I have been given the Fujifilm X-Pro1 to play with. And Play I have. It is a very interesting camera and very different from what I am used to, it is a bold design that is hard to ignore as it is very different from other digital cameras available. It is retro styled and reminiscent of the rangefinder cameras we grew up with. It is a mirrorless cameras which has a 16.3 megapixels APS-C CMOS sensor, with interchangeable lenses. Okay, fair enough but why?…..
John is a professional photographer and holds a diploma in film and video technology. John have been teaching photography for four years at a Tertiary institution and now working with DPC as a teacher and assist with development of specialist course materials.
Hey everyone, I have a new three way comparison for all of you today. At one point, I had all three of these Fuji X series mirrorless cameras together. After shooting with them all for some time, I started to think to myself, “wouldn’t it be cool to write up some sort of comparison between the three?” Yes, they are completely different cameras in completely different classes but who hasn’t thought of how they actually compared with one another? You have the X100, which is the camera that many believe basically put Fuji on the map in the mirrorless world. Then, you have the X10, which is the camera that in my opinion rocked the high end compact world. Lastly, you have the X-Pro1, which is the camera that really put Fuji in a new league in terms of the mirrorless world. What are their similarities? Their differences? Do these cameras even have the same signature look? Well, just for heck of it, I thought I’d make this fun comparison between the three X series mirrorless cameras, and see what I come up with…
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I’ve had the Fuji X-Pro1 since April 2012 and like anything it takes a while to really get to know it. So for this reason I wanted to add some further thoughts to my first blog post, the review of the X-Pro1. I have been impressed with the image quality of this camera from day 1, in fact beyond impressed, blown away sometimes. The resolution and detail that the sensor can record is really something else. Low light (high ISO) capability is really great. I just had this image printed at 18×12 inches as a digital c-type print on lustre paper. The shot was taken at ISO 1000 and you cannot see a spec of noise in the final print. The detail level is also great, you can see every leaf. The image was taken with the 18mm Fuji XF lens at f/2.5….
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Just a quick review of a day with the fuji xpro1 with a leica like lens for street photography. I’ve tested it during two day , I’ve shot around 400 pictures.How to focus? In general the first question about the focusing. With the Xpro1 you have 3 ways to focus : The main screen : you can focus with the main screen, the resolution is high enough to focus precisely, the refresh rate is good even in low light. If you are really closed (less than 1.5m) to your subject and you want a very precise focus you have to use the magnification. The magnification (x10) it’s easily accessible by a dial. It zoom on the center of the frame only, I’ve to admit that x10 is too much with a 35mm (50mm in FF). In street photography with 50mm (FF) you are rarely closely than 1.5 meter so you rarely use the magnification….
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With the recent rumors about a new firmware update and lenses that will speed up focusing and boost performance, as well as the addition of a few new X series cameras coming to the Fuji line-up, I have begun to find it difficult to justify keeping more than one DSLR camera body. As it stands I own two Canon’s. A 5DMKII and, as a back up, the 7D. The decision to rid myself of the 7D would be an easy one if I didn’t depend on the video function on the both of these Canon bodies. If I only shot stills it would be a no-brainer. The 7D would be on Ebay!
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Nikon has made a number of 28mm lenses over the years. The most illustrious is undoubtedly the 28mm f/1.4 AF-D. In the past I usually avoided the 28mm focal length in favor of the 24mm and 20mm lenses. When the 17-35mm Super Wide Zoom came out in the mid nineties, it quickly came to be my “go to” wide angle lens.
When I began trying out my Nikkor lenses with the Fuji X Pro 1, this was one lens, that I had not anticipated becoming one of my favorites. The focal length with APS-C sized sensor, gives a cropped field of view of around a 42mm equivalent. Kind of ho hum area. However it has been a joy shooting with it. All of the things that I liked about it before seem almost better now with the Fuji’s sensor. Funny how some of the lenses I had great expectations which were not fulfilled and then others surprised me in good ways…
Fuji XPro1. A lot has been said online about this remarkable and opinion polarising camera. I will cut to the chase right now – if you’re looking for the best travel camera available in 2012, this is it. My opinion is considered and well thought out. I’ve traveled, mostly overland, and photographed twenty-five countries since 2010.
I’ve shot and traveled with many different camera’s, but the Fuji XPro1 outshines them all. Hands down. So much so, that I recently sold my Nikon DSLR system. My travel camera kit now consists solely of the Fuji XPro1, with just a single lens. This is easily the best travel camera combo I have ever had the pleasure to use.
Photos shot in an abandoned building in New Zealand with the Fuji X-Pro-1 and 18mm lens.
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… This gives me the opportunity to share my thoughts on the monochrome capabilities of the Fuji X Pro-1, and compare these to the Leica M9’s color photographs converted to black and white. As the Leica M is rumored to be released at the end of this month, I don’t know how the monochrome photographs generated by the Leica MM will compare to those altered by the traditional post processing, nor how those made in-camera by the Fuji X Pro-1…but I thought I’d post two monochrome photographs made during my recent trip to Chiang Mai…
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Whether the X-Pro1 is worth the real money needed to buy it you will need to weigh up for yourself. If faster and better autofocus, more silent operation and speedy performance are important to you, save your cash and resist the charm of the X-Pro1’s cool retro looks, as you would be seriously disappointed. That said, if visual excellence is what you are really looking for, then I would just say that this is a unique and amazing camera that, in its class, can deliver unbeatable image quality that is worth every penny…
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Mirrorless cameras are generally geared toward the enthusiast or semi-pro consumer. Some companies, like Canon with its new EOS M offering, are seeking to cater to a broader market in features and styling. But not one of them can match the astronomically expensive FujiFilm X-Pro1 for pure photo-nerdery.
What Is It?
A relatively compact, retro-styled camera that delivers DSLR-quality images with a great deal of creative control.
Who’s It For?
Camera lovers who want something easily toteable, that will utilise their technical skills, and that will reinforce their sense of photographic style.
Why Does It Matter?
It marks one of the most serious attempts by any company to satisfy such a niche market of hardcore enthusiasts. This camera was not built for widespread adoption; to be honest, it’s rare to see a company put so much consideration into a product that satisfies the desires of so few.
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