Starting my blog with my Fuji X-Pro2 impressions


To be honest, i don't know if i will really be able to regulary write articles due to lack of time, but at least i want to start and share my first impressions with my X-Pro2.

I don't want to go into detail about all the features and specs as this was already written in hundreds of other articles.

I want to highlight three things which impressed me most.

  • AF joystick

I was shooting till now with Sony (changed since some weeks completely to Fuji, this story may end in another blog post ) and Fuji X100s. I got my X-Pro2 three weeks ago and first i tried, as already read about it, was the joystick. I was never able to set the focus point so fast before. But not only this,  i am now able to do the adjustment while still looking trough the viewfinder !

  • two card slots

Why is this so important for me ? Well, i am shooting in RAW and jpg and use the setting RAW/JPEG which stores the RAW files on the first and the JPEG on the second card. Now the big advantage for me. When at holiday or simply not near my desktop PC i always had to change my settings to shoot only JPEG, as this was the only way to import and post process the photograph on an IPad, otherwise only the embedded small resolution preview within the RAW file was imported. Now this is history, i simply take the second card and still have my RAW's !

  • OOC photos 
At the top (Acros+R; Noise Reduction -4; Highlight Tone +2; Shadow Tone +2; Sharpness +3)
At the top (Acros+R; Noise Reduction -4; Highlight Tone +2; Shadow Tone +2; Sharpness +3)

As mentioned before i shoot RAW and JPEG since years and with this paragraph my previous point may become obsolete, but i am now seriously thinking to use only JPEG. The ooc (out of the cam) photographs i get with the X-Pro2 are simply amazing and i really more and more see no issue to do a lot of post processing which takes time. Furthermore i would save space, not only on the memory cards but also on my PC.


Thats it for the beginning, curious to read your opinion !

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Comments: 4
  • #1

    Vernon (Friday, 08 April 2016 17:27)

    Nice shot and short review. I like that you kept the full size image.

  • #2

    Dragan (Tuesday, 12 April 2016 18:24)

    Thanks mate for your feedback !

  • #3

    Tømas (Saturday, 16 April 2016 00:11)

    Helpful article Dragan! I'm practise (out of the cam) as well. Keep shooting mate, I love your work and how you express street photography.

  • #4

    Luther Roseman Dease, II (Monday, 25 April 2016 16:06)

    Congratulations Dragan on extending your photography territory to a Blog. Sadly, this is my first visit to your website. I think.

    There is a famous quotation by a master photographer espousing we should all keep our status as "amateur." His explanation coddled the notion of continuing with spontaneity and serendipity.

    It appears your new beginnings with your XPRO and Blog are a success! I am looking forward to complete the reading of your Inspired Eye intetview. Photography cherishes many different things dear to each of us within its vastness. However my friend, you have staked two important claims in skill (cultivated talented) and exposure for your work.

    You continue to inspire! Please continue your photography journey!

    Looks like the Thomas and Marie trees have grown a thick and mighty branch through your photography works!

    Dragan, I am grateful for your many encouraging words for works passed through me on Flickr.

    Thank you, and congratulations! ( :