And there I was torturing my ming, trying to find my new camera of choice …
So, I don’t actually own one. Not … really.
But all the video watching and article reading devoted to finding my next camera taught me two things:
(1) I really must learn to read manuals, because (2) the X1D has an X-Pan 24:65 crop mode 😀😀😀
Before you ask, this matters because that crop mode is a cheat code for good photograhy.
Some photographers go through college, years of training, apprenticeship with a master, intense practice, when all you need to do to get a good shot is point you camera at anything with your eyes closed, in X-Pan mode.
This is more or less what I did here, with all the photos on this page being made within minutes of each other, just after discovering this prodigious news. Of course, it’ll probably get old. But for now, this is the honeymoon period and I’m no longer in a hurry to change gear 😉
In reality, this is not truly a crop mode. It basically adds crop information to the file, so that it appears cropped once opened in PP software such as Phocus and Lightroom. This is both good and bad.
It allows me to retouch the framing slightly if necessary, which is occasionally useful.
But it doesn’t make me commit to a decision, or save space on the card. Both of which negatively outweigh the above positive.
Still, I’m not going to complain. The wonderful side of having the IQ of a vole is that you discover little surprises like this after several years of ownership. Quick ‘n’ dirty PP and I couldn’t resist sharing a first tally with you guys 😃
Oh, and there’s 1:1 and 6:7 too!!! Oscar Mike Golf, how is this not the camera of the century? I’m trembling in excitement over here 😆 …
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