Why I Chose the Mirrorless Fuji X System for Untold LA
I decided early on to go with the new Fuji X-Pro System for shooting all of the Untold LA iPad Book. The video above explains my reasoning - here it is boiled down to a few bullet points:
- Lightweight. Was able to carry the Fuji X-Pro 1 body, two primes and a spare battery in a light windbreaker, no camera bag needed. This was vital as the project necessitated exploring the streets of Los Angeles for hours on end, week after week, during the two-year production process.
- Beautiful Glass: The Fuji 35mm is what sold me initially. When I saw early 'test' shots from this lens I just fell in love.
- Fuji Color: You know what I mean.
- The X-Trans Sensor: I got tired of the same 'Canonikon' look to so many images. Was looking for a new look for this book and decided on the X-trans sensor. Its lack of a AA filter plus unusual non-Bayer sensor pattern gave that new look I was searching for, (though the Foveon was a runner up).
- X-Pro 1 Body: The small body size of the X-Pro not only meant saving my back, it also made me much more approachable as a photographer. I not only shot buildings for this project but people as well. None of the X cameras are menacing - you don't seem like a pro-photographer that's 'taking' an image; it just makes it easier to interact with folks.