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First full-res Fujifilm X-Pro1 images appear on the web

By dpreview staff on Feb 1, 2012 at 00:34 GMT

Four full-size images from the Fujifilm X-Pro1 have been released by the two photographers commissioned to shoot with the camera (apparently using a pre-production unit). Australian photojournalist Michael Coyne and landscape photographer Christian Fletcher are shooting with the camera and have published four images taken with the 18mm lens, alongside a video explaining their first impressions. All the images, shot at a range of ISO settings, have been passed through Photoshop, according to the EXIF, but are said to be unprocessed. (via PetaPixel)

(Ignore all the talk of 'raw' images - they appear to mean not post-processed)

Following a request from Christian Fletcher, we've removed links to the images to prevent his server being overloaded.

© Christian FletcherISO 4001/200th, F5.6 © Christian FletcherISO 400 1/300th, F8
© Michael CoyneISO 10001/200th, F3.6 © Michael CoyneISO 64001/250th, F3.2

First Impressions video

Comments

Total comments: 216
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Raskelf
By Raskelf (Feb 5, 2012)

Flikr has a series of photos by Hugo Poon on a X-Pro 1.

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munro harrap
By munro harrap (Feb 4, 2012)

I have just downloaded a dozen samples from the Fuji website.
Two things.

They lack the dynamic range we are used to.
They appear to be either just jpegs, or if processed from RAW files by fuji, they have decided to make them very polite, but the result is that the textures are inaccurate in every single photograph, as the detail is destroyed by something....

It might be a good idea to have images without the Provia Velvia etc effects, but I could not see any.

It would be nice to have a full-frame camera-here as shown by fuji "per-pixel" sharpness is VERY poor

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Michael Ma
By Michael Ma (Feb 4, 2012)

Nothing my DSLR + post processing can't already do, BUT it would be nice to go to tour a foreign country and carry an unassuming semi-portable camera that I don't mind carrying around and not worry about getting mugged.

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guidocoza
By guidocoza (Feb 4, 2012)

Sadly i can't open the raw images, the link is removed.
To the pic quality. When I test a new lens and want to know how it performes I try to get a close shot, infinitive, small aparture big one, high contrast, low light etc. the subject does not matter! AC, vig. contrast. colour, white balance, detail, noice etc is what i'm looking for and that shows in any type of pic! So get over the motive and look at the detail of the pics.
What great pic (Martini bottle) is the sample pic dp uses??

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Habib Albanna
By Habib Albanna (Feb 4, 2012)

you can see the official Fujifilm Sample in this link

http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujifilm_x_pro1/sample_images/

if you compair this camera to Leica M9 i think X-Pro1 is the winner because you got a better price and better images... but if you compare it to Sony Alpha NEX-7, the sony nex7 is a winner in this case... i Think!!!

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Tony Sleep
By Tony Sleep (Feb 3, 2012)

Fascinating that so many commenters have either not read the "not post produced" bit (meaning these are straight transpositions from Raw), or have no clue what a Raw file looks like - and why flat, dull and exposed for the highlights is to be expected, and they are loudly and confidently wrong.

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TheEye
By TheEye (Feb 3, 2012)

Two professionals managed to to take a total of four snapshots? That's just pathetic.

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OneGuy
By OneGuy (Feb 3, 2012)

Not pathetic at all. Something's wrong.

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Franco8
By Franco8 (Feb 3, 2012)

Going by the samples supplied on how great this new camera is
I am not interested

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Kodachrome65
By Kodachrome65 (Feb 2, 2012)

Where are they shooting? On the moon? About the most contrast poor grey landscapes I´ve seen. They post four pics only. One of the guys is a landscape photographer... Come on!

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RoccoGalatioto
By RoccoGalatioto (Feb 2, 2012)

This could be the M-9 for the rest of us.

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Alfie Smith
By Alfie Smith (Feb 2, 2012)

a lot of little cameras can manage this pic better than this... now I know this won't be my next camera. Thanks !
http://www.flickr.com/photos/christianfletcher/6805650271/in/set-72157629139713027/

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akiskev
By akiskev (Feb 2, 2012)

WARNING: link contains malware.

