Compact Obsessed

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by CSellars, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. CSellars

    CSellars New to FujiXspot

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    Feb 2, 2013
    Oklahoma, USA
    Ever since I bought my GR D IV, I've become obsessed with good compact cameras. In fact, I'm on the verge of selling my Sony DSLR to buy the Fuji XF1 or X10.

    I found Xtogs through Serious Compacts.

    -CSellars
     
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  2. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Feb 1, 2013
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    I hear you. And what you're thinking of doing may come to pass. My advice: Don't rush. Hang onto the DSLR for a bit. Learn how to get the most out of your GR D before deciding. Enthusiasm for really good compact cameras is great. I'm right there with you. But it doesn't necessarily preclude other types of cameras. Sometimes, a DSLR is the right tool for the job. Unless you want to swap the DSLR for a Fuji XE-1.
     
  3. JJJPhoto

    JJJPhoto FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 2, 2013
    The X10 is a great little camera. It's not a 100% replacement for an interchangeable lens camera (DSLR or mirrorless) but it is very capable and the 28-112mm equivalent f/2.0-2.8 zoom lens is remarkable. You won't get the extreme shallow DOF for portraits because of the size of the sensor but the results I get from my X10 are largely indistinguishable -- in terms of ISO noise and detail -- from the results from older DSLRs like my Nikon D2X (again, excluding the shallow DOF you can achieve with a DSLR).

    D2X:
    DSC_0011-XL.

    X10:
    DSCF0942-XL.
     
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  4. CSellars

    CSellars New to FujiXspot

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    Feb 2, 2013
    Oklahoma, USA
    As a street photographer, I've found I don't need the shallow depth of field quite as much as I thought when I got my DSLR. That said, if I decide I want that look back, I'd rather get a different DSLR than the one I currently have. The Sony stl-a35 is kind of a dud as far as entry-level DSLRs go. I'd much rather be using the D5200 or the T4i for those sorts of shots. The half-stop or so of lightloss from the translucent mirror, coupled with the proprietary hotshoe make it a pain in the ass to use for serious, studio portraiture.

    Though, maybe I should reconsider and save up for the X-E1 and a few choice lenses.
     
  5. dixeyk

    dixeyk Guest

    I'm a believer in making the best of the tool you have. If the camera I have doesn't allow shallow DOF then I won't try and make it do it because I'll be disappointed.