Ever since my six-month commitment to use the XT-1 exclusively was over and I jumped in with both feet, ridding myself of every other camera (digital) that I owned there's been one nagging issue…
Update: I've written down a few first thoughts regarding the XPro-2 after only a brief time making a few frames. More updates soon from my particular real-world.
What to do about a backup camera.? I've waffled, rationalized, justified, even hovered above the "buy now" button on several different options. I've written about what might make sense. In fact I've yammered on about a back-up more than once. Much like my usual pattern I've gone and done something completely different than what my original logic, ill-logic, rationalizations, and thought process led me to think I would do.
Various Wafflings & Flip-Flops
In as few words as possible here's where I've been since committing full-bore to Fuji X for all my work personal projects, and other stuff (yes I do other stuff beyond this bizarre exploration and random walk in the woods).
Hmmm, XPro-1's are kind of cheap, really really cheap. I liked my first one but… but the performance in most of the lighting I find myself is irritating.
Damn it all to hell just do what you always do get a second one exactly the same. Done right? Well, maybe a silver one.
Wait a second, I can grab a perfectly fine used XT-10 for like free. Then again I'll be like why was I so cheap and not get the "good" EVF etc. I'll probably be sorry plus I hate the way that dial on the front looks for some reason.
Got it. I just get an X100T I loved my X100S, except for that frame line jumping thing even in manual focus. The T solves that right? Yep, that's what I'll do.
Hey, there's that X-PRO2. Maybe that. What $1700? Hold on now XT-1's are even cheaper and I'm happy with that. I really don't even give a shit about 24 megamoreness. I do like that joy-sticky thing. Well hell, the XT-2 is bound to have that. Let's see what happens given that will be out any day now.
And now we have the XT-2. Hmmm, September? No real big viewfinder changes unless I want to chew up batteries real fast and put that big stupid grip on there. Shit I may as well get a D5 or something. Hell, I'll stick with getting an XT-1 now that they are super cheap, or maybe that X100T instead. I shoot way differently when I am using the X100, remember, that might be super useful. But I love 28/50(18/35) combo and doing that with an X100 makes it A- moronically large and B- moronically expensive.
Hey, what's this. A decent deal on a basically new X-PRO2? Bought, done, Amazon Prime free two day shipping. DONE.
OVF, I shoot looser and differently than with thru-the-lens/100% VF's. Somehow a bit looser all around and I don't mean just framing. I also tend to make fewer frames before moving on.
Size should be great with the 18mm and 35mm which I much prefer to only 23mm.
That joysticky thing.
Can have it now at a price less than an XT-2 in September.
An EVF that is not useless like my conclusion on the X-PRO1's EVF.
No, I'm not getting rid of the XT-1. There's no giant quibbles I have with it. There are times when 100% large viewfinder is a better match for what I am doing. I'm fine with the old sensor. I rarely use anything over ISO 1600 anyway unless I am fiddling around with 25watt bulbs at 3am half crocked.
Obviously more to follow once I have it in my hot little hands, actually I have gorilla hands so the spread-out buttons may actually work better for me. I forget, been quite a while since I used the X-PRO1.
Random smattering of crap I made with my X100S and OVF with a much looser kind of style.
Shiny pants and fishnet shirt: Stir crazy trapped by a hurricane for 3 days with Anastasia and co.
Nude figure stuff. Introductory window light on location workshop I hosted with Sheba at one point or another.
Blonde in window. God knows, Patty and I forking around one day? Everyone likes playing with that stupid whip.
Oh and the shot at the top. One Saturday when we all over slept and had about half hour to get prepped for some workshop or another.
I can see it for sure but then again I kinda have the inside scoop on that. Best of both worlds? We'll see.