Really must take mine up there while the Xmas market is on.
I do find the aperture ring a little too close to the body but suspect that is because it is a new camera so need time - the OVF is incredible and I love the superimposed info on it - EVF, not used much but definately a plus.I'm with you 100% on the dials. I may have become spoiled forever by having the aperture ring. Oh yes, and the amazing OVF/EVF!
I've actually found that the jpegs give me better NR than I can typically match in raw, with plenty of headroom still available for processing. I can sometimes match the jpeg quality, but I can't say I've ever bettered it, and matching it takes some work and a couple of steps, including running it through Nik Dfine...I find the noise reduction by the Fuji JPG engine pretty special. Not that the images at high ISO are noisy - quite the opposite - but sometimes the camera gives you as good result (subject and photographer willing) in JPG as you need.
100% in agreement with you!!! I'd been thinking that since day 1, but never verbalized it. Glad someone agrees with me. My fingers keep running into the body of the camera when I reach for the aperture tabs. A tab like a Leica M focus tab on the bottom would have been easier to use, especially because the aperture ring is so close to the body.I do find the aperture ring a little too close to the body but suspect that is because it is a new camera so need time