David Alan Harvey does it again...
Old 01-16-2016   #1
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David Alan Harvey does it again...

He's been using an X-Pro 2 for several weeks now, while shooting in Puerto Rico (a loose addendum to "Divided Soul").

DAH in PR with X-Pro 2
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Old 01-16-2016   #2
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Thanks for posting David!
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Old 01-16-2016   #3
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ugh gross crass commercial sentimental....

now here is some really gripping work from PR

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/0...c-crisis/?_r=0
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I wasn't offended... he's gotta get paid.
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Old 01-16-2016   #5
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Every single thing he said in that applies just as much to my FE2 or M2 as it does an X-Pro2. Gotta love his work though. I guess being in Magnum doesn't automatically make you a millionaire.
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ugh gross crass commercial sentimental....

now here is some really gripping work from PR

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/0...c-crisis/?_r=0
+1, I have no words for this.
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Old 01-16-2016   #7
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Well, he did say he feels lucky everyday
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Old 01-16-2016   #8
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A working photographer got paid for an endorsement. Sounds good to me.
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I`m afraid that I was underwhelmed as well
I pleased that he got paid and pleased he feels lucky ...but what about the camera ?
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It seems DAH has been shooting Fuji for a while, now. He's used the X100, X-T1, X-T10, and now the X-Pro 2. He's been featured in advertising videos, as well as documentary films, shooting with these cameras.

Is it possible that he likes them? Maybe Fuji saw that opportunity.

In this media-drenched age, if Bresson were alive and shooting, might Leica approach him about advertising?

I guess my point about posting the video is that David Alan Harvey was a Leica shooter--both film and digital--and now he seems to be shooting Fuji. I thought that was interesting, considering that there is so much debate about both on this board. So a working photographer has found new equipment that matches his style for "unobtrusive" while leveraging technology into his workflow.
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Hopefully he discovered Fuji on is own and switch based on his needs, and not that Fuji in essence paid him to switch..
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It's just a commercial...
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Its easy to be cynical about such videos. A 71 year old man photographing skateboarders and bikini clad young girls in a sex tourist destination, but that is getting away from the video's message, which is that fuji xpro2 is used by photographers who are progressive and young-at-heart.
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My guess is he wouldn't take the job unless he liked the system, but only he'll be able to answer that. It's a shame there are no images from the project, he obviously wouldn't use any of the shots from this choreographed promotion.
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Old 01-17-2016   #15
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Well, Bresson had no need whatsoever for additional income.

But Winogrand could have been a different story.
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My guess is he wouldn't take the job unless he liked the system, but only he'll be able to answer that. It's a shame there are no images from the project, he obviously wouldn't use any of the shots from this choreographed promotion.
He had a few on his instagram while in PR;

https://www.instagram.com/p/__tEt-g1...avidalanharvey

https://www.instagram.com/p/_9Hg6kg1...avidalanharvey

https://www.instagram.com/p/-o8l05g1...avidalanharvey
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Uh-oh. The way they are going, someday Fuji really will become the new Leica.

I am tempted by the X-Pro 2, but I think I will wait for the tech to trickle down into the smaller XE body. Would make a great companion to my Fuji S5 Pro, and the Type 262 I plan to buy in the middle of this year.

Is this Fuji a rangefinder, though? David Alan Harvey's son calls it such. Is the optical viewfinder linked to a real rangefinder? Or is it like the other Fujis -- just rangefinder styled?
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I liked it a lot. I spent two summers in San Juan in my youth ('65, '69) and this video depicts Puerto Rico as I knew it quite well. Of course there was no skateboarding back then...
Thanks for posting, David.
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Uh-oh. The way they are going, someday Fuji really will become the new Leica.
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I am tempted by the X-Pro 2, but I think I will wait for the tech to trickle down into the smaller XE body. Would make a great companion to my Fuji S5 Pro, and the Type 262 I plan to buy in the middle of this year. .
Good plan! The only downside is not having an OVF.

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Is this Fuji a rangefinder, though?
Of course it is not a rangefinder camera. It is a virtual rangefinder camera. The OVF simulates how one would use a mechanical RF camera.

I have not looked through the X-Pro 2 OVF, but both my X-T1 and X100T suffer from a very low contrast, faint spit-screen display. However other modes/aids to manually operate the AF in MF mode (including just turning the focus-by-wire lens collar) are effective and practical.
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Of course it is not a rangefinder camera. It is a virtual rangefinder camera. The OVF simulates how one would use a mechanical RF camera.
That's a shame. Due to all the hype in the blogs and websites, I thought this time Fuji went with a real rangefinder with the X-Pro 2.

I tried an X-Pro 1 when it first came out and I was not impressed -- I bought a used M8 instead. I wanted a more portable body (lighter, smaller) for travel so I tried an X100, X100s and I was still not impressed. Funnily enough, I preferred the X10's viewfinder - for some reason it didn't get in my way as much as the X100's.

The XT-1 came close, I liked the body much better than the Sony A7 series, and the viewfinder had improved but was still a letdown. Since I wasn't impressed by / comfortable with either the optical or hybrid Fuji VFs, I thought I might as well go full EVF once the tech got as good as the Leica Q's. A 24MP XE3 might just be interesting enough.
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Unfortunately people are now using the term "digital rangefinder". The context is the finder display operates as a virtual RF.

This is completely misleading as just about everyone would reasonably assume a digital rangefinder has a mechanical, optical RF and digital media (i.e. a sensor assembly instead of film).

On the other hand, I will speculate a significant number of Fujifim's customers are unaware mechanical, optical RF exist. Only one niche brand still offers these on new cameras.
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I have no problem with this, just because you're Magnum doesn't mean you're rich or don't have bills to pay. More importantly, he's honest, if you follow his IG he's been using the Fuji system for a while and he seems to like it

Besides, come on guys, the man makes his own choices, so what if he endorsed a product ?
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What is a little more off-putting about the video is that it looks like this camera makes the entire universe slow down around you. Shades of Burgess Meredith in the Twilight Zone.

But seriously - no post on the Instagram shots to make faces a little more apparent?

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Shocking! Someone making a living. How gross!
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Old 04-25-2016   #25
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He's been using the Fujis for quite a while now, I absolutely don't have a problem with him having a relationship with Fuji.

How many of us would love to have that kind of relationship with a brand who's products we use, I know I certainly would!
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i bet the video wasn't shot on a fuji
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A Pro using APSC... my goodness!
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Its easy to be cynical about such videos. A 71 year old man photographing skateboarders and bikini clad young girls in a sex tourist destination, but that is getting away from the video's message, which is that fuji xpro2 is used by photographers who are progressive and young-at-heart.
Oh..... were there bikini clad young girls in the video?
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i bet the video wasn't shot on a fuji
Shot on a Sony A7s II.

I was a bit disappointed that it didn't include any of DAH's finished shots, we saw the taking, but not the photos.
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...... How many of us would love to have that kind of relationship with a brand who's products we use, I know I certainly would!
Forget the product relationship. I would rather have his talent and have to buy my own cameras any day.
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no issues with this -- -certainly more genuine than the manufactured relationship between tvo and leica...
David is doing some cool stuff
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Forget the product relationship. I would rather have his talent and have to buy my own cameras any day.

Don't sell yourself short Bob, your work rocks.
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Wait, commercials aren't reality? Who would have thunk that!
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