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    frontfocus got a reaction from MrSMW in Fuji X-T4   
    I don't feel this way. The X-T3 is an awesome camera and many have said, how much they like the camera. If asked what was missing in the last months, no one said 6K or 4K 120fps. It was IBIS and better battery life all the time. The X-T4 seems to deliver just that. If they manage to get the price close to the X-T3 price, that's an outstanding value. 
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    frontfocus got a reaction from IronFilm in Fuji X-T4   
    I don't feel this way. The X-T3 is an awesome camera and many have said, how much they like the camera. If asked what was missing in the last months, no one said 6K or 4K 120fps. It was IBIS and better battery life all the time. The X-T4 seems to deliver just that. If they manage to get the price close to the X-T3 price, that's an outstanding value. 
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    frontfocus reacted to Logan in Fuji X-T4   
    That’s great but Fujifilm announced the development of the X-T4. You really think they are pulling a quick one on us and someone random YouTube person knows better?
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    frontfocus got a reaction from JR Lipartito in Fuji X-T4   
    I don't feel this way. The X-T3 is an awesome camera and many have said, how much they like the camera. If asked what was missing in the last months, no one said 6K or 4K 120fps. It was IBIS and better battery life all the time. The X-T4 seems to deliver just that. If they manage to get the price close to the X-T3 price, that's an outstanding value. 
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    frontfocus got a reaction from IronFilm in Fuji X-T4   
    The problem is not with Sonys sensor manufacturing department, but their imaging department. Just look at the Panasonic S1, S1H as well as the Nikon Z6 or the Sigma FP. They use Sony sensors and can do a lot of things Sony cameras can't. 4K60p, 10bit or ProRes RAW. 
    I think Sony Imaging is clinging to their Bionz X, which I guess is the problem in their video department. 
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    frontfocus reacted to Carz in Fuji X-T4   
    Sounds like this is going to have a fully articulating screen. Fuji is going for the jugular. 
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    frontfocus reacted to MeanRevert in Fuji X-T4   
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    frontfocus reacted to Márcio Kabke Pinheiro in Fuji X-T4   
    Kind of. The real supporters of the m4/3 format are Panasonic and Olympus - all the others (Blackmagic included) are very niche.

    From Panasonic, I clearly see a GH6 on the horizon, but not much more - there are rumors of a GX10, but as a minor update. Olympus just repackaged the E-M1 II in a smaller body to make the E-M5 MK III, and rumors says that the same sensor will be used for the E-M1 MK III.

    M4/3 evolution is dependant nowadays on Sony to evolve on sensors. Olympus is struggling financially to evolve their platforms (if the E-M1 MK III still use the same chipset, will be a VERY  bad sign). Panasonic could repurpose the tech developed for the L cameras to m4/3, but don't see much intention to do it - everyone (except Fuji) is pushing full frame, better margins on bodies and (especially) lenses.

    As I said, I love my m4/3 gear, it fullfills almost all that I need (except low light - my dream camera is a proper GX body with IBIS and the GH5s internals). And I think that m4/3 will be a viable format for video for a good amount of time - but maybe not for stills, where the sales volumes are. And don't want to end with a bunch of bodies and lenses with very deprecated values in a phase out, like was with 4/3 users.

    And Fuji is doing a lot of things right. Have bodies and lenses with the same or a little more size and weight than m4/3 (for people, like me, that likes compact gear). In two generations jumped from some of the worst video tech for some of the best. Is (maybe) the only manufacturer that their bodies frequently surpasses expectations in specifications. Their prices are competitive. IBIS was the last barrier for me (I use a lot of vintage lenses), maybe they will be my future.
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    frontfocus got a reaction from IronFilm in Fuji X-T4   
    X-Trans needs more CPU power so there is more heat. X-T200 is bayer and thus runs cooler
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    frontfocus got a reaction from Juank in Fuji X-T4   
    Last year Sony had a education promotion with 30% off, including A7RIV and A9. So the final price was around $2449. 
    As a european, paying 4000€ ($4410) for the same item feels wrong, even considering the price includes taxes. 
    Personally I don't care about statistics or talk from resellers. As spiffs seem to be getting more common, his interest might not be the same as mine. 
    To get back to the X-T4: really looking forward to it, the X-T3 was great, but there were a few things that could be better. 
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    frontfocus reacted to IronFilm in Fuji X-T4   
    I wouldn't take that listing as the holy gospel word, B&H might massage those results to be biased towards ones which have the best margin for themselves?

