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Richard Butler

Richard Butler

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Lives in United Kingdom Seattle, United Kingdom
Joined on Nov 7, 2007


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Squilliam: Could the MediaInfo data from a video file please be posted?

Format settings, CABAC : No

Format settings, ReFrames : 1 frame

Format settings, GOP : M=1, N=12

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 21:57 UTC
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Paul905: Which would you choose, Sony a6300 or Fuji X-Pro2 ?

It would depend entirely on what I was trying to achieve.

Those are two radically different cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 22:15 UTC
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Squilliam: Could the MediaInfo data from a video file please be posted?

What information were you after?

It's all been shot in 1080/24p, ~38mbps, a mixture of focus and exposure modes, to test/show how each behaves. What else would you like to know?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 18:56 UTC
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blink667: "This camera can see in the dark. Its performance up to ISO 6400 is nothing short of remarkable, in particular for an APS-C sensor. This is the first camera I have used where ISO is just not an issue."

This is a statement I read concerning the X Pro 1 which is similar to a statement I read about the X Pro 2.

I'm curious if a 24mp asp-c sensor can have similar results considering 24mp on an asp-c sensor has the habit of creating more noise in images at the same ISO as a 16 mp sensor. I found that to be the case with a 24mp Sony NEX 7 vs the 16mp 5N which had less noise at high iso than any other asp-c camera I've used.

Anyway, the X Pro 1 is selling for $400 on eBay and I'm considering selling my Sony bodies and getting involved with the Fuji system if the X Pro 1 has similar features as the Sony's.

@vscd - DxO doesn't tell you what a camera's 'Real' ISO is. Most of what they tell you is the balance the manufacturer has struck between noise performance and highlight retention.

As it happens, Fujifilm does appear to produce darker JPEGs than most other brands at any given shutter speed, aperture, illumination level, but that's a separate issue.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 18:08 UTC
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Well, at least there's proof I was there [*trying* to get pictures](

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 00:14 UTC
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gbdz: Are those shoes Tiger of Sweden? I think I have the same.

Not since they abandoned manufacturing in Street.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 19:20 UTC
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coldturkey66: Will older 16 MP models like my X-T10 also benefit from this improvement through a firmware update, or does this work only with the new 24 MP sensor?

As I understand it, the improved video has been made possible as a result of the X-Pro2 having a more powerful processor, so I wouldn't expect it to be possible with the older cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 19:02 UTC
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Scales USA: I noticed some obvious light-dark flickering in some of the scenes. Was the camera using a fixed aperture, or was the aperture changing and causing the flicker?

Some of the shots were fixed exposure, some were auto ISO, some were auto aperture.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 06:05 UTC
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ThomV: I think the number of comments here is telling about how desirable video capabilities are.

I don't need Fuji telling me how to use their camera and why I should or why I shouldn't buy it.
I don't need Fuji users telling me why I shouldn't buy a Fuji and how they don't want video capabilities watering down their system.
I don't care about 4K, (but 2k would be nice) 1080p is fine by me.
I don't shoot full frame, for video, APS-C or S35 is more than enough (doing a lot of S16 actually).
I make make my living doing this, but the Fuji is primarily for me, not for my work (which is nearly always working for someone else or someone else's' vision). I'm not going to grade my own stuff, or down convert it... I see it, I shoot it, want it to look like I want it out of the gate. I don't do slides, tracking shots for the sake of tracking, time lapses, VFX shots, mostly combination of old fashioned locked off shots and delicate handheld work. I DO NOT WANT IBIS, but don't care if a future version had it. There's a "ken burnsification" of modern videography / cinematography where the ADHD'ness of our generation demands constant motion and "cool" effects.

My questions...

When selecting shutter speed, can you directly select something in between 30 and 60, which are the settings on the dial. When shooting 24fps, I'd want 1/48 (1/50 close enough) for 180 shutter or if slo-mo 60fps, 1/120.

When shooting anamorphic, the idea of OVF for nom-squeezed framing is appealing. I'll have to figure out how to manipulate frame line settings to suite the nonstandard aspect and focal lengths.

When rolling, apparently focus peaking aid stops working. Can live view be sent out of HDMI for external monitoring tools to work if desired?

