Just curious if there are any fuji x-e1 or x-pro1 shooters in this forum.
Considering how great these cameras are, I feel they are being slightly under-represented in this forum.
Just curious if there are any fuji x-e1 or x-pro1 shooters in this forum.
Considering how great these cameras are, I feel they are being slightly under-represented in this forum.
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eatingprint to me at least so I guess we need to see that proof before we assign a "great" tag to a tool.
Would you care to provide some your edible material so that we may form an opinion on quality.
As for being "under represented", they are a fairly new product, time is needed before others adapt to
oldreinvented products, much the same as it was when people debunked the idea that digital imaging was the way of the future 10 years before film died.
Having said that I am a very happy user of Nikon technology with their digital imaging products and equally as happy with a Fuji x100s, albeit in differing scenarios.
Abandoning one system to entirely embrace another is not a smart move methinks, what are your views?
Agree, greatness is a very subjective thing, but since i was expressing my own opinion, I'll be happily standing by it.
It's not a camera to replace all before it, but mirror-less systems matured greatly over the last few years, and I suspect their popularity will only increase.
Given that their image quality is comparable to at least mid-range prosumer cameras, Yes, IMHO, in a couple of years people will wise up and stop buying all those cheap and nasty, plastic Nikons and Canons.
I have always shot with Canon, still do for my paid work; the focusing on the fujis is nowhere near good enough to replace a high end SLR.
But I enjoy shooting with x-e1 much more than with a Canon. It could be because Im' actually taking pictures for pleasure, rahater than money, but mainly, I think it helped me remember how much fun photography is.
Another reason I like this camera is the fact that with a 35mm f1.4 it weighs less than some of my Canon lenses.
Last year was THE last year I lagged around an SLR with me on a holiday. Never again will I travel with 5kg worth of camera gear around Europe.
I have not abandoned Canon. I still like it and as a professional camera it does a great (IMHO) job, but I dare say that maybe 70% of amateur photographers who forked out good money on a cheap SLR never actually produced an image that required an SLR. Seeing as up to 80%(according to some survey) of them never actually took the camera off Auto mode.
Errr .... so it's a great camera that doesn't focus as well as the cheap and nasty junk!
If CanoNikon made their cheap and nasty junk not focus as well too .. would they also become great cameras!!
While it is your opinion, and you're more than welcome to it and to share it, I think the opinion is heavily tainted with rosy coloured glasses, rather than any strict sense of requirement or need.
I actually like those cheap and nasty plastic cameras (Nikons for me tho) .. as they do everything asked of them .. including focusing quickly and accurately!
Contrary to popular opinion .. not all amateur photographers only do street photography .. some of us like to indulge in many other aspects of photography, some of which warrant quick/accurate focusing systems.
So your belief is that these amateur photographers will also wise up to some fact that a small uncomfortable camera, 1/20th the size of the lens it's attached too ..... that may or may not focus .... or if it eventually does focus it may not be entirely accurate in it's choice ... and that this is the better option for those of us looking for our next camera.
If weight is a priority issue, then why even choose a mirrorless camera of any make or model .. and do the really sensible thing and just use your smart phone, which will almost invariably be carried along the trip anyhow .. why the clutter and annoyance of any such peripheral device such as camera or lens?
if my reply has an overtone that I've felt offended in some way, it has because I've found it offensive that I'm now judged not wise enough to make my own choice of camera .. be that cheap/nasty plasticky thing, or a 5x4 Speed Graphic .. if I choose.
And finally we have to deal with some strange generalisation that because an image was captured by an SLR, that it has to be of a specific quality concomitant with that of an SLR sourced image.
I suppose focus may come under that heading, but this is more of a satirical outlook on a proposition that doesn't even make sense.
What exact specifications in an image do we need to adhere too, to produce an SLR type image.
I've been taking photos for what I believe is 'long enough' and never has it occurred to me that my SLR image need to have a look to them to imply that an SLR camera was used in their making.
Enjoy what YOU have, but also remember to allow others to enjoy theirs .. which hopefully will preclude denigration of their intellect in the foreseeable future.
I looked into the X system about 6-12 months ago but settled on m43 as my lite cam system.
Like you, I still shoot DSLR (Nikon in my case), but now the two systems serve two different purposes.
But I was quite surprised how much overlap there was in usage.
Not so sure it's under represented, more so it just reflects the user base dominance of Canikony.
But it really is a great system IMO, and getting better. But the niche nature will likely remain so users are more likely to congregate at specialized Fuji forums rather than general photography forums.
Do you own one? If so, let us know your experience. I'm always interested in individual perspectives.
Btw, from my limited testing, I feel the XE1 (and X100s for that matter) handles better than my EM5. But I feel currently the overall system favors m43.
Strangely enough there is a cheap and nasty plastic bodied DSLR in this household.
