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Latest comments, thoughts and reaction to our recently reviewed Photographic Equipment, including the Fujifilm X-S10 Review.

DABarwick
"We would most likely customise this to give us quicker access to white balance, as we found that we ended up having to go into the menus to adjust this (alternatively we could customise the Q Menu to give us quicker access)."
The unmarked function button near the evf (viewmode on other Fuji models) is White balance as default setting.

David 16/01/21.

Made by DABarwick on 16 Jan 2021 3:02PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Foveafoto
Not a very balanced review, especially the comment in your list of 'cons' "Not convinced by the 28-60mm lens" is not a review of this camera, which can be bought as a body only, like any other ILC.

The whole point of this camera is that is offers the smallest full frame ILC body (with an EVF) available. I'm considering it as second body to my A7iii because it has supreme image quality, especially in low light, and about the best AF system available.

Made by Foveafoto on 13 Jan 2021 9:53AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

ErrolC
What would be a good step up to the next best camera/s?

Made by ErrolC on 12 Jan 2021 12:51PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Tianshi_angie
I found the arm far too difficult to bend into the shape I required. Whilst I would admit that I am not the strongest person in the world - I don't have any difficulty in opening jars for instance, or any task which requires some strength - but the arm, I found, needed to be perfectly straight in order for the lens ball not to roll off. I did find however that the stand fitted the screw on the gorilla pod I have which, whilst not as useful as an arm attached to my tripod, did enable me to use the lens ball without actually having to hold it. If your a guy I suspect there would be no problem, if your a gal with a husband/partner - no problem but a gal on her own may have some difficulties.

Made by Tianshi_angie on 6 Jan 2021 3:15PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

stevedigip
How does the AF system compare to the original Z7 in practice?
Is eye AF more effective than before and do the additional eye AF modes of wide small and wide large offer better performance than the full area available on the Z7?
Is the viewfinder blackout in continuous mode substantially reduced and if so at what drive speed is the minimal blackout available?

Made by stevedigip on 6 Jan 2021 1:05PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Lance_B

Quote:How can a 50 mm be so long? It seems Nikon is using F mount optical scheme adding just room and some optics to correct for mirrorless shorter distance.


Then you don't understand lens design. The diameter of the flange as awell as the flange to sensor distance can make a large difference in the end performance. If you look at the design of the lens here:
https://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/lens/z-mount/z_50mmf12s/spec.htm
you can see that the rear element goes right to the back of the lens as close as possible to the sensor without protruding past the mount. Not only that, but the width of the last element is almost as wide as the mount throat which would not be possible with the old F mount. So, the new mount has allowed Nikon to design the lens to take full advantage of the extra room this new mount allows.

An AF 50mm f1.2 was NOT possible with the F mount as there was not enough room for the electrical contacts as well as the wider throat required for wider rear element. Added to that, to keep CA and other distortions at bay, this required a wider mount and closer rear element which has been achieved with the new mount. Edge to edge sharpness, wide open sharpness, virtually non existent CA, low distortion, excellent bokeh and decent bokeh balls would be basically un-achievable in the old F mount. Even if they could have achieved some of these benefits, it would have been even larger and heavier and much more expensive than this Z mount design due to the use of much more glass, and more importantly more exotic glass, to correct for aberrations even if they could have been corrected in an F mount design.

This is obviously not a lens for the average punter. This is a lens for specialist use for pros and advanced amateurs that want to get wide open sharpness and shallow DOF for that special look. I see it as another benchmark lens for Nikon. If you want a 50mm lens that does mostly what the 50 f1.2S lens can do but only a half stop slower, look at the sensatioonal 50mm f1.8S that has been compared to some of the best exotics out there. Small, light and a relative bargain.

Made by Lance_B on 22 Dec 2020 9:57PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

UKMike2013
An outstanding lens no doubt - but an absurd size! Can't see many carrying anything like that for a 50mm.

Made by UKMike2013 on 22 Dec 2020 6:05PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Tiberio
How can a 50 mm be so long? It seems Nikon is using F mount optical scheme adding just room and some optics to correct for mirrorless shorter distance.

Made by Tiberio on 22 Dec 2020 9:49AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

weret
Good day,
Is it possible to retest with the latest version of this lens made in the Philippines?
Personally, I noticed a significant difference in quality, especially at the edges of the image.
The same difference has been noticed by several others and is being discussed in well-known forums.
It would also be good to see if the same lens specification still applies in terms of optical design,
whether they still contain the same aspherical and ED elements.
Because such a reduction in quality is not possible due to poor production in the Philippines, but due to savings on materials introduced by a home company from Japan.
Sincerely

Made by weret on 16 Dec 2020 6:30PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

trailguru
BE AWARE
I was about to ditch Capture One and re-catalog my library when Skylum announced they changed direction with the launch of Luminar AI and stopped Luminar 4 development, including the catalog feature. Lucky escape for me. I'll stick with Capture One and warn fellow photographers that Skylum has a poor track record for legacy and owner support and aren't worthy of investment.

One wonders whether all those photographers, who helped with Skylum software development, think it's a good thing to leave their fellows high and dry like this?

Made by trailguru on 16 Dec 2020 6:07PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply