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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:04 pm 
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Hi guys,
rangefinder cameras bring photographers together :)
i was totally excited when it arrived yesteday, ran right out and you know there is always something to shoot in nyc,
posted a bunch of images and a few thoughts...
http://www.mikekobal.com/blog/?p=4052
hope you find it useful
cheers,
mike

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:08 pm 
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Good observations, I had a chance to play with this beauty last week, and as you say some of the buttons are too easily switched by accident, as in the AF being under your thumb and also the EV wheel which could also use a locking pin.
The salesperson also commented about the poor focus performance.

Other than that, Fuji needs to bring on the firmware, and work on that price a bit as well, although I would still buy it over a Leica any day.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:07 am 
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thanks WestCoast. agree, I used to shoot Leica M, back in the film days it was a great camera.
i am waiting for the kipon adapter to try manual lenses. for now, the poor af reduces the xpro1 to just a pretty necklace...

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 3:11 am 
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I had a very good experience focusing an X Pro at a local dealer today! As indicated in tutorials on-line, I set the focus selector to the Manual position, then auto-focused by pressing the AF/AE lock button. Focus was not DSLR-quick, but certainly faster than pocket cameras I have used from time to time. I then pushed the shutter release button, in one movement, with no pause. This method enables one to fine-tune focus as needed by manually turning the focus ring on the lens, before pressing the shutter release, but from what was visible on the LCD, the images were focused quite well enough. The next step will be to use my own SD card, on a future visit, so I can view the images at a larger size.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:44 am 
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DPR now have their X-Pro 1 review posted. They've pretty much identified the strengths and weaknesses we already knew about except I don't recall seeing the comment about Adobe Camera Raw's demosaicing issue before.

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