Januar 2014

Using Fuji X Lenses vs Canon Full Frame Lenses | Andrew van Beek

A lot of people (as in photographers that I know) have been talking about replacing or augmenting their current DSLR systems with mirrorless systems. The benefits are hard to ignore (See: Comparing the Fuji X-E2 and the Canon 5D Mark III) as mirrorless systems are less expensive and lighter and smaller. There are always trade offs of course and the mirrorless systems are often more awkward to use quickly and difficult for those with larger hands. For me personally, the portability side of mirrorless systems more than makes up for the downsides. But what about lenses? How do focal lengths differ between the systems?  This isn’t so much a mirrorless vs DSLR debate as much as a cropped vs full frame sensor. While there is one full frame mirrorless system (The Sony A7 and A7R), it currently lacks options for native lenses and costs more than double than the more popular cropped mirrorless models (Olympus OM-D E-M1, and Fuji X-E2 and just announced Fuji X-T1)……..

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Fuji XP1 & 18mm on Philly Streets | Streetshooter

See that guy up there…yeah, yeah…the one in the photo. Well, he’s a Philly street shooter named Anthony. As it turns out we are Flickr friends and we met in reality by accident. See, I was walking west on Arch by 13th and he was stooping down like in the photo. I saw him but don’t think he saw me cause I’m like this stealth invisible camera toting shooter that no one can see until after the fact. Of course when I get home Tanya calls me an idiot and “Take the damn trash out”! So I raised the XP1 and knowing the 28mm focal length got into position. I clicked and Anthony looked at me. He didn’t know I was me and I didn’t know he was he. Imagine that…..

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Fashion shoot with the Fujifilm X-E1 | Jeroen Rommen

Model – Elze-Mieke
Styling- Lyida
MUA – Ester
Camera – Fujifilm X-E1
Lens – FUJINON LENS XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS

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Fuji X-T1 hands-on preview | Digital Camera World

The Fuji X-T1 is the latest compact system camera release from Fujifilm and while the specifications are similar to the recent X-E2 the design of the cameras body, increase speed and weather resistance make this latest X-Series release and interesting option for both high end enthusiasts and professionals. Here Angela Nicholson takes a look at what the Fuji X-T1 has to offer……

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Thaipusam, Singapore | Gerald Gay

I finally got my hands on the X-E2 & the soon-to-be legendary XF 23mm 1.4 lens. Everything said about this combo in reviews and blogs are true. I bought it just one day before the Thaipusam in Singapore. Didn’t have time to find out what was new so I had to rely on my familiarity with the X-E1. Haven’t had enough time with it but so far it’s an unbeatable combination for street and travel photography……

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 23mm F1.4

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Fuji X-T1 – Seeing – Improved | Olaf Sztaba

… the release of the X-T1 Fuji addressed two key elements in photography. First and foremost, an extra-large EVF allows you to concentrate on composition, light and subject in a way that is not possible with the optical viewfinder (which we also like to use). You can actually see the image before you take it! Of course, the EVF is not a new idea but it is beyond my comprehension that as of today, neither Nikon nor Canon has implemented this important technology in their leading cameras. Second, access to all-important dials such as shutter speed or exposure compensation is at your fingertips. No, it is not hidden in the menus but in front of you! You can change them without dragging your eyes away from the scene. In sum, a camera doesn’t have to have every possible feature — quite the opposite. Give me the best viewfinder on the market and the manual controls at my fingertips and let me do what I love to do – see and paint with light. All the rest is just distraction……

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56mm f/1.2 | Neill Soden

I have not had too much time to post about the X-T1 and even less time to play with the new 56mm, but last night I was out and took the 56mm with me and used it on my trusty X-Pro1. As always, walking anywhere in Jo’burg can feel a little dodgy at times, but Melville has quite a vibe and a very busy nightlife on Thursdays. Which made for a nice opportunity to steal some shots…..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2

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Tilt-shift adapter on the Fuji X-E2, X-Pro1, and X-T1 cameras |
Tom Grill

One of my favorite lenses for still life photography is the Nikon 85mm tilt-shift macro. I like working my lenses with wide open apertures, but at close distances where the depth of field is at it narrowest I often lose too much detail in the subject. Stopping the lens down increases the depth of field for to include more in focus, but it also destroys the totally out of focus bokeh of a wide open aperture. The tilt shift lens allows me to selectively include more areas in focus while still maintaining a wide open aperture and good bokeh. I often do a lot of spontaneous still life photos at home where I have a soft window light, but I keep my Nikon tilt-shift at the studio. On ebay I found a tilt-shift adapter made by Kipon to fit the Fuji X cameras. Kipon makes a several models for adapting a variety of lens types. I was interested in the Nikon to Fuji X series, which I wanted to use with 50mm and 35mm Nikon D lenses, and a 60mm Nikon macro giving me effective focal lengths of 75mm, 50mm, and 90mm on my Fuji X-E2. The adapter also comes in a Nikon G mount which adds aperture control……

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Heavy Cream: In Search of Bokeh with the
Fujinon XF 18-55 f/2.8-4 OIS | Mark Schueler

Some­where along the line, I decided that the ideal every­day Fuji kit for me was either the X-E1 or X-E2, the Fuji­non 18mm f/2 XF R, the Fuji­non 35mm f/1.4 XF R, and the Fuji­non XF 18–55 f/2.8–4 R LM OIS. I was prompted to blog about this lens after I did Google search after Google search look­ing for opin­ions and exam­ples of real-world exam­ples of the lens’s bokeh at 55mm. Obvi­ously, the 60mm macro is going to have ‘bet­ter’ bokeh with it’s faster aper­ture and slight focal length edge, but I wanted to quan­tify things a lit­tle more. If I were going to travel some­where, I would take one of the two lenses and leave the other at home, so for me it mattered–was the 18–55 good enough at 55mm to func­tion as a por­trait lens as well as being a ver­sa­tile, com­pact, do-everything lens?….

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More Portraits from Trinidad Cuba | Adrian Seah

Beautiful as Trinidad is, it would be missing the point simply to visit and the see the ’sights‘, nothing in particular has been packaged as an attraction, not in the typical tourist sense of the word anyway. The true magic of the place is the atmosphere, the people, the laid-back lifestyle and the fantastically intriguing sample of humanity on offer…..

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