Thanks for the comments folks. Generally very pleased with the IQ of the camera.
There's a few odd querks though - such as in Auto ISO mode sometimes it selects an unnecessarily high ISO, causing the image to be overexposed. Am I doing something wrong there?
What about a high quality compact like the RX100? I'm not convinced a bridge camera is enough of a size difference to make it worth it.
M43 is a great system though - especially with prime lenses like the lovely 20 1.7
Few shots from my trip - only took the XF1:
La Plagne (1 of 21).jpg by Grum Wynne, on Flickr
La Plagne (7 of 21).jpg by Grum Wynne, on Flickr
La Plagne (10 of 21).jpg by Grum Wynne, on Flickr
La Plagne (17 of 21).jpg by Grum Wynne, on Flickr
La Plagne (6 of 21).jpg by Grum Wynne, on...
Picked up mine today. First impressions:
- It looks really nice
- Lens switching thing is really not much hassle at all (hopefully it won't get worn out)
- Image quality seems very good for a compact - night shots at f1.8/ISO 800 without flash are pretty damn impressive
- Build quality is...
Cheers - though I did read a review on Amazon suggesting there is a lens error issue with the XF1 as well. It seems well worth a punt for £130 anyway - picking it up tomorrow.
Nice to see some shots posted with it - panorama feature looks good. Anyone else got any XF1 images to show off? :)
Thanks folks. I've decided to go for it and have reserved one to pick up tomorrow. Woop woop!
Good to know the lens thing isn't the issue it's sometimes made out to be. I've taken non-waterproof cameras before and it's not really been an problem - the camera doesn't tend to come out unless the...
Hi folks - apologies if this has been covered before but has anyone used an XF1 and an S110 and can compare the two? And how annoying is the zoom switch power on/off thing on the XF1 in reality?
I'm umming and ahhing between the two but I have a snowboarding holiday coming up and could go and...
The first one is great IMO and nicely sets the scene, but the shot of the sign, the other landscape view and the shot of the gardener are a bit superfluous. A closer shot of the outside of the venue might have been better IMO.
All a matter of opinion of course and I'm only being picky.
These are very nice IMO. I would only echo the comments about maybe too much focus on incidental stuff. I know you are trying to set the scene and it works well but maybe the balance is a little off - too many landscapes etc at first for me.
Looks pretty cool. Maybe if you propped the bike up with a twig or something (which you could PS out after) you wouldn't have to lean it against a wall. You could put it somewhere open and get it so the bike had nothing near it in the background, and then you wouldn't see much spill?
I'm not remotely bothered about him taking away anyone's opportunity.
I guess if he was completely upfront about his experience to the couple then that's ok. For me personally though, I would have done a lot more preparation/practice in order to feel comfortable covering someone's big day...