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x-pro1
« on: September 26, 2013, 08:18:34 AM »
is there a Canon shooter on CR that owns a Fuji x-pro1, im just after a opinion on the Fuji where you like it or not?
on a side note... would'n it be wonderful if Canon made a Camera like this or even better a full frame version, arghhhhhhhhhhhhh ;D
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« on: September 26, 2013, 08:18:34 AM »

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Re: x-pro1
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2013, 02:33:59 PM »
Buddy has one and loves it.  He is hassy shooter.

I would like to Canon make a similar camera, but don't expect to see it this decade

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Re: x-pro1
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2013, 03:32:54 PM »
I bought the X-E1 a month ago with the 18f/2, 35 f/1.4, 60 f/2.4 Macro, and 18-55 f/2.8-4 OIS.
I absolutely love it. I did something I've never done before...I took a vacation and left my 5DM3 at home.
This is my day-to-day camera for sure now. Obviously, the AF speed can't compare, but it's certainly fine for travel/street photography.

I am going to sell the 18mm f/2. It's only one stop wider than the zoom and is less sharp.

I don't get the appeal of the X-Pro1 over the X-E1. I would never use the optical viewfinder. The higher rez EVF of the X-E1 more than makes up for it. I want to see out the lens, either through a DSLR's mirror or through an EVF.
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Re: x-pro1
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2013, 05:00:22 PM »
is there a Canon shooter on CR that owns a Fuji x-pro1, im just after a opinion on the Fuji where you like it or not?
on a side note... would'n it be wonderful if Canon made a Camera like this or even better a full frame version, arghhhhhhhhhhhhh ;D

Well, I don't currently shoot Canon, but could always go back. :)

I'm madly in love with the Fuji gear I own.  XPro1, 14mm, 35mm,60mm.  I expect to make a few lens changes in the coming months, ending up with a kit of: 14mm, 23mm, 35mm, 56mm (+ Zeiss 100f2 vis adapter). 

What do I love about it?
1-I have the XP1 (with the 35mm usually) with me always. Yes, always.  No way I would carry a DLSR with me every day.  Incredibly light & small.
2-IQ is oh-so-close to 5d3
3-Street photography...I get shots & portraits that I simply would not get with a DSLR. Why not? Because a DSLR intimidates people impacting their expressions, DSLR draws attention and kills spontaneity, etc, etc.  Small mirrorless cameras are a revelation for street or documentary photography.
4- OVF (hybrid) is awesome
5- Back to #1...my amount of shooting and the enjoyment of photography has skyrocketed.

What's not to love about XP1 vs a DSLR?
1-slower AF...so if you're a demanding action shooter, forget it.
2-General operation is slower, but "fine".

80% of my shooting is Fuji now.  My Mamiya RZ67 ProII probably next, then D800.  Yep. :)

Fuji X-E2 is coming out in 3 weeks (Oct 18).  Fuji X100s is fantastic.

Sigma DP cameras have awesome IQ, but handling & AF is horrendous.

Sony RX1R is stellar, but expensive.  Olympus, Ricoh...lots of good options these days.


« Last Edit: September 26, 2013, 05:22:47 PM by jaduffy007 »

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Re: x-pro1
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2013, 09:14:44 PM »
If you are a pixel peeper, you should check these out... shot RAW and exported from LR full-size at JPG 85 Quality. Please let me know what you think:

35mm f/1.4 @1.4, ISO 200, LR tweaks to color, contrast, exposure:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bxu8IhRmJPZ2Y050M0xrdHpIRlE/edit?usp=sharing

35mm f/1.4 @1.4 ISO 3200, LR exposure pushed 2 stops, Highlights -100, no NR or other tweaks (shot in difficult fluorescent lighting):
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bxu8IhRmJPZ2N0hmLW9nZ3RSVlE/edit?usp=sharing

18-55 kit lens @3.2, 26.5mm, ISO 800, LR tweaks to exposure and color, no NR:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bxu8IhRmJPZ2Nzl1eVdJcFFUYWM/edit?usp=sharing

60mm f/2.4 Macro @2.4, ISO 200, no tweaks whatsoever (be sure to check out his moustache @100%):
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bxu8IhRmJPZ2bHFTbnd1Zkg0REE/edit?usp=sharing

EDIT: More
Kit lens @2.8, 18mm, ISO 200, no tweaks:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bxu8IhRmJPZ2X1VCUDQzVkQ3d1U/edit?usp=sharing

Same image as above but with LR Sharpening (Amount: 40, Detail: 75) and +28 Vibrance
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bxu8IhRmJPZ2TTI1LXpzd1M1Y0E/edit?usp=sharing

« Last Edit: September 26, 2013, 09:30:09 PM by bchernicoff »
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Re: x-pro1
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2013, 10:04:52 PM »

thanks for the replies>
the samples are great>
i've had my eye on the x-pro1 with 35/1.4 for ages and will one day pull the trigger> but should i wait for the x-pro2 or just get the x-pro1 any word when the v.2 is released???
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Re: x-pro1
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2013, 11:23:43 PM »
Image quality is excellent, size is delightful, but autofocus is not as speedy as on a good DSLR. Whether this matters depends on your style and subject matter.

