I am a photojournalist and wedding photographer. I love to take pictures of weddings in a photojournalistic way. And that’s where the X-Pro3 helps a lot: The X-Pro3 is light and small and noiseless. I don’t want to ruin situations because I am there as a photographer (I do not want to destroy or influence conditions by my presence). This camera helps me to be as invisible as possible. And not to forget: it has excellent image quality, dynamic range, and ISO performance. These are the essential functions that a camera has to handle that satisfies my needs.
To be honest: when I first saw the little LCD on the back – I thought: What’s that for? But now, using the camera for a month or so, I wouldn’t like to miss this screen. I do not need to switch the camera on to see how many pictures I can take and if I have to change the battery. That helps a lot and saves time.
Before the X-Pro3, I used the X-T3 and X-Pro2 for weddings and photojournalism. I love how the X-Pro2 looks, and it just feels good in my hands and is fun. But I also took the X-T3, which is a very good camera – no doubt. For me, the X-Pro series works better. But I took the X-T3 for the tilt screen and the better sensor. Now the X-Pro3 has a tilt LCD as well. For low angel shoots or if I do portraits of people who do not feel safe while I shoot, this screen helps me out.
I shoot weddings because it’s incredibly fun. As a wedding photographer, I am the most personal service provider. I am in situations directly with my bridal couple, in which perhaps the maximum of the maid of honor or best man or parents are present. I am present when the zipper of the dress tears when putting on, when the groom first sees his bride on that day and when the bride puts a flower from her bridal bouquet on the grave of her deceased father after the wedding ceremony. I want to capture situations with my camera as they are, without intervening or changing anything through my presence. The improved electronic viewfinder helps me a lot: I see directly what my picture looks like, I am able to compose the pictures better and do not need to look on the screen constantly to make sure that everything is properly exposed and looks like I imagined it. I see through the viewfinder exactly what the picture looks like. As a result, I’m more with my couples, can better respond to them, without having to deal with the camera technology.
The X-Pro3 has become a perfect companion for me. It combines everything I need for my work into one body. Like excellent picture quality, complete silence, through the titanium case durable, fast and there when I need it without any technical issues. It feels right in my hands and is the renewal of my eyes.
The Fujifilm system just makes my photography more fun – more than it would be the case with all other camera manufacturers.