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In the case of the McCurry, the sin is doing the manipulations ineptly, in a manner that doesn't really improve the end image to any degree. Photoshop makes some things easy; I think this leads to the novice forgetting that doing it well still takes skill.
So, I read the depreview review again, then this again, then the dpreview review again... Yesterday, I took delivery of a (pristine looking) second user GR (1st gen), from a German eBay seller. I think it was the lens that won it (and the snap focus feature - I guess I can f8 and be there, always).
I've been looking to get a fixed f/l, large sensor compact (28 or 35mm) for some time. For me, the Fuji's flip screen, allowing for more discreet waste level shooting, is winning the argument. I do agree that X-Trans is somewhat over-egged though.
I used to wonder how one would pursue a proper vegetarian diet, because veg is boring isn't it? Anyway, then I went to India for the first time.....
I can only echo the sentiments of other comments. An Olympus Trip-D would be great. Olympus or Panasonic could even do a very competitive take on the Leica X Vario concept (and likely provide a faster lens, in a body of the same size, thanks to the Four Thirds sensor).
That's a nice review. Couple of points: 1. If you have Olympus (or Metz, and I think Nissin too) flashes designed the system, that weak, built in flash will control them nicely. It's nice for playing with off camera flash in a casual kind of way. 2. Low light shooting: This may seem counter intuitive, but I've had some decent(ish) results, at least with the older 12MP sensor, by doubling the ISO and pushing the exposure one stop (obviously, raw). Caveat YMMV.
Sadly, it happens. When I went to Rome last year, I was desperate to try and improve on this photo I'd taken a few years earlier. Alas, it was not to be :(.
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2013 on Sad Development! at The Online Photographer
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