by Peter Ellis Published 01/07/2016
1/6 f16 ISO 320 56mm f1.2
The advertising material for the camera tells us that the perfect alignment of the viewfinder to the optical axis of the lens, with its 2.36m dot resolution OLED display produces such a sharp, detailed view of whatever you are shooting that you feel immersed in the action, just like you would shooting with a traditional optical viewfinder. A trip to India with all its colours, chaos, characterful faces and amazing scenery seemed an ideal place to test out these claims.
The first thing I noticed was how light the camera and lenses were - such a great asset when you are travelling. The lenses are so compact you can easily fit them in your pocket when you are shooting. I was also immediately impressed at the speed you can change the lenses with the addition of the Fuji X mount fitting.
1.55 f5.6 ISO 800 56mm f1.2
Because of the compactness of the camera and lenses you can easily move amongst people without them noticing that you are taking pictures. I always find that the less conspicuous you are, the more likely you are to capture that fleeting moment in time, which always produces the best images.
I really wanted to test the camera and lenses out by shooting in difficult lighting conditions to see how it coped. I was amazed at the images it captured. For example the images next page top left was taken at 5.45 a.m., before sunrise, at the incredible busy Delhi train station, with the 56mm 320 ISO the right-hand one at full f1.2 aperture. I think you would agree it did the job superbly.
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