May 23rd, 2012, 03:30 PM
LOL! I was about to weigh in on the joys of owning an XZ-1... but I saw the post just in time. However, perhaps an X-10 or XZ-1 could be on the agenda, too.
Originally Posted by Armanius
Gear: Mostly the Fuji X100, Ricoh GRD III and Olympus XZ-1
May 23rd, 2012, 04:10 PM
Congrats Otse! Practice a lot before you go so you don't waste time on figuring the camera out and can enjoy--or at least bring the manual.
May 23rd, 2012, 04:15 PM
Sue, after being one of those attracted to an unbelievable (truly) offer yesterday to buy the XZ-1 (offer vaporized), I'm still considering the camera. Any wisdom you'd like to share would be appreciated! Thanks.
Originally Posted by kyteflyer
May 24th, 2012, 12:09 AM
Are you also able to take a second camera, perhaps with a wide zoom? If you have something like a S90/95/100 or the LX5, you can fill a lot of gaps that the X100 won't reach. I'm a big fan of the combination of one large sensor prime camera and one small sensor camera, with zoom if possible.
Good luck with your trip! Remember to show us photographs when you return!
January 9th, 2013, 03:29 PM
Hey everyone. A little update since I last posted.
You can find some pictures from the trip on my site here:
Places — Olivier Tse
Thanks again for all the wonderful advice, tips, and suggestions. Even despite the announcement of the new S model, I'm still tickled pink by my X100.
January 9th, 2013, 03:54 PM
Great website Olivier! Enjoyed browsing through it!
Current Gear: A little bit of this and a little bit of that, but want more!
January 10th, 2013, 03:13 AM
OM-D w/ O17mm f1.8 or the PL25mm.
"Everywhere you look there are photographs, it is up to us photogs to see them."- Gary Ayala
My Snaps are Here: Unsharp At Any Speed
January 10th, 2013, 02:37 PM
Last year I went to India to see friends I had not seen for 20+years, I wanted to travel light so took the X100 and the GX1+3 lenses.
This proved to be a great combo and gave me the security of knowing I had a back up if either camera had an issue, both performed flawlessly but my most used setup was the GX1+45-175X lens (I know the X100 offers better IQ).
For those interested parties you can see the results from both cameras on my blogsite postings here:
571 Photography: Fuji X100 - India
571 Photography: GX1 does Taj Mahal and Delhi
571 Photography: GX1 in India (Hyderabad)
January 11th, 2013, 04:51 AM
I'd take the Panasonic GX-1 with PL25/1.4 and as zoom option the Panny 14-45. I've shot this camera for about 7 months and got 16K shots on it. It never let me down. User Interface is brilliant, so is touchscreen. Smart little bounceable pop-up flash. Good low light IQ, great normal light IQ. Best AF on any mirrorless (don't let people tell you otherwise, it's as fast as E-M5 in good light, much faster in low light, and more accurate all the time. Face detection works great. The PL25/1.4 is among the very best optics available, all brands included. The GX-1 is small (like my NEX 7) but dense and lovely.
Obvious question, why don't I own one anymore if it's that insanely good ? Because I'm a shallow DOF nevropath. But unless you're one too, unless you'd sell your sick old mom for a small more squeeze of extra blur (like me), don't worry about it. The 25/1.4 is good enough for decent subject isolation, or you can have the 45/1.8 if it floats your boat (but having had both I very strongly recommennd the former). The 14-45 is much better than it has any right too, and goes for about 180$ used.
I have NEX cameras now (the 7 now after the 5N and 6) and the IQ is fantastic, but if I were embarking on your journey, I think I'd want to trust the GX-1. Icing on the cake, it's awful cheap.
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