Canon-F1 said:alipaulphotography said:My biggest issue with the G1X is the lens. I would much prefer a fast 1.4 than a zoom.
yeah there are so many who want fast f1.4 .... right....
but wait.... what focal lenght?
some may want 24mm, some 50mm.. and hey over there is a birder who needs 500mm. ;D
well i think you do not exactly see what (and for whom) this G1 X camera is. ;D
I think you didn't quite understand that I was just voicing my own opinion and needs.
The good thing is, both cameras are available.
I am going to need a 2nd body for next summers wedding season. It is very important for wedding photographers to have fast lenses and having a quiet unobtrusive camera is a big bonus. My plan was to buy a 5D mkII to compliment my 5D original for the improved ISO performance. Now with the fuji, (a small, quiet unobtrusive camera, with no sacrifice to quality) could be a more useful addition than the mkII.
G1X = General purpose camera for 'everything' shooting.
X-Pro 1 = All the perks of a dslr in a smaller lighter body.
I do think the X-Pro is overpriced by a good $300. I'm in the UK and we always get a bad deal with VAT. With the MKIII due anytime soon, I think the price of a body only MKII could actually be less than the X-Pro!
Now that would make a tough decision!
Anyone else in my position?