Richard Butler

Richard Butler

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Lives in United Kingdom Seattle, United Kingdom
Joined on Nov 7, 2007

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On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2501 comments in total)
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Mikee: The X-Pro1 was my first true love in the mirrorless market. It felt so good in the hands and I love the overall look of the camera. The quality of files was also quite nice. I've since then switched to the Sony A7II/RII. While I think Fuji hit the mark on the styling of the camera, the Sony A7 series really is what I was hoping the X-Pro2 would be (minus the body).

Don't get me wrong, it looks like a great camera. But at that price point, someone not willing to take a look at the Sony A7II would be a shame.

The a7 II is serious competition for any high-end APS-C camera, because the body is price so low (adding lenses complicates that picture somewhat). However, they are radically different cameras and I suspect the people who'd enjoy each model will differ, too.

However, I have to say that it was a real shock to step back from the Pro2 to the Pro1. It shouldn't have been a shock to find things have move on in the past four years, but the X-Pro2 is faster in every respect and every aspect of the handling is much more slick. You could never go back.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 19:05 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2501 comments in total)
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arhmatic: People should stop calling this "retro".

It has great look and it's appealing to me, but otherwise it's a square looking camera, both digital and analog controls, large screen and such... Only two elements might be considered "retro" --- dial for exposure, and maybe the optical view finder - but OVF (with pentaprism) is really everywhere in the DSLR world. So no, it's just a modern camera. Better styled one, but not "retro". It's a buy for me.

The styling is intentionally retrogressive (cameras used to look like that, then evolved to look like something different). This is undeniably a decision to hark back to the looks of older cameras.

The 'analogue' controls are the same thing: they'd essentially died-out on contemporary cameras, then Fujifilm (amongst others) revived them to evoke the cameras that used them. It'd take quite a lot to convince me that a shutter speed dial with whole stop increments, combined with a command dial to give 1/3EV precision is a step forwards from just using a command dial.

However, retro isn't a negative term. And retro (as in looking back) doesn't imply that the underlying technology is out-of-date or that the camera's appeal is purely based on nostalgia, not least because it's likely that many of the potential buyers will be too you to have used any of the cameras this resembles.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 18:21 UTC
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darngooddesign: DPR is obviously on Fuji's payroll, just look at all these camera articles. /s

There is a distinct bias towards cameras on this site.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 18:07 UTC
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Raist3d: Is the CIPA with OVF or EVF? IF it's with OVF that's pretty low.

BelePhotography - we often say in our write-ups that CIPA numbers are like published fuel economy/gas mileage numbers: they don't tell you the number of shots you can get but they are a figure that's comparable between cameras. 250 CIPA is pretty disappointing for a full-sized camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 16:38 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2501 comments in total)
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lumine: you say:
the X-T1 works in the same way whatever lens you put on it, whereas the X-Pro2 is at its best with a short prime lenses
do you think the X-T2 focus would work best with prime lenses too ?

I have no fuji yet and am asking wether to get the X-Pro2 wether to wait for the X-T2 so i would be interested if you could try to compare X-Pro2 to projected X-T2 ( new sensor, new focus ability).

Thanks.

I haven't experienced faster AF with short lenses. If you've inferred that from this preview, please let me know where and I'll try to clarify my phrasing.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 16:27 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2501 comments in total)
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disraeli demon: Page 3 last paragraph there's a bit missing - "However, when shooting modes, exposure is locked when you hit the REC button,"

shooting "in movie mode?"

Sorry about that. I've fixed it.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 16:20 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2501 comments in total)
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zlatko: Does the menu system keep going back to home position, or does it remember where you left it? Also, does the menu system still require an extra button push to get into the settings tabs (like other X cameras)?

The menu remembers where you are, I think. And there's no extra button push because the setup section is no longer separate.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 16:19 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2501 comments in total)
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darngooddesign: Richard, is the viewfinder OLED like the X100T or LCD like the X-Pro1? Can it be used with polarized sunglasses?

