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    adzman808 got a reaction from Drunken Monk in Why do I prefer my x-pro1's images over my x-pro2's?   
    Maybe with some of the SOOC jpeg film sims, but not from raw, although with XP2 raw I sometimes turn contrast down a bit!
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    adzman808 got a reaction from JohnFB in Streetphotography (open thread)   
    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Jump by Adam Bonn, on Flickr  
    X-Pro2 and xf35
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    adzman808 got a reaction from Rivi1969 in Why do I prefer my x-pro1's images over my x-pro2's?   
    The XP1 is still good, it's just slow to use compared to the XP2. I don't just mean AF/menu usage/Fn buttons/Card write times.... But the lower res EVF non-coloured focus peaking is slower to confirm critical focus with... the XP1 is perfectly capable of getting things in focus, you just might need to take a little longer to ensure it has.
    The XP1 is also a classic, the first of something new!
    The XP2 is better in all tangible metrics, but once the XP3 lands no one's gonna get dewy eyed over the XP2
    (OT, but it's the same with the Leica Ms. The M8 was the first of the digital Leica rangefinders, the M9 was the first FF one. They're classics with a cult following. Then the 240 came out, which was technically better. Then the M10 came out and no one cares about the 240 any more... I'm guessing the same fate awaits the M10 when ever the M11 lands!)
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    adzman808 reacted to 2.0 in Streetphotography (open thread)   
    X100s
     

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    adzman808 reacted to mdm in Streetphotography (open thread)   
    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. X-E2 + 27mm
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    adzman808 reacted to mdm in Streetphotography (open thread)   
    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. X-E2 + 27f2.8
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    adzman808 reacted to rolf55 in Streetphotography (open thread)   
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    adzman808 reacted to M Wales in Streetphotography (open thread)   
    Picked up a 55-200mm to go with my newly acquired X-T30
     

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    adzman808 reacted to Threaded in Why do I prefer my x-pro1's images over my x-pro2's?   
    I'm looking forward to the XP3 release almost just to see the effect it has on the other cameras.  I think you might be right about the XP2 being forgotten, but at the same time, I suspect a lot of the love and interest in the XP1 comes from those who only came to it later in the product cycle when it became a much more affordable camera, either new or used.  I was one of them - I lusted after but hadn't a hope of ever owning it when it was new, but years later paid literally nothing for it as part of a black friday deal a few months before the XP2 came out, and for the past few years now it's been very cheap to buy and try used.
    The XP2 hasn't had that moment yet - even now, well into its third year and with the XP3 breathing down its neck, it's still an expensive camera.  It hasn't really gotten into the hands of the tinkerers and the hobbyists who might like to try it out as a second or third camera but can't justify the cost.  That'll change soon, so it'll be interesting to see whether it does just disappear without a trace or whether a new generation picks it up and runs with it as a budget marvel or new "classic".
    Personally I'm all in with the XP2 still.  I went through my agonising over the IQ differences but concluded that it really is very subjective and even my opinion varies wildly over which is "best" in different scenarios.  What's less subjective is how much more capable and complete an overall camera the XP2 is in many other ways.  I've owned it longer than the XP1 now, taken many more pictures, and amongst them many more of my own favourites too.
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    adzman808 reacted to NST in Why do I prefer my x-pro1's images over my x-pro2's?   
    "As a general rule of thumb, the XP1 produces slightly lower contrast images, the roll off into light and shadow is smoother (to be fair the pixels are bigger on the XP1) and my HUNCH is that this is where the ‘more organic looking’ rhetoric comes from"
    - that's my Hunch too, I think the roll off and less punch is exactly where this 'fuji magic' has originated from. Fuji did it beautifully right out of the gate on the early X series cams.  
    Thanks for taking the time with the considered answer, much appreciated! Also, your final point about the manual focussing on the Xp2 being better is indeed an important one - I use EVF mostly, so focus peaking on a higher res viewfinder is probably a wiser choice over the Xpro1. 
    Still have such heartstrings though for the Xpro1, it will always be a fantastic camera. Ho hum. Use the best tool for the job eh. Cheers!
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    adzman808 got a reaction from NST in Why do I prefer my x-pro1's images over my x-pro2's?   
    A lot of it is subjective, and like asking people ‘what’s the best colour’ the answer will be skewed by personal tastes 
    The complication of sooc raw is what the camera is set too... iirc (it’s a while since I’ve played this game with both cameras) - if say aperture mode is used, then (iirc remember) the XP2 likes to produce a darker image via employing higher SS than the XP1
    So would that be a fair test? Say iso200 and f4 and ss1300 on one camera VS iso200 and f4 and ss1000 on the other... and if we equalise the exposure triangle between each body, which do we go with... let the XP1 chose its own parameters and set the XP2 to match or vice versa? 
    As a general rule of thumb, the XP1 produces slightly lower contrast images, the roll off into light and shadow is smoother (to be fair the pixels are bigger on the XP1) and my HUNCH is that this is where the ‘more organic looking’ rhetoric comes from
    Factually, the XP1 shoots lossy compressed raw. The XP2 doesn’t - which will give you more data to play with it (not that anyone will necessarily notice)
    At the end of the day... take any two things that do the same job and are built and priced in the same bracket and category (cars, watches, cameras, food blenders, whatever) and do enough comparisons and it will always be win some/lose some between each.
    One just has to decide which wins one personally needs...
    ...which brings me to my final point... vintage glass will give you a pretty look anyway, and the manual focus aids on the XP2 are light years (well about 4 earth years) ahead of the one (yes one, not even plural) on the XP1.
    That might make all the difference to you in your suggested usage case.
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    adzman808 got a reaction from Jürgen Heger in Streetphotography (open thread)   
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    X-Pro2 and xf35
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    adzman808 got a reaction from rolf55 in Streetphotography (open thread)   
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    Soaked in Thought (X-Pro2 and XF35)
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    adzman808 got a reaction from gnondpomme in Streetphotography (open thread)   
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    adzman808 got a reaction from Ramazan KAMARI in landscapes with fuji x   
    I'm not much of a landscape guy...
     
