Dezember 2013

Old X100 – still a good workhorse | Neill Soden

While the X-A1 review and viewpoint from my cousin is just about done and my X-E2 and 24mm in the works, I got my hands on an old X100. I wanted to test it out and compare it to my X100S, as I only came into the Fuji world just after the X100S was released. I found these 4 guys walking on a dirt road, and they were kind enough to let me take the shots. I took only the X100 for this trip to force my self to use it. I had loaded the latest, and from what I have heard, the last firmware version 2.0. I can tell you, the camera is still very impressive. The few things I missed was the Q-button, but I was able to assign the RAW-button to allow me to choose from the 3 custom settings. The biggest issue I had, was the AF-button on the left. First my muscle-memory kept going to the right-side button where it is for the X100S, but over time one starts to adapt and it all started working nicely.  Until I pick up my X100S again, I am confused all over again. During my early tests around the house, OVF was useless at focusing for about 90% of the time, so I had it in EVF permanently. I also found that just about all the images appear a little soft around the eyes, but that said I done very limited testing…..

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Selling the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 | Sergey Sus

I’ve considered selling Xpro-1 camera so many times.. Originally selling my Leica M8 to get the Fujifilm camera and being so happy with it now for over a year and a half! Sure I miss the Leica quality, magic and the glass – not really. This camera has everything going for it including the magic of high ISO, light weight, fantastic glass and all the updates that Fuji has made available making the camera a fine tuned machine. This camera has near perfect jpeg conversion from RAW built in! At the time I only had the Fujifilm 35mm f/1.4 and to this day it is my favorite lens combo! I’ve only recently purchased the Fujifilm XF 18mm f/2 …..

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The Rig: Derek Clark | Jorge Ledesma

My name is Derek Clark and I’m a documentary photographer in Scotland UK, where I live with my wife and our two kids. I’m a member of The Kage Collective, an international group of photographers focused on visual storytelling and documentary work and in 2012 I was awarded UK Professional Photographer Of The Year in the News Category for a photo from a story shot in Italy called Running Into Darkness. Most recently I have been shooting a story on orphanages in the Philippines, which will be forever etched in my memory and work that I would like to continue in some way. I also have a passion for black and white street photography and have a dedicated street blog at When I’m not being a photographer, I’m usually playing tenor saxophone, something I’ve been doing for almost 30 years. I also have a thing for analog and VA synthesizers……

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The Best Views of Paris | Stephen Ip

While in Paris, we visited five places that gave us a bird’s eye view of the city; Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Montparnasse Tower, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Since it was the off season, the only location where we encountered much of a line was at the Eiffel Tower. Instead of waiting in the regular line that would’ve taken us all the way up by elevator, we opted for the shorter line that required us to take the stairs to the second level before catching the elevator. It was quite a trek up to the second level but well worth it, not only to bypass the longer line, but to get a closer look of the tower itself…..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 14mm F2.8

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Full Frame Mirrorless news at Flipboard | Thomas Menk

If you are interest on Full Frame Mirrorless News at Flipboard, please subscribe my new FULL FRAME MIRRORLESS magazine :-) Main themes are: Aspects of Digital Photography focusing on FULL FRAME MIRRORLESS SYLSTEMS like Leica M, Sony A7/A7r and soon Fuji. Stories, reports, reviews and pictures of great photographers from around the world shooting with Full Frame Mirrless Cameras. Flipboard is an app that aggregates news and other content and presents it in a personalized magazine-like format. It is available for iPad, iPhone, Android, NOOK, Kindle Fire and new: Windows 8.1. You can visit for more information on the features and functionality of the Flipboard app.

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New Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras Curation at | Thomas Menk

Visit my new Content Curation about Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras at Starting my curation with Leica M and Sony A7/A7r but I think we will see a lot of new small and affortable products in 2014 (and a first mirrorless full frame camera by Fuji ;) ). Stay curious about it and join my side :-)

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Field Testing the Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens | Luminous-Landscape

It is not for nothing Zeiss is legendary for their lenses. Zeiss lenses are recognized for their outstanding optical and build quality – the Zeiss Touit 12mm lens is no exception either. The lens provided excellent image quality – especially considering its sharpness, contrast and definition of color – in all use-cases during the field test. All in all, it is an impressive lens that will certainly inspire many photographers with a creative heart and mind. I have noticed only minor issues with the lens during the test period: the lack of distance and depth of field scales, the non-differentiable rings might be not important for many of us. However, the lack of scales can be showstoppers for those who wants to „shoot from the hip“ or prefers to operate the camera without switching between the view modes of the EVF. The Zeiss Touit 12mm lens provides a horizontal field of view of almost 90 degree. This angle of view often requires some creativity and getting close to your subject is important to avoid technically interesting pictures with non-interesting content……

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X-Pro 1 and Voigtlander Ultra Wide-Heliar 12mm f5,6 | Nathan Wright

Going really wide wasn’t easy for me. On film I was a 28, 50, and 85 man. But when I began shooting shop interiors, a super wide angle lens became necessary to accompany my favourite 35mm (50 equivalent) lens. And because I tend to run from system to system, I needed something that could be adapted to anything. The 12mm f/5,6 UltraWide Heliar Voigtlander was the logical choice for my work……

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Fuji XF56mm official announcement at CES (beginning January) |
Mirrorless Rumors

The Japanese site Digicameinfo unveils what will be announced by Fuji at the CES show in January:

  • XF56mm F1.2 R
  • FinePix XP70
  • FinePix S1
  • FinePix S9200
  • FinePix S9400W

The new X mount camera will come too but announcement is set for late January (before the CP+ show)…..

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Peaceful Snow Fall | Ken Rowland

It’s been a long time since my last post and I decided I couldn’t finish 2013 without one last post. It’s been a crazy year with starting a new job in May and a relocation from Georgia to northern Virginia. Needless to say there’s been little time for photography and blog posts. Thankfully, in the last two months, the job has settled down and I’m beginning to get out more with the camera and focus (pun intended) on photography. I plan to make photography more a part of my daily life in 2014 and post once a week here on the blog…..

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