kiwidad

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did the straps attaching to the tripod mount do all that damage. looks like they would!

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2019 at 23:29 UTC as 35th comment
On article Fujifilm X-T30 review (1092 comments in total)
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Esmeralda Mira: I bought the X-t30 6 weeks ago and I am very happy with it. But I am very surprised that in not one of the reviews I have read.., no one mentions the fact of the unbelievable weird placement of the tripod plate. I have to unscrew the plate every time I need to change battery or sd card. If I knew this in advance this could have been a deal breaker for me. I might have bought the x-t3 instead or reconsider a sony.

The Fuji grip does move it over and depending on the tripod mount width it may be mored enough to allow access

Link | Posted on May 20, 2019 at 03:38 UTC
On article Sony a6400 vs Fujifilm X-T30: Which is best for you? (453 comments in total)
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kiwidad: I question the statement of a f2.8 acting like an F4! If I get out my luna pro and meter a scene and shoot in with my fuji the exposure is correct, no compensation needed! So what are you referring to or is it just another geek speak to confuse?

I read your article. the phrase in your comment "But in the same sense a 200mm lens behaves like a 300mm full-frame lens. A 200mm F2.8 behaves like a 300mm F4 lens on a per-image basis." refers to DOF only?

Link | Posted on May 6, 2019 at 16:48 UTC
On article Sony a6400 vs Fujifilm X-T30: Which is best for you? (453 comments in total)
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Peetz: I've personally used the Sony A6000, A6300 and Fujifilm X-T2. From that use, I can say that the Sony's greater manual-focus magnification makes it a joy to use in manual focus. When I used the Sony, virtually every shot I took for non-moving objects was using manual focus. Whereas, the lower magnification of the Fuji's manual focus means I rarely use manual focus on the Fuji.

I've tried to give this comment on forums, and people think I'm unaware that the X-T2 has an extra level of focus magnification (using the thumb wheel). I do realise that, but it is not as high a magnification as the Sony's enhanced magnification.

Because of this feature, if Sony's color science gets to be as good as the Fuji's, I might head back to Sony. I've kept all my Sony lenses just in case.

hey thats awesome, thanks for pointing out the thumbwheel enlarging th focus assist zoom... I never noticed that, totally cool

Link | Posted on May 6, 2019 at 06:06 UTC
On article Sony a6400 vs Fujifilm X-T30: Which is best for you? (453 comments in total)
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Tomasz_Wk: À big loss for the Sony a6400 camera is the lack of an in-camera RAW converter. The x-t30 has it. It’s very handy, while on vacation, to adjust your pictures or try a few film simulations directly on the camera’s RAWs and produce high quality Jpgs that you can rapidly share online.

on the same thought nearly every single person viewing any image online is using a uncalibrated monitor so does it really matter?

Link | Posted on May 6, 2019 at 06:02 UTC
On article Sony a6400 vs Fujifilm X-T30: Which is best for you? (453 comments in total)
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babis_greek: With less money , it's possible to buy a FULL FRAME DSRL , like D610 or 6D. Both (6D & D610) are better from both (a6400 & x-t30) .

you can get a new d610 for $899? WHERE?

Link | Posted on May 6, 2019 at 04:20 UTC
On article Sony a6400 vs Fujifilm X-T30: Which is best for you? (453 comments in total)
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sirkhann: I'm a Fuji shooter and I have to say that I find this comparison misleading.

The ugly truth is that Fuji is nowhere near Sony for landscape work. Let me give you some reasons why is that:

1. The new 26MP XTrans IV sensor might be optimized for video, but when you compare images taken with this sensor to ones from the 24MP XTrans III, you can clearly see that the one found in X-T30 has more "washed-out" colours and little less detail.
2. Fujinon lenses are great in the centre. All Fujinons with no exception have corners that are not at the same level of sharpness. FE lenses can compensate for that
3. Centering quality on Fujinon lenses is nothing to write home about. Neither is their price.
4. There are so many lenses that you can mount on the Sony.
5. XTrans just cannot capture the same amount of colour information and many converters struggle with suppressing colour artefacts. Shooting foliage reveals all kinds of problems shooting landscape with XTrans.

