Project 2012 | Week 34 (Perhentian trip with X-pro1 Firmware 2.0 testing)

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Malay) lies in the northern east coast of Western Malaysia. The photos this week are taken while I was on vacation there. I brought my X-pro1 with my 35mm F1.4 loaded with firmware 2.0 for some testing at the same time.

The improvements tested mainly are:

1. Auto focusing speed has become much faster under a various shooting condition such as dark scenes, bright scenes and so on.

2. The camera is generally more responsive with  faster reaction time.

Low light focus improvement - Station signboard in near darkness.
Low light improvement – Station signboard in near darkness.
The X-pro1 AF locking on through the train’s glass with little issue.
Responsive Operation
Responsive Operation – Cat under a Van.
The improved responsiveness allows me to compose using the LCD and change the focal point to the right to capture this image.
Father and Son
Father and Son
Well, not really a firmware 2.0 improvement, but X-pro1, being a smaller camera, is less intimidating.
Auto focus improvements - Jumping Monkey
Auto focus improvements – Jumping Monkey
The auto focus improvements, coupled with the OVF which allows me to see when the monkey is about to jump outside of the frame, help nailed this shot.
Auto focus improvement - Jumping Monkey towards me
Auto focus improvement – Jumping Monkey towards me
No OVF advantage this time round, with the monkey jumping towards me, but the auto focus is sufficient.
Low light focus improvement - Blue LED lighting up a coconut tree
Low light improvement
Blue LED lighting up a coconut tree, no issues with locking on focus.
Low light focusing - Fire sparks
Low light focusing – Fire sparks
Auto focus improvement  - Chicks feeding
Auto focus improvement – Chicks feeding
Clear water of Perhentian
Clear water of Perhentian
Low light focusing - Couples lite by candle and ambient light
Low light focusing
Couples lite by candle and ambient light.
Low light focus improvement - Cattles grazing at Railway track
Low light focus improvement – Cattles grazing at Railway track
This is near total darkness, with aperture at F1.4, ISO at 6400, 1/125. The X-Trans CMOS sensor low light ability is once again, amazing.
Focusing in Bright conditions - Rays of light at Mountain side
Focusing in Bright conditions
Rays of light at Mountain side
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