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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2013, 11:23:43 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2013, 11:43:57 PM »

thanks for the replies>
the samples are great>
i've had my eye on the x-pro1 with 35/1.4 for ages and will one day pull the trigger> but should i wait for the x-pro2 or just get the x-pro1 any word when the v.2 is released???

There's a site called Fuji Rumours, indications on there say X-Pro2 late this year, early next year.

http://www.fujirumors.com/x-pro1-replacement-with-dual-processor-chip/

I'm also sitting waiting to see what this iteration brings, if FF, I'm in.
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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2013, 12:53:24 AM »
Its all been said above.  I also wanted an XPro1, but ultimately went with the X-E1 for two reasons.  The X-E1 has a diopter adjuster and I often switch between contact lenses and glasses.  The X-E1 also has an electronic cable release, which is useful for timelapse and remote triggering.    The X-E1 is a great camera, but occassionally I long for the optical viewfinder of the X-Pro1.  You really can't go wrong with either and its just a question of which features you want. 

The X-Pro2 and X-E2 should both have phase detection auto focus on the sensors, which should make their AF a little faster.  But don't be put off by old reviews calling them slow.  Recent firmware updates have moved them more responsive.  And that's one thing I like about Fuji.  They have put the effort in to improving pre-existing models.  They haven't held the good stuff back for future models to encourage people to upgrade.  Accordingly, they are generating a lot of goodwill amongst users. 
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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2013, 12:57:51 AM »
I'm also sitting waiting to see what this iteration brings, if FF, I'm in.

Is there any evidence or precedent or Fuji history or *anything* that gives the Fuji FF idea any weight?

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Re: x-pro1
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2013, 11:07:55 AM »
is there a Canon shooter on CR that owns a Fuji x-pro1, im just after a opinion on the Fuji where you like it or not?
on a side note... would'n it be wonderful if Canon made a Camera like this or even better a full frame version, arghhhhhhhhhhhhh ;D

Unless its lenses were limited to focal lengths suitable for pancake lenses, wouldn't FF rather defeat the point of such a camera?  Wouldn't their FF lenses have to be the same size/weight as everyone else's? 

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Re: x-pro1
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2013, 10:32:14 PM »
is there a Canon shooter on CR that owns a Fuji x-pro1, im just after a opinion on the Fuji where you like it or not?
on a side note... would'n it be wonderful if Canon made a Camera like this or even better a full frame version, arghhhhhhhhhhhhh ;D

Unless its lenses were limited to focal lengths suitable for pancake lenses, wouldn't FF rather defeat the point of such a camera?  Wouldn't their FF lenses have to be the same size/weight as everyone else's? 

good point :o

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Re: x-pro1
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2013, 06:05:56 PM »
Similar to bchernicoff, I added an X-E1 a few months ago. Love the old school controls and handling. Menus are  logical and well thought out. Since the mid-July firmware updates, the AF is much better (almost acceptable for routine action), but still not ready for prime time sport shooting. But that's not why I got it instead of a 70D. It's the weight! Compared to my 5DII, the Fuji colors SOOC are almost right where my 5DII RAWs end up through processing. I only shoot JPEGs with the X-E1 and am happy as a clam! And yes, the intimidation factor (or lack thereof) is real. People are much more comfortable around you when you're slinging this (little) thing. The 35mm 1.4 is sharp, sharp, SHARP. But the 18-55mm is no slouch. I never thought I would be running two systems, but here I go. In the end I will have a 14mm, 23mm, 35mm, 18-55mm and 55-200mm. I can see having just one Canon body and two zooms when it's all said and done.

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« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2013, 07:13:10 PM »
I have several months on both the X-Pro1 and X100s both of which are very impressive. OOC jpegs are truly amazing.  I have decided to keep both for day-to-day photog when lighting fast AF is not necessary and I need to travel light.

For action and sporting events I will continue to depend on the 1 DX.

BTW...the Fuji equipment replaced my 5DIII with no regrets. The only downside is that I am invested in two lens sets for different cameras
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Re: x-pro1
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2013, 08:36:56 PM »
Hi!

I'm a Canon user and have been for many, many years.

 I also own and shoot daily with a Fuji XE1 and XM1 along with Fuji AF lenses and legacy lenses from Minolta, Zeiss, Canon, Nikon and Voigtlander.   The Fuji line is a great camera for portraits, travel and PAD's.  The IQ is just amazing. 

My initial intent was to lighten my load, carry less lenses while minimizing my $ output and have more fun. Well, 3 out of 4 ain't bad.  This gear is much more affordable than, say, .... a $4,000 lens from Zeiss.  It has it's limitations but it also has some really great features.

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Re: x-pro1
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2013, 08:36:56 PM »