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But with X-Pro3 and Classic Neg here, how good a deal it is? Or is it a good deal at all?

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It's a very good deal actually. The X-Pro2 is my personal favourite Fuji camera. I've used the X-Pro3 for a couple of days but decided not to switch for a few reasons. First, there's no visible improvement in image quality. The new sensor/processor are mainly an improvement in continuous AF whereas I mostly use single AF for my personal work with the X-Pro2.

Secondly, the OVF is a bit brighter and larger on the X-Pro3, but it lacks the dual magnification of the X-Pro2. Therefore, you can't actually use the OVF with lenses shorter than 23mm or longer than 50mm. The EVF of the X-Pro3 is better though with its 3.69mp vs. the 2.36mp of the X-Pro2. However, one of the reasons to use an X-Pro is the OVF capabilities.

Finally, the LCD is only nice for waist level shooting, but otherwise a pain in the a*s. To use the menu you either have to flip down the LCD or use the EVF/OVF in combination with the joystick. When wearing glasses and left-eye dominant (like me) this is useless as you're constantly make stains on your own glasses. I'd rather have an X-Pro with the articulating LCD of the X100V. The sub screen on the back is just a gimmick. Because it lacks backlighting, it becomes useless in less than perfect light.

When you're really set to 'Classic Neg' film simulation on an X-Pro2, try this: https://fujixweekly.com/2019/11/07/my-fujifilm-classic-negative-film-simulation-recipe-for-x-trans-iii/

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9 hours ago, Herco said:

It's a very good deal actually. The X-Pro2 is my personal favourite Fuji camera. I've used the X-Pro3 for a couple of days but decided not to switch for a few reasons. First, there's no visible improvement in image quality. The new sensor/processor are mainly an improvement in continuous AF whereas I mostly use single AF for my personal work with the X-Pro2.

Secondly, the OVF is a bit brighter and larger on the X-Pro3, but it lacks the dual magnification of the X-Pro2. Therefore, you can't actually use the OVF with lenses shorter than 23mm or longer than 50mm. The EVF of the X-Pro3 is better though with its 3.69mp vs. the 2.36mp of the X-Pro2. However, one of the reasons to use an X-Pro is the OVF capabilities.

Finally, the LCD is only nice for waist level shooting, but otherwise a pain in the a*s. To use the menu you either have to flip down the LCD or use the EVF/OVF in combination with the joystick. When wearing glasses and left-eye dominant (like me) this is useless as you're constantly make stains on your own glasses. I'd rather have an X-Pro with the articulating LCD of the X100V. The sub screen on the back is just a gimmick. Because it lacks backlighting, it becomes useless in less than perfect light.

When you're really set to 'Classic Neg' film simulation on an X-Pro2, try this: https://fujixweekly.com/2019/11/07/my-fujifilm-classic-negative-film-simulation-recipe-for-x-trans-iii/

Great! Will forget about Classic Neg. I feel I have enough courage to click the order button now.

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