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p.97 #1 · p.97 #1 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


If it's must-have, I use my 5D3



Jun 11, 2013 at 02:52 PM
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p.97 #2 · p.97 #2 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


CVickery wrote:
I did say I just picked up the X-E1 My comments were thinking that the high ISO performance of the X-E1 would be better than the OM-D in terms of IQ...I haven't had the body long enough to form an opinion of the AF accuracy in poor conditions. Your answer saved me the trouble. Thanks.


Yeah, it's a mixed bag. The high ISO performance of the X-E1 is superior to the OM-D (about a stop), though often times, the OM-D's IBIS makes up that stop easily, especially for longer lenses. I love the skin tones of the Fuji, and the general gradation of tones, which are really deep and rich. I also love how incredibly clean the files are at base ISO. I own three lenses for the Fuji right now...the 60/2.4, which is very good, with great bokeh, sharp and good macro. It's not quite as good optically as the Oly 60/2.8 Macro or 75/1.8, but few lenses for any system are; the 35/1.4, which is not as sharp as the PanaLeica 25/1.4, but has such a gorgeous rendering that I don't care. Beautiful falloff to blur with that lens, and I just love the images I get out of it; and the 14mm f/2.8, which is the best ultra-wide lens I've ever used. (I have not used the Zeiss 21/2.8) It's phenomenally sharp to the extreme corners, and has great contrast and color. I carry these three for a lot of day shooting.

However, if I need to capture quick action, or need fast response, or even just a wider capability kit, I grab the OM-D. Image quality is still excellent, and the lenses are so darn good. I have been shooting with my OM-D a lot these past few days, mostly with the 25/1.4, 45/1.8 and 75/1.8, but some with the 14/2.5 and 60/2.8, and I've just been getting such great results. I also absolutely LOVE the Panny 35-100/2.8, so it's going to be hard to replace the OM-D plus the 35-100 for me any time soon.



Jun 11, 2013 at 03:18 PM
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p.97 #3 · p.97 #3 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


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Wow. I can't even comprehend that. The Fuji is tremendously unreliable in lower light...often failing to find focus at all unless you're shooting very high contrast subjects...


Do others share this opinion? Looking through this thread the system seems capable of taking good action shots (by action, I am looking for kids in the backyard kinds of things), but this lower light aspect makes me question if it is appropriate for around-the-house/family get-togethers type of candids.

Jordan, since everything is relative, would a 1DsMkii user find it frustratingly inaccurate, or are you talking in comparison to the newer models with better AF?



Jun 11, 2013 at 06:38 PM
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p.97 #4 · p.97 #4 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Yes, I think that if you are planning on shooting action, the X-E1 is a rather large step behind pretty much any other major camera on the market right now in AF speed and responsiveness. Now, accuracy is a different story...it's extremely accurate. When it locks on, it's dead on in focus...it's just that in lower light with some lower contrast stuff, it can be VERY slow to focus, and will often fail to lock at all.

Compared to a modern PDAF system or something like the AF in the NEX line or micro 4/3, it's a pretty big step back. That's why reviews all over the place (including mine) often refer to the Fuji cameras a 'deliberate' cams....they are wonderful when you have time to set up a shot...but if you need a camera that will respond quickly and surely in any situation, these are not the cams for you right now. AF in good light with the 35/1.4, 14/2.8 and 18-55 (and probably the 55-200) is pretty quick, and certainly fast enough for most types of shooting...and in dim light when there's enough contrast, they do an OK job too. It's just that I've found the AF to fail at the most inopportune times, when trying to get one quick shot, that I just don't use the X-E1 for those types of shooting. The OM-D does a fantastic job in that regard, so I just use that...plus the IBIS often comes in handy in these situations.

I LOVE the X-E1 for outdoor shooting and for the great look I get. I've taken a lot of good portraits indoors in lower light, but I've missed a lot of shots as well.



Jun 11, 2013 at 06:57 PM
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p.97 #5 · p.97 #5 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Hi Xenor, I'm still impressed. Thanks for your reply!



Jun 11, 2013 at 07:14 PM
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p.97 #6 · p.97 #6 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


I have found the XE-1(with the 35) very accurate when using continuous focus to lock-on and holding with a half press and then recomposing.


Jun 11, 2013 at 07:21 PM
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p.97 #7 · p.97 #7 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


@Joe - The XE1 low-light focus is probably the worst I've ever used (see my profile for current and past cameras) except for maybe the Pentax K200D or K20D. I mean, I've hit focus once in lower light with the XE1, not change orientation of the camera or subject, moved the AF box either 1 click larger or smaller and failed to focus again! Fuji needs to work on the camera.

