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Raist3d

Raist3d

Lives in United States Canyon Country, CA, United States
Works as a Photographer & Game Developer (Programmer)
Has a website at http://raist3d.typepad.com
Joined on Dec 9, 2001
About me:

To continue loving video games, their programming while doing & improving my
professional photography, punish the guilty, reward the good, educate kids and fight for
all that is good. :-)

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PatMann: Best of luck to Fujifilm on addressing these issues. The lens lineup is stellar - no other APS-C system comes close. But AF and resolution do need to be addressed. If Nikon produces a pro APS-C camera to replace the D300s, they need to bring lenses with it to sell it. If they do, I will probably stay with Nikon. If not, Fujifilm is the first place I will look for my future primary camera system. I can't afford the $ or the overall system weight and bulk to go whole-hog full-frame.

audio- I think it's a fair point that you explain on the claim of the OP. I just thought the reasons you gave didn't read very strong to me. Having more lenses doesn't make the system better by itself, particularly if many of those lenses are copies of focal lengths and only a certain tier is good.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 11:54 UTC
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Mike Sandman: It's very refreshing to read so many un-hedged, direct statements from a camera company executive. Thanks, dPreview, for asking the questions, and thanks Fuji, for answering them forthrightly. Mr. Iida even acknowledged Samsung. This kind of thinking is responsible for Fuji's successful transition from film to digital vs. Kodak's failure.

It would be very nice (and quite a surprise) to see an equally frank set of answers from Nikon or Canon about how their cameras stack up against the competitors.

At least as far as the Nikon 1 system is concerned, Nikon doesn't seem to listen to their customers.

And what about all the people that have been waiting/asking for a D300 successor?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 08:30 UTC
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JDThomas: Even Fuji can admit the AF isn't on par with the SLR. Something it's Fuji-fans refuse to do.

Sure. :-) Like I also ever claimed such thing :-) Keep making it up. When someone is scared of ghosts they sure see them everywhere.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 18:21 UTC
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JDThomas: Even Fuji can admit the AF isn't on par with the SLR. Something it's Fuji-fans refuse to do.

I think you are making things up. I have also owned Fuji and I don't see everyone claiming that the AF is as fast as a DSLR. You will always get extreme fanboys in any brand making impossible claims. If you want to count only the hits and not everyone- who also acknowledged the AF is not as fast as a DSLR, well, that's your choice.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 18:11 UTC
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J A C S: " We think that our 16MP X-Trans sensor delivers a higher effective resolution than conventional Bayer 16MP sensors ..."

LOL! This guy would make a very successful used car salesman!

Completely disagree with the statement Xtrans doesn't yield higher resolution. Use a proper raw converter and it does.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 18:03 UTC
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PatMann: Best of luck to Fujifilm on addressing these issues. The lens lineup is stellar - no other APS-C system comes close. But AF and resolution do need to be addressed. If Nikon produces a pro APS-C camera to replace the D300s, they need to bring lenses with it to sell it. If they do, I will probably stay with Nikon. If not, Fujifilm is the first place I will look for my future primary camera system. I can't afford the $ or the overall system weight and bulk to go whole-hog full-frame.

The Fuji lens line up is pretty decent. You don't need many copies of lens ranges that aren't very good. The Fuji lenses are all pretty decent.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 18:02 UTC
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Mateus1: Fuji bring these for X-E3:

• 24MP Bayer filter (keep X-Trans for X-T/X-Pro)
• Weather sealed and dust proof
• bigger EVF (but not the body) with higher rate
• -3EV focusing (at least -2EV) for low light focusing
• faster and more PDAF points + Group-Area AF Mode + fast manual AF point selection
• useful AF-C + 8 fps at least
• big dedicated Back-AF button placed near thumb!
• better placed and bigger AE lock button
• improved DR
• not cheated ISO (clean 6400iso)
• all buttons customable (and bigger than now)
• 1/6000s at least
• 1/250s X-Sync
• +/- 1/3s braketing
• tilt LCD (for low/high level shooting)
• ND filters in body
• add NR setting to OFF
• allow stupid "Blur Warning" mark turn OFF
• add TIFF file saving from RAW in camera RAW converter (why only to 8-bit JPEG?)
• Bring smaller primes like 35/2 WR - so next 23/2 WR, 56/2WR, 85/2.8WR and 16/2 WR. Small primes will make your RF type mirrorless a perfect tool for dynamic, street and discreet shooting.

No, I want Xtrans for X-E3. Bayer should be used only in the low end XA series.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 18:01 UTC
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Mike Sandman: It's very refreshing to read so many un-hedged, direct statements from a camera company executive. Thanks, dPreview, for asking the questions, and thanks Fuji, for answering them forthrightly. Mr. Iida even acknowledged Samsung. This kind of thinking is responsible for Fuji's successful transition from film to digital vs. Kodak's failure.

