We recently posted this story, about a Canon shooter, who tried Fujifilm for the first time, and there was so much she loved about it (starting from the fun using Fuji and the inspiration that comes with it), but one thing she missed: the bokeh she had with her Canon f/1.2 lenses.
So I thought to dedicate an own article to the “bokeh-discussion”, starting from two youtube videos below, that I have summed up for you.
And to give it all are more light and fun touch, I’ll share also the recent Camera Conspiracies video :).
Yeah, let’s do it. Let’s stir up the spirits, and for one more glorious time, jump fully into the sensor size debate.
And article by DL Cade form Petapixel, who had a talk with Richard Butler (DPR) and Bill Claff (Photons to Photos), about:
Why Full Frame is perceived as the “serious” format
What is the “ideal” sensor size
The first can be answered with the popularity of 35mm in the film era.
But in modern digital times, is full frame really the sweet spot? DL Cade, Richard and Bill answer the following in this article:
DL Cade goes for APS-C:
“I still believe there is a best sensor for “most people” and that this sensor is not full-frame. This sensor is APS-C. […] the performance to size to cost ratio falls into a sweet spot that neither Micro Four Thirds nor full-frame can match.
take the Fuji X-T3, which is a bit closer in price and weight to the a7 III, selling for only $500 less and weighing only 0.25lbs less. In the video department, the Fuji can already record 4K/60p 4:2:0 10-bit internally; Sony can’t even do that over HDMI. And it, too, shoots at a faster 11fps in 14-bit RAW, can capture up to 30fps electronically with an additional 1.25x crop, and benefits from a large selection of high-quality, compact lenses designed for APS-C.”
At the last Fujifilm X summit (which we covered and sumed up for you here), Fujifilm talked to us about the “value angle”.
The value angle is not a weird concept invented by Fujifilm, but a factor that influences the whole design and development of a camera system, as well as image quality.
In short: the wider the value angle, the more precise and easier a lens can send light to the sensor. A wider value angle gives more flexibility for lens design and allows for more light and less digital correction.
Keep in mind that these are JPEGs from a pre-production Fujifilm GFX100. We can’t really make final conclusions, until we finally have standardized tests using RAW files developed in the same RAW converter.
Anyway, judging from the JPEGs, the Fujifilm GFX100 beats them all in terms of sharpness and high ISO performance, including the $30,000 (or is it $50,000) Phase One XF IQ3 100MP.
However, the there are some problems: for example, GFX100 sample was shot at f/8, whereas GFX50 at f/9. Let’s hope their RAW comparison will be more accurate.
Holy Crop! The Fujifilm GFX100 is pixel peeper paradise!
Down below I share some samples available at the imaging-resource comparometer here, where you can compare the Fujifilm GFX100 to any other camera in their database.
We love photography, because we can experience a childish joy of discovery, sometimes also by digging deep into the most technical aspects of it. :)
Tony Northrup investigated in a poll, which camera service is the best. The results:
Olympus: 90.5% satisfaction
Canon: 84.6% satisfaction
Fujifilm: 84.6% satisfaction
Nikon: 80.5% satisfaction
Sony: 70.6% satisfaction
Speaking of Fujifilm service…
I am curious to know how satisfied you are with the service in your country.
According to feedback I got so far, I have the impression that the service in UK is probably the best in the Fujifilm world. But I also hear stories that are pretty frustrating coming from other countries.
In order to let Fujifilm know, I decided to launch a poll, which might help them to see, where there is still room for improvement.
Of course I can’t include all countries, so I will select the top 10 countries amongst FujiRumors readers.
NOTE: I have just been informed that Fuji professional service (FPS) has been launched also in Australia. Register here