While the Fuji XPro-1’s design and form factor are an intentional duplication of present and past rangefinders, it is in fact not a rangefinder at all, but a camera equipped by autofocus. It’s optical viewfinder comes close to the Contax G sytem in terms of it’s method of detecting focus and framing, and there are adjustable views and frames for each lens. I am personally very interested to see how Fuji’s hybrid viewfinder evolves, but this, in and of itself, distinguishes it rather dramatically from Leica’s offerings.
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After months of deciding and going back and forward in my head as to whether to get the Fuji X-Pro 1 or the Sony Nex 7 I finally came to a decision. I’m now the proud owner of a shiny new Fuji X-Pro1. While the Nex7 is a more than capable camera, in the end just couldn’t get excited about the prospect of shooting with the Sony. but I really wanted to see why everyone was raving about the Fuji. I’ve only had it for a few days now, but I’m beginning to understand. And yes, I know that the photographer takes the picture and not the camera (apparently some people believe that to such a degree that they seem to suggest that no one should ever buy a new camera, ever, because that’s a crime against the art) so let me explain my reasons for wanting it….
Going back to the BW Film mode, I think Fujifilm had done a good job on the filter. But would it be more fun if they allowed us to add some film grain to the BW Film mode? This would bring the BW film effects even nearer to their Neopan 400 or the lovely Natura 1600.
Crazy idea, I know. But think about it. For street ‘togs like us, a bit of film grain would make huge difference to the moods of our photos. Our creations would be much closer to the work of HCB, Robert Doisneau and Daidō Moriyama.
C’mon, Fuji. Give us the Add Noise button.
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When the Fuji X Pro 1 was released in late March I was interested yet skeptical. There were even internet rumors flying around that Leica was announcing something in May, May 10th to be exact. A perfect day to announce the new Leica rangefinder the M10? Sadly sources are saying Leica is not going to announce the M10 but a replacement for the x1 and a unique black and white only M camera. Sigh.
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The Fujifilm X-Pro1 is a work of art, and like any masterpiece there’ll be some who hate it and others who get into heated bidding wars. If you’re sensible and price-conscious, then by rights you should be waiting for the auctioneer to bring out the Olympus OM-D E-M5. Or you should be looking at the X100, or even considering a DSLR, before investing this amount of money. But if the retro form factor befits your personality, you have an abundance of cash and you care about the subtleties of the sensor’s output, a powerful viewfinder and great controls, then there’s every reason to buy in.
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After a FinePix X100 that we had literally conquered and X10 frankly attractive, Fujifilm shifts into high gear, pushing its prestigious range X at its peak. The idea: add an interchangeable lens mount system on a compact APS-C. And X-Pro1 was born. We have for four days, it is little, but we handled intensively to offer you a most complete test possible. Here is our resentment!
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