Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Back from Greece!


Back from Greece and my first real use of the Fujifilm XT-2. Awesome, buy one!

I got my bud Ray to dive in the pool in our rented villa....every shot in focus at 10+ frames per second wow! Tip: Click the first image and the pictures are then big enough to see the focus, if you have an Apple magic mouse, stroke it for a video effect...

I'll be posting stills and 4K video later this week for you to see.

In the mean time check out Peter Gregg's blog to see my appraisal of the Canon 5D4 was on the money. Sorry Canon you brought out a nice stills camera with major flaws!

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Introducing: the Fuji X-T2

It's here and some pics to prove it:

Compared to my Canon 5D3:
Compared to Canon EOS M:

Initial reactions:

  • smaller than I expected
  • beautifully made
  • batteries not charged so I have to wait!
  • the booster/vertical grip looks fantastic, more buttons than expected
  • I'm going to carry this everywhere
  • watched Ken Wheeler's videos on YouTube and thought 'can I wait?' then FedEx turned up!

Got to go!

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Fujifilm X-T2 released tomorrow (? please!) and more on that new Canon

I'm really looking forward to my X-T2, early signs are that it's very special...

Wow Canon what have you done? Early signs are that, as I suggested, the focus shift technology is unusable, you have to, it seems, use DPP software which nobody does and according to Tony Northrup (check him out on YouTube) the pixel shift does indeed make the files doubly as big and actually does so little to the image to make it of no real value.
On top of this Ken Wheeler (Angry Photographer) reports that the JPG files from the new camera are poor...
Is the dynamic range better, no.

200GB for one hour of 4k not even full frame video (compared with 50GB for a ff Sony) - is just another example of how lazy (because they didn't bother writing a decent codec) and greedy Canon are with this camera

Don't forget, the recording medium is still CF/SD, no CFast or XQD, and a SD card which is NOT mk11 compatible - WHICH IS MY BIGGEST GRIPE WITH THE 5D3 - the SD on my camera goes to around 45x so buying a fast CF and having the SD being written to at the same time slows the camera to the snail's pace of the SD card all because on a £2.3K camera Canon put a crap SD reader inside, and they just did it again!!!

I really want to understand why this camera is priced so highly - the same in dollars as pounds, why?