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Zack Arias is back again with another nail-meets-head analysis of our world or photography today. This time around, he’s addressing the incessant argument of APS-C vs. full frame cameras.
Zack is a huge proponent of Fuji’s new X-Series cameras and lenses. Lately, he’s been all about the X-T1, which has received nothing but rave reviews since it was released.
Fuji, in general, has been knocking it out of the park with its entire APS-C line of X-Series cameras. And, it seems like each one is getting better. Expect to see more from Fuji at Photokina in September.
Likewise, there are plenty of solid APS-C and Micro Four Thirds cameras from Sony, Panasonic, Olympus and so on. If APS-C floats your boat, then by all means climb aboard. I think Zack’s overall points are well made. It really boils down to what tool works for you and your needs.
I am frequently asked about recommendations for cameras by a variety of users. Just in the past month in one-on-one conversations, I’ve recommended Sony APS-C and full frame, Canon’s 6D and 70D, Panasonic GH4, GoPro and Sony RX100 models to different people based on their skill levels and intended uses.
What’s your take on the APS-C vs. Full Frame argument?
Who says you can’t put an awesome optical viewfinder in a compact camera?
In a recent US patent application, Fuji seeks to patent an optical viewfinder that has optical elements inside and zooms to match the focal length of the camera’s zoom lens – or as Fuji calls it in the patent application a “Real-image zoom viewfinder.” [Read more...]
The new Fuji XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens features a weather-resistant design with more than 20 weather sealed points. As such, it is design to mate nicely with the weather sealed X-T1. It also offers 5-stops of image stabilization through the built-in OIS stabilizer. On Fuji’s X-series cameras, the lens covers a 27-206mm full frame equivalent focal range. [Read more...]
Fuji has update the X-E2 firmware to version 2.00. The new firmware improves the X-E2 viewfinder performance to bring it on par the with popular X-T1 viewfinder. The EVF lag time has been reduced to just 0.005s. The firmware update also increases the frame rate of the viewfinder even in low light conditions. [Read more...]