Fujifilm X-Pro 2 | Beautiful Imperfections

The Fujifilm X-Pro 2 as of late, has been my favorite camera to use for incidental photography. I kind of just leave it around so it’s very accessible, near the front door or wherever and grab it whenever I go outside. Aside from my X100F, it’s become my grab it and go camera with the advantage of swapping lenses depending on the mood I’m in.

The thing about doing this is that I sometimes go weeks without downloading the files from my cards. But the cool thing about that is I’m then left with some nice surprises or shots that I don’t remember taking and it often gives me a non objective view of what I’ve shot.



X-Pro 2 | Beautiful Imperfections

Lately, I’ve been shooting a lot with those old Helios lenses. The 44M, 44M-2 and 44M-4 on the X-Pro 2 to get some pretty crazy looks. They are lenses I’ve really come to love for all their beautiful imperfections.

These oddments are all shot with various Helios lenses on the X-Pro 2, unfortunately I have no way of knowing what’s what, except the 44M-2 does have a bit more swirlies going on.

This post is also mostly of my daughter, since she is the main motivator of getting me outside. 

Except for the above shots, a lot of these are also colored with the RNI film simulators using Kodachrome. It’s a look I’ve come to really love and find myself using more and more. The above shots are also most likely taken on the Helios 44M-2 because of the swirling bokeh.

Hopefully my last few posts have been making sense. I’ve been working a lot lately which wreaks havoc on my dyslexia.  I don’t know how a lot of the non-fulltime blogger / photographers out there manage to do such awesome posts regularly while still have compelling writing. It’s a lot harder than it looks and I have so much respect for these guys doing it. LaRoque, Rask, and Arias to name a few. – The neighbors car alarm that goes off every 10 minutes isn’t helping either.


  • April 26, 2017, 6:46 pm  Reply

    that has a wonderful timeless look.

  • April 28, 2017, 11:21 am  Reply

    Thanks George!

  • September 4, 2017, 3:38 pm  Reply

    Beautiful photos, I love the fuji colors and the Helios, this combination brings a quasi film picture.

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