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Aug 29, 2012 04:04 |  #1

http://photorumors.com …m-x-e1-mirrorless-camera/ (external link)

I was looking at the X-Pro1 for a smaller camera to use when travelling etc until I saw the price of the body only and thought nope not for me.

And now this pops up, seems like a nice alternative to the x-pro1

And no it's not going to be Leica range finder but then only Leica can make their own range finder. I think however if the IQ turns out to be good then this might be a good little camera.


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Aug 29, 2012 07:44 |  #2

Looks nice, but I'm still waiting for the first "affordable" FF mirrorless camera.




  
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Aug 29, 2012 12:26 |  #3

^ You're not the only one.. What's the attraction to a FF mirrorless?


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Aug 29, 2012 15:24 |  #4

I was thinking the same thing. but then some photographers will think that bigger the better.

It will be a while before they make a FF mirrorless camera. They have to believe that there is a market and the mirrorless market is too small at the moment.


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Aug 29, 2012 15:52 |  #5

5D IQ in smaller lens + body package (similar to Leica M9) would be awesome IMO.




  
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Aug 29, 2012 17:53 |  #6

No range finder is a little disappointing. All they have to is improve the autofocus of the x100 and x-pro, expand the selection of lenses, and make some other minor tweaks.


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Aug 29, 2012 18:58 |  #7

while cool and about time.. no optical VF and EVF instead? pass


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Aug 30, 2012 02:41 |  #8

What's so good about an optical VF when you're not shooting action? All it does is add to the size and bulk of the camera.

I almost *never* use the optical VF on my cameras - pinpoint focusing in live view is far too good to pass up!




  
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Aug 30, 2012 03:10 |  #9

I don't see the fact that it doesn't have a optical view finder as a deal breaker. there's plenty of other things I would rather have than that.


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Aug 30, 2012 05:50 |  #10

Shadowblade wrote in post #14925209 (external link)
What's so good about an optical VF when you're not shooting action?

Because some people prefer to compose while looking through the camera as opposed to looking at some tiny screen. IMO it's more zen-like. I feel more involved with the photographic process looking through the camera and into the scene. On the tripod i'm in live view 99% of the time. But when it comes to shooting handheld, I use the VF as much as possible.

And while looking through the VF I prefer how the camera is pressed against my face as I feel I can better stabilize the camera than holding it out in front of me, especially with long telephoto lenses.


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Aug 30, 2012 05:58 |  #11

I have a few XE1 images here
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1222033

There's also a rumor floating around that Fuji might announce a higher end X-Pro1, with the XE1 being the lower end version. I can't help but dream that the higher end version could be full frame ( a real poor man's M9), especially with an M lens adapter!


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Aug 30, 2012 06:49 |  #12

rjx wrote in post #14925469 (external link)
Because some people prefer to compose while looking through the camera as opposed to looking at some tiny screen. IMO it's more zen-like. I feel more involved with the photographic process looking through the camera and into the scene.

An EVF gives you the same through-the-lens view (more accurately, in fact - it's straight off the sensor, gives you the dynamic range as seen by the sensor and allows for use of sensor-based stabilisation) and you can still hold your face to the camera if you want.

On the tripod i'm in live view 99% of the time. But when it comes to shooting handheld, I use the VF as much as possible.

That's probably why - I'm on a tripod 99% of the time...

And while looking through the VF I prefer how the camera is pressed against my face as I feel I can better stabilize the camera than holding it out in front of me, especially with long telephoto lenses.

You can use an EVF that way too - it's not just the LCD on the back of the camera.




  
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Aug 30, 2012 07:25 |  #13

theflyingkiwi wrote in post #14925245 (external link)
I don't see the fact that it doesn't have a optical view finder as a deal breaker. there's plenty of other things I would rather have than that.

I don't enjoy peeking at a pixelated screen, reason why I sold my NEX7 after only 2 months or why I never jumped into m43.


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Aug 30, 2012 07:26 |  #14

Shadowblade wrote in post #14925587 (external link)
An EVF gives you the same through-the-lens view (more accurately, in fact - it's straight off the sensor, gives you the dynamic range as seen by the sensor and allows for use of sensor-based stabilisation) and you can still hold your face to the camera if you want.

That's probably why - I'm on a tripod 99% of the time...

You can use an EVF that way too - it's not just the LCD on the back of the camera.


I was talking about VF's in general. You didn't mention anything about EVF's in your prior post.


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Aug 30, 2012 10:57 |  #15

To me the most interesting aspect of mirrorless cameras is not the smaller size, but the fact that the register distance is much smaller, which allows designing completely new (potentially much better and/or cheaper) kinds of lenses.


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