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New info on Fuji X Pro 1

 
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Apr 21, 2012 19:27 |  #421

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I thought this was a download link and got exited when I saw this.:cry:

Haha, I did the same thing. You're a bad bad man pxchoi!

My ebay soft release arrived yesterday for my X-Pro1, and it's definitely a great accessory.

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So I've accessorised my X-Pro1 with a soft release and leather strap, and I think that will be good enough. The camera feels good enough in my hand that I don't think I'll be needing a thumbs up grip for it.

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Apr 22, 2012 16:54 |  #422

jpang wrote in post #14305303 (external link)
Haha, I did the same thing. You're a bad bad man pxchoi!

My ebay soft release arrived yesterday for my X-Pro1, and it's definitely a great accessory.

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So I've accessorised my X-Pro1 with a soft release and leather strap, and I think that will be good enough. The camera feels good enough in my hand that I don't think I'll be needing a thumbs up grip for it.

nice , who did you buy it from ??
Is it brass?


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Apr 24, 2012 07:51 |  #423

bedojo wrote in post #14309612external link
nice , who did you buy it from ??
Is it brass?

ebay, and unfortunately it's made of copper, not brass.

And Fujifilm has now released new firmware for the X-Pro1 body and the three lenses, and having installed it myself, I can say that the aperture chatter issue that a lot of people have been complaining about is pretty much gone. You can still hear the aperture blades moving to compensate for the amount of light hitting the sensor if you're paying close attention, but it's very quite now.


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Apr 24, 2012 14:55 |  #424

good to hear, now how in the world do I get one of these into my hands w/o the wife being jostled...


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Apr 25, 2012 04:56 |  #425

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good to hear, now how in the world do I get one of these into my hands w/o the wife being jostled...

Just hide all the boxes, whack a fair bit of tape on the body and lenses and then when she sees the camera, says it's just a cheap old school film camera you picked up for a couple of bucks.
Good luck! ;)


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Apr 25, 2012 07:25 |  #426

jpang wrote in post #14318436external link
ebay, and unfortunately it's made of copper, not brass.

And Fujifilm has now released new firmware for the X-Pro1 body and the three lenses, and having installed it myself, I can say that the aperture chatter issue that a lot of people have been complaining about is pretty much gone. You can still hear the aperture blades moving to compensate for the amount of light hitting the sensor if you're paying close attention, but it's very quite now.

That's great, I'll have to download. Notice any difference in AF speed?


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Apr 28, 2012 18:49 |  #427

shujert wrote in post #14325328external link
That's great, I'll have to download. Notice any difference in AF speed?

Haven't had much of a chance to shoot with the X-Pro1 since upgrading the firmware so can't really tell, but I have read reports from others saying the AF has improved slightly


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Apr 30, 2012 23:18 as a reply to jpang's post |  #428

Tried x-pro 1 with xf 60mm f2.4. The af is really slow (non macro mode) compared to xf 35mm f1.4. Was ready to buy it with both 35 and 60, but now having second thought.




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May 01, 2012 12:14 |  #429

I haven't had a problem with AF speed,
and thats coming from a 5d2 with L lenses :P
18mm fastest af, then 35mm, then 60mm
60mm will get here tomorrow :D
If you need fast AF, and want a compact system, look at the olympus EM5 + 12mm f2.0($800) + pana leica 25mm f1.4 ($530) + oly 45mm f1.8 ($400)

I didn't notice any AF improvement, but the chatter is gone :P w/ the firmware update


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May 01, 2012 14:09 as a reply to bedojo's post |  #430

AF speed with 35mm f1.4 is fast enough for me. Let me know what you think once you have tried 60mm f2.4.




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May 02, 2012 15:47 |  #431

Just got my 60mm in, havent been able to try it on a real subject yet, but focusing from about .6m then towards infinity, out side was just fine, just a tad slower then the 35mm. maybe about ~1second to lock and shoot from .6m to infiniti

focus and refocus at about the same distance is quick and would work great for portraits, even when i changed subject maters along the around the same distance,

Going from 3.0m to 10m was quick enough to get a guy walking down the street at f2.4.

Inside it was a little different story, with lights turned off and blinds closed, exposure :iso 1600 - 2500 1/90 f2.4, took a little more time to focus.

Macro mode... is kind of lame :P haven't played with it much
wish it was a f2.0, 1.8, or 1.4 lens
I plan on using it for portraits, as it is the perfect length, and should do great. I'll be sure to update once I can go out with someone and shoot :)

What are you planing on using it for?


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May 02, 2012 16:46 as a reply to bedojo's post |  #432

I was thinking of getting it (60mm) for portraits (mainly my 2.5 year old son). I also noticed EVF didn't get refreshed quick enough, so if subject moves, you don't realize it through EVF until it acquires the focus which is usually too late. I did try OVF with it, it's got its own issuses but at least you see the movements all the time and seems a bit faster than using EVF.

Anyway, I really liked the camera so I think I'm going to buy it with 35mm f1.4 first. Hope Fuji will release a faster non macro portrait lens or fix the AF slowness via firmware down the road. If I do buy it, it will be no more DSLR (5d3).




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May 02, 2012 16:47 |  #433

wowzers the 60mm is awesome!

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Af worked fine and quick enough, af speed didn't hinder anything it was shot with OVF,
The parallax error is huge on this lens :P
but it pretty easy to "guess" where the true af point is based on distance.
just got the lens and nailed the af on the eye on my second try focusing.

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May 02, 2012 16:52 as a reply to bedojo's post |  #434

With still subjects, it should not be a problem. It's going to be challenge with moving kids for sure.




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May 02, 2012 17:06 |  #435

that would be more of a limitation of the cameras AF system, less so the lens, as it focuses pretty much just as quick as my 35mm.
For moving subjects there is a great blog post somewhere but i'll summarize it

1.point af point on subject
2. release shutter. -> AF-S mode, power saving off, push the shutter button all the way down. This will have the camera release the shutter as soon as it locks focus instead of waiting for you to tell it to shoot after it af, and this works a great amount of the time, (haven't tried with 60mm yet) with both the 18 and 35mm :)
3. prey lol

If you're looking for a critically fast compact large~ish sensor camera, I would look at the EP3 or em-5, they have great lenses, and good IQ, and great AF speeds.
but the IQ wont be as good as the xpro, but at least you can focus on quick kids :P


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