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Monday, 09 January 2012


The canon as a carry around looks interesting. Two problems for me that keep me with the Panasonic LX5 in my shirt pocket and not likely to pick up this new one even with its larger sensor. First, 24mm at the wide end over 28mm. It does make a difference. Second, f/2.0 wide open on the wide angle. Early canon G models were f/2.0 and worked fine.

Both cameras are interesting, but neither really appeals that much to me. This is my bias as a DSLR user shining through, but I have a strong preference for TTL viewing. Being able to see the subject snap into focus brings an immediacy to the experience of using a camera that I really enjoy.

You can get that with the Canon by using the screen, which is how it is meant to be used, but a viewfinder is an essential part of the package for me, and the optical finder on the Canon doesn't give you TTL.

You can use the Fuji in EVF mode to get it, but that's not taking advantage of arguably its most distinguishing feature. Rangefinder aficianados with undoubtedly have more love for these and I can certainly see why. Just not my preferred way of seeing.

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