Also unlikely to work since the lenses are focus by wire.
The NEX will allow the use of these lenses, in principle, ie., the rear element will not hit the shutter.
However, lens corrections for aberrations would have been already built in (glass- hardware and not the e chips) to account for the lack of AA plus the actual thickness of the UV/IR cut filter that Fuji put on the sensor.
Perhaps one day, people will be connected enough to be able to commission their own 'open camera' system... to do away with these closed system constructs designed to lock users in.
... Or maybe buy a camera company and give them a design brief!
The X-Pro1 has now won four "best" awards at CES.
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Wow, that's come down in price... must get one of those next.
The website is not about a specific open source camera, but collects all of the information about various projects and potential platforms, including the Stanford project.
If only they offered focus peaking for manual focus lenses. That's a sad omission from such a nice camera, guys.
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However, my interest is in the manual-lens-like features of this design, which I wish Fuji would copy, rather than flaws in Olympus's implementation of it, which I hope Fuji would'n't repeat.
Ditto, though I wonder if there are any trademarks on the tech...only Ricoh and Sony seem to have it....
For example, see what a Canon poster says here (post #3):
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Than focus peaking. The nex mount may have that but the nex mount
Lenses in general aren't very good (relatively speaking). The last two announced primes analogous to Olympus two primes seem good
Other than that eek. But I have a hunch Sony is going to fix more of that this year.
I get the impression fuji lenses are all good out of the gate and having the right focal lengths and lens speeds is a good sign for a new system.
I'm not so sure about the fuji lenses - I wondered whether the softness we were seeing in the samples was due to sensor or lens - difficult to say until someone tries the adapter with something known to be sharp.
Personally if the manual focus magnified works, I think that can be more than good enough. But it has to work fast, etc. I have tried focus peaking and it's very nice but it's not the end all be all when there's lower light or higher iso kicks in.
I think it's part "first samples syndrome", part JPEG engine (probably more detail from RAW), etc. The shots from Hugo show quite a bit of detail. I agree we need to see some more samples to judge the lenses, but I do know Fuji does have "lens design know how." And I know the Nex lenses in general aren't that good, so taking that into account, I rather go with a system with better lenses than one that doesn't have in general as good lenses.I'm not so sure about the fuji lenses - I wondered whether the softness we were seeing in the samples was due to sensor or lens - difficult to say until someone tries the adapter with something known to be sharp.
But taken as a "tendency" until we see more final evidence the Fuji lenses are done right.
as you know, I am considering adding a Nex to my M setup (waiting for the Nex 7 to be out, though, to have more choice); seeing you have one and seem pretty happy with it, I was wondering if you could share with us you percentage of Leica M lenses use on the Nex vs Sony lenses use, and most importantly how do you find the process - how do you do it, do you open the lens, focus, stop it down, compose, shoot? Of course it will never be as straightforward as using a M body, but the question in my mind is how cumbersome it is in real life (reviewers must be taken with a grain of salt)
I am sure such information from such a member as you will be much appreciated not only by me, hence the forum post rather than a PM
Hope you are doing great!
Focus peaking is used in all pro video (so Panasonic and Sony and JVC) and has been for 15+ years. I shot an interior today with a GXR-M Rocoh (this has peaking plus magnification) and the results are superb.after 5 months using focus peaking I'm absolutely 100% certain that I won't buy any camera (which I want to use for manual focusing) which doesn't have it.
Re, process: I started with open aperture > press buttons > move camera on tripd so I could do the mag. + peaking thing the right depth into the image > and ended the session using mag and peak while stopped down, because at the pixel level, wide open or stopped down (I was using a CV 15) made no difference to the pixel level sharpness: peaking works regardless. This is a first and, for me, a major first.
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...or the OMD gets released and matches the hype
A good time to wait and see
Well, we've been here many times before... I'm not going to get excited about a breakthrough in sensor technology (given the Fuji new sensor, which looked very promising) until after I've seen image samples.
The Sigma SD1 image samples were impressive - that's the kind of improvement I want to see for a 4/3rds format sensor.
Today's The Verge report on the release: http://www.theverge.com/2012/1/26/27...an-february-18
Fuji Japan press release, also today: http://www.fujifilm.co.jp/corporate/...ffnr_0606.html
Product catalog-http://www.fujifilm.com/products/dig...talogue_01.pdfTechnological symphony climaxing in the Peak of Image Quality
One interesting thing is that Fuji have been harping on the "film grain like" arrangement of the color filter pattern. What they do not even mention is that after an exposure, those grain patterns in film transform into something totally different. The tiny grains grow into long worms or spaghetti like structures.
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I don't know what your problem is with my post, ptmosu.
How can I know what?
It seems to me that your post is hostile to me for reasons I can not understand!
Lower the temperature, please.
I honestly do not understand what in my post provoked that hostility. I find it comical, honestly.
For whom it might be of interest:
Shutter in the Camera:
Fuji Guys - Fujifilm X-Pro1 Focal Plane Shutter Demo - YouTube
That is without a lens attached, Cam!
With one of the 3 (especially the 35/1.4) it should be even smoother.
Fuji has released the X-Pro1 Owner's Manuals in pdf!
Now back to reading ...
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Fuji Guys - Fujifilm X-Pro1 Aperture Blade Demo - YouTube
Now really back to reading the manuals ...
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I note that the EVF has a diopter adjustment (-2 to +1); does this contradict earlier reports of the need to use after-market diopter correction lenses? I hope so!
Flash sync speed: 1/2000"
Searched the PDF manual and found just infos in the OVF thus far:
"Viewfinder focus can be adjusted using diopter ad- justment lenses available separately from third-party suppliers (P 98)."
"Recommended Third-Party Accessories
COSINA diopter adjustment lenses are recommended for use with this camera."
New Fuji Guys comments on X-Pro1 manual focus:
"MF speed is improved over x100 with #FUJIFILM X-Pro1. Seems more accurate to me when fine tuning focus."
"You will be able to use MF during video with #FUJIFILM X-Pro1. CAF also available too"
- both posted yesterday on the Fuji Guys Twitter page.
Only time will tell whether the AF and MF are any good. I hope they are, but I'm not optimistic.