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Ben, I wouldn't touch the Fuji cameras just yet. I have a feeling we're finally headed towards small FX options in Nikon land, as the Nikon 1 series can't be Nikon's only mirrorless cameras. Maybe we'll get DX first (in fact, almost certainly), but even that is more appealing to me than a different system.
My trick for getting some usable shots was to let the cyclists entire my focal plane (when taking shots roughly head on to them) or to pre-focus on a rider that I didn't shoot when I was orthogonal to them. The latter is indeed really tough,...Show more →
Philip - yes it's warming up here - but we have to wear helmets - so you don't get the wind in the hair/reflected light effect - everyone looks the same in their helmets (especially when they're out of focus).
As for the Fuji XE 1 - I know about the RAW converter problem, but that's not a deal breaker. I agree that Nikon will eventually release a mirrorless - but I suspect it may be a year or two off. And don't get me wrong - I love the D800E - it is a seriously fantastic camera - but all these Sony cmos sensors are getting me down. I like the idea that the fuji has a different sensor/different look. That cafe I took the shots at was the size of a phone booth, it's tiny, just a hole in the wall. When I took out the D800E it filled up half the room.
Georg the XE1 is the baby brother of the X Pro 1 (it's smaller and doesn't have an optical viewfinder but otherwise it's the same camera). Alan - I'm always broke because I keep buying stuff (I can't resist phones either).
The guy in the photo shop knows me - after I played with it for a while and he saw I was hooked, he said, look, you know you're going to buy it - but I surprised him. I resisted (but the shop's round the corner from my office and, let's face it, I'm weak).