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Yanko Kitanov
By Yanko Kitanov (Feb 2, 2012)

At APS-C sized and bigger sensors there is one simple truth: No RAW files (or processed jpgs instead) = basically no info regarding the cam and its IQ.

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Bryan Campbell
By Bryan Campbell (Feb 2, 2012)

At first I was a little "sheepish", but now I'm convinced it's a "baaaaaaaaadass" camera!

Comment edited 2 times, last edit 5 minutes after posting
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ghergich
By ghergich (Feb 2, 2012)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/christianfletcher/ he just posted a bunch of pics to Flickr. I wish they were not converted to jpeg though and were much larger.

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Fluorite
By Fluorite (Feb 2, 2012)

You can see one of Christian's award winning photos here...
http://www.appa.aippblog.com/?page_id=1795

Thought this would be useful for those who have the wrong impression of Christian and his work.

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TheEye
By TheEye (Feb 3, 2012)

A professional photographer is only as good as his last work.

Comment edited 16 seconds after posting
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ICPix
By ICPix (Feb 2, 2012)

Wow, Relax kids. Respect the body of work these gents have produced. Good to Fujifilm for allowing a more lucid look at performance. OK the shots weren't great. Get over it. Don't buy the camera if you believe four initial shots represent the pinnacle of its capabilities.

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muzz63
By muzz63 (Feb 2, 2012)

Can someone explain how the virus/trojan warnings are coming up?? I've checked the link a number of times with OnLine Link Scanner, AVG Link Checker and Dr.Web Link Checker and they all report it as safe, no threat and have done so for the past 2 days whenever I recheck following yet another virus/trojan post.

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Roman Korcek
By Roman Korcek (Feb 2, 2012)

The antivirus popped up and said it blocked a malicious Java applet, as far as I remember.

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lkent18
By lkent18 (Feb 2, 2012)

Has anyone considered that professional photographers don't like handing out full-size images of their best work to the international community; but rather keep them under lock and key so they can make money from them? (You know, how professional photographers, photograph for a living.)

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Jim in AZ
By Jim in AZ (Feb 2, 2012)

Nasty Trojan virus from the link. The link should be deleted by DPR.

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DrawnByLight
By DrawnByLight (Feb 2, 2012)

You disrespectful punks. Before you mouth off about who the photographers are I would suggest having a look at their portfolio. These are among the first images posted anywhere, hence the number of hits and Christian's server crashing yesterday. I doubt Christian or Michael intended for them to go viral as they did. If you have a look around the rest of their websites you will undoubtedly see why Christian is one of the most respected landscape photographers in Australia and why Michael is a world renowned travel photographer who shoots for Lonely Planet among other publications.

I agree the images are not of the same calibre of their normal work, they are from the looks of them, images that they snapped while getting used to settings and handling, and in all likelihood never intended to even get posted back to Fujifilm. I take the same sort of snaps when I am playing with a new body or lens and I never intend for those shots to win awards either.

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chopsteeks
By chopsteeks (Feb 2, 2012)

Do we al have tol start acting like cows in a herd ?

Are we supposed to say 'great job' even though we knew otherwise?

I think you should really change and have a more open mind.

Comment edited 2 minutes after posting
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DrawnByLight
By DrawnByLight (Feb 2, 2012)

"I think you should really change and have a more open mind."

How is pointing out that people need to look at a portfolio before passing judgement closed minded? I don't why it is even necessary to make critical comments in the first place.

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chopsteeks
By chopsteeks (Feb 2, 2012)

Criticism was directed towards the images the link provided. I criticized it.....based on the photos that was presented to show what the new X-PRO1 could do.

I believe that most people did the same.

