Fujifilm X-Pro 1 + Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R OIS

After all my bitchy complains about DSLR, I've finally bought myself a mirrorless camera. I just can't explain how much love I have for this camera and I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to whoever came out with this mirrorless thingy.
Before I bought this camera, I've read numerous reviews and I am aware of all the issues with this camera. Being the first interchange-able mirrorless camera from Fujifilm, the X-Pro 1 was not born perfect. It could not even match up with my old alpha 350 in some respects, for instance, the auto-focus speed. This is certainly not a speed monster, it works very differently to a DSLR. I missed quite a lot of shot when I first started using this camera, because I was not very used to the nature of it.  This camera requires you to stop down and compose your shot, somewhat slowly.  As far as I'm concerned, the auto focus speed is the only down side with this camera (I am leaving out the video feature, it is purely just a piece of shit), once you over look that and enjoy what this camera has to offer, it is a beast. To put it into a nutshell,  X-Pro 1 is my x10 on steroid (I bought the x10 to learn about fuji system, and I couldn't get myself out anymore), physically similar but functionality buffed up 10x more.
The noise performance of X-Pro 1 is just outstanding, I had no issue with shooting at iso 6400 throughout the day and the images were still very usable. What X-Tran sensor produces is mesmerizing, the jpeg istaight out of camera is the best that I have ever seen.The hybrid viewfinder is very unique, optical viewfinder has always been favourable, but there's time where I need electronic view finder to compose my shot with more precision, X-Pro 1 offers both: a rangefinder styled optical viewfinder and a very detailed electronic viewfinder, I am well beyond satisfied in this regard.  My favourite aspect of this camera is its size, of course, there are other smaller cameras of its class out there, but this one just feel right in hand, it's perfectly proportioned in my opinion. Another lovely feature is the dedicated shutter speed dial and aperture ring, not only they contributed to the greater success of X-Pro 1's retro look. they are also very handy in times, definitely better than those stupid mode and command dial on DSLR. Not only that, the Q button is another great implementation, it is very straight forward and easy to navigate around, I think Fuji has the easiest custom setting menu ever, easy peasy squeezy. 
Is X-Pro 1 worth its price tag? Considering the current lens line up and Kaizen philosophy that Fujifilm adopts, I would not hesitate to say yes. 

Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R OIS
Never am I a big fan of absolute sharpness and bokeh, however, more is always better than less. This lens is sharp, I nearly got a cut in my iris while browsing back my photos. The bokeh as you can expect from a 2.8, its suffice, not phenomenal. 
The fact that this lens is marketed as a kit lens is extremely misleading, this ain't no shit like plasticky and soft kit lens nonsense from major camera brands. The built quality is what you would expect from XF line up, a sturdy metal construction.



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