So after reading on this forum and a few other about the Xpro1, I've traded all my canon gear for the Xpro1 with all 3 primes (I had a 5D2 135mm2L 28-75mm2.8 50mm1.4 17-40mm4L)
The main reason for the switch is because I'm traveling a lot, and I've become really tired of hauling all my lenses and heavy 5d2 around, another reason is that I've been using the 5d2 for 3 years, I was ready to switch but the 5d3 was a huge disappointment for me and the D800E was nowhere to be found.
Also I"ve used a X100 last summer and absolutely loved the results compared to my 5d2
so anyway I finally got my xpro1.
The lenses are VERY light, even though they are metal construction. They are also very easy to handle and very well made. Tt's a big change coming from canon lenses I never really felt metal.
All the lenses seems to be very sharp from the large opening, which is to be expected for 600$ crop lenses... I had some apprehension on the 18mm but it also turned out to be sharp from my limited use.
The only issue I encountered was the 60mm lens hood, it's made of metal and when I attach it to the lens in "carrying position" I need to be VERY careful so the lens does not touch the hood and chips the black paint, the interior of the hood should be covered of black suede, instead of raw metal.
I tried it in the store before buying the camera, it seemed to work well under relatively well lit environment. but after I actually bought the camera and used it in real situations, things got ...different.
let's just say there is a learning curve to get sharp images.
the 60mm focus is very very slow, it's actually weird to try and get portraits with it. my subjects have to wait ~5 seconds in front of the camera just for the lens to focus, and most of the time I need to re focus. I might have lost the shiny eyes people have when I take the first picture of them
My 5d2 had a very long battery life, I could shoot about 800 photos. this one only lasts me about 280 photos, and out of these 280 maybe 30% are lost because of misfocus. today I went out from 8 am at about 5pm my battery was dead. so I had to carry the camera in the bad with all the lenses until my day ended at about 10pm.... very frustrating. I'll get an additional battery asap.
The camera feels great in the hands the dials make it much faster and clearer than my 5D2 to change the basic settings. The manual dials just make everything clear, intuitive, and very fast. changing lenses is about the same as my 5d2 except the release button is on the other side.
The shutter noise if so satisfying, itís very addicting.
The startup time isnít too bad one you tune the settings, format the card every time and used a very fast SD card (UHS1)
on AF-C mode, after taking a photo, even though the shutter button isnít pressed, the lens continuously focuses, even if I had my lens cap on, so it just wonders forward and backward until to goes to sleep mode of until the camera is turned off. and I do use the AF-C mode because of the nice big green single focus point the camera shows.
The screen quality if excellent, but the coverings are very low quality, I got a 1000 micro scratches on my screen that shine in the sun by just having the camera hanging on itís strap, waving on my shirt. also after the first day, thereís already a tiny spec of white dust stuck under the screen....... very disappointing for a 1700$ camera
the images... well I really cannot judge since I'm so used to lightroom, and I literally never shot jpeg... so what's i'm seeing so far isn't very impressive. but becuase I loved my x100 for the raw files it produced I'm sure I'll love the xp1
I"m not giving up on the camera, it's a big dive from the canon comfort zone. I"m sure I'll learn how to master the camera, then I'll rewrite my impressions