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    • Another hike in Deer Creek Canyon today.  Very little water, with only a few pools, but the tall trees, rock formations, and stillness made for deep connections.












    • I have plenty of time, and I would enjoy trying to reason with Fuji HQ.

      Anybody know who to write too?

    • As Fujifilm moves further into video capture and now cinema lenses, it makes me wonder if the X-T2S will be specifically marketed for video use. Perhaps IBIS will only be available for video footage, since it might otherwise cause vignetting, as per the previous statements by a Fujifilm exec on the subject. Both 4K and 1080 video are cropped from the sensor, so vignetting wouldn't be a concern with video, but might still be a problem for stills. I'll have to see if I can find that Fujifilm interview where IBIS was briefly discussed.

      I found it, it was an interview on FujiLove.com with Takashi Ueno (Fujifilm senior product planner) and Shusuke Kozaki (Fujifilm sales and marketing manager), https://fujilove.com/our-highest-priority-is-always-image-quality-interview-with-takashi-ueno-and-shusuke-kozaki-from-fujifilm-japan/.

      They seriously shut down the possibility of IBIS, which is what makes the rumor so interesting. FujiRumors is generally spot on, which is making me consider the stabilized video possibility.



      TOMASH: Are you looking into IBIS (in-body-image-stabilization) on future Fujifilm cameras? If not, why?

      TAKASHI UENO: First of all, our XF mount is not compatible with IBIS. You may be thinking that our mount size is similar to competitors’ and why Fujifilm cannot do it. The answer is simple: for the sake of image quality. IBIS has both advantages and disadvantages. IBIS moves the sensor in the mount to stabilize the image. To secure the amount of light at any position, the diameter of mount must cover the wider image circle considering the margin of sensor movement. The diameter of our mount was designed for the image circle without IBIS. It means the amount of light at the corners is reduced when the sensor is shifted. We could correct it digitally, but we don’t want to do it: we don’t want to compromise our image quality.

      TOMASH: Why didn’t you design a mount in a size, which would allow implementing the IBIS?

      TAKASHI UENO: To cover the larger image circle, not only mount size (and body size), but also lens size must be bigger. We are pursuing the best balance of image quality, size and weight of both cameras and lenses, operability and performance. When we were deciding on the design of our mount, we decided to provide the best quality body and lens in comfortable small package as the best balance. And we don’t think this direction will be changed in the future. Our highest priority is always image quality. We hope you agree!


      We shall see...

    • I think IBIS is a great feature, especially if one takes photos (of stationary subjects) in low light. One of the reasons why I returned my 16-55 was for the lack of stabilization. It also helps with video, I like the video I can get (handheld) out of my 55-200 unlike the jittery mess on the 16-55. 

      Having said that, I am a little unhappy that, if the rumor is true, they pooh-poohed this feature not too long ago. I recall reading/listening to a Fuji exec who said it is impossible to add IBIS (I presume this is active IBIS, where the sensor itself moves) to the X mount because of the flange size. Given this authoritative statement, I bought the XT2, otherwise I may have waited to buy another Fuji body. 

      In any event, this is a good feature to add, and I may yet plunge more money into another Fuji body. :)



    • 14 hours ago, Christopher said:

      What does everyone think of the latest rumors of the next camera in the X-T line having in body image stabilization (IBIS) http://www.fujirumors.com/fujifilm-x-t2s-will-ibis-body-image-stabilization/

      This has been a long awaited feature for me, by no means a deal breaker without it, but something I view as a favorable feature. Fujifilm seems unwilling to compromise on image quality, if they have indeed developed an IBIS solution, I'm curious to see how they approach it with X-Trans.

      I've never owned an IBIS camera before, but the tech seems to have  along history of success and deep refinement.

      I think it's something that has been missing since the X Pro 1 release - unless you use some of the zoom lenses, neither the primes nor the camera body is stabilised - something that became an issue for me having previously used systems with IBIS.  Whether Fuji will actually add it I don't know - there seemed to be some speculation that Sony/Minolta or Olympus might have some patents etc that cover it that could need to be licensed (first SLR with IBIS was the Minolta Maxxum/Dynax 7D).  I think if your lenses don't have it, it's a valuable feature.  Sony now seem to have moved to IBIS across E mount, and no recent lenses have included OSS, although the 2 work together for enhanced "5-axis" stabilisation.  With higher resolution sensors, it adds benefit where even tiny amounts of movement can cause pixel level blurring even at apparently "safe" shutter speeds.

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    • Thank you both for your nice welcome to this forum and for your comments re my shot of Lyvden, not too shabby for a kit lens what? So glad I jumped ship and went down the Fuji route. Looking forward to finding my way around the site and getting to know some of you better. All the best, Ian.
    • I know what you mean.  I actually didn't really like the velvia film simulation in camera, and it never seemed much like velvia film.  However, for some pictures, a vibrant saturated colour palette can suit them, and I think this is one - although I might be tempted to reduce the saturation or the vibrance a little just to bring back some "realism" whilst still keeping the nice blue sky and the yellow green of the grass.  It's odd that some people get very snobby about saturated colours, then tell you they like the velvia film simulation etc!  Some photos suit subtlety, others vibrancy... it's your creative decision.
    • Welcome to the community @Bettys Dad!
      It is quite vivid, but I think that is what makes it so stunning. The composition as well, the water provides a leading line right to the old home, which is interesting all on its own, but then it is framed perfectly parallel and centered. Quite nice indeed!
    • Thanks for the kind comment, only joined this forum yesterday so still finding my way around but I think I am going to enjoy it. As for the picture in some ways I feel its slightly OTT, a bit Velviaish to my mind, a film I never liked, and I much prefer the B&W version but that's just my opinion. Thanks again for the nice feedback, regards, Ian.
    • wow!  fantastic colour... really emphasises the summertime look
    • Thank you, MarcoDebiasi :-)
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