07 Apr Fujifilm X-Pro 2 Review after 12 Months of Wedding Photography

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Around 13 months ago I was photographing weddings with a Canon 5D Mark III and a Fujifilm X-T1. I had bounced around between using a Canon 7D originally as my backup, and then switching to an old Canon 1D Mark II all the while keeping the 5D as my main body. That was until I met the X-T1.

This was truthfully a very different camera to me. It felt simultaneously tactile and compelling to use whilst almost feeling delicate, especially when compared to the 5D. Perhaps after years of shooting with Canon cameras my hands were so accustomed to the feel of a reasonably large DSLR that the smaller form factor of the X-T1 caught me off guard a little.

Something about the X-T1 drew me in before I bought it. My gut tells me that it was Fujifilm’s marketing but my heart tells me it was a yearning for a more creative experience from my camera.

After around 6 months using the X-T1 I had really enjoyed it, but had a few little niggles that I couldn’t shake. I wanted dual card slots. I wanted better low light performance. I wanted to stop knocking that blasted dial into toy camera mode.

Enter the X-Pro 2.

The X-Pro 2 went on sale around the start of March 2016 – perfect timing for the UK’s big photography exhibition, The Photography Show at the NEC in Birmingham. Fuji let me try one at the show for the day and I really liked it. I bought one that very same day. Then I bought a second one a couple of weeks later. And then a third.

With that, let’s get into the bulk of the review. Spoiler warning – this is a great camera and I’d recommend it to anyone. But….

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