So firstly, I have to apologise for going missing for so long, a house move and a crazy few months have kept me from updating the blog. Anyway, I'm back and to kick off I'm going to chat about my trips over the summer and how I coped with the x-pro 1 instead of my dslr.
My first couple of trips, one to Wales and then one to Spain, I bottled it and took the 5d with me as well, I absolutely didn't need to, the x-pro didn't let me down at all and the longer I use the fuji kit, the more intuitive my way of working with it becomes. This is absolutely crucial for me, I don't even want to think about my kit when I'm working, and the fuji really lends itself to that, I can have everything mapped out on physical buttons so I'm not stuck messing about in menus instead of taking a shot.
The absolute best thing about the Fuji x-pro 1 for travel is how compact yet sturdy it is. The camera feels solid, balances well in your hand and with a decent sling can be carried around all day without the usual ache from lugging a dslr with a few lenses.
There is a real freedom to having such quality in a compact form. Firstly, the x-pro 1 goes everywhere with me, I don't even think about it any more. I just slip it into any bag I'm carrying, with the 5d it's a real conscious effort to take it out, I'm not just grabbing it unless I'm purposely going out to shoot whereas the x-pro is always there. I got shots this summer that I would never normally get because I would have been without a camera.
The Fuji x-pro 1 is perfect for travel, especially now with airlines reducing cabin baggage, I'd rather have my x-pro 1 and a couple of lenses next to me than my dslr left to the mercy of the hold.
Next up, I'm going to be talking about the Fuji x100s and how Fuji turned a great camera into an excellent one. Here's a sneak preview picture