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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 54
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Posted By videogamemaker
I think we're on the same page. I want to be able...

I think we're on the same page. I want to be able to manually focus when appropriate and not have the lens hunt, I was just saying that is what I think the lens movement in that video represents, AF...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 5,887
Posted By videogamemaker
Yes, back when I was researching cameras that...

Yes, back when I was researching cameras that might have inspired the X100, but I went and watched a youtube of it again to refresh my memory. I'm assuming it doesn't do that lens movement when AF...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 5,887
Posted By videogamemaker
To me, that looks like it's autofocusing (sounds...

To me, that looks like it's autofocusing (sounds like there is a beep after it's done moving, AF confirm). Which is what makes me so excited, because that's nice and fast for contrast based AF. There...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 7,240
Posted By videogamemaker
I am planning to buy one of those cheap flimsy...

I am planning to buy one of those cheap flimsy black rubber ones from B&H. I almost never use a hood, and the few times I do, a 6 dollar deal should suffice. Plus if you find one the right diameter,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,504
Posted By videogamemaker
Yeah itís a jpeg setting. Hold on I typed this...

Yeah itís a jpeg setting. Hold on I typed this out for another forum:

If it works like Sony and otherís implementations, itís a jpeg only setting. It affects how the curves are implemented in making...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 5,887
Posted By videogamemaker
They say in the brochure that if in OVF mode,...

They say in the brochure that if in OVF mode, shutter lag is .1 seconds. I doubt very seriously that if in MF mode the lens will need to move, why would it?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,504
Posted By videogamemaker
From the menu screens on the japanese website, it...

From the menu screens on the japanese website, it looks like you program what the Fn button controls deep in the menu. Then when you press the Fn button the jog dial will then alter that setting up...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,504
Posted By videogamemaker
I don't remember anyone ever saying Fn wouldn't...

I don't remember anyone ever saying Fn wouldn't be assignable to more than just ISO.

I do remember saying the focus ring wouldn't hold absolute position, and snap to zone focusing not being a...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,504
Posted By videogamemaker
Whoah! Double battery life if using the OVF: OVF...

Whoah! Double battery life if using the OVF:

OVF Power Save Mode

If you turn this mode on when using the optical viewfinder, the
power saving system is activated, doubling the maximum number...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,504
Posted By videogamemaker
Also auto ISO information: ISO Auto...

Also auto ISO information:

ISO Auto automatically adjusts the ISO within a range of ISO200 to
ISO3200 when it is not possible to get an appropriate exposure.
With this control, you can freely set an...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,504
Posted By videogamemaker
Interesting. You can adjust aperture and shutter...

Interesting. You can adjust aperture and shutter in 1/3 stops with the jog dial:

X100 lets you easily set exposure in 1EV steps with the Aperture
Ring and Shutter Dial, but for more detailed...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,504
Posted By videogamemaker
X100 brochure for download:...

X100 brochure for download: http://www.fujifilm.ca/shared/bin/Brochure_X100_EN.pdf
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 4,308
Posted By videogamemaker
I have been bugging them, two times so far, and...

I have been bugging them, two times so far, and both times they said that from all the info they have, they expect to have them on the launch date, and enough to fill the pre orders (or at least all...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 11,789
Posted By videogamemaker
Here is an example I whipped up. The only image...

Here is an example I whipped up. The only image with clipped snow that I could see is this one (http://www.finepix-x100.com/en/gallery/overlay/DSCF1814.JPG) (the very bottom has a very small row of...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 11,789
Posted By videogamemaker
Yes. *before* the camera took the photo. Once it...

Yes. *before* the camera took the photo. Once it takes the photo *then* it records what ISO it was taken at in the exif.

If the exif says 400, it was shot at 400. Any other explanation is incorrect.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 11,789
Posted By videogamemaker
All of the snow images I have opened in...

All of the snow images I have opened in photoshop, I can bring down the snow and there is enough detail and levels there for some nice contrast and no blown highlights. Impressive for a jpeg. I'm...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 11,789
Posted By videogamemaker
You're not wrong. The exposure compensation...

You're not wrong. The exposure compensation affects what the camera puts the settings at, but the ISO is at what it recorded it in the Exif as. Without the exif at -1.3, depending which settings were...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 5,887
Posted By videogamemaker
You can. Precision camera, one of the RFF...

You can. Precision camera, one of the RFF sponsors is doing pre orders with and without a deposit.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,504
Posted By videogamemaker
Nope, otherwise I wouldn't have already put down...

Nope, otherwise I wouldn't have already put down a 100 dollar deposit. I am just curious. If I could already take delivery, I wouldn't care, I'd be out taking photos. But I want to see just how good...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 11,789
Posted By videogamemaker
Yep, especially since example images are always...

Yep, especially since example images are always jpegs with NR on. I will gladly take noise with the details that stay behind, rather than smeary NR, so I want to see Raw directly to jpeg with only...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 11,789
Posted By videogamemaker
This one...

This one (http://www.finepix-x100.com/en/gallery/overlay/DSCF2048.JPG) is at 400, but yeah I know what you mean.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,504
Posted By videogamemaker
Nice, thanks for that. Two interesting things I...

Nice, thanks for that.

Two interesting things I noticed from the spec sheet (from the "announcement thread by Precision Camera)

Shutter speed (with mechanical shutter) *1/4000sec at F8 or smaller...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 6,191
Posted By videogamemaker
But???? ^^^^^ Teasing :D :D :D :D :D :D

But???? ^^^^^

Teasing :D :D :D :D :D :D
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 6,191
Posted By videogamemaker
Thatīs so weird. Isn't there like a "main" store...

Thatīs so weird. Isn't there like a "main" store that always has things? Maybe check the fuji website for their actual distributor there? I know in Cologne, Germany, there were lots of photo stores,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 11,789
Posted By videogamemaker
It's not really that the images are expected to...

