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Fuji X-70: Some more pics and thoughts

Discussion in 'Other >= 1" Sensor Cameras' started by Spode, Apr 4, 2016.

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  1. Spode

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  2. KillRamsey

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    Kyle
    I don't really want the camera, and yet I eagerly read reviews like these. I find it fascinating, to have such a different shooting style in a Fuji.
     
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  3. Spode

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  4. Lightmancer

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    This is really useful stuff.
    I'm still not going to jump, though. I took my Ricoh GR with me last Sunday alongside my XPro2 and I can see myself doing that until the GR replacement comes along. There are four factors that sway me in favour of the GR.
    Size - GR is smaller
    Touchscreen - GR doesn't have one
    Tilty screen - GR doesn't have one
    Monochrome - I can't replicate the GR HiBW mode with another camera, or in post, to save my life.

    So, I'm sticking, still. I like to read favourable reports of the X70 - it is all the Fuji imaging virtues in a small package - but it ain't for me.
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  5. Spode

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    Nice pic. Was this SOOC hi-contrast B&W?
     
  6. Lightmancer

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    Bill Palmer
    Exactly so. It's something that the GR does really well.
     
  7. Spode

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    It does. There's no denying that! Maybe I'll take out the old GR for a walk this week.
     
  8. Crsnydertx

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    Horses for courses. Two of your "sway factors" go the other way for me: I'm seriously considering the X70 because of the tilt screen and touch focus capability. I used the HiBW mode with the GRD III and IV and never warmed to it; would rather use the capabilities of Silver Efex Pro to do monochrome conversions. Size is a wash for me.

    My decision will be based on whether I can really get a lot more out of the X70 than my Coolpix A. Using more than the normal amount of GAS restraint of late, so by the time I decide whether to go X70, its price may have moderated.