Something a little different: Sports with the XPro-1

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Something a little different: Sports with the XPro-1
Jan 14, 2013

I read a lot of complaints about the shutter lag on the XPro-1, so when I found myself at the Australian Open I thought I would thought I'd have a play and see how it handled professional tennis. I was using the 60mm 2.4.

Just some basic impressions:

1) The lag really isn't much worse than my Canon 7D, and the focus accuracy actually seems better.

2) Follow focus is, of course, crap. It's fine for something like tennis where you have a pretty good idea where the subject is going to be, but I wouldn't want to try using it for motorsport.

3) 60mm doesn't really get you very close, so lots of cropping is needed. Luckily there is a lot of resolution to play with.

4) I love the high ISO abilities, and when the 70-200 arrives it should make a decent camera for sports, if a DSLR is not an option.

Anyway, some pics:



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