06 Apr New Year, New Camera (Pt. 3)
Source: Don Craig
Fujifilm X-Pro 2
“It makes me happy.”
That is the answer I gave to a friend when questioned about the new Fujifilm X-Pro 2. And, that sums up my review of the latest, top-of-the-line camera from the X-series. Given the number of reviews of this camera in existence already, you can stop reading here, since that is my conclusion.
If you want to continue to read, this is less of a review and more of my first impressions of the new camera. (Read about features and specs)
Off we go…
I knew I wanted to own the new X-Pro 2 sometime in 2012. That’s right, after first using the X-Pro 1, I was already anticipating the follow up to that camera. When I heard that the X-Pro 2 was actually going to ship in early 2016, I ordered mine. Three months later, I finally had my replacement for the X-Pro 1 and I am not disappointed.
Ah, that’s better. The X-Pro 2 is my preferred size, weight and shape for a camera, particularly a working camera. I really love having both an optical and electronic viewfinder and switch between the two as circumstances demand. The inset focus window in the OVF is also great and I switch it on and off when I use the OVF. Although the viewfinder isn’t as large as the X-T1, I am very happy with it.
The X-Pro 2 is little larger and heavier than any of the other X-bodies. For me, that’s a good…