I am rapidly changing to Fujifilm X

LovinTheEP2

Mu-43 Top Veteran
I owned an E-M5. I sold it. That should tell you where I am with regard to your comment. How big do YOU print?...

Capabilities do not exist in a vacuum unless you just want to argue all day about specs. Have fun. My choices are driven by specific photographic goals and the Fuji smokes the E-M5 IQ.
Then why not just get a D800e or SD1.. :cool: but yeah.. you fall into a group which are ok dealing with Fuji disadvantages to eek out a tiny bit of IQ.. :cool: The absolute only disadvantage of Olympus m43 to Fuji would be sensor size and except for a very few photographic situations it`s just a mine is bigger then yours situation which is :cool:

But jumping ship from M43s to Fuji is a bit odd IMO.. unless you were going to a X100s solely and not into a ILC. If you hadn`t entered into m43 camp and were building up from scratch or maybe getting rid of your leica rf gear then maybe id get it.

Going to X Pro1 or (or one of their XPro variants) you'd still need a 2nd system camera with fast s-autofocus and probably good to fast c-af. Unless, you're shooting only static subjects. In which case, I'd rather get SD1 or DPXm (and shoot solely at native iso). But that`s me.

Now adding a XPro as a 2nd body to m43s - Id get it...:cool:
 

jloden

Mu-43 Hall of Famer
Well, thank God you were able to leave with controversy at least John :biggrin: :rofl:

FWIW, I think you two are talking at cross-purposes and mis-reading or reading too much into each others comments here, and I don't think any trolling was intended.

Going to X Pro1 or (or one of their XPro variants) you'd still need a 2nd system camera with fast s-autofocus and probably good to fast c-af. Unless, you're shooting only static subjects. In which case, I'd rather get SD1 or DPXm (and shoot solely at native iso). But that`s me.

Now adding a XPro as a 2nd body to m43s - Id get it...:cool:
Just FYI, the latest X-Pro/X-E1 FW update in July made some pretty big inroads in AF performance. This is coming from somebody that once would only consider Fuji suitable as a second system. It's not m4/3 fast perhaps, but it's fast enough that it's no longer something that concerns me. For John who does mostly urbex photos on a tripod it's even less of an issue anyway. For thtat matter, fact that Fuji can make such incremental improvements in firmware updates to already-released cameras is a second point in their favor. Heck they even added focus peaking and other oft-requested features which is something Panasonic and Olympus could stand to pick up a few pointers on :smile:
 

entropicremnants

Mu-43 All-Pro
Ha ha! Jay don't go all peace-maker on me and spoil my fun! I haven't had this much fun since... well... this morning with the hacker on Serious Compacts, lol.

He's got a nyah-nyah attitude that would be more at home on DPReview... where he probably came from, lol.

Well, thank God you were able to leave with controversy at least John :biggrin: :rofl:

FWIW, I think you two are talking at cross-purposes and mis-reading or reading too much into each others comments here, and I don't think any trolling was intended.



Just FYI, the latest X-Pro/X-E1 FW update in July made some pretty big inroads in AF performance. This is coming from somebody that once would only consider Fuji suitable as a second system. It's not m4/3 fast perhaps, but it's fast enough that it's no longer something that concerns me. For John who does mostly urbex photos on a tripod it's even less of an issue anyway. For thtat matter, fact that Fuji can make such incremental improvements in firmware updates to already-released cameras is a second point in their favor. Heck they even added focus peaking and other oft-requested features which is something Panasonic and Olympus could stand to pick up a few pointers on :smile:
 

zapatista

Mu-43 Top Veteran
I've actually drifted back to mu-43 (G5) after shuffling through the XE-1/all the native lenses. The G5 feels better and I've found I actually like have an articulating screen and an EVF on the same body. However, I didn't switch back based on IQ--though that should be fairly obvious. I do miss having a physical mf/af switch--you can't have everything.
 

entropicremnants

Mu-43 All-Pro
I've actually drifted back to mu-43 (G5) after shuffling through the XE-1/all the native lenses. The G5 feels better and I've found I actually like have an articulating screen and an EVF on the same body. However, I didn't switch back based on IQ--though that should be fairly obvious.
Which is really the point I was making: what you use should be based on what you NEED and ad hominem attacks demeaning folks choices are totally unnecessary. I know what I'm giving up from micro four thirds, and I know what I'm moving to with Fuji. It's a choice that is justified only by my photographic goals and not abstract system "superiority" or one sort of another.

For me, it's pragmatic. Fuji is the sharpest system I CAN AFFORD, lol.
 

yekimrd

Mu-43 All-Pro
Oh my.. I really hope Mu-43 doesn't change from a friendly forum into DPreview. :eek: We all have our needs and are entitled to our own opinions. No need for fan boi-isms here.

The thing is the majority of photo enthusiasts (myself included) only post online and don't make large prints. John himself said that he was (as I was) happy with his MFT equipment except for HIS needs, the added IQ provides a measurable advantage -- that he can print larger and would need to do less postprocessing to get his intended final product.

My sister showed me that between the Fuji X Trans (color processing and lack of AA filter) and its larger sized sensor, the advantage is significant for a pixel peeper or for someone who prints large (which she does). For me, I would've been happy with MFT. Except, now I've been lured onto the dark side and it's hard to escape the Fuji lure.
 

LovinTheEP2

Mu-43 Top Veteran
Well, thank God you were able to leave with controversy at least John :biggrin: :rofl:

FWIW, I think you two are talking at cross-purposes and mis-reading or reading too much into each others comments here, and I don't think any trolling was intended.



Just FYI, the latest X-Pro/X-E1 FW update in July made some pretty big inroads in AF performance. This is coming from somebody that once would only consider Fuji suitable as a second system. It's not m4/3 fast perhaps, but it's fast enough that it's no longer something that concerns me. For John who does mostly urbex photos on a tripod it's even less of an issue anyway. For thtat matter, fact that Fuji can make such incremental improvements in firmware updates to already-released cameras is a second point in their favor. Heck they even added focus peaking and other oft-requested features which is something Panasonic and Olympus could stand to pick up a few pointers on :smile:
:thumbup: :drinks:
 

dornblaser

Mu-43 Hall of Famer
Boy, I have been tempted to try Fuji X. The X100s really, really appeals to me but so does my current O 17 on the OMD (oops, can't call it that anymore). Good luck with X. I would be very happy if X and :43: both do well.
 

penfan2010

Mu-43 All-Pro
Good luck, John, I see you more on Fuji X and SC than I do here anyway (mainly bec. i very rarely visit mu43 anymore). I started on my mirror-less journey on mu-43 in 2010, but I've been using both systems on a 50/50 basis for a year now (mostly sharing legacy OM and Pen-F lenses on both systems). Both have their pros and cons, like all systems. Enjoy, and looking to see more of your Fuji photos on the other sites.
 

tdekany

Mu-43 All-Pro
John, while I know I haven't seen all your pictures with the Fuji, the ones I have seen? Do not compare to your pictures with the G5 on my computer screen. Those were the best pictures I have seen from you by a mile (or in general on this forum)

Where can I see some of your new pictures?
 
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