Two weeks ago, I made the plunge. I paid the deposit and pre-ordered the X-Pro 3. Such a big purchase was not done lightly. As always, I imposed a two-week cooling off period, where I will not think, read or watch anything related to the X-Pro 3 and only revisit that thought after the cooling off period is over. When the cooling off period was over, I still had the strong desire to purchase the camera and had this strong feeling that this is the camera for me. In other words, this was not an impulse buy. I am in the market for a new mirrorless and the Fujifilm X-Pro 3 fits the bill.
I believe the camera will launch on the 28th of November, sometime next week. I should be expecting a call from my local camera shop, informing me that the camera has arrived and is available for collection. I have decided to pair the body with the 23mm f2.0 prime lens, which based on what I have read, is a good prime lens for street photography, my main focus in using the X-Pro 3.
I am very excited to use it once it arrives. I guess getting used to the menu system will take some time. As to what I am going to do with my Olympus OM-D EM5 Mark II camera, I have decided to keep the body and the pancake lens after all. I will be selling the 12-40mm f2.8 PRO lens to partially fund the new camera. The Olympus camera, paired with the pancake lens, is still a fun camera to use and I see myself using it from time to time just for the sake of fun.
Please let us know how you like it. My Dura Black won’t until mid-December. I think the 23mm lens is one of my favorites that I have used with my X-Pro-2. So I imagine you will find the same on the X-Pro 3.
I am loving it so far! I am also using the 23mm lens and I think it looks gorgeous with the X-Pro 3.