Fanboys only point out someones obsession not actual criticisms. Shall we examine your gear and criticize it?

Link | Posted on May 5, 2019 at 03:06 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T30 review (1092 comments in total)

The reviewers should really shoot more when they review especially video and especially not in sub arctic areas. If you plan on shooting 60p you better be somewhere cold or shooting very intermittently, If you plan to shoot video of your kid at a high school sporting event you could be disappointed with the X-T30. It overheats very quickly shooting video. If you hold the camera you will not reach any of its limits before it overheats!

Link | Posted on May 4, 2019 at 15:18 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
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(unknown member): sounds like a lame fix that comes very late.

should have been totally obvious to any professional UI designer, that a button in this prominent location is very prone to accidental activation. abd on cameras with retro user interface like fuji's with all sorts of mono-functional dials, having to dive into a "Q.menu" should be an infrequent necessity anyways that certainly should not be assigned to one if the most prominently placed buttons. design team totally off-track, obviously.

and why not make every button and physical control element (dials, wheels, ) on a digital camera freely user-assignable from the very start?

greatly prefer Canon UI, not on all cameras, but on most they get things quite right.

how many sold anyhow many complaining here? I assume updates take time so perhaps the update was a result of tester feedback. I read every complaint under the sun about this camera. I guess a few are expected when products fly off the shelves (my assumption there)

Link | Posted on May 3, 2019 at 12:37 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T30 review (1092 comments in total)
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Chainpuller: 2 issues for me:
1) short eye point makes the EVF hard work for glasses wearers, I was hoping it (unlike the T20) would inherit the EVF from the higher spec camera
2) limited support for Fuji raw files which makes the workflow more convoluted

Neither mentioned in the review.

fuji added all these features folk want (that also add cost) into a and X-T3. I am guessing the lack of kept the price to a place we are happy about

Link | Posted on May 3, 2019 at 11:11 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T30 review (1092 comments in total)
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jonby: The "Is the X-T30 right for you?" section is a little too forgiving of some of the shortcomings.

Lack of IBIS plus low battery life should both have been listed as cons in Travel and Landscape scenarios at least. Mirrorless cameras are still competing with DSLRs, and battery life is one of the big differentiators here. Having the battery compartment so close to the tripod socket only exacerbates the problem of short battery life when using on a tripod, and the lack of IBIS makes it more likely that you will need to use a tripod.

I read about how a camera is so poor without IBIS and think back to my 35mm days.... Someone hereabouts claimed they could get 5 second exposures with IBIS and handheld....

Maybe some of the IBIS folk need to go back to camera school and learn how to hold a camera :-)

Link | Posted on May 3, 2019 at 11:07 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T30 review (1092 comments in total)
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CaPi: I do hope the Af evolves beyond the need for such C-AF tweaking. To my mind that's needlessly complicated at this day and age. Quite a number of offerings include more elegant automated approaches

tweaking is a good thing. Never owned a computer or camera that could read my mind so unless it has AI to learn my needs its going to need tweeking.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2019 at 11:01 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T30 review (1092 comments in total)
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Sony_Northrup: My iphone shoots better photo than this overpriced piece of crap. Now watch the Fuji losers cry their rants on the comment section. Haha!

says the guy whose handle is sony and lists no gear.. comments worth as much a what my dog left in the yard this morning! Fuji must amazing gear to attract all the canon/sony trolls

Link | Posted on May 3, 2019 at 10:59 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T30 review (1092 comments in total)
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stevevelvia50: IBIS and particularly dual IBIS, needs to be in every camera now, and yes it does work for portraits shot at 1/20 second, wildlife thats still even for a short time and the copious missed opportunities where the difference betweeen a very sharp still image verses a slightly blurred still image while hiking or walking city streets. Not to mention video! The best glass is immediately compromised without it in many slow shutter speed situations without a tripod. It just simply should be there! it’s a game changer. The fact the Fuji fails to see this and implement it as a regular feature is a fatal flaw in their design process! ! Yes, I still use a tripod for impossibly difficult shooting situations, and critical macro work where IBIS can’t control forward and backward movement of the camera. Why not just have it available?

and yet we all hand held for so many years sticking to basic rules and got sharp pictures without IBIS. reminds me of the shutter shock thoughts.. never had these problem with film!

