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    is he cherry picking samples to show the issue? Yes.
    is it a very well written, explained and demonstrated display of the issues? Yes.

    I jumped and bought the fuji MF:


    This one has been on my wishlist for a long long time. I own a bronica eTRSI (645) and have shot 4x5. I've wanted that 4x5 quality but I know I won't have the patience for sheet film (dark bag to load/unload etc). So this is the best compromise. I've also been looking at 4x5s with a roll adapter (giving me the same 6x9 image size) but I can't seem to find any lenses wider than 65mm anyway? That would be ~17mm on 4x5 in 35mm terms but once you go down to 6x9 it's what mine has and it's roughly 28mm effective (in 35mm terms).
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    I agree that it explains why the waxy skin issue happens. But, I've never had the issue with a raw file on either sensor. For me it goes from starting as a good article to a **** stirrer.

    Very nice on the medium format!

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    yeah, I had a pro-1 for a week when I bought someone's kit to get a lens and parted it out. Cool looking, neat, retro, whatever but not my style. Too big and I don't like the OVFs. For me the ideal fuji pair (and sony when you think of my current kit) is/was the XE2 for the small body/rangefinder with EVF only and the XT1 for the DSLR/handling package. I do REALLY like the XT2's screen. Flip up/down only sucks for vertical shooting landscapes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobsen1 View Post
    is he cherry picking samples to show the issue? Yes.
    is it a very well written, explained and demonstrated display of the issues? Yes.

    I jumped and bought the fuji MF:


    This one has been on my wishlist for a long long time. I own a bronica eTRSI (645) and have shot 4x5. I've wanted that 4x5 quality but I know I won't have the patience for sheet film (dark bag to load/unload etc). So this is the best compromise. I've also been looking at 4x5s with a roll adapter (giving me the same 6x9 image size) but I can't seem to find any lenses wider than 65mm anyway? That would be ~17mm on 4x5 in 35mm terms but once you go down to 6x9 it's what mine has and it's roughly 28mm effective (in 35mm terms).
    This is the hotness. I have a Bronica 6x6 and while I love it, I don't love it's bulk. Having shot a GSW once, seeing this post makes me consider dumping the Bronica for one of these. Hmmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobsen1 View Post
    yeah, I had a pro-1 for a week when I bought someone's kit to get a lens and parted it out. Cool looking, neat, retro, whatever but not my style. Too big and I don't like the OVFs. For me the ideal fuji pair (and sony when you think of my current kit) is/was the XE2 for the small body/rangefinder with EVF only and the XT1 for the DSLR/handling package. I do REALLY like the XT2's screen. Flip up/down only sucks for vertical shooting landscapes...
    I think that sums it up perfectly for me as well. I wonder if you would've liked the X-T10 over the X-T2. For the stuff I shoot, the T2's screen will be great. And I am missing the ability to use the rear dial for exposure compensation with five stops.

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    for me the XT1 was about speed AF for low light and sports work so I think it wins over the slightly smaller XT10?
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    Yeah, the X-T1 wins there. I'm still thinking over grabbing a X-T2. I've already grabbed a used 50-140 off Adorama since I'll have the balance of the T1 body/grip to shoot it on. That lens is very awkward on the Pro2.

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    so the GFX has studio samples on dpreview and they're not all that much more amazing -vs- the a7rii?
    https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilm-gfx-50s

    as the guys on sony rumors are keen to point out they really should have gone with a larger sensor than what they did and or use some BSI (as the a7rii sensor does) to put it at the top of the heap. I'm sure it'll still produce some amazing files I just don't see the IQ difference as worth the cost at this point?
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    I agree that they should have went with a larger sensor. For the price of the GFX, you could get into Pentax MF.

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    the pentax uses the same sensor though so that comes down to lenses and how they handle IMHO. The thing with the pentax is you can get them used though.
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    Used market is what I was thinking for body and lenses. I can't see using MF as an event rig. So the larger body wouldn't be an issue.

