JL Auch

Lives in United States The Big Apple, United States
Works as a Photo Jockey
Has a website at http://www.jonathanauch.com
Joined on Mar 1, 2011
About me:

New York Photojournalist Jonathan Auch creates photographs for leading Newspapers and Magazines. The New York based photographer specializes in photojournalism throughout the world.

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On article Samyang teases 'summer blockbuster' lens announcements (124 comments in total)

Would love 18mm and 23mm manual focus lenses from Samyang. Compact / Pancake style, so f2 or 2.8, with a nice DOF accurate markings.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 18:37 UTC as 20th comment
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1274 comments in total)
In reply to:

JL Auch: Hoping this camera will finally address the shutter release lag when full depressing the shutter that seems to plague all Fuji Cameras.

I am happy to be corrected.

But this is simply not the case.

If you read my reply, I said; "If you depress the shutter fully (not from a half press)." there is a delay.

Perhaps this only occurs in bright light, stopped down, but it definitely exists. If my x100t was not broken at the moment, I would record a video.

@raphot The key here is: "After the focus has locked".

Nikons, Canons, Panasonics and Olympus will fire, immediately when the shutter is depressed fully, in MF mode or when not in focus priority. Fuji's simply do not. You might not notice the difference, but it is there, if you do not acquire focus or half depress the shutter before you fire, there is a delay, and it is significant.

And just so I can be clear, this even happens with Fuji's in MF mode as well. Place any Fuji in MF and then fully depress the button while looking at the lens. You will see a significant delay before the shutter fires.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 02:06 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1139 comments in total)

Wish you were able to cycle through the EVF, and set the EVF to always on – like Fuji, Olympus, and Panasonic EVF's. The delay for the eye sensor to activate is too long for certain fast moving situations.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 20:15 UTC as 30th comment
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1274 comments in total)
In reply to:

JL Auch: Hoping this camera will finally address the shutter release lag when full depressing the shutter that seems to plague all Fuji Cameras.

Really.

If you depress the shutter fully (not from a half press), even when set to manual focus mode, the camera / lens will do a little shutter dance then will fire. This dance last almost a 1/2 second (a lifetime when taking pictures).

Fuji is the only "serious" camera I have used that exhibits this (and all of the Fuji cameras seem to have this – although I have not tried the Xpro 2).

Trying this on Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, Olympus, and they all fire without hesitation on a full depress of the shutter.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 20:11 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1274 comments in total)

Hoping this camera will finally address the shutter release lag when full depressing the shutter that seems to plague all Fuji Cameras.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 17:03 UTC as 46th comment | 8 replies
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (317 comments in total)

Will they finally introduce exposure compensation with auto iso in manual... please.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 16:25 UTC as 42nd comment | 9 replies
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1139 comments in total)

I'd buy one in a heat beat if;

-exposure comp worked in manual mode with auto iso

-flash worked with auto iso in manual

-could cycle the evf and lcd with a custom button ala x100t or pen, or panasonic.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 18:18 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies
In reply to:

JL Auch: Would love a "Ricoh GR Pro" kit.

Slightly larger interchangeable camera, with built in EVF (or even better OVF with electric overlay), small compact flash, and 28, 35, 50mm. Premium build (weather sealed).

I would settle for a GR III: More megapixels, much improved auto focus, built in EVF (again would actually prefer OVF with electronic brightlines), 28mm and 35mm versions, Auto Iso in manual (with cap ability to cap ISO in manual and TAV.) Flip screen (not fully articulated).

I would buy 3 instantly.

Exactly. A Mark II or the GXR, without the doomed module sensor / lens combos.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 17:11 UTC

Would love a "Ricoh GR Pro" kit.

Slightly larger interchangeable camera, with built in EVF (or even better OVF with electric overlay), small compact flash, and 28, 35, 50mm. Premium build (weather sealed).

I would settle for a GR III: More megapixels, much improved auto focus, built in EVF (again would actually prefer OVF with electronic brightlines), 28mm and 35mm versions, Auto Iso in manual (with cap ability to cap ISO in manual and TAV.) Flip screen (not fully articulated).

I would buy 3 instantly.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 14:51 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
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JL Auch: I've been totally impressed by the little Rx100m4 I picked up 3 months ago. This looks like it's big brother.

3 things will prevent me from taking the plunge, all could be remedied easily via software:

1) Is that exposure comp dial going to work in manual mode with AutoIso? (ala the x100t, nikon cameras, or ricoh's) Or is it going to be crippled?

2) Are we going to finally get a proper DOF (distance) scale? No excuse not to have one with a fix focal length.

3) The ability to cycle through the EVF and LCD, with a single button, and keep the EVF permanently on? The proximity sensor is just too slow when raising the camera to eye. It also interferes when shooting at waist level.

Screen would be ok although I would prefer a dampened physical DOF scale ala the Leica Q.

The Sony's I have used do not have DOF or Manual focus scales, with the exception of the Rx100's.

The Rx100's focus scale is useless however, given you only the distances .05m .1m .3m and infinity. I don't know how anyone would use that.

Good to know about the exposure comp.

All the Sony's I have used; there is not a button, and you cannot program one, to cycle between the LCD and EVF (Similar to the Olympus, Panasonic, Leica, and Fuji's). If you set the EVF to "always on", after diving all the way in the menu, the EVF still remains off, and only activates with the eye proximity sensor.

The proximity sensor on every camera I have used is just to slow. If I raise the camera to my eye, I cannot wait 1/4-1/2 second for the EVF to activate. You miss the shot, at least in the documentary / street / and wedding photography world.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 20:06 UTC

I've been totally impressed by the little Rx100m4 I picked up 3 months ago. This looks like it's big brother.

3 things will prevent me from taking the plunge, all could be remedied easily via software:

1) Is that exposure comp dial going to work in manual mode with AutoIso? (ala the x100t, nikon cameras, or ricoh's) Or is it going to be crippled?

2) Are we going to finally get a proper DOF (distance) scale? No excuse not to have one with a fix focal length.

3) The ability to cycle through the EVF and LCD, with a single button, and keep the EVF permanently on? The proximity sensor is just too slow when raising the camera to eye. It also interferes when shooting at waist level.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 19:21 UTC as 110th comment | 5 replies
On article Fujifilm X100T (beta) real-world samples (101 comments in total)

Could you let us know; can the face detect be used in OVF? Or is it EVF only?

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 19:06 UTC as 25th comment
On article Fujifilm, Sigma, and Pentax post firmware updates (6 comments in total)
In reply to:

MayaTlab0: For some reason, while I believe the X-E1/X-E2/X-pro 1 got faster minimum shutter speeds in auto ISO, the X100s didn't and remains stuck at 1/125.

Completely ridiculous. Fuji really dropped the ball on that, for a feature that should have been included from the get-go.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 14:01 UTC
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