Interesting. What did you do to the colors.
Interesting. What did you do to the colors.
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There are some fantastic images in this thread. I hope to join in soon...if I'm worthy.
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And this: "The Fuji X-Pro1 pixel quality at ISO 200 is extremely impressive. I deem it superior to the full-frame Canon 5D Mark III at ISO 100." Not bad for sharpness unbecoming of a 16MP camera.
Thanks for the links, Robert.
It is interesting that people would pay real money to read such things with hypotheses and conjectures.
Loyd points out that the body plus 3 lenses is expensive, but for a poor man the X Pro1 system is attainable for a digital rangefinder style camera, unlike Leica products.
To be honest I'm still on the fence waiting to see wait the OMD tests like in the field but I'm strongly attracted to the X Pro 1 for a potent light kit for travel.
Too many cameras, too little time ...
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Hey Robert, Have you seen Ken Rockwell's review? He thinks the AF is far better than Leica's?
Oh, he too notes the price as well. That was a revelation. :-)
It was the cremation site of the late Princess at Sanam Luang (in front of the Emerald Buddha Temple).
One with the 60 macro. This flower is less than 1" in size
Also got a vario ND to do some wide open outdoor shots. Need to do some more work and see what sort of hood I can use looks like you can easily get reflections or glare with it.
All sitting outside at breakfast....
This one is OK but again I want to test without filter, straight single filter and then vario ND...little bit of texture in the OOF highlights.
Turned slightly to the right and bam! not good.
I have to say that the Fuji X-Pro1 is quite simply a stunning camera system so long as you appreciate that it isn't a Leica M9 and nor will it ever be. However, the images I'm seeing from my camera & 18/35 lenses are outstanding in colour, acuity and overall look - and that's just the jpgs!
If there's an Achilles heel it's with the RAW converter support. I understand why given the new non-bayer colour pattern and I'm sure that it'll be sorted out soon. In the meantime I'm happy to shoot jpg fine & raw and for the most part the jpgs are all I need.
Lightroom support is coming. This is on the Adobe site
NOTE: The Lightroom and Camera Raw team is well aware of the new X-Pro1 camera from FUJIFILM. We are currently developing raw support for the X-Pro1 and look forward to providing it as soon as support is complete. Thanks for your patience on this topic.
Absolutely no concerns about the support coming ... If anything I'm blown away by the jpgs.
I succumbed. It was only a matter of time. I picked up the camera this afternoon and after charging the battery, headed to the North Shore to catch sunset.
The first two shots are A-A (auto). I thought it would be a little smarter; f/16, 1/1200, 800 ISO.
I drove a little bit farther and as I pulled into the last place to park before Kaena Point, this group flagged me down and asked if I would take their picture with their iPhones (they were visiting from Oz). Of course, I obliged and took a shot of my own.
Shot in A-priority....Wide open, 1/150, 200 ISO
I am loving it.
A shout out to Carl who I pestered with PM's and Terry too. (Terry your podcast on SeriousCompacts was cool).
Thanks for Lee, PenSon, ReeRay, teeraash, Roy Benson and all the others showing their great pics.
And a BIG mahalo to bigkidneys (Jason T) who I've had a running text message convo going for the last several weeks. He has been shooting the XP1 in New Orleans this weekend (between cigars, beer and binets). Expecting some great posts from him as soon as he gets to a computer.
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This and the 16x9 format aspect ratios do not apply to RAW, though if you shoot RAW+JPEG you will see the changes in the VF.
I'm thinking when you put it on auto maybe the DR was on and it was boosting the ISO to deal with the DR. DR400 requires ISO 800. ISO, the could have at least used a shutter of 1/2400 or 1/3000 and brought the aperture down a stop or so.tough scene not to blow out.
Lovely images, Rich!
(Did you forget God? )
Then there's Steve Huff who manages to make the Fuji look dreadful next to the OM-D but he compares a 12mm (24 equiv) on the OM-D with the 35mm (52 equiv) on the Fuji and who knows where his focus point was? All I can say is 'pointless'! I am sure the OM-D is a great camera too but ...
The photo internet world is becoming a very weird place these days and I wouldn't want to believe what I see from many of these sites. This site is one of the exceptions.
I agree that the photo review internet world is becoming a very bizarre place these days. The proof, however, is in the image quality of the photos we keep seeing all over the web.
Here are a couple of other shots taken with the camera..
Great first shots Rich! On the auto DR thing, pretty sure I read somewhere on the forums that if left on auto you will get higher ISO on mist occasions due to the camera either trying to keep from blowing highlights and or lifting shadows. Not sure which one but given the fact the ISO capabilities are so good with the camera, I leave it on auto all the time. Still haven't messed with all the settings but have been using the film bracket option while here in NOLA and I love it! Really wish I had my ND filter with me for a few shots but otherwise this camera is great for street photography type stuff IMO even though I rarely try street.
Hi all, after much debate and several attempts with friends cameras, I was able to snag one of these for a try. I have enjoyed the experience as I have gotten to know the camera better, and it, like the M9, changes the way one typically would approach an image and composition. IQ is stunning. Here are some early attempts....Comments and criticisms welcomed.
IQ is M-like, for sure, with better high ISO....focus remains an issue, particularly in low light, were all of that high ISO goodness could come in handy....
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to get DR 200% you need ISO400
to get DR 400% you need ISO800
so, any shot I see where someone is in bright daylight shooting ISO800 I assume they have DR or auto DR 400 kicking in.
Just as an FYI this is different than the Fuji EXR sensors which use hardware and not software for some of the DR settings. In the X100 and x-pro1 is just software and use of ISO.
P.S. Add me to the list of fans of this camera...next up...we need LR4 RAW support, but the JPEG's are quite nice, as others (Terry, Graham, Rich, Vivek, Teerash, Carl, Ewe) have mentioned or demonstrated....hope to add my lot to the pile...
Carl, the 60s are freeing up.
Ashwin: no issues with blown highlights!
LOL. Thanks, Robert. I've been totally schizophrenic with regards to whether or not to buy the camera. I got a nice deal in town, and decided to snag it...I have enjoyed using it after a long back and forth...I have sort of learned to go with the flow and not fight it. It's actually a similar process that I went through with the M8 a few years ago. The camera presents a different way of seeing and photographing the world around you. I have set the exposure comp to -1/3 to -2/3, in daylight, and that seems to work well.
Ashwin your photos are great examples of why it's the photog, not the gear.
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Wow, thanks to everyone here!
Ashwin, thanks for reminding us the X-Pro 1 has some serious magic... in a photographer's hands. Bravo
Real nice pics. Thks for posting.
Couple with the Contax C/Y Distagon on the XP1.
Looking for red blowout.
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Carl - the straw is brilliant. Well spotted.
Finally caved and bought the X-Pro1.. enjoying it very much and have added a section dedicated to the X-Pro1 to my website at: Fuji X-Pro1 Photography by Jim Radcliffe
Here are a few samples.... I've only been out once for shooting so my subject matter is limited. I was using the 18 & 35.
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Looks good so far. Enjoy!
I got the Voigtlander ones from Cameraquest and they are $25. But people have found others cheaper. I think the Nikons from the FM series work and B&H or Photovillage have them with Photo Village lowest at $17