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On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2453 comments in total)

I'm not sure why you dismiss the ISO control so quickly. It doesn't take so much more dexterity than other physical controls, it's just a different technique. My own view is that it's much easier than the X-T1's ISO dial, the latter requiring you to either reach across the top of the camera with your right hand or temporarily support the camera's weight with your right hand while changing ISO with your left. The X-Pro2 ISO dial is right where it should be, where it can be controlled with the right hand. The lift and turn action is one that many of us mastered decades ago with film cameras. I've found it smooth and quick thus far, and have not wound up turning the shutter speed dial by mistake (but then my SS is often set to Auto, locking it into place unless I push the button).

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 14:23 UTC as 20th comment
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2453 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: If this had been released before the GX8 and PEN-F, it would have been an exciting camera. Now, it is just another rangefinder like camera with fairly ordinary features.

Is it worth the weight/wait?

In what sense is either of them "rangefinder like"? My impression was that they are "live view" EVF only cameras like the X-T1. Moving the EVF to the side doesn't make them any more rangefinder like. Can you see through their OVFs with the camera turned off, like with the X-Pro2? That's the best test of whether a camera is genuinely rangefinder like.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 13:17 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2453 comments in total)
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ecxs: I would have given this camera a gold award just for the improved autofocus alone. I had the xpro1 and now have the xpro2. The speed improvement and reliability is just worlds away. Of course I understand there are other cameras to compare it with other than the the xpro1. Just my humble O.

TIP: Display the full image electronic live view in the little rangefinder tab that pops up in the OVF. That way you can effectively use your 14mm with the OVF and also monitor the small portion of the image that lies outside the OVF window.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 13:02 UTC
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