12th May 2012, 11:40 AM #5591
From an early review:
"The X2 takes the image quality even further, but more importantly now feels like a mature product. It’s a better distillation of the M gestalt, and definitely easier to use for the simple reason that it’s more responsive to shoot with. During the course of testing, I never felt like I lost a shot because the camera was too slow; I definitely did with the X1 and X100."
This is my biggest issue with the X1. Unless you have it in full manual (i.e. not in autofocus) focusing is just too slow, and even manual focus takes a bit of time to catch up, despite being extremely accessible. If it's genuinely improved...
...take my money
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13th May 2012, 08:10 PM #5592
13th May 2012, 08:31 PM #5593
Wow the female mallard pic has instantly become my most popular photo on 500px.
14th May 2012, 01:09 AM #5594
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Down at the lake today with my girlfriend and her siblings, thought I'd share a couple pics.
Mother duck and her ducklings. after this shot, her little brother got in a wild goose chase. Thankfully was able to recover the picture somewhat due to RAW, but still quite a bit blown out. wish i was a bit faster on the draw, just thought it was kinda funny.
looking at picking up the nifty fifty soon. (Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II)
EDIT: one more I just finished.
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14th May 2012, 04:18 PM #5595
Great Mallard BTW. So graceful... so potentially delicious...
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14th May 2012, 05:55 PM #5596
14th May 2012, 06:10 PM #5597
14th May 2012, 06:15 PM #5598
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15th May 2012, 08:38 PM #5599
OK, poser for you guys.
70-300 for the A65, or an X-S1?
I quite liked the HS20EXR though the sensor ultimately let it down, but the X-S1 is one serious bridge with beefed up specs throughout. I wasn't overwhelmed by the sensor of the X10 (the same as used in the X-S1) but it was definitely an improvement on practically every compact sensor I've come across - though by a matter of degrees, not magnitudes.
I've realised that:
a) The price of the X-S1 is now down by quite a lot, not that much above the price of a decent third-party 70-300
b) The X-S1 actually weighs again not much above a decent 70-300.
I would venture out with the 70-300 very seldom. So having a separate camera to fulfil the same role actually wouldn't be a terrible idea.| Tablets: Quite a lot | Notebooks: A lot | Desktops: A lot more | Servers: I think you see the pattern | Laptop Bags: Even more |
16th May 2012, 08:18 AM #5600
Neither would be my vote but if I had to choose one I wouldn't bother with a new system unless you needed a backup body.