Fujifilm X-Pro1 – Test terrain par David Cleland

Vous allez finir par comprendre au travers de ces interview test quels sont les appareils photo que je regarde de près 🙂 Aujourd’hui d’interviewe David Cleland qui utilise le Fujifilm X-Pro1 depuis plus de 4 semaines avec le 18mm et le 35mm. Il utilise le X-Pro1 pour tout type de clichés allant de photo de tous les jours à des paysages dramatisés par des expositions longues. Il a donc un peu de recul sur l’utilisation du X-Pro1 puisqu’il fait surement partie de ceux qui l’ont le plus testé.

Qu’a-t’il retenu de ce test ?

Note: version google traduite ici : http://bit.ly/testXPro1FR

L’interview de David Cleland

Hi David, thanks for your time! I love portrait photography and my first question will be which lens did you tried on X-Pro1 for portrait ? Your feeling ?

I don’t tend to shoot portraits but the 35mm equates to a 50mm lens which is my favourite for general portrait work. Incidentally the 35mm lens makes controlling the depth of field and focus point really easy. I feel I can literally hit the focus point every time without any hunting even at f1.4 The prime lenses are stunning quality and the resultant images are breathtaking. I would love to get a chance to play with the 60mm lens, I think the 3 lenses currently on offer would cover the spectrum for most people.

I’ve played with a X100 and there was noise but, a “nice” noise, without color artifact. How do you feel the X-PRO1 Noise with the X-Trans sensor?

The sensor on the X100 is amazing and I agree about the noise level, I think many photographers are amazed at the output of the X100 at high ISO. In my experience the X-Pro1 is better again. Even at 3200 the noise is minimal and what there is actually offers a level of depth to the colour (see the door photo).

Through the Door (X-Pro1)

Let’s go now on the handling part. You are one rare user to have test it on field, what can you tell about that (specialy size, comparing to X100 or other camera if you know, or button position etc.) and everyday use ?

Although the X-Pro1 is slightly larger that the X100 it is only marginally heavier. I think the weight is something that anyone who lifts the X-Pro1 immediately notices it is so light, elegant and ergonomic. The layout is very similar to the X100 but the controls are a little more accessible.

There is a great “Q” button that offers instant access to all the key image aspects. I was able to keep the camera to my eye, see the full metering information and control options in the EVF/OVF and make changes to the settings without having to take the camera off my eye. I take a large number of long exposure photographs and the X-Pro1 makes this process a pleasure with the large countdowns on the LCD screen. Using the X-Pro1 is a pleasure. I’d really like to try it for macro work given how rich and clear the colour output is even in low light.

And now, you can tell us what you want on what X-Pro1 really change for you!

The X-Pro1 is a new chapter in photography. The power and capability of a high end digital slr camera in the elegant body of a rangefinder style camera. Finally a camera that you can carry around that is accurate and powerful enough to catch every shot. The excels in every area in which I tested it from low light to long exposure modes. Light, ergonomic and lets face it, beautiful it does draw attention in the street and the photo output is absolutely brilliant, sharp, clear with rich colour clarity. There isn’t anything I would change about the camera.

Thanks again for your time !

Voilà un diaporama de photos prises par David avec le X-Pro1


A propos de David Cleland…
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et en particulier tous ces articles sur le X-Pro1

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