January 28th, 2014, 10:42 AM
yup....that new viewfinder and all the ways you can use it are pretty awesome.
I buy camera gear in a wrong-headed attempt to make up for my lacking photography skills. Maybe I should just use a lousy old camera and then I can blame it all on the camera.
January 28th, 2014, 10:53 AM
This is the first Fuji "X" camera after the X100 that I'm really excited about. I like how they got rid of the buttons to the left of the rear LCD and like how they built the control system around the right thumb and forefinger.
I can control all my settings, including ISO, without having to turn the camera on! Lovely, just lovely. I like second guessing myself as to what the correct exposure should be. This plays right into that personality quirk.
Dang, I think I might just have to pick one up. And get the 56mm 1.2 lens. I don't need another camera. Sigh.
"Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd" ~ Voltaire
January 28th, 2014, 12:07 PM
It just so happens that over the weekend I worked on clearing out some of my imports-to-be-processed and ran across some older Fuji files. Having not seen them in a long time I opened them in Iridient Developer (these were Xtrans files) and was mightily impressed. The timing of the XT-1 may be unfortunate in my circumstance. I had declared 2014 a no-new-gear year (excepting anything interesting from Ricoh) and instead I would focus on deepening my photographic and post processing education (which I have been doing and I've made good strides) and on creating simple photobooks for personal consumption.
But I have been frustrated by the RAW files from the Olympus E-M1, which I cannot seem to dial in the way I like; they simply don't seem to have the processing latitude that APS and above files do. Very nice files, don't get me wrong, but I tend to push files quite a bit and appreciate some flexibility in post processing depending on what I want to do with them. The XT-1 looks like a nice option to the E-M1, and frankly the lens lineup really appeals to me: 21mm, 50mm, macro and several useful zooms. The XT-1 EVF sounds very appealing too.
In any case, I'll patiently wait and see how the XT-1 pans out. It's clear that Fuji is all out and working hard to design and build a great system. Go Fuji!
January 28th, 2014, 02:01 PM
Resist, this is Just Another Camera
Originally Posted by Andrewteee
January 28th, 2014, 02:29 PM
January 28th, 2014, 03:14 PM
Looks good, but no. Just Another Camera as Nick says. There are so many coming out these days, it just gets silly, trying to decide what to get next. Sticking with Pentax for now, for a large small camera :)
January 28th, 2014, 03:38 PM
Thank the great Lord Barnack that they do. I hate built-in flash with a passion; too weak and small, too close to the lens axis to be useful, and a compromise in body integrity...
Originally Posted by bartjeej
Cost, I suspect, plus the neverending internet clamour for a weathersealed body to match those lenses from day one...
Originally Posted by nickthetasmaniac
Well, personally I absolutely wouldn't be buying it if it had one - to me it is, like a built-in flash, a weak point - something to go wrong. It's bad enough that it is tilty...I shall be experimenting with velcro dots at least, if not superglue...
Originally Posted by Luckypenguin
[QUOTE=kyteflyer;168587...Sticking with Pentax for now, for a large small camera :)[/QUOTE]
And there's the rub. This is the body that is likely to take me to 80% Fuji, selling off my remaining Nikon kit. This with long and macro lenses, an X-E1 or 2 for standard and long, and I am where I want to be. Back in the day I had Contax SLR and G, then Leica R and M. Fuji are now giving me "all in one" lens compatibility with both SLR and rangefinder form factors. What's not to like, particularly at the price?
My comments above, by the way, are to demonstrate that you can't please everyone all the time. I, with the exception of that damned tilty screen, am as happy as a sand-boy with the spec and just waiting for the call to say that my dealer has mine to give me.
January 28th, 2014, 04:01 PM
My only question for Fuji now is and will be,
Does it work with Adobe products, or not yet?.
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January 28th, 2014, 05:14 PM
So long as there's a hot shoe, you can always add a dedicated flash if the built-in flash isn't good enough for you - no one's forcing you to use it as your only flash. I find built-in flash very useful for a bit of fill flash. Regarding the body integrity, that's a fair point, although I think it should be possible to design a flash that's weathersealerd (Pentax has been doing so for years), and the risk of the flash breaking could be reduced by making the flash slightly recessed from the surrounding bodywork.
Originally Posted by Lightmancer
Last edited by bartjeej; January 28th, 2014 at 06:23 PM.
January 28th, 2014, 05:18 PM
But where do you draw the line? Failure points exist everywhere, write down to the globs of solder on the circuit board. I've had an EVF go wrong and need replacement so there is another weak point. I've had an SD card get stuck inside on a camera on it's lock tab and mangle the memory card release mechanism; ditto. On the other hand, I have a good amount of faith in touchscreens given that I have seen many of them still working perfectly well when the screen itself has suffered an impact and looks like a spiderweb.
Originally Posted by Lightmancer
Last edited by Luckypenguin; January 28th, 2014 at 05:31 PM.
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