Seriously I am blown away by the quality of image from Fujifilm Xpro 2! Well done Fujifilm, love the quality of high ISO much better than CMOS sensor at full 24MP to compare to Nikon. I like Fujifilm JPG better than Adobe horrible RAW rendering. There are already better software out there that works with Fujifilm images. (To me its a huge improvement over Xpro 1).
The sheer simplicity of this lens combined with the fact that it is my favorite focal length makes me even more excited and in awe of this optic. All you need to do is focus and shoot. However, you’ll need to switch your camera to the EVF vs the OVF as there are no electronic contacts at all. In addition, we recommend that if you’re using the Fujifilm X Pro 1 that you get the right diopter for your camera to ensure the absolute and most accurate focusing. I’ve shot many times with this lens thinking that I was in focus when in fact I wasn’t.
In combination with the Fujifilm X Pro 1’s X Trans Sensor, the SLR Magic 23mm f1.7 renders color very similar to film. Part of this has to do with not only Fujifilm’s color profiles but also because of the softer overall look to the lens. With that said though, don’t expect a Color Portra look–go somewhere else for that.
For this camera, Fujifilm has developed a new CMOS sensor called X-TransTM CMOSTM which is able to provide a response similar to that of a sensor "full frame".
The new array (CFA - Color Filter Array) opens the way for an ideal sensor that does not require an optical low-pass filter. This filter is in fact essential for the reduction of false colors and moiré generated by conventional sensors, but at the same time, also degrades the resolution. Fujifilm has developed a new matrix that is inspired by the CFA random arrangement of the grain in the film, eliminating the need for optical low-pass filter to solve the problems of false colors and moiré. In the matrix, RGB pixels are arranged in groups of 6x6 pixels with high aperiodicity (randomness). Increasing the degree of randomness eliminates the root cause of the false color and moiré, a problem that occurs in conventional matrix elements during the filming of rows and other repeating patterns. The presence of a pixel R, G and B in each series of horizontal and vertical pixels minimizes the generation of false colors and provides superior color reproduction themselves.
The use of a matrix inspired by the film has necessitated a more powerful processor to process image data for this FUJIFILM EXR Processor Pro has created this project to optimize the potential of the Trans-X sensor CMOSTM providing high speed and high-precision image processing.