It's not really that the images are expected to be life changing, it's the camera itself that is so exciting.

If these were images from a new aps-c Dslr from sony or canon, only the most anal of...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 6,191
Posted By videogamemaker
CURAZY! 1,400 pounds? that is nuts. It was the...

CURAZY! 1,400 pounds? that is nuts. It was the same here in Iceland. He couldn't tell me if they would even get any, and the last new Fuji camera was marked up 250%!!!! (200 in the US, 550 here)

I...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 11,789
Posted By videogamemaker
Case, hood, and even the filter adaptor are all...

Case, hood, and even the filter adaptor are all separate extras. I'm interested what the "protective cover" is, since they already listed the lens cap. Probably just a cloth pouch.

Accessories...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,504
Posted By videogamemaker
Honestly. I wish them the best, but I won't be...

Honestly.

I wish them the best, but I won't be seeking them out for any info after I get my x100 in hand. I'll probably delete my twitter also, or at least unfollow them and not log in very often.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,504
Posted By videogamemaker
Unboxing videos from...

Unboxing videos from fujiguys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX7Ekht2dAs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRiQuOhzMiw

The 2nd one is a very boring overview of every button. Like I thought, the jog...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,504
Posted By videogamemaker
Also the "quick on" mode explained. Quick “ON”...

Also the "quick on" mode explained.

Quick “ON” Mode

After powering OFF the FinePix X100, it enters a sleep state for up to 20 minutes. If the power is turned ON during this time, the FinePix X100...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 11,789
Posted By videogamemaker
Who really cares? No one is going to be using...

Who really cares? No one is going to be using this for filming TV episodes. Do you really need to upload youtube clips of cat tricks and kids playing at 1080p? It's a still camera, I wouldn't even...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,426
Posted By videogamemaker
All the images are incredibly boring, yes, but...

All the images are incredibly boring, yes, but they look fantastic technically. I was worried about corner softness from some of those norwegian samples, but this looks great from corner to corner. I...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,504
Posted By videogamemaker
Website update: mechanical design

http://www.finepix-x100.com/en/story/mechanical

Some interesting info. Clicks on the knobs are not with a ball bearing, but with indented washers. I could see that being more durable actually....
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-07-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,426
Posted By videogamemaker
We have to wait and see, since only jpegs have...

We have to wait and see, since only jpegs have been released so far, and who knows how much sharpening they have applied, but from what I saw, it looked like the x100 was resolving more detail than...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-07-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,426
Posted By videogamemaker
lol, yeah even with no AA filter at all, I don't...

lol, yeah even with no AA filter at all, I don't think a 12 mp can ever out resolve a 21 mp camera, especially if comparing this lens to the 16-35mmL on the 5D. Now having the prints be similar up to...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-07-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,426
Posted By videogamemaker
Hmm, from the sounds of that he just means he...

Hmm, from the sounds of that he just means he will get one right when they come out?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-07-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,426
Posted By videogamemaker
From what I can see, the moving part doesn't push...

From what I can see, the moving part doesn't push past the metal ring around the outside, so the cap should fit flush with that metal ring, no risk of contacting the moving part.



Not disbelieving...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-07-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,426
Posted By videogamemaker
The speed from that 2nd video, if it's anything...

The speed from that 2nd video, if it's anything to go by, puts all my fears from the earlier shown stuff at ease. It looks much faster than the one from fujiguys, and seems to be including the AF...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-07-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,426
Posted By videogamemaker
Oh my! (new videos) and sample images!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lP083Q0zv14

The AF, aperture closing, and shutter speed look lighting fast in this one!...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-07-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3,171
Posted By videogamemaker
Lol, wonder if someone is reading the various...

Lol, wonder if someone is reading the various forums (including RFF) from the blog, because I could have sworn this image wasn't up last night. It's almost like the photographer had to go back and...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-07-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3,171
Posted By videogamemaker
You'd think there would be a line of willing...

You'd think there would be a line of willing photographers in NYC with portfolios of 35mm fov work who would be willing to do some promotional shots with a pre-production model, photographers with...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-06-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3,171
Posted By videogamemaker
Who is this person that is getting an early...

Who is this person that is getting an early production model? Apparently she's the same woman from this engadget video, Kayce Baker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az6dt1InIg4

Very odd she is...
Forum: Travel 02-05-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 5,577
Posted By videogamemaker
Yep, this is how I feel. I tape over my gear...

Yep, this is how I feel. I tape over my gear because I like how it looks. Some people like keeping theirs look crystal clear without a scratch, others pride the wear marks from years of use. From the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-05-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 6,005
Posted By videogamemaker
90% frame coverage "Depending on the shooting...

90% frame coverage

"Depending on the shooting distance, the parallax is automatically corrected." in the OVF (from the fujifilm website)
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-05-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 6,191
Posted By videogamemaker
Precision camera said they had not heard of any...

Precision camera said they had not heard of any delay into April, and that there would be an official announcement on Feb 8, I bet more will be clear then. (hopefully they finally announce price and...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-05-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 8,767
Posted By videogamemaker
It is in the neighborhood of the 35RC. The 35rc...

It is in the neighborhood of the 35RC. The 35rc is 425 grams, the x100 440, and this image uses sizeazy to show them in relation. (pink is 35rc and purple X100)

As for weight, the lighter the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-04-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 8,767
Posted By videogamemaker
I just wanted elaboration, I'm not attacking him....

I just wanted elaboration, I'm not attacking him. I certainly don't have one to correct him, I just want to know why there are two apposing viewpoints on the same product that seem so diametric....
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-04-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 8,767
Posted By videogamemaker
Thanks for the photos and your impression, but...

Thanks for the photos and your impression, but the quoted sentence seems odd when DPreview had this to say: The build quality is absolutely superb... ....but overall the X100 gives a rare impression...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2011
Replies: 77
Views: 6,843
Posted By videogamemaker
That wouldn't be informative at all. There are...

