JohnMatrix: OMG, this is awful. Whoever dreamt up this idea needs sacking. Seriously, four days in that venue? Four days!! And the best those two 'Pros' came up with was a few 'snapshots' to show off Fuji's new flagship mirrorless cam? And what made it worse was that Fuji thought it OK to make a big deal of the fact that those images had to be PP'd to make them look half decent. Not a great advert for Fuji's new flagship cam. Fuji should ask for their money back, and then get some new marketing people.
And dpr need to rename this news item:
"First full-res Fujifilm X-Pro1 images appear, and then disappear, on the web"
JohnMatrix,Actually these were images from the very first day! They have three more days of usage with the Fuji and as they get more familiar with the system, I'm sure that will be evident.
muzz63: Geez, and I thought that dpreview was "the thinking person's" photography forum. I certainly haven't seen this volume of ill-informed and otherwise pointless remarks made in any other posts on this site before.
These guys have a great body of work behind them which I'm sure would stand up against any of their detractors here. They have been given a camera each to use for 4 days and have been taken out by Fuji to have fun and experiment with them under a variety of circumstances to see how they shape up in their opinion. As a matter of course, Christian has shared some of his thoughts on his blog as usual and has put up a few pics. He's never put himself forward as a reviewer so I don't know why people expect anything more than what he's done.
I'm sure he's really happy that this site has linked to it so a whole bunch of whiners can all go over and crash his server while you dump on him. As for viruses, I haven't found any and I've checked all day.
What can I say Muzz? Too many folks are just whingers. However, I wouldn't throw out the baby with the bath water and say this was DPReview's fault, just too many people thinking that a lump of clay (raw file) was a finished goblet.
theswede is right. Anyone who has been to Quorn South Australia knows it is not photogenic in overcast skies, especially in the dead of summer, which is what it is right now. The fact that Christian put out these images was to demonstrate the sharpness and tonal range of the camera, not what he was able to do post-processing (which is on his blog, btw).
As far as Michael Coyne's image of the shearing, I find it quite remarkable that the camera was able to attain the levels of detail it did in such a challenging environment. Shearing sheds are dark, hot , smelly places and incredibly difficult to get good images in.