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!