That wouldn't be informative at all. There are probably 6.something billion people that don't want one.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2011
Replies: 77
Views: 6,843
Posted By videogamemaker
The release date is supposed to be March 31 of...

The release date is supposed to be March 31 of this year, so just about 2 months away.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 8,767
Posted By videogamemaker
Double both of these. Thanks and did they mention...

Double both of these. Thanks and did they mention release date? :-)
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,293
Posted By videogamemaker
I was just posting the Nikon implementation (not...

I was just posting the Nikon implementation (not sure it's really a hack, seems straightforward functionality to me) to illustrate how it works. I don't think the functionality can be patented by...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,293
Posted By videogamemaker
For example in A/A/auto-iso mode, it tries to...

For example in A/A/auto-iso mode, it tries to keep iso 200 (base iso without expansion turned on). If the scene gets really bright, it keeps upping the shutter, then starts upping the aperture. If...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,293
Posted By videogamemaker
Well I don't call it manual, and neither does (or...

Well I don't call it manual, and neither does (or hasn't yet) Fuji. It's an aperture and shutter dial that has an A setting, for Auto. It's not an Aperture priority or shutter priority in the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,293
Posted By videogamemaker
But auto ISO can be enabled in manual mode, at...

But auto ISO can be enabled in manual mode, at least on some cameras.

Seeing as this camera doesn't really have a P mode, I am pretty sure auto iso will be enabled at all times if you so...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 5,550
Posted By videogamemaker
Where do you see it being possible to set exp...

Where do you see it being possible to set exp comp in the menu? I doubt it will be possible. Menu diving would never be as intuitive as using the dial.

The EVF doesn't use a framing guide at all....
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,293
Posted By videogamemaker
I wouldn't complain if they included a real ISO...

I wouldn't complain if they included a real ISO dial, I was just saying I don't think it's lack will be as annoying as some think.

Anything is better than the 5D's implementation. No constant...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 5,550
Posted By videogamemaker
There was a discussion about this, and while we...

There was a discussion about this, and while we didn't come to an absolute consensus, the general agreement was that pencil marks on the focusing ring will be useless. It provides rotational change...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,293
Posted By videogamemaker
I was thinking this too, but between the auto iso...

I was thinking this too, but between the auto iso where you can set maximum ISO it should pick from, and the fact you can put the Fn button to control ISO with the jog dial, I think it's ok not to...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 6,005
Posted By videogamemaker
Not only that, but, aside from the fact that I...

Not only that, but, aside from the fact that I find DPP a soccer mom's toy compared to lightroom, the X100 comes with silkypix, not the Fuji editor. I checked out the silkypix feature list and it...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 5,550
Posted By videogamemaker
The LCD views shown so far do not display it, but...

The LCD views shown so far do not display it, but maybe there is an option to show the DOF scale and focus distance on the LCD on the back? probably in live view mode for sure. That wouldn't require...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 6,005
Posted By videogamemaker
If it works like Sony and other's...

If it works like Sony and other's implementations, it's a jpeg only setting. It affects how the curves are implemented in making the jpeg. It does not make a single raw file have any more DR at any...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 6,005
Posted By videogamemaker
I would love an SDK sooooo badly. My husband does...

I would love an SDK sooooo badly. My husband does small device firmware code, but none of it is encrypted stuff. I bet I could make him create all kinds of goodies were there to be one. I keep...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 4,833
Posted By videogamemaker
I bought my current camera with tons of scratches...

I bought my current camera with tons of scratches already on it, part of how I got it so cheaply. That said, it was a wunderplastik dslr, it takes great images, but the body isn't winning any design...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-02-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 6,005
Posted By videogamemaker
Couple more observations: This shot...

Couple more observations:

This shot (http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/img/dcw/docs/424/474/html/118.jpg.html) looks like you can set ISO to auto, and the maximum ISO it should be allowed to go to, and...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-02-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 6,005
Posted By videogamemaker
I really don't think battery voltage has much to...

I really don't think battery voltage has much to do with it at all. Total number of shots, maybe, but AF speed is doubtful. Especially since several cameras now have improved their AF speed with...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-02-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 6,005
Posted By videogamemaker
That's with lots of extras turned on. Here is the...

That's with lots of extras turned on. Here is the more minimal version. Not sure if you can turn off everything but the frameline, but it does use an ambient light sensor to dim or brighten the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-02-2011
Replies: 77
Views: 6,843
Posted By videogamemaker
I bought my 5D original third hand. Still going...

I bought my 5D original third hand. Still going strong after 2 years of my ownership. It's knocked and knicked, but works great.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-02-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 6,005
Posted By videogamemaker
http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/img/dcw/docs/424/474...

http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/img/dcw/docs/424/474/html/035.jpg.html

Here is an actual shot through the optical viewfinder, showing how opaque the projected info is.

That packaging is pretty nice...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-02-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 6,005
Posted By videogamemaker
Wow, that is a cool link, thanks tocalosh. Check...

Wow, that is a cool link, thanks tocalosh.

Check out this one: http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/img/dcw/docs/424/474/html/118.jpg.html Auto ISO, and it looks like the line for 800 is where you set the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-02-2011
Replies: 76
Views: 14,366
Posted By videogamemaker
What will be really cool, in an interesting way...

What will be really cool, in an interesting way (since I don't really want a Nex or a GXR) is how the Nex with it's "normal" microlenses compares with the same lenses to the GXR sensor if it has the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-02-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 6,005
Posted By videogamemaker
If you tell the salesman 5x in the 15 minutes you...

If you tell the salesman 5x in the 15 minutes you are asking questions that "I'm not going to buy it, it's not worth it" They probably won't keep answering your questions unless they are a best buy...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-02-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 6,005
Posted By videogamemaker
It's parallax corrected. They move the frame line...

