It’s been a while since I take my Fujifilm X-pro 2 out for a walk. I feel bad for neglecting it.
Once again, I am the living example that our desires and lusts for a gear died off once we got hold of it.
Anyway, since I have it, I shall appreciate its goodness and bring it out as much as I can.
As I have been holding those heavy film cameras (especially medium format) and accustomed to the weight, the moment I hold the X-pro 2, it felt so light in comparison.
Also, suddenly I felt liberated to be snapping away without limits! Hahaha!
Don’t worry, I still love film photography.
Here, I present to you my neighbourhood, Dover, in X-pro 2:
For now, I only have a 35mm Fujinon f2 lens (equivalent to 50mm on full frame) which I got it free. For all these black & white photos, I did not edit them. They come straight out from the camera.
I really love the black & white tones by the X-pro 2. That’s why I ‘stole’ the money from my savings to buy it. The images are contrasty and very sharp. This is my type of grey tone aesthetic. I hope to achieve this in my black & white film, too. So far, I think Kodak Tri-X and Tmax can achieve it.
Anyway, I believe any good digital camera can achieve good black & white tones. Even if they can’t, there’s always Lightroom.
Make the camera your slave, not be a slave to your camera.
P/S My photos might not look as sharp depending on your viewing platform and also because I have reduced the file size so my blog doesn’t clog.