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    yeah, for me it's for my landscape work which is also a travel kit essentially... So if it meant I paired down to one or two lenses then sure, it could be smaller but really the a7rii with f/4 zooms is a pretty good travel setup. After FL I've actually thought about going to a 2 lens travel setup with 2 bodies. The a7rii w/16-35 and a6300 w/70-300. If I need that middle range then I swap the bodies/lenses so the 16-35 on crop becomes 24-53. For me I don't need more than 19mp for anything in that middle range and 24mp for anything on the long end...
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    That's a pretty well rounded travel kit. And it keeps things smalll/light weight. When I travel this year I'll have the 16-55. Then use the 18-55/50-230 kit my son uses.

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    So cambo has made an EF to GFX adapter. No electronics get passed so you won't get AF or EXIF but the adapter can adjust the aperture. Yes there's some vignetting but the real story here is the TS-Es work w/o any vignetting! So you have the following options:
    17mm = 13.5mm
    24mm = 19mm
    45mm = 35.5mm
    90mm = 71mm

    and yes those lenses are massive and expensive but it'd be fun to play with the 17mm @ ~13,5mm effective!

    https://petapixel.com/2017/03/27/cam...um-format-gfx/
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    Oh man, if I was still urban exploring a lot this would be very tempting.

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    Nice article on the GFX for landscaping.......

    https://petapixel.com/2017/04/12/fuj...l-photography/

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    yeah, good read. I do like the rear screen and tilting EVF for sure. That's been a big pet peeve on mine with the sony. Yes it's better than my 5Diii (with no movement) but when you shoot vertically it's a PITA.
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    Some nice updates for us C1 users.
    http://www.fujirumors.com/capture-on...x-a10-support/

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    And, Phase has significantly sped up C1. On top of the other improvements. LR really feels like a total slug now.

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    Having a new slight issue with the 100t, the LCD gets lines and locks up. I haven't had it do it again for a bit so I'm going to hold off but i may have to send it off again. I'm quite happy with it otherwise though so I would potentially get it refurbished, then sell it off and get a new x100f or whatever letter they are on now.

    The DSLR has really not been used for months since getting the camera, I'm thinking about upgrading the 5Dc to a newer body though.

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    I think it is F now. That body has the newer sensor and autofocus system.

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    the letter is the first letter of the number, so:
    x100
    x100s (second)
    x100t (third)
    x100f (fourth)
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    Wow that's super logical.

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    I wonder if the next x100 will be f mark 2?

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    X100Fi (Fifth)

    All naming conventions are terrible. You eventually run into a wall when you iterate a design and your other nomenclature muddies the waters.

    I've always wanted to have a product line that just was called Fred and it did this one thing. I would change it constantly and only still call it Fred--no version, nothing--and that it performs the advertized task. How much horsepower? Enough to perform the task. How much does it weigh? As little as possible but not too little to hold up. Send me your money. When I retire this will be my business. It will be glorious.

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    I'm a fan of Fred.

    Maybe they'll swap the 100 for a 200 when the sensor gets bigger? Fuji only uses the letters for the x100. All the other bodies have been XE1 to XE2, XP1 to XP2 etc. So maybe when they make just jump to 24mp it'll go X200 and then little letters again for the smaller updates?
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    Then they should have changed it when they switched sensors after the first X100.

    Unfortunately we are trying to be logical about decisions made by a marketing department. That is impossible.

    And anyway, the X200 is the medium format version. Right? RIGHT!?!?!? (with a 28mm effective lens please)

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    Godox/Flashpoint 350 mini is available for preorder. Finally another good flash option available for Fuji with ttl and high speed sync. And cheap at $84.90.

    https://www.adorama.com/fplfsmminifu...e=rflaid912732

    https://www.amazon.com/Godox-TT350F-...godox+350+fuji

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    My stupid x100t is acting up again.

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    The X-E3 is up for pre order.
    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...al_camera.html

    Much more exciting is that Fuji is expected to release the 80mm 2.8 macro, and they've added the 8-16 2.8 & 200mm f2 to the lens roadmap.http://www.fujifilm.com/products/dig..._lens/roadmap/

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    The XE3 is interesting to me as if you put the 18 f/2 on it, it is a good amount smaller than the Leica Q (but still not as small as the X100 but that is the wrong FL so to hells with that, yo).

