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  1. duncansebastian

    X-Pro3

    Interesting suggestions. I, too, would like to see a better low-light performance at higher ISO, but I doubt they will reduce the amount of pixels, for that purpose. Better to expect a slight increase in performance, by tweaking the software, maybe a new sensor could help, too. This is the new info we got, about the X-T3 and we can speculate, we would see those improvements on the X-Pro3, as well : Quoting Patrick from Fujirumors : "If the rumor is correct, then there will be 3 main aspects, that will make the Fujifilm X-T3 a speed monster: stacked sensor (allows fast sensor readout)“only” 26MP (not excessively many megapixel means less data to elaborate for the processor)new X-Processor Keep in mind that, as we also already told you, the Fujifilm X-T3 will not have IBIS and be announced around photokina 2018 (September)" So, what do you think?
  2. duncansebastian

    Wide dilemma

    But there is always the cheaper and appreciated Samyang 12mm f2.0 NCS
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    Wide dilemma

    I am comparing XF 16mm F1.4 vs XF 14mm F2.8. I need the advantage of F1.4 as I love to shoot in low light situations. I wished the 14mm was F2.0, instead of F2.8; I am still considering the 14mm, as I thing this is the widest focal length, until you get some disturbing distorsions (12mm, 10mm, etc). And all comparison tests have their flaws, but I've seen 2 situations when the highly appreciated XF 16mm F1.4 offered less IQ than the older XF 14mm F2.8. Which makes my decision even harder. I don't know if this helps.
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    X-pro2 autofocus on OVF vs. EVF

    I think this is my impression, too. When I need the fastest AF, I switch to EVF and that is in low light conditions, mostly, or shooting some action. I wonder what improvements we will get in the future X-Pro3.
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    Xpro-2 and Leica & Zeiss ZM lenses

    Is it me, or The XF 56mm F1.2 R brings more contrast than the Leica lens?
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    X-Pro2 low light AF speed

    It is possible that XF 23mm F2.0 might be a little faster in AF than it's older brother the XF 35mm F2.0, but I've done no scientific comparison tests for this statement. In low light, when your lenses started to hunt for focus, my best ways to cope with the situation are: 1. enlarge the green square focus point (less spot precision, but higher AF speed) 2. Directly focus on zones with contrast, in my frame 3. Use manual focus mode with Focus Peaking activated. I may save battery, time and nerves and probably get more sharp pictures.
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    X-pro2 EVF only - I wish!

    I would like to see the size, magnification and refresh rate of the EVF of X-T2, also implemented in the X-Pro3. But, without eliminating the OVF. This would be a technical challenge that will please almost everybody, if successfully mastered.
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    Focus - manual or AF - battery consumption?

    That's a good question. What I know is that using manual focus lenses in Manual Focus mode (of course) will preserve your battery. I have no idea, when using Fujifilm lenses in Manual Focus mode.
  9. duncansebastian

    X-Pro3

    Hello Fuji fans and also, X-Pro series lovers, I am really interested in the future X-Pro3, as I had the X-Pro1 and now I happily use the X-Pro2. We all have specific reasons to love the X-Pro series and I think the X-Pro3 would be an interesting topic to discuss, too. Looking at the launching dates of X-Pro1 and X-Pro2, compared to the dates when X-T1 and X-T2 were launched, I hoped I could see a pattern in Fujifilm's calendar; where X-Pro series presents us technical improvements that will follow on the X-T series. But with the rumoured X-T3 launching date for September 2018 and no consistent info on the upcoming X-Pro3, this pattern isn't valid any longer. We'll have, this time, the X-T3 before the X-Pro3, that we almost know nothing about. It seems the market trends and the competition can dictate changes in the calendar pattern I was talking about. I invite you to share your impressions on the X-Pro3; what would you like to see on this future model, when do you think it will be announced? So far, I could only speculate that X-Pro3 will get the improvements that are rumoured to be implemented within X-T3: 1. New X PRO Processor. A new, faster, one, or we could speculate the presence of 2 X Pro Processors, to cope with the new performance requirements; 2. New software, with improved AF and better noise reduction - what we see inside the X-H1; 3. New X-Trans sensor, as rumoured, with a resolution over 24 MP, but less than 30 MP. A 28 MP resolution could make sense, in order to get resolution improvements, but still not sacrificing low-light performance and not putting too much strain on the processor(s); 4. Some new aspects, like ETERNA, (plus the improved AF and noise reduction I was mentioning above) and maybe video improvements (that I don't find particularly necessary, especially when we have X-H1 for that and even the improved X-T2); 5. A better build body with more scratch resistant cover, better weather sealing and with a more resistant magnesium alloy chassis, as the X-H1 is over the X-T2; with 25% improved resistance. What I also would like to see is: A. A better battery, or battery life - as this is also a very important aspect and with increased performance, may also come an increased energy consumption. B. A larger viewfinder - at least at the eye exit level, with a better refresh rate for the electronic viewfinder. C. Some button reconfiguration - if necessary, or an extra Fn button, for better accessibility. I don't have a long list of requests, as I am happy with my X-Pro2, but I think I have covered important aspects that we could (and we would like to) see in the upcoming X-Pro3. I invite you to share with us your ideas and comments. May the Light be with you! Best regards, Sebastian
  10. duncansebastian

    Fuji X-H1 – Your Opinion

    I have tested the X-H1 for a few minutes, thanks to Fujifilm Belgium's presence at Brussels Photo Days. I can tell you that there is a difference between the impression that the camera leaves you by looking at it and the impression you get when you actually hold it and use it. It was a pleasing experience to use it! Improved ergonomics, especially for pros, especially for video work, especially when using larger lenses. The size and design of the camera were thought having in mind the requests of pros, doing this type of work. And as it seems logical, IBIS is only for the X-H series (at least for now). There is no physical space (and maybe not the real need) to be implemented in the X-Pro and X-T series.
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    Fuji X-H1 – Your Opinion

    They will still be more compact and lighter than a mid-end DSLR and you cannot expect a FLAGSHIP camera to be something like the X-E3.
  12. duncansebastian

    Fuji X-H1 – Your Opinion

    This is an important day in Fujifilm's history, as IBIS is a really new and solid chapter in technical progress. Of course there are pros and cons and most of us have a pretty good idea about the "pros", but we should also discuss the "cons". The price, could be one of the consequences of having such a different and powerful camera in Fujifilm's line-up. One quick technical question comes to mind: How IBIS will affect battery life? By how much? Tips to maximize the batter life (excepting turning IBIS OFF - can we turn it OFF, by the way?)? Interesting and useful things to know. Cheers, Sebastian
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    Xpro1 still worth buying? (06.15)

    I had the X-Pro1, but I had to sell it. My budget was really small, I had no choice. But X-Pro1 is a camera you should never sell. Never! If you could get the money for another X Camera (I couldn't) it's better to keep the X-Pro1. It's a classic and will always be. Best design, fantastic size/shape/weight and finishing. I wish my X-T1 would have the same length and general size ratio, for better grip and handling.
  14. I am curious if AFS mode gets any better. And while in AFC mode with tracking, Eye Detection and every other improvements, how much additional stress gets on the battery autonomy?
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    Bokeh Club

    Incredible what X100S lens can do!
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