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Review: Sigma DP3 Merrill - The Phoblographer

Review: Sigma DP3 Merrill - The Phoblographer | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
The Sigma DP3 Merrill delivers a medium format experience with some drawbacks.
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My Sigma DP Merrill & Leica Blog: Sigma DP Merrill Love

My Sigma DP Merrill & Leica Blog: Sigma DP Merrill Love | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
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Everyone hates the Sigma DP Merrill camera because they are a pain to use. So many quirks. I love them. They aren't as quick and easy to use as the Fuji X series or the Ricoh GR or any other P&S type camera. They are not good in low light situations past ISO 800 unless you use it in B&W, and it's best to use a tripod. But the resulting files when you take the time to get to know these battery sucking beasts are quite phenomenal and nothing comes close to the details or 3D effect "Kodachrome film" look of these cameras. Pixel peepers will have their jaws drop when they zoom in. Leaves look like leaves, not blotches. Fur on my dog looks like individual fur strands and not smeared. So choosing one of these cameras isn't a matter of convenient shooting. It's a matter of top quality results from methodically slow calculated shooting. This camera is intended for landscape and street in better lighting conditions, and on a tripod. Of course I bucked that trend and take pictures of my dog. 

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Camera Gear: How to Not End Up With the Wrong Equipment

Camera Gear: How to Not End Up With the Wrong Equipment | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
Before you travel, be sure to get a camera. But which one? Here’s a guide to the kind of camera, lenses, and equipment that is right for you and your trip.
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BEST MIRRORLESS CAMERA BAGS FOR 2016

BEST MIRRORLESS CAMERA BAGS FOR 2016 | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
7 best mirrorless camera bags for 2016 to fit your mirrorless camera perfectly. Each bag fits a different type of photographer and budget.
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XF100-400mm Vs Bruce Springsteen

XF100-400mm Vs Bruce Springsteen | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
X-Photographer Tony Woolliscroft trys out the new XF100-400mm lens on none other than Bruce Springsteen! Find out how he got on..
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REVIEW: Fujifilm X-T2 -The X-Series Camera We’ve Been Waiting For! | Jeff Carter

REVIEW: Fujifilm X-T2 -The X-Series Camera We’ve Been Waiting For! | Jeff Carter | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
For the past three months I’ve been testing a prototype of the latest addition to the X Series range, the Fujifilm X-T2.  My role, along with the other X-Photographers selected to test the new camera, is to put the camera through its paces and report back to Fujifilm our findings.  The R&D Department back in Japan would then provide us with firmware updates as we went along until the final production model is available to go on sale. There have been a lot of rumours and hype surrounding this camera and I have to be honest, the hype has been justified.  The X-T2 is the best X Series yet and one of the best cameras on the market in 2016.  The X-Pro2 when it was launched in January was a big step forward in terms of usability, performance and resolution, building on the experience gained from the years of development and the feed back received from a dedicated group of photographers around the world. Now today Fujifilm can, at last, officially take the wraps off the X-T2 and reveal to the world the latest X-Series camera aimed at professional and enthusiast photographers alike.......

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The Fuji X-T2, a new beginning! | Saraya Cortaville

The Fuji X-T2, a new beginning! |  Saraya Cortaville | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it

I have never been a great one for keeping a secret!…. 25th of April, 15:00 hours and the rendezvous point was Somerset house, Embankment, London, England. Two very special agents from Fuji U.K handed me a top secret black box! A black box that only 100 other photographers around the world were privy too, before its official release. My mission was to test out this prototype and see if I was willing to defect! Being a loyal Nikon user since my first assisting job in 1999, and having always enjoyed the quality, and build of their cameras. A Nikon user since the film days of the F5! I invested in the lenses and bought into the ethos of quality! Yes a photographer who had stayed loyal to the brand and the system for a long while almost 15 years! Could I be swayed? My most recent investment being the D4s, and three lenses, the 24mm-70mm, f2.8, 70mm-200mm, f2.8 and the 50mm prime f1.2. This kit has travelled with me across the world and allowed me to shoot some beautiful images that I am very proud of!!  I have gained two fellowships and numerous awards with this kit.....


