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  1. I see two separate discussions here: (1) whether full-frame (FF) is actually 'better' than cropped sensors (APS-C) and (2) whether Fujifilm should enter the FF market. (1) in terms of image quality, bigger sensors have an advantage over smaller sensors. It's basic physics (and electronics). It depends however on comparing sensors of similar generations. A 10y old design is most likely less in terms of IQ than a recent design. You need to compare apples with apples... Whether or not the difference in IQ is visible, is a totally different matter. That depends on quality of the rest of the camera, quality of lenses, quality and size of the viewing screen or prints, ability of the photographer... et cetera. Whether the difference in IQ matters is an even more personal question. That is a matter of budget, weight and size you're willing to carry, personal preference for a camera brand or the purpose of use... A landscape stills camera has different requirements than a fast action sports hybrid camera... So, technically a bigger sensor generally has better IQ than a smaller sensor, but there are many more factors that determine the 'best camera for you'. (2) Fujifilm is a fairly large corporate, but the camera division in itself isn't particularly large. It's smaller than e.g. Nikon's and Panasonic's imaging divisions and more than 5x smaller than Sony's imaging division. Moreover, back in the late 2000's, the camera division of Fujifilm was on the brink of being closed. The X-system was the 'last attempt' to address the photographers market and they succeeded. In itself that was a great success, because the market for digital cameras (compact + interchangeable lens cameras) shrunk with more than 90% between 2010 and 2020. Their bet to stay close to affordable, but good quality ILCs paid off. They found a niche market and by focusing on that market (compact APS-C cameras, a decent lens line, retro styling and film simulations) they became the dominant player next to Sony. By 2015 Fujifilm made the decision to launch a digital cropped medium format. That wasn't strange, since in the days of film Fujifilm medium format cameras had a good reputation for being rugged and affordable whereas in the 35mm camera market Fujica was a 'B-brand' at best. Again, MF is a niche market in which they could become a dominant player. Also note that Fujifilm doesn't manufacture it's own sensors. They buy from Sony. That means that they will always be a little behind in terms of the latest generation of sensors. Usually 6-9 months. Now, when entering the FF market it's like you enter the shark pool. It takes a lot of money and other resources to succeed and even then be only #3 or #4 in the market. Imagine: you not only have to design and produce a range of cameras, but also the accompanying lenses. None of the X-mount lenses will cover a FF-sensor. All of the GF-mount lenses are too big and slow for FF (but great for MF). Next to that, when you want a professional FF-system, you have to set-up a world-wide Professional Support Service that operates 24/7 and is present at all large events (Olympics, World Cups, UN, EU, WEF, G7 and G20 events... you name it). That is very different from their current basic FPS for a handful of MF fashion photographers... ;-). So, I guess that Fujifilm gladly forfeits the FF-market and focuses on markets where they can be a dominant player. Given their size and the shrinking of the market, I think that is a smart strategy.
    5 points
  2. Currently photographing with my XE1 and the XF18mmf2 for a personal project. Only in black and white and in 1:1 crop mode A challenge to change my perspective, learn more and see the world through different eyes @xftales
    4 points
  3. MiPu72

    landscapes with fuji x

    Lake Garda, X-T3, XC 15-50mm
    4 points
  4. Fujiron

    Pacific Grove, CA

    Incoming storm at Pacific Grove, CA. X-P1, 14mm with Hoya IR72.
    3 points
  5. Fujiron

    Fuji Flowers

    Potato Vine, X-P2, TTArtisans 50mm F1.2@F1.2.
    3 points
  6. Fujifilm X-A1 ● TAMRON SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Macro 1:1 Model 72E ● 90mm ● F/5.6 ● 1/160s ● ISO 200
    3 points
  7. The Crow. Fujifilm XF10, conversion in Silver Efex, my own "Daido Moriyama" setting.
    3 points
  8. Carlos Echenique

    The Cat Thread

    This is Flo. Flo is a very young cat. Flo is not proficient at sitting still. I am very lucky to have caught Flo looking at me with a camera in my hand. Fuji X-Pro3 - XF23mm F2 WR Processed using ART Rawconverter (Rawtherapee fork)
    3 points
  9. sixtygp