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JacobJaapC
By JacobJaapC (Feb 2, 2012)

More and more DPR looks like an bashing site. These shots look to me like the first "snapshots". I have no doubt that in a few days time more serious shots will be posted on there site. Cheap bashing and putting people down is sooooo childish

Have fun all :-)

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Feud
By Feud (Feb 2, 2012)

I'm afraid I hardly come on here anymore for precisely the reason you've raised. I tend to go to the Luminous Landscape and other sites where people seem to be better behaved and not quite as obsessed with technical details. It's not the fault of the DPR guys, but I am tired of seeing constant negativity when photography should be a positive art that engenders cameraderie.

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adaduam
By adaduam (Feb 2, 2012)

What's wrong with you lot?...Sounds like most are a bit upset that they were'nt invited to do the test?...Of course I musn't forget that "EVERYONE IS AN EXPERT"
Some people just cannot stop looking in the mirror and seeing perfection everytime!

Maybe Christian & Michael have shown the true abilities of this unit and have found that it just doesn't measure up to everyone's satisfaction?
(because it doesn't have what it takes?)

Or are all these critics so used to only seeing their "after processing" images that they can't relate to unprocessed pics?

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mungkeyboy
By mungkeyboy (Feb 2, 2012)

I agree with you. Some people can't help but blindly believe they are perfect all the time and put up a lot of drama on the internet imagining it would make them look good.

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samhain
By samhain (Feb 1, 2012)

'Pros' took those? My dog takes better photos than that, particularly the 2 from Christian Fletcher. He must be someone's nephew.
I agree with johnmatrix, fuji needs to get their money back from those 'pros' and hire new marketing people & photographers. Those pics do nothing to help the camera.
Can't comment on the virus link, imo the photos aren't worth clicking on.

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muzz63
By muzz63 (Feb 2, 2012)

Hey Christian loves dogs and I bet he'd love to see some of the shots your dog took. How about uploading a couple so we can check them out. Maybe some of yours too.

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wetsleet
By wetsleet (Feb 2, 2012)

@samhain
its about the camera, not the photographers. You're commenting on the wrong topic. If you want to review the photogtaphers then look at their portfolio.

Comment edited 27 seconds after posting
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Yanko Kitanov
By Yanko Kitanov (Feb 2, 2012)

This is not the place to comment someone's talent or the lack of it.
OTOH I agree with you that there is much more sense in reviewing pictures that show and not mask the camera IQ.
I prefer the communication to be simple and straightforward, as RAW data is. I don't like such pseudo first impressions articles or reviews. We can all make such a review as it doesn't take much skill to post jpgs and to write thoughts without any actual supporting data, if a reviewer lacks the right to test and share RAW data he is deliberately wasting my time, sorry.

Cheers!

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OneGuy
By OneGuy (Feb 3, 2012)

The "pros" are getting paid promoting Fuji camera. Fuji hopes to leverage their fame to sell. They are fair game and the open season is 24/7

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LadyGaGa
By LadyGaGa (Feb 10, 2012)

Hey samhain - your a phucking moron. Get a life!

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mandophoto
By mandophoto (Feb 1, 2012)

Just clicked on the "Click to read Christian...." link without a problem. It goes to his website where it informs that the page is no longer available. Disclosure: Opened with a Mac.

Yesterday, I downloaded the two landscapes and the sheep image without issues. The beer drinker image would not download.

As for the images, the 6400 ISO image is impressive, actually. The shadows in the landscapes can be lightened without issues. Yeah, these are not raw, still, I'll be reading sane folks' reviews when this interesting camera becomes available.

Am a Canon & Nikon user.

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JohnMatrix
By JohnMatrix (Feb 1, 2012)

OMG, this is awful. Whoever dreamt up this idea needs sacking. Seriously, four days in that venue? Four days!! And the best those two 'Pros' came up with was a few 'snapshots' to show off Fuji's new flagship mirrorless cam? And what made it worse was that Fuji thought it OK to make a big deal of the fact that those images had to be PP'd to make them look half decent. Not a great advert for Fuji's new flagship cam. Fuji should ask for their money back, and then get some new marketing people.

