Double Pro? Thoughts on the Fujifilm X-Pro2

As a follow up to my previous post on this topic, it was time to publish a full review/impressions piece on the X-Pro2. To summarise: (i) it’s really, really good; but (ii) not everyone will agree with (i). I’ll be honest about the negatives but to be clear, for me, this camera makes them irrelevant. …

X-Pro2 at first glance

Last Thursday morning I had resolved to cancel my D500 order, largely because I’m not a birder and I didn’t really see what it would add other than the need to purchase a whole new set of wide angle lenses (that’s tongue in cheek – I think the D500 looks fantastic, but I don’t really …

New year, new cameras, new statistics…

January has seen the launch of a couple of very impressive new cameras. Some of them look out of this world (boom, boom…). First out of the blocks was Nikon, with their new flagship D5 camera. The portrait gripped body has a 20mp sensor and shoots up to 12 frames per second (FPS). It has …

A tale of extremes – Fujifilm X-T1

That’s about the best I could come up with for the title of a piece dealing with my impressions of the Fujifilm X-T1. This is a flawed camera, with some gaping omissions and dropped balls, at the same time as being the best X series camera yet. Confused? I certainly was! I found my initial …

Fujifilm XF 27mm lens: Some Impressions

This last few weeks haven’t offered many opportunities for photography. I moved offices about 2 weeks ago and frankly I’m still getting used to the new building and the wider area. What has turned up in that time was the rather impressive (but within its limits) Fuji 27mm lens for the X system. I’ve put …

Just Touit – Zeiss Touit 12mm

An appalling pun and my final conclusion is probably a little more balanced with respect to the subject of this post, the Zeiss Touit 12mm. Its equivalent focal length is 18mm, which is very wide indeed. High level, this is a very good lens and if you like 18mm equivalent you should consider buying it …

X100S + WCL-X100 = Great

What a great combination. Optically fantastic provided you correct the distortion.  I’m talking about the WCL-X100 wide angle converter which converts the X100 23mm lens to a 19mm lens (which means it becomes a 28mm equivalent). The build quality of this converter is excellent. It just feels like a solid hunk of metal and glass, with …

Some impressions of the FujiFilm X100S

I’ve been silent most of this week because of family stuff last week and a busy week in work this week. One notable arrival this week was the X100S last Saturday which I’m still trying to find time and light to take shots with. This meant the departure of my X100 but it’s gone to …