Updates for our system cameras


wvbarnes

Link Posted 24/03/2017 - 18:52
I noted the news on AP that 'Fujifilm are continuing to update their double-flagship X-series models, the X-Pro2 and X-T2, with new firmware updates offering both significant improvements to both cameras'.

It begs the questions that a) have they a lot of faults early on b) That Ricoh could learn from them for our Pentax system DSLRs.

I'd be for example happy to see on my K3 the best algorithm from the newer models for autofocus. 33 items in updates is some refresh!
Bill

damperman

Link Posted 24/03/2017 - 19:01
You should go with Fuji, it's like having a new camera every time there's a update.

stu62

Link Posted 24/03/2017 - 19:38
i picked one up at the show and to say they are mirrorless it weight a ton

SteveLedger

Link Posted 24/03/2017 - 20:14
How much does a typical DSLR mirror weigh, stu62??

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 24/03/2017 - 20:18
I once owned a Fuji X10 and the update I installed certainly did transform the camera's operation. Their X-T2 has been very well reviewed (as are nearly all current cameras!)
Best wishes,

Andrew

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Mag07

Link Posted 24/03/2017 - 20:31
If I had to drop Pentax (only because the world has ended), it would be Fuji and maybe Olympus I'd consider. That said, neither rivals the ergonomics of a Pentax APS-C for me. From the K100D Super to the K1...
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stu62

Link Posted 24/03/2017 - 21:03
SteveLedger wrote:
How much does a typical DSLR mirror weigh, stu62??

not shore but what i picked up felt alot hevier than my k3ii with grip and lens

Algernon

Link Posted 25/03/2017 - 10:58
Perhaps Fuji run Adobe Flash Player I'm sick of how often it needs updating on my PC

Do reviewers now state that Fuji's need an update. Does that also make the reviews out of date

Thank God for Pentax

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RobL

Link Posted 25/03/2017 - 12:08
SteveLedger wrote:
How much does a typical DSLR mirror weigh, stu62??

K50 is around 560kg, KP around 700kg, a typical Fuji around 500kg. All with battery & card.

Gwyn

Link Posted 25/03/2017 - 14:17
RobL wrote:
SteveLedger wrote:
How much does a typical DSLR mirror weigh, stu62??

K50 is around 560kg, KP around 700kg, a typical Fuji around 500kg. All with battery & card.

I admit there are days it feels like I am lugging 560Kg around!

johnriley

Link Posted 25/03/2017 - 14:59
Good grief, cameras have suddenly got heavy!
Best regards, John

royd63uk

Link Posted 25/03/2017 - 15:55
Quote:
Good grief, cameras have suddenly got heavy


regards
Roy

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wvbarnes

Link Posted 25/03/2017 - 16:28
Well I hadn't realised what a heavy burden firmware improvements were. I'll stick to my lightweight K3 and 55 to 300 PLM a little while longer then. Let me know if a lightweight update for autofocus comes to 'light'. Such fun starting a thread and seeing how quickly it changes subject.
Bill

RobL

Link Posted 25/03/2017 - 16:44
Oh all right haha! Have a good laugh at my expense! Yes, grams no kilos.

stu62

Link Posted 25/03/2017 - 17:19
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wvbarnes wrote:
Well I hadn't realised what a heavy burden firmware improvements were. I'll stick to my lightweight K3 and 55 to 300 PLM a little while longer then. Let me know if a lightweight update for autofocus comes to 'light'. Such fun starting a thread and seeing how quickly it changes subject.

sorry think it was me that whent off course but it made it a little more light hearted
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