lxcellent: Anyone else think this thing looks over-engineered. This is not the classic looking clean lines of Nikon manual bodies of the past. Too bad.
I do buy cameras based on looks. Of course that is not the only criterion, but I cannot imagine that anyone who is into image making does NOT buy based on looks to some degree. Aesthetics is our bread and butter.
Anyone else think this thing looks over-engineered. This is not the classic looking clean lines of Nikon manual bodies of the past. Too bad.
This is an ugly camera. I know that you should not judge a book by its cover, but why not make it look more like the classic rangefinder like they did in the LX1. Shoot. Follow Fuji's lead on this.
...and yes, the way a tool looks DOES make a difference!
So where is it? I am chomping at the bit. I am writing from the east coast of the US where it is 8:46 AM on the 25th. Anybody have it yet?
Sorry...for the X-E1.
Ganondorf: What the hell does un-damped mean??
It lacks the smooth (slight resistance) focusing rotation that we used to get when using manual focusing lenses in the the 1970s...
Chekr: @photo nuts
The fact is that kayone was not correct in his assertion. You being a sheep, jumped on the bandwagon and are now criticizing the author for something that he did actually get right.
You can apologize at any time.
I really urge you to apologize yourself, Chekr. Please. Your ill-conceived comments are embarrassing for humanity. I know that this sounds mean, but your comments are so baseless and rude that I don't know how else to respond.
lxcellent: If you are interested, I reviewed this camera over the weekend and posted my review here:
Given the drop in price of the X-Pro1, you also might want to read my review of that camera here:
Just changed it. Sorry 'bout that, bud.
If you are interested, I reviewed this camera over the weekend and posted my review here:
jj74e: the problem for me with this camera is that it is fuji's budget camera, but it still costs as much as panasonic's flagship, the gh2, which arguably will probably do a lot of things much better- weather sealed, AF, the plethora of video features, OLED screen and EVF, and more.
the x-e1 sure looks nice...but if they had to use a low spec LCD just to keep the costs down, you have to wonder what else is making it so expensive compared to so many other great cameras around the same price point.
sure its sensor is unique and it looks pretty...but uniqueness doesn't command 100% superior IQ, and looks only go so far. it's a good camera until you look at the prices for other great cameras.
You really ought to look at my blog entry that compares the GH2 to a recently rented Fuji X-Pro1. There is no comparison in terms of image quality and build. Also, my GH2 is NOT weather sealed.
I wish they would commit more resources to making and delivering X-E1 bodies in black.
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