    Fuji Birds

    Brown Pelican XT3 with 100-400
    3 points
  10. Hi Urbane, A photo shot at 6246px x 4170 pixels is the same whether or not it is saved with a 72dpi or 300dpi. You can change the dpi without resampling by unclicking the Resample check box and entering the desired dpi. This will have no effect on the file resolution - just the output. Example: For the Fuji 6246px x 4170px file at 72 dots per inch (read pixels per inch) - 6246px / (72 px/inch) = 86.75 inches = 220.25 cm - 4170px / (72 px/inch) =57.52 inches = 147.11 cm If you change the dpi to 300, uncheck the Resample box the image resolution of 6246 x 4170 px will not change, only the size of the output. - 6246px / (300 px/inch) = 20.82 inches = 52.88 cm - 4170px / (300 px/inch) =13.9 inches = 35.31 cm Now, let's say you save the above image at 300dpi and send that image to a printer to print a 12in x 8in print at 300dpi, then the printer will use an internal algorithm to down sample from 20.82in x 13.9in to 12in x 8in. OR You can take control of the down sample method by changing the resolution of the image in Affinity Pro (or whatever software you use) using the dialogue box in your previous post and changing the size of the image to 12in x 8in, changing dpi to 300, clicking the resample box and selecting the resample method / algorithm then saving the image. Often, after resampling, you may find you have to sharpen the image slightly to get the best printed output - especially if you are upsampling. Taking control of the process enables you to do this rather then relying on the printer.
    3 points
  11. FX Admin

    Seasons Greetings

    Dear Forum Members and Readers, I wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Good Rest and a Happy New Year! Enjoy the time with your loved ones, feast and drink (in moderation) and above all: Stay healthy! Greetings from Andreas & the Moderator Team
    3 points
  12. Hello, i started making some tutorials on the raw converter Darktable. These videos are for complete beginners. Two epidoses are online in English and in French. Many more are to come with some practical and theoretical content. Darktable works well with raf files and uses a scene referred linear workflow. Here is a link to the first video in English :
    3 points
  13. SLA

    Black Water Toad

    From the album: Nature

    3 points
  14. Dragolorticha

    The Cat Thread

    XT-30, XF18-55
    3 points
  15. SLA

    Curious Deer

    From the album: Nature

    3 points
  16. bigtrout

    swans in evening light.jpg

    From the album: bbigtrout

    3 points
  17. The RP is "full frame" like all those '90s era stereo receivers that were "digital ready." Its made of plastic, not WR, its DR is poor, AF nothing special; its sensor tech is generations behind even for Canon. It lacks IBIS, in addition to anything like the full scan 4K of the X-T4. A more apt comparison would be to the R6, which is a pretty compelling camera-except for the part where it's most of a grand more than a T4. And then there's RF glass which, while optically stellar, makes Fuji lenses seem downright thrifty in price. Fuji makes really great APS-C cameras, and really great medium format cameras. Lots of companies make really great full frame cameras, so I think Fuji is in the right to go the way they are.
    3 points
  18. DaveC

    New to Fuji

    Welcome rickc, I too was new to Fuji when I got my X-S10 and 16-80mm last December. It is a great camera and lens combo. Point 1. To wake up the camera just half press the shutter button but keep it pressed for a second or too and it will wake up. When half pressed you will feel the IBIS doing its thing , thats OK, just keep it pressed till it wakes up. Point 2. Set the X-S10 to M mode on the mode dial and you will have aperure on the front dial and shutter speed on the rear dial. Then set the iso to Auto, Press the iso button on the top plate and use the joy stick to scroll down to the auto iso settings. The user manual does explain the auto iso settings quite well (the pdf that is). Note you can also re-assign the top left dial to exposure compensation if you like that as well. I have been using these settings just lately to photograph butterflies at high shutter speeds. I came from using Canon and Nikon cameras and find the image quality is outstanding and hope you continue to enjoy the camera. Best wishes DaveC.
    3 points
  19. sctraffic

    Fuji Birds

    Picture quality is very high. Fujifilm camera pictures has high quality.
    3 points
  20. Menu Button->Set Up (the wrench icon)->Button/Dial Settings->Function (Fn) Setting From here, scroll to page 2 and change Fn-D to the second default which changes the left dial to exposure compensation only when in manual mode.
    3 points
  21. 3 points
  22. David Fleetwood

    Dual Iso

    Just to update this, I believe this was just measured and published here: https://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm#FujiFilm X-S10
    3 points
  23. merlin

