Its images come close in quality to the EOS 5D Mark III over a wide range of ISO settings.
I took a look at the pictures and i can't follow this conclusion.
- Comparison 1 on page 2: roof with trees in the background. Look, how soft these trees are with the Fuji.
- Comparison 2 on page 2: 100% showing branches. Awful color fringing and softness with the Fuji
- Comparison 3 on page 2: the neighboorhood. Again: soft trees in the background. Low contrast.
- Comparison 4 on page 2: roofs and church. Soft roofing tiles
I wonder, how Martin can come to the conclusion above. In my opinion, the Fuji never comes close to the Canon. It's a nice camera, but the Canon is on a much higher level.
That's what I thought also. The Canon files clearly look better, with not just subtle differences. Sure the Fuji 35 f/1.4 would have been better, but Canon also has better lenses, i.e. 24 T-SE II, 24-70 II, 70-200 II, 85L II, etc..
I agree with your outlook..
..I also think that the lenses are fairly matched...but both cameras would improve with primes....
The Fuji should have more DOF...so what is all of this foreground and background softness...could be operator error?
The 5D3 is at another level IMHO, too.