One reason to own the Panasonic GX9 instead: Pair it with the 15mm f/1.7, and you're all there.Indeed. I like my Pen-F, but there's an old school part of me that likes the Fuji physical controls.
True - I was talking about the aperture dial specifically. As someone who virtually lives in A mode, it's all that matters to me; besides, you can set the two top dials of the GX9 to shutter speed and ISO if you want (and have an aperture ring), and you can customise the camera to remember all set values, too. I'm not that peculiar about this myself - I always explore how well a specific cameras will work at higher ISOs, then set up Auto ISO accordingly, the rest is done via aperture control and exposure compensation. Works for me. I know many people are religious about shooting at the lowest possible ISO value, but realistically, the way I handle it, I ensure that as well. Only occasionally will I resort to full manual (especially with longer lenses on systems with no I.S.) - and in these cases (Leica, Fujifilm in my collection), the dedicated (and fully labeled!) shutter speed dial comes in extremely handy. And the lack of one is the reason I don't put the Sony A6000 in full manual - too fiddly ...Except for SS + ISO dials...
I never found it that slow to focus.If this new lens comes with a aperture ring and modern AF, at least as good as the Fujicrons, in a similarly small package as the current version, then Fuji will have a lot of new and existing owners looking to add it to their kit.
I love the lens as it is, but I'd like it to be smooth and silent. Though I guess that we have to take it as it is - a pancake's a pancake ... But I'd appreciate the aperture ring as well.I never found it that slow to focus.
The new X-S10 will be announced in a little over a week. I would certainly wait to see what it looks like, especially at a supposed price of $999 and black Friday coming up on the horizon.Well, my X-E2S is gone.
Still looking at this with a lot of interest.
Still holding off purchasing a current model until official announcement/ specs.
The new X-S10 will be announced in a little over a week. I would certainly wait to see what it looks like, especially at a supposed price of $999 and black Friday coming up on the horizon.