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Aspects of Digital Photography focusing on the Fuji X-Pro1, X-T1, X-E1/E2 and X100s - photographer, reviews, samples and more ... | http://www.tomen.de
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Best Example of Fuji X-Trans "False Detail" I've Found Yet … | Zachery Jensen

Best Example of Fuji X-Trans "False Detail" I've Found Yet … | Zachery Jensen | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Take a look at this image or click the link below and take a look at the studio comparison tool from dpreview for yourself. Try to ignore DPReview's tool's stitching errors, they are not relevant to this comparison.

http://tinyurl.com/falsedetail

Allow me to explain. This is a full resolution comparison of four different cameras shot at base ISO. These are out of camera JPEGs to give the best possible results for the Fuji X-E2. We have the 36mp A7r, 24mp A7, 16mp Pentax K-500 and 16mp Fuji X-E2. The selection of the image shown is a monochromatic resolution demonstration sheet, a part of the varied studio comparison scene from DPReview. What it is isn't all that important, what matters is that it is A) not colored green and B) depicts fine straight lines set at an angle in the frame. The reason "A" matters is that finely detailed green materials look terrible on the X-Trans sensor in just about every situation (don't believe me? Select the green tufts of fake fur on the studio scene and just have look for yourself. Awful.) So here we have the best chance for the X-E2 to show more detail due to eliminating the OLPF (AA filter). The reason "B" is important is that the nature of digital images makes angled lines hard to draw sharply, you get "steps" from aliasing. The only way to avoid steps is to blur edges. So what do we see? Well we can see very clear straight lines on the higher resolution, standard bayer array cameras. That's a big bonus of higher resolution sensors, even with blurred edges in the digital image, there is quite a lot of contrast between the lines. But, even when we look at the 16mp Pentax camera image, you still see rather straight lines though they are all gray-ish (we're looking at the finest lines here) due to the anti-aliasing effect. So the result here is more of a texture at normal viewing sizes, but, it's more accurate than the Fuji. Just look at that awful mess. At first, you might think, "Hey, look at that crisp detail on the fuji!" but, then you realize it hasn't rendered the actual detail at all. Instead, it's created an angled checkerboard that, even at smaller viewing sizes, produces an entirely different texture in the image, and of course, at full pixel resolution, is just obviously wrong.......

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Lightning Review: Fujinon 23/1.4 R Lens from Fujifilm | David Hobby

Lightning Review: Fujinon 23/1.4 R Lens from Fujifilm | David Hobby | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


I am just back from a week in Tokyo, where one of the highlights of the trip was getting to play with a loaner 23/1.4 lens from Fuji. For those interested, here are the highlights after a few days of hands-on shooting:

1. She's a chunky piece of glass - although smaller than other 35/1.4's, of which this is an equivalent. Balances very well on any X-camera (have used on an X Pro 1, an X-E1 and an XM1 -- feels nice all around.)

2. Focus is super smooth and works great from the hip with focus peaking, FWIW. Perhaps surprisingly, this lens marries well with the diminutive XM1 with the screen flipped into a stealthy waist-level mode.

3. The shade, while optically ideal as a flower design, makes the lens feel bigger. My hope is that Fujifilm (or someone else) does an optional, rectangular shade a la the 35/1.4. Plus, it would look gorgeous. China, wanna make some money? Get on this, stat.

4. Is it sharp wide open? Oh yes, yes is it is. Screamingly tack sharp. Attached is a (dim, available-light) photo of my son playing Minecraft last night when he should have been in bed. 1/10th sec @ f/1.4 at ISO 800, hand-held. This is not a lab benchmark MTF test, this is a real-world, holy-shit-I-can-shoot-handheld-in-this-light shot.

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Fuji X-E1 Leica & Voigtlander lenses | Matteo Gambarini on Google+


Sample Images Fuji X-E1 with Leica lenses (61 photos)

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Quick snap with the X100S | Ian Cheung on Google+

Quick snap with the X100S | Ian Cheung on Google+ | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


I've had the X100S for a couple of days now and I am enjoying it immensely. Here are some of my initial impressions and thoughts. Bear in mind that I don't have any experience with the X100.  I use the Nikon D90 as my main camera and was using the Ricoh Digital GRIII as my carry about. 

When I took it out of the box, I was surprised at the heft, even though I had held both the X100 and the X100S in shops. I guess hearing so much about the lightness, compared to DSLRs altered my expections plus my previous carry about was a compact camera.  I've gotten used to the weight and it feels almost just right, maybe a little heavy. 

Next is that it is already doing its job.  I bought it to document my life, taking snaps of my family and friends will probably take up 2/3 of its frames. Sounds crazy to use such a camera for snaps, but its something very important to me.  I have already taken shots that I wouldn't have been able to with my D90 or the GRIII.  Most people including my kids largely ignore the X100S.  If I whip out the D90 even with a 24 f2.8 there's a different dynamic.  Ergonomically the GRIII was great but its small sensor let it down.  I always felt I was fighting the camera to squeeze out the best image quality.  Especially indoors at high ISO, most times I came out on the losing side.  So much so I stopped carrying it with me.  

The X100S is really impressive in this regard.  ISO 2000 looks great, and I do find I need it a bit.  It's better than the D90.  And it isn't a noise factor, it is dynamic range.  Past 1000-1250 the D90 files looked sickly and unnatural even when properly exposed. 

Other thoughts, the manual focus ring still has the fly-by-wire limitations.  It is nowhere as responsive as a direct coupled lens.  The split image aid works but depending on what it's over, it can be equally hard to judge if the two halves line up. 

The AF-C mode on the other hand has impressed me so far.  For keeping the focus on a moving child's eye, it works as well as a DSLR. 

I heard stories about the slowness of the SD card handling but so far I can't see any issues.  I was about to buy a San Disk Extreme Pro but I'm not sure I need it. I am using an EyeFi card that is only rated Class 6. 

Oh, one piece of bad news, I have managed to freeze the camera once.  I had to take the battery out to solve the problem.  Switching off via the switch didn't have any effect.  I think it was because the AFS/AFC/MF switch was in a in between position when I took a photo. 

Feel free to ask my any questions.  And don't worry, I am intending on using it as a creative and professional tool as well.  Delighted to hear about LR4.4

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