September 2014

#LNDNWLK 2.0 | Rafael García Márquez

September 13th 2014. In the bus from Paddington to Stephen Bartels Gallery. Excited! Rebecca and Johnny Patience, Heather and Mathieu from Mirrorlessons had organized this second edition of #LNDNWLK and I couldn’t resist. Had to be there. Many names and nicknames I used to relate to an avatar will be a few steps from me and they’ll have actual faces from then on. That’s fun. Not that I haven’t done this before. I’m lucky I’ve met and had a great time chatting with Wouter in Amsterdam, Markus and Maria in Berlin, my dear Spanish fellows from Fujistas community, … But this is different. A lot of old/new fellows to meet to whom I’ve engaged before. This is by far the best from this photowalks……

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Fujifilm at Photokina 2014! | Marc Horner

Last week we were at photokina, the world’s largest imaging fair, from Tuesday 16th to Sunday 21st September. It’s been a complete blast and this post will hopefully highlight the bits you missed if you couldn’t make it to Cologne this year. Our booth was big. It was made up with lots of different sections covering many different areas of our business, all with the same common goal – helping people with photography. Some were printed on FUJIFLEX Crystal Archive Printing Material and others on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Digital Paper but they were all amazingly good to look at. We’ve combined our X series cameras with many years’ experience of printing and finally the creativity of real users of our cameras to create a truly awe inspiring array of beautiful prints. Many visitors to the stand told us that they thought these were the best prints on display at the show………

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Choosing a raw processor for Fuji X-Trans Files | Thomas Fitzgerald

I’ve covered post processing of Fuji X-Trans files fairly extensively over the last two years on this blog. In particular I’ve discussed how using a third party raw converter can give you much better results than just using Lightroom or Camera Raw. I’ve used and written about Photo Ninja and Iridient Developer the most, but since Phase One have released Capture One Pro 8, I’ve been giving that a good work out too (and I’ll have a report on that in a week or two). One of the things that I’ve noticed though, is that usually, when you talk about one piece of software, someone will invariably tell you „how much better“ the other is. There seems to be a lot of strong opinion as to which is the best. Some people swear by Photo Ninja, others swear by Capture One. In terms of pure image quality, a lot of it is quite subjective, and personally I’ve changed my mind over the last little while. To put it diplomatically, all three of the main third party converters have image quality that is sufficiently better than Lightroom or even Fuji’s own Raw converter that picking between them comes down to your personal perceptions…..

Source: blog.thomasfitzgeraldphotography.com

WCL-X100 & TCL-X100 for Fujifilm X100 and X100S & X100T |
Derek Clark

The Fujifilm X100 was a real game changer in my photography. I was in need of something small, light and above all else, great in low light. But I got more than I bargained for and the X100 took me on a journey and made me realize the direction I really wanted to go. I still have my original X100, but after including many other X cameras to my kit, I’ve recently came full circle and rekindled my love of the X100 with the addition of an X100S. Although I have five X series cameras and many lenses, I have had an urge lately to carry less….much less. So I’ve limited my personal photography to the X100S (although not exclusively). But although I love the 35mm field of view (full frame wise), Sometimes I can be restricted in zooming with my feet and then have to take another body and lens(s)…..

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Fuji WCL-X100

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Fujifilm X100T Overview | Digital Photography Review

The Fujifilm FinePix X100 was a milestone camera in the industry as one of the first large sensor, prime lens cameras to achieve widespread popularity. Its classic look, obviously cribbed from a certain German camera maker, were justified by the excellent image quality its 35mm equivalent f/2 lens could produce. It was also a rare example of a camera its maker continued to develop, long after it hit the market. An original X100 running the latest firmware is a much better camera than the one that Fujifilm originally launched. Impressively, this work continued even after the second-generation, Fujifilm X100S had been launched. Fujifilm has continued this process of improvement, fine-tuning and evolution to create the X100T. From the outside it looks very much like the original model but it’s packed with a host of changes, modifications and additions that promise to make it still better than what’s gone before. There’s a Japanese approach to continuous improvement often refered to as ‚kaizen,‘ and it’s hard not to see its application in Fujifilm’s approach to its X series cameras. So, at its heart, the X100T shares its core features: the 16 megapixel CMOS sensor with X-Trans color filter array and excellent 23mm f/2 lens with its predecessor, the X100S. But almost everything beyond that has been reworked, re-assessed or refined…….

