So I sold it,

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bjzwaan
bjzwaan Contributing Member • Posts: 964
So I sold it,

my good old X-Pro1.

I wasn't intending to, but I was picked in a readers panel for the Dutch photo magazine 'Focus' to test the XT3 (there will be a piece on it one of the upcoming issues). I knew that was a dangerous thing to do, but I tremendously enjoyed it especially working with a model in a studio. Dangerous, because it was such a huge improvement in terms of handling that I fully fell for the camera instantly.

So, the coming period I will take my time to think about the black or silver version, and most importantly, what lens I will pick to come with it. I have the Zeiss 32mm already and at the test panel day I used the Fuji 50mm a lot. What a great little lens that is! So I am leaning towards that now, but the 23mm also appealed to me. Or should I wait for the 16-80mm to arrive. As I have a Ricoh GR2 which I like a lot, I guess it is fair to consider me a prime person.

Am I overlooking a lens? Any advice welcome.

Cheers,

Bas

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guzzi850m2 Regular Member • Posts: 328
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Traitor haha.

I never part with my Xpro1, never, served me well in Rome in August with the 18-55mm.

Lenses, well only you can answer that question, what do you photograph?

I am very interested in the upcoming 16-80mm as travel lens.

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Sjak
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Sometimes it can be refreshing to get rid of stuff and purchase new things

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selling my X-Pro1, no way! Out of the question. Why? Because it’s still a fantastic camera and great image quality.

The X-T3, i tested it shortly is nice, so the X-Pro3, when it comes, will be great.

Wishing you good light with this fine camera and the choice of lenses is personal and depends also from what you like to shoot  For me it’s The 18, 35 1.4 and the 60mm. On my other X-Pro1, why resists when prices are so low, mostly the 27mm.

Just wondering, why not buy a (secondhand) X-Pro2?

My third camera is a Sony A7 (you should try that one 😁)

bjzwaan
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guzzi850m2 wrote:

Traitor haha.

I never part with my Xpro1, never, served me well in Rome in August with the 18-55mm.

Lenses, well only you can answer that question, what do you photograph?

I am very interested in the upcoming 16-80mm as travel lens.

Traitor, yes it feels a bit like that :(. As others in this thread wondered, why sell? Well my experience is that once I want/acquire a new camera I rarely go back to the previous one. So it is still a very worthy camera, for sure, but why should it be locked up in a cupboard, where it does not collect dust, but is not put to good use either. So, I reason, let somebody else use and enjoy it for a reasonable price.

Yes, I realise that which lens depends on what you shoot (examples below), but at the same time a new lens can also be seen as a new challenge. For instance, use the 90mm for landscape or street shooting. Maybe I should just by the XT3 with the 18-55mm kit, but then when the 16-80 tuns out to be great (which I expect) it probably will not get much use. Size wise the latter is "fatter" but not longer if one can believe the pictures that are going around on the internet.

Cheers,

Bas

In honour of the X-Pro1

Batdude
Batdude Veteran Member • Posts: 5,092
Re: So I sold it,

Sjak wrote:

Sometimes it can be refreshing to get rid of stuff and purchase new things

And then you end up regretting it 😪

It is guaranteed that the OP wont miss the POOR AF in the Xpro1 but the IQ probably yes.

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bjzwaan
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Re: So I sold it,

Batdude wrote:

Sjak wrote:

Sometimes it can be refreshing to get rid of stuff and purchase new things

And then you end up regretting it 😪

It is guaranteed that the OP wont miss the POOR AF in the Xpro1 but the IQ probably yes.

You may be right, but for me the only camera for which that has been true is the Olympus E-1. The colours were somehow "special".

Will report on my experience once I have bought a new camera.

Greetings,

Bas

Bob Tullis
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So, you're saying, essentially, "The King is Dead. Long Live the King!"

Yes?

The X-P to come may well turn out to render the X-T3 be the perfect companion.   It's all good.

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bjzwaan
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Bob Tullis wrote:

So, you're saying, essentially, "The King is Dead. Long Live the King!"

Yes?

The X-P to come may well turn out to render the X-T3 be the perfect companion. It's all good.

Something like that may well capture how I feel yes ;).

Bas

captura Forum Pro • Posts: 27,478
Re: So I sold it,

plaatje wrote:

selling my X-Pro1, no way! Out of the question. Why? Because it’s still a fantastic camera and great image quality.

The X-T3, i tested it shortly is nice, so the X-Pro3, when it comes, will be great.

Wishing you good light with this fine camera and the choice of lenses is personal and depends also from what you like to shoot For me it’s The 18, 35 1.4 and the 60mm. On my other X-Pro1, why resists when prices are so low, mostly the 27mm.

Just wondering, why not buy a (secondhand) X-Pro2?

My third camera is a Sony A7 (you should try that one 😁)

My first camera is a Sony A7, and I use mostly adapted Canon lenses. I'm sure you have discovered that with the updates, it performs quite adequately.

I have an aging (but good)  Sony NEX-7 with several APS-C Sony lenses. I am waiting for the rumored "A7000" which has been touted as being equal to or better than the XT-3. I am skeptical as to whether this A7000 might be a nonsensical creation of the Rumor Mills, but now they are saying, early next year.

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bs1946
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Keep that Zeiss 32mm; it's a fantastic lens. It was the lens I used on my X-T2 the most. Number two was a Voigtlander Super-Wide II 15mm f4.5 Heliar; another great lens. But, I sold everything and my only camera now is my X100F.

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Sjak
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Talking about the Zeiss 32mm, is it also (sort of) WR?

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lewiedude2
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Re: So I sold it,

Sjak wrote:

Sometimes it can be refreshing to get rid of stuff and purchase new things

Electronics and technology do that to ya!

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bjzwaan
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  1. bs1946 wrote:

Keep that Zeiss 32mm; it's a fantastic lens. It was the lens I used on my X-T2 the most. Number two was a Voigtlander Super-Wide II 15mm f4.5 Heliar; another great lens. But, I sold everything and my only camera now is my X100F.

Oh yeah, that one stays. It is indeed great. Not weather sealed though and on our Kungsleden hike in Swedish Lapland (last picture) I had to be careful. But using the PeakDesign "jacket" for both really worked well.

Greetings,

Bas

biza43 Forum Pro • Posts: 13,321
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the X-Pro1 came out when, 2012? So no wonder that you found that the X-T3 is a lot faster for studio work.

Different shooting experience though.

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Sjak wrote:

Talking about the Zeiss 32mm, is it also (sort of) WR?

No it is not WR.. It's the same age as the Fuji 35mm f1.4, before WR was around and all of you found out you couldn't live without it.

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Sjak
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Re: So I sold it,

bs1946 wrote:

Sjak wrote:

Talking about the Zeiss 32mm, is it also (sort of) WR?

No it is not WR.. It's the same age as the Fuji 35mm f1.4, before WR was around and all of you found out you couldn't live without it.

O I can live without, but it's also a convenience (and the reason I have the Fuji 35 2.0) when going to e.g. Scotland on summer vacation 

If the Zeiss would have WR, it would make the decision replace the 35 2.0 with the Zeiss. (I'm don't want to buy a 3rd AF-lens for the Fuji.)

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Bob Tullis
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Re: So I sold it,

Sjak wrote:

bs1946 wrote:

Sjak wrote:

Talking about the Zeiss 32mm, is it also (sort of) WR?

No it is not WR.. It's the same age as the Fuji 35mm f1.4, before WR was around and all of you found out you couldn't live without it.

O I can live without, but it's also a convenience (and the reason I have the Fuji 35 2.0) when going to e.g. Scotland on summer vacation

If one can, why not?

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