How do I know what I think, unless I read what I wrote....
UnitedNations: Too bad Fuji messed up their JPEG engine after the 1st generation X cameras(x100, x-e1, x-pro1). The rendering aesthetic, colour, & dynamic range of the newer 2nd & 3rd generation Fuji Cameras are all inferior now, & until Fuji fixes this I will not be buying another Fuji Camera. Just waiting to see what they do with the X-pro-2 now... Please bring back the OLD 1st generation JPEG engine & rendering aesthetics. Despite all these new performance related functions added to the x100t it will still never match the awe inspiring & mature rendering characteristics of the first generation x100. Ultimately image is what matters.
Can someone confirm or add insight on UnitedNations comment. I have a X100 and I have heard this criticism before. I held off on getting the X100s but would like the improvements on the X100T like faster and more accurate AF than my x100 and a few other improvements but not at the cost of crappy/watercolor muddy JPEG's…. any one want to add their expertise? BTW UnitedNations i am not questioning you, its just that I am not knowledgeable to confirm. If this is true then the same must apply to the XT-1 as well.
On top of the multiple firmware updates for my x100, and now this, makes my years old x100 purchase continue to get better- this is fantastic Customer Relations IMHO. All the more reason I will buy a XPII Full Frame, when it is released (fingers crossed). Go Fuji!
Alejandro del Pielago: X Pro 1 is slightly sharper and yields slightly better colors, even in raws.
So, do you want a little more job in PS??? I think that just in very big prints the difference should be noticed...
But, what about that EVF and the AF???? Can I live without the optical one and with a slower focus???
Beside that, the E1 is a beautiful temptation...
How would the XP1 offer better colors and be sharper? Its essentially the same camera with the same sensor. Only difference is XP1's OVF with the hybrid ability & the XP1 has no diopter & and no flash. Have not seen any test that shows the XP1 giving "sharper" images or better color....
this also sparks my curiosity of what the X-Pro2 will offer( being they are so close with the exception of the hybrid OVF and size) and when the XP2 will be announced......
still no fuji's and still no Aperture 4 upgrade.
Photomonkey: These comments are in line with every preview gallery I have seen. "These are not so great" What a piece of garbage" etc.
The real lesson maybe that at some relatively low level almost all cameras look "average" in the real world. It is up to the photographer to make them look exceptional. And an exceptional photographer can make most any camera look exceptional.
+1. Skill & content will prevail over the latest camera sensor/gadgetry.
A Fuji X-Pro II with:-Full frame sensor built on Fuji's X-Trans CMOS-Maintaining Hybrid OVF-Perfected AF with no lag-Perfected Manual Focus-$1999. USD
Ricccardo: Just a question: why is so difficult to find a wireless remote control on these fujifilm cameras?!Sony NEX-5.. has one, and it's so useful!
i hear the x-e1 has a wireless-see the fuji guys video on youtube- i saw it and I think it was mentioned\
danstern: all- as i am in the market- I rented an OMD last weekend and have a xpro coming this weekend to compare the IQ. Whats your guess on availability and your opinion on placing an order based on a preview? I am a little nervous of Fuji's past QC issues.... Thanks!
Photomonkey- Common sensed insight- i agree with your assumption on availability- Whats your opinion of ordering a camera without hands on? As you can see this is new to me-coming from film and buying first digital- Thanks in advance
all- as i am in the market- I rented an OMD last weekend and have a xpro coming this weekend to compare the IQ. Whats your guess on availability and your opinion on placing an order based on a preview? I am a little nervous of Fuji's past QC issues.... Thanks!
mytake: I wonder if we will ever see a "complete guide" for the Em5, like the ones Thom Hogan writes for Nikons?
FYI- I am renting the OMD this weekend and in preparation if I do purchase (after photokina) i found this book on amazon: David Busch's Olympus E-5 Guide to Digital SLR Photography [Paperback]David D. Busch (Author), Dan Simon (Author)
Way to go Dan Chung- nice to see some out of the box thinking. Shows talent + creativity + taking advantage of an opportunity = results. A few Picasso quotes come to mind: All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Also another: Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.
matt k: Now if only Fuji could make a full frame X10 with excellent auto and manual focusing....and a viewfinder similar to the Xpro.....then they would have something I'd be willing to pay $3000 for.
I agree on the added x20 feature/function. $3k. I dont think so.
whats your best guesstimate on range of prices?