WHEN FU­JI­FILM AUS­TRALIA told us that the X70 high-end com­pact – last year’s Fu­ji­film Show­case grand prize – was be­ing dis­con­tin­ued, we asked what might be a suit­able re­place­ment for this year.

“Well,” they said, “Do you think some­body might like to win an X-Pro2?”

Af­ter we’d picked our­selves up off the floor, they added. “And how about we fit it with the muchac­claimed XF 35mm f1.4 prime lens?”

Yes, Fu­ji­film Show­casers, this year’s grand prize is an X-Pro2, one of the finest mir­ror­less cam­eras you can buy right now… ex­cept if you win this year’s comp, you won’t have to, will you?

There’s just two rounds left (so those of you who have al­ready won a round this year are sit­ting pretty) so get those cre­ative juices go­ing and send in your en­tries… re­mem­ber that you can en­ter as many times as you like too.

The X-Pro2 com­bines clas­sic rangefinder styling with all Fu­ji­film’s lat­est imag­ing tech, in­clud­ing a 24.3 mil­lion (ef­fec­tive) pix­els ‘X-Trans CMOS III’ sen­sor, the pow­er­ful ‘ X Pro­ces­sor Pro’ and the bril­liant ‘Ad­vanced Hy­brid Multi Viewfinder’ which gives you the best of the op­ti­cal and elec­tronic viewfind­ers.

Fur­ther­more, the X-Pro2 has an all-metal weath­er­proofed bodyshell with a clas­si­cal dial-based con­trol lay­out. It can shoot at up to 8.0 fps and of­fers Fu­ji­film’s lat­est ‘Film Sim­u­la­tion’ pre­sets – ACROS for fine-grained B&Ws and Clas­sic Chrome for richer colours. The XF 35mm f1.4 lens fea­tures as­pheric and ED el­e­ments and is equiv­a­lent to a 53mm in the 35mm for­mat… the per­fect stan­dard lens.

When we re­viewed the X-Pro2 in the May/June 2016 we con­cluded, “Fu­ji­film has come up with a cam­era that’s big on both char­ac­ter and ca­pa­bil­i­ties, and which is very hard to fault as an over­all pack­age. If you like cam­eras as much for what they are as what they can do, the X-Pro2 is as good as it gets”.

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