It would be very nice (and quite a surprise) to see an equally frank set of answers from Nikon or Canon about how their cameras stack up against the competitors.

ipecaca- I second your suggestion. That article opened my eyes.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 18:00 UTC
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JDThomas: Even Fuji can admit the AF isn't on par with the SLR. Something it's Fuji-fans refuse to do.

I think it raises the question of whether the OP claim is accurate after all :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 17:58 UTC
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name here: Fuji needs to work with Adobe to improve Lightroom's raw conversions.

Until Lightroom starts producing a fair output with X-trans sensors, no X-trans camera for me (that's why I purchased X-A1, which has no X-trans).

Heres two tips for you: Use the LightRoom Fuji profiles *and* set the detail slides to 80% or higher like 100%. It brings details and not artifacts like Bayer sensors. I was surprised by this- there was an article by a landscape photographer on it. Try it out and LR all of a sudden becomes far more viable.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 17:57 UTC

What really shocked me of the entire interview is how Iida talked in a candid way positively about competitors. That also shows confidence in what they are doing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 17:52 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (504 comments in total)

To everyone pointing out 4k/UHD- aha! I missed that. Good point. How to go to video if the sensor tech is not easy to scale.

Yeah I am having a hard time seeing this happen now.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 04:33 UTC as 64th comment
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (504 comments in total)

I have to agree with what ThatCamFan said- Lytro did not figure out a way to keep pictures out of their sandbox and if this is the workflow they are going in to video that won't work.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 00:34 UTC as 80th comment
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (504 comments in total)

Makes sense. Sad for those who are out of a job after working so hard. Not sure they will hit it with virtual reality but for video can see.

One problem: they are coming in with some tough competition that got the video workflow figured or mostly figured out. Like Red and BlackMagic. That's tough to get right and if they don't, no film maker will take them seriously.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 00:28 UTC as 85th comment | 2 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1342 comments in total)

I honestly don't understand the "camera is too high price" comments. Those people who say that on sensor size alone need to look at the entire package- small speedy cam, improved and unique IBIS, comes with bounce/tilt flash, camera is weather sealed (flash is weather sealed too), etc.

It seems to me the price is fair.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 10:22 UTC as 64th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1342 comments in total)
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ogl: Nikon with real 36 MP is far better than 40 MP mode from crop 2.

Ogl- I am not sure where you are getting those detail differences but in the shooting impressions in the High-res section, they clearly compare vs a Nikon D810 and the D810 has in some areas color moire or bad moire, yet the OMD EM5 MKii has none and plenty of detail.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 10:18 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1342 comments in total)
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AKH: IQ is not very good for such an expensive camera. Made me think of the images presented in a resent review here on Dpreview of the Fuji 16-55mm with the Fuji X-Pro1. Those images were in a completely different league.

AKH- I think the camera at the price combined with its features it's reasonable. Sure, the Fuji still have the higher IQ, but I think when you take all the features together it has other areas that I think make the price reasonable.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 10:13 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1342 comments in total)
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AKH: IQ is not very good for such an expensive camera. Made me think of the images presented in a resent review here on Dpreview of the Fuji 16-55mm with the Fuji X-Pro1. Those images were in a completely different league.

@ThePhillips- how do we know exactly that Fuji adds a lot of non-user-settable NR in RAW? I see some people have claimed this over time but I have to see yet evidence of it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 10:12 UTC
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Raist3d: So sad to see Russia doing this. I hope the rest of the world can serve as a living example of why this is ridiculous.

@Silvarum, Zanton- you guys live in Russia, so please tell us, what is really going on? Is there violence against gays happening there by gangs or not? And the Government doesn't prosecute them?

I totally agree with you guys that the news we get here is trash- so please, educate us. I am open to hear it all from you.

Can gays hold hands or kiss in public like str8 couples? Can they marry? Can they march on gay pride day?

Again, please tell us what is really going on there. You live there, I am all ears.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 19:28 UTC
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Raist3d: So sad to see Russia doing this. I hope the rest of the world can serve as a living example of why this is ridiculous.

@Zanton- I a not going to pretend the US is perfect here, but it is prosecuted if you have gangs going after gays here. You tell me- since you are there- is this happening or not? Is what it's being reported- that the government does not prosecute them.

There are many states under which there are strong gay rights supports and it's changing more and more. Not all states are still up to where I would like to see them- so I am not trying to be holier than thou- but you tell me- what is really going on in Russia?

Keep in mind in the USA more and more states are approving same sex unions and the level of rights. I am not even talking about Russia banning same sex unions, I am talking about Russia not doing anything about gross discrimination, and violence. So yes, if this sis what is going on (again- YOU TELL ME)- sorry, but its' a whole different level of bad.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 19:24 UTC
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