Why it is that I've been using Olympus Pen F lenses on my wife's Fujifilm X-T1 is a subject for later: and a proper review. For now, it's enough to say I'm digging the experience. Very much. In fact, the above lens (horribly taken in the minute or so between shooting an Astell&Kern AK240 and Sony ZX1 for Mac Audio - you can even see its block -, it is a disgrace), hasn't left the camera. Neither has the slimline Kipon PEN-FX adapter.Read More
It's kind of cheating to give two options against which Betteridge must contend, but I'm going to say 'no'. It's fair to say that thus far, Fujirumors hasn't fared well against Betteridge. (Fujirumors may not even have heard of Betteridge, in which case, the '?' marks may just seem clever.)
Here's a hint: if you have to ask, you're being baited. On the other hand, Fujifilm don't exactly play a steady hand. With interfaces changing left and right, who knows, maybe they will offer to upgrade your old X-T1.
The question should be, then, 'how much for an electronic shutter in your now-shitty old, X-T1?'
Fuji VS Fuji's well-organised Fujifilm X30 review is well worth the read. The review picks out several of the compounding interface inconsistencies across Fujifilm's camera line:
as well as several of the improvements being made to the line, namely direct-selectable AF points:
Reader reaction has been mixed. Readers disappointed by the lens quote its ostensible lack of OIS (optical image stabilisation), its size, and more.
My thoughts go like this: what were you expecting? With the notable exception of the 18/2, current Fujifilm X lenses aren't small. They fall perfectly in line with APS-C lenses and FF equivalents. My hope is that Fujifilm install focus helicoids in their most expensive lenses, therefore enabling real-time manual focus override, and that that switch on the left, in the shadow of the man's palm, is for OIS.
Fujirumors's hosting of Rico Pfirstinger's X30 First Look article is a breath of fresh air in an often-stale Expert Corner. One thing about the article puzzles me, though. That is Rico's use of the word retro.
As far as I can see, the only thing retro about the X30 is its belonging to the X series, which uses dials for certain controls. Anyway, good read.
Fuji Rumors: First Look: Fujifilm X30