Ray12666

Ray12666

Joined on Jan 29, 2012

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On Fujifilm X-Pro1 preview (757 comments in total)
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Ray12666: I waited for the release of the x100, checked out the reviews and decided against it. I waited for the release of the x10, same result. I waited for the xpro-1 anticipating it would finally be the digital version of my beloved Contax G2. I am tired of waiting, and just about give up on Fuji. Think I will wait for the reviews of the Olympus OMD 5 digital. In the meantime I will lug around my Nikon D700, although heavy it produces great photos and is full frame. Maybe someday, someone will come out with a proven rangefinder type digital. I did look into the Leica M9 but it is just a little too expensive for the camera and associated lens, not to mention a lack of auto-focus..........

I figured if I keep waiting someone will come out with something that at least just operates like my Contax G2. I still use the G2, have the film processed onto a digital format and then play around with it in phtotshop. Would much rather stop spending money on the film.
Take heart, something will come along, hopefully soon?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2012 at 03:32 UTC
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1364 comments in total)

I am waiting for the camera to come out, then waiting for all the individual reviews and also the DPE review. If all comes out positive I will buy this unit, I have a D700 which works great and I have about 9 lens for, however it is not an everyday carry around camera.

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 at 18:56 UTC as 19th comment
On Fujifilm X-Pro1 preview (757 comments in total)

I waited for the release of the x100, checked out the reviews and decided against it. I waited for the release of the x10, same result. I waited for the xpro-1 anticipating it would finally be the digital version of my beloved Contax G2. I am tired of waiting, and just about give up on Fuji. Think I will wait for the reviews of the Olympus OMD 5 digital. In the meantime I will lug around my Nikon D700, although heavy it produces great photos and is full frame. Maybe someday, someone will come out with a proven rangefinder type digital. I did look into the Leica M9 but it is just a little too expensive for the camera and associated lens, not to mention a lack of auto-focus..........

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2012 at 23:25 UTC as 63rd comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X-Pro1 preview (757 comments in total)
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kevin camera: got my x pro 1 today and i really enjoy using it. this is not your traditional point and shoot and not your good ol' dslr... it's something completely different.

this camera is not for you if you're looking for a point a shoot mirrorless. in fact, the x pro 1 should not be confused with the other "mirrorless" cameras (gx1, g1x or e-m5)

I have a Contax G2 and still use it along with a Nikon D700, both great cameras in their own right. If this camera turns out to be a digital G2 to rival Leica, it is for me. This is the most excited I have been about a camera in decades.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2012 at 05:08 UTC
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1364 comments in total)
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Ray12666: While the camera appears to be able to do most of what I would want to do, and the size is very good, the lens supplied seems rather long for such a small camera? Will the other olympus mini 4/3 lens fit on this camera and work well with auto focus and auto stabilization? Does anyone know what lens would work in a fixed prime lens? I like to shoot in 28mm, 50mm and 90-135mm and prefer primes over zooms. Any information supplied would be greatly appreciated. If purchased would buy the silver and black model most likely.
Thanks

Thank you everyone for good and timely replies.
-Ray

Posted on Mar 17, 2012 at 04:06 UTC
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1364 comments in total)

While the camera appears to be able to do most of what I would want to do, and the size is very good, the lens supplied seems rather long for such a small camera? Will the other olympus mini 4/3 lens fit on this camera and work well with auto focus and auto stabilization? Does anyone know what lens would work in a fixed prime lens? I like to shoot in 28mm, 50mm and 90-135mm and prefer primes over zooms. Any information supplied would be greatly appreciated. If purchased would buy the silver and black model most likely.
Thanks

Posted on Mar 15, 2012 at 18:03 UTC as 80th comment | 5 replies
On Fujifilm X-Pro1 preview (757 comments in total)

Gilberto62, go to www.amazon.com, it seems 2 people have received this camera and commented on it. It was given by both 4 out of 5 star rating. I will wait for more reviews by actual users and a final DPE review as well as pro reviews before purchasing this camera. The few things they found wrong may be cleaned up with program updates or a release of an updated model. Again, wait until there are plenty of reviews out there before purchasing.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2012 at 05:18 UTC as 76th comment
On Fujifilm X-Pro1 preview (757 comments in total)
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Paul Farace: Small point to most but important to me... the camera needs a Fujifilm logo on the front of the body! Otherwise it looks plain and unfinished, as do all their cameras of this ilk, except maybe the X-100. And I don't buy that crap about moving stealthily through the mean streets shooting LIFE magazine covers without the criminals knowing you have a camera.

