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| p.3 #11 · X-Pro 1 - I must be nuts but...I LOVE this camera. |
Jorgen Udvang wrote:
I don't understand why you say that the X-Pro 1 is not professional. The image quality is second to none, and in situation where fast AF is not important, that's what counts. I seriously consider switching to Fuji for most non-sports assignments (I used the S3 and S5 professionally earlier).
Everyone has their own definition, but this one doesn't fit mine. Neither do very many cameras except Nikon D1/2/3/4, Canon 1D-series, Hasselblad H4D/H5D etc., and so on. These cameras are made for the working pro. In the case of the Canons and Nikons these are true workhorses, practically indestructible, completely flexible for every job, weather proof (you can drop them in the ocean, pick them up again quickly and keep shooting, and so on. The Hasselblad (and Leaf/Phase One/Leica S) is made for one thing only, studio, but it is unbeatable. Like a Cheetah, every single part of these cameras is made for getting the best results in one scenario only.
All other cameras are in my opinion not pro cameras. That doesn't mean that they take worse photos, nor that they fall apart with a little rough use, just that they don't have this razor-aim, and they do have many more quality/cost compromises. This includes Leica M, X-Pro, and anything else you can think of. I even think of the D800 and D800E as being in this category. They approach the pro models, but owning a D3, they are clearly not in the same class.
Note that I do not define a pro camera according to who uses it. That would be silly. Some pros use Lomo cameras or iPhones, ferchrissake.
All in my opinion.