Hang on, I had better have a second look. No it isn't nasty and in fact has produced a couple of images that are long time favourites.
Hang on, quick rewind back to when it was bought new, it aint cheap either because it cost more than a Fuji body not all that long ago in terms of human life span.
Maybe you need a break from photography to see whether photography is really for you?
I started this thread in the OTHER manufacturers forum to get in touch with Fuji x-e1 shooters to exchange ideas and share experiences. Why am I being hounded by trolling Nikon fan-boys?
I'm not allowed to call my own camera great because it's not a Nikon? ... wow!
YES you bought a magnificent camera, congratulations. Now go and worship your Nikon in your own forum. PLEASE!
Your first post also mention that you feel the camera is under-represented on this forum. Under-represented compared to what? If you look at this year's poll of brand use, Fuji is way down the list, thus you would expect just one camera body from that one brand to have very limited member uptake. I very much doubt that you will ever see more than a few members buying one. Whilst Fuji make great gear, they are not a major player in the market, and have not been for some time.
Also members are entitled to post anywhere on the site with their views, not just in their 'own' forums. As long as the topic is discussed and it doesn't get personal, it is all good, in our books.
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Gees CandidTown, you sound just a little tetchy with that reply.
I certainly don't see any Nikon fanboyism in this thread, I see posts from 4 people referring to the brand of camera that they choose to use,
Arthur mentions that he uses Nikon, Swifty mentions that he uses Olympus and Nikon, I talked about using a Nikon and Fuji, no, not an XE1 but a current Fuji camera and you mention that you use Canon and Fuji.
I certainly don't see much Nikon fanboyism as you put it, certainly nobody beating their chests about how Nikon are better than Fuji, Canon, Olympus etc etc etc.
The forums exist to share thoughts on products, comparisons between brands will always occur and peoples opinions count, yours included.
And, if you want to see my Nikon fanboyism at work, this thread , that i see you haven't viewed yet might give you an idea of how inferior I feel that the Fuji range is compared to my Nikon that I "worship".
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Don't worry Candidtown. Enjoy your camera. That's the main thing. Thanks for giving us your views.
Take the responses as a bit of critical peer review (with a bit of jousting and swordplay) thrown in, because ultimately that's (usually) what it is.
what you can from the replies. You'll be surprised at what you can find out. Feel free to candidly criticise weaknesses in anything you use/see/read about.
Every camera system has its +s and -s. Me, I'd like to see some pics from it.
PS: I think it was your general disparaging of "all" the Canons and Nikons that was found wanting.
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CC, Image editing OK.
I decided after our last holiday to get a smaller camera.
Had a look at the OMD as well, but thought going from full frame to 43ds would be too much of a sacrifice in image quality.
However I heard a lot of good things about the omd, adn my friend just ordered one last week so I will be able to have a play with it as well.
I bought the X-e1 late last year and i'm loving it. Kind of brings back memories of shooting with an old russian Smena8... Yes, I'm THAT old..
I carry it everywhere, while my Canon sits in teh cupboard waiting for the next assignment.
I still would not take teh fuji to a wedding shoot. I may be able to get the auto-fucus to work ok, but I somehow don't think the bride would be too impressed with her photographer arriving with "this little thing" instead of a big Canon or Nikon.
Because, as we all know that it is the camera that takes great pictures, not the photographer, and the bigger the camera, the better the pictures
I shoot weddings much less now, and may stop alltogether soon, I also dont intend to shoot birds, or sporting events, so the Fuji will do me just fine.
They are releasing firmware updates quite regularly. The autofocus improved since I bought it and in July they are supposed to include focus peaking as well, which is good news for me, as I just ordered an old Asahi Super-Takumar 135mm f3.5 lens and I'm really looking forward to shooting with it.
I liked this camera enough to buy one for my wife as well, adn I think I might have discovered a hidden talent.
She learned quickly, joined an agency recently and one of her Sydney Vivid festival photographs was picked up by an Italian magazine.
I'm VERY proud. She can now call herself a published photographer...
Just as a side note: I hear so many men on the forum complain about their wife's nagging about their gear,and how they have to beg them to buy a new lens.
I say, teach your wife to take great pictures and in 6 months she'll be begging you!!
Swifty, what i mean by under-represented is the fact that there was no mention of this camera anywhere on the forum, and I'd love to hear from other users about their experiences.
I am too old and have too little time to fight the brand wars. I dont care about Nikons as little as i care about the Canons. They are just tools, and a good photographer would be able to take good images with both of them.
And now I enjoy shooting with a fuji...
I may post some images with my new(old) Asahi lens when it finally arrives..
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I don't worry too much about responses... I guess its my first lesson on a forum, I only joined recently.
I don't shoot as much anymore so decided to join a photography forum to see what it's all about.
