Call me a Heretic... Fuji?

Started Jan 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Call me a Heretic... Fuji?

Clint Dunn wrote:

As a fellow M8 user I am quite excited about the XPro1...looks like almost the perfect camera for me with one exception. I know I'll be in the minority but I wish the Fuji was just full-time manual focus, but with focus peaking or some other tool to help with focus confirmation.

If it has/had good manual-focus controls/assistants, I wouldn't mind it being MF-only. Hell, since we're dreaming, give it a rangefinder and then it's perfect!

I love my manual focus on the Leica, find it quite easy. Manual focus on the x100 feels so disconnected and wrong, and the AF is slow.

I've heard that about the X100. Not like the X1 was/is a speed demon, but I still loved that camera (never should have sold it). For the types of things I shoot, it's mostly not a problem. However, I'm with ya on the rangefinder focusing... I find it so easy and even enjoyable .

If you're going to implement AF than do it right (aka Canon/Nikon) otherwise why bother. I guess time will tell how the focus (both auto and manual) performs on the Xpro1 but I'm definitely interested!

Will be interesting to read the first reports from people who are early adopters. I'd like to be one if I can A) get the money together and B) get my hands on something I think is going to be hard to get at first...

Also, I see Fuji also agrees with me that exposure compensation deserves it's own dial on the top plate....come on Leica get with it already! Nothing easier than shooting aperture priority and adjusting exposure compensation on the fly....full creative freedom and faster than full manual when you are in changing lighting conditions matter what full manual lovers say.

I agree with ya!


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