Does Fuji allow some sort of intelligent zoom feature for dealing with lenses that don't cover APS-C? Again, primarily looking at S16 here.

I wonder how Fuji+Acros compares to Digital Bolex monochrome. I think most of what I would consider "serious hobby usage" would be in B&W.

Turn the shutter dial to 1/60th, then roll the front roll one click and it'll sit at 1/50th quite happily.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 06:04 UTC
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bobfonte: "This site" disseminating information of a Sony engineer (“Distinguished Engineer”) demonstrates that is engaged deeply in Sony's product marketing. "This site" loses credibility and impartiality in its editorial line.

You've lost me, here.

We had a chance to speak to someone senior at one of the companies we write about. Should we have rejected that chance?

We haven't stated any of his claims as fact, we've reported what*he* said. We tried to ask some questions (about APS-C lenses) that the company might not want him to answer. We thought he had something interesting to say, so we published it.

However, we trust our audience to understand that when a company representative talks, they're probably going to deliver the company's message.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 01:10 UTC
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gbdz: Are those shoes Tiger of Sweden? I think I have the same.

Aldens? How much do you think they're paying me?

As a Brit, I'd probably go for a pair of Church's, though. Something semi-formal like some full brogue oxfords (wingtip balmorals if you're in the US).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 00:14 UTC
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DannyDoi: Who did the edit on raws have no idea about editing and i'm talking about lifting the shadows

Which Raws?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 00:06 UTC
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PatsyK: No studio comparison pictures taken with x-trans 2 cameras in the comparison tool?? Would be nice if one could see the difference between all the different sensors. (if you're gonna do some pics with this x-pro 2 then..)

Ah! I see what you mean.

I've asked for it to be updated so that the 'New' Studio Scene is just marked as 'Studio Scene' and the other one is relegated to being the 'Old' Studio Scene.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 22:13 UTC
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BarnET: "Fujifilm X-E2 firmware 4.00 brings Classic Chrome"

Uhm i've had classic chrome way before this update. Probably came with 3.2

We did get the electronic shutter Eye detect autofocus. and better customizeability of pretty much all the buttons.

Yes it's an AWESOME FW update. but it did NOT add any film simulation

My mistake - I lost track of which cameras have and haven't received Classic Chrome. I must have missed that firmware update.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 20:43 UTC
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splendic: Yikes.

Turn the auto aperture off already.

How do I test and demonstrate the behaviour of auto aperture if it's switched off?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 20:04 UTC
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bernardly: Before watching this video be warned the content may be offensive to some viewers as it contains a BEATNIK music soundtrack and shows A HIPSTER walking about Manhattan.

Video quality is OK. The really important question: “who from DPR is wearing the shoes?”

Barnaby, wouldn't surprise me. But could it be Richard has a secret hipster personality? We know they both like the X-PRO ll.

The soles (not visible in the video) are a bit silly, but I'm not sure what's particularly 'hipster' about a [pair of semi brogues](

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 20:01 UTC
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justinbacle: The thing is that no one reviewed the X-T1 after the firmware updates, which is a shame because the video mode is very close to the one in the X-PRO2.

Amusing video anyways :)

We'll re-shoot the X-T1 as soon as we get a moment, just to check.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 19:57 UTC
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gbdz: Are those shoes Tiger of Sweden? I think I have the same.

[Fluevog Alexanders](, though I'll have to check out these Tiger of Sweden lot.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 19:56 UTC
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Fadhil Muhammad: Now, Fujifilm X-E2 also got Firmware update v4.0 and make it exactly has same features like X-E2S and X-T10 like new AF modes, electronic shutter, Classic Chrome film simulation, etc.

Why dont you write about the news or make comparison X-E2S with X-E2 firmware v4.0

I think that's interesting :))

We have mentioned the firmware in this story but will publish an update, now it's available.

We can't make a comparison but, so far as we know, the only difference between an X-E2 v4 and an X-E2S is price and place of manufacture.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 18:45 UTC
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huyzer: That's too bad the change in exposure is not smooth & stepless, but sudden jumps.

That's why we recommend using manual exposure. ISO transitions are smoother than aperture shifts (which appear to be 1/3EV jumps), but you're better off just fixing the exposure.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 17:57 UTC
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