The Fujifilm X-Pro 2 is finally out. After years of speculation and lust, photographers can rejoice today. As a Fujifilm X100T user (scratch that, devotee), I was on the fence about buying a new Fujifilm camera.
At Photo Plus Expo, I tried the Fujifilm XT-1 but wasn’t taken to it like I had with the X100T.
Form factor and the way the camera simply blends in the way I work made me wonder about a camera similar to the X100T but with the ability to change lenses. That camera may just be the Fujifilm X-Pro2.
There are a lot of reasons to own this new camera body. But first a few videos that set the tone.
Find a whole slew of other videos on Fujifilm’s YouTube channel.
The reviews are out too for this new Fujifilm camera.
If you poked through the videos and reviews above, I am sure you want order a Fujifilm X-Pro2 like I do. If you are in the US, you have at least 3 options when it comes to buying it online:
So, what’s going to be? Are you convinced this new camera may be just the thing for you and your photography business? Does your approach to photography lend itself to using a camera in an unobtrusive way? Can you see yourself photographing without those heavy DSLR cameras?
I for one am looking to divest myself from my Nikon D700. It’s a matter of time when I swap that system out for the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and its slew of sharp, fast lenses.
Which lenses will they be? I’ll follow up in another blog post with my choices. Until then, think about how your gear should get out of your way of making art.
If my experience with the Fujifilm X100T is any indication, the Fujifilm X-Pro2 carries forth that same feeling or culture with it; it’s a silent but equal partner in the art of image making.
I want to hear from you. Share your thoughts below in the comments section. What do you like or do not like about the Fujifilm X-Pro2?
Patrick Farrington says
I fell in love with the X100 series the moment I first saw the Photokina announcement back in 2010. Then when I the X-Pro1 came along it was the answer to the question I had been asking for years, “Why doesn’t anyone make something like a digital Contax G?” I’ve lusted after both cameras ever since.
Last year I was able to shoot an X100T and that confirmed everything I’ve felt all along. I still haven’t been able to buy one yet, but maybe this is the year.
I agree with you about the X-T1, it’s a great camera but I feel no emotional connection to it. The X-Pro2 is a camera that I feel would become a part of me and be with me for many years to come.
Even before the announcement of the X-Pro2 I had decided on my lens set for an X-Pro camera. Because of the aesthetic of the camera I feel that primes are the way to go, and my choices would be the 16mm f/1.4, the 35mm f/1.4 and the 56mm f/1.2. The 90mm f/2 would probably make its way into my bag eventually as well. Since this would be a stretch for me to afford all at once, I would start out with the 35mm. It would be like going back to the days of my first SLR when they always came with a 50mm.