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"colors and detail start to smear" ? That sounds like JPG talk...

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Jpeg or raw it's true.
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Jpeg or raw it's true.
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That was the most annoying thing I found initially; however, you can reassign the "playback zoom" function to the "Set" button in the middle of the dial wheel, which you can press with your right thumb when manual-focusing with left hand.  Lifesaver for me personally.

 

I tried, this, BTW, changing playback zoom to SET and this works much better for me than using the default playback zoom.  Now, I hit playback, check the histogram, hit set, and zoom from there.  My brain seems to accept this change but it would not accept hitting the default playback zoom on the left side of the camera.  Now I wish there were a setting where playback zoom will default to a fullscreen view of the whole image rather than starting zoomed in somewhat.  If I could have that, I would be totally satisfied.

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leftnose, did you get the new 35/2 IS ?

 

Just curious what you thought of it, if you have one.

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No, not yet.  Had to install a new furnace so the fun money fund will be a little dry for a while.  At this point, I think I'm going to wait for the first price drop or for it to be included in the rebate program.

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Got the new Fuji X100s. Funny, I seem to be taking more pictures of it, rather than with it... o.O

 

All shot with the 100L and two 600EX-RT flashes off-camera; the teal and orange theme is intentional. :-D

 

 

 

 

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just wanted to say hello and share my newborn album.  I couldn't be happier with my new camera.  I have 2 lenses--50mm 1.8 and an old 85mm 1.8 and don't really feel the need to upgrade to more expensive lenses (I went from having 6 lenses + Rebel).  I may want to switch to a little wider lens, though...maybe the 28mm 1.8, or the Sigma 35mm 1.4 when I can afford it later.  I decided not to get an ultra wide for now.  As much as I'm loving the full frame difference, off-camera flash is making another big improvement also. 

 

The rest of the series here:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/hyogen82/sets/72157632928114879/

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Got the new Fuji X100s. Funny, I seem to be taking more pictures of it, rather than with it... o.O

 

All shot with the 100L and two 600EX-RT flashes off-camera; the teal and orange theme is intentional. :-D

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please post your thoughts on this once you've used it for a bit.  Eventually, I want a smaller camera and I've always been intrigued by the X100.  Ultimately, though, I may "have" to go with the next EOS M because of all my EF glass.

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Whoa psychokinetic baby :-D

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Originally Posted by leftnose View Post

 

Please post your thoughts on this once you've used it for a bit.  Eventually, I want a smaller camera and I've always been intrigued by the X100.  Ultimately, though, I may "have" to go with the next EOS M because of all my EF glass.

 

Personally, I wouldn't recommend an EOS M... at least not in it's current state. AF is slow, and it will be even slower with adapted EF lenses. Furthermore, unless you only mount small and light lenses like the 35/2, 40/2.8 and 50/1.8 on it, it's not going to balance well. I'd recommend the Sony NEX line along with the Metabones adapter if you want to adapt your lenses to a mirrorless body.

 

The X100s, on the other hand, is a completely different beast. I think you need to first decide if you want a fixed lens camera, or an interchangeable one. If ultimately you want to adapt your EF lenses then there's no point in considering the X100s.

 

I haven't had much time to use the camera this weekend; I stayed home sick and it rained heavily today so I didn't get to take it out for a spin. But shooting random test shots around the house, and in low light, I find that it's high ISO performance is unique. My go-to RAW converter, Capture One Pro, doesn't support the X100s yet so I shot JPG with noise reduction set to the lowest setting. Even with minimal NR, chroma noise seems to be non-existent even up to 6400 and above. This seems to match the results of DPReview's studio comparion samples of the X-Pro 1.

 

AF performance has improved greatly; I find that if the subject you are focusing on is very close to the lens' current focusing distance, it can be almost instantaneous to lock focus even in low light. However, if the lens has to move some distance, it can get slower especially in low light. I suppose it also has to do with the mechanical design of the lens, where the entire barrel moves to focus (instead of using internal floating elements). I also found out that the contrast detection algorithms only focus on horizontal contrast (vertical lines) -- which is the same behavior as the X100.

 

The X100s features two new manual focus aids -- digital split image and focus peaking -- but after playing around with it I find myself preferring peaking over split image. The split image tries to emulate an SLR's split image prism, but the problem with the implementation is that the image still blurs when it is out of focus, unlike an actual split prism, so it is harder to get a feel of how much to turn the manual focus ring to get the image to align in the focusing patch. On the other hand, focus peaking is very effective. It uses hard white edges to show the areas in focus and, unlike Sony's implementation, it highlights both horizontal and vertical edges.

