Hating the X 1 Pro.

Started Apr 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Robert Holloway
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Hating the X 1 Pro.
Apr 28, 2012

Over the last 15 days I have struggled to try and match the Fuji with my shooting needs. Today I decided to return the camera to Amazon.

As a parting shot we took the camera onto the beach near our office along with our two German Shepherds. It was another frustrating session grappling with AF, the camera desire to switch away from OVF, losing the lens cap for the nth time and missing so many shots.

My girlfriend and i agreed that the Canon's would have had a better hit rate.

Tonight we looked through the shots.

"Best set you've taken" my GF
"The best shots you've taken of me in ages" my GF
"The color and skin tones are epic" My GF
"The detail - so much cleaner than the 5D2" My GF

I hate the Fuji and I love it even more. I hate the mess ups I make, I love the shots it gives me.

Final comment. i handed the camera to my GF and she just loved the form versus the Canon's. Instant joy!

This is one steep learning curve after many years of heavy DSLR usage. Muscle memory is non existant, my speed with the camera is slow. I'm a clumsy fumbler. There's no RAW. But the Fuji keeps delivering shots that leave us breathless.

I'm simultaneously frustrated and in awe. I cannot give up on this camera. the issue is me.


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