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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Shooting with the Fujifilm X-Pro1

Typical winter day here at Foto Care. With the wind chill at a surprising low, I decided to grab a camera I haven't used yet and take some test shots. I wanted something light weight, easy to use, but still strong enough to process good quality RAW photographs. I ended up grabbing a Fujifilm X-Pro1 with a 35mm lens from our Rental Department. Mainly, because I've never used it and these smaller/powerful cameras seem to be buzzing these days.

Normally, I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark III, so you can imagine the weight difference around my neck. The user face was easy to use, all of my functions (shutter speed, ISO, aperture) were just a knob-twist away. It's odd, but I almost like the knobs opposed to the rotating wheel when adjusting my shutter speed. I noticed I wasn't constantly looking at my LCD checking settings like I usually am with my Canon 5D Mark III. It was nice.

2 words to describe this camera? Small and powerful! 

I've heard many times about these new handheld cameras and how strong they can be, but Fujifilm's X-Trans CMOS sensor blew me away. Here are some shots I took yesterday with the Fujifilm X-Pro1.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 available Foto Care