It's parallax corrected. They move the frame line as you focus the lens (since it has an electrical connection, it knows the distance focus)




If you project pure white, you'll see it. There is...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-02-2011
Replies: 77
Views: 6,843
Posted By videogamemaker
If you could imagine that money back in your...

If you could imagine that money back in your pocket, and fast-forward to after the X100 release date, and you were looking for primarily a 35mm lens, would you still pick the EP-1 over the x100? ...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-02-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 6,005
Posted By videogamemaker
I would just think someone who has proclaimed so...

I would just think someone who has proclaimed so many times how the x100 isn't worth buying, would actually know about the camera....
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-02-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 6,005
Posted By videogamemaker
I don't quite get the 3rd image, the "focus...

I don't quite get the 3rd image, the "focus distance index". The other 3 are referring to things being displayed inside the white framing square, but this third one doesn't seem to be talking about...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-02-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 6,005
Posted By videogamemaker
Ummm, not to be offensive, but have you been...

Ummm, not to be offensive, but have you been paying attention at all? That is THE DEFINITIVE technology of the X100, being able to project info on the OVF, or cover the opposite side with a physical...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-02-2011
Replies: 77
Views: 6,843
Posted By videogamemaker
There were several example images in the...

There were several example images in the norwegian hands-on that got pulled that showed it will be possible to have a nice dof separation from subject to background. Just flickr river the leica X1...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-02-2011
Replies: 76
Views: 14,366
Posted By videogamemaker
I won't agree that it has failed, but once the...

I won't agree that it has failed, but once the X100 comes out, I just can't imagine very many people picking the X1 over the x100. Is there any single feature the X1 is improved on? It's slightly...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-02-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 5,550
Posted By videogamemaker
Why don't you buy an m9?

Why don't you buy an m9?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-02-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
Exactly. I switched from a 40D to a 5D to get...

Exactly. I switched from a 40D to a 5D to get that gorgeous 35mmL to be wideangle. The only crop solution is the 20mm 1.8 sigma which is smeary as hell below f2.8. The 35 (either actually, L or f/2)...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-02-2011
Replies: 77
Views: 6,843
Posted By videogamemaker
Example images have already been shown, and while...

Example images have already been shown, and while they were jpeg only, it was really impressive iso 6400, regardless of sensor size. Blew the m4/3 stuff out of the water. Speaking of which, while...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-02-2011
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Posted By videogamemaker
The Nx 10 and 100 both have underwhelming...

The Nx 10 and 100 both have underwhelming sensors, and the 20mm is a 2.8. From the sample images the Fuji looks to have at least a 2 if not 3 stop advantage in light gathering abilities, and here in...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-01-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,497
Posted By videogamemaker
10cm Keep in mind the black background image...

10cm

Keep in mind the black background image they tweeted is what the LCD is going to look like in a certain shooting mode. Imagine the XXXd line of canon cameras with no 2ndary lcd on the top, this...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-01-2011
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Views: 6,843
Posted By videogamemaker
We'll see, because that's exactly what I'm...

We'll see, because that's exactly what I'm planning to do. There really isn't any other digital camera with a good sized sensor and a viewfinder this size with a fast 35mm equiv lens.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-01-2011
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Posted By videogamemaker
Yep, same here. Put a 100 deposit already.

Yep, same here. Put a 100 deposit already.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-01-2011
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Posted By videogamemaker
Every digital camera has a "disp" button that...

Every digital camera has a "disp" button that toggles how much and what info is on screen. My only worry is how customizable that is. I normally like a paired down view, but that dof scale looks...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-01-2011
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Posted By videogamemaker
Three new tweets, two with images: fujiguys The...

Three new tweets, two with images:

fujiguys The Fuji Guys
#Fuji X100 OVF Information overlay explained http://bit.ly/h9Fgbh #photog

fujiguys The Fuji Guys
Similar to #DSLR, #Fuji X100 LCD can be...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-01-2011
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Posted By videogamemaker
You pleasure yourself with a camera? O_o

You pleasure yourself with a camera? O_o
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-01-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 6,452
Posted By videogamemaker
Maybe debatable to you, but there are plenty of...

Maybe debatable to you, but there are plenty of people who want a fast moderate wide, a fast normal, and a fast short telephoto without breaking the bank. This is much more possible on any full frame...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-01-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 6,452
Posted By videogamemaker
I shoot with a 5D I myself. I'd never trade it...

I shoot with a 5D I myself. I'd never trade it for an M-mount GXR either. I was saying that it's out as a comparison of what price points can be met. An old Bessa is a great camera too, it doesn't...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-01-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 6,452
Posted By videogamemaker
It is true though, to a degree. The 35-85mm range...

It is true though, to a degree. The 35-85mm range has been near perfected in terms of size, weight, performance, light gathering, etc. When you start to deviate it gets more expensive and harder. If...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-01-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 6,452
Posted By videogamemaker
Yep. the whole "someone should make an M9 but...

Yep. the whole "someone should make an M9 but cheaper" crowd always gives me a chuckle.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-01-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 6,452
Posted By videogamemaker
First, you can't compare used items, they...

First, you can't compare used items, they frequently sell for less than it costs to produce them, so the 5D I is out.

2nd, the 5D II and D700 sell at an order of magnitude (in unit numbers) more...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-01-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,497
Posted By videogamemaker
Keep in mind there is no assurance that the model...

Keep in mind there is no assurance that the model being reviewed is up to date. It could very easily have 4 month old firmware, especially now finding that the review wasn't authorized by Fuji HQ. It...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-31-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,497
Posted By videogamemaker
I can certainly imagine the excitement.... in...

I can certainly imagine the excitement.... in other forums. I just don't think Nikon's offering is going to scratch the RF itch. I'm sure it will be a great camera though.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-31-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,497
Posted By videogamemaker
Every rumor I have seen about the Nikon one makes...