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    What about the X70 Andy? Need the EVF? I always liked the XE series. Looks like a nice camera. Looks weird w/o the 4-way on the back but I'll have to fondle one to see how the new layout works. I also LOVE AF joysticks so I think it'll be better.
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    Seems Fuji is trying out full touch screen controls in place of the D pad. If I understand correctly, even the AF points can be selected via a section of the touch screen while looking through the viewfinder. That with the joystick could prove to be a better control system. As long as Fuji leaves all of the manual controls if this is implemented on the X-T/Pro lines, I will be happy.

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    Fuji is getting into the raw conversion game. This could be interesting, if it is not clunky.
    https://www.fujifilm.eu/uk/news/arti...m-x-raw-studio

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobsen1 View Post
    What about the X70 Andy? Need the EVF?
    Yeah, I'm old and need the "cut-off the world around me" that a viewfinder provides. I just hate all of the reflections and lack of clarity that you get with just using the back LCD. Either that or I'm going to start carrying around a hood like you do for a view camera. You think walking around a city and taking pictures gets you harassed now...

    Honestly, an updated Ricoh GR with a viewfinder could work for 75% of my photography. Yes I want the DR of a full frame sensor. Yes I want a faster lens. But having a camera that literally fits in a pocket would seriously make me overlook those things.

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    The XE3 looks interesting. The bitch about the touch screen (from the reviews) is that if you're a left eye shooter your nose touching the screen shuts off the screen... So all that cool jazz is out for me. But the joystick is a better option over the d-pad I think, once you adjust to it. I'm tempted to get an XE3 and 16mm...
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    Dew eeet

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    rumors of a sony 16mm 1.4 have me waiting. There's a part of me that feels like I miss the "fuji colors" but then I use my X70 and it's a total PITA (I'm just used to sony menus and controls). The a6300 is also smaller than the XE3 anyway so I've got the small camera aspect covered. Sony has the 24mm 1.8 that's the same size as the fuji (same length but skinnier so it seems longer) so if they match the 16mm, even at 1.8, I'd be thrilled...

    Right now I've got the rokinon 24mm, sigma 24mm art (with MC-11) and sony 28mm. I don't love any of them so I'm still hunting. And yes I'm willing to buy a body and lens to get what I'm after at this point.... I like the art a lot but it's "massive"/unbalanced on the a7r.
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    Fuij hit a home run with the 16mm. And their current sensor is really good. But they'll be there after the Sony 16mm comes out. Unless your inner gear whore really wants to try something now. The forthcoming Fuji 8-16mm 2.8 look's really interesting also.

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    I want a small fast wide camera setup for family shooting. The smaller the better. Sony wins on size and I already own the body so I'm holding out for now... But I'd consider the XE3 with one if I find out the sony 16mm isn't going to happen... I have the 28mm f/2 on the a7r and don't love it (too big, not fast enough?). The sigma 24mm is way too big. The 16mm 2.8 on the cropper is nice and tiny but not fast enough... The X70 is close, nice and small but I wish faster. Also, switching menus is a PITA (which is why I'm not leaping to a fuji 16).
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    Would Sony's 16mm be smaller than Fuji's? Or same size lenses, but the Sony body is smaller?

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    Sony's body is smaller. The lens would likely have to be the same length (assuming same speed and FL) but sony's would likely be narrower. Fuji builds stalky lenses (in a good way). rumor has it the sony will look like the sony 50mm but I'd bet it's somewhere around that or sony's 24mm:
    http://camerasize.com/compact/#656.5...5,721.571,wa,t

    The size of the a6300 is what's always been impressive. I started with a NEX5 which was actually a tad smaller (no evf and the bottom wasn't flat). These things pack in some INSANE specs/performance in a tiny space.
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    That would make for a great 24mm effective kit. Fuji's 16 is definitely not a small prime. But it is very well built.

    Sony has done a great job building up their mirrorless system. A 16mm would be a great addition. And show support for their crop sensors. Something I never thought Canon did enough of.

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    yeah, it's one of the few missing links in sony's lineup. Well that and 2.8 zooms for crop, but they've got great f/4 options.
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    I'm on the fence about rounding out my 2.8 zooms with the 8-16 2.8. Not sure if I will have a lot of use for it.

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