07 Jun Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review – Substance over specs and the X-T2 ghost

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I am probably the last to finish the “race” to publish a review of the X-Pro2 since its announcement in January. I’m not sure if I did that on purpose or not. When we rent or receive gear on loan, there is a specific deadline to meet so it motivates you to finish everything earlier. When we buy the camera personally, we take our time because we know there’s no rush. Then you realise that “no rush” attitude can last longer than expected!

What’s interesting is that more time spent with a camera helps, but not necessarily in the way you’d think. It’s not just a question of taking more photos or testing it in every possible condition.

In this case, what really helped me was to stop using the X-Pro2 (mostly because I had other gear to review), and then coming back to it.

X-Pro2, 1/200, f/8, ISO 200 – Touit 12mm

I realised that despite some weaknesses, this camera has something more that you won’t find on the specs list.

I could call it “soul” but that feels more like a marketing word. Cameras don’t have souls, they are just mechanics and electronics. What is true, however, is the effect they can have on the user. There are cameras you like more than others and it’s not always easy to explain why. I believe it is about “substance”.

X-Pro2, 1/450, f/8, ISO 200 – Touit 12mm X-Pro2, 2s, f/11, ISO 100 – Touit 12mm Fujifilm X-Pro2…

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