JimP101

JimP101

Lives in United Kingdom New Forest, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.jimpascoe.co.uk
Joined on Jun 3, 2008

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On First Impressions: Using the Fujifilm X-Pro1 article (228 comments in total)
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samhain: I recently bought the x100 in spite of all the 'camera forum experts' negative commentary about it's poor autofocus and all it's problems... And it was one of the best gear buying decisions I've ever made. The AF is extremely capable(even for fast moving subjects). And the firmware updates just keep improving it. Since acquiring the x100, my dslr's haven't seen the light of day & I'm in no hurry to get the xpro-1. Eventually I'll pick one up.
By all reports I've read, the xpro-1's AF is faster than the x100(and will get faster with fw updates). Of course it will be a problem for some, but doesn't make me shy away one bit.
As for manual focusing- I wouldn't bother with the Fuji fly-by-wire lenses. I'll just mount Leica, Contax, Zeiss or Pentax FA ltds((43mm & 77mm), end of story.
So for me- AF speed: not a problem. Manual focus: not a problem. Image quality, High ISO, size, build & price: definitely not a problem.
Looks: better than anything out there(except Leica).

Not sure I follow your logic here. The APS sensor has more depth of field at any given f-stop then FF, which I should have thought in general would be MORE useful for landscape and less useful for portraits.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2012 at 15:11 UTC
On First Impressions: Using the Fujifilm X-Pro1 article (228 comments in total)
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samhain: I recently bought the x100 in spite of all the 'camera forum experts' negative commentary about it's poor autofocus and all it's problems... And it was one of the best gear buying decisions I've ever made. The AF is extremely capable(even for fast moving subjects). And the firmware updates just keep improving it. Since acquiring the x100, my dslr's haven't seen the light of day & I'm in no hurry to get the xpro-1. Eventually I'll pick one up.
By all reports I've read, the xpro-1's AF is faster than the x100(and will get faster with fw updates). Of course it will be a problem for some, but doesn't make me shy away one bit.
As for manual focusing- I wouldn't bother with the Fuji fly-by-wire lenses. I'll just mount Leica, Contax, Zeiss or Pentax FA ltds((43mm & 77mm), end of story.
So for me- AF speed: not a problem. Manual focus: not a problem. Image quality, High ISO, size, build & price: definitely not a problem.
Looks: better than anything out there(except Leica).

I think the manual focus problem is more to do with the difficulty of focussing when the lens automatically stops down to a smaller stop than you want to shoot at. Have you tried it at say f8 - almost impossible. The GH2 I have is a joy to focus manually. I'm sure they will sort this out though

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2012 at 08:18 UTC
On Preview:panasonicdmcgx1 (318 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: At last, a camera I could care less about. Two thumbs down.

Bring on the NEX-7

Buy an NEX 7 then. I cannot understand on this forum why so many people are so obsessed with the brand name of their cameras. There are so many varieties of cameras and formats almost anyone should be able to find something to suit. You may have no existing m43 lenses so the Sony might be a good option for you. I have five m43 lenses so the GX1 might be of interest whereas the Sony will not. Why even comment if the camera is of no interest to you.?

Posted on Nov 7, 2011 at 13:56 UTC
On Preview:panasonicdmcgx1 (318 comments in total)
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frosti7: Its a G3 witought EVF and tilt LCD? and this is considered the “X” pro line?
just take the entry level cameras, make them worse, and sell it as PRO line?

Who runs that company?

But who really cares what they call it? If you want a built in EVF or tilt LCD buy the G3 or GH2. If you want smaller buy a GF3 or GX1. I can't see what the problem is. It is just a name.

Posted on Nov 7, 2011 at 13:49 UTC
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