…While on the subject of the X-Pro1 and studio work: I’ve shot quite a few sessions with it now and it works quite well. It does however require some adjustments, especially when shooting kids or other… let’s say less cooperating subjects. I’ve found I can’t rely on the AF keeping up the way it would on a DSLR. By the time you’ve achieved focus, the shot is most certainly lost. The most effective method I’ve found is to use manual focus and rely on similar distances to the subject at smaller apertures. I use the EVF to set everything up and switch to the OVF when I start shooting, to avoid lag. It works, although I’m still not yet as comfortable with the camera in that setting as I am with the DSLR. I’m used to reacting very quickly in a portrait session and the X-Pro1 doesn’t always follow. This slowing down is something I’ve come to love for most of what I do but in certain specific contexts it’s requiring me to rethink how I shoot. It’s an adaptation…
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You don’t need carrots to see in the dark – you simply need a Fujifilm X-Pro 1. Hopefully the photos and story show just how this camera performs in low light when using high ISO – no need for those carrots anymore! The soles of my shoes were wearing thin. Darkness surrounded me, I was now in the back streets of Fremantle. Rain was softly falling wetting my brow as I clutched my Fujifilm X-Pro 1 protecting it from the unknown surrounds. My backpack felt light as I picked up my pace. The sound of crackling leaves burst into the air as I stepped along the long cobbled paved path. Winter still had a hold on the air as I grasped my jacket ensuring zips were closed. The engineered 35mm lens was fixed tight onto the camera and my ISO control was set to extremely high. As I gazed around me the leaves on the trees were hanging onto flexing branches desperate not to fall.