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Fujifilm X-T2 | Tom Museeuw

Fujifilm X-T2 | Tom Museeuw | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it

Many Fujifilm users have been waiting for this day, the launch-day of the X-T2. Some already did an upgrade earlier this year when the X-Pro2 was available, others wanted to wait for the X-T2 because they like the form factor of the X-T series. Many rumors were spread in the last months. Photographers speculated and leaked images were investigated. As of today, speculate no more. The X-T2 is officially announced and I can finally talk about it! Early in April Fujifilm asked me if I was interested to team-up and test the upcoming X-T2. A couple of days later a secret black "X" box without any marks or branding arrived ... a brand new, factory smelling, pre-production X-T2 was inside. After carefully reading the non-disclosure that Fujifilm had sent me I felt like a secret agent with a mission, one thing was very clear: I couldn't talk about this camera to anyone. Keeping this a secret from everyone was sometimes hard, especially when attendees in my workshops were talking about the features of the new X-T2. At that time I had the camera in my camera bag, I knew the specs, I used the camera daily at the moment when others were speculating......


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Reconciliations: Testing the Fujifilm X-T2 | Verity Milligan

Reconciliations: Testing the Fujifilm X-T2 | Verity Milligan | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it

Over the years I’ve had an on-again off-again relationship with Fujifilm. I had a lot of affection for the rather lovely X-Pro1 that I bought on a bit of a whim without even testing it out, and when asked I’ll still maintain that the 35mm f/1.4 is one of the nicest lenses I’ve had the opportunity to use (Russ, I can see your face right now). However, after some fluke accident in my camera bag, the screen of my X-Pro1 imploded, and I ended up replacing it with the X-T1, which I perceived to be a step up, but ultimately ended as a step sideways and down a little bit. The biggest issue I had with the X-T1 was it’s colour rendition and those infamous RAW files. Time and again in the field I felt let down. The camera seemed utterly unable to capture the dynamic range I was used to achieving with my Canon 5D Mk III, and what started as an exercise in reducing kit size turned into me carrying two systems and looking much like a kid on my first day of school (I’m 5’1).  No matter how much I tried, I couldn’t make the RAW files work for me. ......


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Fuji X Pro 2 | Russell Ord

Fuji X Pro 2 | Russell Ord | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it

Having only used Nikon for the last 16 years to shoot all my photography work  (surf, weddings, commercial)  its a little daunting to say the least changing over the complete camera system. I have had the Fuji X Pro 2 for a few weeks along with a small selection of lenses: Zeiss Touit 12mm F2.8 | Fuji XF 56mm F1.2 |  Fuji XF 27mm F2.8 pancake lens - its a slow process of selling off my unwanted gear and buying new bodies and glass, believe me I will only be doing this once. Before I shoot my first wedding or commercial job, I want to get completely used to the camera so I put it through its paces at my sons boxing gym "The Onshore Gym" named by the coach Nathan Brooks because if the wind is blowing in that direction its open for business which suits 99% of the boxers that train there, being surfers themselves. Low light sports photography and to be honest I didn't have any problems at all, I am more than confident with making the full transition and having a number of Fuji bodies and lenses for all my work, I am not about to go into technical jargon, the lenses (see above) are incredible, sharp, great colour, well built. Note For a detailed to review I would suggest Ken Rockwell, that goes for all brands and equipment.......


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'Our goal is to satisfy everyone': an interview with Fujifilm execs

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Fujifilm X-T2 Camera - First Look and Detailed Review

Fujifilm X-T2 Camera - First Look and Detailed Review | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
Fujifilm just announced the new X-T2 Camera. Get all the details, read my in-depth complete review, and see the beautiful photos I captured in Greece.
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Parading Bull – The Fujifilm X-T2 Review

Parading Bull – The Fujifilm X-T2 Review | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
On January 15th 2016, Fujifilm launched the X-Pro2 as the long awaited successor to the X-Pro1. It was everything I had been waiting for, and so much more. As I wrote in my review back then, the X-Pro2 feels like a huge upgrade from the X-Pro1, but merely an evolution from the X-T1. Until the…
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My Mirrorless Blog (Sigma, Sony, Fuji, Leica, etc.)

