I am rapidly changing to Fujifilm X

Judderman62

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Do I fall into this group?
What disadvantages?
:cool:
Yes I was wondering this too. I am not an authority on Fuji so not well placed but I am not aware of any shortcomings.

I THINK I may somewhere have heard about not quickest focusing .... this is laughable in the extreme.

I own :

Pentax K5
Pentax K5 11
Pentax K 200D
Canon 500 D
Canon G10
Pentax Q
Panasonic GX-1

This morning I played around in a store with a Fuji XF-1 and an X20 ... the focus speed made my jaw hit the floor - blisteringly fast and quicker than any of the above.

I bought the GX-1 to "dip my toes" in the M43 waters ..see what it's about, would I like it.



what a waste of money .. for me it has NOTHING as a format.

if I don't want the weight of a K5 then I'll take the 500D - in 'real word" terms the weight difference between this and the gX-1 are non existant, if I want smaller size I'd rather take the G10 - I just enjoy using it more. I find in terms of handling /usability the GX-1 is the worst I own / have ever handled.

I have put up my Q for sale to fund purchase of one of the Fuji's..probably start with the XF-1 - like the small size/slimness and wider wide end of zoom :0
 

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I've had (and intend to keep) a GX-1 for a little over a year, and now also purchased an X-E1 with the kit 18-55 lens (latest firmware). By comparison, Fuji is significantly slower to autofocus. After using it for a day I got used to it, but in comparison to any of the latest m43 offerings, the autofocus is BAD. When I picked up the GX-1 again I couldn't believe just how fast it was. My 1 year old is constantly on the move so AF Is important to me. However I also shoot him in low light, so even with the PL25 its tough for me to stop motion indoors in the evening when he is playing. I can do it, but the ISO gets pushed pretty high. Hence why I am trying out the Fuji. I am a lightroom user and really don't feel like switching to C1, Irrident, or Photo Ninja to get the best out of those x-trans files - something a lot of people don't take into consideration! Not sure what the verdict will be, the grass is always greener on the other side.

Judderman62, I don't know under what conditions you performed the test on the XF1 or what lens you used on your GX-1, but its tough to believe the focus was faster on the XF1
 

Judderman62

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all down to personal perception and experience I guess. I found it equally tough to believe the stuff I've ready claiming the fuji to be slow and having just re watched chris nichols review of it he described the auto focus as "very, very quick" .. and that was on a pre production model.

I have ordered a Fuji XF-1 and should get it tomorrow :dancingparty:

to answer- lens on the GX-1 was the standard 14-42 (non motorised) kit lens and the XF-1 was just in my local Currys store focusing on various things from 3 cm away to way down the store - I was very impressed with focussing speed. Not a test I was playing around with it and just fell for it straight away - loved how it handled.

As regards M43 I kinda wish I'd maybe tried an Olympus .. really not keen on anything to do with the handling on the GX-1.
 

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Hang on a mo, XF1 is a compact with a small sensor,
should we be discussing this as if it's related to the APS-C Fuji line?
(I don't think so)
Let's compare the XF1 to the XZ-whatever, LX7 and the Stylus if needs be.
As Nikon shows with the 1-series : focusing can be speedier with smaller sensors than the general run of larger-sensor mirrorless CD-AF bodies with the real speedy exception being m4/3rds.
 

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all down to personal perception and experience
I whole heartedly agree with this. And it's a good thing. If a particular camera feels wrong or that it's getting in the way then that's more important than any minor quality differences. The Fujis handle particularly well and if you shoot primes you'd be mostly pleased with the af performance.

Everyone has different performance criteria. And we're in a golen age of camera choice. If you can afford it, there's something for every one.

Gordon
 
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