The updates went great on my X-Pro1. After reading about 1000 forum comments over the last month I have concluded that most of the naysayers out there are arm-chair-generals who have never even held the camera or owned one, (or they're just whiners). AF is a little slow compared to my D700 but only in some situations. I'm sure it will get faster with future updates however in the meantime I have gotten several action shots of my kids after only a days practice. I'm lovin' the IQ on this thing and the lightweight rangefinder handling is so refreshing.
Earthlight: Internal system error called 5D MkIII?
What's the price of a MkIII over there?
michael2011: Images look pretty good now. Even better than the 1024px on Flickr, I might say. Will be interesting to see how this affects Flickr's popularity.
I'm going to stick with uploading to Flickr and then just sharing with my Facebook account. I curse at the Facebook UI every time I go on there so it would take a LOT to get me to stop using Flickr.
Why are there no up close photos of People??? I know I'm not the only one out there who takes pictures of people.
I can see that oil paint filter being a lot of fun. I'll use it for making comic books as it looks more cartoon like than oil paint like; IMO.
Glad I just bought CS5 a week ago! Will I have to pay again for CS6 or will they feel sorry for me and give me a free upgrade once the beta is over, (as is the policy with Proshow Producer from Photodex?)
I just spent all day yesterday out with my 2 young kids enjoying the weather. Had my D700 with my Nikkor 80-200mm and 50mm with me. I kept thinking to myself "I wish I had that new Olympus; I wish I had that new Olympus". That's because my DSLR kit was overkill to say the least. I do have times when I need its full capabilities but yesterday wasn't one of them. This Olympus would have done an excellent job of it and it would have been so much easier on me and my poor right arm. With that said, I'm going to go bedazzle my Facebook friends with these images of my kids.
gl2k: Does ANYONE still shoot during daytime ?
According to all those tests and high iso talking I assume that the photographic community has turned to a nocturne society.
At least I do about 95% of my photographic work under good to fair light conditions. Am I a dying breed ? Seems so ...
I rarely if ever shoot above iso 6400, but then again I use mostly fast glass. There's a lot of slow glass out there and high-iso capability can help out a lot. Don't forget macro work either, it requires a very stepped down lens to achieve decent DOF. This can be overcome with a macro flash setup but not everyone has that equipment, or if they have it, they don't have it with them.
After seeing this camera and these images I think it's time to invest in a 4/3 system. IQ looks very good now and in a few years, new bodies will be producing excellent results. Just wish they had a faster zoom in the lineup. I'll make do with the nice primes as that is what I usually shoot with now anyhow. The best camera is the one you have with you and this one will be coming with me a lot more places than my D700.