Plenty of other people and websites have reviewed this camera, but it was Zack Arias’s post about it which pushed me over the edge on making the purchase. I’ve been looking for a good travel/backpacking/street photography camera for a while. Much as I love the 5d Mk 2 and 3, carrying around that and a couple of lenses can be hell on your back after a while. I needed something I can throw into a bag to carry around, and I wanted a less intimidating camera for photographing people on the street.

So, I’ve been shooting with the X-Pro1 for a month or so now, and my love affair with this camera has only begun. Fuji recently announced their upcoming lens roadmap and the future looks bright. Currently I only have the 35mm 1.4 lens, but am already planning to expand my kit for this camera and plan to start using it at weddings.

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8 Responses to Fujifilm X-Pro1

  1. alleung says:

    I am falling in love with it, just like you hesitant in the beginning so i didn’t buy the other 2 lens and looks to buy the 14 and the 18-55 but debate whether I should also buy the 60.

  2. tristan says:

    I’m going to hold off on the 60mm, as it’s received quite a lot of criticism for bad focusing – a shame really, as one of my fav lenses is my Canon 85mm 1.4 and I’d love a lens for the Xpro-1 which is close to that!

    I’m most interested in the 18 f2, and the just announced 10-24 f4 (although that might not be fast enough for me! ) but the 56 f1.4 also looks very promising.

  3. Ron says:

    Your experience mirrored my own, I was driving myself nuts trying to decide between a used M8 or the Xpro1, and, just like you, it was the Zack Arias review that sold me on it. I still lament not having a “real” rangefinder, but I absolutely love this camera. If you haven’t bought it already, I highly recommend the grip.

  4. tristan says:

    Can I ask you to expand on why you like the grip? Thanks for your input!

  5. Been loving this little power house! I also started with the 35/1.4 but wanted to expand (pun intended) to the 18/2. After just a few days with it I AM IN LOVE!!! Not as sharp in the corners (but seriously, who cares), focuses faster, great for getting you into the action (wide=get closer).

    I’ve also been using the Fuji grip. HIGHLY RECOMMEND it. The feel is so much better and just gives you that extra umph.

    Recently shot a maternity session with just the 35/1.4 and it turned out amazing!

    Shooting a wedding later this month. Glad you are liking yours. 🙂

  6. Bob Ripley says:

    I have a 60mm lens and it works just fine. I use it as much if not more than either the 35 or 18mm. It is not a 180mm Canon, but for 1:2 it does a great job. I shoot off hand with it at 500 shutter speed, high ISO and reasonable depth of field and get truly remarkable pictures in marco. Many times I don’t wait for it to focus, I just shoot away and it focuses right on.

  7. tristan says:

    Bob, thank you so much for sounding off about the 60mm! Good to know you’ve had a good experience with it. I’d like to have a lens option that’s not as wide and I’ll have to take a second look at this one, especially for the macro options.

  8. Wim says:

    Also no problem at all with the 60mm. The 35mm is most on camera, for its focal length, and of course the 1.4 for difficult light situations, but both lenses are equal in quality. The 60mm is a bit slower, but actually only when in macro mode. But in macro, I use manual focus, which in fact works great. Fuji did a really nice job in this, delivering also an EVF and LCD that is so clear that, after a while, you don’t need the magnifier often (you do for very critical focusing). Most surprisingly for me, coming from a bridge camera with zoom, using the 28mm most, I seldom use this focal length on this camera. Once used to the 35 (50) mm, it just feels right. But that is just personal. Anyway, with this camera, certainly the 50mm is your first choice, but you don’t want to miss the focus and definition of the 60 (90)!
    And the handgrip: I have large hands, but don’t miss it. The camera feels so right in balance. You just need to get used to it. But also that is a personal thing.

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