The Fuji X-Pro1 – A Photographer’s Perspective

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Wow, I’m finding all kinds of great stuff about the Fuji X-Series Cameras today, and this post is no exception.

Here’s a great article and video by a Pro Photographer named Kevin Mullins who has been using the Fuji X-Pro1 for about a year and as a result, he has ditched his DSLRs and seems to be loving life.  The video above features images shot by Kevin using the X-Pro1 over the last year.

Kevin Writes

I’ve had “a lot” of conversations with many photographers about this camera.  I always say the same thing.  The camera is amazing, the results are amazing, and perhaps, as importantly, this camera empowers us as photographers to think a little more about our images.

The X-Pro1 is certainly not a “spray and pray” camera.  Each picture is considered, composed and timed.  It has to be that way with this systems – and, in my opinion, that is a good thing.

I’ve said it many times, the X-Pro1 gives you an advantage as a documentary wedding photographer – it’s small, light, powerful and produces amazing imagery.

As a documentary wedding photographer, [I feel that the X-Pro1] works amazingly well, and I also know of other photographers who use it in a studio scenario, and use it very well too.

In short, I love this camera.  It’s my go-to machine for family and street photography.  I no longer need keep my DSLRs at home or take them away on holiday and the utopia for me is being able to use the X-Pro1′s on my wedding commissions.

Fuji have supported this camera, and the X100 amazingly well.  The version 2.01 firmware update has made significant improvements to the handling and focusing  (both manual and AF).  Fuji must be commended for their proactive development of this system.

I wonder what the future will bring for us wedding photographers?  I’m hoping that we’ll see a full frame version the mirror-less cameras from Fuji and a continuation of the development of the X-trans sensor.  (Read article on KevinMullinsPhotography)

My 2 Cents

It seems that Kevin’s is another voice in the chorus of ProTogs who love the X-Series Cameras.  When you couple the X-Pro1’s (and it’s smaller sibling, the X-E1’s) amazing image quality with the familiar performance of Rangefinder cameras of old and it’s easy to see why pro photogs are drawn to these cameras.

Considering the great advancement in speed on the latest X-Series cameras, the X-100s and X-20, with the new X-Trans II Processor, and it’s easy to predict a bright future for this excellent line of cameras.

Check out the Fuji X-Pro1, Fuji X-E1, X-100s and X-20 Here


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