I’ve been chatting with various people about the X-Pro 1 a fair bit lately. A lot of this talk revolves around how slow and generally clunky the first X-series flagship was. This is especially momentous considering the slick, blazing beast that is its newest incarnation: the X-Pro 2, a pre-production model of which I have in hand.
I said to a friend the other day that the X-Pro 2 is the best X-series camera I’ve used.
It is, you know, no matter how grouchy I sounded about it in my initial review. It combines the best of Fujifilm’s technology while respecting its short, though significant lineage. It’s having and eating your cake, with champagne thrown in.
All this chat about missing shots and odd results is giving me pangs though. The old X-Pro 1 was a camera I used at a time of of upheaval. It’s not that they’re great pictures, but the abandon that they were made with, has been missing for a while. I’m feeling that gap too much these days.