Small but perfectly formed

June 23, 2014  •  4 Comments

Fuji X-Pro1 cameraFuji X-Pro1 camera

A few weeks ago I scribbled down a blog about compact system cameras, a piece of literary genius that will sadly never see the light of day. The gist of said piece was that as much as I love the whole concept of these small, lightweight but powerful cameras (or at least some of them) they only offer a lighter alternative to, rather than actually bettering my DSLR set-up, thus I wouldn't be buying one until I could justify it as an addition rather than a replacement for my Canon DSLRs.

However before I actually posted the piece online I found myself buying one, which although it ruined that whole blog the plus side is that I am now the proud owner of a used Fuji X-Pro1 in mint condition.

This is something of an introduction, I'm planning to keep you abreast of my progress with it but as I haven't currently got any lenses progress is understandably slow. What I have purchased, having experienced first hand the less than stellar battery life, is two spare batteries.

It's proving quite difficult to decide which of Fuji's (mostly) awesome lenses to buy as I'm not 100% sure what I'll end up using the camera for, it could well be a travel(ling light) camera or maybe it will take over landscape duties as well. While I make that decision I've ordered an adapter which will allow me to use some of the old Canon FD lenses that currently serve as paperweights in my office.

I'll keep you posted.


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5.Justin Minns Photography
Obviously not as good as the XT1 but WEX currently have the XE-1 and 27mm lens for £379 http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-fuji-x-e1-silver-digital-camera-body/p1532703
4.David(non-registered)
I must admit I suffer form the occasional urge to buy one of these Fuji CSC's myself. My Compact Fuji X10 was stolen last year and I've never replaced it. I like the look of the XT1 but it's still a bit on the expensive side for me.
2.Justin Minns Photography
Exactly right, it was mainly down to costs Colin, I had some WEX vouchers which made the price of a used X-Pro1 very cheap. I've also used the X-Pro1 before and liked the size and feel of it. If I decide to totally switch to Fuji then there's a good chance I will get an XT-1 as well and maybe convert the X-Pro1 to IR but that's a way off!
1.Colin Smith(non-registered)
I'm interested in your choice. The XT-1 has been getting such rave reviews. Did you consider it or was it purely a financial decision initially given this sounds like you dipping your toe in the water as the XT-1 is so expensive?
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