April 13th, 2012, 09:44 PM
I have the X10 and the E-P3. The X10 is my "grab-and-go" camera of choice; I'm having a bit of a struggle warming up to the E-P3 and I just don't know why; maybe it's the lack of EVF.
I also have G2 and G3, and I MUCH prefer the G2. Guess we're on the same page...!
April 13th, 2012, 10:04 PM
Yes, I am with you Chuck on the G2, Just a great camera all around, and now that i have the X10 , i have the best of both , the small take any where X10 which is just a lot of fun to shoot, and just love the Macro on it also.
So yes, the perfect two Camera kit, G2 for larger sensor , and lens options, native and adapted and the gorgeous fine,small Fuji X10.
April 14th, 2012, 06:32 AM
If I had the choice of an E-P3 with EVF or X10 i'd probably go for the E-P3 and EVF. The 'orb' problem on the X10 is a bit of a pain at times and i do find exposure is very poor. It does however produce really nice images in the right situations where there is reasonable even lighting conditions. I have seen some stunning shots from the E-P3 but if you want a fixed lens camera then the X10 for you would be a good choice.........although I would still consider the XZ-1, or wait for the XZ-2 or Lumix LX6 when they turn up.
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April 14th, 2012, 02:53 PM
I had an X10 for a little bit and finally got it returned via eBay buyer protection. Aesthetically, I loved it and it produced great images in the day time, but it was bigger than my GF3 +14mm. Right now I'm waiting patiently for the LX6... No news on it at all.
April 23rd, 2012, 02:49 AM
For me, an interchangeable system (SLR, mirrorlesss, etc.) was not an option. And so very often, I'd try a recommended camera, and so often they felt like polycarbonate blobs, not cameras. Plus, I MUST have a viewfinder: I'll never get used to a rear screen only camera, holding it out away from me like a smelly baby diaper. Plus I'm steadier with it pressed to my face, and I can't see around the camera to disturb my composing the scene.
I bought into Fuji's X design brief totally. I like metal cameras that feel and look like a camera (my age is showing . . . .). I care nothing about video. I wanted a hot shoe. I wanted to be able to use filters. I did not want a zoom driven by an 'erection motor' with a minimum f-stop as slow as Christmas. So while I admire the X100, I wanted a zoom. Imagine what Canon would get for an 'L' 28-105 f2-2.8 . . . .
I can't really comment in comparison to all the other cams metioned here. All I can tell you is I love this little gem. It's well-publicized foibles rarely intrude in my case. As with any camera, you learn what it likes, what it doesn't, and just get on with it. I'm very pleased with its output. I'm not a pixel counter, not a pro, just someone that grew up with a camera in my hand (started with an Agfa folder!), so I consider myself maybe a slightly advanced amateur. It has that Fuji 'look' which is fine with me. When I take care of business, it's as sharp as can be. I'm still learning in detail how it sees things, just like I learned film/camera combinations in the old days.
I can tell you this: It has returned the joy of photography to me in a way that I frankly could not find in any other camera I've seen. I'm not apt to stay up nights sweating the samll stuff (for me, the occasional orb is not a Sign of the End Times or reason for endless internet screeds), I just want a useable tool that I have fun using, and this fits me to a 'T'.
April 30th, 2012, 03:44 AM
Joey, I could not agree more with you. What a perfectly written account of your feelings and experiences...that fit my own to a tee. Thank you!
Originally Posted by Joey Wilson
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