Fuji X-Pro1 Looks like a beauty!
Any opinions about the just announced X-Pro1? The specs look fantastic, and, if it betters the X100, it'll be a fantastic machine. Poor man's Leica?
I can't wait to get my hands on one, but that'll be the problem, for many months, they'll probably be impossible to test out at a store!
Anyway, I'm anxiously awaiting for all the full reviews to be posted!
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#1. "RE: Fuji X-Pro1 Looks like a beauty!" | In response to Reply # 0dgillilan Nikonian since 14th May 2006Tue 10-Jan-12 01:10 AM
I have seen the announcements about the X Pro1, but for me, the interchangeable lenses defeats the purpose for me to consider that camera- I want to be more mobile, carry less weight, and less items(lenses), and thus, I am really happy with my X100(when I do not want to lug around 20 lb of equipment with a Nikon DSLR). I took my X100 to a new car show(Porsche, BMW, Mercedes, Jaguar, etc.) this past weekend and got some nice shots. I hope to have time later this coming weekend to go through the images.
Let us know how the X Pro1 handles if you get to try it out, Phil,
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#2. "RE: Fuji X-Pro1 Looks like a beauty!" | In response to Reply # 1gqtuazon Registered since 18th Nov 2009Tue 10-Jan-12 02:54 AM
Lots of new camera releases this 2012. What a great way to start the year.
I guess if I get this one, I might as well get a dedicated flash since it doesn't even have a pop up flash. Good overall features though.
#3. "RE: Fuji X-Pro1 Looks like a beauty!" | In response to Reply # 0
> Poor man's Leica?
Well maybe. It's still $3800 with three lenses, isn't it? Hardly Leica pricing, but also not for the poor man. I guess that a D7000 + three primes isn't so cheap either.
16MP with no AA filter sounds interesting. Curious that it isn't an EXR sensor.
And once it has the M adapter, perhaps this will yield a quality way to consume Leica lenses without shelling out the $7k for an M9. And while I doubt that the Fujinon EBC lenses are a match for the Leicas, they are likely to be quite good, at what, a quarter of the system price? (M9 + 28/f2 + 50/f1.4 + 90/f2 would probably be around $16k?)
My first reaction was "too expensive" and likely compared to the x10, it is. I'm probably going to go for an x10 shortly. I'll have to see what the x-pro does that cannot be done by some combination of the x10 and my Nikon gear. At the moment that's not obvious to me, especially since the x-pro seems like a pretty chunky thing. In some of the photos it doesn't really look much smaller than an M9 or anything else. Ooohh... it's actually bigger than the M9, albeit only slightly, and it weighs a quarter less.
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#4. "RE: Fuji X-Pro1 Looks like a beauty!" | In response to Reply # 0
I've been reading everything I can on the X-Pro 1. I'm interested and have a bit trip coming up in the Fall. It might be a possibility.
I find the cost a bit off-putting and at that price point, I need to re-evaluate my whole kit before jumping into this one. The X100 is still a great camera, but the shine on mine is a bit dulled as I'm having the sticky aperture problem.
Fuji has all that MF rangefinder experience behind them, so I hope they do better with the X-Pro 1 menus and mechanicals than the implementation on the X100.
I'm waiting. I've just been putting my D700 and 50mm f/1.2 AIS through more paces. A true MF lens, not the Fuji incarnation on the X100, and the Nikon ergonomics and IQ is a joy.
What I find most exciting about the X-Pro 1 is the promise of things to come. I hope there are enough people thinking about possibly breaking with the DSLR tradition that future offerings progress in a serious break-away manner (toward the true optical finder rangefinder) footprint. The 4/3 and u4/3 have made some inroads, but I think the P&S generations are tugging that possibility too far in the LCD only VF direction and the OVF is lagging. The X100 hybrid certainly has that figured out and the X-Pro 1 will likely follow on that technology. So far the VF and the IQ are the big pressures that the Fuji X series is using to hopefully mold the future. (only by re-educating many to those benefits). We may all have to get one on the guise that we are trying to educate future generations to "the way".
This X footprint is not a do-all camera, just like the Leica system. It complements nicely a DSLR for the right kind of photography.