Fuji announces new firmware for X-E1, X-E2 and X-T1 and new macro extension tubes

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  1. HF says:

    The extension tubes don’t get you to 1:1:
    not even with the 60mm macro lens.
    I personally sold the Fuji XT1, because I didn’t like the control layout (buttons too small, takes to much time to change ISO, shutter speed etc.). Initially it didn’t bother me, but after I while, being used to DSLR control schemes it was a pain for me. I will go with the new A7ii instead.

    • Thanks for the comment HF. Don’t forget that you can stack the tubes and thus increase maginication further. I liked X-T1 from that brief encounter but that is always subjective of course. Good luck with A7II. After owning A7, A7r, A7s, A6000, NEX 7 and NEX 5N for many years, I feel a bit tired of my role of guinea pig. Their PSP like user interface doesn’t make me happy either, but they have great sensors for sure.

      • HF says:

        For me the A7ii is my leisure camera, to play around. We have the D810 and D610 for the rest, both working flawlessly with a plentora of lenses and accessories. I like using the OMD for hand-held macros, but noise often becomes an issue if flash is not allowed (e.g. in botanic gardens). The A7ii with upcoming 90mm macro wi very nice in this respect.

        • Hi HF,
          We have similar set-ups. For the macro, it all depends in my opinion on the desired magnification. 16mpx on MFT represents highest pixel density among those system cameras, except for the Nikon 1 and maybe Pentax Q. But putting those “smaller” sensors aside, MFT might give the largest magnification to resolution ratio, but at the same time lowest SNR. It mean that up to the ISO 200-400, you might have most detail from OMD in some occasions.

          A7ii will be most probably good camera, but I expected Sony to first consider some improvements that some users were asking for – such as uncompressed RAW, better senosr topping coating to reducse sensor reflection, minimum shutter speed settings (in A mode e.g.), AF from A6000, etc. before they introduce new technologies such as IBIS. Weak battery life will now be even worse, and IBIS is not magical technology anyway. It also might involve some early application problems, and I am really curious to see how it will work in combination with OSS lenses.


  1. November 28, 2014

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