Yes, another XPro-1 related post. Sorry, not sorry
Still getting acquainted with the quirks of the XPro-1. So far, I still do love the big and bright OVF more. The EVF is good, but I’d only use it when acquiring focus is critical. Even tried shooting with the display on the back, it’s amazing, way better than the display on my D7000. It almost looks like a touchscreen, good colours, UI and clarity, no complaints here.
The Fujifilm XF 35/2. I never really talked about this lens much in the last post, and there’s really not much to be said, honestly. Great sharpness, bokeh and field of view. Simply a vast improvement from my old Nikon 50/1.8D. Focus is superbly silent, and reasonably quick, only limited by the focusing performance of the XPro-1. This lens would perform much better on the XT-1 and XPro-2.
The wider field of view of the 35 vs 50 (50 vs 80 equiv.) does actually help me to experiment more with my shots. I could now pull off more minimalistic shots like the one shown above, as there’s simply more items included in the shots. I am still getting used to this new framing ideology, but I’m getting there – and loving it.
The shots above and below this point illustrates 3 major perks for this combo; i) Great bokeh from the 35/2, ii) Noise performance at ISO2500 – good enough for me (dim café lighthing), and iii) Lack of any chromatic aberration or colour fringing from the lens.
Also, on the topic of noise, I do love the way the X-Trans sensor renders noise – it almost look like film grain. It’s not at all undesirable such as from the sensor in the D7000. Maybe that would happen at even higher ISOs. I’d try it out later.
Essentially, as I’m taking more and more shots from the XPro-1, I’m just appreciating this beauty even more compared to the D7000. A worthy purchase indeed. Thanks for tuning in!