I’ve had the Fuji X100S for a while and started considering an upgrade to an X-Series camera with interchangeable lenses. Last week, the camera gods sent me a sign on what i should do. B and H posted a sale for the X-Pro 1 along with the Fujinon 35mm f1.4 and Fujinon 27mm F2.8 lenses. I felt that this deal was too good to pass up and made haste with emptying my wallet.
At the time of this post, the X-Pro 1 is about 3 years old. There is a solid chance that it is near the end of it’s cycle, which brought upon the sale. Even so, I was impressed by the build of the camera. I must not forget that it was originally $1600 when brand new.
The Fujinon 27mm f2.8 lens pairs well with these mirrorless bodies. These type of lenses are referred to as pancakes, due to their smaller sizes. The focal length is also great for a typical street setup. It is equivalent to 41mm on a full frame camera, giving just enough room to catch a portrait without having to step too far back.
The 35mm f1.4 will probably be my go to lens when it comes to using this camera. I really enjoy large aperture lenses that can go larger than f2. Bokeh is such a fun thing to play with and an aperture that large makes it easier to take photos in poorly lit conditions.
This is a pretty decent starter set for my mirrorless setup. Now to figure out what to get next.
I have yet to fully test out the camera, but i did manage to take a few shots after the battery was fully charged.
Here’s a quick video to the unboxing.