A quick visit to Howth Pier gave me an opportunity to try out my Fujifilm X Pro 1 at night time. The image above was taken at Howth when I photographed these fishermen landing their catch. It was taken at 22.40 using only the available light from the fishing trawler and the lighting on the quayside.
I used a surprisingly low ISO setting, just 640, with my 35mm lens wide open at f1.4. The 35mm Fujinon lens is a remarkable piece of glass, all the Fuji prime lenses are very fast! Shooting at 1/60 second the camera was handheld. You cannot really judge the quality from the above photograph which is just 700pixels wide, so below I have selected a 100% crop from the above image so as you can judge for yourself.
Even at 100% resolution the image is quite smooth with minimal digital noise, I have not used the sharpening tool in preparing these images, even the exposure and contrast settings have been left untouched.
What is there not to like about the X Pro 1? It is providing a serious challenge to my Nikon gear; anyone what to buy a camera?