21 Apr Dearly Beloved…
in Weblog, Dick’s Rant
We’re gathered right here to listen to Brother Williams communicate to us of the wonders of Fujifilm. The border restrictions have eased and he’s allowed out of the home – and simply as importantly – again in once more. As homeowners of Siamese cats will attest, this can be a important operate…
Fairly than communicate in entrance of a display screen, or complement a video gross sales pitch with commentary, Warwick selected to ship the phrase straight – and to permit the congregation to deal with the gear and ask questions instantly. Type of a Touchi -Fuji kind of affair.
In view of the previous yr’s worldwide enterprise disruptions I puzzled how a lot he might truly carry new to us. Fairly a couple of new concepts , truly.
a. The little Fujifilm XP-140 turned out to be the largest vendor on the cruise ships – once they have been operating – as a result of ease of use and waterproff functionality. It’s the final of the Fujifilm Bayer-sensor small cameras now.
b. The brand new 18mm f:1.four (not many within the nation but ) was there and appears wonderful. Very exact linear motor inside, and fairly quiet to focus. Higher efficiency than the earlier f:2 18mm, however a lot bigger bodily dimension.
c. X-E4 is a really discrete digicam – they’re getting in the place larger ones are rejected, and delivering pro-quality photographs on the road and within the stands. ( Nonetheless sore about digicam restrictions based mostly upon the scale and look of the units. I’ve heard the explanations and so they maintain logic like a sieve holds water. Glad to see that they are often circumvented…)
d. The now 70-300mm Fujinon lens seems very very like the older 55-200 zoom – however with extra chunk.
e. The X-S10 is a digicam that’s designed to carry professional efficiency to newbie arms. It’s acquired one factor no-one else has – a filmsimulation program that may function mechanically. Apparently it has been programmed with an evaluation operate to alter the movie simulation based mostly upon the scene it sees. Warwick was certainly one of dozens of professional photographers who despatched in information to be analysed by Fujifilm to program this. Outcome? Applicable movie simulation choice immediately that may change as quick as you level the digicam.
f. Apparently the Fujifilm flacks have began describing the medium format sensors on the GFX cameras as ” Giant Format “. Fantastic in a manner, as they’re bigger than 24 x 36 ” Full Body “, however these of us who used four″ x 5″, 5″ x 7″, and 10″ x 12” movie and plate cameras could screw up the corners of our mouths at it. It’s promoting artillery hearth, nonetheless, and so long as you possibly can observe the verbal battle from the flank, all is properly.
Give Fujifilm credit score for the micro-contrast element that the GFX collection put out – they actually do outperform 24 x 36 and 18 x 34 sensor cameras.
g. The brand new Fujifilm flash – the EF-60 seems mighty like a Nissin to me. I’m not complaining – Fujifilm have derived flashes from Sunpak and Nissin earlier than, and so they work fairly properly. I personal two of them and they’re extra handy than illuminating a bridal social gathering with a railroad flare…However I nonetheless lengthy to see the Fujifilm firm determine to get a staff of designers to make original-design Fujifilm flashes. They’ve been so superior with their digicam and lens designs that I’m positive they might be world-beaters in moveable flash as properly.
There have been questions after Warwick spoke, and these continued as I left CE. I bear in mind him talking concerning the cameras within the Fujifilm vary that may do focus bracketing and heard him say he was nonetheless working trial and error to learn how to house the main target for the photographs – and certainly what number of to plan for.
I’m nonetheless exploring this myself, however can attest that the X-T2 can do the enterprise properly when it’s mixed with the professional Adobe Photoshop program. Not one of the decisions it’s worthwhile to make are defined properly – both by Fujifilm or Adobe – however there are YouTube academics who’ve made the errors earlier than and may warn you off them. I discover it’s a very helpful approach. Simply don’t begin wanting on the cat movies or the political rants otherwise you’ll by no means get off the display screen.