Hey that’s not a nature camera! Shooting trees with my Fujifilm X-Pro2.

The Fujifilm X-Pro2 is a fantastic camera and the more I use it the more I like using it. But the XP2 is clearly marketed towards street and typical “rangefinder” type users. A modern Leica, if you will. And I purchased the camera to use it as such. I wanted a “rangefinder” style camera so I would purposely stick to shooting moderate wide to normal prime lenses in the “Leica” style (I know, I’m quickly using up my quotation mark quota). Plus I wanted to try more street style shooting but I can’t seem to get started with it.

However I am finding it difficult to change from my old DSLR ways of shooting any and all subjects that interest me. I still like to shoot nature and macro photos on occasion. For that the Fujifilm X-T2/1 would probably have been the better camera for me. An X-T2 with some of Fujifilm’s great zoom lenses would be an ideal setup for an “everything” camera and I may purchase one in the near future for that exact reason.

But I still like holding my XP2, it just fits me well. It has it’s drawbacks for sure – the EVF is a little too contrasty in some bright outdoor situations and some of the controls could be arranged slightly better to prevent accidental changes- but there’s not really anything that I can’t get used to or work around. I do, on occasion, wonder if I should move on to a different camera but I always come back to thinking that the XP2 is a good fit for me.

So here are a few tree 9and apple) photos from the other day when I visited the Dawes Arboretum in Newark Ohio. I know, I need to get out of the woods!

  One thought on “Hey that’s not a nature camera! Shooting trees with my Fujifilm X-Pro2.

  1. October 7, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Lovely colours and nice to see another fan of Fuji. I recently bought the XT1 and I’m waiting on the XT2 to start shipping now. It hasn’t all been easy though, especially where Lightroom is concerned. I would be interested to hear if you have had any issues.

    • October 7, 2016 at 11:07 pm

      Thank you Robin. I have been using Fuji for a little over a year now, previously with the X-T10. In my opinion the images have a quality to them I haven’t seen in other cameras. Although I use Lightroom I haven’t had much of a problem with the issues others have stated. I did notice it some in my X-T10 images with a lot of foliage but not enough to concern me. If the image looked good (and they almost always did) then I was happy. However I did notice the 24mp files from the X-Pro2 do look better than the 16mp files when using LR. I set the Detail slider from 60-100 when I think I need to extract more detail and other than that, not much else. I’ve tried other converters but I’m just more comfortable with LR. I’ll have to keep tabs on your trials and see what you come up with.

      • October 8, 2016 at 1:58 pm

        Thanks for sharing your thoughts/experience. I’m now getting to the point where I am confident I can control the problems I was initially seeing as well as produce images with quite exceptional image quality. I’m certainly becoming a convert.

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