After reading the early rave reviews of the newly announced Fujifilm X-Pro2, i'm on GAS mode. Its a better X-pro1. Fast AF, one stop better HIGH ISO performance, weather sealing....what else? lets just say it now...a Leica killer?? Everybody drools that rangefinder look.... i used to have an X-pro1, i love that camera but i sold it to fund another camera....now it seems like the X-Pro2 is the ultimate still shooting camera...everything u need are there... maybe.... there's no touch screen and no tilting screen...i mean for a 2016 camera and the era of touch screen devices, it should have at least a touch screen, the new X70 got it...so why skipped on the X-pro2? should i wait another 4 years to get this feature on an X-Pro body? maybe not....while its not a deal breaker for me but it would be a great feature to have. Tilt screen??? same story. great feature to have but not a deal breaker. maybe fuji wants to be like Leica...minimalist....no tilt screen and no touch screen...heck why not just make a M9 all over again. Or just use film instead. Cmon its 2016. but its sokay...i would still love the camera if i owned it... just like the M8, just concentrate on taking pictures..no fancy mancy features to deal with....but in the end it just stay on the shelf for now...just because i love AF too much..i'm taking pictures of kids so yea i need fast AF. Screw manual focus. like i said..2016 = AUTO Focus.
Video mode on Fuji bodies is the same. They suck. Thats what at least those pro videographers said. For me personally...i dont know slash i dont care. it looks like video so it might as well play like video. so its no big deal for me. 4k or not i dont give a shit. i just bought a NON 4K tv....who wants to watch those soap opera effect anyway.... well at least it had video recording feature..unlike the Nikon DF.
Lets just wait for the internet reviewers to fully review the X-Pro2, and do comparison and versus this versus that...cos i like those stuffs!
After looking at leak images of the PEN-F, i'm less excited..or maybe cebause X-pro2 is fresh hot from the oven...lets just wait for PEN-F announcement.
Its been a while since i last updated my blog... i have less GAS on gears at the moment but i do peek around my two favourite rumors websites, fujirumors and 43rumors.... .. Yes i still love Fuji and although i did bashed Olympus before i do still love it since i dont really print my photos so large vs small sensor doesnt really matter. All i did was looking at those pictures on my 15inch Macbook Pro and both cameras produced great enough images. Even on my friend 27inch iMacs the Olympus was good enough. I'm not printing banners or posters and what not so yea... i do have GAS on the olympus em5 mark ii but not yet pull the trigger. My last GAS was on Fuji X-T10 because it is available in my country. Olympus not so much.
So yeah, another year has passed and now its 2016!!!! Man...time flies like flies if that makes any sense. Gear wise i'm only left with my Leica M8 and Sony Rx100m3. I bought a new not so new lens for my M8, a cheap russian vintage Jupiter 8 lens. Its really cheap and it has focus shift.
I'm so not in love with my Leica M8. I'm just slow at focusing or maybe because my cheap lens has focus shift so another pain the in ass/eye focusing. I'm just spoiled by Olympus blazingly fast focus and the cleaner files of Fujis. With the Leica M8, i'll get false colors and due to camera fault, black cloth turns to purplish. Its a good black and white camera but i love colors too...so yeah....
So its 2016 and new rumored cameras are coming. First its the anticipated Fuji X-Pro2 and the leaks image looks like it has the same body as the old X-pro1.....i hope they come in silver! and it has new sensor! lets hope they get rid of those waxy skins problems at higher isos JPGs....sheeeshhh who wants to look like a mannequin?
X-pro2 leak image taken from fujirumors.
i wish it looked more like a Leica but this is not so bad.
and then they have the new leaked image of rumored X70, a mini X100T, a fixed lens camera with new 28mm FOV lens but no viewfinder built-in.
not really in love design wise.... it didnt look retro enough to me. More like a Ricoh GR wannabe.
lets wait for the real world image to come up
but still not retro enough me thinks
and then the one rumored camera that i am excited for.....