Mbaris: Although xpro1 is really a magnificent camera, something with a soul, i have to admit focusing is a mess. Manual focus is slow and unintiutive, autofocus is slow and unreliable, it requires much convincing to make it take a shot really. Still, it is so much fun to use it.
Does the new zoom lens have a faster autofocus motor?
If I had a wish from Fuji for this platform, it would not be a full frame sensor (the sensor is really magnificent already, compared to my 5Dm2) or a zoom lens
It would be a lens with "USM" "FTM" equivalent features I really admire in practicality in my canon L lenses.
Thanks r butler, I've upgraded the firmware, and it almost feels like a new camera now. Much improved. I especially like the non linear focus ring behavior, it really helps.
A question, does the new lens still uses the focus-by-wire approach, or is there a (semi-)mechanical coupling to the focus ring? Latter would be really great, if technically possible.
I'm really happy with the 35mm, I think it is the size constraint in conjunction with the heavy elements that makes this glass a bit slow to focus, otherwise I have faster focusing lenses with heavier elements, but they are much bigger. I think the compromise is really acceptable for the quality and size of this lens. What I'm saying is it could've been a non issue, if the focus was mechanically coupled to the ring (like a Leica lens or canon l lens). I'm sure there is a very good technical reason for this, but one can dream, no?
abolit: Fuji does not have to refine their crappy cameras because you buy it no matter what. Unreliable focus, slow AF speed, "rangefinder" optical viewfinder which doesn't represent the actual frame. That's ridiculous the way the focus mark is moving around depending on distance to object. Fuji is experimenting new ideas which is great but you should not be victims trying to go around those quirks waiting for the next firmware that Fuji "kindly" provide one year later. If the purchasers were more demanding , Fuji wouldn't let themselves put your money to their pocket until they get all the bugs sorted out.
Well well, it is obvious that this camera is not for you, but please don't generalize. I like this camera so much that I rarely take my canon 5Dm2 outside my little home studio anymore. Probably they paid a lot for the royalties in that free firmware you see, I feel happy that they are committed and listening as a newcomer. This camera is really really magnificent, and the shortcomings actually make you think about your shots more. The outcome is really worth your trouble.
It feels almost like a different camera now, much better! Another annoying bug this camera still has is when you use large cards with lots of RAW files inside, the camera takes a lot of time to get ready when you turn it on. That is also better now.
Wishlist: since OVF has a digital screen overlay, why don't they use it to display image from the lens in a box in the center so that we can have pseudo rangefinder style manual autofocusing? The digital overlay seems bright enough. Is it a copyright issue or technical issue?
Although xpro1 is really a magnificent camera, something with a soul, i have to admit focusing is a mess. Manual focus is slow and unintiutive, autofocus is slow and unreliable, it requires much convincing to make it take a shot really. Still, it is so much fun to use it.