Kudos to Fujifilm from a Canon user & a question

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Nello
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Kudos to Fujifilm from a Canon user & a question
May 21, 2012

Ok the other day I went to my local photography store on lunch break and I saw a Fujifilm X-Pro1 sitting there; I couldn't help starring at it while ignoring everything else and completely forgot I went there for Canon stuff LOL

I was just blown away by the retro looks even though i've seen pics of it and read the preview here, but in real life is even better! I asked the guy if I could play with it for a while and as soon as I hold it...maaaaan this thing feels SOLID and high quality

It had a 35mm f1.4 lens on it w aperture ring which brought back SOOOO many childhood memories of me playin w my dad's camera and the aperture ring

Gotta say that even if it was the 1st time handling 1, after literally seconds I felt home..the aperture ring and shutter speed dial makes everything sooooo easy.

The sales guy was kind enough to let me take a few shots outside and I had a blast! the AF was pretty good, although inside the store it hunted a bit when goin' from distant objects to really closer ones.

Gotta say that I have no idea what settings the camera had for the AF. I was already imagining myself walking the streets and take candid shotz w this set-up.

I was really really really tempted to buy 1 I swear, but then the thought of havin thousands of € in Canon gear stopped me! If I didn't need the fast tracking AF for wildlife and racing I would've dropped all my gear for this thing.

Now the QUESTION: could anyone point me to some good photo galleries / photographer website with the X-Pro1??

I'm thinkin' of tryin to convince my wife to get 1 since she likes taking photos but always uses the iPhone 4 and apps w filters & all

That way I can also get my handz on it while make it seem like i'm pushin' her to explore her talent LOL

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In reply to Nello, May 21, 2012

Check out:

http://markhilliardatelier.wordpress.com/

I have about 5 posts there now about the X Pro 1 and several of them are quite long with several galleries of images from this camera!

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In reply to Nello, May 21, 2012

Many shots in the following links were taken with the X-Pro1:

http://roel.me/fujifilm-x100-and-x-pro1-on-assignment-in-china/

http://roel.me/?gallery=asia

Also, I have been using the X-Pro1 since February 2012 (Fujifilm hired me to shoot some promotional images with a pre-production camera - now I have my own production unit). You can read about my experience(s) here:

http://roel.me/fujifilm-x-pro1-additional-thoughts/

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Roël
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In reply to Nello, May 21, 2012

I am also a Canon (5D and 5D MK II) user and bought the Fuji X100 a bit over a year ago and added the X-Pro 1 about 3 month ago.

The 5D's now only get out very seldom for special jobs that the Fujis would have a hard time dealing with (focal length, flash or AF restrains). I was actually thinking of buying a 5D MK III but the X-Pro 1 somehow fit better to what I'm currently doing.

There are plenty of good photographers out there with the X-Pro 1. This site is a pretty good collection of infos and photos from the X-Pro 1: http://www.scoop.it/t/fuji-x-pro1?page=1

And good thing that you have all the Canon gear. A lens adaptor will connect your Canon lenses for some MF fun to the Fuji:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1020&message=41474547
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http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1020&message=41507540

And finally, here is a link to my X-Pro 1 images on Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=fuji+x-pro&w=7916657%40N02&s=int

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smatty wrote:

And good thing that you have all the Canon gear. A lens adaptor will connect your Canon lenses for some MF fun to the Fuji:

It won't be that much fun because, as the OP knows, you cannot change the aperture on Canon lenses. They have no aperture ring. It is possible to set the aperture on you Canon camera, remove the lens and then attach it to the X-Pro1 via an adaptor but you will be stuck at that aperture.

The manual focus fun will come when the M-mount adapter arrives. I think a lot of people are waiting to see what the Fujifilm M-mount adapter offers. In the meantime, people are opting for third-party mounts. It is to be hoped the Fujifilm version brings something extra to the table.
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Nello wrote:

Now the QUESTION: could anyone point me to some good photo galleries / photographer website with the X-Pro1??

Not sure whether my work qualifies as good.. but you are welcome to take a look:

http://www.boxedlight.com/xp1/index.htm

I am extremely impressed with this camera.. my 60mm should arrive today.

The XP1 is a high ISO winner and the quality of the images right out of the camera beats what my 5D MKII was producing..and I was using L glass.

