X-pro: It's probably the first digital camera with a soul.

Started May 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
Geoffrey Kitt
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Re: X-pro: It's probably the first digital camera with a soul.
In reply to Doc_Holliday, May 8, 2012

Don't curse the focus speed. There is plenty of advice on this here and in other forums about how to get the speediest response. But this isn't a camera for shooting F1, though I'm discovering that it can do most other things.

The best tip I've seen is to forget about the half-press and fully trigger the shutter in a single movement. I've been doing this for a couple of days and it really seems to speed things up - and still achieves high precision focus - with the 18mm and 35mm lenses. This technique also works pretty well with the 60mm (though not in macro mode).

Not sure if I think it has a soul - but it certainly has a character that distinguishes the XP1 from every other camera I've used. And if you learn to work with it you will be richly rewarded.

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