That said, it's still a great camera, but not really for poor indoor lighting, and the OMD (and actually my Pany GX1) lock on much better than the Fuji ever has in those conditions.

In good light, with a bit of practice, it's possible to get action-y shots (I use AFS, haven't tried a lot of AF-C in good light), but it's nothing like tracking movement with a good DSLR rig. Do note my action-tracking attempts with the OMD also (mostly) failed, so it's mostly a CDAF thing.


In lower light, I typically just change the XE1 over to MF and go from there - if I think I can get a shot using AF, I will hit the "one-touch AF" or whatever and try, but then I'll spin the lens and just try to MF manually. Fuji's low-refresh EVF doesn't help matters much, but I've gotten better with practice.




Jun 11, 2013 at 07:26 PM
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p.97 #8 · p.97 #8 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Thanks cputeq. I did just start using MF more even with my 1DsMkii and got ok with it, so could probably adapt - does the viewfinder/screen allow you to focus ok with the Fuji? I have next to zero experience with the rangefinder styles.


Jun 11, 2013 at 07:36 PM
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p.97 #9 · p.97 #9 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


joekraft wrote:
Thanks cputeq. I did just start using MF more even with my 1DsMkii and got ok with it, so could probably adapt - does the viewfinder/screen allow you to focus ok with the Fuji? I have next to zero experience with the rangefinder styles.


It's serviceable but nothing to write home about. Note I'm talking the XE1, as I haven't used the XPro1.

With the EVF, the refresh is a bit slow, and with native lenses you're using focus-by-wire...a double whammy.

Since the EVF refresh is slow, it's quite possible to focus past your intended point and not realize it until the refresh catches up a microsecond later...it's just a bit slower than with an optical or faster EVF. The 3x magnification you can easily get to with the XE1 helps, but again you're hounded by the slower refresh of the screen and then on longer lenses, the lack of IBIS can sometimes be a hurdle.

Then you have focus by wire. Even though I hate focus by wire, with practice it's at least serviceable. It's by no means the best way at all, and I'd rank it worse than an AF lens in MF mode, but at least it's there.



I hate to sound like a Debbie Downer, so don't take these are horrible criticisms (I mean, I DID keep the camera and bought my 2nd lens for it), but if you're expecting great AF or MF performance in lower light, you might want to look elsewhere because the Fuji just doesn't have it. Doable, yeah, but probably the worst performance area for the system.

For most of my other shooting situations, though, I really like it.




Jun 11, 2013 at 09:07 PM
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p.97 #10 · p.97 #10 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


X-Pro1, ISO 200, XF 35 1.4R @ f/5.6 and some VSCO 03 sprinkled on top







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p.97 #11 · p.97 #11 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread



DSCF6886-Edit by J L Smith, on Flickr


DSCF6890-Edit by J L Smith, on Flickr



Jun 12, 2013 at 04:50 AM
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p.97 #12 · p.97 #12 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Lake Street, Chicago. 35/1.4 @ f/2.8:








Jun 12, 2013 at 02:23 PM
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p.97 #13 · p.97 #13 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Great shot Jordan, has a great look and feel to it.

Alan


edit: to correct mistake in who posted the image I was talking about... doh...

Edited on Jun 13, 2013 at 02:59 PM · View previous versions



Jun 12, 2013 at 04:29 PM
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p.97 #14 · p.97 #14 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Great shot indeed, but I find it a bit overprocessed - less is more. It also looks a bit oversharpened and therefore harsh...

cheers
Bernie



Jun 12, 2013 at 05:51 PM
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p.97 #15 · p.97 #15 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


X-E1 + 35/1.4.








Jun 13, 2013 at 10:50 PM
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p.97 #16 · p.97 #16 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Jordan, great image and great processing.


Jun 13, 2013 at 11:05 PM
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p.97 #17 · p.97 #17 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Some quite different ones. Fuji X-E1 and XF 35:














Jun 13, 2013 at 11:19 PM
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p.97 #18 · p.97 #18 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


alba63 wrote:
Great shot indeed, but I find it a bit overprocessed - less is more. It also looks a bit oversharpened and therefore harsh...

cheers
Bernie


I know what you're saying but in this case I think it creates a great image with really nice surreality.



Jun 13, 2013 at 11:23 PM
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p.97 #19 · p.97 #19 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Nice image, mortyb!
Cool beans, xbarcelo!

A few from an old cemetery (1794) with 35mm f/1.4:
















and one nearby







Jun 13, 2013 at 11:28 PM
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p.97 #20 · p.97 #20 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


A few recent ones with the X-E1.....

35mm wide open...



Vermont fire tower.....18-55....



18-55....








18-55....




18-55....



FD 50 1.4....




18-55...



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