I’m a photographer living in Kyoto, Japan. I shoot model portfolios, dance events, weddings, album covers, posters, CD jackets, stock, editorial, fine art, brochures, web pages, leaflets and more. I have been using a Canon 5D Mark II full frame DSLR with L lenses for most of my work. I also have a Panasonic GF1 Micro Four Thirds cameras that I keep on me at all times…
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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.
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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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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Digital Cameras – Fujifilm X-Pro1 Test Images
In an effort to get data from the Imaging-Resource.com Lab up quickly, we created First Shots to give the experienced reader a look at what the camera can do right after we capture the images.
The table below shows selected representative images from our test shot series. You can see the full set of shots, including exposure information extracted from the EXIF file headers, on the Thumbnail index page.
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The X-Pro1 arrived a few days ago with the 35mm f1.4 and 18mm f2. I haven’t ordered the 60mm f2.4 at this point, but I might add it later as the buzz on the net states that it’s very sharp. I’ll review the lenses in a separate post as this one will be long enough with just the camera. I would also like to use each lens exclusively for a few days, to get a real feel for them individually.
I have owned a Fuji X100 since last March and use it at every wedding, I love the silent shutter and small camera size, so I was very interested in the X-Pro1 when I first heard about it towards the end of 2011. As a documentary wedding photographer I don’t want to work with big cameras with equally big lenses that shout “photographer”, for that reason I switched from Canon 1D series cameras to the 5DII, but even the 5D is on the large size compared to Fuji X series cameras.
Buy this camera if:
– You want a compact digital rangefinder camera with a full suite of adjustable controls.
– You require high-resolution and accurate colours in JPEG files.
– You require high resolution and low noise levels at high ISO settings.
– You’d like the ability to shoot HD video clips.
Don’t buy this camera if:
– You want image stabilisation for stills and video clips.
– You want a wide range of interchangeable lenses. (Only three are currently available.)
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