And dpr need to rename this news item:

"First full-res Fujifilm X-Pro1 images appear, and then disappear, on the web"

Comment edited 2 minutes after posting
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Dogaruda
By Dogaruda (Feb 1, 2012)

JohnMatrix,
Actually these were images from the very first day! They have three more days of usage with the Fuji and as they get more familiar with the system, I'm sure that will be evident.

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spencerspencer
By spencerspencer (Feb 2, 2012)

Their server was knocked over by bitter trolls looking for something to be nasty
about.

Comment edited 39 seconds after posting
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Jackson22
By Jackson22 (Feb 1, 2012)

this maybe one of the stupidest sample photo of a high end cam that is trying to impress people. am i missing something that these photos maybe conveying?

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Sam Carriere
By Sam Carriere (Feb 1, 2012)

This website's silence on these issues does immeasurable harm to its credibility. DPreview has been my barometer for things photographic pretty well since it was launched. From now on, I am looking elsewhere.

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848848
By 848848 (Feb 1, 2012)

Thats great but I would be interested as to why your telling us your off? If you had to pay to read the content you could just stop subscribing. As it is it appears your just a drama queen thats unhappy your not getting your own way... But why should you, what rights do you have... you have a choice... so bye, bye

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DrawnByLight
By DrawnByLight (Feb 2, 2012)

These images were shared from a blog.... Picked up by Petapixel and then noticed by DPreview.... Yes, you are missing something, they were images shared by a photographer as soon as he had had a first play with a new toy, not intended as review sample shots. Enjoy the rest of the web.

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Jackson22
By Jackson22 (Feb 2, 2012)

Ok that's an excuse for such horrible samples. Tks drawnbylight, makes more sense now.

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citizen2012
By citizen2012 (Feb 1, 2012)

Which one is the virus link? Is it the link which says "Click here to read Christian's blog..." Quite disturbing that DPreview isn't commenting on this issue.

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Roman Korcek
By Roman Korcek (Feb 1, 2012)

Yes, that one.

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Robgo2
By Robgo2 (Feb 1, 2012)

To those who picked up the virus, the best advice that I can offer is to get a Mac. Seriously. I checked out the photos multiple times and have had no problems whatsoever.

Rob

Comment edited 3 minutes after posting
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smallcams
By smallcams (Feb 1, 2012)

Robgo2

I have a Macbook and clicked on 3 of those pictures at the top yesterday. I was browsing with Safari. What I noticed was that my machine was browsing slower after viewing those pictures. I have not turned on the Macbook since. I'll try again. I just wanted as much info. as possible before booting up again. Reading these reports makes me wonder about what I was experiencing yesterday. I wish DP Review would make some kind of statement.

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citizen2012
By citizen2012 (Feb 1, 2012)

Thank you for providing information for others here who are worried Smallcams.

The comment "get a Mac" is completely unhelpful

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Klay
By Klay (Feb 1, 2012)

..or get decent anti-virus software regardless of if you have a Mac or PC. I opened the images and the blogs (with a PC) and have had no issues. Ran a scan just be sure and came up with nothing...

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Roman Korcek
By Roman Korcek (Feb 1, 2012)

What kind of problems would you expect to see? Viruses nowadays don't show a big skull across the screen.

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Robgo2
By Robgo2 (Feb 2, 2012)

Sorry, guys, but it's a Windows virus, as virtually all of them are. I have nothing against Windows' functionality, but its susceptibility to viruses is most definitely a weakness--a big one.

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Underdog 3000
By Underdog 3000 (Feb 2, 2012)

That is the reason I will never switch to Apple. Great products but they are too controlling and their clientel is ... what is the word...self righteous, dogmatic? Personally, I think Apple users should all move to Portlandia and start up a feminist book store.

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Shomari
By Shomari (Feb 1, 2012)

I usually don't like to say anything negative, however Fuji didn't need to hire two professionals to take the photos shown here. If they're trying to get me to buy the Fuji Pro then they're off to a poor start.
Fuji, why are you rushing to the market, instill confidence in your product don't continue to cast doubt on it.
I really can't believe everyone involved in this production posted these pics and that video.....
Regards,

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848848
By 848848 (Feb 1, 2012)

Your not seeing the wood for the trees are you. Chocolate box staged tripod assisted pictures are maybe for you then? ISO, handheld shots, real people, low light, focus and well I'm losing the will to live attempting to argue your comments......

