Sicilians with the XPro-1
I have been using the X-Pro1 for quite a while this year, and finally sold it due to a few things I didn't like about it - mostly the horrible Raw conversion software, the terrible AF with the 60mm Macro, the difficulty in using MF old lenses. However, the camera offers a great IQ and the glass is top notch, and I am sure the last FW helped things a lot; too bad I sold it before summer, choosing to keep my Nex-7 instead (24 Zeiss, Leica 50 Noctilux are too wonderful a combination on the Nex).
Back to the X-Pro, I brought it to Sicily when I went there and used it in the street, with the 18, 35 & 60 mm lenses. Here a few teasers from that trip, more to be found on my blog here:
Catch of the day, Sciacca
News, Mazara del Vallo
Kids, Mazara del Vallo
Kid in the Arab quarters, Mazara del Vallo
Morning coffee, Castellamare del Golfo
All taken with the XPro-1 and the three lenses available back then. Thanks for viewing!
Looks like the dpr site's having the hiccups today, some of the images are not expanding.
On a different post none of the OP images are expanding but, strangely enough, same images duplicated on a user reply do.
Try and figure.
Very beautiful series!
I love the kid in the Arab quarters. A wonderful image.
These are lovely shots. I'm biased but ditch your NEX. The Fuji is much more fun to shoot with, even with legacy lenses. I haven't missed peaking once.
Thank you everyone for your very nice words, much appreciated. About the X-Pro1, I loved shooting with the camera except for its AF, which was often bad - sluggish on the 18, good enough on the 35 (at least it locked OK with these lenses) but definitely unacceptable on the 60, which would hunt forever without locking on anything: it did so always in low light, but more often than not even in good light. However, what was the REAL deal breaker for me was the software: I shoot RAW, and Fuji's own RAW processor is nearly unusable (though with OK results once you get it to work). Results that are coming up now with third party converters aren't very promising either...
This to me shows how a great camera can be definitely handicapped by short-sighted marketing policies - if this will change, I am ready to jump on the train again, especially now that the AF seems to be improved with the last FW.
For now, I am enjoying my Nex7...
Thanks again, best,
as mentioned in my post, the X-Pro1 has been sold a few months ago - well before FW 2.0 appeared. From what I read about what it has fixed, it did make me reconsider the Fuji, but until some real RAW converters will be able to do a really good job with the files, I am not going back to the X-Pro1 or any of the X-Trans cams for that matter. Best,
A really great set. Good eye you have there...
Thank you very much, much appreciated! Glad you enjoyed the pictures, best
Hello Bas, definitely the 35mm f1.4, I think the 60mm and the 18mm would follow in that order. The 35 is just a great lens, up there with the best. I would have loved a 35mm equivalent, though - glad Fuji will provide one soon. Best,