Fujifilm X-Pro2 with Voigtlander Nokton 35mm F/1.4

Fujifilm became very strong mirrorless camera player over the years. I believe this is because Fujifilm is not attached to full frame gears, instead they focused on the various film simulations.

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Fujifilm X-Pro2 with Voigtlander Nokton 35mm F/1.4 Leica M mount

Before I started using Leica camera, X-Pro2 was my favorite devices. It produces awesome results. Easy of use, fast AF and beautiful film simulations are the benefits of X-Pro2. Also it supports Leica M mount, since I always wanted to use Leica, this was a highly valuable decision making point for me.

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Classic Chrome film simulation produces a little tone down color but very cool.

Now I mainly use Leica M and Leica Q, but occasionally I use X-Pro2 only because of a classic Chrome film simulation. It makes a little tone down color but somehow it feels very cool. When I increase vibrancy through Lightroom, it gets even cooler.

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Voigtlander Nokton 35mm F/1.4

People say that Voigtlander lens is for hungry Leica users. I can agree to this. Compared with Leica lens, somethings are missing but it still is a great lens. I can easy to make flare and ghost effects as the optical characteristics of Voigtlander is not as good as Leica Summicron or Summilux but if you intend to make those effects, it’s great!

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Awesome dynamic range

Usually you wouldn’t need to work with Raw image file, as JPG file also has a great post-processing flexibility. X-Pro2 has a great dynamic range, so you could easily capture both a dark side as well as a bright side.

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Due to an electronic shutter, you don’t need ND filter with a wide open aperture.

When you have a bright lens, during a daylight time, you would probably need a ND filter. But this distorts a color and inconvenient to carry. But with Fujifilm X-Pro2, you can shoot F/1.4 wide open aperture during daylight time thanks to the electronics shutter.

I don’t use X-Pro2 as often as before, but I still like this gear. If you plan to use Leica someday but not today, X-Pro2 might be your good companion.

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