    The Cat Thread

    Artemus
    3 points
  24. MintMark

    The Cat Thread

    My cat Rivet likes playing in his box...
    3 points
  25. ramsker

    The Cat Thread

    Monte - X100S
    3 points
  26. I can understand the frustration and I believe this is how it is. 'Pal2tech' has expressed his frustration in his youtube channel. What surprises me is that the video is made long ago and any company would have tried to fix this. But I see this is not the case for a popular company like Fujifilm. I still see this connecting issue haunting us. It happens to me all the time. When I connect to the remote app, I am able to use the app to execute the shutter like a charm. But you take a while on other chores in your camera or on your phone and return back it will try to connect again. This is terrible in an era dominated by software, is Fujifilm running short of software engineers? Or maybe there is some workaround that has fixed this issue!? (which I never knew). Pal2tech has suggested a faster way to connect to the remote app from the 'preview photo screen'. Try that video, you might learn something new. Anycase the issue and frustration remains.
    2 points
  27. Napier, NZ a few years back. I had to quickly get my camera when I saw these kids walking home late at night. It look timeless but it was 2017. Not the best crop or the sharpest but at least I got the moment. @xftales
    2 points
  28. Here's the final result. It took Focus Stacker an hour and a half.
    2 points
  29. Fujifilm X-A1 ● AMOLED white light ● walimeX pro 35mm F/1.4 AS UMC ● 35mm ● F/2.4 ● 1/2s ● ISO 200
    2 points
  30. This is standard behaviour for many zoom lenses: when you zoom in, the minimum possible aperture increases. This is a physical limitation of the lens' construction, that's why it says F2.8-4.0 and not F2.8 in the product name.
    2 points
  31. Yes, yes I am referring to 'focus peaking'. It takes some practice, but it works well for me when I am using manual focus lenses (or auto focus lenses in manual focus mode). Once you get used to it (or any of the other techniques) you can become fast using it and, if you are careful, you can get the focus very specific beyond what auto focus gives you. For a lens with such a shallow depth of field (f1.2) that Jim White is wanting to use it with, sometimes the auto-focus box will be very close, but manual focus will be right there -- if you can get it to work.
    2 points
  32. cpX

    The Cat Thread

    Fujifilm X-A1 ● Viltrox Lens ● 13mm ● F/1.4 ● 1/90s ● ISO 800. This is Beißer. (Biter)
    2 points
  33. Johan O E

    DSCF3266-02.jpeg

    From the album: Monochrome dreams

    © Johan Otterdahl Edfeldt

    2 points
  34. I think the difference is more a matter of perception, of what looks acceptable. That's why the 100S has two different settings for the depth of field scale. On 6x9 film I rarely made prints larger than 16"x20" and distant backgrounds looked sharp. With the 100S I can see that the background is not sharp when I look at a file 100% on screen, but it looks perfectly fine in a 17"x22" print. My concern is that I want the files to hold up for larger print sizes, which was never a concern with 6x9 film.
    2 points
  35. I had about 20 minutes or so in the pretty Yorkshire village of Haworth, best known as the home of the Bronte sisters (Withering Heights / Pride & Prejudice etc). Here are a few pics. All taken with X-Pro3 and 90mm lens.
    2 points
  36. I agree, and I think it's due to too many people who buy stuff they see on YouTube videos (or wherever) without doing enough -- or any -- research on what they're buying. It seems to be a great camera; just make sure a street retro camera is what you want. Or think of it as an inexpensive Leica, but you can't afford any other lenses for it anyway 😺
    2 points
  37. i have discovered the trick. The iso shown on the display don't reflect the effective iso used. When hal pressing the shutter, the real used ISO is shown. But only in that moment!
    2 points
  38. YOUTA

    Only Street Photography !

    Something minimal...
    2 points
  39. 2 points
  40. Way to show the world Fujifilm!!! Good for #Fujifilm. Proud supporter and very happy to see that they did not crumble to #Ransomware hacker demands. More companies should do this. The best way to eliminate these type of attacks. https://www.verdict.co.uk/fujifilm-ransom-demand/
    2 points
  41. SBK

    Fuji Flowers

    2 points
  42. "Jura" is geological formation in Poland (aka Kraków-Częstochowa Upland) , which dominated by rocks and deep river gorges . It is popular local tourist destination, with hiking and biking trails, rock climbing facilities. Yesterday we did short hike with kids. The weather was fantastic, with mix of sun and short rain.
    2 points
  43. 2 points
  44. Enzio

    The Cat Thread

    with the Fuji X-T1 and the Nikkor AI-S 200/4.0 Micro ... Nachbarskatze by Enzio Harpaintner, auf Flickr
    2 points
  45. Mike K

    The Cat Thread

    Ronaldo X-Pro1 & Fuji 56mm f1.2
    2 points
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