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#1 adzman808

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Posted 24 July 2016 - 10:39 AM

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Part25 of my X-Pro1 Story.

You've perhaps been following my X-Pro1 story... Which you can pick up in this thread
 

http://www.fuji-x-fo...erfectly-valid/

I was curious. Too curious... I'd read what everyone else had to say, but I needed to know what I had to say.

I think some of you might be curious too...?

So here it begins.

The X-Pro2 review!

Part One: Compared to the X-Pro1, because obviously the X-Pro2 is better in every single way, right? Er, not so much...

The X-Pro2 Review Part One: Vs the X-Pro1


Cheers, Adam
My Website, home of the largest X-Pro series opinion piece on the 'net:
http://adambonn.com/


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Posted 31 July 2016 - 10:49 AM

Sunday morning..
 
So that must mean it's time for another instalment of my X-Pro1 story.
 
This week we continue looking at the haptics of the X-Pro2 Vs the X-Pro1
 
 
Newer = better?
 
Maybe.. Just maybe...

Cheers, Adam
My Website, home of the largest X-Pro series opinion piece on the 'net:
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Posted 01 August 2016 - 09:20 PM

 . . . . so I keep reading and saving and I like it (that's for the reading part, saving mwah, not so . . .)


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 10:15 AM

Part 27 of this 'little ditty' (!) sees the continuation of the comparison between the X-Pro1 and the X-Pro2.

This week we're looking at the front of the two bodies and comparing battery life!
 

Cheers, Adam
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http://adambonn.com/


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Posted 14 August 2016 - 11:39 AM

Continuing the X-Pro1 review, we continue comparing it against the X-Pro2. This time we're looking at the view finder, and finding that the X-Pro2 doesn't stack up all that well... But why?
 
 

Edited by adzman808, 21 August 2016 - 10:28 AM.

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 10:25 AM

OK, here's today's instalment of my X-Pro1 review...
 
Part 29 (!) We wrap up the view finding comparison and in fact the overall comparison between the X-Pro1 and the X-Pro2.
 
Enjoy!
 

Cheers, Adam
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http://adambonn.com/


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Posted 28 August 2016 - 05:11 PM

Wow, what a great review.  I would love to try the X-Pro2.  Once I can corral the funds I think I may just rent one for a day and run it through the paces.  For a camera I plan on using for at lest 4 years or so it might be worth it to pay a days rental to make sure it fits.  I like the form factor of the Pro1 so much...fits in my hand perfectly and I don't feel the need to have to add a grip or anything.


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 08:56 AM

Wow, what a great review.  I would love to try the X-Pro2.  Once I can corral the funds I think I may just rent one for a day and run it through the paces.  For a camera I plan on using for at lest 4 years or so it might be worth it to pay a days rental to make sure it fits.  I like the form factor of the Pro1 so much...fits in my hand perfectly and I don't feel the need to have to add a grip or anything.


Thanks very much

Cheers, Adam
My Website, home of the largest X-Pro series opinion piece on the 'net:
http://adambonn.com/


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Posted 01 September 2016 - 08:55 AM

I would also like to say thank you!
I've just boug an X-Pro2 and I'm really looking forward to the "probably longest X-Pro2 review on the web" ;)
Although I never had an X-Pro1 I've enjoyed reading your ongoing "review".
So let it roll out! ;)
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#10 adzman808

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Posted 02 September 2016 - 08:17 AM

I would also like to say thank you!
I've just boug an X-Pro2 and I'm really looking forward to the "probably longest X-Pro2 review on the web" ;)
Although I never had an X-Pro1 I've enjoyed reading your ongoing "review".
So let it roll out! ;)


Thanks very much, I'll keep you all updated!

Cheers, Adam
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#11 adzman808

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Posted 02 September 2016 - 12:04 PM

The story so far...

 

Here's all my X-Pro series content, referenced and in one place!

 

http://adambonn.com/the-x-pro-series/

 

They'll be 2 parts of the X-Pro2 story that I'll link too this Sunday... Part one is up already if anyone fancies a look!


Cheers, Adam
My Website, home of the largest X-Pro series opinion piece on the 'net:
http://adambonn.com/


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Posted 02 September 2016 - 09:31 PM

 
They'll be 2 parts of the X-Pro2 story that I'll link too this Sunday... Part one is up already if anyone fancies a look!


