Show Us Your Big Thing, Honey
How Dare You! I'm not that sort of a blog!
Well, actually you are - because I was talking about the largest of the Fuji mirror-less cameras - the Fuji X-Pro 1. The people at Camera Electronic have a special going on them right now - you can get a body for $ 998 or a body and lens kit at $ 1498. It is likely to be the best Fuji bargain you will get for a long time.
And it is the sort of bargain that develops into a real love affair. I'll make no apologies - I'm the Fuji fan here in the place - I own two of their cameras and am sorely tempted to make it three...this camera is the foundation of the interchangeable X-mount lens series and from the looks of the "lens roadmap" that they issue, the next few years are going to see a truly professional range of glass.
Please forgive me for using the term "professional" as if it made the lenses better. "Professional" means that somebody professes something, and ALL the manufacturers do that. It is called advertising...Take professional as meaning that a working photographer could use the Fuji X lenses to do reportage, weddings, portraits, or sports and get paid, yelled, or shot at as the occasion demanded. And with good contrast and resolution.
The X-Pro1 is has a viewfinder with optic and electronic presentation and is well adapted to all their X-mount lenses. There is also an adapter to allow Leica M-mount users to put their lenses on the camera. Gotta lotta Leica lenses? Wanta top quality body to start shooting digital? Fuji X-Pro1 for under a grand!
See. It IS that sort of a blog. Sexy.