Fuji x pro 1 and Las Vegas Street Photography
Fuji x pro 1 and Las Vegas Street Photography, how good is it for a documentary photographer compared with a 5D MKII.
Overall the Fuji x pro 1 preformed very well, the image quality is superb and the auto dynamic range feature coped very well with the extreme conditions of the Las Vegas strip in full sun, but I have found a few annoying things, firstly the eyepiece comes lose very easily and drops off, it’s happen to me on many occasions unfortunately the one time I didn’t spot it coming lose I lost it, who know where maybe in Nevada or Arizona, anyway I need to order a replacement or two. On the subject of eyepiece if you need diopter correction the nikon FM3a/FM2/FA/FE eyepiece diopter corrector fits.
Unlike my 5D the Fuji only has one auto rotate setting, so if you turn it off so that you can see a full size portage image on the LCD, then any imported portage images will need to be manually rotated in Lightroom which is a pain.
But the most annoying thing for me is that if you use it to do documentary photography like I do then lookout for this, if the camera goes into standby which it can do automatically if you want to save battery power, then to get it out of standby you need to press the shutter down, which is ok but it will not focus until you release the shutter and then press it again which can sometimes catch you out and you miss the shot while trying to workout why the camera will not focus. The 5D comes out of standby, focuses and will also take to shot all with one press.
If you half press the shutter and wait until you see the focus display in the viewfinder and then fully press the shutter fully down it will focus and take a frame, but you don’t get the green focusing indication to show you that the focus is locked.
Despite these few annoying things the Fuji x pro 1 is a great camera, maybe a new software release could fix some of these things.