 at 11:07 UTC
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PG_Photo: Thanks DPReview
I am watching the summit, and I know you will provide a full product review. But I feel the product could at the top of all APSC mirrorless products currently available in the market. It looks promising. ;)

Well, Fuji is the only one not treating APSC as entry level into full frame and it shows. This is a pro camera when Sony, Nikon, and Canon offer you consumer/enthusiast models in their APSC lineups.

It will punch above its weight class the same way the GH6 does. Sure you can get more in FF world, but not for 2500 USD

Link | Posted on May 31, 2022 at 13:55 UTC
On article Why have cameras and lenses become so expensive? (758 comments in total)
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Vlad Didenko: The article politically properly sidesteps two other contributors to the discussed perception, aside from the actual cases of higher costs and other mentioned factors.

1. In the USA, where I assume it's the majority of the audience is, middle class income stagnation (and by many metrics, a decline https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2020/01/09/trends-in-income-and-wealth-inequality/) is an ongoing process.

2. Given a more general accessibility of good-enough image capture in handheld computers a couple effects are likely - a) a smaller consumer base for dedicated photo equipment and so higher production costs per unit, and b) a tougher business conditions for professional photographers, so they may afford only a cheaper equipment pool.

The wave point is true and we’ll taken.

But the second one is really two points mushed together. And the two points move in different directions. With the rise of cellphones there is less of a volume market for low end system cameras so the margins on the higher end models have to rise. There are fewer units to sell but the fixed costs remain. One still needs a full lens lineup to compete, but we’re now selling way fewer units of this lineup.

The photographer side is one I understand the least (not a pro) but assuming you are correct, indeed we can see a problem emerging if photographers cannot afford the kit.

I do thing we are still really in a mirage of price rise. Because of the switch to mirrorless everything is new, moving super fast on features, incompatible with the old (or much much better than the old) and thus the prices look higher.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2021 at 07:42 UTC
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deep7: "The downsides of the smaller sensor format compared to APS-C and full-frame chiefly relate to image quality, but Mr. Murata is confident that technology will be developed to reduce the size of that gap to the point where it will no longer be a major determinant factor for photographers."

In pretty much any real world terms, we are already there. Any image quality advantage from bigger sensors is thrown away in virtually all real-world uses. It's just theory-driven enthusiasts don't want to admit that, because of that innate need to be one step better than our neighbour.

@bloodreyna you are being sarcastic, right?! It was and still is one of many many options and it is and always has been about compromises ... it was considered the good balance .. back when a DSLR and an f/2 prime were the size of EM5 system today (and in smaller than flagship M43 rig, let along APSC or FF)

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2021 at 07:49 UTC
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deep7: "The downsides of the smaller sensor format compared to APS-C and full-frame chiefly relate to image quality, but Mr. Murata is confident that technology will be developed to reduce the size of that gap to the point where it will no longer be a major determinant factor for photographers."

In pretty much any real world terms, we are already there. Any image quality advantage from bigger sensors is thrown away in virtually all real-world uses. It's just theory-driven enthusiasts don't want to admit that, because of that innate need to be one step better than our neighbour.

"Karroly
In real-world uses, the vast majority of pictures are not taken at ISO 6400, so I agree with deep7..."

My toddler would like to disagree. Indoors, in the evening, fast moving subject ( so fast SS) .. I am constantly at around 6400 ISO range with a fast prime.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2021 at 06:37 UTC
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Video-vs-photo: Here, we have worms capturing the buildings and almost every flat surface on them......
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https://www.dpreview.com/files/p/articles/4557201408/0076727360.acr.jpeg
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https://www.dpreview.com/files/p/articles/4557201408/0076727360.coef.jpeg
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Here situation is just bad!

I feel like in my tests worms went away awith simple adjustment to sharpening. The default sharpening in LR CC is just wrong for Fuji. (tested X100V files)

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2021 at 13:23 UTC
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FujifilmXT3: I'll never use LR because I HATE their forced catalogue system

I am just starting to play with C1 (after years in LR) .. how are you organizing photos in C1?

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2021 at 13:20 UTC
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Harry Bug: It's not for free. It's a trial version 30 days!

Capture 1 express is free for images where the EXIF says it's taken on a Fuji camera. (and Sony, and Nikon)

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2021 at 13:19 UTC
On article Ricoh's Pentax K-3 III 26MP DSLR is finally here (344 comments in total)
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Francis85: I wish them all the best with introducing a 'golden oldie'.
2020 saw an incredible drop in DSLR sales only making for less than 35% of our total ILC sales. I expect it to come down to less than 15-20% this year.

We will stop keeping stock of DSLRs in our shop inventory as of Q3 - 2021 and you will only be able to get one if you order them. It is getting too risky to have them sitting on the shelves.

This Pentax is a nice camera on paper, but there is just no demand for them any longer. At least not in the volume to be sustainable on the long run.

I fully expect by mid- to end 2023 that this segment can basically be considered dead. I don't see the revival that Pentax thinks will happen. Nobody really seems to be much interested in DSLRs any longer.

DSLR sales are ending like analogue SLRs ended in a very low volume sale. Its just not a viable market on the long run.

Francis85 whether we like it or not... as Canon goes, so does the market.

f Canon charted a path apart from Sony, Canon could have won. Canon jumping into MILC was the tipping point in my perspective. It was the last holdout that mattered. Especially since Nikon jumped as well.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2021 at 09:48 UTC
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