January 23rd, 2013, 09:47 AM
Originally Posted by demiro
I agree that at least you know what you don't want so that's a plus...and also that the X10 punches above its weight class.
January 23rd, 2013, 10:33 AM
Well with a little delay the X10 is now confirmed on its way, should be here Friday around noon. Incidentally, an good friend of mine, and long time Fuji user offered to send his X100 for me to try in trade for a small favor he needs (that I would have been happy give without that !), AND Bob here generously offered to lend me his GX1/PL25 combo if needed !! Needless to say I'm happy :)
From the five new companies getting involved with m4/3, Kodak, Polaroid, it looks like it' becoming the strong digital format of the future. From in depth investigation of my files captured over the past 5 or 6 years, APS-C seems to be the sweet spot for me.
January 28th, 2013, 03:01 PM
The GX1, PL25, PL45, Ppowerzoom, and VF combo is on its way (sorry for delay -- been busy with work and unable to get to the local post office).
I hope you have fun with it, and it help you decides what you are after
January 28th, 2013, 03:09 PM
Bob you are helpful beyond words !!! It should absolutely be instrumental in deciding what system I want to go with ultimately :)
January 28th, 2013, 03:31 PM
It's really a tough call I guess. What I'm about to say is based on limited personal experience.
Sony NEX system : although the ideas are good (and there's focus peaking), I never got on with the ergonomics, and think the bodies are a bit small for the lenses (both native and legacy).
M43 system : pretty evolved now and the bodies will only get even better than they are now. Great native lens selection, but bodies are probably a bit small for legacy lens use.
Fuji X-interchangeable : without sounding like a fan boy, ergonomics are great, native lenses are pretty good, and body sizes are good with legacy lenses (X-E1 a tad too small, but probably ok with the additional hand grip). Everything feels good, but the AF can be frustrating when it misses (takes time to get used to). IQ is great, but native lenses are not yet fully developed for the system. Great colors too !
In summary, I went from DSLR to M43, loved mirrorless, but wanted slightly better IQ, so now with Fujifilm. I think Fujifilm are hitting the right spots in most places, and that's why my M43 gear is currently gathering dust. But I can't bear to part with those M43 system lenses as there will surely be a good few surprises around the corner !
January 28th, 2013, 04:02 PM
Well Bob, 48 hours from now I'll be taking care of the "gathering dust" part ;)
Originally Posted by bobbywise
I think your summary is pretty much the conclusion I might come with once I've tried all 3 systems. I'm giving it a go if I can arrange picking up the camera before the end of the week. It not, I'm going on ski vacation on saturday (taking ONLY the X10 with me), which will give me time to mull over it a bit further.
Thanks guys for all the great and useful input (feel free to keep it coming, too) I'll make sure to keep you posted on what I do.
January 29th, 2013, 03:38 PM
Ah ah, cameras are literally raining on me starting tomorrow !! bobbywise's m4/3 gorgeous rig will be here by then, and my friend is packing his X100 to ship tomorrow, should be here on Friday ! When I'm back from ski vacation I'll ship it back to him and buy his X-E1. WHoo ooh, life is sweet :) It's wonderful to have generous hearted photog' friends !
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