January 8th, 2013, 08:00 PM
I'm pretty much in the same boat. X Pro-2........my wallet is already panicking.
Originally Posted by Landshark
January 8th, 2013, 09:22 PM
Probably of good example of why, as much as we might want to be able to, it is really not possible for anyone to definitively say that camera 'A' produces better files than camera 'B', because image quality is highly subjective. It may be possible to make universal statements based on measurable technical qualities, but it's hard to rate the overall "look" when everyone sees differently. As in, "camera 'A' has greater dynamic range, but I just prefer what I see from camera 'B'".
Originally Posted by phrenic
I've spent a lot of time looking through sample images from various cameras that I am interested in but don't own, and while acknowledging that there a million different variables involved in comparing images taken at different times in different places by different photographers using different cameras, I think that on a macroscopic level I also have a slight preference towards the X100 (but I wouldn't stand up in court and say that with any surety!).
Last edited by Luckypenguin; January 8th, 2013 at 09:31 PM.
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January 8th, 2013, 11:00 PM
The Japanese don't actually think adding weight to a product makes the product anything but heavy. Heavy is not a positive trait. Personally, I agree. I don't need to carry any more weight than necessary.
January 8th, 2013, 11:01 PM
I agree about the XPro size. It's never cramped, never heavy, but is robust and fits in a small bag with its beautiful lenses. The problem I am having is that the X100s is calling me - the sensor I love added to the X100. Nice.
Originally Posted by stanleyk
I find your D700 /600 thoughts interesting. I have never had a 700, but really liked its controls and feel. I checked out the 600. Very solid feature list, and a nice camera. But to me it just didn't feel comfortable. Getting picky in my old age I suppose.
January 9th, 2013, 02:12 AM
Thanks for all the replies guy's. It's not so much an IQ issue as the X-Pro is pretty good but it's more the way the camera feels as a package. Weirdly I enjoy the GF5 and 20mm more!?!?! I have played with the X-E1 quite a lot and it's much lighter than the Xpro. When I first picked it up it felt like a bit of cheap plastic and it also felt empty. Pop a 35mm on and it felt totally different weight wise but still feels plastic.
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January 9th, 2013, 04:53 AM
It's just a camera.
If every time you pick it up you're thinking about the things you don't like about it, you probably won't make good pictures with it.
Use the camera you like using.
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January 9th, 2013, 07:55 AM
Yep, these "connection" issues are important and so personal. I loved the E-M5, but it always felt heavy to me compared with the comparably-sized E-P3 that felt just right. Others associate the E-M5 weight with quality or feel that it helps them hold it steadier, while the E-P3 feels "empty".
I like the way the X-Pro1 feels and handles. Greatly prefer the Fuji to the similarly sized but much heavier Leica M9P.
January 9th, 2013, 08:27 AM
Your credit card likely prefers the lighter weight too.
Originally Posted by Amin Sabet
But yes, the connection is important. My wife has a Pana G3 and has connected with it way more than any other camera. She can't put it down. I know it's a very good camera, but I just don't like it much.
January 9th, 2013, 10:07 AM
To me, the XE1 doesn't feel as "empty" as the XP1. Other than the hybrid VF, they had to cram the same parts plus the flash inside a smaller body making the XE1 a bit denser than the XP1. I do miss the OVF though ... sigh ...
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January 9th, 2013, 10:24 AM
Well, it's not against the rules to have both cameras...
Originally Posted by Armanius
(I get the feeling we're not helping poor Ghosthunter.)
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