    Ok, I'll take off my tin foil hat now
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    frontfocus reacted to Andrew Reid in Canon EOS 1DX MKIII or Fuji GFX 100   
    I'd go GFX 100
    Larger sensor
    IBIS
    Phase-detect AF
    Excellent 10bit codec, not too huge file sizes
    Very good EVF
    Much higher resolution stills
    Better ergonomics for video (i.e. tilt screen) and more features
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    frontfocus reacted to IronFilm in Fujifilm X-T200 (an even cheaper X-T30?)   
    Let's talk also about a great lens they've included with this camera!

    Yes it is "just a kit lens", which means it will be a little shit and is a slow f3.5, getting even slower as you zoom in. 

    But.... look at the major pros for it:

    1) Powerzoom, handy for smooth zooms in video
    2) OIS, to make up for the lack of IBIS!
    3) starts at a fantastic 15mm! There isn't a wider kit lens anywhere else. 

    15mm is especially good for vloggers, when you're holding out at arms lengths you're always wanting a wider lens or longer arms. (or both!) This is a great first lens to include with the camera, this could be a sleeper hit within the YouTube community. 

    Think about it, would you rather buy a Canon M50 or a Fujifilm X-T200?

    Then once you've sucked them in with their first camera, it is much easier to get them to buy next a X-T30 instead of a Canon M6 mk2 (or a X-T3 instead of an EOS RP, etc....  or a Fujinon Cinema Camera instead of a Canon C200....). 

    A little part of me is thinking I should upgrade my YouTube vlogging Panasonic G6 camera not to a Panasonic G85 but a Fujifilm X-T200 instead?? Hmmmm.....  I wonder how low the price will be for the X-T200 kit. 
     


    Jordan said it has a 3.5mm input! Nice. 

    Has good quality 120fps FHD slow motion. 

    Autofocus is good too he says. 
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    frontfocus reacted to MrSMW in Fuji X-T4   
    I get 1000+ shots out of a single battery stills only shooting raw + Jpeg every wedding. Easily. 1000-1500. And before anyone cries "balls", week in, week out. It mostly depends how you have the thing set up and how you use it...
    But the XT3 absolutely chews through batteries for 4k video no question and even with a battery grip, ie, 3 batteries in total, I need to swap out at least the 2 in the grip to get through a typical 9-12 hour day.
    However, I prefer the Anker power bank / USB option and have that attached to my monopod and with that system in place, can easily shoot (video) on a single internal battery (ie no grip) 9-12 hour day.
    Neither solution is ideal which is why I welcome the XT4 with IBIS and supposedly better battery. The only two things I am really interested in.
     
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    frontfocus reacted to Brian Williams in Fuji X-T4   
    Interesting, the X-T3 with 10bit All-Intra beats the A7iii. Wasn’t someone just saying it was the other way around, and laughably at that?
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    frontfocus got a reaction from IronFilm in Fujifilm X-T200 (an even cheaper X-T30?)   
    I think it has a lot to do with their other cameras. It is said, that X-Trans needs a lot more processing power and that was one reason, why early Fuji cameras were really bad at video. But they now have some high performance quad core chips. Their other cameras are medium format, with over 100MP, so that is a lot that needs to be processed. 
     
