Long live the King....
As most Fujinisata's will know, this week saw the general release of the much longed for and awaited Fuji X-Pro2. A camera designed to replace the once great flaghsip of the Fuji empire, the Fuji X-Pro1.
With a handle on more up to date technology and the needs of photographers worldwide in tune with, Fujifilm set about replacing the original X-Pro1 with something that stayed true to the original concept of the X-Pro1 but delivered more. And on the whole it appears from early reports they've succeeded.
However, this post isn't about the X-Pro2. I don't have one, so can't comment much about it - I have as yet haven't seen one in the flesh... what I do know is despite the fanfare and excitement surrounding the launch of the X-Pro2, my own X-Pro1 still looks at me in those come here and use me tones, and begs me to get jiggy with it!
But this isn't an obituary to the X-Pro1, far from it. As camera technology goes the X-Pro1 is getting on a wee bit and as with most things Fuji produce technically it's not perfect. It's not a "turbo nutter" of a camera with lightening fast, well anything. It has quite a number of desperately annoying traits that in the early weeks of ownership make you want to launch it from the nearest window (lack of diopter adjustment just for one)!
But like a gracefully maturing old lady, it's still looks great, handles great and with a little bit of gentle persuasion still purrs as good as most things out there today.
Fuji have been selling X-Pro1's for a bargain price for quite a while now, so if you've not picked one up yet, but want to jump onboard, now is a fantastic time to do so. It's the perfect way to get into X-Pro ownership and have a bit of a good looking mature girl on your arm too, just treat it right, take it slow and you will be rewarded!