Every rumor I have seen about the Nikon one makes it look like the GF1 or whatever the model that still was shaped like a mini DSLR. If I want a bulky camera that does everything, I'll buy a real...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-28-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,497
Posted By videogamemaker
I just post the tweet without editing. I have...

I just post the tweet without editing. I have seen the other dimensions long ago.

I would prefer it to be lighter, I don't care about heft, but this is definitely nice. My 5d and 35mm 1.4 is 1.42...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-27-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
Same here. If I can't have it till end of March,...

Same here. If I can't have it till end of March, at least I can have fun in here with you guys!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-27-2011
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Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
We're both just posting our own opinions, but if...

We're both just posting our own opinions, but if it works like every other focus by wire lens on consumer cameras, this is just not how it works. You will switch to MF mode and the lens is going to...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-27-2011
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Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
That's all very well and good, but it's not going...

That's all very well and good, but it's not going to work like you think. If you place a mark on the focus ring, it could be focused at 1 meter right now, and then correspond to 5 meters in 20...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-27-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
It's not me mis-remembering your past posts, it's...

It's not me mis-remembering your past posts, it's you not reading what I'm asking. I understand how focus by wire works, the problem is that you are assuming a hard stop at 12 o'clock. The vast...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-27-2011
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Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
We will have to see if it can rotate...

We will have to see if it can rotate indefinitely, but most focus by wire, and even some coupled rings (like on Canon L lenses) can rotate forever.

If that proves to be the case, won't that wreck...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-27-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
Well if you're going to doubt their released...

Well if you're going to doubt their released numbers, there is nothing I can say to convince you. Keep in mind that no modern camera has used an in lens 4 leaf shutter like the X100. It's completely...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-27-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
How will marking the lens work? Many focus by...

How will marking the lens work? Many focus by wire rings can turn indefinitely in either direction, wouldn't it mess up your markings the second you turned "past" the near or far limit?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-27-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
All signs point to every possible delay happening...

All signs point to every possible delay happening at the half shutter press. Once the shutter is half pressed, the lag from half press to full press is .01 seconds. That should be fast enough for...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-27-2011
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Posted By videogamemaker
Still quite reasonable. Now I'm less worried.

Still quite reasonable. Now I'm less worried.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-27-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
Sorry, but this post makes you a minority. This...

Sorry, but this post makes you a minority. This means the market for people who want this type of thing are small, and the profit margin on each product sold must be much higher. You need to buy an...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-27-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
Whoah! Is this representative in your mind of the...

Whoah! Is this representative in your mind of the AF speed? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP5Gik-x4gc&feature=related

That's delightfully quick. I can totally live with that.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-27-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
I think he means "mechanically coupled". It's a...

I think he means "mechanically coupled". It's a physical ring, but it's fly-by-wire, and can be changed to rotate CW or CCW depending on your preference.

I'm glad it has AF. Different strokes for...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-27-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
And even if it didn't, a piece of black gaffer's...

And even if it didn't, a piece of black gaffer's tape fixes it.

Honestly AF speed is the one area I am worried about. Could be good, could be sucky, we'll have to wait and see.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-27-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 3,847
Posted By videogamemaker
I was going to give you the benefit of the doubt...

I was going to give you the benefit of the doubt till your last line. Please tell me how in 3 months any camera is obsolete? I am still making beautiful prints from my 5 year old 5D. It will keep...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-26-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
You're right. We'll have to wait and see.

You're right. We'll have to wait and see.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-26-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
Obviously they could add it later than the...

Obviously they could add it later than the firmware in the version Fujiguys have, but wouldn't you think they'd put zone focus snap on that list if it were there?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-26-2011
Replies: 180
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Posted By videogamemaker
Really not clear at this point. That I can...

Really not clear at this point. That I can recall, only the ISO has been listed as changeable by the Fn key (but I'm sure Frankie will correct me if I'm remembering wrong, as I'd like him to). It...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-26-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
That is why I clearly used the word "partially"...

That is why I clearly used the word "partially" to get you to think about their marketing concerns. Snap to zone focusing is part of the Ricoh marketing material, it would make sense to included it...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-26-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,497
Posted By videogamemaker
Finally! the weight measurement. fujiguys The...

Finally! the weight measurement.

fujiguys The Fuji Guys
#Fuji X100 Dimension: 126.5(W)mm◊74.2mm(H)◊53.9mm(H) including lens (Minimum depth: 31.0mm), Approx 405g/445g (without/with...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-26-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 1,781
Posted By videogamemaker
I have 5 M8s, but I am going to buy 50 X100s. You...

I have 5 M8s, but I am going to buy 50 X100s. You can have 3 of my M8s, but only if you promise to take up mime-only velvia simulated photograph with fisheye lenses.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-26-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
My 5D doesn't. :-( It also doesn't have the...

My 5D doesn't. :-( It also doesn't have the ability to turn off the fake 1/3 stop ISO settings, something my 40D I traded up from did have.

If you think about it, it makes sense now not to have a...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-26-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
Of course. But seeing as this is at least...

Of course. But seeing as this is at least partially marketed toward the retro nostalgic, rangefinder, street-shooter, don't you think zone focusing presets would have been mentioned by now?

It...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-26-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 1,781
Posted By videogamemaker
That to me is why the M8 for wide angle isn't...

That to me is why the M8 for wide angle isn't that appealing. I've thought about getting an M8 eventually with a 75 or 90, if I find the x100 to fill my wide angle needs and want another small camera...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-26-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
I agree, and I'm hoping for auto ISO with a...

I agree, and I'm hoping for auto ISO with a maximum limit setting. I asked the Norwegian reviewer, and tweeted this question to Fujiguys, but they said they weren't allowed to answer, and the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-26-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
I know what zone focusing is, and how it would...

I know what zone focusing is, and how it would work with the X100.

How about this. If the jog dial does not adjust the Fn commands, I will buy you your filter adapter ring for the X100. If it...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-26-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 1,781
Posted By videogamemaker
Just a question, what is your 35mm f/2 or faster...

