This is off topic 'cos it has little to do with photography , even collecting cameras .
i chanced on the £318 Fuji X-Pro1 in mid 2016 . It was to be a one off . I rarely connect with ANYTHING , but , like my Minolta SRTs , Leica Dig3 and Kievs it feels REAL. Hands and eyes actually seem to be in agreement for once !
The X-M1 @ £200 , was just for a 16-50 zoom , but it became my shoulder bag camera . I imagine that the similarity in menu , handling etc made it work for me .
Frankly , this connection is so rare that I could not imagine lightning striking twice . This time it cost me more but I stalked that X-T1 for over a year with the bonus of that 18-55 lens . it's not as if I had not checked out the X-Pro1 and X-T1 when they were at astronomical prices with no chance of them bing affordable , I sensed that they would work for me
All three make magic for me - whether used as a carry all camera , enhanced compact , or pseudo SLR . Or just having them close to hand creating calming chaos .[ it really is that disruptive ] In this instance , the sameness and continuity comes from the operating system and identical IQ . I make no apologies for this - it is how it is .
I have spent more than necessary in reasonable terms , but , like my Kievs / SRTs it's priceless to me .
Dee's ruptively Gender indee'terminate . Autistic Glitch - cameras help contain and focus an out of phase world . Contax / Kiev surround and ground me in chaos . I may even take a photo or two with my several Digi-boxes . OOPs I stated Female , which was weird . I am actually XY , but my head does not recognise that 'frequency' so forgive me if I don't change it . Love puns - Miss-aligned etc LOL
£318 is roughly $556 australian which = a really really good price! We bought our X-Pro1 in 2014 (I think) for A LOT more than that. We outgrew the X-Pro1 pretty quickly and sold it last year, my better half wasn't using it as she thought she would and it was sitting idle in the cupboard - I'm regretting selling it now as I dont have a digital camera to use and the cost of film and processing is slowly killing me. Do you have any example shots you can share with us?
Post by John Farrell on Aug 6, 2018 15:28:55 GMT -5
Chilla - monochrome is relatively inexpensive, especially if you load it yourself. I recently bought a 30M roll of Kentmere 100 from B&H in New York. Even with postage included, each 36 exposure load will cost me around $NZ5.50.