    But here's one from a couple of weeks ago, before even Portugal got to cold and wet to leave the house!
     
     

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    adzman808 reacted to alba63 in Why do I prefer my x-pro1's images over my x-pro2's?   
    Ha! A very old thread, but it instantly resonates with me:
    I still have the X-E1 at home. It was my first Fuji X camera (in late 2012) and I was so delighted with it's output. Kept it for more than 2 years as my primary camera for everything. Whenever I came home with photos, they were beautiful: sharp, vibrant, film- like.
    I then went for the X-T1: Still excellent skin tones, but more modern color look, but so much better EVF, AF etc. Kept it for even longer than the X-E1, accompanied after a year by the Sony a7rII. Sony sensor is technically a piece of wonder, 42MP tack sharp with IBIS, deep DR, low noise etc. But the colors are one greenish mess in comparison. Sold it after a while.
    In  early 2018 I bought the X-H1: IBIS; superb shutter, 24MP, and quite good color.
    Until one day I looked through my 2012-14 archives, and man, I almost had forgotten how vibrant, filmish colors look like. What worth is a huge EVF if - in the end - the photos look less - well - photogenic?
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    adzman808 got a reaction from George_P in Big Bad Waves   
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    X-Pro2 and XF35 (the F1.4 one)
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    adzman808 got a reaction from Ramazan KAMARI in Big Bad Waves   
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    X-Pro2 and XF35 (the F1.4 one)
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    adzman808 got a reaction from jerryy in Big Bad Waves   
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    X-Pro2 and XF35 (the F1.4 one)
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    adzman808 got a reaction from woodlander in Big Bad Waves   
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    X-Pro2 and XF35 (the F1.4 one)
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    adzman808 got a reaction from dfaye in My X-Pro2 Review.   
    Thank you very much, I tried to keep it light hearted, so it was a bit more readable.... I hope it helps people
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    adzman808 reacted to dfaye in My X-Pro2 Review.   
    Thanks, Adam: very helpful. I haven't yet downloaded C1E, but will do so soon, and it's great to have some clear, well-illustrated instructions to get me started.
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    adzman808 got a reaction from dfaye in My X-Pro2 Review.   
    For this week's article I've written a BASIC guide for using Capture One Express.   I continue to be pleased with this software, so I decided to document how I've been using it, in case it helps anyone else out there...   Fujifilm Capture One Express Guide: Part One Importing and Basic Editing   http://adambonn.com/my-love-affair-with-the-fujifilm-x-pro1/xp2-one-hundred-thirty-eight/      
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    adzman808 got a reaction from sdsyver in Streetphotography (open thread)   
    X-Pro2 and XF35
     
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    adzman808 got a reaction from George_P in My X-Pro2 Review.   
    Hi George,
     
    The difference in perspective might be how each software is providing corrections, especially for the 35/2 which has a reasonable amount of native distortion
    I've no idea if C1 will offer their own lens profiles for the XF glass, that's what those options in the lens profile drop down are, C1's own profile for each lens rather than the inbuilt one.
    You're not doing anything wrong, it's just that different SWs seem to interpret the inbuilt lens profiles differently and for some lenses, the SW makers make their own profiles as well
    It'll be good when they give us the film sims, but the standard C1 colour is nice to my tastes, and you can play around by selecting a different camera from the camera drop down which changes the profile
     
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