The X-Pro1 is an Amazing Camera

Discussion in 'Fuji X-Mount Cameras' started by adzman808, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. Adam Bonn

    Adam Bonn FujiXspot Veteran

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    I know that some of you have been following my X-Pro1 love story, from the thread here

    The X-Pro1, Still Perfectly Valid!

    But seeing as this week, we went over 10,000 words I thought it time post a overview

    Unless someone can tell me otherwise (and please do), I think that I've now created one of the (if not simply 'the') largest opinion* based X-Pro1 articles on the internet.

    (*there's facts and stuff in there too and of course many things are also true of the later X cameras!!)

    I remain as passionate and enthusiastic about the X-Pro1 as I always, I know it's neither the newest or best camera out there, but I sincerely believe it's a perfectly valid photography solution, offering a signature look to it files, and in usage, the body responds well to be treated like a film camera.

    So, 10258 words and counting... and I've yet to run out of ideas to write about View attachment 26122

    So here's a overview:

    Part 1:
    https://adambonndotc...ujifilm-x-pro1/

    When you fall for a camera, does it always work out how you think?
    "Boy meets camera, lives happily ever, right? WRONG! But how wrong? And can two wrongs make a right?"

    Part2:
    https://adambonn.com...x-pro1/finally/

    When you dream that a camera will be everything you hoped, how will you react when it isn't?
    "This is the part where I moan, complain and moan some more about the laggy EVF, the woefully inaccurate OVF experience, the glacier slow AF"

    Part3:
    https://adambonn.com...pro1/xp1-three/

    When you start to miss imperfection.
    "The second time around the X-Pro1 became so very, very much more than eye candy to me. I finally figured out how to use it, I fell in love with it holistically"

    Part4:
    https://adambonn.com...-pro1/xp1-four/

    When you (well I !!) start to realise it's the way that files look that's important
    " it was enough to draw me in - to forgive the camera its quirks and foibles and want to get the best from it."

    Part5:
    https://adambonn.com...-pro1/xp1-five/

    When you try to define just exactly what it is that you love about the look of an image
    " IN MY OPINION and TOO MY EYE the X-Pro1 has a signature to its images, a look that I love very much."

    Part6:
    https://adambonn.com...x-pro1/xp1-six/

    When you understand how over come physical limitations, via self improvement
    "as you can see (and perhaps agree) by taking back control of focus from the shutter button, we still can utilize the benefits of AF"

    Part7:
    https://adambonn.com...pro1/xp1-seven/

    When you understand that blind love of a camera is only a personal view point and that's important
    "when things get personal, then people tend to bring their A game, and a strong A game can accomplish anything"

    Part8:
    https://adambonn.com...pro1/xp1-eight/

    When you start to look at what bits and bobs you can add on to your camera
    "they add to the camera, and they enrich the overall ownership experience"

    Part9:
    https://adambonn.com...-pro1/xp1-nine/

    When you realise that companies other than the OEM can offer valid items for your camera
    "I’m going to say that if you’re getting a genuine benefit"

    Part10:
    https://adambonn.com...x-pro1/xp1-ten/

    When you have a good look at your camera's files and find your own path
    "Why would I want to truncate my potential output by dismissing any of the available options"
     
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  2. jedilost1

    jedilost1 New to FujiXspot

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    Anyone try the 56mm f1.2 on the Xpro1? I think I may be purchasing it soon


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  3. Lightmancer

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  4. Adam Bonn

    Adam Bonn FujiXspot Veteran

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    The 56... The only XF lens that I have gas for and don't own... I've considered flipping my XT1 to get it... But not sure (I already have the 60, which obv isn't as good, but it's smaller, can share hoods with the other original primes, and I do use the 'macro' function)

    Let's see if the 35 F1.0 ever materialises.....
     
  5. Adam Bonn

    Adam Bonn FujiXspot Veteran

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  6. c0ldc0ne

    c0ldc0ne FujiXspot Regular

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  7. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    I'll tell my step-daughter you said that ;)
     
  8. c0ldc0ne

    c0ldc0ne FujiXspot Regular

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    Oh dear. [emoji15]
     
  9. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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  10. c0ldc0ne

    c0ldc0ne FujiXspot Regular

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    FWIW, it was intended as a sincere compliment. Not sure if it came across as such. These things get misconstrued so easily these days...
     
  11. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Don't worry, I'm funnin' with you. I took it at face value and she will be delighted ;)
     
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  12. Adam Bonn

    Adam Bonn FujiXspot Veteran

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    It's easy, easy like Sunday morning...

    So easy writing about a camera that I enjoy as much as the X-Pro1!!

    And speaking of Sunday morning, let's have part 12 of my little* missive

    The X-Pro1: Understanding the Jpeg Tone Curves

    Today we take a look at maximising DR in Jpegs, by using the highlight and shadow settings

    Enjoy!

    *if you've read the whole thing (...) that's now over 12,000 words
     
  13. Adam Bonn

    Adam Bonn FujiXspot Veteran

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    "I've always thought comparisons were useless and ugly. It is a short cut to thinking"
    (Jim Morrison 1968)

    In Part 13 of my Fuji X-Pro1 story it's time to take a look at the Fuji X / Leica M comparison (part 1 of 2)

    Is it a little like a...?

    Fujifilm: Is it a Little Like a…? (Part1)
     
  14. jedilost1

    jedilost1 New to FujiXspot

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    I think the LeicaM8/XPro1 comparison is a good one

    I own and love both
     
  15. Adam Bonn

    Adam Bonn FujiXspot Veteran

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    Well, they're both crop sensor cameras!
     
  16. jedilost1

    jedilost1 New to FujiXspot

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    Aside from that, they both have great image quality when used properly
     
  17. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Just as a matter of semantics, I think "crop sensor" is a misleading term, as is "full frame", come to that. When the 35mm format was first introduced it was referred to as "miniature"; the standard at the time was what we now call medium format, and large format was still in use. Even "APS-C" is an anachronism, since it refers to a dead-end film format no longer produced.

    Just sayin'... ;)
     
  18. Adam Bonn

    Adam Bonn FujiXspot Veteran

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    OK, I'm still putting the final touches to the first page of my X-Pro2 review/rhetoric article... It might go live today, but equally it's a lovely day, so I might shelve it and go out :D

    So to be going on with...

    Here's a page that references everything I've written about the X-Pro1, plus the lens reviews and the bit about the XP1 XP2 comparison, plus the Leica M comparison, and some stories and images shot with the X-Pro1.

    Enjoy!

    The X-Pro Series Content: Referenced and All In One Place