I don’t know what made me do it. Really. Perhaps it was the e-mail exchange when I tried to get her to write for us at DearSusan. Maybe it was the disappointment when she turned me down.
Whatever; I read Charlene Winfred’s blog often. I like her quirky style and a couple of mornings ago, found myself reading her early exploits with the Fuji X-Pro1, it’s almost indestructible build quality and outstanding 35mm f1.4 lens.
Idly, I mooched over to Amazon to see how much this photographic workhorse actually cost. That piqued my interest; it must be EoL-d as it’s being sold for less than a third of what I’d anticipated.
On that basis, how wrong could buying one be?
Yeah, I know it’s only 16 mpixels, but then moved on to the Fuji Web site to read some more and quickly discovered an adaptor for Leica M mount lenses and a useful chart showing which adapted lenses work on the X-Pro1, including my much loved Zeiss 25mm Biogon and the Voigtlander 15mm. Add a tick for offering focus peaking and I’m wondering whether I could stretch to the stellar autofocus 35mm f1.4 as well.
I did and rather than ask that nice Mr Amazon to send all this kit to me in Cape Town, I had it delivered to family in London. We’ll be celebrating my upcoming milestone (millstone?) birthday with them shortly and I’ll be able to get to grips with it then.
To quote one Donald Fagen, I’m sizzling like an isotope at the prospect.
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