Switching From Canon to Fuji X-Pro 1 Explains Mirrorless Switch
While the Fuji X-Pro 1 isn’t the most modern of the Fuji mirrorless camera line, this article from the blog Concrete Shadows about switching from Canon to Fuji is a great read for anyone looking to switch from SLR cameras to mirrorless systems, and reflects the experiences of everyone I know that has gone from SLR cameras to compact and powerful mirrorless tools.
A couple months ago, I traded most of my Canon DSLR bodies and lenses for the Fuji X-Pro 1 and also the X100S. You might be thinking, boy that was dumb but it was the best move I’ve made in a long time. I shot with the Canon 5D MkII and 7D for several years and I had a nice selection of L series lenses. I was just getting tired of hauling all that equipment around when I went out to shoot. I read review after review of both of the Fuji cameras and knew that I had to have both of them! I bought the Fuji 35mm f1.4 lens and also the Fuji 60mm macro to go with the X-Pro 1. The 35mm lens is one of the sharpest lenses I have ever shot with. It’s right up there with my Leica 35mm f2.0 Summicron which I use on the Leica M6 TTL. The best part is the Fuji lens is about two thirds less in price or more.
One of the things the author, Glori Berkel was most surprised by was the sharpness of the images from the lens, something that anyone that has used the high-quality Fujinon glass has experienced. A great gallery of images are available on Berkel’s portfolio.
The conclusion sums it up best “Am I sorry that I got rid of my DSLR’s? Not in the least. I love this camera and it is just so darn comfortable to carry around, plus it just looks kick ass cool.”
In more recent blog posts Berkel has embraced the Fuji X-T1 as their favorite camera.