Excerpt: This camera is unbelievable. Photographs are razor sharp, menus cover everything, but operation is just like a film rangefinder. Aperture, shutter speed and compensation are all you need after setting your sensitivity (ISO) and white balance. Easy, compact and a delight to carry. I am not planning on using zoom lenses with this camera; I have DSLRs for that, and the 35mm f1.4 along with the 27mm f2.8 should be good. I am really enjoying this wonder. One caveat!
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Large Clear LCD, Short Lag Time, Small / Compact
Summary: This was the third Fuji camera a bought and it is my favorite. The price was unbeatable also. Figuratively speaking I glued one of Fuji's best lenses, the 56 f1.2 to this camera and the results have exceeded my expectations. Far better than an 85mm f.1.8 I loved for many years.
Summary: In 2015, if you are seriously looking at this camera (in comparison to other Fuji options), then I imagine your interest is more centered around the design of it. And maybe the price which is getting lower and lower... The XT-1 is the Fuji camera to get if you want all the bells and whistles and weather sealing (never needed it, and I've shot in -15F, rain and sand, my other cameras are still working). So here's why I love this camera...
Excerpt: I waited about two years before buying the Fuji X Pro-1.When the original Fuji X100 was announced, I knew that I'd be buying it someday. I researched and learned for about a year and bought the X100 shortly before the X100s came out. I saved a couple of hundred bucks and knew that I'd love the original version (because of the many fimware updates).Ditto for the X Pro-1. I waited and saved a few hundred bucks (the X-Pro 2 is soon to come out).
Pros: Good Image Quality, Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact, Stealth
Summary: If it focused faster, I would like it more than the XT-1. This camera is something else. I was reluctant to buy one at first but after using it for a month, I sold all my Canon gear including my 7D. The EFV is just great and watching how the adjustments in the aperture and speed make changes to the image in real time is really nice.
Excerpt: I got this camera with the 18-55 lens a week before leaving for a 3 week trip to Asia. Having used SLRs for 44 years and digital since 2000 this was a learning experience. My goals in getting this camera were to have something that was lighter than a DSLR, easy to use and more hands on like the 'good old days'. Those goals were met.
Pros: Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
I'm excited about owning a camera for the first time in many a moon.
29 August 2014
Summary: I'm trying to recreate the Leica M experience in a modern digital camera and I think I may be a huge step closer having just acquired the X-Pro 1. It's early days yet but I love the viewfinder and the ergonomics of this camera. I did put the larger grip on the accommodate my big paws. If I can feel it the way I could my old Leica M, so I don't have to look at it to know what it's doing, what it's set at, I'll be a happy camper.
Summary: I purchased this just before the 3.0/3.01 firmware updates that drastically improved autofocus. Unfortunately many of the online reviews have not been adjusted following this firmware change, together with the latest firmware upgrade that improved the optical viewfinder guides to be closer to the actual image (before they were only representing 80% of the image). my thoughts: - Image quality is just perfect for me.
Summary: Such wonderful images... but it takes some skill as the learning curve is sharp on this camera. Not quite ready to be my main camera on a job, but I will always take it for the film like quality of its shots.
Excerpt: Simply the best apsc sensor available today. The range finder styling, and the size and weight of this camera suits my needs perfectly. Fuji's support through firmware updates has improved the camera's functionality immensely since its introduction. The wide range of Fuji X mount lenses makes this a true system camera body.