DPRTV: 10 Years of X-Mount – Fujifilm X-Pro1

DPRTV is celebrating Fujifilm’s 10th anniversary with a current review of the Fujifilm X-Pro1, but they probably should have included the X100 since it really started it all. You can still get a Fujifilm X-Pro1 on Amazon if you’re interested in trying one out. Paired with the XF35mm f/1.4 the X-Pro1 gives the closest approximation to the Leica look of any non-Leica camera I have ever used. I also included the camera store X-Pro1 review below.

Key Takeaways:

  • Originally didn’t like the hybrid optical viewfinder Chris now finds it enjoyable
  • The vintage look has served them well over the last decade
  • X-T opened up the system to more shooters
  • Back panel is not bad even today
  • Old X-Trans files are so much easier to edit today
  • X-Trans helped with a lot of issues that Bayer sensors cause
  • Fujifilm developed a reputation for great color with the X-Pro1
  • Not a lot of film simulations and kind of funny classic simulations are on newer cameras ( side note it would be funny to have an X-Pro1 simulation setting in the future)
  • Really impressed with how accurate the hybrid viewfinder overlay is
  • Single-point AF and focus and recompose is the best way to use this camera
  • The video was horrible and now Fujifilm captures some of the best video
  • X-Pro1 still feels like a current camera in a lot of ways
  • 21 firmware updates issues for this camera that added features like peaking even years after release
  • Fujifilm needed to fix a lot out of the box in the past but that is no longer the case
  • X-Pro1 was a niche camera intended for certain kinds of photography, but now they dominate APS-C and Medium Format
  • Wasn’t a fan of the X-Pro1 in the past, but had a blast shooting it today

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