Link | Posted on May 3, 2019 at 10:57 UTC
On article Sony a6400 vs Fujifilm X-T30: Which is best for you? (453 comments in total)
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dpfan32: Overpriced little pieces of .... toys with even more overpriced lenses.
At least Fujis lenses are seit to be sharp.

does sirkhann ever stop complaining about fuji?

Link | Posted on May 2, 2019 at 02:19 UTC
On article Sony a6400 vs Fujifilm X-T30: Which is best for you? (453 comments in total)
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sirkhann: I'm a Fuji shooter and I have to say that I find this comparison misleading.

The ugly truth is that Fuji is nowhere near Sony for landscape work. Let me give you some reasons why is that:

1. The new 26MP XTrans IV sensor might be optimized for video, but when you compare images taken with this sensor to ones from the 24MP XTrans III, you can clearly see that the one found in X-T30 has more "washed-out" colours and little less detail.
2. Fujinon lenses are great in the centre. All Fujinons with no exception have corners that are not at the same level of sharpness. FE lenses can compensate for that
3. Centering quality on Fujinon lenses is nothing to write home about. Neither is their price.
4. There are so many lenses that you can mount on the Sony.
5. XTrans just cannot capture the same amount of colour information and many converters struggle with suppressing colour artefacts. Shooting foliage reveals all kinds of problems shooting landscape with XTrans.

so if sony are better why are you shooting fuji?

Link | Posted on May 2, 2019 at 02:17 UTC
On article Sony a6400 vs Fujifilm X-T30: Which is best for you? (453 comments in total)
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scottenyc: Perhaps it's time to give the "Sony cameras aren't engaging" line a rest. You know what is engaging? Getting the shot, in focus and properly exposed. After years of DPR banging this drum. This thought occurred to me. While reviewers are constantly using different gear, the rest of us are adapting to the system(s) we own. And, based on sales figures, lots of people own a6xxx cameras. Do you guys really think Sony users run around shooting and wishing for Fuji dials. I own both Sony and Fuji gear, and the only time I even think about Sony ergonomics is when you bring it up.

its a matter of choice. No doubt canon lover like sony and nikon lover like fuji. Canon has menu after menu to dive thru to make changes much like sony does. Fuji on the other hand like nikon has buttons and dials dedicated (or can be) to specific functions. I hate having shutter speed dial or aperture ring hence I prefer nikon and fuji

Link | Posted on May 2, 2019 at 02:15 UTC
On article Sony a6400 vs Fujifilm X-T30: Which is best for you? (453 comments in total)

I question the statement of a f2.8 acting like an F4! If I get out my luna pro and meter a scene and shoot in with my fuji the exposure is correct, no compensation needed! So what are you referring to or is it just another geek speak to confuse?

Link | Posted on May 2, 2019 at 02:13 UTC as 29th comment | 5 replies
On article Fujifilm X-T30 review (1092 comments in total)
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Kharan: See, Canon? This is how you do product segmentation, not by removing features from the firmware and recycled tech from 2009.

wow, that's a heck of a gyro!
I might add I can usually hit 1/15 with no stabilization on my X-e2 and X-T30 with electronic shutter slightly longer. only D700 I could hit about the same with the pre mirror upsetting. crop nikon was truly horrible for some reason for me

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2019 at 21:05 UTC
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Kharan: See, Canon? This is how you do product segmentation, not by removing features from the firmware and recycled tech from 2009.

its is an impossibility to hand old ANYTHING for 10 seconds big or small sensor

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2019 at 14:14 UTC
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