The X-Pro1 had instant appeal; I had harboured a mild and ongoing interest in photography ever since I owned my first capable camera – the iPhone 4s – but had never been drawn in by the idea of the DSLR touting lifestyle. The X-Pro1 was the answer I hadn’t even realised I was waiting for – the image quality, performance “sex appeal” it offered was all there and everything I suddenly needed. However, a quick price check revealed that my student budget wasn’t letting this happen anytime soon. The article was bookmarked and forgotten. Cue 2014 – a couple of graduations and a few months of employment later – and I have an income, firmware updates have fixed the cameras biggest issues and Fuji are offering the X-Pro1 and their 18mm F2 at a discounted rate along with the offer to claim another lens of your choice free. It all came flooding back; I was sold. I chose the 35mm F1.4. Obviously. One year later and it’s apparent that was one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. It was my starting point as a photographer and my ability has come on leaps and bounds with it as my companion…….