Fuji X-Pro3 first impressions

theoldsmithy

Hall of Famer
Jan 7, 2013
124
Cheshire, England
Martin Connolly
I remember there used to be an issue with Pentax DSLRs, where if you selected one of the in-camera JPEG options, it took an age to write the file. All of these issues just sound like there has been some really slipshod testing.
 

Burkey

All-Pro
Apr 18, 2011
124
Northern New England
At 3fps and above via the drive button, "clarity" is no longer selectable. Truthfully, this isn't a problem for me. However, it does look like there may be a few inadequacies with the complexity of the "clarity" function and the buffer size/write speed.
My wife, a retired broadcast engineering prof., wondered if using a second SD would be like striping across two or more drives. On the "3" there's an option found under "save data setup" under the "wrench" icon. There's a choice for separating the JPEG and RAW files between the two cards . I'm curious if it might help or hinder the buffer.
. . . David
 

Lightmancer

Super Moderator
Aug 13, 2011
164
Sunny Frimley
Bill Palmer
A couple more from today
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I have to say I'm loving the handling. It is subtly different to both the X-Pro1 and 2. It feels more refined, somehow, with less sharp edges. The design is cleaner, both physically and aesthetically. The ability to assign buttons to your own needs is very handy, and I love being able to name the film sims as I please. I have assigned the button above the Q to my custom setups and can flip them in an instant without taking the camera from my eye. The hidden screen took me no more than a nanosecond to get used to, but then I never have been a chimper.

This has all the makings of a very special camera indeed. It reminds me so much of my favourite Leica, a .85 M7, which travelled with me everywhere for over a decade.

Don't pilots say "if it looks right, it will fly right"? This has that air of rightness.
 

Lightmancer

Super Moderator
Aug 13, 2011
164
Sunny Frimley
Bill Palmer
That is a Nissan Figaro, I believe.
I think it is too...

To be honest, it was so perfectly parked to form the image that I was suspicious that it was deliberate - it's just a hundred yards from Covent Garden Market - hardly the easiest place on the planet to find a space...

The young ladies in shot were snapping the front of the hotel. The positioning of the chef was a bonus. I might do a bit of post on this one, to play around with the tones.
 

Phoenix

All-Pro
Dec 28, 2011
124
Melbourne, Australia
Phoenix Gonzales
I'm starting to use the 18mm more. I've been hearing somewhere that because if the new OVF magnification, you can't really use the OVF framelines with the 18mm and 16mm as well as narrower end of the lens line up. Is this true? or are these people pulling my leg?

I haven't had the chance to play around with one yet.
 

mike3996

Top Veteran
Apr 2, 2018
104
I'm starting to use the 18mm more. I've been hearing somewhere that because if the new OVF magnification, you can't really use the OVF framelines with the 18mm and 16mm as well as narrower end of the lens line up. Is this true? or are these people pulling my leg?
That's right. It says on the reviews that 23mm marks the widest you can comfortably use. It's a crazy step-back magnification-wise from the XPro2. For others, it can be a step up.
 

Phoenix

All-Pro
Dec 28, 2011
124
Melbourne, Australia
Phoenix Gonzales
That's right. It says on the reviews that 23mm marks the widest you can comfortably use. It's a crazy step-back magnification-wise from the XPro2. For others, it can be a step up.
Thanks for the info. I feel a bit deflated, I was looking forward to upgrading my camera. I guess I'll wait and see what they release in the future.
 

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