One thing that I’ve recently noticed (and experienced) is that cameras generally keep a good resale value. Case in point – earlier this year, I bought a Fuji X100s. Played with that for a while, realized that I wanted interchangeable lenses, posted it on Craigslist, sold it for practically what I paid, and got the Sony NEX-7. Been shooting the NEX as my backup/carry everywhere camera, then realized I wanted a camera that was geared more for portraits and street. Sold that, and just upgraded to the Fuji X-pro1, and here I am.
The Fuji X-pro1 hands down is my favorite camera that I own (right now). I even prefer it over my Canon 5D3. I took it out on its first job last week shooting some portraits and I was overly impressed. It’s light weight, image quality is amazing, and the 35mm 1.4 lens is tack sharp. I’m curious to see how the other lenses available pan out. I’ll probably rent a few from Borrow Lenses to make a decision. I’ve heard mixed reviews. Nonetheless, the 35mm is a killer lens. It’s about equivalent to a 52mm on a full frame.
Now that I have my new favorite toy, my next goal is to get out in the city and do some street photography. I think I’m going to take it a step further and take one of my Canon 580exII’s and Pocket Wizards with me to get some great portraits of interesting looking, willing victims.
Here are a few shots from this camera so far. Keep in mind, I’m still learning the limitations and features on this camera and lens. I’ll be sure to do future updates as I progress with this camera.
Check out a few of my first photos below with this camera: