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On article Just posted: Fujifilm X-E1 Review (518 comments in total)
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Plastek: No OVF, no deal for me.
Wish Fuji would release X-100 with interchangeable lenses...

Maybe that's close to what the rumored x-m1 for April release will be, optical viewfinder only - with simple frame and info overlay.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 14:57 UTC
On article Just posted: Fujifilm X-E1 Review (518 comments in total)

I commented first and then read some of the other comments... from the images I have seen around from this camera, taken in a variety of situations, I'd have given it a Sparkling Triple Mega Platinum Award.

At au$1200 with a totally excellent 35mm metal bodied prime its a gift. I read OMD, GH3 & D7000 in some comments, are we all pointing outward on the same planet, this thing delivers D4 results minimum - for that at au$1200 with a 'magic' prime thrown in I'd be happy focusing with a mechanical crank handle on the side.

For the grumbling cash flash grandads below, Nikon and Canon full framers are really nice gear, take excellent frames - these Fuji's just look to be heck of a lot better from build/ergonomics to image quality. Doesn't make your or my gear any less, this stuff is just heaps better for the money.

Like me for the moment, live with it. :-D

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 14:27 UTC as 104th comment | 5 replies
On article Just posted: Fujifilm X-E1 Review (518 comments in total)
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JakeB: See all that lovely new tech in the X100S?

That's going to be imported over to the X-E2.

I'm waiting.

That was my thinking, though this review will see me revisiting that decision, here in Australia the x-pro1 and x-e1 35mm kits represent excellent value at the moment. The 35mm would make a decent start for a collection of Fuji's first three f1.4 primes - 23, 35 and 53mm.

I might jump early, update the body later with another prime kit.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 13:41 UTC
On article Just posted: Fujifilm X-E1 Review (518 comments in total)

Excellent review on the camera and the lenses. :-D

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 13:32 UTC as 109th comment
On article Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review (523 comments in total)

Lately I compare everything to the D4 and Xpro1 iso6400 raw, then do the same in jpeg, it feels a good benchmark. Doing that reveals the RX1 as pretty good, though considering the x100s will be almost identical in image quality to the x-pro1 with supposedly faster focus and processing, the Rx1 would seem a tad expensive by comparison - twice as much.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 12:53 UTC as 14th comment
On article World Press Photo announces 2013 contest winners (298 comments in total)

Wonderful photography, each a deserving winner, the general standard must surely have been competitively high - thanks for posting this article dpreview. :-D

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2013 at 12:53 UTC as 29th comment

Even if the big X Fuji's focused with a crank handle on the side, they would still represent phenomenal value. For many these cameras represent a road into gear with build and image quality otherwise out of reach.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 05:34 UTC as 7th comment
On article Leica unveils X2 16MP premium large-sensor compact (207 comments in total)

Long after the event, here I am reading the comments, then it occurs to me that the Leica lens alone is likely worth the asking price of the x2, throw in the Olympus viewfinder and one would have a challenging and quality piece of kit.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2013 at 13:28 UTC as 6th comment

After having a chat to a couple of blokes while they were using a Blackmagic EF Cinema Camera a month back it was pretty impressive gear. The rear screen was blisteringly clear, the dynamic range impressive, well worth the $3000 for the body. There is also a 4/3 model, if Blackmagic make more 4/3 gear in the future it will likely be of premium quality.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2013 at 07:14 UTC as 17th comment
On article Capture One Fujifilm X-Trans Raw support tested (211 comments in total)

Excellent article!

Perhaps playing with the internal jpeg engine in the X-Trans cameras themselves might see a greatly improved result - from that presented above it appears the inbuilt camera processing capability is very powerful.

Even further, Fuji might well consider adding a tether capability between camera and pc to enable software to directly access the raw to jpeg internal camera processing engine as an initial raw converter - certainly looks powerful enough here.