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armanius
By armanius (Feb 1, 2012)

Got hit with the virus too. Although from a link from another site connecting to the "sample" images. Whoever hacked the site to insert the viral link figured that there would be a lot of folks interested in seeing the photos.

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Paul_B Midlands UK
By Paul_B Midlands UK (Feb 1, 2012)

Blimey those are dreary images for a wonderful landscape that Australia has to offer. I'd be pressing the DEL button after taking phots like that.

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sam james
By sam james (Feb 2, 2012)

I find these images quite worthy in terms of judging the aesthetics and potential of the camera. I liked the before and after landscape shots to guage the neutrality of Fuji's sensor and the potential for grading afterwards. Compared to the X10 for example this seems to have great dynamic range, thanks for these samples.

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chopsteeks
By chopsteeks (Feb 1, 2012)

Folks are giving their honest opinion of the images. At least we should respect this.

Fuji is introducing their new flagship camera, DPReview put this on their front page....

The best image was a man chugging down a cold one....

C'mon now.....after a few cold ones, my Sony P&S with image stabilization is a better suited tool for that occassion....

Comment edited 52 seconds after posting
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flhotelin
By flhotelin (Feb 1, 2012)

Same here, caught a virus from the link. Remove it please, it is quite dangerous.

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Jaybird1x
By Jaybird1x (Feb 1, 2012)

I caught a virus from the link....come-on DPReview fess up to the real reason the link was removed. Do you not review a link before directing your readers to it?

Comment edited 4 minutes after posting
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NeilJones
By NeilJones (Feb 1, 2012)

DpReview. You need to remove this. Theres a Virus attached when you click on the image.

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M1963
By M1963 (Feb 1, 2012)

I had the chance to see the photos taken by the australian photographers before they were published here at dpreview, which probably spared my computer from viruses and a thorough scan. Said photos are no big deal, as many commenters pointed out, but I think there is an explanation for this: the photographers had little time to use the camera. I know a portuguese photographer who maintains a photo website (www.fotodigital-online.com), who was lent an X-Pro1. He only had five minutes - yes, you read that right: five minutes! - to get accustomed to the camera and take some photos. Clearly it was not enough. In either cases image quality seems OK, but nothing to write home about. We'll have to wait for more conclusive images to appear before we can judge what this camera can do.

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Erik van den Elsen
By Erik van den Elsen (Feb 1, 2012)

To be honest, getting accustomed to a camera only 5 minutes would be enough for me to figure out the Aperture preference setting and shoot some nice images (if the light was right). I think that is a poor excuse to show the stills of the landscape that are shown here; very dull lighting and uninspiring subject. Surely that can be done better. The shearers images are nice but not special. Poor choice of photographers, Fuji, if you ask me.

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848848
By 848848 (Feb 1, 2012)

Have another look and consider the results the camera can achieve in low light as this is the point your missing. A dull flat scene you say and your correct but the finished result is special. Dont think that the shots you drool over elsewhere were not selected from 300 plus images then retouched to present the staged ones you compare these to. This photographer can do that as good as the best. Have a think before you embarrass yourself in future...

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jmmgarza
By jmmgarza (Feb 1, 2012)

Talk about a tease.

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Alfie Smith
By Alfie Smith (Feb 1, 2012)

"Click here................." is a link to virus. Too bad.. beware of that.

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smallcams
By smallcams (Feb 1, 2012)

Hmm.

Comment edited 14 minutes after posting
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smallcams
By smallcams (Feb 1, 2012)

Will someone from DP Review please comment on the Virus Warning problem from yesterday? I clicked on all 4 pictures yesterday to bring up the larger versions. My Macbook was running slower for the rest of the day before I shut it down. I have not turned it on since.

