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  1. Hello GO I thought Ken raised a few valid points and others which were fit for the floor mounted circular filing cabinet. But they were his points as he saw them so good for him. But irrespective of his views and his 4/10 rating, I bought an X-H2S and have to say that it is an exceptional camera. It is so fast, the subject detection system is phenominal and the EVF is in a different league to any of my FujiFilm cameras. I have it side by side with my beloved X-H1, a camera that was hewn from rock, and whilst it doesn't quite have that same 'feel' of indestructability, it is superbly made and tactile wise, a level above the X-H1. What I mean by that is the controls are well damped and responsive, the shutter button is less touch sensitive (ie doesn't fire at the lightest touch), and the control wheels, whilst not clickeable, are precise. The joystick is not as well positioned as the X-H1 but as I have only had the camera for two days, it will improve as my muscle/brain memory kicks in. The extended grip is as good as, if not better than, the X-H1 and though still early days, I found the 100-400mm nicer to hold and use when on the X-H2S with or without either of the TC's. As for the charger, never got one with my X-T4 and yes it is tight of FujiFilm but I am glad that they spent the money on the sensor and the overall package. It shouldn't and didn't put me off but I see where he is coming from. PSAM is not a big deal for me, its on all my Sony's and on mylovely little X-S10 so it came natural to me. The C1-7 modes are just superb and if I had to trade the conventional dials just for this feature then I would...almost, as I still love the manual control nature of my other FujiFilm's. To be able to dial in my favourite settings and recall them at the click of a dial (and lock it should I wish) is fantastic and instant. I have a Delkin Black 150 Gb CFExpress card as well as a SanDisk Extreme SD Card. Never had a CF before, it makes the SD card seem pedestrian and even when on high speed bursts it clears the buffer immediately. I enjoyed Ken's review but I beg to differ with his conclusions and thoughts. As for muddy twixt the X-T4, I am not sure where he got that from but IQ is exactly the same as my X-T4 and X-S10 using all my FujiFilm lenses ......but many more images are 100% in focus and processed 4 x quicker than any other body. It is a cracking camera.
    3 points
  2. It's a bit hard to take what this person says seriously nowadays. I mean, he literally called Einstein a dumbass...
    3 points
  3. seriously? the camera is a piece of junk because it doesn't have a charger in the box? i guess then the only good smartphone is a cheap chinese one for having a charger and all the iphones and galaxys are crap...
    3 points
  4. He’s wrong about all of it and I seriously doubt he used the camera. I had the X-T3, sold it for the X-T4, and 2 years later I preordered the X-H2s. I have had it since launch and here’s a quick rebuttals to that garbage review. First, the people he spoke about, saying they backed up his claims… Casey from Camera Conspiracies, only tried the pre-release and has since taken one on loan… He loves the thing now. Gerald from Gerald Undone, said the camera’s DR is excellent, Still image capture AF is awesome, and he said thanks to the noise properties he can actually make the video better quality than the A1 (that’s impressive). DPReview, said they wouldn’t rank the camera or comment on most aspects until they got a full retail version of it and that review is happening now. Second, he ignored the stacked sensor and the improved AF speed completely. Then he made assumptions based on his ignorance of the camera and how it functions. He claimed they didn’t think the design through, but his own complaints show he didn’t think it through. I had the X-T4 sitting right beside the new body for about a week… The build quality was very much on par with the X-T4 and yet he praised one while panning the other. So which is it, is the build quality of the X-T4 cheap, or is the X-H2S actually decent build quality. Then of course he tried to equate knowing the X-T4 with knowing this camera and I can tell you they could not be further apart in the way they operate and still be a Fuji body. Many of us have action photos, portraits, BIF, and animal portraits, yet he seems to proclaim it is the worst camera ever. Of course he focused on 1 thing obsessively, that’s the fact that the dials don’t have any push button capabilities. Then he also made a comment that gave away his motivation for the whole review away… Fuji wouldn’t give him a body to review, so he rented or purchased one and panned the whole camera. Oh and as for Muddy images… I set both the X-H2S and the X-T4 to the same settings and swapped the lenses from body to body. The image quality was pretty much identical, so you can ignore that garbage claim too.
    2 points
  5. We were driving by and observed a majestic bald eagle perched in a dead tree. I only had the 50-230mm on my X-T2 at the time, Image is cropped for effect.
    2 points
  6. It's early days yet, but I like the X-H2s for the most part. I have two X-H1, and the X-H2s seems to be improved in more ways than it loses. I am a still photographer (retired pro), not a video shooter, so the many improvements there go right over my head. And so any opinions I have are limited as well. Reason to love this camera #1: the viewfinder is fantastic, better than any Nikon or previous Fujifilm. My prime reason to go with the XH-1 was the fabulous EVF, and the new one is even better. I do miss the dedicated shutter speed dial, but I do not dislike PASM. I have had film cameras (Canon F1nAE) that had both, and I wish Fuji had gone that way instead of doing one-or-the-other. I also like putting the Custom settings on a dial where you can get to them rather than hidden away in Fuji's impossible Menu hierarchy or Q display. Of my Nikons I love the ones with the U1-U2 and sometimes U3 dial settings. It seems stupid to making both focus mode and firing mode/speed harder to get to. On the other hand - finally - they put the Q button where it doesn't get pressed by mistake ten times a minute. The Menu is still pathetic, but no more so than previously, except that the C 1-7 settings are even more bafflingly buried than the old Custom settings. Some operator error at work there also, no doubt, but no one could call the Fuji menus user-friendly. Yeah, it is down-right cheesy not to include a charger with a $2500 camera, so I consider it more of $2569.95 camera. I will feel much better, however, if and when I get the free memory card I sent in for.... I haven't had a chance yet to compare the new auto-focus speed and accuracy against the Nikon D-500, the current champion for wildlife and especially BIF. Perhaps Fuji's separating the Bird from other Animal autofocus settings reflects BIF versus sitting ducks. Early days. But I don't regret the purchase. In fact, I am upgrading my Fujifilm prime lenses to the faster and higher resolution lenses. I think my Nikons (D810, D500, D7100, D5300, Z5 and a full-spectrum Z50) are going to migrate down to second shelf for many uses, and the Fuji's (X100F, X-H1 and new X-H2s are going to get more use.
    2 points
  7. God I couldn’t even get to the end of the video. He’s so annoying and arrogant ‘I am always correct’. I never trust someone with that lack of humility. Sounds to me like he can’t afford it.
    2 points
  8. Yes - I didn't mention build quality - I don't have an X-H1 to compare but I certainly have no complaints about the X-H2S. Its rock solid and all buttons and dials work exactly as they should - no unnecessary play. It gives every impression it will continue working for years. I haven't yet had need to test the weather sealing but everything fits well together - and in fact the removal of the AF mode switch and dial press switches are only going to improve the overall weather resistance. As for murkiness - I just haven't seen it - perhaps someone will post some examples so I know what to look out for (and situations where the murkiness will appear)
    2 points
  9. Hi. Living in Wales but from the Highlands of Scotland so 2 opportunities there already for good landscapes. Switching system to Fujifilm coming from Pentax full frame as getting tired with the heavy gear on hikes. Don.
    2 points
  10. Heccie Thump

