July 29th, 2012, 09:25 PM
You're right.....you're lucky you don't live near the store. You wouldn't have a camera collection anymore.
Originally Posted by stanleyk
July 29th, 2012, 09:56 PM
this pic was taken during a rainning day on the evening.
July 29th, 2012, 09:57 PM
great lens but not my favorite focal length
here are two from Spain
and two from Carmel
July 29th, 2012, 10:16 PM
Bob, those 2 in Carmel are gorgeous. I know what you mean about favorite focal lengths. The problem I have with the X-Pro is that NONE of them are my favorite focal lengths.
and welcome IanLoo.....great first post.
July 30th, 2012, 03:37 AM
Thanks, I like the 28 and 90 focal lengths, and cannot wait for the 21, it is justhat have never been very fond of the 50, even in the days of film
July 30th, 2012, 04:21 AM
Dang! I didn't know you bought an Xpro. What did you do with the X100?
Originally Posted by Luke
"Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd" ~ Voltaire
July 30th, 2012, 08:24 AM
It's still in the audition phase, but early reports are coming in and I'm looking at other photographic tools to sell to finance the switch. The X100 may go on the chopping block despite it being my favorite camera. Another option has me exiting the m43 world and creating a massive classified listing. I think I'd have enough money left over to buy the Fuji X-S1 which I would use for telephoto work. The more I think about it, the more I'm leaning towards selling off the m43 gear. For normal focal lengths, I just always grab the Fujis. And for how little I use the longer focal lengths, I would be fine taking the hit in IQ and just being done carrying around a bunch of different lenses and stuff.
Originally Posted by Boid
July 30th, 2012, 08:35 AM
I'd wait a while before you sell off your m43 gear Luke. I've thought about doing that a few times, making a wholesale switch, but I've never done it and I'm really glad I haven't. The Fuji is an awesome camera but its a long way from being an awesome system. And even to the extent it may be, its a very limited system. I LOVE the Fuji gear and hope they continue to grow it, but m43 is just so damn useful for so many different types of shooting that I'd be lost without it. Its my DSLR system in a sense, since I never had a DSLR. But its the one that'll do anything pretty well with about a zillion lenses to choose from to match the right gear to the task at hand. I can go weeks without shooting anything other than the Fuji, but then when I need it, I'm incredibly glad to have the OMD there too. In the end, I probably use the OMD more because I'm usually more of a task oriented shooter ("I'm gonna go shoot THIS today") and the OMD is just the right tool for a lot of those things. And when I just want to go for a photo walk with no particular goals or intent, I take the X-Pro and love it, but I suspect I'd feel differently if it was my only option.
Everyone's different and you may ultimately only use the Fuji gear. But right now it has that new camera smell and its seems right for everything. M43 will never have the romance of the Fuji, but its a damn practical and useful setup. I'd at least give it a good long think before you get rid of it. Unless you have some sort of DSLR system to do the same job...
July 30th, 2012, 09:32 PM
Tonight at the lake 35mm. Three magic words: Oreo Fudge Cremes!
Last edited by stanleyk; July 30th, 2012 at 09:40 PM.
July 30th, 2012, 10:22 PM
Ray, Thanks for offering some sage advice. I really just was using my X100 for nearly everything. The E-P3 was just coming out for some tele work and macro work. My normal length primes have been sidelined for at least 2 months. I took it to the zoo today and got way more duds than keepers.... most of the time because I didn't have the right lens for the job. I have one camera and around 6 lenses in the m43 set-up that I could just easily cover with a superzoom.
I understand your preference for the versatility of the OMD, but my preference is for the camera I love to use ... which is the Fuji (although frankly it may be the X100 instead of the X-Pro1).
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