Disney World: More Photos With The Fuji X-Pro1 And XF 18-55mm Part 1

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Disney World: Photos From The Fuji X-Pro1 And XF 18-55mm Zoom Part 1:

Hey everyone, I hope you all had a good weekend.  I loaned my dad my Fuji X-Pro1 for his trip to Disney with my mom, and some of his photos came out pretty cool, so I thought that I’d post them here.  He takes photos more as a casual hobby so he just basically sets the camera to auto ISO, and shoots.  He didn’t bring any tripod or anything else.  He took all the lenses but the XF 60mm but really only ended up using the new XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R lens zoom.  It just goes to show you how good the zoom really is.

So, since he used auto ISO, some of these photos were shot at really high ISO speeds.  I sometimes envy him because the OCD in me would’ve gone to great lengths to set up a tripod, shoot at the native ISO, and plan the perfect shot, blah blah ;).  But I probably would’ve missed all the fun at Disney :).  But even at these high ISO speeds, the quality of some of these photos were great.  Even after all these months, the X-Pro1 still amazes me with its high ISO capabilities.  My dad was freely using ISO speeds from 2500 to even 6400 during the whole trip with excellent results.

Again, these photos were all shot with the awesome XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R lens, which I reviewed recently.  While fast for a zoom, it isn’t as fast as the primes.  But unless you really need shallow depth of field, this zoom combined with the X-Pro1 or X-E1’s high ISO capabilities works perfectly, especially since the zoom has image stabilization equivalent to four stops.  Plus, my dad said it was easy to carry around all day because it’s not that heavy, and it’s pretty small.

Anyway, enough talk.  Check out some of the photos.  I left descriptions on the bottom of each photo giving you info on the ISO, shutter speed, etc.  I hope you all enjoy!  The next part of these photos will be up soon along with maybe some comparison tests between the zoom, and the primes.  Take care everyone!

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↑ This was shot at F4, 1/40 of a second with the X-Pro1 set at 200 ISO.  The zoom was set at 18mm.

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↑ I love the colors in this shot.  The X-Pro1 was set at 640 ISO, and the zoom was set at 18mm.  The aperture was F3.2 at 1/30s.

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↑ To achieve more depth of field (f5.6), the camera had to be set at 2500 ISO, and the lens set at 18mm.  This was shot at 1/30s.

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↑ Here is a shot taken at 3200 ISO at 1/30 of a second.  The lens was set at 18mm, and an aperture of F5.

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↑ This photo was taken at 3200 ISO, at F4.5 with the lens set at 18mm.  It was shot hand held at 1/8s thanks to the image stabilizer.

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↑ Here’s another shot taken with the help of the image stabilizer.  It was taken at 1/6 of a second at 3200 ISO.  The zoom was set at 22mm with an aperture of F3.2.

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↑ This photo was taken at 3200 ISO at 1/20 of a second.  The lens was set at 18mm wide open.

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↑ This is the cover photo for this post , and it was taken at 1250 ISO at 1/30s.  The lens was set at 30mm with an aperture of F5.

2 comments… add one
  • elderin

    Just stumbled across these images by accident (more or less). I am still impressed how good this X-PRO 1 camera is. I had some trouble with color when i first bought my X-E1. I used Iridient Developer later and the colors were much better. Also fine details got better compared to what Lightroom gave me. I sold my Fuji gear because of a Leica M9. After buying a much bigger camera now, i am again in the market for a pocketable camera and the Fuji is on my list. But maybe it is a good idea to wait for the X-Pro2. I have the time 😉 No announcements on this camera so far but the original X-Pro1 is so long on the market that the update should come any time soon. I hardly believe they are selling lots of X-PRO cameras today. Your pictures still show how good it is.

    • Patrick

      Hi Elderin,

      Thanks for the kind words, and sorry for the late reply. The X-Pro1 is a great camera. Like you, I had one a while back. I ended up buying an X-E1 and then upgrading to the X-E2, so after a while, I sold the X-Pro1 because I figured I have the Leica system too. I know what you mean about Lightroom but it’s much better now. However, now I’m finding that I actually prefer the colors from the X-E1 over the X-E2 at times ;).

      It’s a little sad that the X-Pro1 isn’t as popular anymore. In many ways, I actually think the X-Pro1 is a better camera than some of the more recent ones that have been released. I imagine since it’s been so long since the X-Pro series has been upgraded, the X-Pro2 should be a great camera and I also believe it will be out sooner rather than later. Like you said, the X-Pro1 has been out for quite a while now. However, I think this time, I will wait until the X-T2 is released before I upgrade. I figure I have the M if I want something rangefinder styled, so maybe it might be nice to try something different this time around.

      Best regards,

      Patrick

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