Just a question, what is your 35mm f/2 or faster lens if you're an M8 shooter? I know the M8 body is only a little more expensive than the x100, but I'm curious about size, weight, and cost of a good...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-26-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 3,847
Posted By videogamemaker
Find one of these items that was so popular that...

Find one of these items that was so popular that it achieves cult status, and you will find people willing to repair them.

That is why I said it would either fade into obscurity and the 2 people...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-26-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 3,847
Posted By videogamemaker
Isn't this easily answered by looking at any old...

Isn't this easily answered by looking at any old and serviced product ever? You buy up non working models off ebay and craigslist to use for spare parts. You buy up old stock from the original...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-26-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 3,847
Posted By videogamemaker
Well, logically: 1. Camera isn't that great,...

Well, logically:

1. Camera isn't that great, almost everyone stops using it after a few years, moving on to something better. No reason for CLA
2. Camera becomes cult classic like 5D, and a few...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-26-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
That corner softness, while regrettable, is not...

That corner softness, while regrettable, is not that big a deal. I took the one of the Trees and snow with winding path into photoshop and went through my normal sharpening procedures. In an image...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-25-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
Sorry, Iīm not seeing it. I mean, I see the...

Sorry, Iīm not seeing it. I mean, I see the presence of what you are mentioning, but I am not seeing it at a worrisome or problematic setting. The CA lightroom will easily cleanup, and the corner...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-25-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
Interesting follow up quote by the Norwegian...

Interesting follow up quote by the Norwegian guy:

I haven't played around much with a DP1, but I did play a bit with a pre-production X1, which was painfully slow. The X100 felt MUCH more...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-25-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
Well I'm sorry I didn't get it, because if I had...

Well I'm sorry I didn't get it, because if I had known the reference, it wouldn't be so bothersome.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-25-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
What would I apologize for? I asked him nicely to...

What would I apologize for? I asked him nicely to stop posting the phrase. I don't watch TV, RFF is an international forum where Microsoft doesn't advertise in every country even if I did, and once...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-25-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
Interesting to read. I cannot believe how whiny...

Interesting to read. I cannot believe how whiny the dpreview forum is. Makes me appreciate RFF.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-25-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
Awww, he said the AF was "kind of slow, to be...

Awww, he said the AF was "kind of slow, to be honest". Hopefully it does improve by launch.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-25-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
The jog dial is for adjusting the Fn setting, as...

The jog dial is for adjusting the Fn setting, as I've said multiple times. It's very unlikely it will be initially set to adjust zone focusing, and from what's been released so far, I don't think...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-25-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
If using Chrome, it pops up the "do you want to...

If using Chrome, it pops up the "do you want to translate option" The benefit of not only getting the whole page translated, is when I saved it to disk in case Fuji asks them to take it down later,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-25-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
How does that follow? The X1 has a similar lens...

How does that follow? The X1 has a similar lens length (24mm?) and it get's dinged for it's slow AF.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-25-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
They mentioned plenty of similar things,...

They mentioned plenty of similar things, unworking buttons, camera freezing up, a dial that didn't connect to any functions.

It's not an endorsement of AF speed, but I think it can be taken as good...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-25-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
Translated from the Norwegian article: In the...

Translated from the Norwegian article: In the whole, however, worked both metering and autofocus fine, even in low light.

Highly speculative, but don't you think if it was sluggish they might have...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-25-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
Yeah, it's sad that neither Dpreview or the...

Yeah, it's sad that neither Dpreview or the norwegian site made mention of AF speed.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-25-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
It's to turn on/off the capture of Raw images, or...

It's to turn on/off the capture of Raw images, or if you are shooting in Raw only, for an in camera conversion of a raw into a jpeg using the jpeg engine of the camera.

Useful in times when you are...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-25-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
Who else thinks this is just *delicious*...

Who else thinks this is just *delicious* (http://images.gfx.no/786/786601/DSCF3364.JPG.jpg) looking bokeh?

The back right tree in particular is just creamy smooth.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-25-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
I can't remember the last camera where parts have...

I can't remember the last camera where parts have changed in the life of the product. The M8 - 8.2 is the closest I can think of.

The scroll wheel the norwegian site mentions being vestigial and...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-25-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
Same here (don't mind noise). I'd love to see a...

Same here (don't mind noise). I'd love to see a raw file at 6400 (last non-pushed iso).
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-25-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
One thing I hate about most comparison images, is...

One thing I hate about most comparison images, is they only show from the front. There are a few out there that show from the top, which is what really makes a camera pocketable or not. The Canon s90...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-25-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,149
Posted By videogamemaker
The 3200 looks completely useable imo. Very...

The 3200 looks completely useable imo. Very excited.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-25-2011
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Posted By videogamemaker
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5128/5312390351_511...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5128/5312390351_5116ab1c69_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_chompers/5312390351/)
IMG_6330.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_chompers/5312390351/) by...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-25-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 3,847
Posted By videogamemaker
I have a wire-transfer on the way and the moment...

I have a wire-transfer on the way and the moment it clears this is what I'm doing as well. Camera + leather butt-case.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-24-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 2,400
Posted By videogamemaker
I keep a small piece of photographic grey card in...

I keep a small piece of photographic grey card in the pocket of my camera bag.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-22-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,515
Posted By videogamemaker
Good observation. I think the in between stops...

Good observation. I think the in between stops might be available in A (auto) mode for the camera to choose from.

As someone who's never worked with a lens with manual aperture, is 1/2 clicks...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-22-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 5,173
Posted By videogamemaker
It was in manual for this video. The question...

It was in manual for this video. The question will be, is there a menu setting that links the aperture to be "always on" or if it will always need to wait till shutter half-press to engage.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-22-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 5,173
Posted By videogamemaker
I don't care about the FPS, I was just commenting...

