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Andrew Fildes

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On article First Impressions: Using the Fujifilm X-Pro1 (228 comments in total)

I had a review sample of the full kit last week. I really wanted to like it - I considered buying. But... The image quality is superb - no doubt of it. But the handling. No lock on the exposure compensation dial; my bag kept adjusting it to +2. No viewfinder dioptre adjustment. I'm only +0.5 in my preferred eye but that was annoying. The manual tells you to buy Cosina screw ins - that's suspicious. I had to wonder if... Autofocus in good light with the 35mm was slow enough to disqualify it as a street shooter. With the 60mm, it hunted while doing portraits, slowly refocussing for almost every shot?
The Q quick menu button is on the crest of the thumb grip; you keep pressing it accidentally. Your view in EVF mode is often interrupted by the menu screen. (Upgrade to 2-push?) There's more but mostly nitpicks.
Once again, excellent lenses and a brilliant sensor crippled by a really frustrating body. A friend suggested it was Fuji lenses on a Cosina body with Sigma firmware. :-)

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