For some time now I have been trying to incorporate a lighter camera into my gear. After some thought, I decided to try a Fujifilm X-Pro1.

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Fujifilm X-Pro1 + Canon 50mm f1.4 LTM with Kipon XF adapter

There seems to be as many positive posts as negative ones concerning the usage and purpose of the X-Pro1. Personally, I didn’t find the AF to be slower, nor did I have any problems with focus accuracy. Clean high ISO, light weight and an excellent Fujinon 35mm f1.4 lens, in my view, make this camera a very capable photographic tool.

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Fujifilm X-Pro1 + Fujinon XF 35mm f1.4 with Canon 250D close-up lens

During my trials with this camera, I came across a few useful accessories I think other XP1 users may take an interest in.

Eyepiece

I lost the original eyepiece on the second day after receiving my XP1. It wasn’t screwed in properly and fell off when I was walking with the camera hanging on my neck. Thanks to some friendly advice from a member on Fuji X-Forum, I tried the eyepiece from my Nikon FM2/T and it worked great. Surprisingly, I found the original Fuji eyepiece a few days later on a sidewalk near my house, but decided to keep and use the Nikon one, since (due to a different coating?) it didn’t collect as much oil from eyelashes and stayed cleaner.

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Nikon Eyepiece for Nikon FM3A/FM2/FA/FE2 and… X-Pro1 at Amazon.com


Those who need a diopter correction eyepiece for their X-Pro1 cameras ought to try the diopters made for the Nikon FM series since they are easily obtainable both new and used.

Hoods

If you need a substitute hood for your Fujinon 35mm f1.4 or Fujinon 18mm f2 lens, there are quite a few cheap but good 52mm screw-in, vented hoods. Some of them have a filter thread and allow mounting filters inside the hood. The vented hoods work well with Fujinon XF lenses giving your camera a slightly different look.
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Macro (kind of)

If you don’t have the Fujinon XF 60mm f2.4 Macro lens, or just want to keep things compact, the Canon 250D close up lens mounted on your Fujinon 35mm f1.4 in macro mode will let you get 8 cm closer to your subject. Not a real macro solution, but an interesting accessory.

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Fujifilm X-Pro1 + Fujinon XF 35mm f1.4 with Canon 250D close-up lens

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Canon 52mm 250D close-up lens

Here is a picture taken with a Fujinon 35mm f1.4 in macro focusing mode at minimum focus diastance of 28 cm.

The minimum focus distance is measured from the focal plane mark on the body.

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And here is a Canon 250D close-up lens screwed on the Fujinon 35mm f1.4 at minimum focus distance of 20 cm.

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Adapters

I used Leica M and Nikon F to XF adapters made by Kipon. Both performed without problems and although it is fun to use legacy lenses on the XP1, I don’t think I would be using them for anything else other than the occasional landscape or portrait.
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Fujifilm X-Pro1 + Summilux 50mm f1.4 E43

The Fujinon lenses are really much better fit for this camera, almost as if they were made for it ; )

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