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photoholiko
By photoholiko (Feb 1, 2012)

I hate to see "photographer bashing" but I must admit these examples are pretty bad and you can not use the locale as an excuse, I've been to Australia three times and there is some awsome scenery there.

I'm sure Mr. Fletcher could post some shots that would reflect his real talent and erase the bad judgement of the ones shown here.

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spencerspencer
By spencerspencer (Feb 1, 2012)

For preliminary shots from a camera that hasn't been used in the wild before, I think the shots look pretty good. Especially the one in the pub and the shearing shed.

I'm not sure about Mr. Fletcher because his site is down as there is so much traffic hitting it at the moment. However, Mr. Coyne has been in Life, National Geographic and Time amongst others.

Really, a sad display of bad manners and lack of knowledge from so many posters today. You should be embarrassed.

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Erik van den Elsen
By Erik van den Elsen (Feb 1, 2012)

Lack of knowledge perhaps, but they should have uploaded some decent pictures if these guys are really so talented. Missed opportunity...

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doctorbza
By doctorbza (Feb 1, 2012)

What a pathetic and embarrassing response from the majority of posters. I truly wonder if most of the trolls even bothered to do anything besides open the pics linked above. Did you even watch the video? Did you see the post-production work done on the landscape shots? Did you read anything on the blogs of the photographers? Did you look at any of their work before dragging their names through the mud?

While the band of fools creates a racket here, real photographers are patiently taking in details about this camera bit by bit, determining whether or not this tool will be a worthwhile addition to their workflow.

A photographers job is to create interesting, engaging work that communicates something to the viewer, and use the most appropriate tools available to do so. All the medium format digital backs in the world won't save you if your entire portfolio is comprised of shots of brick walls that rely on the tool to make the image a work of art.

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SeeRoy
By SeeRoy (Feb 1, 2012)

Personally, I watched the video. It conveyed nothing worthwhile whatsoever. What was the point of putting it up? Beats me. But I only worked for about a decade making video programs for numerous large organisations who wished to convey information to their clients or employees (ICI, Gallaghers Tobacco, Institute of Chartered Accountants to name but 3) so what would I know?
As for the shots presented, whatever post production was used, the images themselves were stunningly banal by any criterion. Brick walls would at least have conveyed some useful information.
"A photographers job is to create interesting, engaging work that communicates something to the viewer, and use the most appropriate tools available to do so."
Well, yes, except when you're reviewing something, in which case the emphasis shifts somewhat. "interesting, engaging..." in this case, er, no.
TOP took down the link to this useless "review" within 24 hours. Why do you think that was?

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doctorbza
By doctorbza (Feb 1, 2012)

Mike pulled it because people were getting virus warnings from the site.

And it's not a review, it is simply two photographers giving a couple of initial impressions and quick snaps from a camera.

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doctorbza
By doctorbza (Feb 1, 2012)

And if nothing else, the post-production displayed in the video showed that the photographer has a nice grasp on the use of light and tone. He takes two snapshot images that appear almost completely flat, and gives them dynamics and depth without overworking them. Will these images end up in MoMA? Probably not, but that's not the point.

Personally, I'm not terribly concerned with what my images look like out of camera, as long as enough information is there to allow me to make the most of the files in post.

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spencerspencer
By spencerspencer (Feb 1, 2012)

Hi Seeroy,

What kind of videos did you make? Could you put a link up please? I'd really love to see your work.

Thanks!
Spencer.

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Erik van den Elsen
By Erik van den Elsen (Feb 1, 2012)

I thought the intent of hiring pro's for the promotion of a new camera would be to show the best the new product has to offer. If that was indeed the case, they have made a very bad start. If I were a pro, I would never have posted these images. They do not really reflect their skills.

Isn't it the craftsmanship that produces the art and not the tool? In that sense it wasn't the fault of camera... That's just a poor excuse.

