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Fuji X-Pro1 due on March 20?
Old 02-15-2012   #1
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Fuji X-Pro1 due on March 20?

Hmmmm...

http://photorumors.com/2012/02/14/fu...-pro1-updates/
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Old 02-15-2012   #2
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The B&H site shows March 20th as well.

Henrys' in Canada say sometime in March.
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Old 02-15-2012   #3
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Fujifilm stated at CES that they would ship by the end of February. I thought that this was to consumers. I guess that either they decided to wait in order to fill more of the initial orders and to avoid the EBay train wreck, or this is a factory ship date to the distribution chain.
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Another month of waiting. Ugh.
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Another month of waiting. Ugh.
My sentiments exactly.

After CES, they had said it would ship in Japan on February 18th, so I was hoping that we would see them in the US by the end of February.
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I played with one yesterday. It is very light and plasticy and looks big. The lenses aren't small either especially with the hoods on. Hoods are cool though. Fuji rep will be dropping the set off to my local shop and hopefully I can have if for an hour next week. He indicated that will be on shelves late next month.
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I played with one yesterday. It is very light and plasticy and looks big. The lenses aren't small either especially with the hoods on. Hoods are cool though. Fuji rep will be dropping the set off to my local shop and hopefully I can have if for an hour next week. He indicated that will be on shelves late next month.
Any further impressions on build quality?
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I played with one yesterday. It is very light and plasticy and looks big. The lenses aren't small either especially with the hoods on. Hoods are cool though. Fuji rep will be dropping the set off to my local shop and hopefully I can have if for an hour next week. He indicated that will be on shelves late next month.
Well, the lens is a f/1.4, so I don't expect it to be small.

Regarding the build quality: Before I got my Bessa R3a, a lot of people here derided the build quality. However, I've thought it to be pretty good. It's obviously not a Leica, but it's much better than typical cameras of today.

Where would you put it on this scale. (just my own, feel free to argue)

0 - Holga
1 - Disposable
2 -
3 - Bessa L
4 - Entry level DSLR
5 -
6 - Sony Alpha
7 - Bessa R3a, Nikon D700
8 - XPan
9 - Zeiss Ikon
10- Leica MP

How would you compare the quality to your XPan? I imagine similar, since they are both made by Fuji
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I didnt think it was anywhere near build quality of the Xpan. My X100 has a nicer feel to it as well. But that could be me, love the tactile feel of my M9 and that is probably the unfair filter my brain is applying.
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Thanks, I wish we heard more real world reports prior to the X100 epic.... you saved another pre-order so even the zealots should be thanking you!
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Patience grasshopper.

Looks like it is out for San Diego. Will it be in for Toronto ? Likely neither.
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My X100 has a nicer feel to it as well.
Wow, really... I didn't expect that. In what way?
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arghhh Missed Call
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arghhh Missed Call

Hi
I missed a call "regarding the camera you order." arghh their Website shows the lenses (35mm & 60mm) are due in stock February but the body due mid March. So is it the lenses or the body
So now I've to wait till they open at 9am here in England but what do I do if it is lenses only use them as paper weights till mid March?

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That's interesting punctum. Be sure to update us.
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Is the aperture control manual like the X100?
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order update
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order update

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The phone call I missed was only to check/confirm my order as they had put up pre-order without fixed price. So I've confirmed my order and should have
my order "in three weeks" which puts it where I thought it would be Mid March.

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Hi
The phone call I missed was only to check/confirm my order as they had put up pre-order without fixed price. So I've confirmed my order and should have
my order "in three weeks" which puts it where I thought it would be Mid March.

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Where are you located?
(please say Canada )

The news of the Xpro release in April for Canada with only 10 cameras for the whole country was a bit disheartening.
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sorry
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Sorry I'm in the UK.

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B&H just updated their "Expected Availability" to March 7!
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I emailed precision to cancel my pre-order.



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B&H just updated their "Expected Availability" to March 7!
It will be cool hearing from users.
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I emailed precision to cancel my pre-order.


Why?

Glad to see we are only two weeks away!
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Does the Fuji X-Pro 1 have image stabilization of any kind?
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Not that I have read of. But with a usable ISO 6400 do you really need it?
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Not that I have read of. But with a usable ISO 6400 do you really need it?
and a f/1.4 lens too...
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Why?

Glad to see we are only two weeks away!
Cut down on new cameras....
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Seems like there is no shortage in Japan. Does this mean that people who bought to sell will have to discount it? Maybe it will be like X100. No shortage at first..

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I emailed precision to cancel my pre-order.



(thanks Precision for prompt refund of deposit)
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Why?

Glad to see we are only two weeks away!
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Cut down on new cameras....
He also was just wanting to allow all of our other pre-order customers a step up in the line. Such a nice fellow.

(If you end up wanting to find an X-Pro1 eventually, let us take care of you jskjsk)
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Does this mean that people who bought to sell will have to discount it?
I sure hope so...
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He also was just wanting to allow all of our other pre-order customers a step up in the line. Such a nice fellow.

(If you end up wanting to find an X-Pro1 eventually, let us take care of you jskjsk)
I will definitely order from you guys once I have things sorted.

How is the pre-orders btw? Long line? Did you hear anything from Fuji?
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I'm very excited about this camera. I have one pre ordered at Precision, but I'm mainly a 35mm lens guy and there isn't one available for it yet. So......any word on the M mount adapter?

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Not that I have read of. But with a usable ISO 6400 do you really need it?
You may not need it, exactly, but the OM-D's IBIS would be nice to have - as with high ISOs, it's another tool in the belt.
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I'm very excited about this camera. I have one pre ordered at Precision, but I'm mainly a 35mm lens guy and there isn't one available for it yet. So......any word on the M mount adapter?

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Then why not just save some coin and nab an X100?
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This is bogus. End of March.
Why do you say that?
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I will definitely order from you guys once I have things sorted.

How is the pre-orders btw? Long line? Did you hear anything from Fuji?
The pre-order line has been pretty much the same for the last few weeks, it's a nice wait but we expect to be able to fulfill all orders within a month or two. Really just depends on how Fuji ships and how many we get at a time. No official word from them, but last we heard from that end of the line is the end of this month. I don't know about this mid-March stuff everyone's tossing around, but they could be right. It's anyone's guess at this point.
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This is bogus. End of March.
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Why do you say that?
B&H will be filling their first in line pre-orders at that time. Anyone on that list will be waiting a while, as they are in the thousands on their waitlist. I don't think anyone besides Fuji knows what the release date is at this time. B&H can claim whatever expected availability they want, because they really can't say for sure.
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This is bogus. End of March.

Look like you are right, their expected availability has been pushed back to March 28
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Look like you are right, their expected availability has been pushed back to March 28
Grrrrr...
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I haven't seen any substantial reviews of the Fuji X-Pro1 yet. I suspect it is too early to tell whether "orbs" are a problem with this camera as they are with the Fuji X10. Has anyone heard anything on this topic?
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or.. maybe B&H hired some SonyStyle marketing people.
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