EYES ON THE PRIZE!
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”.