X-Pro1, camera with no market. No sports, low light, not small

Started Apr 3, 2012 | Discussions thread
theswede
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Re: Be cool, but then they couldn't make $ off lens sales
In reply to JackM, Apr 9, 2012

JackM wrote:

A faux style is the whole point of the camera?

Yep. Size, form factor and controls, but not the limiting mechanical design locking you in on lense design.

You really don't understand what a rangefinder does.

I really do, or I wouldn't say what I say about them.

It is manual focus for dummies . Seriously, it makes MF very easy and precise. As it is, the XP1 basically has no good way to manually focus.

For those who have mastered it, sure.

It is a simple and elegant mechanical solution to the problem.

It is a complex and hard to trim in mechanical solution limiting the camera to a specific kind of lenses.

No I didn't, it's easy. I took this test shot the day I inherited the camera:

Nice action shot, really showing you immediately mastered low light focusing of moving subjects!

If the slow AF fails, and I have no good way to MF, I don't see how.

If it wasn't for if, I'd be the king of Persia. Learn the tool and you'll know its actual limitations instead of making ones up based on how easy it was to shoot statues with a rangefinder.

Jesper

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