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Fuji X100T

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Tokyo: Then and Now, Film vs Fuji x100s | Thomas Alan

In the summer of 1982 I was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, as a U.S. Marine. My unit trained in mainland a couple times per year, giving me the opportunity to visit Tokyo. It was this point in my life that I discovered photography, and purchased my first 35mm SLR camera, a Yashica if I remember right. The city was a never ending playground for photography, and I went through many rolls of film, learning to use my new toy. Looking back now I wish that I had taken more photos……..

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Fuji X100S

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Fuji Xt1 six months on | Nick Lukey

Six months into using the Fuji Xt1, I thought I would update my initital review. Over the years I have used nearly every Nikon model from film through to digital, my last Nikon was the D3, a truly superb bit of engineering, and a very well thought out camera. After 4 years of ownership I was becoming tired of it, not only down to the weight of the beast and attached glass, but because I felt the camera was owning me and not the other way around. I felt my photography was being done by the camera, with very little input from me. I wanted to be inspired again, remove myself somewhat from the electronics. Hard to believe this camera appeared in the Uk late 2007. So my journey of re discovering my photography came through the purchase of the Fuji x100, yes that bloody quirky camera !, that little camera delivered superb images, set me on the Fuji path. Given my photographic needs I followed up that purchase with the Fuji X pro 1, and started to aquire some lenses. The 55-200, and the 14mm, along with some legacy glass from Olympus zuiko. Still I felt for some professional assignments where speed was required the Fuji’s were a little lacking. Though image quality had never been an issue. So when the Xt1 was announced I jumped for joy, no more carrying the D3 around for that moment when a little action occurred. I can now honestly shoot a portrait session or wedding day without worry….

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Fuji X-T1

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Leica M | Mehrdad Samak-Abedi

Ich kenne keinen anderen Kamerahersteller, der soviele Fans und Bewunderer hat wie Leica. Genauso gibt es zahlreiche Fotografen, die Leica Kameras nicht leiden mögen, teils weil sie aus Erfahrungen schöpfen, teils weil ihnen die Firma und ihre ganze Preis- und/oder Imagepolitik auf die Nerven geht. Hüben wie drüben sind die Gründe jedenfalls zahlreich. Eines ist jedoch all denen, die Fotografie auch nur ein wenig über den „grünen A-Modus“ hinaus betreiben, gemein: Jeder hat eine Meinung zu Leica! Unabhängig davon, ob er oder sie jemals eine Leica in der Hand hatte oder genutzt hat. Alle kennen Leica und sehr viele nennen den Namen mit einer gewissen Bewunderung. Leica ist demnach natürlich auch mir schon seit Beginn meines fotografischen Interesses ein Begriff, aber die Kameras und Objektive aus dem Hause Leica sind einfach finanziell, damals wie heute, weit weg von dem, was ich mir leisten kann/will. Natürlich schürt das auch die Neugier, und das mittlerweile schon seit nunmehr 30 Jahren……

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Leica M Type 240

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A Guide on How to Shoot Street Photography on a
Film Leica (or Rangefinder) | Eric Kim

I know a lot of street photographers who have gotten into film recently, and have recently invested in film Leicas (specifically Leica m6’s). I wanted to write this guide to share everything I personally know about shooting on a film Leica based on my 3 years of experience. Disclaimer: I am not a Leica expert, nor do I claim to be. But I will to share some practical tips and insights about film Leicas and how to shoot them on the streets…….

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Leica M Type 240

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Why Leica (M)? | Steven S. Miric

I don’t know if that has to do anything with the fact that first camera ever I was given to shoot was a rangefinder. Sure, it was a „copy“ of the „original“, my Dad’s Russian made Zorki… Chrome  body with 50 lens and full leather case. Smell of that leather I count as one of „the smells from my childhood“. I struggled with that camera to make it in focus. For a teenage kid, rushing to press the shutter button it was unbearable to „wait“ and line up that „double image“ in the little „window“… But I did it! And I photographed my first celluloid images with that camera… After Zorki, many other cameras came in to my bag, some stayed longer some not. I was a „Canon guy“, then „Nikon guy“, then „Hasselblad  guy“, then „Nikon guy“… You get the picture…….

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Leica M Type 240

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