Returning After a "Serious Compact" Hiatus

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by Burkey, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 18, 2011
    Northern New England
    Hey Folks.
    Been shooting most of the last year with a couple of Canon 5Ds. Loving the resolution but still missed a serious compact. Took the plunge and got a an X-20 yesterday and as really enjoying the the small camera experience once again.
    . . . David
     

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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    just looking at that Canon makes me hand hurt
     
  3. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 18, 2011
    Northern New England
    Hey Luke, - Yup, 'got muscles now where I didn't know I had them. :smile: If it wasn't for a couple of inexpensive but great Cosmos straps from Amazon I think the 5Ds might have stayed in the bag a lot. However, frightening resolution from them, especially the Mark II version.
    Some of the minor improvements over the X-10 are interesting with the X-20. 'Having fun with it "grab-shoting" this and that around home now. 'Nice to be back here too.
    . . . David
     

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  4. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Welcome back. We'll be interested in hearing more about those differences between the X10 and X20... and what you think of them.
     
  5. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 18, 2011
    Northern New England
    Hi Biro,
    Thanks. I'll be playing around with it today and maybe a bit tomorrow too. I really loved the X-10 but sold it to KEH and almost immediately missed it.
    The full-size sensor experience is staggering but so is shooting with a well designed compact like the Fuji X-series. I think both can live together pretty darn well.
    Hey, have a nice Sunday and again thanks for the welcome back.
    . . . David
     
  6. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    You should try shooting a V-series Hasselblad hand held one of these days... Character building, indeed. :smile:

    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
  7. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    Nice shot, David. Welcome back!
     
  8. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 18, 2011
    Northern New England
    Thanks, Antonio. My only Hasselblad experience was back in the late '60s with a 500 EL. 'Very nice piece of gear. :smile:
    . . . David
     
  9. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Welcome back Dave.
    Any temptation from the X20's bigger cousins - either XPro or XE? Fuji's IL-X series gave cause to a Canon stalwart, Zack Arias, to break his bond with dSLRs :wink:
     
  10. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Welcome back, David! Wondered where you went :)
     
  11. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 18, 2011
    Northern New England
    Hey Guys,
    Thanks! Having some fun with X-20 and great to be back. "Took this of my wife a couple of moments ago as the sun set up here in northern Vermont. Shot on "faux-DOF" compression with -2/3EV and right from the camera except for sizing down the file in LR for posting. As I said, havin' fun.
    . . . David
     

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  12. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 18, 2011
    Northern New England
    'Not really. At least at this moment. :wink: The X-M1 got my attention but with no OVF, aside from a matched up Voigtlander optical finder, I'm set for the moment. Although those little finders sure do look nice. I suppose a major GAS attack could happen.
    . . . Burkey
     
  13. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Great to see you back here hanging around, David! Congrats on the X20, too.:biggrin:
     
  14. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 18, 2011
    Northern New England
    Thanks, BB. 'Nice to be back. Havin' fun with the X20 too.
    . . . David
     
  15. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I have no doubt that you are, David. Just so you know, I haven't been very active here or on our sister site - FujiXspot.com - Fuji X Series News, Rumors, and Discussion Forums., because we finally moved in May...and we're still working on our place. Can't even remember if you knew we were doing this - up to Kent, CT. It's beautiful...but my Fujis have been rather idle and I've pretty much only been using my iPhone4 of late. This too shall pass and I'll be back into "real" photography and become more involved here and on the xspot.

    You've been missed!
     
  16. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 18, 2011
    Northern New England
    Oops, didn't see your second post, BB. Sorry. 'Glad to hear your move went well. "Stuff" can certainly disrupt our abilities to be able to do what is often so personally important to us. I'm sure you'll be back chasing images soon.
    Thanks again for the welcome back.
    ...David