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Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by drd1135, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    Based on my communications with the seller, I believe it's a gray market item. So should I buy this one, or, for $50 more, buy the X-A1 kit with US warranty? Decisions, decisions.
     
  2. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    That's always a tough call. I did some looking, and the XA1 with the Bayer sensor gives excellent results which look equivalent to the XM1 for JPEG and better in RAW. I've also heard that the X-Trans RAW files are hard to work with. That certainly true for the XF1 files I have tried.
     
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  3. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Chuck, I'd try to contact Fuji USA if I were you and ask - even if they won't honor a warranty on a gray-market camera - if they will at least repair that camera at your expense. Some camera companies won't. But, unless you simply must have the X-Trans sensor, I'd lean toward the X-A1 anyway.
     
  4. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    Steve, thanks. I'm leaning toward the X-A1 at this point, although I may be able to talk myself out of either.... :)
     
  5. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    If you can talk yourself out of camera purchases, you're more persuasive than I.
     
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  6. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

    758
    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    Decided to invest in used 14mm lens instead....this time! :redface:
     
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  7. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    X-Trans RAW files from my X-E1 work just fine in the latest Lightroom, and you can find some nice presets that really sharpen them up wonderfully. And then they can be processed very nicely in Silver Efex Pro.