Cupcake Burlesque: X-Pro 2 Shoot

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Saturday night I was invited to shoot a Game of Thrones inspired burlesque show by Cupcake Burlesque at Respectable Street. Normally I would grab my M240 and Summilux, with my Q, to shoot a show like this but, since it was just fun, I decided to primarily use my Fujifilm X-Pro 2 and Fujinon XF56mm F/1.2 R.

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I have been very impressed with the performance of the XF56mm on the X-Pro 2 lately, but I wouldn’t call it a snappy autofocus lens. I wanted to see how well the combo would perform in extreme low light conditions with dancers and variable lighting when set to AF-C and shot wide open. Throughout most of the show I used AF-C with zone focusing and the camera rarely mis-focused, even when shooting high fps. I was very pleased with the results, and did not feel the need to use my Leica other than to change focal length.

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I’ll be adding the photos from the show to my 500px album as I edit them and some of them will be NSFW. Similar to my 100-400mm review I plan on sharing photos and impressions as I work toward writing a thorough review of the X-Pro 2 for the site. I am going to try to shoot the X-Pro 2 in a variety of ways leading up to the review so, if there is anything challenging you would like me to try, leave a comment or contact me directly with any projects or ideas you might have.

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