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On article Fujifilm X100F Review (761 comments in total)

To me, Fujifilm got the concept right with the (original) X100 with focus on tradition, usability, tactile experience and minimalism. A few oddities (mainly rooted in software). Design has in incremental steps improved e.g. sensor, view finder and general performance.

With X100F all main parameters, shutter time, aperture and ISO are visible/adjustable with the camera turned off - a distance scale on the lens would be great.

Some improvements likely thought of as new features, I see as UX idiosyncrasies - I know we may not all agree. But on a "photographers camera" using the focus ring to maneuver software features defies logic to me.

Also the new extra front dial of only little use; can be an ISO dial (A setting) and the back dial can be used for shutter time (T setting). And the C on the exposure compensation dial can come in handy, but to the purist, this is just as inconsistent, as the mess of dials and switches on Nikon dF; sometimes you can trust the dials - and sometimes not.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 18:34 UTC as 50th comment | 2 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (391 comments in total)

This is very much like back in November when DPReview asked about the first camera and GaryJP so totally nailed it with his comment:

"...Like many photographers this whole thread reminds me how much I miss my dad.. Without him I would not be here..."

https://www.dpreview.com/news/4502453425/dpreview-asks-what-was-your-first-camera?comment=4146236786

Along those lines; I used my dad's Miranda Fv (much like the Sensorex) quite a bit, used a friends Minolta X-300 and ended up on a Nikon path for years until going digital...

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 13:06 UTC as 250th comment | 2 replies
On article First Look: Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9 cine lens (64 comments in total)
In reply to:

PowerG9atBlackForest: Ha, ha! #3 shows that the lens' focus can be adjusted to a distance in m and another in ft. How's that? Another fake?

No fake news here - one distance ring with markings in both feet and meters. Nice detail.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 08:49 UTC

Fujifilm got the concept right with the (original) X100 with focus on tradition, usability, tactile experience and minimalism. A few oddities (mainly rooted in software). Design has in incremental steps improved e.g. sensor, view finder and general performance.

With X100F all main parameters, shutter time, aperture and ISO are visible/adjustable with the camera turned off - a distance scale on the lens would be great.

Some improvements likely thought of as new features, I see as UX idiosyncrasies - I know we may not all agree. But on a "photographers camera" using the focus ring to maneuver software features defies logic to me.

Also the new extra front dial of only little use, but may be an ISO dial (A setting) and the back dial may be used for shutter time (T setting). And the C on the exposure compensation dial may come in handy, but to the purist, this is just as inconsistent, as the mess of dials and switches on Nikon dF; sometimes you can trust the dials - and sometimes not.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 18:04 UTC as 16th comment
In reply to:

FGH: Hello,

Do we see the lens when we look through the viewfinder?

No, (and you never did on any X100) except if you mount a hood which will be visible in OVF mode.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 08:59 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (173 comments in total)
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OlyPent: Which Fuji was it that had the weird burned out highlights?

The X100 uses a traditional Bayer Color Filter Array (CFA) - in fact the same sensor as used in the Nikon D90 and Sony A700, but with some Fujifilm specific magic tweaking. Not that this really matters; it's all about the produced images...

As for the X10, the EXR terminology refers to both hardware (sensor) and software features. And in fact the X10 sensor is an EXR sensor with a different (CFA) compared to the Bayer CFA. With a diagonal pattern the sensor can be operated in different modes for high dynamic range or high resolution. The EXR software manage to produce great JPEG's (whereas handling EXR RAW is more tricky).

Due to orbs/blooming I had a sensor replacement and software adjustments on my X10 and is still a great casual/back-up camera today.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 10:26 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)

Used my dad's Miranda Fv quite a bit, used a friends Minolta X-300 and then bought myself a Nikon F-301 - I am sure this is the reason I am a Fujifilm user today...

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 20:07 UTC as 51st comment
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iAPX: And why not a "modern anachronism" or even an Uchronia?!?

Maybe in this world of multi-purpose tool, it's weird something that just want to do one thingg: taking Black & White photos, and doing it well (I prefer to forget the video mode! lol). But I really think it's interesting to consider, and I wonder if Fuji or others will challenge Leica, with an interchangeable-lens Black & White camera, with an hybrid eyefinder.

Fujifilm X100M? Could be so much fun - and possibly even affordable...

Edit: Spotted someone else bringing up this model name as well further down...

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 22:13 UTC
In reply to:

TSeiler: I thought that DP stood for Digital Products. What is a film camera doing here?

May be an analog camera, but scanned film is also digital...

