Photos May 2016

May was a month full of snapshots and test shots.
A friend of mine lent me his Fujifilm X-Pro2 for testing. I was going to go to the south-west of France for a few weeks and despite wanting a X-T2, I couldn't get the X-Pro2 out of my head. After a week of putting it through its paces, it turned out to be a love at second sight situation. I bought the camera shortly after and it's been my (daily) photography companion ever since.


One of the things I really love about Fujifilm cameras are the film simulations — which is a fancy way of saying it has filters, just like Instagram :)
The X-Pro2 added the black & white Acros film simulation and it was one of the things I was most curious about when I was testing the X-Pro2.


Mika, our smaller dog, was a very patient test subject, at least when she was comfortably lying on the couch (below) or in the bean bag chair (above).

DSCF0119 (Acros-G)

The way Acros handles shadows and noisier sections of an image really is something. Of course, I did shoot a couple of pictures in colour, too.

DSCF0198 (Velvia, Schatten +1)



The photo above is another one of those shots that just hammers home why the XF23mmF1.4 R is my favourite lens. It makes taking pictures like this effortless and fun.


Alex Hoffmann @mangochutney