Photo Diary

Street portraits with the Fujifilm X-Pro2

In today's post, using the example of a recent shoot I did with Foreign Policy Design Group in Tokyo, I want to show what a fantastic portrait camera the Fujifilm X-Pro2 is.

I have deliberately edited the images in various different ways to show you the versatility of the RAW files. Also, some of these images are JPEGs straight out of the camera, with the in-built film simulations applied. Can you guess which ones are those?

Click on each image to view larger.

I traveled to Tokyo for this shoot with only one body (X-Pro2) and two lenses - the XF18 and XF35. Super light! And they got the job done. In fact, because I am usually a 50mm-shooter (on full frame), I also used mainly the XF35 (which is about 50mm on a full frame camera) this time round.

So really, if you are looking to shoot mainly portraits, all you need is the X-Pro2 and one lens, the XF35. It reminds me a little of my very nostalgic 5DMI + 50mm f1.8 lens combo. Cheap, light, and super effective setup, just the way I like it. As my career evolved, I slowly moved on to the very heavy 5DMIII and equally burdensome 50mm f1.2.

So now that I'm using this new and light Fujifilm setup, I'm a super happy photographer again =)

Hope that this post shows you a little of what the Fuji X-Pro2 is capable of as a portrait camera. Now go forth and make pictures!

Rebecca TohComment