Yesterday I went shopping…and I came home with my latest photographic baby…the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 with 18mm f/2 lens. There’s a good reason for it. My Canon 5D3 is my main camera (or at least it has been!) however I always have a back up with me in case of any major technical malfunctions during commissioned work! A few weeks ago my back up camera gave up the ghost and was going to cost a few hundreds pounds to get fixed. I’m covering an International Conference next week and I really needed to get a back up sorted out. So I had been toying with the idea that one of these gorgeous, classicly designed cameras might fit the bill and would possibly even change the way I approach my photography.
I’ll be honest, I’ve had my eye on the Fujifilm’s pro cameras for a while now as I have seen some outstanding images from some of my photographic colleagues using these beautiful cameras. So after a bit of thought I took the plunge back into the cropped sensor world and a whole new system to learn…again!!! I need to give a big vote of thanks to David at Jessops in Glasgow who took me through the camera in a bit of detail as it’s a bit like learning a new language. But I couldn’t wait to get home and get it to work! It took me a couple of hours to get the firmware etc updated on it this morning so I headed out the back door late afternoon to my favourite spot!
I love walking along the canal. I love it’s colour & vibrance, the contrast of it’s city location and within minutes you feel like you’re in the countryside and it’s ever changing landscape due to it’s constant journey of regeneration. One of these days I’m going to live in a canal boat…but until then I’ll be happy to explore it with my new camera. Here’s what I was seeing through my lens today. I can safely say I’m pretty much in love with the X-Pro 1 already :)