Exciting stuff coming down the pipeline! After a long wait since the announcement of the X-Pro1 not too long ago there are now some awesome new Fujifilm products being announced right here, so be sure to stay tuned late into the night on Wednesday! (So late it will actually be Thursday)
When I first heard about the Fuji X-Pro 1, I was moderately interested in seeing what it would offer. I personally thought the X100 was an interesting camera but also that it was slightly premature in a few key ways. However, I really do like what Fuji has done post-release of the X100 with their firmware support updates and how well they have listened to their users feedback. I guess you might be able to call me a fan in a way, but only because I can appreciate a company stepping up to supporting a camera that they release and make it last a hell of a lot longer than just until the next model’s release. I honestly think more companies should be doing this with their products, it would mean a whole lot to all of us who use the cameras beyond their remarkably short lifecycles.
Another quick tidbit for you is that this is not a pixel-peeping spec sheet rundown review. I am fully going by what this camera felt like and how well it responded in the field. There are plenty of technical sites to get those kinds of reviews and I have even linked a few in the article here if you feel so inclined.
Ok, now that we got that out of the way, on to the actual review:
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I love long exposure photography. There is something epic about the stillness of the scene and the movement captured in long exposures. It beckons us back to our photographic roots, where big cameras and seriously slow film ruled the field. It also affords unique opportunities like light painting (not X-Pro1 photos) and star trails (below, also not an X-Pro1 photo). Beautiful images that are completely removed from “the decisive moment” but still capture the essence of a unique passage of time, that is what captivates me about long exposure photography.
I could write a love letter about my affair with lengthy exposures, but I will not bore you with the nitty gritty of our times together. The point of this is to introduce a pre-production Fuji X-Pro1 amateur reviewer based out of Ireland by the name of FlixelPix (His real first name is David, but I can’t find anything else on him). He has chosen a realm of photography well beyond what almost every other reviewer out there has – Long Exposures – to put the X-Pro1 through it’s paces. This camera looks, feels, and is intended to operate like a street shooter’s dream, but Fuji did not equip the camera to only function specifically for that photographic genre.
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