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    frontfocus got a reaction from IronFilm in Fujifilm X-T200 (an even cheaper X-T30?)   
    One more thing about the X-T200
    T200 generates 4K (3840×2150) video by recording 6K video with no crop (6032×3392) and downsampling it
    So even with 30p it won’t crop. 
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    frontfocus got a reaction from IronFilm in Fujifilm X-T200 (an even cheaper X-T30?)   
    So it comes with a 3.5mm mic jack and also includes a usb-c to headphone jack adapter in the box. Those small things makes me think Fuji really listens. 
    Those, the really nice flip screen and the new gimbal is mode, really make it an interesting choise for vloggers. The gimbal mode seems to be only available in 1080p but tony northrup just told us that nobody needs 4k
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    frontfocus reacted to chadandreo in Fuji X-T4   
    The battery life isn’t the best, but you can get 400 shots per a battery and with the battery grip or a portable is usb-c battery, i can film a 10 hour wedding without issue. 
     
    I think this is the first time anyone has said the Fuji IQ is laughable, especially when it comes to color science. Maybe you need to tweak your settings or picture profile?
    i stopped using my 1DX II because of the XT3s photo and video quality. 
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    frontfocus reacted to Video Hummus in Fujifilm X-T200 (an even cheaper X-T30?)   
    You don’t need 4K when you shoot all your videos in a fish bowl, like Tony. Nothing stays in the focus plain anyway. 
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    frontfocus reacted to androidlad in Fuji should make a $2000 full frame cam   
    X-mount being 44mm in diameter (vs. 46mm E-mount), it would be cost-prohibitive, if not impossible to put an FF sensor AND design FF lenses for it.
    It would also be unrealistic to adapt 65mm diameter G-mount to X-mount, and a huge waste of optical performance from GFX lenses.
    Just use GFX cameras with its "35mm format mode". I'd rather Fujifilm focus its limited resources on its APS-C and MF line-up.
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    frontfocus reacted to Andrew Reid in I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!   
    The mirrorlesscomparison results don't seem to relate to my experience of the X-H1 in real world.
    I find the IBIS to be Olympus - level locked-down goodness.
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    frontfocus reacted to Attila Bakos in I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!   
    Or not ? https://www.fujirumors.com/fujifilm-x-t3-successor-not-to-be-announced-in-january-but-in-february-march/
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    frontfocus reacted to noone in X-T2 user seeking Upgrade Advice   
    Long term?     NONE of them are an investment!        Give it a couple of years (ok maybe 10 or so) and a little device that includes a phone will do it all.
    To me, it would depend on what lenses a system has or can use and it is getting to the point that they all can (or close to it).
    You need to try a few yourself.
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    frontfocus reacted to IronFilm in X-T2 user seeking Upgrade Advice   
    It depends an awful lot of you want to lean your bias towards video (such a Fujifilm X-T3) or towards photo (such as a Nikon D500, which is the best in the world crop body for sports photography, and takes rather good 4K video as well but by no means "the best").

    Plus it depends on how "extreme" you going with your lens choices, as that impacts the budget allocation as well. 

    For instance the NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR is a truly FANTASTIC sporting/birding lens.  But it is not a NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR either, and that is no NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II Lens either! (which just that one lens would blow your budget) 
    Plus what if you want your lens strategy to be a mix of lenses, perhaps a NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR for the outdoors daylight stuff? Then a Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for indoor sports shoots. Or heck, go for three lenses and throw in the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 as well! (you could potentially go crazy with all three lenses and a Nikon D500 body, and yet still stay within your $5K budget! If you go secondhand)

     

    Then you'd only have $2.5K budget for each system, for something that is already a very expensive niche (and could use up well beyond your $5K budget)

    Spreading yourself thinly out over two systems seems like a very bad idea. 
     
    Ever shot (filming or photography) with a monopod? It makes a BIG difference! (this is why at the Oympics and all the other big sporting events, that many of the photographers are using monopods)

    Wouldn't recommend doing run & gun video with S35 @ f1.8 

    And how low low light do you really need?? Honestly think even a GH5 is just fine, people are beating themselves up over nothing, as "even a GH5" kills the bleeping heck out of many many past cameras that countless docos/sports/families/etc have been shot on! If you're struggling with low light with a GH5, the problem is 80% likely not to be the camera but it is YOU
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