My Mirrorless Blog (Sigma, Sony, Fuji, Leica, etc.) | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
Updated 07-15-16 I still own my Sigma DP3M. I sold the Sony, jumping out of the NEX/A6000 series for the Fuji which has much better lenses and customer service care. The quality of the Sigma DP3M is so good, even if it's a pain to use. I compared to all other cameras; such as the Sony A6000 and Fuji X-T10 in this blog entry. Although the latter two cameras are a joy to operate, the files do not compare to the Sigma Foveon Sensor quality. That being said, these cameras are small enough to have many brands to use. I'd use the Sony and Fuji for faster subjects and those in low light. I'd use the Sigma DP3M for times where detail and layered look are very important, like architecture and especially landscape. Every camera is a compromise. The Sony and Fuji have EVF, the Sigma doesn't. The battery life on Sigma is dismal, which is why they give two batteries. The Fuji colors are better than Sony, as is the retro designing. The Sony is more pocketable, but their kit lens is soft. Fuji lenses are sharper. There is still smearing in Fuji files when you zoom in. I notice this most when comparing the files against a DP Merrill file. 
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SONY A7R MARK II REVIEW | Mason Marsh

SONY A7R MARK II REVIEW | Mason Marsh | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
I'll continue my series of in-depth reviews of the Sony A7R Mark II, but here is my overall review.
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Fujifilm X-T2 – From X-pectation to reality

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Fujifilm X-T1 was the camera that gave me the assurance and confident to jump into mirrorless about 2 and half years ago. Leaving my bread and butter 1DX, 5D2 and L lenses was really a difficult de…
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FUJIFILM X-T2 camera review  | Björn Moerman

FUJIFILM X-T2 camera review  | Björn Moerman | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
Lets first go back a few months to April 21. On that day, I received a black box from Japan which had my name on it. Inside I found an early pre-production copy of the X-T2! Completely taped up its secret codename was "Taurus". While initially the camera had a basic firmware based on the X-Pro2, a number of pre-release firmware updates gradually made it to the X-T2 that is announced today! While most of the firmware updates were installed were relatively easy to install, the last one had to be done by a Fujifilm qualified engineer...  A bummer as I was travelling in that period and therefore could not be done before release date. Briefly, as of today I have not seen the final version of the firmware, although it was pretty close! So although not limited to it, the review below will concentrate a bit more on the ergonomics rather than an in depth firmware review of this great new camera. Overall the new X-T2 looks and feels very much like its predecessor. Actually while shooting the prototype over the last two and a half months, not a single person spotted a "new" camera, while quite a few thought I was just using an X-T1.......

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X-T2. the great X-pectation | Ivan Joshua Loh

X-T2. the great X-pectation | Ivan Joshua Loh | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it

Fujifilm X-T1 was the camera that gave me the assurance and confident to jump into mirrorless about 2 and half years ago. Leaving my bread and butter 1DX, 5D2 and L lenses was really a difficult decision. Do bear in mind that I really think hard as these are my gears that I make a living with. But I was thankful that there was a vertical grip which beef up the small X-T1 and hopefully looks like a small DSLR in my client’s eyes. In retrospect; how silly of me. Fast forward, the new X-T2. Everything about the X-T2 have either grown bigger, taller and definitely better. Its a bigger camera now. Not a lot more but when I hold it in my hand, its feels more right. Especially with a new design tumb rest area. Its also heavier; to be exact; 67 grams. The three dials are also a bit taller and a little bigger. All except the compensation dial which is the same diameter. I am not gonna explain much in this area. Here are some pictures of X-T1 and X-T2 side by side. I guess this will the best way to explain the physical size differences between X-T1 and X-T2.....


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Fujifilm X-T2 unveilled | Paul Sanders

Fujifilm X-T2 unveilled | Paul Sanders | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it

The camera has all the good looks of its predecessor but has been redesigned based on photographers feedback. The magnesium body has weather resistant sealing to suit rugged outdoor conditions, this professional body is slightly larger than the Fujifilm X-T1 due to improved control dials that turn easily with or without gloves. In the hand it feels chunky but not over big, it also feels less flimsy than the X-T1, the buttons and dials all have a very positive action so there is less chance of accidentally knocking the settings. The design of the body has been altered to fit more comfortably in the hand, I really like the new feel, it feels like a professional camera, and when the new grip is added it really has the feel true photographers camera. The very impressive 24.3MP APS-C X Trans CMOS III sensor, featured on the X-Pro2, has already proved its worth to photographers but now with the addition of 4K and 2K video formats opens up the incredible range to professional videographers too. When filming video expect incredible sharpness and low noise when recording up to a maximum of ISO 12800........


