The Schindler House – X-Pro 2

ISO 800, f5.6, 1/105

Pretty much since I got the X-Pro 2 I’ve either been working or stuck inside with the flue. Finally I’m about 90% healed and was able to go out again. This time to the Schindler House in West Hollywood.

It’s a small old house / architectural marvel from 1922, kind of reminds me of old houses in Japan, except it’s been somehow converted into an art installation. In other words, there is a teddy bear sitting on the floor that you’re suppose to interact with and of course a tennis shoe sitting on a podium.

 

 

The Schindler House – Fujifilm X-Pro 2

 

ISO 3200, f5.6, 1/80

 

Besides the amazing architecture, it’s small and there really isn’t much else to see except maybe a bunch of art students that are probably forced to go there for their art appreciation classes pretending to be fascinated with the structure. I remember those days.

Anyway, it was fun, and worth the 7 dollars. To think I only work a few miles from here and never even new it existed. That’s one of the cooler things about living Los Angeles, discovering old gems like this.

 

ISO 800, f2, 1/1900

 

On this occasion I brought the Fujifilm X-Pro 2 with the Fujinon 35mm f2 lens. Kind of a perfect combo. I talk about how much I love the X-Pro 2 a bit in my review, but I continue to be blown away how crazy sharp this thing is. And now with the upgraded autofocus, I feel like this camera can do anything.

 

ISO 800, f2, 1/550

The only thing that gets me is I have to keep reminding myself that it’s not full frame. And now I realize, this is it, APS-C really makes the perfect mirrorless system. You get so much more out of it than I think you can with full frame. I say this because you can still get very fast lenses that don’t weight a ton and are half the cost. Sure, they’ll have about a stop difference in depth of field, so then just get an even faster lens and they still don’t weight a ton.

 

ISO 800, f5.6, 1/350

ISO 800, f5.6, 1/80