    Banana Fly

    X-T4, 16-80 kit lens, 11mm Macro tube
    2 points
  11. Not sure what category they come under
    2 points
  12. Fujiron

    Fuji Birds

    Black-headed Grosbeak 1st winter. H-H1, 70-300+1.4TC.
    2 points
  13. Mark Woodbury

    X-H2s

    I'm really struggling on the X-H2S - I'm not a vidoegrapher so I'm not exactly sure what I'll gain from the new camera - other than some significant improvements in autofocus (I'm terrible at this by the way). Gonna wait for the big boy with the larger censor (and hoping its X Trans). As for their positioning in the Market - It appears that, if there will even be such a thing, the X-T? will be a less capable camera based on their event some time back. They are really moving forward with driving the X-H2? to the premier slot in their lineup. I'm also 99% sure I will catch a lot of flack for that statement - but here are some things to consider: 1) Top Tier Nikon, Canon and Sony Releases are getting so expensive that they are cost prohibitive for most shooters. 2) Fuji is trying to lure those disenfranchised shooters away from the big 3 with better features, fantastic build quality and comprehensive lens list. I think the form factor for the X-S10 and the X-H2S are 100% aimed at those shooters. Now before anyone calls me out - I love the way my X-T3 handles, the the X-H1 is a beast. I love the old school Fujifilm design language. So much so that I want the X Pro 3 to add as well. I have not had this much fun shooting photos in almost a decade.
    2 points
  14. cpX

