In January 2012 I was asked to capture some landscape images with a pre-production Fujifilm X-Pro1. In just a few short weeks I was blown away by what the camera was capable of capturing with minimal effort from the photographer.
From dramatic black and white street photography through to long exposure images the camera still excels in all areas. In 2012 the X-Pro1 was ground breaking, a real joy to use allowing the photographer to adjust every image setting without taking the camera away their eye (Electronic viewfinder).
Everything was kept under wraps until the Focus on Imaging event that March where I presented and discussed the advantages of Fujfilm’s groundbreaking release. The adventure continued with a trip to London or specifically Harrods to see the dedicated window display. See The Window of Harrods, London.
Here are just some of the photos I have taken over the last decade, a mix of pre-production X-Pro1 and full production cameras.
I really can’t find a single thing I would change about the camera, it is beautiful, discreet, agile and elegant yet powerful enough to compete with my full frame body and capable of producing a colour depth and range that brings the photo to life. A camera that marked the start of something special for the mirrorless chapter. The X range is a level beyond good. What I said in January 2012 remains true “The X-Pro1 is new chapter for digital photography, the power of a pro level camera wrapped up in tiny, lightweight and beautiful package”.
First Impressions of the X-Pro1
20 Long Exposure images of Northern Ireland
First Impressions of the Fujifilm X-Pro2
100 Photos captured with the Fujifilm X100
The Mourne Mountains
Hilden Mill a Documentary
The Elegance of the X100 Camera