XPro1 or XE1

Started Sep 28, 2012 | Discussions
Eijnaix Regular Member • Posts: 102
Re: XPro1 or XE1

I hate the OVF and bitch about it all day long ....but I never once thought of letting pro1 go ....in fact , I bought it once, sold it telling myself I can't never live with that sh!t and bought the omd. But end up selling omd and getting pro1 back yet lol

This xe1 better delivers the same IQ, I'll be damned if I had to buy back pro1 for the 3rd time

framus wrote:

It all comes down to what you like for the viewfinder.

I got the X-pro1 in order to have a tool that had a 'rangefinder style' means of creating a picture. I seldom use the EVF. If I want a through-the-lens tool I can use my Canon DSLR (languishing on the shelf).

If you are agnostic about the viewfinder the X-E1 seems like the way to go.

If you know you really want an OVF the X-pro1 is the bees knees.

Some seem to have been frustrated by the OVF as they seem unfamiliar with the effects of parallax and how frame-lines work. Avoid the OVF if you expect DSLR like precision.
-Framus

Tony Bonanno Contributing Member • Posts: 874
Re: XPro1 or XE1

Hi Amy,

I think I'd stick with the XE-1, especially in light of what you've said about your shooting preferences. I have the X-Pro1 and like it a lot, but the viewfinder is not without its annoyances. First of all, the OVF is not that accurate. It "underframes" the scene considerably (at least it does on my 35mm), meaning that you will have to crop a good bit to duplicate the composition you saw in the VF, so you might as well be shooting a 12MP camera instead of a 16MP camera unless your brain can learn how to ignore the framing line. Secondly, for the style of street shooting I do (which is my main reason for having the Fuji), I need AF to work as fast as possible. For whatever reasons, the EVF locks AF noticeably faster than the OVF, so I find myself using the EVF quite a bit when fast AF is a priority. The bottom line here is that the X-E1's EVF may be the best option. I have an X-E1 on order also and will probably keep both :).

Best wishes,

Tony
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Artphotoman New Member • Posts: 1
Re: XPro1 or XE1

I have an x-pro 1 and have been researching the differences as I like the XE-1 size. The only differences i have read or heard (other than the obvi physical specs) are that the EVF on e XE-1 might not work sufficiently for low light shooting but that the XE-1 has a fasting processing time. has anyone experienced these diffs?

bblam88 New Member • Posts: 20
Re: XPro1 or XE1

Artphotoman wrote:

I have an x-pro 1 and have been researching the differences as I like the XE-1 size. The only differences i have read or heard (other than the obvi physical specs) are that the EVF on e XE-1 might not work sufficiently for low light shooting but that the XE-1 has a fasting processing time. has anyone experienced these diffs?

I had an xp1 then went to an xe1 and then back to the xp1. I found that I only use the evf and didn't notice a huge difference between the two. I like the look, feel and larger size of the xp1. Another reason is the larger and higher resolution LCD. The xp1 is seems to be better built. I don't notice any difference in response or processing.

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bblam88 New Member • Posts: 20
Re: XPro1 or XE1

Tony Bonanno wrote:

Hi Amy,

I think I'd stick with the XE-1, especially in light of what you've said about your shooting preferences. I have the X-Pro1 and like it a lot, but the viewfinder is not without its annoyances. First of all, the OVF is not that accurate. It "underframes" the scene considerably (at least it does on my 35mm), meaning that you will have to crop a good bit to duplicate the composition you saw in the VF, so you might as well be shooting a 12MP camera instead of a 16MP camera unless your brain can learn how to ignore the framing line. Secondly, for the style of street shooting I do (which is my main reason for having the Fuji), I need AF to work as fast as possible. For whatever reasons, the EVF locks AF noticeably faster than the OVF, so I find myself using the EVF quite a bit when fast AF is a priority. The bottom line here is that the X-E1's EVF may be the best option. I have an X-E1 on order also and will probably keep both :).

Best wishes,

Tony
--
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ASMP General member.
http://www.bonannophoto.com

It is true that AF is alot faster and more accurate using the EVF. I don't mind the lower resolution EVF on the XP1. The only time I use the OVF is when I have the 18mm mounted.

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awgk Regular Member • Posts: 283
Re: XPro1 or XE1

Finally pulled the plug ordered from Adorama an X-E1 with the 18-55, in a year or so when the new

XE-2 comes out hopefully I will be in a position to be able to purchase it.

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