Photography

Photography Gear: What's in My Bag

Like most photographers, I use a wide range of gear for photography - this is a list of cameras, gadgets and other tools I use on a regular basis: from mirrorless DSLRs to good old pen and paper.

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Mirrorless Rangefinder Camera

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The Rangefinder Style

It shouldn't be an important criterion for buying a camera, but one of the reasons I was drawn to the Fujifilm X-Pro2, was the rangefinder style. My main reason for changing to Fuji was to get a larger sensor and achieve better low-light performance. In theory the X-T2 would do the trick, nevertheless I loved the design of the X-Pro2 and decided in the end for simplicity and design rather than pure function. Having said that, the two cameras are technically very similar, and the X-Pro2 has some nifty, unique features, like the dial set-up. 

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The Dials: Exposure Compensation and the Combo Dial

I'll be honest I was a little skeptical of the dials on the X-Pro2, however after using the camera for a while now, I am quite happy. The exposure compensation on the far right is quite natural and easy to use with your right thumb. The ISO and shutter speed combo dial is quite unique, however it suits my needs quite well. Most of the time I work with aperture and exposure compensation, the ISO and shutter speed I change manually only when I am trying to do something very specific, like motion blur or photographing the night sky. 

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The Optical Viewfinder

Besides the dial set-up another unique feature is the hybrid viewfinder. While this is a nice feature in theory, I generally use the digital option. Switching to the optical viewfinder provides some nostalgia, and can save battery life in a pinch - however the latter isn't often a concern of mine, I usually have spare batteries up the wazoo. 

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