What dou you mean by part 1? I haven't found a new article...
Can you post the direct link please?
THX!

#13 adzman808

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Posted 02 September 2016 - 10:28 PM

What dou you mean by part 1? I haven't found a new article...
Can you post the direct link please?
THX!


All the X-Pro stuff is linked from the page I shared this morning!

The article I'm referring too went live on Sunday, so not sure if you consider that to be new or not...

It's here

http://adambonn.com/...ro1/xp2-thirty/

Cheers, Adam
My Website, home of the largest X-Pro series opinion piece on the 'net:
http://adambonn.com/


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Posted 03 September 2016 - 07:34 AM

All the X-Pro stuff is linked from the page I shared this morning!
The article I'm referring too went live on Sunday, so not sure if you consider that to be new or not...
It's herehttp://adambonn.com/...ro1/xp2-thirty/


Oh, I've already read this article that's why I didn't consider it to be "new" - at least not for me ;)
So looking forward to the next article in the series!
THX!

#15 adzman808

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 11:22 AM

OK,

 

Part Two of the 100% X-Pro2 review is now up!

 

Part one is here

 

http://adambonn.com/...ro1/xp2-thirty/

 

Where I talk about why I chose the X-Pro2, and what benefits it has (to me) over the original

 

This week, in part two, I take a look at the image quality of the newer camera, and why that IQ needs to be stand alone, and not just judged against the predecessor!

 

As per the X-Pro1 series, I'll be sharing tips, tricks and info (and opinion) on a weekly basis!

 

Enjoy!

 

http://adambonn.com/...xp2-thirty-one/


Cheers, Adam
My Website, home of the largest X-Pro series opinion piece on the 'net:
http://adambonn.com/


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Posted 05 September 2016 - 11:01 AM

Well, glad you could throw that ridiculous theory, about the clinical results of the X-trans II sensor, in the bin; I suspect the cause is something as simple as an overly aggressive noise reduction (which is more similar to throwing away information rather than increasing it).



#17 adzman808

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 02:39 PM

Well, glad you could throw that ridiculous theory, about the clinical results of the X-trans II sensor, in the bin; I suspect the cause is something as simple as an overly aggressive noise reduction (which is more similar to throwing away information rather than increasing it).


Methinks that possibly you skim read.

Cheers, Adam
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#18 Florian

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 06:22 AM

Methinks that possibly you skim read.

 

Quite possibly ^_^ . However, if increasing the content does not make the images more clinical in the step from II to III, it's rather doubtful that this was the cause of the clinical look in II as compared to the first x-trans.


Edited by Florian, 06 September 2016 - 06:24 AM.


#19 adzman808

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 08:49 AM

Quite possibly ^_^ . However, if increasing the content does not make the images more clinical in the step from II to III, it's rather doubtful that this was the cause of the clinical look in II as compared to the first x-trans.


My PERSONAL WILD SPECULATION, MY HUNCH, MY IDEA, MY NON-QUANTIFIABLE thoughts about why I PERSONALLY prefer X-Trans I & III over II

(I'm only talking about RAW, everybody knows the X-Trans I jpegs are waaaay different than the later cameras)

I = 12 bit raw, less data, SEEMS to produce quite a organic roll off between light and dark

III = lots more pixels crammed into the same size sensor, produces a grainy noise pattern and texture that's pleasing, especially considering the pictures are 30% (or whatever) bigger

II = a 16mp sensor upgraded to record 14bit and tuned to extract every last drop of digital goodness, resulting in clean images

That's NOT to say that X-Trans II takes a bad shot, or is a bad sensor or that you shouldn't like it.

But it is too say I PERSONALLY prefer I and III

Anecdotal:

People complained that Leica m9 had crap ISO, so Leica made the CMOS 240, and Leica folk started a petition asking them to go back to CCD

Better isn't always better it seems :)


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X-Pro2 ISO2500 (iirc) no grain applied, from raw - not my finest work :)

Cheers, Adam
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Posted 06 September 2016 - 12:27 PM

My PERSONAL WILD SPECULATION, MY HUNCH, MY IDEA, MY NON-QUANTIFIABLE thoughts about why I PERSONALLY prefer X-Trans I & III over II
 

 

Like I said, your theory ^_~

 

Thanks for clarifying!





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