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30 Street shots with my new Fuji X-Pro1

Published May 18th, 2012

Just bought the fantastic Fuji X-Pro1 and XF 35mm F1.4 R combo and decided to give it a proper run for it’s money on the narrow streets of Old Dubai, UAE.

The Auto-focus can be on the slow side, sometimes, but not as bad as I myself thought it would be. Once the focus locks, it’s sharp and accurate many more times than my 5D + 35L used to be.

The camera is definitely not a “spray and pray” time of machine, it makes you think about your shots and concentrate on your composition. I am convinced this camera will make me a better photographer.

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wilsonjesper
Jesper Wilson  over 4 years ago

Good storie and nice captures! I´m currently switching from a Canon 5D (with a 35mm L lens) to the X-Pro.. and I have benn scared of not likeing the auto-focus and so on. But I felt a bit calmer after reading your comment. Thanks!

moiselevi
Moise Levi  over 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing, great job ! Got the X-Pro 1 as well, but with the 18mm F2

deveshuba
Devesh Uba  over 5 years ago

Congratulations on your great buy :) The story is great and you have captured the mood really well.
It is important to have the smallest possible camera for street-photography. I am sure this one will help you lots. Best Wishes.

AlessandroSaccardo
Alessandro Saccardo  over 5 years ago

Amazing color and sharpness details. How general setting use it? thanks

Rafael_Garcia
Rafa García (inactive)  over 5 years ago

Really speechless. The quality of the images is superb and crystal clear even with such a big aperture.
That Fuji X-Pro1 is worth every penny.
I am about to get one of theses but will take a lot to take pics with so much spirit as your have.
Congrats!!

evanfelts
Evan Felts  almost 6 years ago

nice pics. don't you just love the x pro 1. i love mine :)

mmkeelan
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M & M Keelan  almost 6 years ago

Great set, lovely work. I've only had mine for 5 days but loving it to bits already. I agree, slowing down and thinking about the shot will make you a better photographer.

Martynas
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Cinematic Photography  almost 6 years ago

Great series! Lovely light and compositions! Fantastic colors from X1.

danielchoo
Daniel Choo  almost 6 years ago

Beautiful~!

raquelchicheri
raquel chicheri  almost 6 years ago

Beautifull PICTURES, Fantástic light,!!

Maribata
Maria Ibarra (inactive)  almost 6 years ago

Very nice work Stephan. Congrats!

Staytruephoto
Gregory Cain Stay☆True Photo  almost 6 years ago

i find this lil thing to be a tricky camera, sticking with my DSLR. You got some great shots!!

pjr99
Philip Rice  almost 6 years ago

Congratulations on your X-Pro1, Stephan; looks like you are really mastering it! This is a great set, I look forward to seeing more of your work!

stephangeyer
Stephan Geyer  almost 6 years ago

Thanks, that’s very kind. Not sure if I’m mastering it yet, but I am a hell of a lot more comfortable with it after this walkabout :)

melvpulayan
Melv Pulayan  almost 6 years ago

Cheers to a great set of street photography!

stephangeyer
Stephan Geyer  almost 6 years ago

Thank you!

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James Burden  almost 6 years ago

GREAT set Steph! did you shoot with the viewfinder or mix it up with the LCD?

stephangeyer
Stephan Geyer  almost 6 years ago

Nope, forced myself to shoot only with the OVF. And I still haven’t received my diopter for it!

jburden
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James Burden  almost 6 years ago

Yeah, the diopter is a gotta have. I hate wearing my glasses when shooting.

AmineBee
Amine Benboubker (inactive)  almost 6 years ago

WOW, just WOW. I loved every single photo, and it's only frickin' JPG. I'm really starting to think about buying it in the next couple of months.

stephangeyer
Stephan Geyer  almost 6 years ago

I can’t wait to see the files from RAW, actually! Dammit, Adobe - hurry up!

manolosavi
manolo sañudo  almost 6 years ago

Really great photos! Looks like you're enjoying your new toy :p

stephangeyer
Stephan Geyer  almost 6 years ago

Thanks, man :) I definitely am!

Mr_Christopher
Christopher Curnutt  almost 6 years ago

Very nice. I'm still saving pennies to buy a Fujifilm X100

stephangeyer
Stephan Geyer  almost 6 years ago

That is a great camera as well, hopefully you’ll be shooting with it in no-time!

Koolpep
Ralf Peppekus  almost 6 years ago

Awesome! I just love the "real" Dubai far away from the Jumeirah end of town, we all far to rarely venture out to. Very well done shots, love this story.

stephangeyer
Stephan Geyer  almost 6 years ago

Thanks a lot. I also much prefer the real Dubai, that’s why I always try to go out for street photography on a Friday, to this kind of neighborhoods.