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El Chavo: Fuji made real improvements in the video area compared to few years ago BUT...

As I said it before, and was almost murdered by Fuji fans, for the price (50% more than an a6300) this camera should offer LOG recording straight in camera, should have less rolling shutter but doesn't, AF continues to "breath" rocking back and forth, no touchscreen as well and few native lenses.

And to makes matters even worse the grip is a "requireptional" accessory for almost anything: Want longer than 10 mins on video? Buy the grip. Want faster FPS on stills? Buy the grip! Want to keep the camera away from overheating? Buy the grip!!! Want to record in F-LOG? BUY THE GRIP!!!

An a6300 was released almost 6 months before this one, Fuji had enough time to respond but managed to release something that gets close to it but the price isn't competitive.

And please, lets have some constructive conversation. It is tiring to talk to some that come ready for the crucifixion.

I think there are people interested in what Fuji has to offer, who either don't want to or can't afford to spend $1700 or even the $1300 the X-T1 is going for. I personally couldn't with the A7 being $1100. X-Ex will come out below the psychological 4 digit threshold, and while not as sophisticated in features/design/controls could offer IQ for a good price. A cheapo DSLR X-E3 could work too if that's what more people want.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 23:32 UTC
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El Chavo: Fuji made real improvements in the video area compared to few years ago BUT...

As I said it before, and was almost murdered by Fuji fans, for the price (50% more than an a6300) this camera should offer LOG recording straight in camera, should have less rolling shutter but doesn't, AF continues to "breath" rocking back and forth, no touchscreen as well and few native lenses.

And to makes matters even worse the grip is a "requireptional" accessory for almost anything: Want longer than 10 mins on video? Buy the grip. Want faster FPS on stills? Buy the grip! Want to keep the camera away from overheating? Buy the grip!!! Want to record in F-LOG? BUY THE GRIP!!!

An a6300 was released almost 6 months before this one, Fuji had enough time to respond but managed to release something that gets close to it but the price isn't competitive.

And please, lets have some constructive conversation. It is tiring to talk to some that come ready for the crucifixion.

To be fair, they may rectify a lot of this with future firmware... which would suck if you ponied up the extra $$$ for the grip. But early adopters always get reamed on price so that's to be expected.

I think the really exciting product now is the X-E3.... hopefully they apply whatever they learned from this to that.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 14:56 UTC
On article Samyang teases 'summer blockbuster' lens announcements (122 comments in total)
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Alphoid: I'm going to bet they'll re-release their existing lenses in autofocus and nice aesthetics. The numbers work out right. I'm going to bet they'll be overpriced too. This won't be a $150 prime, but a $600 prime. I'm going to bet it will be met with a collective 'meh' as it won't save much over Sigma, Tokina, or similar. Unless it's all E-mount.

I hope they make some new designs. Most of their current lenses are gargantuan and thus in a weird position. MF = they're not great to use on DSLRs, and their huge size = they balance poorly with MILCs. It's really only the mirrorless only lenses that look appealing to me. Personally I would be more than glad to trade some speed and even a little lab IQ for smaller size and character. The drop in light and DoF control from F/1.4 to F/2 is not that big from a practical POV but it will chop down weight/size/cost considerably. F/2 is plenty on FF, particularly on the wide end where subject isolation is not that big of a deal but pixel vignetting is.

Like I said above I'm hoping for something like an 18/2.8 and 35/2 AF for FE mount. Copying some M-mount formulas and slapping AF on would be enough for me.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 15:14 UTC
On article Samyang teases 'summer blockbuster' lens announcements (122 comments in total)

Hoping they come out with some more FE glass... I could use an 18mm 2.8, MF being OK for that, and a 35mm F/2 that's smallish and less than ~400g with autofocus. I would even take one of those old school whirry AF motors if it focuses quickly enough. Exciting times indeed.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 15:07 UTC as 12th comment
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (330 comments in total)

X-T2 is the camera to have, unless you absolutely need the rangefinder look

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 12:34 UTC as 67th comment | 9 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2604 comments in total)
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FantasticMrFox: "Other doubts were expressed about the availability of lenses for the K-1 ..."

Unlike a certain other manufacturer, that only now, several years after the launch of its first full-frame offering, is slowly managing to offer a good selecting of high quality glass for it, Ricoh is throwing this camera on the market with an entire range of high quality zooms covering 15 to 450 mm, several high quality full frame primes (the stellar FA Limiteds, the D FA 50 f/2.8 Macro, D FA 100 f/2.8 Macro, FA 35 f/2), and APS-C primes that have been tested as fully functional on FF (DA 50 f/1.8, DA 35 f/2.4 etc.), offering a wide range of lenses from $100 to $2,000.

And that does not even include manual-focus legacy glass. I'd assume that is the widest offering of lenses any manufacturer ever had when entering the full frame market, and we can expect more and more new modern lenses (especially primes) soon.

There are better platforms for manual focus glass. This needs (and has) good autofocus glass if it's going to be seriously considered as a Canikon alternative.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 18:46 UTC
On article 8K Helium Super 35mm sensor on the way from RED (86 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: Hopefully this will come with a discounted subscription to one of Amazon's server farms... as that's the kind of computing power 8K processing will require.

Yea the viewing medium is the other thing. Even at a computer monitor viewing distance you will need like a 70" screen to be able to resolve the details.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 13:43 UTC
On article 8K Helium Super 35mm sensor on the way from RED (86 comments in total)

Hopefully this will come with a discounted subscription to one of Amazon's server farms... as that's the kind of computing power 8K processing will require.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 21:34 UTC as 14th comment | 5 replies
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (208 comments in total)
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JoeWall: I got a Sony A7II because of the lower price but it seems we have to pay extra for the lenses.

