How many have sold their X pro 1

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Peter Chin, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. Peter Chin

    Peter Chin FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 2, 2013
    How many have sold off their X Pro 1 to move up to the T1 or moved out all together?

    I am thinking of selling mine ahead of the mad dump (unless i missed it already :() but not for the T1 but for the yet to be announced X pro 2.

    I like the X pro1 heck, i still have the X 100 that i use ...god i hate having GAS :p
     
  2. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I have the X-T1 - and the X-E1... At the moment I am contemplating swapping the latter FOR an X-Pro1 - the firmware upgrades since launch make a good camera quite formidable... Why change, other than GAS? (That's a serious question!)
     
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  3. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Phoenix
    I am still using my XP-1 as my only camera, I don't think I'll be upgrading to the XP-2 when it gets announced either for a couple of reasons.

    1. It's not that I don't suffer from GAS, I suffer from GAS as much as the next person, however my XP-1 is really more than adequate for my skill level, and realistically I don't think getting an improved camera will really make me a better photographer or more succinctly my XP-1 does everything I want it to do and then some.

    2. I'm probably looking at things from a Leica perspective, If you have an M9, is it really advisable to upgrade to an M9-P? or to an M240? I don't think the focusing will get any faster :p, there will be some minor function upgrades and additions, but do you really need these to take your photos? I'm probably risking comparing apples and oranges here, and I know that the focus speed of the XP-1 has been the subject of many criticisms and I will admit that to some will not be able to live with it's focusing speed, but for me it has been more than adequate and I've shot low light, street, landscapes, candids, etc.. and it has never let me down, I guess it'll come down to how you shoot.

    3. The upgraded sensor could be tons better than the XP-1, but I can't remember the last time I printed a billboard sized photo, actually I can't remember ever printing a photo larger than 16 x 20 with most of my photos ending up in various forums and flickr online. If did photography for a living and I am being commissioned for a job then it'll be another story.
     
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  4. mguffin

    mguffin FujiXspot Regular

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    Mike
    I just bought an X-Pro1 to compliment the X-T1. GAS.
     
  5. Peter Chin

    Peter Chin FujiXspot Regular

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    Looks like i am keeping mine, i get insulted when people PM me saying, "i know you need the money, i'll give you $200" :rolleyes:
     
  6. mguffin

    mguffin FujiXspot Regular

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    Mike
    Tell them to take a hike... :p
     
  7. GeoffM

    GeoffM FujiXspot Regular

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    Somebody sold theirs 'cause I just bought one....and at a bargain price....to accompany my XE-1.
     
  8. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Phoenix
    Hahaha!! :D Good on you
     
  9. spinyman

    spinyman FujiXspot Veteran

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    Why would you sell a great camera and go without for months when nobody knows yet what the 2 will be? Or when? There will be no fire sale on these great cameras.Besides, cameras are to use, not continually sell.
     
  10. Peter Chin

    Peter Chin FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 2, 2013
    ..because i over-bought (G.A.S) so rather than have them collect dust, i tried to sell them :p first my NEX system...only lowballers and now my XP1 with the same results :(
    My main system is still a full frame DSLR (1Dx +5D3, i shoot sports) and i have both a X100 and X100s, LX7 and a X5 for my Pentax forum ...believe it or not i am not selling out of money issues as i priced my sales 50% or less off current price but for lack of use...i don't mind losing but i don't like taking a beating.
     
  11. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Jan 31, 2013
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    Phoenix
    The folks who are probably thinking of selling or upgrading got scared off :p

    I think it’s a great camera and personally I wouldn’t be selling up, but at the same time I also do not want to come across as “upgrade bashing” and I do understand that this will be a purely personal thing, as I mentioned previously most of the reasons why I’m staying with the camera is due my own thoughts about it, however I am sure that there will be others that will have a different perspective and reason why they want to upgrade, trade up, sell, etc..

    Whether you want to stay with it or sell it and upgrade, there is no right or wrong answer, it all comes down to personal preference.

    So if you are planning to sell, advertise it here ;) and let us know your personal thoughts on selling or upgrading, and don’t forget to show us your new camera (and pics) once you have it :thumbup:.
     
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  12. NightBird

    NightBird FujiXspot Rookie

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    I've only just become 100% content with three of cameras. X-Pro1, E-P5 & X100s. While I'm enjoying such serenity and contentment, I'm not going to go stirring things up by thinking such madness as selling my beloved X-Pro1. There will come a time... but thankfully it's not yet foreseeable. :D
     
  13. Peter Chin

    Peter Chin FujiXspot Regular

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    The camera is like any other tool, it really has no expiry date, you keep using it till it dies...it's the "Hype" and peer pressure that gives us GAS, this is why there are still people shooting film, instant cameras...this is what after years of GAS i've come to understand...you just need one and that's it, something no manufacturer wants to hear...except maybe leica but they make you pay for it :)
     
  14. awp

    awp New to FujiXspot

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    A new camera doesn't make you a better photographer just a poorer one. Nothing wrong with the X-Pro1. What do you need to do that it can't do??
     
  15. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I've just pulled the trigger on a refurb X-Pro1 from Fuji UK - £499 of your Earth pounds and a 12-month manufacturer warranty. I think that's a steal, particularly since once it is in my sweaty palms I shall liquidate my X-E1.

    It's a funny old world, when you think about it - The X-Pro, thanks to firmware upgrades, is generally acknowledged to be a significantly better camera than at launch, selling for less than half the original price...

    Happy, happy, happy :D
     
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  16. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Phoenix
    I know what you mean Bill, with the firmware updates Fuji has been churning out the XP-1 is now completely a different animal from when it was released, a really big credit to Fuji for caring about the people who purchase their products.

    I am also in the same boat, I want to purchase a second body, but at the moment I am saving up for the 23mm lens.
     
  17. croutt

    croutt FujiXspot Rookie

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    Apr 25, 2014
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    Chip
    Sometimes it's about how much you enjoy taking photos with the camera you have. I love taking photos with my XT-1 as much as I love the photos it takes. Previously I had a Nikon D7000 and although it took great pics, I didn't enjoy taking pics with it the way I do with the Fuji. I would like to try the X-pro1 as a second body though. They certainly sell below value on the used market.
     
  18. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Now for $499 I'd go for a refurbed XPro 1 with manufacturer warranty. But Fuji doesn't seem to be doing refurbed sales in the U.S.
     
  19. Stephen S

    Stephen S FujiXspot Veteran

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    Stephen Scharf
    I don't plan on selling my X-Pro1 because it's image quality is still superb, and it actually has more dynamic range down in the 1/4 tones and blacks than the X-T1. And, I'm not sure than an X-Pro2 with 24 megapixels of resolution in an APS-C sized sensor would be want I want, either. All depends if it could match the noise performance of a 16 megapixel sensor with it's larger pixels.
     
  20. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    I recently re-got an X-Pro1 and am loving it to bits. It's a joy to use and I expect to have it for quite some time.