I decided that I liked the colors in the previous evening pictures and decided to extend my exploring using the 23mm F2 lens with the X-Pro3 and Classic Neg film simulation with no additional personal processing of the file. I took this image to see how close I could autofocus at F2.
I am not feeling great today so I might do some more checking around the house. I have often seen people taking similar pictures of their watch to check close focusing, sharpness, etc. but since I no longer have a watch I made this version.
I would like to compare this lens and image to one made with the Fuji X100V, but I replaced my previous X100V with the X-Pro3 to have a more versatile system. Now, in hindsight, I think I should have just kept the X100V and only made images with it. It would have been simpler, lighter, and cheaper. I also miss the X100V LCD.
I’ll use the 23mm lens for awhile and consider dropping back to only a X100V for a one and only camera whenever they become more available. I am finding that I could probably manage with just an effective 35mm lens since my travel photography and Homewood photography effectively died with the beginning of Covid and the passing of a new PA law relative to photographing seniors living in care facilities. The decrease of wildlife on Homewood also removed my need for longer zoom lenses.