By ndroo • Apr 26th, 2012 • Category: Digital stuffs
After the infrared test … next comes something more fun (to me) … shooting on the streets with the X-Pro1. I have only the 35mm lens with me and thus it will be a little bit more challenging for me as I usually prefer wide angles for streetshooting.
I switched the camera to the black & white (with red filter) film simulation mode and took some test shots while we were making a dash to a late lunch. Dialed -1 on the exposure compensation and fired away …
The very silent shutter makes street shooting pretty easy (and safe!). These were all shot in f5.6 … if I remember correctly … ISO800. Ran them thru Photoshop to give them more contrast but I’ll try post some original out of camera black & white tomorrow.
I tend to compare the X-Pro1 with my X-100 … especially for street shooting. Somehow I prefer the lighter and smaller X-100 for such photography. Well … that’s just my opinion.
Wanting to give the X-Pro1 some test run has caused me to neglect the other 2 cameras I have with me. One is the K-01 paired with the Lensbaby (I did take some shots with it though) and a Diana F+ which ermm … I think I exposed 5 shots so far.
Anyway … back to the X-Pro1 … the auto focusing seems pretty good now after the firmware update. All the lens chattering problem is gone and focusing seems smooth enough (for me).
While my LC-A+ gently weeps in my bag … unloaded … I will find some time and mood to burn a couple of rolls on it … maybe tomorrow or the day after. What? Did someone say street photography is best done on film?
That’s all for another rush entry. Gotta go get some rest before heading out to stuff my face again.