I did dump on both cheap canons and nikons, but I thought it makes sense for anyone who shoots more than a 1000 images a year. These cameras are cheap for a reason and offer very little advantage over mirrorless cameras. Especially when they are being used in Auto mode and with the cheap kit lenses. Cheaply made body,cheaply made lenses and shutter rated for about 50K shots. Can anyone in the enthusiast community really disagree with that statement? RHETORICAL QUESTION!
It just frustrates me that when I ask a question about a specific camera the responder berates me that I should have bought the camera he/she owns or I need to "prove" to them that it takes as good images as their brand.
I really don't care about brands... and if i wanted to know about Nikons, I would have asked a question in the Nikon forum.
Instead I get pages of preaching, but only 2 responses about the actual subject matter.
I shoot Canon, but I don't want to be berated about that brand either. I have absolutely no passion for either canon or nikon. They are just tools.
Only about a week ago I recommended to someone to buy a Nikon D7100 because judging by the specs it looked like a better camera than the equivalent 60D or 7D from Canon. Now that Canon released 70D the field seems to even itself out again.. and again, as I always recommend - it is up to the user to choose the camera that feels good in their hands, rather than choose a particular brand.
There are tons of websites that review cameras in every technical detail, which should "prove" to those who seek it, the "greatnes" or otherwise of any digital camera.
This is NOT about fuji being greater than nikon... or any other brand. I did NOT even mention those brands in my initial post. I am NOT comparing it to anything... I'm not counting pixels or shutter speeds or god knows what else proves to anyone the superiority of one camera over another!
My fuji rekindled my passion for photography and i enjoy it immensly and THAT is what feels great to ME; And I would like to share MY experiences with other Fuji users if there are any on this forum. How can one prove to you that taking pictures with one camera feels better than with the other? I'm at a loss here.
This forum, I thought was about opinions and experiences. And I was hoping that we can stick to the actual subject matter.
So in my opinion and to ME an x-e1 is a great camera... and would still love to hear from someone who actually OWNS an x-e1.
How they deal with the Autofocus issues, do they know any tricks.
Has anyone used this one or x-pro1 for any serious/paid work
Can anyone recommend a decent flash. I'm using a 580ex but its a bit .. big.
So yes you can have your opinion, but we can also choose to ignore it, unless you can prove it! Again, show us some photos. After all you must have some, otherwise you would not be claiming how great the gear is! I also have 2 Fuji cameras and in the past had a Fuji DSLR, so I have zero against their gear. I just like to be given information and examples of why any product is deemed 'great'. Show and Tell!
Will be interesting to see you reply or if you ignore this post too.
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Candid. I see what you mean, but here is a forum, which is in ways equal to a hat-throwing ring - sometimes the hat gets stomped.
No big deal, though, you just put it back on and off you go. Tomorrow you tread - oh, accidentally! - on someone's hat, and so it goes.
Don't feel lonely - after all, Andrew has one such camera, doesn't he? - so that makes two of you. Mostly, don't take anything said here
as anything personal.
You might as well give us a bit of a review of it - pics, discoveries of its proclivities, etc. Dates plus facts (make history, they say),
so pics plus text should scuttle opinions.
Like they say ... a picture is worth 1000 words
There is not one 'best' camera other than the one in your hands (or if its a in which case there is no argument).
Seriously, we are swamped with technology options, and depending on your need a given technology will work for you (or not).
Just take photos! Lets see them and share ideas!
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Sorry for not using the 'quote' function but editing on an iPhone is quite a pain.
Andrew: I had similar thoughts for the light travel cam. But just thought I would feel limited with just one focal length. But even with my EM5, I only need 2 primes, 1 portrait and one semi-wide. But I get what you mean, the temptation is to build the system and end up with a bag full of lenses.
I actually picked m43 partially because it is a fair bit smaller than FF (I otherwise shoot Nikon FX). I felt APS-C was a bit close to FF and even the move to mirrorless doesn't reduce the size as much as I'd like when considering the lenses. Admittedly I hadn't had the chance to handle the Fuji pancakes.
I also occasionally shoot weddings and agree fully that current mirrorless options aren't quite up to it, IMO especially when considering flash photography and AF. But this will largely depend on your style of shooting. I made some comments in the thread about the recent 70D in regards to AF but just to rehash, I think it's potentially a game changer for mirrorless as a whole.
Sorry I can't share more EX-1 specific experiences as I haven't handled it enough.
I'll try and stay on topic but will echo Ameerat's sentiments. Don't worry too much, just take it as light hearted jousting and a little misunderstanding.
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Can't give much CC here in the Gear Talk forum, Candid, but from #2 it sure packs in the detail, and #3 shows some nice colour reproduction.
Post them up in the appropriate forums for full CC.