 

The other appealing feature to me is the fact that you can operate the camera in three different ways, depending on your preferences. It can act as a regular live view camera, you can use the EVF, or you can use the optical VF and shoot in a rangefinder-like fashion, with many of the same rangefinder baggage (e.g. frame lines, parallax). The camera is also relatively light (depending on where you're coming from; after being used to handling the 5D3 and M9P, the this thing feels like a toy) so it's a no-brainer for me to always have it with me.

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Whoa psychokinetic baby :-D

 

hehehe..   for some reason, the only negative feedback I've gotten on the series is this floating baby shot -_-

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Thanks for your comments.  I'm not at all interested in the current EOS M.  I want some sort of VF and the AF definitely needs to improve.  I want to see what the next gen looks like.

 

The problem I have with the NEX cameras is that I find the native glass somewhat underwhelming.  I want to see the system flesh out a bit more.  And with 4/3, the sensor is getting too small and I prefer wider aspect ratios.

 

You're right that there is something of a decision between fixed and interchangeable lenses.  A 35/2 equiv. would be the one lens I could live with, though.  I've also got a fair bit of Leica experience so the Fuji form factor is appealing.

 

This rumor is kind of interesting as well: http://www.canonrumors.com/2013/03/a-new-dslr-line-from-canon-cr1/

 

At the end of the day, just like I waited for the 5D2 before diving into the DSLR world, I think the compact EVIL segment (I'll include the RX1 and X100 even with fixed lenses) needs to mature a bit more before I buy something.  I also need a new P&S and I want the 35/2 IS and, having bought the 5D3 earlier this year, I can only rationalize spending so much on camera gear in a year!


Edited by leftnose - 3/12/13 at 8:39am
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Thanks for your comments.  I'm not at all interested in the current EOS M.  I want some sort of VF and the AF definitely needs to improve.  I want to see what the next gen looks like.

 

This rumor is kind of interesting as well: http://www.canonrumors.com/2013/03/a-new-dslr-line-from-canon-cr1/

 

 

I noticed that Canon dslr is rumored to sport an EVF.  I tried the widely-acclaimed 2.4 Million-pixel OLED EVF from NEX-7, expecting to like it well enough.  Unfortunately, I could NOT stand it!  Indoors, it felt like looking at a cheap TV with saturation and color turned way up, like looking at a cartoon of the real thing in front of my eyes.  I've been looking at compact cameras with at least aps-c sensor, and I think EVF is out, which makes it tough.  

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At the end of the day, just like I waited for the 5D2 before diving into the DSLR world, I think the compact EVIL segment (I'll include the RX1 and X100 even with fixed lenses) needs to mature a bit more before I buy something.  I also need a new P&S and I want the 35/2 IS and, having bought the 5D3 earlier this year, I can only rationalize spending so much on camera gear in a year!

 

I think of all the current large sensor fixed lens compacts available now, the X100s offers the best value for money compared to the rest -- and there isn't much choice out there, so far.

 

While the RX1 may offer the best IQ and true 35mm experience, it is also the most expensive and (in my opinion) I think not good value for money in the longterm wise. The Leica X2 is also quite "up there" in price but sports a slow elmarit and ancient LCD screen. Then there are the three Sigmas that are quite niche products, their Foveon sensors being quite unique having both pros and (glaring) cons as well. Finally there's the Nikon Coolpix A which is of an unknown quality at the moment, but either way I am not at all comfortable with the 28mm-equivalent fl nor the slow 2.8 aperture... but it is probably going to be the most compact and pocketable camera of this lot.

 

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I noticed that Canon dslr is rumored to sport an EVF.  I tried the widely-acclaimed 2.4 Million-pixel OLED EVF from NEX-7, expecting to like it well enough.  Unfortunately, I could NOT stand it!  Indoors, it felt like looking at a cheap TV with saturation and color turned way up, like looking at a cartoon of the real thing in front of my eyes.  I've been looking at compact cameras with at least aps-c sensor, and I think EVF is out, which makes it tough.  

 

Interesting thoughts. I thought it was a significant improvement over the 1.44K EVFs when I tested it indoors, until I used the thing outdoors under bright afternoon sun. That's when its narrow dynamic range became a nuisance to me.

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