Fujifilm X-Pro 2 Design, Prototypes, and Manufacture | ePhotoZine

During the launch of the Fujifilm X-Pro 2 we were given access to the Fujifilm factory, where we saw manufacture of the Fujifilm X-Pro 2. The Fujifilm factory in Sendai, Japan, employs 500 people, and has the capacity to produce 800 Fujifilm X-Pro 2 cameras per day. Fujifilm went through various different design studies before they came to the final design of the Fujifilm X-Pro 2, as can be seen in these images below. Simply click the images to view larger versions. The first and third versions of these have quite angular designs, whilst the 2nd version has a rounded design on top of the camera, as well as alternative control dials. Fujifilm also showed a weathered and distressed version of the X-Pro 2, as the camera has a metal top plate it should age gracefully as paint is worn away over time. Fujifilm say they have designed the weather-sealed X-Pro 2 to last a long time, with improved build quality and construction compared to the original X-Pro 1…….

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