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 13:19 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100T Review (697 comments in total)
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fmian: I loved the entire concept of the X100 series. The hybrid finder is the only thing in the last several years of camera releases that has excited me.
Good to see this release tweaking the usability of the camera.
My only personal wish would be for the lens to be a little easier to control. I'd be happy if it was slightly bigger with the aperture ring and focus ring more prominent. Also a good focus ring travel distance that stops at either end of the scale so pre focusing can be done without looking at the camera.
Basically more tuned for manual focus use.
But... still tempted to get one of these.
If only I didn't just order 20 rolls of Fujifilm...

The "rangefinder" OVF was never meant to compete with a DSLR viewfinder, which in turn does not compete when it comes to seeing outside the frame when looking through the viewfinder...

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 14:25 UTC

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Canon, It's Impossible!
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Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 13:54 UTC as 446th comment
On article Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR (197 comments in total)

The LEDs, the controls, the colour schemes - a photographic boombox...

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 23:36 UTC as 76th comment
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pdelux: Thats Innovation! More Ram and remove the red dot. *Throw Bags of money* at leica.

The red DOT will come on the Limited Edition Version for an extra $2000 to be released later this year.

Besides designing and producing quite fine branded cameras in Germany, Leica is also unique in having a portfolio of luxury products with a positive price elasticity: increased price will increase sale! This is very rare, but seen with luxury products with a low volume.

To Leica it DOES pay off to raise the price, as the product becomes more unachievable to most of us and more "valuable" to the owners...

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 06:48 UTC
On article What is equivalence and why should I care? (2447 comments in total)
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mcam: I'd suggest to always state that while these 2x or 1.5x equivalence affect DOF, they don't affect exposure. For example, on the first page after "As such, you can say that a 50mm f/2 for Micro Four Thirds is equivalent to a 100mm f/4 Full Frame lens in terms of both field-of-view and depth-of-field." you can add "However, in terms of exposure, f/2 is always f/2."

I've seen many new DSLR users got confused when they were told about aperture equivalence. After reading the first page of your article, I have to say that it is likely to create the same confusion.

...However, in terms of exposure, f/2 is always f/2...

Exactly; the main purpose of the aperture is to adjust incoming light for proper exposure and in that context F2 is F2. However, to many the aperture is (misunderstood as) a measure of the ability of the lens to produce out-of-focus blur - and for bokeh, aperture equivalence (the multiplication by crop factor) is the way to compare (even though distance and optical design are essential)...

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 09:01 UTC
On article What is equivalence and why should I care? (2447 comments in total)

Brilliant article, so well written and with good examples and comparisons. It should go straight into the DPReview Top 10 for articles posted - @Richard, why not have such a list of your most popular work?

This article should end of all these endless discussions on "equivalence" in forums and elsewhere - and of course it doesn't! And the hundreds and hundreds of comments are equally entertaining and interesting to read.

Thanks Richard, and everybody enriching this article with comments...

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 08:30 UTC as 347th comment

...but is it meant to be turned on? ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 18:30 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On article 'City of Samba': Rio Carnival in tilt-shift (48 comments in total)
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h2k: I think the combination of fast-motion and tilt-shift effect makes it.

As so often in documentaries, i liked the imagery and didn't like the music. It feels a tad funny to call a movie "City of Samba" and then use this kind of score.

For me the stronger effects in the Singapore film were tiring after a very short while.

...as for the soundtrack, you can find more background story by the composer, here:

http://vimeo.com/42467972

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 08:18 UTC
On article 'City of Samba': Rio Carnival in tilt-shift (48 comments in total)

Awesome - both the filming and the carnival itself! Stop-motion and tilt-shift used so cleverly, that even though I know what is going on here, I totally disconnect from my left brain and is completely overwhelmed by the stunning visuals...

But as mentioned below, this mostly goes for the Rio film, with a better balance of the effects.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 08:03 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Fujifilm UK X Signature service officially launched (125 comments in total)
In reply to:

AbrasiveReducer: The only bad thing about this is that when companies start with the custom color, limited edition, laser-cut box, certificate of authenticity it usually means they were in a meeting, sales numbers weren't good enough and somebody came up with this idea.

If it goes well, mark my words, there will be X series anniversary editions, unique serial numbers saved for celebrities. I don't think you can gold plate these bodies but don't rule it out.

@papa natas Wrong on this one; X10 had orb issues in early production series. Did you mean sticky aperture blades?

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 20:46 UTC
In reply to:

JohnEwing: Firmware update needed?

Likely, there will be a firmware upgrade adding 50 mm frame-lines in the OVF, right?

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 08:56 UTC
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