There has to be a Xpro2....

Started Mar 11, 2014 | Discussions thread
ScottD1964 Senior Member • Posts: 1,793
Re: There has to be a Xpro2....

DocetLector wrote:

As a long time Fuji user - I have my S3 pro now for 9 years as my main camera - I am still not ready to buy into the X-System. I was very close to do so when the Xpro1 came but I wanted to wait a little bit to see if there are flaws with the new system and I also knew that the price will come down soon as it did with the S3. Then the XE1 hit the market with some improvements over the Xpro1 which could not be fixed in a firmware update like the better ELV.

I never considered to buy a XE camera because they are to small to hold comfortably especially with the bigger lenses and there are quite big lenses coming up on the roadmap!

And now the XT1 is there, a nice little camera, weathersealed and quite responsive. But still not up to professional standards and still to small for my hands.

I personally do not understand why a camera body has to be so small, carrying a camera the whole day. To me size doesn`t matter much - it is the weight which gives pain.

In all actuality the X-T1 is not that small.  It's only in recent years with the release of the huge Canon 1 series bodies and Nikon D3' and 4's and such has an SLR body become so incredibly large.  The X-T1 is only a centimeter or so smaller than the Canon F-1's I used to carry in my film days.  Even with the motor drive attached to the F-1 the X-T1 with the grip is basically the same size.  The F-1 was the Pro's choice if you were shooting Canon much like the like size Nikon F2 if you were a Nikon shooter.  These were the larger bodies.  Canon's "A" line was even smaller as were Nikon's consumer based FM bodies.  Olympus broke ground with the size of the OM line and the features and build quality of the system in both the bodies and lenses and was so successful that they have nearly replicated the size with their OM m43 line.

I quite frankly don't mind a bit smaller body than the 1D's, let alone 5D III or 7D with grip.  The weight and balance of these units was getting to be insane especially once you figured that a body and 70-200 f2.8 was close to 6 pounds on its own and was about as ergonomic as holding a cinder block.


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Fujifilm X-E2 Fujifilm X-Pro2 Fujifilm XF 18mm F2 R Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 R Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS +2 more
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