I’m having a love/hate relationship with a Fuji X-Pro1 digital camera & 35mm 1.4 lens. Most of the hates are minor – the exposure compensation dial is very easy the knock out, but I solved that the way I do with a lot other other loose dials – gaffer tape. All the other hates are so minor I can’t even remember what they are…?…anyway, the BIG negative – the focusing. I did the 2.03 firmware update yesterday, the one that, and I’ll quote Fuji, “Much improves accuracy of auto focus performance under various shooting conditions”.
Well, well-done Fuji, I have no idea how you managed it, but you have actually made the autofocus slower and less accurate. Good job.
I think I was well on the road to giving-up on this quirky little camera, until last night – I took it to the pub and took a few snap-shots of friends. The low light picture quality is AMAZING. All the images here were taken at 3200 ISO, which is incredible. The colour shots are as they came out of the camera. The black and white shots were converted using Silver Efex Pro 2 (I’ve got 3 mono converters on trial at the minute – Silver Efex, Alien Skin and DxO)
For any photojournalist looking for a reasonably priced, discreet digital camera, I’d say the Fujifilm X-Pro1 is pretty close to perfect.