I’m continuing to enjoy my time with the X-Pro 1. I’ve found it suits my needs fairly well, and the 35mm lens is gorgeous, especially wide open. I still don’t think it’s nearly as sexy as the X100, and the lens caps drive me nuts (for the lens AND the hood), but it’s much easier to carry with me than my DSLR. Speaking of which, I’ve been using a camera sling strap from DSPTCH to carry the X-Pro 1 that I’ve been very happy with. In addition to being made in the USA, its plenty long enough for me to wear across my body, which is my preferred method of carry for a walk about camera. In the past I’ve struggled to find a strap that just works without getting in the way somehow, but so far this one seems to fit the bill.
One thing I’ve continued to notice is the tendency for the X-Pro 1 to clip the highlights. I need to remember to underexpose by 2/3 to 1 stop.
Even though the X-Pro 1 is bigger than the X100, it is still fairly discreet, making for a good “street” camera.
I have noticed that the camera doesn’t do the best with yellow foliage, for whatever reason. It doesn’t capture the yellow quite right, instead adding a bluish or green tint to it.
It doesn’t have any trouble with orange, red or green foliage, however.
A picture of a picture. This is a print of a photo taken with the D700 from my road trip out west hanging in Victoria’s office. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.
If you’ve followed the blog for a while you know Victoria and I are big fans of our Brompton folding bikes. I regularly see one other folding bike on campus, and was happy to be able to snap a photo of it the other day. It’s a Bike Friday Tikit.