f1.2

Charlene gear 14 Comments

Flemming had the much anticipated  Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2 on loan from Fuji Nordic for the last few weeks, so I borrowed it for a few minutes one sunny afternoon here in Copenhagen (we know what I’m like with gear, so I minimize contact with others’ equipment). The razor thin depth of field that is f1.2: at close range, controlling my breathing, I barely managed to get the desired 5 eye lashes in that left eye, in focus.  f1.2 is very sweet.

A camera built to endure klutzes: the Fuji X-Pro 1

Charlene gear, journal 21 Comments

I bought the X-Pro 1 with the 35mm f1.4 lens in July 2012. Earlier that year I’d sustained a neck injury that meant DSLR gear was too heavy to lug around. I wanted something smaller and lighter, which still delivered DSLR quality images with good low light handling. Until that point, I hadn’t come across a compact camera that was quite satisfactory. The X-Pro 1 came with that customer proposition. Several months after its initial release, I still couldn’t find a review which faulted any aspect of it that mattered to me. It sounded perfect.