Fujifilm X-Pro2 Field Test
Fujifilm X-Pro2 Field Test Part I
Street shooting with Fujifilm's new flagship
Fuji X-Pro2: not exactly small but quite portable
When I received my Fujifilm X-Pro2 sample, I unpacked it, slapped the XF 35mm F2 lens on it, and checked out the weight and feel. It's not a small camera, especially compared to other mirrorless models. That said, its rangefinder shape and relatively modest weight mean it's not much of a burden to handle and carry — at least with the also relatively compact 35mm lens mounted. I immediately spent some time working the dials and buttons and handling the body, and found that the X-Pro2 feels sturdy and very well-made. Heavier pro-level DSLR cameras may feel more robust than the Fuji X-Pro2 to some people, but I suspect that's partly an illusion provided by the greater weight alone.
Fujifilm X-Pro2 Field Test Part II
A fast performer in almost every way (but disappointing back-button AF)
In my early walks with the Fujifilm X-Pro2, I paid particular attention to the speed and decisiveness of its autofocus system in the most typical use case single AF on stationary subjects. In walks along the East River and around the Lower East Side, I shot in bright light and at dusk, and the camera s AF system was quick and sure. During one walk at night, in very dim light with low contrast subjects, the AF system was perfectly acceptable but not as good as the best AF cameras I've used, and it behaved the same in several later tests in very dim light.
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