Shooting with the Fujifilm X-Pro2 | David Gaberle

I got a chance to test the X-Pro2 almost two months prior to its public announcement on Friday 15th of January 2016. I spent a lot of time with this camera, mostly in Tokyo where I was actually testing it for Fujifilm. My technical knowledge of cameras is relatively limited and there is plenty of articles floating around the internet that focus on reviewing the camera’s specs. Instead, I’m going to focus on the pure experience of shooting with the X-Pro2 and why I like it’s output. Being handed an X-Pro2 was a significant change for me as I was in the middle of shooting for a photography book and traveling with the X-T1 that I used for hours on a daily basis. As much as I love the feeling of holding the X-T1, I was glad when I saw the X-Pro2’s surface wasn’t made from the same material because I’ve had issues with the X-T1’s rubber peeling off. In my hand, the X-Pro2 felt like it could handle a lot more heavy use. It’s the heaviest camera of the whole X-Series, but using it still feels a lot lighter and more compact than shooting with a regular DSLR, despite arguably providing comparable results……..