First XPro-1 shots from an M9 enthusiast.
Hi all, after much debate and several attempts with friends cameras, I was able to snag one of these for a try. I have enjoyed the experience as I have gotten to know the camera better, and it, like the M9, changes the way one typically would approach an image and composition. IQ is stunning. Here are some early attempts....Comments and criticisms welcomed.
IQ is M-like, for sure, with better high ISO....focus remains an issue, particularly in low light, were all of that high ISO goodness could come in handy....
excellent excellent images. You have a great eye. What optics and settings are you using. That information is always helpful when one posts images.
I am risking my life in June by taking the xpro and lenses to a Leica street photography workshop, but it will be a great place to make some decisions on which Leica glass I might get.
I have stopped using my M9 in favour of the xpro-1
interested to see what the M10 will bring,
That you are a long time rangefinder user clearly shows in your pictures. You obviously became at ease with the X Pro quickly.
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Wow! Didn't know you were this good.:-) I usually read your comments over on Steve's site ( usually yours is the voice of reason). Good work. Deliberate and patient shooting with this camera? I/we would like to know.
Great shots! I recognize your icon from your comments on Steve Huff's site. Nice to match a great shooting style with a sane voice.
Thanks for sharing.
Marc A. Garrett
Excellent photos Ashwin. Always impressed with your work. Seems like you found a new creative tool.
I assume u're using STD film stimulation with some touch up later....but mind if i ask, did u tweak up the sharpness or color from the camera setting itself ?
Cheers for the great photo
Great shots Ashwin,
X Pro is an appealing camera for Leica owners, no? Also because of this, I can't imagine M10 to be a sales success at current Leica M prices... surely current (recent) M9 owners wouldn't appreciate a significative price drop but thw world keeps turning, isn't it?
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Great shots. Stunning sharpness.
It's like I could walk into some of the photos.
I would love to have a Leica (M9 or M10) but the astronomical price isn't just a reflection of their high quality. Their price is skewed upwards by low production volumes and the fact that some rich folk, (mainly in the Far East) like to collect these cameras. If there weren't so many Leicas sitting gathering dust in the homes of non-photographers, these wonderful tools would be cheaper for everyone. What these collectors fail to understand is that in ten years' time, a beautifully engineered Leica body with an obsolete sensor is going to be as collectible as a Bulgarian doorstop. The old film Leicas will hold their value, but not these.
Anyway, I've seen enough on the X Pro-1 to know I want one and I'm seriously considering trading in my Nikon D7000 for one.
Outstanding work! Glad to see you are enjoying your Fuji test drive.
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Nice set of photos my friend! And great to see an entire thread with nothing but positive comments too!
Total Noob Photographer
Ashwin - I have bought into the Fuji xpro 1 but I also have the Leica M9. I have had difficulties using the M9 with the 90mm lens missing many shots, mostly focussing error. I took the Fuji out yesterday for the first time using the 60mm exclusively and had only a few missed shots, probably just me getting used to the camera. I'm curious what made you have an interest in the Fuji when you own the M9? I think I'm going to like the Fuji a lot! I'll try some comparison shots when it stops raining here in England.
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