Their stylist should be slapped with a wet towel!

If the logo is that important buy a keychain or something that has Fuji printed on it and use a drop of epoxy to hold it in place.
That will work, just be careful to not get the glue on the camera finish.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 20:15 UTC
On Fujifilm X-Pro1 preview (757 comments in total)
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Ray12666: Cannot wait to see: 1. DPE actual review of a fully functional model with all the details and sample photos. 2. Next reviews here by actual users. 3. Reviews by the pros whom I assume this camera is aimed at.
Desperately hoping that this camera lives up to what it is. This is the first camera I am considering to replace my Contax G2. Replaced my Nikon f4s last year with the Nikon D700 because of all the Nikon glass I had. D700 is a great DSLR IMHO, however it is too heavy for everyday and the G2 is still the travel/vacation camera. Can the xpro replace both???

Relatively new here to this forum, but I do hear you and will keep that in mind on #2, thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2012 at 20:00 UTC
On Fujifilm X-Pro1 preview (757 comments in total)
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bushi: Fuji definitely seems to be listening to their customers, since few last generations of cameras, that is absolutely fantastic!

They are really trying to be innovative, whereas most of other companies just play the "marketing by the numbers" games. Well done, Fuji!

It is about time someone is listening to the people! Before the xpro1 came along there were other camera I considered, but the models I liked did not have viewfinders. Anyway glad I didn't cave in since the xpro is more of what I wanted. Really like the idea of the aperature on the lens and not on the body, even if it is electronic and not mechanical. ME: Old dog, not into new triccks, LOL.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2012 at 16:22 UTC
On Fujifilm X-Pro1 preview (757 comments in total)
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Brandon Feinberg: I can add this to my dream list. FUJI X-PRO1 -Leica M9-Leica MP (Yes I still shoot with film along with digital)

Same here, still shoot with Contax G2 film and Nikon D700. Guess I am a throwback to the stone age?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2012 at 16:19 UTC
On Fujifilm X-Pro1 preview (757 comments in total)

Cannot wait to see: 1. DPE actual review of a fully functional model with all the details and sample photos. 2. Next reviews here by actual users. 3. Reviews by the pros whom I assume this camera is aimed at.
Desperately hoping that this camera lives up to what it is. This is the first camera I am considering to replace my Contax G2. Replaced my Nikon f4s last year with the Nikon D700 because of all the Nikon glass I had. D700 is a great DSLR IMHO, however it is too heavy for everyday and the G2 is still the travel/vacation camera. Can the xpro replace both???

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2012 at 16:00 UTC as 113th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X-Pro1 preview (757 comments in total)
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AGoodMan: There are a lot of comments that seem to focus on the relatively large size compared to a compact, and miss one of the most important aspects of a mirrorless camera.

Sure, the X-Pro is not a tiny, pocket-sized camera, but it is still a lot more discreet than a DSLR.

I'm looking forward to owning one to complement my compact and DSLR cameras.

Being the same size as the Contax G2, this camera is NOT big. I like a camera I can hold up to my forehead, tighten my elbows to my side, hold the breath a second while I depress the shutter. Like the fact that it has a screw in mechanical shutter release.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2012 at 15:47 UTC
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pconstantatos: Well, to me this looks like a Contax G turned Digital. Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if they are made by the same guys who gave us the G-bodies, the Hexars and the X-Pan (assuming all these came from the same shop). Being a long time user of Leicas and Contaxes, and a dedicated admirer of both, I have to say that if this new entry performs, it will definitely be a YES for me. If only the future lineup would include the equivalent of a 20mm, a 15mm and, perhaps, something even wider.......???!!! And will Leica lenses fit?
I bought a PEN and a few lenses a while back. Delightful camera. I even adapted 4/3 lenses via the Olympus adapter. But delightful though it may be it never replaces either the M's or the G's for certain uses. This one looks like it will....

Yes it does remind me of my Contax G2, my favorite camera of all time - still have it, still use it still love it. If the xpro lives up to its marketing hype will be on my list. I have waited for years for a digital that is like the G2. Even the size is the same! I believe it is to be released this Feb but do not have a firm date, anyone know for sure? Wish the Contax lens would fit, preferably without an adapter, these lenses are stellar. Tried out the Leica M9 via rental, nice camera but a little pricey for me, especially the lens and not good for action shots, well for me anyway, maybe the expert pros can get the shots? Why does Leica insist on no autofocus? Will this camera force Leica to lower their prices?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2012 at 15:44 UTC
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