If you are looking for super fast AF, you will not find it on the XP1 but everything else about the camera is great in my opinion.

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Calvin Palmer wrote:

It won't be that much fun because, as the OP knows, you cannot change the aperture on Canon lenses. They have no aperture ring. It is possible to set the aperture on you Canon camera, remove the lens and then attach it to the X-Pro1 via an adaptor but you will be stuck at that aperture.

Yes I know and I think I was the first one who posted about the EF-XF adaptor here (see the two links in my post).

It would be nice to have the aperture ring controll, but I usually shoot wide open and the lack of aperture control does not post a big problem for me. The Canon lenses I tried on the X-Pro 1 did pretty good wide open. But I will probably stop the EF 85 and EF 135 down to f/2.8 when I use them with the Fuji and just take along my ND filters for bright sunlight situations.

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Re: Kudos to Fujifilm from a Canon user & a question
In reply to Nello, May 21, 2012

http://zackarias.com/for-photographers/gear-gadgets/ummm-maybe-ummm-yes-fuji-x-pro-1-review/

Check out the photo of "Gabby and the Cabbie." This guy's stuff is remarkable plus he gives a solid balanced review.

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In reply to James M Hilliard, May 21, 2012

Maaan I truly enjoyed the shots! specially the lightning 1s and the waterfalls!

I can totally relate to wat u wrote about feelin' comin' home when using the X-Pro1!

James M Hilliard wrote:

Check out:

http://markhilliardatelier.wordpress.com/

I have about 5 posts there now about the X Pro 1 and several of them are quite long with several galleries of images from this camera!

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Nello wrote:

Maaan I truly enjoyed the shots! specially the lightning 1s and the waterfalls!

Thanks, I have a lot of fun with this new system and continue to push the bounds with it!

I can totally relate to wat u wrote about feelin' comin' home when using the X-Pro1!

James M Hilliard wrote:

Check out:

http://markhilliardatelier.wordpress.com/

I have about 5 posts there now about the X Pro 1 and several of them are quite long with several galleries of images from this camera!

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In reply to newlens, May 21, 2012

Those China shots r beautiful Roel! You guyz r pushin' me over the edge

I read both of ur articles and it seems to match my 1st impressions of the camera.

newlens wrote:

Many shots in the following links were taken with the X-Pro1:

http://roel.me/fujifilm-x100-and-x-pro1-on-assignment-in-china/

http://roel.me/?gallery=asia

Also, I have been using the X-Pro1 since February 2012 (Fujifilm hired me to shoot some promotional images with a pre-production camera - now I have my own production unit). You can read about my experience(s) here:

http://roel.me/fujifilm-x-pro1-additional-thoughts/

Cheers,
Roël
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In reply to Nello, May 21, 2012

Thanks for your kind words.

I'm pretty fond of the X-Pro1... there are a couple minor things that drive me crazy, but otherwise, it has proven to be a solid performer. IQ is second to no camera in its class.

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Nello wrote:
Those China shots r beautiful Roel! You guyz r pushin' me over the edge

I read both of ur articles and it seems to match my 1st impressions of the camera.

newlens wrote:

Many shots in the following links were taken with the X-Pro1:

http://roel.me/fujifilm-x100-and-x-pro1-on-assignment-in-china/

http://roel.me/?gallery=asia

Also, I have been using the X-Pro1 since February 2012 (Fujifilm hired me to shoot some promotional images with a pre-production camera - now I have my own production unit). You can read about my experience(s) here:

http://roel.me/fujifilm-x-pro1-additional-thoughts/

Cheers,
Roël
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In reply to Nello, May 21, 2012

Welcome to the slippery slope.
This is an excellent blog:
http://primejunta.blogspot.com/...2012/03/camera-pr0n-fuji-x-pro-1-first.html

Petteri Sulonen writes well. For me does a good job of articulating how the Xpro-1 works. If more potential users acquainted themselves with Petteri's blog entries about this camera there would be far less sturm and drang.

I'm a long time Canon user, still have my gear but not sure how much I'll use it now.

Note: This is not a camera for everyone!
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In reply to framus, May 23, 2012

For me, these links characterize what the Xpro-1 is good for:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1020&message=41581301
-Framus

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In reply to Nello, May 23, 2012

how about the X-100, keep your SLR and get that...

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