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  1. Who here is crazy enough to think that the X100V is the best digital camera ever? I've had it for a year now, in parallel with the X-Pro3/X-T4 and also the GFX system... and of course it can't replace system cameras especially for certain work... but in terms of concept and maturity I think it's just incredible... I don't really have anything to add to my thoughts even after a year. https://peterpoete.de/review-x100v-english/
  2. Thanks… Sounds more like a general decision between Canon and Fujifilm… why do you want to change systems? The F2 ist kind of special, I think it‘s not for everyone. Optically it‘s not for pixel peepers or for some special tasks where resolution is key. Mechanically, it‘s crazy as well by today‘s standards… no internal and loud AF, aperture blades are chattering, aperture ring not as good build as with other fujifilm lenses, … I love it anyway, just saying. If you want to go discrete: XF27 F2.8 MKII, XF23 F2 and XF16 F2.8 are extremely versatile, very small, fast AF, weather resistant, … or you could go with a X100V with WCL-X100 adapter… the X100V is in my view the best digital camera ever :-)
  3. Hi KrisAK, first of all, it‘s not „he“, it‘s me 🙂 My fault, I should have written „my thoughts“… it‘s my blog… And yes, of course the vignetting is made in post, that‘s very often my style. So I don‘t care about vignetting, but both are OK in this respect - the f/1.4 even better I think. Coming to the size: Puh, yeah, it‘s OK… but as I wrote, I would like it to be a bit smaller. All in all, though, it's still OK, as it's also quite slim and light. Should you prefer it to the F2 version? This is the hardest question of all. As a landscape photographer probably yes, otherwise it depends on how much you need/want that kind of perfection. It's damn good without question, but I'm still not selling the F2 either... maybe that answers the question best. Cheers, Peter
  4. For those still on the fence, here are a few thoughts on the new Fujinon XF18 F1.4... https://peterpoete.de/xf18-1_4-review/
  5. ... and here it is... https://peterpoete.de/gf30-review/
  6. ... and here are the two other reviewa mentioned before... https://peterpoete.de/gf30-review/ https://peterpoete.de/gf80-review/ Peter
  7. I have recently bought the GF30. Although it's not really small, at least it's relatively light and otherwise absolutely fantastic... but I'm still working on my review of it... https://peterpoete.de/blog/
  8. Hi, I am going with the triple 30/50/80... with the GFX50S I have experiences with the 45, 63 and the two zooms 32-64 and 45-100... Some first reviews on the lenses: https://peterpoete.de/gf50-review/ https://peterpoete.de/gf3264-review/ ... and I am working the the reviews on the 30mm and the 80mm... Regards, Peter
  9. Hi there, for those who are interessted, some (first) thoughts from my side on the GFX100S... https://peterpoete.de/fujifilm-gfx100s-first_impression-english/
  10. I also have the GFX 50S... but I didn't make full use of it. I still deliberate whether it would be different with a GFX 50R... but it's maybe only GAS.
  11. Thanks, Paul! I think your plan is good... the camera is great, but it should fit someone. I just sent mine to service to check out this OVF thing. If it's my eyes, okay, so it is. But I'm still not completely convinced... Peter
  12. Just because I don't want wo write everything twice: https://peterpoete.de/fujifilm-xpro3-review-english/
  13. Just because I don't want wo write everything twice: https://peterpoete.de/fujifilm-xpro3-review-english/
  14. For those, who are interested... here my as honest as possible review of the X-Pro3. https://peterpoete.de/fujifilm-xpro3-review-english/ I'm curious to hear your opinions, even if they're contrary to mine. 🙂 Peter
  15. ... yes, me too ;-) http://peterpoete.de/with-fujifilm-on-the-road/ I am curious what the service will do :-) And how long it will work with a new one. What a pity on such a great camera!
  16. Hi together, I have changed my opinion on that lens totally and really started to love it despite its known quirks. http://peterpoete.de/a-second-try-the-fujinon-xf18-f2/ Cheers, Peter
  17. Olympus OM-D E-M5 MKII and E-M1 can easily be compared to it... ... and by all accounts Leica SL :-)
  18. I don't see any noticeable delay for the subsequent shots in AF mode... neither in Aperture Priority - regardless which aperture I've chosen - nor in Program Mode... the only very short "delay' I notice is due to the autofocus, but it's lightning fast for all the shots as I already said... I could shoot the camera without any interruption, even if I don't know why I should shoot like this... but I've tried to do it and it works perfectly ;-)
  19. Sorry, I don't get the point and give up... the autofocus works exceptionally well in Aperture Priority and is lightning fast in addition, at least with my copy of the X100F... doesn't matter if it's the first or the fifth picture. I don't recognize any significant delay at all... And I don't understand the point you mentioned with the "full auto mode". I thought we are talking about Aperture Priority...
  20. Autofocus mode is unusable? C'mon man ;-) You will find my two cents about this problem at the very end of: http://peterpoete.de/the-f-stands-for-the-fujifilm-x100f/ No offence, Peter
  21. Hi, here you will find my review and thoughts... http://peterpoete.de/the-f-stands-for-the-fujifilm-x100f/ Cheers, Peter
  22. Obviously we do... ;-) As we both seem to be happy with our choice, there is no need to debate further more. Just some remarks from my site: nor did I say you can't make the same pictures with each camera neither did I talk about image quality in general in my posts. Most of the improvements (especially with the X-Pro2!!!) are ergonomically and yes, I think those improvements (for the X-Pro2 e.g. the excellent and extremely useful joystick, the speed, the EVF, the AF, the button layout and many other things) are highly appreciated and very important for me and my work as well as for the joy to use the cameras. So I stand by my word: the improvements are huge for the X-T2 and spectacular for the X-Pro2. But hey, to each his own! With this in mind, cheers and keep on shooting with whichever camera you like... ;-)
  23. Ok, in that respect I clearly have to contradict. ;-) I don't think the improvements are "negligible". In the case of the X-T2 they are huge imho, in the case of the X-Pro2 the improvements are nothing else than spectacular. Those improvements have been the reason for me to switch to the system... nonetheless, the grid pattern are annoying though.
  24. Maybe yes... on the other hand I would like to emphasize that at least under my personal photographic "real life conditions" (with pictures like in my Instagram account) I've recognized the grid pattern in one picture in six month of use. And not as bad as in the shown examples of course. Furthermore the problem is dependent on the lens to a certain extent. The XF56 is significantly worse in this aspect than the XF35F2 or the XF16 e.g... All in all no really big deal for me untill now. But if someone is specialized in portraiture under real harsh backlight conditions at the beach... puh, then I'm not sure if I would recommend the cameras to him or her...
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