It's a smart business decision for Sony but I feel cornered. I'm not so sure anymore I should have a Sony system. Getting a Canon or Nikon with a nice package 70-200mm f2.8L, a f1.4 35mm or 50mm and a nice wide angle is less expensive

If "paid work" reliability is the baseline of minimum acceptable performance for cameras most DSLRs don't pass muster. For example any DSLR without micro AF adjust will have problems with a lot of fast/3rd party lenses. So I don't think that's a reasonable baseline. That's like saying a Corolla is no good because it can't tow a boat.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 21:31 UTC
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (208 comments in total)
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EthanP99: Just a reminder to people: Canon released their 70-200 at $2500

http://m.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-70-200-2p8-is-usm-ii-c16

But... but!!!!

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 16:22 UTC
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (208 comments in total)
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JoeWall: I got a Sony A7II because of the lower price but it seems we have to pay extra for the lenses.

It's a smart business decision for Sony but I feel cornered. I'm not so sure anymore I should have a Sony system. Getting a Canon or Nikon with a nice package 70-200mm f2.8L, a f1.4 35mm or 50mm and a nice wide angle is less expensive

@arbux we are fortunate enough for information indeed. Metabones recent update unlocked the rest of the AF modes on the Mark 2 bodies:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/8141635416/metabones-unlock-native-sony-focus-modes-for-canon-mount-adapters

and Sigma's new adapter has full AF capabilities with their lenses.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/8547380272/cp-2016-sigma-mc-11-adapter-allows-dslr-lenses-full-range-of-af-modes-on-sony-bodies

Most of the new tele EF lenses work fine:

http://briansmith.com/sony-a7rii-canon-ef-smart-adapter-tests/

And accuracy/reliability in the field is not a problem:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/5684109129/lucky-number-7-shooting-pro-sports-with-the-sony-a7r-ii

Controlling what is in focus and managing screen blackout is an issue, but then the former is an issue with any camera that doesn't have an AF joystick (including DSLRs!), and the latter is an issue for any MILC that came out before the A6300.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 16:18 UTC
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (208 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: In today's news, fast, professional, weather sealed telephoto lenses are expensive and heavy. In other news, the sun came out today... tune in to see if it will come up tomorrow!

If anyone can point me to a 70-200 2.8 that isn't >3lb and >$1800 from a first party manufacturer I'd love to see it. Physics are still physics. You want small, light and fast... shoot MFT

I am pretty much anti-MFT, so you're wrong on that front. And I meant less than $1800. Plus that lens is ancient and not even stabilized... hardly in the discussion.

Full frame sensors require full frame lenses. So yes, physics are still physics.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 16:09 UTC
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (208 comments in total)

In today's news, fast, professional, weather sealed telephoto lenses are expensive and heavy. In other news, the sun came out today... tune in to see if it will come up tomorrow!

If anyone can point me to a 70-200 2.8 that isn't >3lb and >$1800 from a first party manufacturer I'd love to see it. Physics are still physics. You want small, light and fast... shoot MFT

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 15:40 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (208 comments in total)
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JoeWall: I got a Sony A7II because of the lower price but it seems we have to pay extra for the lenses.

It's a smart business decision for Sony but I feel cornered. I'm not so sure anymore I should have a Sony system. Getting a Canon or Nikon with a nice package 70-200mm f2.8L, a f1.4 35mm or 50mm and a nice wide angle is less expensive

You can use the Canon lenses on your Sony with full AF capability.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 15:33 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)

Thank God for autofocus lens adapters.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 14:49 UTC as 41st comment
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1223 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: Easily Fuji's best body yet, but at the end of the day, still no IBIS, still weak RAW file support in the most popular PP software, still really expensive. If they could make an X-A2 follow up with an EVF and DNG output they could have a real mainstream winner.

@kodachromeguy If I'm spending $1,600 on a camera body I would like for it to have the features I want, and to not have to spend even more money and headaches changing over to a new PP program with a different workflow. Is that so difficult to understand?

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 17:51 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1223 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: Easily Fuji's best body yet, but at the end of the day, still no IBIS, still weak RAW file support in the most popular PP software, still really expensive. If they could make an X-A2 follow up with an EVF and DNG output they could have a real mainstream winner.

I like the hump. The X-Pro1/2's flat body shape reminds me of a cheap disposable camera. To each their own.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 13:51 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1223 comments in total)

Easily Fuji's best body yet, but at the end of the day, still no IBIS, still weak RAW file support in the most popular PP software, still really expensive. If they could make an X-A2 follow up with an EVF and DNG output they could have a real mainstream winner.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 12:42 UTC as 74th comment | 21 replies
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1223 comments in total)
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ttran88: Sounds like a great camera for Jpeg shooters.

I don't think most of the mainstream PP programs can translate XTrans raw files.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 12:37 UTC
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Hannu108: “ Mirrorless is 'probably' the future”

Battery technology has to improve a lot to achieve this...

I think Fujica and Max ISO are being biased and a little hyperbolic, albeit to very different degrees. DSLRs are still king for most specialized and demanding forms of photography, but MILC offers some things DSLRs cannot, albeit at a price.

Not really fair to compare Leica M lenses to autofocus lenses. The AF gear has to go somewhere. Plus a lot of M mount lenses utilize simple, ancient designs, with commensurate IQ. Their small size also is a factor in driving up the price. I rented a Nokton 35 1.4 to use with an A7... it was pretty much a 35/2. It was too soft wide open, and pretty chunky. It is a bummer that FE glass has turned out to be so big and heavy but even still, most of the lenses are decently balanced.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 14:03 UTC
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