As mentioned in the previous initial thoughts to the X-Pro1 I am in the process of looking at the Fuji X-Pro1 Wedding Photography options and viability at the moment. This post will be very brief as I have literately just downloaded the cards from yesterdays wedding and wanted to put together some very early initial thoughts before putting the more formal article together in a week or so for the magazine. Obviously, as this was a new camera I used it very sparingly throughout the day and ensured the main part of the coverage was covered with my tried and trusted equipment. I took perhaps 60-70 exposures using the Fuji X-Pro 1 throughout the day.
The camera is so light and small that I barely noticed that I had it on me. And for the convenience of a second body, this little dude makes life real easy. The images are on par with my 5D mkii body and have a very nice “film” look to them that I love. Having the camera on me just gives me more options to shoot with. I bought the 35mm f1.4 lens for it, so while i’m shooting long on my Canon, i can easily swap to a 35mm on the Fuji for those times when I can’t swap lenses. The files from the camera have a huge amount of play in them. I can really push the shadows and highlights in post which is awesome cause I can get some really unique looking shots for my clients…
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I’ve been excited to add the Fuji X-Pro 1 to my bag since it was announced in January. I was able to get my hands on one from an Asian exporter a little early about a week ago. With just enough time to get used to it I brought it along with my Nikon kit to yesterday’s wedding. Right now I only have the 35mm (52mm equivalent) lens. Here is a list of some observations after shooting around 1000 images.
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Yesterday was my first attempt at taking the new Fujifilm X-Pro 1 on an engagement shoot.. and I loved it! I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about taking the camera into the wedding and engagement world.. especially since I switched to shooting only film quite a few months ago. I met up with a wonderful couple in New York City.. and shot this camera anywhere and everywhere I could.
“I really tried to test it in dramatically different lighting conditions.. and was excited to see that the camera held its own! I really did what I wanted it to do in the field.. and that’s what is important to me. I want to know that regardless of the situation.. I am able to perform my job at the highest level possible.”
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Ganz anders mit der X-Pro1. Die leichte Kamera war schnell und problemlos ausgerichtet – da störte es auch nicht, dass das Stativgewinde etwas seitlich versetzt sitzt und nicht genau in der Objektivachse angebracht ist. Und noch praktischer: Im elektronischen Sucher konnte ich das Motiv in aller “Helligkeit” betrachten – ohne Verdunklung durch den aufgeschraubten Filter. Denn dort wird ja sozusagen das “spätere” Bild angezeigt und die Filterwirkung ließ sich somit auch sofort beurteilen. Was für ein Vorteil!
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Laboratory tests performed by Anders Uschold Digital Technik, Germany.
Fujinon F1.4 XF35mm R
Total resolution is moderate and improved gradually by dimming. 3-4 step dimming is recommended for relatively uniform resolution across the frame. In the center resolution is very good from f/2.0.
Fujinon 60mm F2.4 R XF Macro
Excellent resolution from maximum aperture. No dimming necessary to achieve better resolution. The resolution decreases slightly towards the edges, but this is generally all the stops, and barely visible.
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So I’ve been shooting primarily with the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 lately, just to learn and get used to the camera. I find myself switching up from 18mm to 35mm depending if I’m in the landscape mood or street mood. I took it out last weekend for a bit …
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This mini review is going to focus on X-Pro1′s abilty to do extreme long exposures and infrared photography. I purchased the X-Pro1 because I wanted have have a small camera that I can bring when I travel. I also wanted a carry anywhere small & fun snap-shot camera! But is it good enough to do extreme long exposures?
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So far, the X-Pro1 has afforded me a different shooting experience, a more ‘deliberate’ shooting technique favours the X-Pro1 user. The X-Pro1 does not do well with ‘reactionary’ shooting due to the less than lightning fast AF, but instead, a more anticipatory approach will be likely to yield better results. Have a plan of the kind of shots you might be looking for, set the camera up for it and seek the shot out. The X-Pro1 wil then reward with beautiful images, in a package weighing less than one of my DSLR zooms, surely, a godsend for a travelling photographer.
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