I'll check.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 16:17 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2501 comments in total)
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zw1975: DPR:

In the spec comparison table, X-Pro 2's rear screen is green-shaded, suggesting it is better than X-T1's rear screen. However, I think it might be better to remove the green shading because, while the resolution is higher (and thus better), the X-Pro 2's rear screen is fixed (and thus worse (to most, if not all, users?) than X-T1's tilting rear screen).

Thank you.

That's a fair point. I've changed it to neutral.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 16:15 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2501 comments in total)
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Gabor Szantai: X Pro1 - 1349GBP vs 1699 USD - 1.26x
X70 - 550 GBP vs 800 USD - 1.45x

I really would like to get 1349 GBP for my 1699 USD...

Also, the list price Fujifilm US is quoting for the X70 is $699.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 08:26 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2501 comments in total)
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lumine: you say:
the X-T1 works in the same way whatever lens you put on it, whereas the X-Pro2 is at its best with a short prime lenses
do you think the X-T2 focus would work best with prime lenses too ?

I have no fuji yet and am asking wether to get the X-Pro2 wether to wait for the X-T2 so i would be interested if you could try to compare X-Pro2 to projected X-T2 ( new sensor, new focus ability).

Thanks.

My point is this:

The X-T1 works consistently (and well) no matter what lens you mount.

The X-Pro works in essentially the same way if it's in EVF mode. Yet, although the OVF mode is limited (only works well with short focal length primes) and awkward (parallax error at close working distances), it's really the highlight of the camera.

I like the X-T1 and there's every reason to think a hypothetical X-T2 would be lovely, but there's something special (albeit irrational) about the optical finder. See if you can find somewhere to try it. I think it depends on what you shoot: if you don't plan to shoot with wide-normal primes, then an X-T is probably the way to go.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 08:23 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2501 comments in total)
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alextardif: That last paragraph in the Overall Impressions, LOL! Drinking your own cool aid a bit, no? I've no doubt it's a fine tool when paired with the primes you've mentioned, yet it leaves me wanting for more, in the "XT1 Mk2 more" sort of way, which no doubt will follow. Looking forward to trying it out nonetheless...

Despite finding the optical viewfinder a little awkward, it somehow adds something important to what would otherwise be an X-T1.something in a different shaped body. Rationally, the X-T is the more consistent camera but I really enjoyed the X-Pro.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 07:42 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2501 comments in total)
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Gabor Szantai: X Pro1 - 1349GBP vs 1699 USD - 1.26x
X70 - 550 GBP vs 800 USD - 1.45x

I really would like to get 1349 GBP for my 1699 USD...

Don't forget that the UK price you quoted includes 20% VAT, whereas the US price hasn't had sales tax added.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 07:24 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2501 comments in total)
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Marksphoto: sounds like a very marginal improvement. Where is the touch screen? I hope the colors have improved. I think I will have to pass this year's model due to no touch screen and it is very likely that the focussing is still slow, I will test it out in the store just to be sure, lol

It does have pixel mapping.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 07:15 UTC
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Raist3d: DPreview- the right comparison is X-E2s vs X-E2 *with* new firmware. What is really new? Auto button... higher res LCD? what else?

A significant drop in list price?

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 06:53 UTC
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BeaverTerror: No high ISO shots?

We'll try to add some in the coming days.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 06:48 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2501 comments in total)
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OliverGlass: @DPR
Though it's a minor thing--- how is the rendition of greens/foliage now with the new sensor and processing?

We'll be using multiple Raw converters for a forthcoming article, but we'll be using Adobe Camera Raw for our test scene.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 06:37 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2501 comments in total)
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OliverGlass: @DPR
Though it's a minor thing--- how is the rendition of greens/foliage now with the new sensor and processing?

We'll be testing that as soon as we get a chance.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 06:23 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-Pro2 (77 comments in total)
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bazzap101: Does this new camera have a diopter control now?

-4 to +2m-1

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 06:21 UTC
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tkbslc: 28mm? Why do we need another boring 28mm f2.8 compact. I was excited for the 2 mintues where I thought it was 35mm like the X100. Where's a compact 35mm like this?

And can 113g really be possible? I mean an iphone 6 is 130g, so I'm thinking that's a big typo.

It's 340g. I've corrected the error in the database.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 06:18 UTC
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