Moving on from posts re selling a Fuji X camera or X-trans problems...

Started Jan 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
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TThorne Senior Member • Posts: 3,026
Re: Moving on from posts re selling a Fuji X camera or X-trans problems...

NJHr wrote:

There is more than just reading blogs or reviews. I am very happy with my X100 but I know from another forum a guy who eventually had enough of his and sold it. I found mine works great if I keep it simple so I tend to use Auto ISO and back button AF. If I am wondering around I have the camera at F8 with it focused to about several feet away ready for any photo ops that might come my way. I am often checking the histogram, looking at how much contrast is around and thinking about how much exposure compensation I may need. All so that when I get to take a picture I am only doing one thing at a time and can take pictures and move on. This other guy though tried to shoot in full manual all the time because he didn't trust the cameras automation, couldn't keep on top of the camera and so was frequently getting poor shots out of it. A situation which for him never improved so he sold up and went back to a DSLR.

I really like this approach overall. I do the same types of things and it is the reason I am happy with my XP1s. I even have 2 of them and use them full time with no other system. (also have an x100, XE1 I'm selling, X100s on order, and am considering an X20.

I have a real hard time though believing that competent professional either didn't know about these cameras foibles or couldn't make the thing work for them. Lets get real here, they are still easier to use than cameras from 20+ years ago like my Nikon FM which I loved.

Well, not every user is a pro, and not every user came from the old film days. Also, there are certain expectations in 2013 when you use terms like "auto focus" or "raw", and in general, people tend not to degrade those expectations in favor of work arounds, especially when they feel they are paying a premium price, not one compensating for the work arounds.

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