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22 with the X-Pro2 by Stephan Geyer

Let me first tell you that I have a backlog of photos to process and post that makes me fear opening Lightroom. Partially do to laziness and partially due to the fact that I seem to have fallen into a rut. Not the first time this happens.

The reason of this post is that photography has been rekindled for me in the same way as it often does - new kit! I was lucky enough to be given a Pre Production X-Pro2 from Fujifilm Middle East as a member of their X-Photographer programme.

I will say that this is not a review, because it isn't. What this is is 22 photos with my first proper outing with the X-Pro 2. All of these shot were taken in JPEG and have had very minor adjustments in Lightroom.

Surprisingly (to me, mostly) all these photos were taken in colour using the Classic Chrome profile. Having had my X-Pro1 and X100S set to BW/JPEG for almost 2 years, I expected to revel in the new Acros simulation, and whilst I absolutely loved the Acros+R, my first proper go at the CC left me in awe. Maybe the next post? Hopefully sooner than a year and a half from now?

Hope you like the images and don't hesitate to drop me a line or comment below!

The streets of Thamel, Kathmandu. by Stephan

I've been very lazy/slow in processing photos from my trips, but I have decided it is time to get back to the basics.

Early April this year, I decided to embark in one of my mountaineering trips, this time to climb Island Peak (6180m) in Nepal. I will be posting photos from the trek and from the summit push in the coming week, but in the meantime, I am posting some of my personal favourite shots of the streets of Thamel, the iconic neighbourhood of Kathmandu.

All the photos were taken with my X-Pro1 and either my 35/1.4 or my 18/2.0 Fujinon lenses. The last time I went mountaineering, I took my 5D and 35L lenses - what a difference it makes, not to the extra weight of a DSLR!

Anyway, enough of this and on to the photos. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did taking them.

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