I don't care about the FPS, I was just commenting that it can't be used to divide a second for the exact shutter lag of one shot.

I've never used my camera's multi shot mode, but I care that it has...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-22-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 5,173
Posted By videogamemaker
It isn't quite this simple. Let's say that a...

It isn't quite this simple.

Let's say that a single exposure, from full depression to shutter close is .6 seconds, .59 for closing the aperture at the half press, and .01 for the shutter at the full...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-22-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,515
Posted By videogamemaker
Yes I do want an M9 because of size. I do not buy...

Yes I do want an M9 because of size. I do not buy it because of the price. How is that logically inconsistent? If it were 2,000, I would buy it, and it compares very nicely image wise with other...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-22-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 5,173
Posted By videogamemaker
Isn't it possible that they define shutter lag as...

Isn't it possible that they define shutter lag as only the time from half press to full press? Or, if as I posited, the half press is shorter or longer depending on aperture setting, the lag of only...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-22-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,515
Posted By videogamemaker
You are describing only one type of customer. For...

You are describing only one type of customer. For every person that buys a leica for the status symbol, there is another that genuinely likes it for the functionality. It's easy to say these exact...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-22-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,515
Posted By videogamemaker
No? It's really tiresome, and I'd much prefer if...

No? It's really tiresome, and I'd much prefer if the moderators deleted no-content posts. I think the feelings of those who post on topic in a sub forum should come above those who want to disparage...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-22-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,515
Posted By videogamemaker
Lots of negativity in here. If you aren't...

Lots of negativity in here. If you aren't interested, stop checking this forum. It's for people who are interested, and do want to obsess over every little thing. Immature and childish? maybe, sure,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-22-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 5,173
Posted By videogamemaker
I don't think we are seeing AF consuming any time...

I don't think we are seeing AF consuming any time at all in these videos. It's either so fast it's near instantaneous (a good thing) or turned off. The delays are from aperture actuation, then...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-22-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,497
Posted By videogamemaker
I might know him, but I don't know the nickname,...

I might know him, but I don't know the nickname, sorry.

That app sounds amazing! Will it enable seamless tile creation? :-) Do you know of Crazybump? I used to work with Ryan, the programmer of...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-22-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 5,173
Posted By videogamemaker
Unless it's auto focusing *while* closing the...

Unless it's auto focusing *while* closing the aperture, I don't think it was autofocusing at all in that video.

It looks like you have two stages (in this vid):
1. half press button, and aperture...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-21-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,497
Posted By videogamemaker
The manual focus is by wire. This enables it to...

The manual focus is by wire. This enables it to turn CW or CCW depending on your preference. This is 100% certain.

I do work in the game industry, but right now I'm working full time on an animated...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-21-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 5,173
Posted By videogamemaker
I do. It seems like the camera has to wait for...

I do. It seems like the camera has to wait for the aperture to close, then the shutter. Does this mean shutter is faster when you shoot wide open at f/2 and the aperture doesn't have to move? and...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-21-2011
Replies: 96
Views: 10,758
Posted By videogamemaker
The d700 is definitely a serious camera. If you...

The d700 is definitely a serious camera. If you hold disdain for it, it's because of some kind of anti-dslr bias, not any objective categorization. The camera makes some amazingly nice images at all...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-21-2011
Replies: 96
Views: 10,758
Posted By videogamemaker
Also, the only people that have seen the listed...

Also, the only people that have seen the listed price of 1200 are the early adopter gear heads like us that would love to see it come in for less. But if major resellers like B&H and Adorama are...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-21-2011
Replies: 96
Views: 10,758
Posted By videogamemaker
I think that's a bit too much speculation for my...

I think that's a bit too much speculation for my preference. It could be that it will be 1200 and they just don't like how many people are complaining about it, and want to focus on more easy to...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-21-2011
Replies: 96
Views: 10,758
Posted By videogamemaker
Maybe... I didn't pick it. Tons of useful info...

Maybe... I didn't pick it. Tons of useful info offered for free though. Helped me learn about using off camera lighting, that's for sure.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-21-2011
Replies: 96
Views: 10,758
Posted By videogamemaker
Nah, just got this from Robert at Precision...

Nah, just got this from Robert at Precision Camera (which is still taking pre-orders) The difference is they don't specify a price, though they do mention the "about 1,000" rumor. I'm guessing it's...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 01-21-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 4,829
Posted By videogamemaker
Isn't it entirely possible it was done in post?...

Isn't it entirely possible it was done in post? The amount of color grading and post work on today's films, especially those shot digitally, is both inspiring and insane.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-20-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,497
Posted By videogamemaker
Thanks again for the math. I remember it being...

Thanks again for the math.

I remember it being announced, I was using the tweet more as a subject change to ask if any previous film simulations have been worth anything. One could argue that...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-20-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,497
Posted By videogamemaker
I'm a hobbyist, never made any money from my...

I'm a hobbyist, never made any money from my photography, I just enjoy it a lot as a creative outlet. I'm a paid artist in another medium, and having to answer to an art director or client has sucked...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-20-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,497
Posted By videogamemaker
I looked at some of the film simulation results...

I looked at some of the film simulation results from the Fuji s5 and they look like ****, none of them look like film to me. . Maybe they'll get it right this time, but I doubt it.

Highlight shadow...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-20-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,497
Posted By videogamemaker
Thanks. What about at 85mm? Sorry I'm using you...

Thanks. What about at 85mm? Sorry I'm using you as a calculator, but this kind of math is far too over my head to figure out.

New Tweet: With ability to select Film Sim mode: Velvia, Provia, & Astia...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-20-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,497
Posted By videogamemaker
Because they wouldn't make a profit? You ding...

Because they wouldn't make a profit?

You ding the X100 for including marketing features that will sell more cameras. You and I and the rest of RFF might not use or want them, but they are bullet...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-20-2011
Replies: 146
Views: 21,692
Posted By videogamemaker
Maybe, but has there ever been a fixed lens...

