Metric at the Great American Music Hall. Need I say more? My x100 was actually taken from me during the show. They said it was “too professional looking.” So I whipped out the XPRO-1 to take some shots of Emily and crew, and somehow I got away with that. Hmph!

Metric rocks!


All Images: Fuji XPRO-1 + 35mm f/1.4 XF R and 18mm f/2 XF R

26 thoughts on “Metric

  1. You did get your x100 back, right? It’s funny they took that over your XPRO-1. Other than that, these photographs are amazing! I love the colors. I want an XPRO-1 now…

  2. these photos look great. i think its so funny that they took the one, and you even had the other, and probably ended up with better pictures on the 2nd because these are great. there was NO stopping you, which i can relate to since i’ve been threatened at shows also…good for you! you are our hero!

  3. I’m still on a high from that ridiculously amazing inspiring show!!! Emily was smokin hot and the band had incredible energy. These pictures are SOOO clear and gorgeous! I can’t believe you got detail like that considering the light was so low!

  4. Those are great, Jonathan! Are they in-camera from the X-Pro 1? And yes, please tell us the X100 got returned to you safe and sound!

    (I’ve got an X100 now, and partial credit/blame goes to you and all your photo posts, as well as reviews like Zack Arias’ – it’s such an amazing camera, and like you I’ve been amazed at the quality of its in-camera processing.)

  5. lol I guess X100 does have that unique look πŸ˜›

    The photos are great and I am sure you had easier time taking photos with xpro 1 πŸ˜‰

    1. I told the security guy it was a point and shoot, and he totally didn’t believe me. I guess I don’t blame him. Maybe I should bring something goofy looking like a Pentax K-01 to the next event at this venue πŸ˜‰

  6. Great concert photos! Love the colors. You must have been close too. Seems like you’re up there performing with them. If you didn’t say that your x100 got taken away, I would have thought you were there to shoot for them.

    1. Thanks! The main reason for my choice is that I knew I’d be dealing with a pretty dark venue, and I prefer the XPRO’s electronic viewfinder in this sort of situation because it helps me see in the dark better than I would with the M9. The EVF also lets me preview the exposure and film simulation mode selected on the XPRO, which is helpful when lighting is changing rapidly at a concert. In general, the XPRO and X100 are my go-to choices for covering live music.

  7. Pretty awesome pics, just echoing other’s comments as well. Considering the clarity and complete noiseless quality of your images, at what ISO and exposure settings did you have the camera on? Thanks boss, keep up the great work!

    1. Thanks for the comment! I was in aperture priority the entire time, and shot between ISO 200 and 640. Shooting wide open and underexposing between 1 and 2 stops in response to the extreme lighting at the venue helped me keep the ISOs relatively low.

    1. Unfortunately I didn’t have a media pass. I did ask if photography was permissible, however, and was told that I was allowed to take photos. Apparently, however, you couldn’t use a “professional” camera, and ultimately I had to respect the venue’s definition of “professional.”

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