Something odd about Fuji's sensors

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by RichA, Mar 2, 2014.

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    RichA Guest

    I've played with various sample images from their cameras that use the non-Bayer sensors and I've never seen one that matches the sharpness of a m4/3 or APS sensor. They have really low noise and good control of moire, lowernoise than some FF sensors, which I thought at first was due to some kind of blurring function. But even using careful sharpening to the limit before artifacts crept in, I couldn't get their shots as sharp as a conventionalsensor's. It's not all bad. Their control of noise actually preserves some resolution better than that of noisier Bayer sensors, but in critical instances where ultimate sharpness is needed, they don't hold up.
    At least as far as the samples I've seen.
     
    RichA, Mar 2, 2014
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    Savageduck Guest

    These don't seem too bad for an Fujifilm APS-C X-Trans CMOS;
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    http://www.fujifilm.com/products/di...ro1/sample_images/img/index/ff_x_pro1_007.JPG
     
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    Savageduck, Mar 3, 2014
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    Sandman Guest

    Sandman, Mar 3, 2014
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    Savageduck Guest

    Same APS-C sensor, but with the X-Pro1 you get the hybrid OVF/EVF.
    As much as I like the idea of a FF camera, I really don't need one.
    There is still a place for APS-C, and I like a lot of what the X-Pro1
    promises.
     
    Savageduck, Mar 3, 2014
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    Sandman Guest

    Yeah, if a OVF is important to you (even if it's "just" a rangefinder) then
    the X-Pro1 is the route to go. I can relate to that, of course. I really
    dislike EVF's still. Even on the Sony A7.
    As do I. I was reluctant to invest in a new range of optics. If there was a
    Nikon equivalent of the X-Pro1 with F-mount I would have bought it in a
    heartbeat.
     
    Sandman, Mar 3, 2014
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    It's available at a more reasonable price now, compared to when it was released.
     
    RichA, Mar 4, 2014
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    RichA Guest

    Why would the RX1 being FF be very important? It's a fixed-lens. Most of the time people want FF, it's because you can use wide-angle lenses at their "full" angle of view.
     
    RichA, Mar 4, 2014
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    Savageduck Guest

    Then you should find this interesting reading:
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    http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/0...rs-for-Fujifilm-X-Pro1-X-mount-M-OM-FD-K-F-MD
     
    Savageduck, Mar 4, 2014
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    Sandman Guest

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    Savageduck Guest

    Yup!
    It seems to be more trouble than it is worth unless there is some
    specific need to use a particular Nikkor G-Series lens.

    So, I intend to buy an X-Pro1 and a few of the Fujifilm X-mount lenses,
    starting with the XF 35mm f/1.4.
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    http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/pdf/lenses_accessories_catalogue_01.pdf
     
    Savageduck, Mar 4, 2014
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