Switching from a film Leica to a Digital Fuji X-Pro 2
by Richard Landberg
Hi! I have been shooting film Leica for some years. Always in black and white. A while ago I wanted to start shooting color, but developing color in Sweden is now really expensive. I Bought a Ricoh GRII, GREAT camera but it was to limited. I missed a 50mm equivalent lens and a real optical viewfinder. I then tried the Leica M9 but I did not like it at all so I went back to shooting black and white with my Leica M5.
Then I saw a youtube video with a young photographer named Dante Sisofo. He was shooting the Fuji X-Pro 2 and the colors in his photos was stunning. I ordered a X-Pro2 and a 35mm f/2 straight away. And wow! The colors from this camera! I shoot raw and then apply the standard/provia color profile in Lightroom and that is it! I Shoot with the optical viewfinder, using the EVF only to check exposure. At first I missed the rangefinder focus that Leica use but now I no longer think about it. For me this is a really great camera. Here are som photos from this summer. Mainly Norway and Italy.