Just received my XPro1: Initial thoughts
So I just got my Xpro1 in the mail w/ 35mm 1.4 and grip.
I really like this camera so far -- it's slightly larger in size than I expected after using the X100, but I think being able to shoot a 50mm equiv lens makes it worth it.
My initial gripes:
1. The 35mm 1.4 lens' aperture ring moves FAR too easily. I found I set it at mid-aperture and a few photos later, the aperture ring moved to 1.4 basically on it's own. Bad design. Any recommendations for ways to stiffen this up (I am doubtful there are any)
2. Fuji seems to have placed a whole lot of buttons right on the grip area of the camera. Bad design. I can't hold the camera without pressing 4-5 different buttons that take me into menu options. Is there a way to make some of these buttons inactive so I can actually hold the camera and shoot it?
3. It's so light that it feels cheap, but I am sure my shoulder will appreciate the lightness after walking with it for a while. I may add lead tape to base to make it feel heavier and more solid (I doubt I will actually do this).
4. The Fuji grip needs to be removed to change battery or SD card.
My initial likes:
A) Love the way it looks... Badass.
B) With use of a shutter release button, the ergonomics of the shutter area are great as it is slightly angled to form the hand.
C) Viewfinder is bright and clear like the X100. Love this.
D) Image quality from lens (sharp at mostly all apertures) and sensor (at high ISO especially).
C) Jpegs look great right out of the camera.
So far, I think I am going to keep this camera around for a while...
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Olympus OM1 & OM2 w/ OM 28mm 2.8, 35mm f2, 50mm 1.8
Canon 5DII w/ EF 50mm f1.8