Fujifilm X-Pro2 First thoughts and reaction.
My decision making is a rather different process than it was in years gone by. What was important to me a decade ago may no longer be as relevant. But that’s a story for a podcast maybe and I shall just skip to the end and say that I am now using the X-Pro 2 from Fujifilm as my primary stills camera. After loving the idea of the X-pro1 but feeling that it came up a little short in detail when printing at around 50 inches high and added to the fact that the body was a little slow I knew that if Fujifilm ever did update this camera then frankly I was going to buy it and start getting back into photography seriously. Well here we are, I was able to get my hands on a pre-production X-Pro2 for a days shooting with a Fuji X photographer and then was invited to London for a pre-launch model shoot day with Fuji and Calumet. It was at this event one of the Fuji guys suggested I pre-order an X-Pro2. I went home and did exactly that.
Above is the 5th frame I took with my brand new X-Pro2 and the Fujinon 56mm f1.2. It’s a jpeg straight out of the camera.
I have to say on viewing the spec sheet prior to getting some hands-on time I was a little underwhelmed and was considering jumping ship and buying a Sony A7r II as I wanted to start shooting some shots for an exhibition and needed to print big. However, after dragging in some of my early test shots into Lightroom I could see the new sensor gave way more detail and feel confident that it can print big enough for my needs. I will keep you posted when I have done a test print.
A full review is in the making, so check back soon for that. In the meantime, you can read my Fujifilm X-Pro2 in action review or if you want to know more about why I use the Fujifilm X system click here for a podcast all about it.