X Pro 3 Article

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  • Rand Scott Adams
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    on: July 3, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    Interesting take….    You can, of course, look at / adjust menus using the EVF.  And, if you set image review to “continuous” you get an instant review of your image that remains until you half-press the shutter.  That’s what I do on my Pro 3.   I wish Fuji had just stuck with their tilt screen like the X-T3 (I don’t like the flippy screen of the X-T 4, it’s an “also ran” compromise, accession to all the other cameras out there designed for selfie-bloggers, IMO).  And, if Fuji comes to their senses on the X-Pro 4, I’d love that.

    Not mentioned in your comments is the better magnification in the viewfinder, and the better eye-relief for those of us who wear glasses.  A significant improvement over the Pro 2, IMO.

    But, my take-away is that the Pro 3 is fine as is, if not optimal.  And the RRS L-Plate doesn’t block battery access, and allows a good range for the LCD when on a tripod.

    All this is “old news” and makes me wonder what the point of the article actually is?  All of this has been “done to death” on almost every photo site, long ago.

    I also have an X-100v – it’s a great little camera!

    Rand

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    Kevin Raber
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    Reply #1 on: July 3, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    You are right, you can see a review in the viewfinder etc.. I believe I said something about that fact.  And, yes everyone has had something to say on this camera.  I am checking things off a long list of articles and this is now checked off.  Frankly, Fuji didn’t think this camera out all the way. As you mention the X-T3 and earlier models had a wonderful tilt screen.  You could tilt it vertical as well as horizontal.  They would have had a winner if they had but that on the X-Pro3.  The camera and what it does is great.  But, in today’s world there isn’t a lot of room for compromise as there are so many other options.

    I anxiously await what Fuji does next.

    Kevin Raber
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    Rand Scott Adams
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    Reply #2 on: July 4, 2021 at 10:32 am

    Kevin,

    Could not agree more.  The original tilt-out + vertical-tilt-out screen is genius.  It is eminently practical for actual “photography” as opposed to selfie-vlogging.  I was  very disappointed in Fuji for crumbling to the apparent pressure of critical reviewers who are apparently all from the vlogging, flippy-screen camp.

    I also agree that if the Pro 3 “even” had the tilt-out “only” screen of the X100v, it would be much better.  I happen to think Fuji “over thought” the Pro 3 and got caught up in their own “pure photography” nonsense.  If you’ve ever seen the movie, “Elizabethtown,” the Pro 3 reminds me of the tennis shoe “Spasmotica.”  LOL

    Happy 4th!

    Rand

     

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    Paulo Bizarro
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    Reply #3 on: July 6, 2021 at 4:12 am

    I am a big fan of the X-PRO3’s LCD. I use it only under a few circumstances, such as:

    – Shooting from the hip, when I fold the screen down. In this case, tilting down, or up (i.e. X-T3), is the same;

    – Shooting off a tripod (RRS plate), tilting down 90 degrees is enough for me.

    The rest of the time, I hardly use the LCD.

    Kevin Raber
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    Reply #4 on: July 6, 2021 at 8:16 am

    Paulo, I know there is folk out there like yourself that really like it.  It just didn’t work for me and became more frustrating as time went on.  If you are happy with your camera then that is what it is all about.  I love the camera, not the rear screen.  I will patiently wait for the X_Pro4 and as long it is not the same screen I’ll be first in line.

    Kevin Raber
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