Stills V3

April 23, 2016

Colour for a change

Filed under: Mike — sojournerphoto @ 19:47


Just a ‘family photo’ from a visit to Duxford with N after dropping H at National Wind Orchestra. I like the picture and it really demonstrates the capability of the new Fuji.



  1. We don’t normally talk much about cameras but this a good image of Naomi showing off some of the features of the X-Pro 2. Considering this is at ISO 3200 the digital noise is only apparent during pixel picking, I can see noise under the wing and in the plane body where the large mid-tone areas are the worst for showing noise. Naomi’s face is free of noise unless I rub my nose on my monitor :-) I don’t know much about the X-Pro 2, I quickly looked it up and the hybrid viewfinder was intriguing. I was in a studio with Wayne Johns , don’t worry I haven’t gone to the dark side :-) I was the host, and he spent the first few minutes explaining why after 30 years of using Canon he had sold it all and bought all Fuji gear (X T1 I recall). He showed some prints from London Fashion week and passed them round. They were about 0.75m*1m and at reading distance they were faultless. Wayne then explained why his other professional colleagues were doing the same in selling their Canon/Nikon gear. Apart from providing an image quality that was more than adequate for his profession he said he didn’t now need a trolley case and assistant to carry round his gear to go to shoots. In my camera club mirrorless purchases are increasing and dSLR decreasing.

    Comment by Rex — April 24, 2016 @ 07:42

  2. Nice family photo Mike. I’ve considered the XPro 2 myself (I have an X100S), but have decided to wait a while and see if a XT2 is on the cards over the summer. I haven’t played with a XPro2 yet, but would like to compare the rangefinder style with the more SLR style of the XT1/2. I believe the Fuji lenses are top notch too…

    Comment by nigelharvey — April 24, 2016 @ 17:24

  3. Thanks both. I agree, I tend not to talk too much about cameras, but on this occasion I have been amazed at how robust the xp2 files are. This picture, to me at least, doesn’t show how much work was needed to bring the photo to the simple light snap displayed.

    Nigel, I’ve been using rangefinders for a fair few years now and generally prefer the window finder to SLR or evf viewing. The xp2 gives both of course and is well worth a play to see what you prefer when the xt2 arrives. It’s a very different way of seeing the world.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — April 25, 2016 @ 11:44

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