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July 7, 2016 Google Doodles U.S. Geneticist Nettie Stevens & Japanese ‘Holiday’ “Tanabata”.

by Anura Guruge



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Fuji X-T2 NOT Having A Touch Screen Is NO Big Deal — At Least For Me.

by Anura Guruge


From July 1, 2016 “Fuji Rumors”. Click image to access original, full post.


Back of the X-Pro2. I highlighted the micro Joystick that can be used to select autofocus points. The X-T2 will have the SAME setup. That, to me, is one major ‘perceived negative’ out of the way.

A big deal is being made (mainly for the sake of sensationalism) that the eagerly awaited Fuji X-T2, to be announced July 7, 2016, will NOT have a touch screen.

I, for one, did NOT think the rear 3″ LCD would be touch screen. Why? Because the screen on the X-Pro2, announced in January 2016, is not touch screen. “We” all know that the X-T2 is meant to be a non-rangefinder (i.e., DSLR-like) version of the X-Pro2 — with more direct controls. And all the leaked data, e.g., number of autofocus points, supports that. So, why would the X-T2 have touch screen if the X-Pro2 did not?

For me the lack of touch screen is so big deal. Touch screens can be a pain. Having the micro Joystick to select AF points is a good compromise. It has the added advantage that you can use it, with your thumb, while looking through the viewfinder. Would be hard to do on the LCD since it will be pressed against your cheek.

Yes, touch screen would be nice when playing back images — both to move through them at the flick of a finger and to change ‘zoom’ using your fingers. But I can live without that. Plus not having ‘touch’ probably shaved $150 off the price.

So that is my take. IF I get a X-T2, and that is no longer a given, the lack of a touch screen will not bother me in the slightest.

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Are the 35mm & 50mm Options On The Rumored 23mm Fixed-Lens Fuji X200 Anything More Than ‘Digital Zoom’?

by Anura Guruge


From “The New Camera”. Use link below to access the original. Click image to ENLARGE and read here — especially the “35/50 (mm)” bullet, i.e., bullet 4 (highlighted).

Click here to access original at “The New Camera”.


Click to access this March 2016 YouTube video on the “Fuji X-T2 & X200” that also talks about the 35mm and 50mm lens ‘options’.

Six weeks ago when looking for a ‘compact’ Fuji to play second-fiddle to what I then thought would be the new Fuji X-T2 I did not consider the Fuji X100T, with its fixed 23mm lens, because 23mm (35mm FF) is bit too wide for me, especially when I can’t change lenses. Hence why I ended up with the Fuji X-E2s.

The rumors are that Fuji will announce a X200 in September, at ‘PhotoKina‘, after they get the much anticipated X-T2 announcement out of the way next week on July 7, 2016.

A number of people are claiming that the X200, in addition to a new 24MP sensor, will offer, built-in, electronic 35mm and 50mm lens options. What I can’t figure out is whether this will be something more fancy and sophisticated than just plain ‘Digital Zoom’. We all know the limitations of digital zoom. If it is but just digital zoom I would continue to have little interest in this camera.

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