I have been shooting in theatre for over 30 years. All over the country. Not to bad an article. A couple of notes though. Fast 2.8 zooms are better than primes in this situation. Nothing slower. Depending on the type of production my slowest night is between 1,200 to 1,500 images. There is usually lots going on. I don't agree about shooting raw though. You need to be aware of what the lighting designer has done and go with the flow of the production and the design. This makes all the difference in your shooting. I do not think in 30 plus years I have use any setting other than manual and adjusted on the fly as the production evolves. There is a flow and a symetry to each production. If you have not watched a run through before shooting get a feel for the show, the flow of it. This will help you be successful in your shooting. If you would like more info just send me an email. Good shooting.
Wow day 2 with the x pro1 and I am thrilled. Hauled my Nikon D3 with the 70 -200 2.8 and the xpro 1 with the 18mm. Sharp clear images everyone under not ideal shooting conditions.
So, I am confused by this board of nay sayers. Unless your actually using the xpro 1 everyday and in pro like conditions then I think that you really have nothing to complain about. The camera has been everything I had hoped for and much more.
I Bought x pro1 today, 35mm & 18mm lens. Took it to a classical music photo shoot I had with the Mozart festival. I had the firm ware update. I also had my D3 as well, hust in case, but not needed as The xpro 1 was amazing. Crisp images, no chatter, high iso's no noise. First time out without any time to get to know the camera it was amazing!!
ManuelVilardeMacedo: A case of right concept and wrong execution, just like the X10 and X100. I wonder how Fujifilm has the nerve to ask such high prices for their flawed products. They may be potentially very good, and they're gorgeous, but ultimately cause the people at Fuji to make fools of themselves.
I disagree Fuji as with most manufactures take their time in releasing their products many testing hours spent. I too have tested the x pro1 and feel that the chatter was not a problem. Glad their addressing it. But not once did it slow me down.
junyo: This whole thing was blown way out of proportion. The 'lens chatter' didn't cause cancer. It didn't affect the camera's operation. It didn't degrade the images it was capable of producing. 'Oh how terrible, the camera makes a tiny noise, call the police!' The internet is a funny place, where a bunch of people (the majority of whom have probably never actually held the camera in question) whine and moan and call the camera/company a failure over what was essentially a cosmetic issue... and now are whining and moaning when they fixed it. No camera is perfect, and I'd rather deal with a company trying new paradigms and experimenting - and accepting the inevitable stumbles - over companies that produce very polished models that are are so polished because they're just a warmed over rehash of their last 57 models.
I too agree things on the web get blown out proportion by many that do not live in the real world.