OK. It (85mm) is done. Looking forward to the 135mm F2 and/or the 135mm F2.8 Soft.
sneakyracer: Colors are awful in these sample images. I guess that has nothing to do with the lens but still. Ugly. The lens however seems to have very nice bokeh and is sharp. Very promising.
Colors are not my taste. No monitor problem here. Some of them are OK though. Some I would not publish. Again that's me. Skin color is important when we see a portrait lens.
Wonder days are over. Just another camera. A good one though. I do not understand the whiners about lack of lenses. I made a "thought experiment" and came up with this list: Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS, Sony Zeiss E 24mm F1.8 ZA, Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS, Sony Zeiss E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS or the Sony E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS, and the Zeiss Touit T* 2.8/12 mm, Zeiss Touit 1.8/32 mm, Zeiss Touit Makro 2.8/50 mm, or the Sigma 2.8 / 19 mm DN, Sigma 2.8/30mm DN, Sigma 2.8 / 60 mm DN. (See how many OSS lenses!) I would keep an APS-C DSLR though for sports/wildlife shooting with say a 70-300 lens
The megapixel race is now announced to be over.
RPJG: "However, the +/- exposure compensation button on the top plate doesn't work in M mode"
How does something like that get past the QA and "common sense check" processes? Seems ludicrous.
Unfortunately Canon does not have a sophl ISO auto mode. But still I think manual override is just fine and make you think which parameter to change. Anyway this is not a big deal and can live with.
Why would you need it in M mode? You can choose A, S, ISO as you wish. There is a scale you know.
It is not just the look, but more the feel, when you hold it, manipulate with the knobs and wheels, check out the VF and the menu, so try it. And then if the camera and the price fits you, you buy it. Actually, for instance, the Olympus XA was great, because the looks and feel (and size) was all exceptionally good. And it had no weather sealing. This classic look is more a fashion thing though, but it works in sales, so I do not mind. The message is: try before you buy!
elefteriadis alexandros: Any serious photographer know that one of the core aspect in photography is DOF control and in small format is not only unachievable but also the picture look flat because the equal mm is low compare to biger format.The lowest format for acceptable resalts is full frame and even and this is the lower limits.Its time to move in medium format. The technology is ready.Nothing to see here.
Very well put! (Sarcasm)
Great achievement of miniaturization in the footsteps of Sony. There is no room for weather sealing, no complain is necessary on that. Ample luxury additions for the mainstream shooters (jpeg shooters). Á la bloatware. Although if you like on site laboratory (Raw development and tweaking) you do have one. Not good enough screen for the purpose though. For me these artsy modes are gimmicks. Girlish size and looks, but small size and, well, relatively light weight for traveling. IQ getting close to that of yesterdays APS-C sensors. What about AF speed and accuracy? no info yet I know of.
Dr_Jon: Can I suggest using the X-Pro2 as an opportunity to compare Raw converters and how well they do with X-Trans. It would be an interesting article. A starting point:http://chromasoft.blogspot.it/2013_03_01_archive.htmlMentioned as you do use ACR/LR which aren't even close to state-of-the-art for X-Trans (although quite representative of what the users are playing with I guess, which could be as no-one is doing much testing).
I'd also be very interested in a benchmark/test/whatever for high ISO noise reduction. Everyone does loads of it these days, most not that well (okay, I'm fussy). How about a test that measures artefacts and detail reduction, even if only showing visual examples to the user. (I may be alone in not seeing nice clean areas of even tone being okay in return for the detail getting nuked though.) Looking at some of the high ISO Fuji samples, which vary between good and quite bad for noise processing, prompted this BTW.
In my opinion every manufacturer must have the best of the best raw converter for their camera's images. They just gotta have it because it is as important as their jpeg engine, or even more. (And actually it is their out-of-camera jpeg engine.)
Capture NX-D is pretty good actually, just I'm too lazy to use it.
X-PRO2 sensor is on par with the better APS-C sensors. I do not see anything exceeding the present trend (mainly Sony sensors). I do not see some special magic of the sensor in these pictures.
If Adobe can handle raws well, I do not care about in-camera magic anyways.
X-Pro2 is the contemporary Leica M. Not less, and not more. (more or less)
My everyday carry cameras are the either Nikon Coolpix A or Nikon 1 V2. I am more into color, that is why it is not a GR. And actually the two together was costing me as much as one GR. (refurbished and/or demo model). The success of the APS-C GR is very much coming from its tradition, and its wellknown use by Japanese masters. But for me the future replacement of my everyday carry is more an X70 than anything else. Very promising features, unobtrusive style and coming with the IQ of the XT1.
It would be the highest pleasure to have a GF670 style digital rangefinder fixed lens camera. Another would be a GX680 style digital technical piece, what I am not interested in, but some very much would be.
The more negative greetings a camera gets from trolls, it looks more promising against the competitors. SX70 gets a lot. GRII is much afraid of X70 (the many troll exclamations reveal that). Coolpix A is apparently dying. All three cameras are great in their niche (a small one though). Competition may grow a niche market. Do not worry. Trollmates.
codeNsnap: Love the option of having 35mm and 50mm digital zoom option. Thinking of getting this with a Voigtlander 35mm Viewfinder for a super compact 35mm setup. Does anyone know if the back LCD can be turned off when using a hot-shoe optical viewfinder?
No point in putting crop mode into raw. Otherwise the perspective and field curvature of a 28mm lens will never be like a 50mms, however you crop it.
tecnoworld: How is this better than, say, a samsung nx500 with the 30mm f2 lens on it?
I am torn between NX500 with prime lens and X70. I think I will keep my coolpix A until making up.
tecnoworld: It's so bad seeing all these new cameras coming out with much lower specs compared to samsung nx1, and at the same time seeing nx1 being phased out by dumb samsung.
The price of 700 or 800 dollars needs a clarification. Why does the press release says 700 and then Amazon taking pre-orders for 800 dollars? 700 looks like a very reasonable launch price, and the 800 is shooting towards the Coolpix A's launch price, which sales actually never flew. 700 is competitive with the GRII. So let's wait.
Dear DPreview. It would be very nice to start reviewing flash gear. Could be very interesting for many, if doing it in an innovative way (as it is usual from DPR).