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Interesting what one returns to in 24 hours!
The Fine JPEGs out of this camera are superb. I am with Russ, JochenB, and Jason—the JPEGs will do just fine until the Raw problem is solved (if C1Pro does include the X-Trans files in the next update, problem is solved). (An aside: if they ever learn how to work with the DP2 Merrill files I will be in heaven!). And @ Jason: thanks for the X-100 forum suggestion, too.
And in the meantime, tweaking the JPEGs the way that's been suggested is only a starting point: I have three Custom setups now for experimenting. And memory is ridiculously cheap, so shoot both Raw and JPEG, if you feel you can improve on the camera's output. I have my ISO upper limit set to 6400; unheard of only a few years ago.
For me, the joy in the body is partly the UI, which for my hands works perfectly, and the sheer intelligence in the design. The 35/1.4 is on the camera most of the time.
And for landscapes, the DP2 Merrill (plus a pano. head) is sensational; in good light the colour is excellent and the sharpness, micro-contrast, etc. is superb. So, while the Raw developers are getting to grips with the X-Trans, I use the DP2 M for this purpose.
And as for the general thrust of my OP; what I had in mind was a thread where any practical, operationally related, discussion could take place. The JPEG settings were just to get the ball rolling.
Here are things to talk about: what are your suggestions for the smallest/lightest bag that can take the X-E1 with the 35/1.4 attached, and what are your suggestions for wrist straps?