Yesterday was my first attempt at taking the new Fujifilm X-Pro 1 on an engagement shoot.. and I loved it! I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about taking the camera into the wedding and engagement world.. especially since I switched to shooting only film quite a few months ago. I met up with a wonderful couple in New York City.. and shot this camera anywhere and everywhere I could.
I really tried to test it in dramatically different lighting conditions.. and was excited to see that the camera held its own! I really did what I wanted it to do in the field.. and that’s what is important to me. I want to know that regardless of the situation.. I am able to perform my job at the highest level possible.
Although I did feel very highly about the X-Pro 1 during my engagement shoot.. that doesn’t mean I didn’t have any problems with it. I must stress again that the focusing still needs some work. I found myself struggling in some backlit situations.. where the camera would either just refuse to focus.. or back focus. I know we’ve all had this struggle with digital camera’s at one time or another.. so it’s nothing new in the world of photography. And being so used to manual focusing all of my film cameras.. I can’t yet say that I am completely comfortable using the manual focus of the X-Pro 1 during quick moments at an engagement session or a wedding.
Overall, however, I fell in love with the end product of the day. My shots were crazy sharp and the image quality was unbelievable. As of right now.. I wouldn’t think twice about tossing this camera in my bag during a wedding day. I’m looking forward to shooting more and more engagements with the X-Pro 1.. and I’m beyond excited to see it perform at one of my upcoming weddings!
Here are some selects from yesterdays shoot with David and Chelsea! I have known these two for a while now.. and it always makes me beyond happy to see how in love they really are!