I was very lucky to get hold of a Fuji X-Pro1 one just after release, to test the three available lenses for ePHOTOzine. There seems to have been massive amounts of buzz surrounding this camera due to its fancy X-Trans sensor, rangefinder-like design and professional pretensions.
For my uses, this camera wasn’t really my cup of tea. AF is slow and inaccurate and the camera body is not much smaller or more discreet than my Nikon D700. However, the images it produces are of sterling quality, so I can see how it will appeal to some.
Anyway, I was given the camera to test the three lenses, which were released with the camera. The links below will whisk you away to the completed reviews…
Fujifilm Fujinon XF Prime Lenses
- Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18mm f/2 R
The weakest of the three lenses. Not as sharp towards the edges as the others and suffers badly with CAs.
- Fujifilm Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 R
A belting standard lens. Extremely sharp in the centre of the frame.
- Fujifilm Fujinon XF 60mm f/2.4 R
A very sharp macro optic, which seems to suffer with a strange internal reflection issue.