    Fuji Birds

    2 points
  15. Surely there isn't any point, as when you put a half pressure on the shutter release the lens stops down to is working aperture and so you get the same function.
    1 point
  16. OK. Thank you. I understand. I managed to solve for now with 4K / 23.98P / 200Mbps
    1 point
  17. Make sure you are using the right cable, not just mini-HDMI to HDMI, but also the data rate needs to be supported, that is, the cable must be able to support 4K HDMI speeds if you are sending 4k video to the monitor. If you are sending the video to a TV instead of a monitor, the same stuff is needed for that as well, but you may need to go through the TV's menu system and find the over-scan setting and turn it on (some older TVs may need this to make sure the top and bottom portions do not go out of bounds. Note: this may not be needed, it depends on how old the TV is, it is a setting that let the TVs works with computers and some use it with camera video as well but many newer ones do not.)
    1 point
  18. I bought a X-T3 JUL2022, read the manual 2x, start taking pictures but movies only last 15 seconds. Cards are Samsung 64Gb EVO Plus A1 V10 130Mbps. What's wrong?
    1 point
  19. In aperture priority - set the lens wide open - choose a scene with objects at different distances - now press the button you have assigned to "PREVIEW DEPTH OF FIELD" and the effect should be obvious. (I checked it with X-S10 but X-T4 should be much the same - its not something I ever use as half press will do the same and also focus on the subject)
    1 point
  20. KOLED

    Scathing Review of Fuji X-H2s

    So if it is no better or worse than the X-T3 or X-T4, then why didn’t he call the image quality in those cameras muddy? Because he’s lying.
    1 point
  21. I found this forum in a link from another Fuji forum so I'm glad to be here. Regarding Ken, he's a strong, unique personality and part of his identity is to rattle the pots and pans. He's a quirky, intelligent person who has opinions, like we all do. His presentation can be extremely off putting, but he's worth listening to when deciding on a new Fuji. I agree with others here who say it's best to rent a new camera if possible, and compare to one's own knowledge base and shooting preferences.
    1 point
  22. Jame98

    Fujifilm exposure shifts

    Thank you ! No i got the point 👍. Will do more research in to that
    1 point
  23. I struggle to get past the early part of the review. He comments very negatively that the Manual-Single-Continuous focusing switch of previous cameras has been replaced by a button and popup menu, due to cost saving. Such switches will not work with the new C1-C7 custom settings, If you set C1 to Continuous and C2 To single, how would the mechanical switch update as you change from C1 to C2? If I can figure this out and a professional reviewer does not I find it hard to trust their opinions.
    1 point
  24. sorry, but the guy is either crazy, or an ignoramous, or both and just wants your clicks. I happen to own two X-H1s and the new X-H2s, and there is not a single point where the new model isn't superior to its official predecessor. And regarding IQ: At least the high-ISO JPGs are definitely better. But Fuji never promised such and already said before their press-event on May 31 that regarding IQ there would only be minor improvements. cheers, CF
    1 point
  25. I've been on the fence about the X-H2s primarily due to price. I preordered the 150-600 and cancelled the order because I wasn't seeing any wildlife (primarily birds) photos that I thought were any better than what my X-H1 and 70-300+1.4TC are producing. Perhaps my success rate of BIF and the ability to zoom in closer would have made photographing birds a little easier but shelling out $4,500 for the out fit is a little too much for a retired hobbyist on a fixed income. I've decided to see what the 40mp model will do with the sharp Fuji lenses I've acquired and specifically an X-T5 which should be a little less expensive.
    1 point
  26. The problem I have with the review is that it doesn't address what I think is the main advantage of the camera for stills photographers i.e. speed and improved autofocus. He says that face/eye detection has not improved over the X-T4 but does not address subject tracking (beyond the comment that animals should not have been divided into birds and others which I agree with). If you don't test the camera for its abilities to shoot wildlife and sports its difficult to come up with any conclusions about its value. Much of the review was centered around what I think are relatively trivial criticisms - like the lack of focus mode switch, dial click switches and the lack of a battery charger. I also think the review could have been 20 minutes shorter - and still have made the main points.
    1 point
  27. If you, oh say, set the front dial to adjust the shutter speed and leave the back dial adjusting the ISO, you get a quick way to use the in-between shutter speeds. That is, if you have the top dial shutter speed set to 250, the front dial will let you roll the shutter speed back to 200 (in-between the 250 and 180 top dial shutter speeds) or roll forward to 320 or 400 (in-between the 250 and 500 top dial shutter speeds). Of course, this works for the other top dial settings as well as long as there are standard shutter speeds in-between the top dial settings. The X-T4 is a very good camera that is difficult to say no to, but unless that money burning up your wallet is threatening to take down your whole house, the 'What is important to you' seems more relevant. If you current camera is broken, ... that is a different horse of course. edit: p.s. Try turning on the EVF's large indicators mode to better see the ISO setting. In the Set Up Menu (wrench or spanner as some call it) >> Screen Set-up >> Large Indicators Mode (EVF) >> On. It can make quite a difference.
    1 point
  28. No - the closest you could do would be to set up two banks of custom settings and switch between them
    1 point
  29. Thats an interesting question. IBIS gives you stabilization in more axes than OIS. I can't find anything from FujiFilm that discusses the way they work together on the X-T4. You don't have a choice when you turn on IBIS in the body or OIS on the lens (if applicable) you get both. The only thing from FujiFilm I could find that discusses IBIS and OIS actually working together is from this firmware update for the X-H1: https://fujifilm-x.com/en-gb/products/cameras/x-h1/feature-firmware/
    1 point
  30. michael180