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Iceland | Eyesland | X-T2 | Waleed Shah

Iceland | Eyesland | X-T2 | Waleed Shah | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it

My friends and I decided to have our buddy’s bachelor party in Iceland. We took Iceland Air to fly into Reykjavik and I couldn’t help but notice the flight attendant closest to us. Now, I know what you’re thinking, yes flight attendants are generally good looking and there’s selection bias when hiring one. However, this was different. It’s wasn’t the uniform or all the cliche stuff, it was her eyes, big and bright blue, contrasted by the fairest skin I had ever seen and hair so blonde it was almost grey. Wait, here comes another one, with bigger and bluer eyes, and fairer skin, and blonder hair!!! And another one!!! This time he was a man!!! And yes, I am comfortable enough with my sexuality to say he was one good looking mother*^%#. I started wondering, “is everyone from Iceland this beautiful?” ......


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Fujifilm X-T2 | James Day

Fujifilm X-T2 | James Day | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it

I remember coming home most days to see my dad sitting in front of the TV, watching the bold and the beautiful while flipping through the latest issue of the B&H Catalogue. The catalogue was filled with hundreds of cameras, lenses, accessories and basically was designed to slowly convince you that you needed the latest Minolta APO-G Lenses, at least that’s what happened to my dad. I remember picking out my first camera in that catalogue. We then went to visit Photo Continental in Brisbane to sus it out. Then I had to wait most of the year before dad would finally buy it for me for Christmas. This camera was a Minolta Vectis 40. It cost around $600 at the time from memory. These days, they’re going for $23.03 on eBay. Anyway, this started my love affair for new gear. The reason I loved the Vectis 40, was because it had a new system called Advantix, which was the latest, greatest way of shooting film at the time. It gave you lots of different cropping options and made shooting film fun again. These days I’m a total gear hound. I have cupboards filled with random gear. Stuff I use regularly, stuff that’s there for a rainy day and stuff that I just should never have purchased.....


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Walking the streets of Rio with the XF35 F2 & XT-1 | Caveira Photography

Walking the streets of Rio with the XF35 F2 & XT-1 | Caveira Photography | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it

Well, it's been 48 hours since I arrived back in Australia from my 5th visit in ~10 years to Brazil and I've got 100gb+ of images to work through from my 2 weeks in the country. It was my first time visiting Brazil with decent photography skills and of course, my first time with my FujiFilm kit. Leading up to this trip was a bit different than previous times, in the sense that recent media chatter about the country being 'terribly unsafe' and rampant with Zika had, for the first time, left me questioning my safety during the visit. Had Brazil suddenly changed? Did its beautiful, rich culture and warm-hearted populace change in a matter of 3 years since my previous visit? Thankfully, no. Brazil is still as I remember it from my 4 prior visits, and its sociable and outgoing way of life is still very much intact, with people who frequently go out of their way to say 'hello' and 'good day'. Like every country though, Brazil certainly has its issues, but I'm not going to get into that here.....


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Fuji X-T2 Preview in 4K

A preview of the Fuji X-T2, featuring sample images, 4K video and feature demonstrations. The camera was on loan from Fuji under NDA. Fireworks at Ravin
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Before & After: This is How Far You Can Push a Fuji X-T2 RAW File in Post

Before & After: This is How Far You Can Push a Fuji X-T2 RAW File in Post | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
There have been precious few Fujifilm X-T2's out in the wild ahead of this morning's release, but travel photographer Elia Locardi has had one for the last
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Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review

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Parading Bull – The Fujifilm X-T2 Review

Parading Bull – The Fujifilm X-T2 Review | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
On January 15th 2016, Fujifilm launched the X-Pro2 as the long awaited successor to the X-Pro1. It was everything I had been waiting for, and so much more. As I wrote in my review back then, the X-Pro2 feels like a huge upgrade from the X-Pro1, but merely an evolution from the X-T1. Until the…
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