I kind of think he did answer it - in that if you have to ask, and don't see that it will help you in your photography, then it's not for you.Nice article, but ...
But, exactly what is it made for? I am curious. Unless I missed it, he didn't really answer that question.
Have a look through his blog: he has the Fuji. He wasn't claiming any time with the OMD, but was quoting Hogan.A lot of words, but his point being? It's not even clear from his write up whether or not he had/has any hands on experience with the Fuji Pro and OM-D respectively.
My impression is the article looks like it's for those who already have it. Cryptic, as Stanleyk put it. Doesn't really help us who don't have it yet.I kind of think he did answer it - in that if you have to ask, and don't see that it will help you in your photography, then it's not for you.
I see what you mean. It makes more sense (in my view) when read in conjunction with his earlier posts about the Fuji.My impression is the article looks like it's for those who already have it. Cryptic, as Stanleyk put it. Doesn't really help us who don't have it yet.
Ah, so I need to go back to his earlier posts. Makes sense. The article would probably make sense by then, too. Thanks for the tip!My impression is the article looks like it's for those who already have it. Cryptic, as Stanleyk put it. Doesn't really help us who don't have it yet.
Well I think most people would be just as happy with a Panasonic G3, for half the price. I think people (not you stanleyk) need to understand that it's OK to buy the gear that "just" suits your needs best. It doesn't matter that there are other people with different needs, taste, preferences, etc. There isn't a camera for everyone, and there is no "best" camera. There isn't even a "best value" when it comes down to personal needs.I haven't used the X Pro and there is no way I would cancel my pre-order, but I think most people would be happier with an OM-D.
I pretty much agree. I want to meet the Fuji in person, and read more from photographers, but I feel it meets my needs. But, the OMD is looking like a very impressive camera for a broad range of people. All the same, I am not sure I would have compared the Fuji and the OMD. I think the latter is more comparable to the G3 / GH2, while the Fuji is more comparable to the Nex 7. But hey, that's just me and my oddball nature.I just re read that. It's actually a good piece. The writer has been very gracious answering questions about the X Pro on DPR (which is a pretty contentious forum). If you read his responses on DPR he's rather enthusiastic about the X Pro, so I think it's commendable that his blog is so balanced. I didn't read Thom Hogan's review just the quote, but then again he's the last of the so called "experts" I would take advice from.
I haven't used the X Pro and there is no way I would cancel my pre-order, but I think most people would be happier with an OM-D.
Yep.This forum is great example of that. Of all the forums I've tried out over the last few years, this one is less gear headed and hands down has the best actual photography I've ever seen. I learn a lot here. I think that's one of the great things about compact cameras like for example the GRD (which I wish I had). You have to learn to work with the cameras limitations because it's not a 5 D MkII and that makes people more creative!
I was kind of concerned with that too. But what I do is consider the overall bulk and weight. I find that the Nex 7 and it's (allegedly) massive lenses is still remarkably compact and light when I compare it to even small DSLRs. I like video reviews, because then I can see the camera 'in hand'. I know that the Fuji will give the flexibility of various lenses, looks like it will give the IQ I seek, the IQ I desire, and all for way less weight and bulk than I used to drag around.I suspect the XPro to be a superb camera. Just too Big for my taste...
I have that strong impression as well, and I've never handled the X-Pro. I love the X100 and I'd bet the X-Pro is a slightly better camera in most regards and a good bit better in others. I don't think I'd be as happy with it, though, because it would have to play a far larger role in my shooting than the X100 and I don't think I'd be happy with the X100 or the X-Pro for how I'd want to use it. But it may get there with future bodies and lenses. And if not, I could see eventually getting one with maybe just one or two lenses as an add-on to my system, but not the heart of it. But the price is too rich for THAT role in my bag, so I'm happy to wait and see how it develops... I think its gonna be a brilliant camera, though, and if I could afford it, I'd have it AND a mostly complete m43 system. But I still have to choose to some extent, dammit!My advice: If you are happy with the X100, I'd say that you will be very happy with the XP1.