It’s 7am, Monday December 17 and I’m on top of a rooftop in Baltimore looking out into the foggy morning sky. I guess it’s a good time to type out my first entry. Let me start with a brief intro. I was born and raised in Jamaica queens NY. I started learning photography at a very young age. I was in a darkroom by the age of 9 and shooting streets photography when I was 11. My first camera was a Yashica rangefinder. I have been shooting ever since.
I decided to open this blog for two reasons. The first being that I have never opened a photo blog before and thought it was a perfect time to do so and secondly, I have been a long time Leica M shooter and have just been introduced to the Fuji xpro1 recently. I am not one to follow hype. I purchased it, unboxed it and have shot one assignment with it. Before I go any further, this is no way a review. I will let images be my review. The things I complain about in regards to the camera, its just way too light. I like a bit of weight in my camera. The lens is also light. I don’t like the idea of having to move focus points using two fingers. It slows down the process of shooting. Raw mode would be nice if I was a bit more tech savvy I guess I wouldn’t have minded installing the useless software included to view my photos. The autofocus may be a bit slow for some users but I don’t mind bit. Using the focus points is the way to go but it’s just not quick enough to access when shooting candid. Unless you fix your focus point and constantly frame around it. That does not always work! Other than that, image quality outstanding! The 35 1.4 is a beast of a lens. Very similar to the legendary summicrons…did I just say that?!?! I don’t pretend to know the plans of Fuji, but I hope they are considering a full frame version with a one touch toggle for focus points like Nikon or canon. I mean if you add focus points it should be quickly accessed. Ok, enough chatter! I’m going to go out and shoot something. I’ll post up a few images later. Thanks for reading!