My Fujifilm X-Pro1 Camera

For me, the Fujifilm X-Pro1 brings a new beginning to my photography experience. Admittedly, I love the convenience of AF speed and compactness with the Micro Four Thirds format. But I found myself wanting a bigger sensor with better high ISO performance.

A bigger sensor compared to the Micro Four Thirds system results in the need to have a bigger lens for the same field of view. Bigger APS-C sensor sizes exist in mirror-less cameras from Sony, Samsung, and Fujifilm. For me, the camera body size of the NX family from Samsung and the NEX family from Sony are too small in comparison the native lenses available for those systems. Many, people will disagree with me (after all handling is very much personal opinion), but I felt the ergonomics of the Samsung NX and Sony NEX camera bodies weren’t right when you attach a relatively large lens on them. The Fujifilm X-Pro1 camera body size is larger and corresponds well to the native lenses that are available to that system. Furthermore, legacy lenses from Minolta (which I have become a big fan of) fit well on the body of the Fujifilm X-Pro1.

I decided to get the Fujifilm X-Pro1 collector pack, which comes with three prime lenses, a filter, 64 GByte SD card, hand grip, leather case, and a wooden storage box.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Collector Pack

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The three prime lenses that came out with the release of the Fujifilm X-Pro1, and provided in the collector pack cover a reasonable field of view shooting range, and are as follows:

  • 18 mm F2 (27 mm full frame equivalent)
  • 35 mm F1.8 (53 mm full frame equivalent)
  • 60 mm F2.4 (90 mm full frame equivalent)