Again many thanks for posting this review. :-D

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2013 at 14:48 UTC as 26th comment
On article Hands-on with Fujifilm's X100S (62 comments in total)

This is an excellent marketing strategy, the latest models, the latest technology - no matter the price point.

This X100 series will likely become a camera with a cult following, as it develops even professionals/enthusiasts will find this fixed prime series the camera to have with them all the time - premium quality in a small robust affordable package.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 10:38 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with Fujifilm's X100S (62 comments in total)
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Osscat: Interesting concept but why such a small field of view in the viewfinder only 90% and 80% for the other model announced.

Serious design flaw.

@ R Butler

Your viewfinder field of view explanation is most informative, the narrow view only being applicable to the guidelines while the actual view stays >100% sounds like an excellent compromise. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 10:12 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X100S (56 comments in total)

Doubtless the Sony RX1 and or a single lens Leica M/Nikon D4 have their advantages, some physical, some in the ether - this Fuji X100s is the one that makes the dream affordable - plus it brings some advantages of its own.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 10:00 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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smatty: smatty
By smatty (3 min ago)

I am just curious to find out if the X100s is now finally able to lock focus on horizontal lines im landscape orientation?

Although the way they have implemented the split screen mode I am afraid that it still wont't be abel to do that (just like the X100, XE-1 and X-Pro 1)
Maybe DPREVIEW can check on this during the in depth review?

Here is what I'm talking about (look at paragraph No. 1):


If not, just like the old film camera split center focus just tilt the camera a bit and re frame.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 09:53 UTC

Excellent article.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 09:51 UTC as 13th comment
On article Just Posted: Fujifilm X100S first-look preview (146 comments in total)

I hope someone at Fuji is reading these comments, for old blokes who cut their teeth on film with a 50mm lens, most of us had a 35mm as well. From what I understood this was the Cartier Bresson kit, 2 cameras, each with a fast prime.

50mm is likely closest to what the eye sees.

This x100s looks like closing in on getting the camera part just right, maybe another 1-2 generations away, though even now a 50mm f1.4 (or faster) fixed lens equivalent version would be just the ticket and the one I would likely buy first - later with a 35mm equivalent over the other shoulder.

For me at least, photographs don't get better, only the gear does. In any event very well done Fuji, you are developing the X series into something very special indeed.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 16:56 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On article Just posted: Fujifilm X20 hands-on preview (118 comments in total)

Its good to see Fuji building upon each model in the X-series, improvements appearing across the range, successes being repeated. This is proving to be a real development strategy, with no holding back on available technology.

Where X series mistakes or the unforeseen has happened Fuji's warranty has followed through, they seem to be after getting everything in the x-series just right - they want to be the best.

The x20 2/3" X-trans should out resolve a v2 1" sensor by some margin, not enough to bridge the 4/3 gap, however the very fast x20 f2.0-2.8 lens should easily make up for that - all with the x20 being a fraction of the price of the other two.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 13:25 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies
On article Fujifilm X10 Preview Samples Gallery (113 comments in total)

Great selection of frames, skin tone, dynamic range, high ISO - it's all illustrated competently by the photographer. This is very much a traditional professional photojournalist camera in a very small case - due to the lovely film like quality output. Digital photography has come of age for the common person.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2011 at 00:39 UTC as 9th comment
On article Fujifilm updates firmware for X10 compact (47 comments in total)

I want one.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2011 at 09:17 UTC as 10th comment

dpreview used to be a place were those interested in photography could catch up on the latest photography news and read impartial reviews of gear from a variety of manufacturers, that didn't seem to change much when Amazon bought the site some years back - however the recent push for this new Nikon system has really confirmed a change in the flavour of this site.

In short order the Nikon 1 system has been given its own forum, supported by a seemimgly endless series of articles advertising the system - articles now often followed by links to Amazon to purchase into that same system.

Most of the response to the Nikon offering has been negative, dispite this the push goes on undaunted. Disappointing.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2011 at 15:47 UTC as 67th comment | 5 replies
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