Maybe, but has there ever been a fixed lens camera over 60mm?

I've seen some samples from teleconverters that I could live with.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-20-2011
Replies: 146
Views: 21,692
Posted By videogamemaker
I want a 2x converter. :-(

I want a 2x converter. :-(
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-20-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,479
Posted By videogamemaker
It's gotta be fake. I don't think the camera is...

It's gotta be fake. I don't think the camera is launched yet in any market, or we'd see them on ebay for eager owners to buy imported products.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-20-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,600
Posted By videogamemaker
I don't care too much for the first and third...

I don't care too much for the first and third image, but the middle one is simply striking. The grain is really only noticeable on the sky, but it adds texture to an otherwise featureless area. The...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-20-2011
Replies: 56
Views: 9,729
Posted By videogamemaker
Whenever I get or borrow a new camera, I like to...

Whenever I get or borrow a new camera, I like to go out on a photo walk, (or drive out into the countryside) with my main camera, and the new one. I shoot them both in rotation, and if I see a really...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-20-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,393
Posted By videogamemaker
but .7 doesn't seem that long? My dslr is .2 and...

but .7 doesn't seem that long? My dslr is .2 and it might as well be instant on. I know .7 is 3.5x longer, but anything under than a second seems fast-ish, right?

I would have thought it would be...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-19-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,393
Posted By videogamemaker
Is the wake to ready time really not published...

Is the wake to ready time really not published anywhere? As a rough guesstimate, would you you all say it's over 1 second?
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-19-2011
Replies: 1,919
Views: 1,743,587
Posted By videogamemaker
Are dslr lenses allowed, or is that blasphemy?...

Are dslr lenses allowed, or is that blasphemy?

Canon 35mm 1.4 @ 1.4 on Canon 5D

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4696309173_affbba392d.jpg...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-19-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,497
Posted By videogamemaker
Focus points are for phase detection, the X100...

Focus points are for phase detection, the X100 uses contrast detection, which can pretty much work based on any area of the sensor. It just needs an arbitrary zone boundary assigned to what it should...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-19-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,497
Posted By videogamemaker
The X100 already does record video. The aperture...

The X100 already does record video. The aperture and shutter youtube video was filmed with a 2nd X100



Whether or not you or I think it makes any sense (I am not planning to use it) is irrelevant....
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-19-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,497
Posted By videogamemaker
There is B speed, there is silent mode. If you...

There is B speed, there is silent mode. If you want black paint, interchangeable lenses, manual focusing, with no flash, no video, or panoramic mode, buy an m9.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-19-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,497
Posted By videogamemaker
They clarified via twitter that they did indeed...

They clarified via twitter that they did indeed mean 49 *focusing* points. I've attached an image that demonstrates, notice how it says "af-s" on the right side? YOu can see it in the image...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By videogamemaker
R.I.P. Milton. Here is an interesting article to...

R.I.P. Milton. Here is an interesting article to go along...

http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2011/01/milton-rogovin-1909-2011.html
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-19-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,497
Posted By videogamemaker
The commander mode is one of those feature things...

The commander mode is one of those feature things like video, where some people will really like it's inclusion, and other people will never touch it. I personally won't use it in all likelihood (I...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-19-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,497
Posted By videogamemaker
If this feature works like all other cameras, it...

If this feature works like all other cameras, it just means that whenever you start turning the manual focusing ring/knob/switch, the center of the image in the EVF or LCD will zoom in so you can...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-19-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 7,133
Posted By videogamemaker
So, comparing those of us excited (of which there...

So, comparing those of us excited (of which there are obviously several) to "pre-pubescent boys" isn't aggressive or insulting?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-19-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 7,133
Posted By videogamemaker
It was meant in a light hearted way. Text is hard...

It was meant in a light hearted way. Text is hard to convey that, my apologies if you took offense. The point still stands though. They set prices based on major markets, America, Japan,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-19-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 7,133
Posted By videogamemaker
Here in Iceland it will probably be even more...

Here in Iceland it will probably be even more than that, but vagaries in smaller markets (I know it hurts, brits, but you're not the economic super power you once were) isn't really something you can...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-19-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 7,133
Posted By videogamemaker
Being willing to wait and see because of past...

Being willing to wait and see because of past burns have nothing to do with a product being too expensive. The "hype" has nothing to do with the cost point. It was never going to come in at 1,000....
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-19-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,497
Posted By videogamemaker
Seeing as the aperture doesn't engage till you...

Seeing as the aperture doesn't engage till you press the shutter, I'm sure it will keep up with you. The beep isn't indicative of electronic or manual aperture control, as either can pass along the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-18-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,497
Posted By videogamemaker
It could be that they are confused and meant 49...

It could be that they are confused and meant 49 focus points, but it could also be that if you change from center weighted or full frame metering to spot metering, it uses the area below whatever...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-18-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,497
Posted By videogamemaker
I went on a trip with an s90 and a 5D with 50mm...

I went on a trip with an s90 and a 5D with 50mm lens. Switching back and forth depending on my day's activities. 5D when I was feeling like a photographer, s90 when I was in a rush to get somewhere....
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-18-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,556
Posted By videogamemaker
Seeing as this will be a near-herculean task,...

Seeing as this will be a near-herculean task, wouldn't it be worth waiting for an actual FF version? The only thing going for it is the EVF, and possibly a nicer sensor than the M8/9 (yet to be...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-18-2011
Replies: 96
Views: 10,758
Posted By videogamemaker
There is a whole new generation using flash's on...

There is a whole new generation using flash's on the go. Mayhaps you've heard of "the strobist"?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-18-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,497
Posted By videogamemaker
lol, whoops,, forgot about that. I haven't...

lol, whoops,, forgot about that.

I haven't noticed a leica M doing something different from an SRT because I've never shot either. I have shot a canon s90 and a canon 5D and they shoot very...
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