First pictures of the X-Pro3?

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Christian Scarlet Regular Member • Posts: 271
Re: First pictures of the X-Pro3?

John Motts wrote:

Threaded wrote:

A certain well known rumour site has published apparently accurate sketches of the forthcoming X-Pro3, from one of their reliable sources -

It appears to confirm not only the controversial “flip down” rear screen, but also a secondary small display on the back of the flap for settings etc (similar to the XH1’s top lcd possibly).

It’s fair to say I’m not a fan. I don’t need or want Fuji to patronise me by weaning me off the rear screen, and I don’t want to pretend I’m using a film camera, I’m quite happy feeling like a grown up with a digital camera when I use my XP2. Anyone else have any thoughts?

Whenever the rumours show a new camera there are people who get hysterical about how terrible it is. It happens pretty well every time.

Then when it finally arrives the negative hysteria tends to die down.

But "patronising" you with a new design of screen? That's a new one!

When you buy into a system and wait several years now for a release, you have high expectations for what you hope it to be. When it falls short, the disappointment is palpable. By the time it arrives, the hysteria has passed, but that doesn’t mean it’s any better received.

Patronizing is actually a fairly good description, new or not. If they think their customers want fake nostalgia over a competently useful design decision, that indeed doesn’t say much about them as photographers. Maybe they should make a SD card that looks like a roll of film next so you can pretend it’s 1971 some more? There is a warning label that suggests not shooting reflective glass and mirrors, for if you glimpse yourself the fantasy may come to a halt.

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