    Fujifilm app

    I finally got it to work. It seems I was trying to transfer RAW images. Thank you so much for your help.
    1 point
  31. Heccie Thump

    Tonga Blowholes

    The Pacific Ocean comes rolling in to steep coral shelves and is forced through small tunnels in the coral to spurt up into the air.
    1 point
  32. Heccie Thump

    Tonga Blowholes

    The blowholes on the west coast of Tongatapu island.
    1 point
  33. Heccie Thump

    Aphid Style Insects

    I found out they are called Squash Leaf Footed Bugs, and those are the nymphs. This is the adult form. Taken with X-T4, 16-80 kit lens at 80mm and 11mm Macro tube.
    1 point
  34. jerryy

    Blinking red symbol

    Is it this one: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4142557 scroll to the page bottom for the explanation.
    1 point
  35. MikeH

    X-H2s

    Hi, my first post here. I have a X-H2S on the way from B&H. It was sold to me as USED in 10 condition. I didn't want to wait. I have a XPro 3, I bought from my local shop which is now defunct. I'm a little concerned, not sure what a USED version is, hopefully it will be AOK.
    1 point
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  38. Marooned

    Gothenburg, Sweden

    I like shadows.
    1 point
  39. A whirlpool in space ... M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy (larger object on the left) and NGC 5195 (smaller object on the right). Located not too far from the Big Dipper -- Ursa Major. This is equivalent to a just over 97 minute exposure. https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/messier-51-the-whirlpool-galaxy https://www.messier-objects.com/messier-51-whirlpool-galaxy/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whirlpool_Galaxy
    1 point
  40. Percy

    Introduce Yourself

    And here’s an example of a still life (mostly as I test the adding images function).
    1 point
  41. Percy

    Introduce Yourself

    Hey, I am new to the forum, but not to Fuji. Based in the south east of England I shoot everything from still life to portraits, but not much landscape - I really must try harder on those. Currently have an X-E2 that I bought, new, in 2014 that I normally use with a 35mm f2 and an X-H1 I picked up used with either the 16-55 f2.8 or 50-140 f2.8. I also have a Viltrox 56 f1.4, but it only gets sporadic use. Looking forward to the forum.
    1 point
  42. Fujiron

    Fuji Birds

    American Bald Eagle. X-T2, 70-300+1.4TC.
    1 point
  43. jerryy

    Fuji Birds

    Sparrows in winter.
    1 point
  44. sixtygp

    Fuji Birds

    Brown Pelican XT3 with 100-400
    1 point
  45. Another vote for the XF18-55mm! It can hold its own for landscape photos. If you are really thinking you need the wide end for landscapes, sure the extra 2mm will “put more in the frame” for those mountains in the distance, but there is more to it than that, you might find that the compression you get from a telephoto lens suits you more and the wide angle lens is better for close up stuff. Another option is to buy the body-only and then get a decent used XF14mm. If you look around the used markets, you could stay in your budget range. This lens gets rave reviews from astrophotographers, and landscape folks. It is a wide prime though, so it will be a little limiting for birds in flight.
    1 point
  46. Andromeda: M31 The small blob on the right hand side is Le Gentil M32 https://www.messier-objects.com/messier-31-andromeda-galaxy/ https://www.messier-objects.com/messier-32-le-gentil/ 3 of 3
    1 point
  47. jerryy

    Fuji Birds

    Blackbird Murmurations - 4 4 of 4
    1 point
  48. jerryy

    Fuji Birds

    What about this? Yeah, that should do it ... (part two of three.)
    1 point
  49. With Fuji raw files the raw converter matters but no so much for sharpness and contrast. Mostly for artefacts and noise reduction. Lightroom or Capture One shouldn’t be really different when it comes to sharpness. In all honesty you’re comparing a pro-grade full-frame camera like the 5DMkIII (had one for many years) with a consumer grade aps-c camera which most Fuji cameras are. On top of that you mention L-glass which is Canon’s most discerning line of lenses. Without exactly knowing which hardware you’re comparing, my guess is that your expectations are a bit too high. I use Fuji for personal work and have used it for a few years professionally as well (X-H1 a/o with red badge zooms and fast primes). I’m very happy with the results but they’re not in the same league as my current full frame Nikon Z’s. Let alone the Hasselblad H6D...
    1 point
  50. jakke

    reflection

    Hello All made this photo in Antwerp after a rain shower greetings jan
    1 point
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