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samhain
By samhain (Feb 1, 2012)

Why would I want to watch the video? The only post production I would do on those landscape photos would be deleting them. Those are terrible photos and you shouldn't be so offended for people saying so. I plan on getting the camera, but those photos do nothing to reassure me I'm making a wise choice.

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848848
By 848848 (Feb 1, 2012)

If your all unhappy with the photographers work then dont pay them any of your money... but hey they are not asking you to are they? Its free, free yes free. Dont buy the camera as well as you dont need it either and if you did it will upset you too as it cannot take the photos you want but you know that no camera can either. Oh and if you own a computer you need virus protection. Hey and thats free from AVG to. Its a win win everytime for you!

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wetsleet
By wetsleet (Feb 2, 2012)

@samhain
you've got your wires crossed.You seem to be confusing two separate things: the artistic merits of the picture and the technical qualities of the camera.
I've got news for you - buying a technically great camera won't make you a great photographer.

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leighdiprosephotographycom

Let me start by saying this is a truly amazing camera.
I used to work for Fujifilm Australia until late last year. I can take into consideration that some of the links may have been corrupt....this is the internet isn't it?
The first shoot from the Fujifilm X-Pro1 was always going to be a challange...photographing with a new camera takes time to master. Each new kit is different.
I applaude the contributors for sharing their images with us. Yes I agree that these images aren't the Mona Lisa when it comes to imagery but they simply portray what the camera can do in poor lighting situations.
Please keep comments about the image quality not the talent. Everyone who is involved in this is giving up their free time for you. Just think if you were to post a photo would you welcome comments that degrade you as a professional photographer?
Lastly, Fujifilm is a great company with exciting developments. I was made redundant but have no problems sharing my past connection with a great company.

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SeeRoy
By SeeRoy (Feb 1, 2012)

"Just think if you were to post a photo would you welcome comments that degrade you as a professional photographer"
Any professional that puts up rubbish like this is offering a hostage to fortune and shouldn't be too surprised when the flak starts up.

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citizen2012
By citizen2012 (Feb 1, 2012)

FYI
Deep scan of system with Malwarebytes anti-malware and Avast returned no threats. I visited the blog link above. Doesn't necessarily mean there aren't any threats so it would still be appropriate to provide som information about the virus.

Comment edited 2 minutes after posting
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muzz63
By muzz63 (Feb 1, 2012)

Geez, and I thought that dpreview was "the thinking person's" photography forum. I certainly haven't seen this volume of ill-informed and otherwise pointless remarks made in any other posts on this site before.

These guys have a great body of work behind them which I'm sure would stand up against any of their detractors here. They have been given a camera each to use for 4 days and have been taken out by Fuji to have fun and experiment with them under a variety of circumstances to see how they shape up in their opinion. As a matter of course, Christian has shared some of his thoughts on his blog as usual and has put up a few pics. He's never put himself forward as a reviewer so I don't know why people expect anything more than what he's done.

I'm sure he's really happy that this site has linked to it so a whole bunch of whiners can all go over and crash his server while you dump on him. As for viruses, I haven't found any and I've checked all day.

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leighdiprosephotographycom

I second that muzz63

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Dogaruda
By Dogaruda (Feb 1, 2012)

What can I say Muzz? Too many folks are just whingers. However, I wouldn't throw out the baby with the bath water and say this was DPReview's fault, just too many people thinking that a lump of clay (raw file) was a finished goblet.

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Eric Jon Job
By Eric Jon Job (Feb 1, 2012)

THERE IS A VIRUS ON THIS LINK!

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smallcams
By smallcams (Feb 1, 2012)

What link was that? I clicked on all 4 of the pictures yesterday with my Macbook and it was running slowly afterwards. Haven't turned it on today.

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citizen2012
By citizen2012 (Feb 1, 2012)

Can DPreview please inform if the link above is infected, and if not, until what time was it infected? It is very important! People may suffer big problems.

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Paulo Abreu
By Paulo Abreu (Feb 1, 2012)

I must be missing something... these are labeled as the 1st full size samples from X Pro 1, and what about Fuji own samples on the official site, are they faked? the full size samples are available to download....

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