Here’s What I Wish Fujifilm Did With the X-Pro 3 (And Why I Won’t Buy it)

I appreciate the idea of the Fujifilm X-Pro 3, but the company bottled it.

When Fujifilm first announced the X-Pro 3, it completely split the Fuji faithful. Many rejected the design, while others embraced it. That’s because Fujifilm made a rather bold move by hiding the LCD screen. Paying further homage to the analog camera, the X-Pro 3 was meant to be a hybrid between digital and film. The company was on the right path for making the perfect camera for street photography. I just wish it did it with more conviction.

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First Impressions: Fujifilm X100V (This is Probably the Perfect X100)

The Fujifilm X100V is a camera that I’ve been waiting a long time for; and I’m not disappointed.

The Fujifilm X100V is finally the X100 series camera that I’ve always wanted. Is it weather sealed? Fujifilm says that if you put a UV filter on the front, it will be fully sealed. Does it have a rangefinder-style body? Yes. Does it focus quickly? Yes. Is it still small? Yes. Photographers will also love that it has the Classic Negative film simulation. Indeed, there’s a lot to love about the Fujifilm X100V. We got to spend an hour or so with the camera very recently. And with a few firmware updates, this camera will be a no-brainer purchase.

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Review: Fujifilm X Pro 3 (The GOAT of Fujifilm Cameras)

The Fujifilm X Pro 3 will be the best camera for a certain type of photographer while others will gawk at it.

You should think about the Fujifilm X Pro 3 as a tool for a photographer who wants to be present in the moment and doesn’t want to miss a thing that’s happening. I’ve been waiting for the Fujifilm X Pro 3 for a long time; I felt that the X Pro 2 was great but not ideal. When the X Pro 3 was announced, I joined others in reveling at how much of a slap in the face to the industry this camera really is. The hidden LCD screen means the photographer needs to look through the viewfinder or unfurl the LCD screen to shoot. When I walked around NYC with Fujifilm reps, they stated I was the only photographer to not use the LCD screen to shoot at all. And that’s what this is about. The desired effect of this keeping you in the zone while shooting is something the Fujifilm X Pro 3 does very well.

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There Are Cheaper Solutions to Chimping Than the Fujifilm X Pro 3

The Fujifilm X Pro 3 is targeted at those who want to stop chimping. But surely there’s a cheaper solution?

The announcement of the Fujifilm X Pro 3 has plenty of people talking within the street photography community. The decision to hide the LCD screen, and emulate a build that pays homage to an analog camera, is attractive to many. Designed to prevent people from chimping (the act of reviewing each image after it’s been shot), the Fujifilm X Pro 3 comes at a hefty price. Starting at $1,799.95 (and going up to $2699.99) the camera certainly isn’t a cheap fix to a widespread problem. If you don’t have the cash to drop on this camera, check out these more cost-effective methods that will help prevent you from chronic chimping!

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9 Lenses Perfect For Documentary Photography With The Fujifilm X Pro 3

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The Fujifilm X-Pro 3 may just be the perfect camera for Documentarians to tote around, and these lenses will help you get the most out of it.

The just-announced Fujifilm X Pro 3 has warmed the hearts of many photographers due to its beautiful retro styling, it’s innovative rear E-Ink screen, and of course, its tried and true X-Trans Sensor. Previous iterations of this camera have been incredibly popular with street photographers, documentarians and photojournalists. There’s no doubt the Fujifilm X Pro 3 will be as well. Fujifilm has a vast collection of both primes and zooms that will help make this camera a fantastic tool for those who love documentary photography. Here we will take a quick look at the lenses that we would use for this genre of photography. Continue reading…

7 Primes That Will Make The Fujifilm X Pro 3 a Street Photography Gem

The Fujifilm X Pro 3 is just begging to be used out on the streets, and these prime lenses will make it sing.

The Fujifilm X Pro series of cameras have become firm fan favorites of street photographers over the years. The classic Rangefinder styling, solid build quality, and impressive image output make X Pro cameras a fantastic choice. A camera needs great lenses, though, and there are a ton of them available to Fujifilm users. If you plan on using the Fujifilm X-Pro 3 ($1,799.95 at Adorama) for street photography when you get your hands on one, these are the lenses we recommend that you pair up with it. Continue reading…

First Impressions: Fujifilm X Pro 3 (We Did Street Photography with It!)

The Fujifilm X Pro 3 is designed to slow you down and make you a more deliberate photographer, and that’s a good thing.

We first learned of the Fujifilm X Pro 3’s development last month. Yesterday afternoon, we got to spend some brief hands-on time shooting with the camera around New York City. The Fujifilm X Pro 3 incorporates the same 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 APS-C sensor and X-Processor 4 Quad-Core Imaging Engine found within the X-T3 into a rangefinder-style body. The most notable design change from the X Pro 2 is that the rear of the camera now features an always-on-but-not-backlit E-Ink display. This is designed to simulate the film box window found on many analog cameras. There’s still a touch screen LCD if you want it, accessible by flipping the back of the camera down.

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Dear Fujifilm: Your Next Camera Will Need Much Better Battery Life

While Fujifilm does a whole lot right, they need to improve on the battery life of their cameras.

The battery life on a Fujifilm camera is pretty bad, and it’s only now that I’ve realized it. Admittedly, it has been a while since I’ve picked up my Fujifilm cameras. The reason for this is because I’ve been exploring who I am as a creative. The other reason is that I’ve needed to test all this additional gear that’s come out. So when pairing the company’s 16-80mm f4 R WR OIS with my X-H1 and X-T2, I was reminded of a problem. The battery life on Fujifilm cameras is pretty awful. It was great for a long time, and then the firmware and tech demanded more juice. Unless you’ve got a vertical grip on your X series camera, I don’t think the battery life is sufficient at all. In one night, I went through two batteries; that’s unacceptable.

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How The Fujifilm X-Pro 3 Can Become Even More “Pro”

The New Fujifilm X-Pro 3 is slated to launch later this year, but will it be “pro” enough?

One of the most anticipated Fujifilm cameras in 2019 is the X-Pro 3. The X-Pro 2 is one of the most loved cameras in Fujifilm’s current line up, and expectations are high for its successor, but will it be “pro” enough when it finally hits the streets later on this year? Let’s take a quick look at what’s expected, and what we think would absolutely put it over the top and would make it truly a pro camera. Continue reading…

The Next Fujifilm X Series Camera Really Needs Image Stabilization

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Not including in-body image stabilization in the next Fujifilm X series camera could end up being a big misstep.

In-body image stabilization is a feature many photographers look for these days when deciding which camera to buy. Sony has mastered it, Olympus and Panasonic have the technology nailed down, and Pentax uses it in many of their cameras. And while Fujifilm has still been a little IBIS shy, a recent report suggests that the upcoming X-Pro 3 may well include the technology. Join us after the break to read more about some potential X-Pro 3 specs, and why we think the next Fujifilm X Series camera needs to embrace IBIS. Continue reading…

What We Hope Will Be in the Fujifilm X-Pro 3

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The Fujifilm X Pro 2 has developed a cult following, and the expectations for the Fujifilm X-Pro 3 are high.

The Fujifilm X-Pro 2 is used and loved by photographers all over the globe. The Rangefinder style camera with the excellent X-Trans III sensor is loved because of its gorgeous retro looks, ease of use, and the quality of the images it produces. Expectations are high for the Fujifilm X-Pro 3; nothing but the best will please Fujifilm fans. A recent report suggests that the Fujifilm X-Pro 3 could hit store shelves later this year. There’s a lot riding on this release, and below is what we think it will take to win people over. Continue reading…