【My First Impression of the X-Pro2-No.2 】

Hello, this is ENZZO.

The X-Pro2 has been highly praised across social media. Many say that they are truly happy with having replaced their full size single reflex camera with the X-Pro2. I think development team must be more that satisfied with these comments.

I tried the X-Pro2 to see if the reputations are true as it is said. I attached one of the only two FUJINON lenses that I have which equivalent to 35mm of full size, my favorite focal length.


When you put 23mm to the X-Pro2 and look into the view finder with OVF mode, bright frame finder that shows the filming range is really small. If you compare to the Leica of 0.72 magnification attached 35mm, filming range is almost the same as you see in the finder. So it is hard to capture the image.

However, I just didn’t know there is a gimmick: that you can enlarge the range when you throw the frame change lever for two seconds. I should have read the manual and should have known this. lol But this time, I took photos checking the display on the back.

0323-2(X-Pro2 FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R ISO200 1/900 F1.4)

0323-3(X-Pro2 FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R ISO200 1/340 F1.4)

0323-4(X-Pro2 FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R ISO200 1/180 F1.4)

0323-5(X-Pro2 FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R ISO200 1/240 F1.4)

0323-6(X-Pro2 FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R ISO200 1/200 F1.4)



(X-Pro2 FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R ISO200 1/800 F1.4)

How do you like the pictures? Though, I was going to write the first impression of the X-Pro2, this seems like the impression of the XF23mmF1.4 R. (Sorry about that!) Well, you can’t get nice background blur unless you set the focus point real close, since it is 23mm’s super wide-angle lens even if it’s equivalent to 35mm. To put it the way around, I’d like to take photos with maximum aperture, since you get the high contrast, sharp photos with the largest opening.

Well anyway, I really understand that the X-Pro2 can get us film-like image photos, or both highlight and shadow are great, not like the digital cameras.

Conclusion: X-Pro2 is not a sub camera of full size camera but “the serious camera” which I want to take to photo shooting with this and only.

Talk to you soon.