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When Harry Met Fuji

I recently took delivery of a nice and shiny Fujifilm X-Pro1 and today I got to really give it a good workout in some very testing conditions. We paid a visit to Warner Brothers Studios in Hertfordshire to see the Making of Harry Potter. Armed with just the 35/1.4 lens and the X-Pro1 I set about capturing some of the fantastic sites on the tour.

Without wanting this blog to become just another of many (and better) reviews out there, I’ll keep things really simple. To say the camera performed well would be an understatement, it was brilliant. A very capable camera, that simply worked in very dark conditions with a mixture of lighting. It didn’t trip it up at all and I can’t wait to put it to work on our next wedding.

As always I have added some of the images from the day and I hope you’ll take the time to comment. All images have had some minor editing. But pretty much what you see below is what you get from the X-Pro1.

PS: If there are any Harry Potter fans reading this that haven’t been on the tour, you really need to book those tickets, it’s fantastic!

  • 31/10/2012 - 20:20

    Stuart Reid - looks like a great purchase Pete! Great images seems the Xpro-1 is brilliant in low light. Must sort out a trip to the Harry Potter World for the kids next year, it looks ace.

  • 31/10/2012 - 20:26

    John Starns - Great stuff Pete, really like this selection of images! J

  • 31/10/2012 - 22:00

    Andy Rapkins - Cracking Pete. Was looking forward to what you’d see and achieve with the camera. It’s a stunning piece of kit and capable of some amazing results. Tough conditions – low light, mixed sources – and looks like you and the camera did a great job.

  • 31/10/2012 - 22:14

    Howard Lucas - You’re not helping either Pete!!

  • 31/10/2012 - 22:18

    greg thurtle - Lovely I know my 2 would love to see this too!

    And the photos aren’t bad either :)

  • 02/11/2012 - 11:06

    Matt Long - Nice work Pete. Did you need to do much post tweeking of white balance or are they mostly SOOC?

  • 02/11/2012 - 13:12

    Pix In Pix - Matt the White Balance was set to auto and the Fuji handled the mixture of lighting really well. All images have had minor tweaks with the exception of the Ice Castle and the Red Lanterns which are SOOC.

    P

  • 05/11/2012 - 11:34

    Andrew Gray - Great comments and pictures longing for X-E1 soon as I save enough to get better low light pictures than my existing HS20EXR

  • 05/11/2012 - 13:05

    Don Infeld - Wonderful images? What lens did you use?

  • 05/11/2012 - 13:07

    Pix In Pix - Thanks for the comment Don, the lens used was the 35mm f1.4

    P

  • 05/11/2012 - 13:12

    hasi - I say old chap, your images are grand! I suppose you could say this new Fuji X-Pro1 camera is …… well, tops.

  • 06/11/2012 - 02:33

    Dreamy - do you have any auto focus when shooting in low light? the photos is it straight from camera or some color tone adjustment in LR?

  • 06/11/2012 - 07:29

    Pix In Pix - Hi Dreamy, the only editing is minor exposure and some straighting and cropping. These were shot in Jpeg so editing limited anyway. I don’t use Lr.

    I have had a few moments where camera wouldn’t focus in low light but I think most cameras would have responded the same in those situations.

    P

  • 06/11/2012 - 07:54

    Dave Wall - Awesome shots …… they do the X-Pro1 proud they really do ! :-)

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