X-S1 giving my DSLR a run for the money

Started Nov 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP coaltrain Regular Member • Posts: 265
Re: not really ...

Kim Letkeman wrote:

My issue with the Pentax comparison is simply that the larger sensor image allows for cropping, and that allows for better compositions, and that really showed here. The X-S1 is very difficult to bring to bear reliably on fast moving targets ... that is a bridge cam thing in general and especially a Fuji thing.

I totally agree with all you've said. While we were shooting the squirrel, he was moving very quickly. I actually had to pre-focus where I thought he would hesitate next to get a focused shot with the Fuji. All the while my wife was just snapping away with the Pentax.

I won't be giving up my Pentax gear anytime soon, but I am happy enough with the X-S1 that it will stay in the stable for a while. The longest lens I have for the Pentax is the FA* 300 4.5 which is an IQ king, but not really long enough for some of my work (450mm equivalent). When I bought the X-S1 I was hoping that it would help fill in for longer shots being 624mm equivalent. It will work for me for that intended use and for me much better than spending $4K on an auto-focus FA*400 lens.

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