Mai 2015

Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD ( Fujifilm ) – Review / Test Report |
Photozone

Verdict

So is the Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD the magician that it is supposed to be ? Well, mostly. I reckon the sample images showed you that the bokeh is mostly as smooth as silk except in really difficult scenes (where most conventional lenses would fail as well). The rendition of out-of-focus highlights could be a little better though. Other than that, the Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD inherits most of the characteristics from the Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R. It combines an ultra-large aperture with high quality results. At large aperture settings the center quality is already pretty high whereas the borders/corners are at least on a good level. The resolution is much more snappy at f/2.8 and images are very sharp across the image field between f/4 and f/8. The very low amount of lateral CAs also contributes to the high sharpness perception. Image distortions are nothing to worry about whereas vignetting can be an issue in RAW images between f/1.2 and f/2. However, Fujifilm is relying on image auto-correction so this is usually a lesser issue from a user perspective……..

Source: www.photozone.de
 


Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2 APD

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The abstraction of an idea | Ming Thein

In a previous post, I tackled the general concept of an abstract photograph. I think it can be refined down something of the following: an image which is balanced equally across the entire frame such at that no one area attracts your attention more than any other area; the eye wanders, takes in the details, and never really lingers. By this definition, there is no subject since no one area or element of the photograph stands out more than any other; however, you could probably also argue that the entire frame is really the subject. Semantics is a funny thing, though, and this isn’t quite the definition of the term: we must think in terms of essences and summaries instead. An ‘abstract’ of a paper or article is really the core idea distilled down to the simplest possible terms; the objective elevator pitch rather than the marketing tagline. Today’s article tackles the visual equivalent of that: how do we take an idea and translate that into something visual? …..

Source: blog.mingthein.com
 


Fujifilm X-T10

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The 10 commandments of Lightroom black and white conversions |
Digital Camera World

Lightroom makes the process of converting a colour image to black and white a two-second job, but it’s deceptively easy. Good black and white conversion is not just about losing the colour; not all images work so well in black and white, and a cack-handed conversion sticks out like a sore thumb. Here’s a quick rundown of 10 essential considerations when you are mulling monochrome…

Source: www.digitalcameraworld.com
 


Fujinon XF Lenses

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Ein Tag in Zierikzee mit der Fujifilm X-T1 | Björn Wunderlich

Zierikzee ist eine wunderschöne, alte Stadt im Süden der Niederlande mit 568 Monumenten. Bei einem Streifzug durch diese schöne Stadt sind folgende Bilder entstanden. Leider habe ich nicht alle 568 Monumente finden können… Ich kann nur Jedem empfehlen, diese Stadt zu besuchen! Die vielen verträumten Gassen mit ihren kleinen und schönen Läden laden zum Bummeln ein. Alle Fotos aufgenommen mit: Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18mm & XF 35mm…….

Source: bjoernwunderlich.de
 


Fuji X-T1

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Fuji XT-1, The Low Down | RW Boyer

It’s been about a week since I decided to take the challenge of shooting exclusively with a Fuji X-Series camera and EVF for the next six months. Since then I’ve been messing around with the XT-1 getting to know the ups and downs. Most of the exercise has been taking pictures of StupidCrap™. Typical of my M.O. before embarking using it on anything remotely real. Call it a quirk, psychologically I can’t bring myself to point a new camera at anything photo-worthy until I’ve got a good handle on it. Forget pointing it in the direction of people, I hate looking like I have no idea what I’m doing, fiddling with camera controls or cursing out loud. So, what did RB decide to use for the next month to prove or disprove that the arguably best EVF out there would be workable or not workable for me? I did say I could be perfectly fine with an XE-1 or XE-2 and the 18-55 if push came to shove. All the other stuff like OVF, speed, etc are more nits than make or break for the vast majority of what I happen to make pictures of………

Source: photo.rwboyer.com
 


Fuji X-T1

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Rotterdam’s Legacy | Sebastiaan van Wijk

Rotterdam – New York. Minor obligations brought me to Rotterdam this morning, which means to bring a camera along. This time I decided to shoot the ss Rotterdam. She’s a 1956 double propped steamer, and brought back to the Ports of Rotterdam in august 2008. Originally in order to celebrate the 100th anniversary of RDM Shipyards, where she was once build. After having served the HAL (Holland Amerika Lijn) as a transatlantic liner between Rotterdam – New York, and after bankruptcy of Premier Cruises where she carried the name Rembrandt as a cruise ship, the Port of Rotterdam decided in 2001 to bring this piece of maritime heritage back to her roots…….

Source: atsight.photos
 


Fuji X-E1

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14-bit vs 12-bit RAW – Can You Tell The Difference? | John Sherman

12-bit image files can store up to 68 billion different shades of color. 14-bit image files store up to 4 trillion shades. That’s an enormous difference, so shouldn’t we always choose 14-bit when shooting RAW? Here’s a landscape I snapped, then found out later I had shot it in 12-bit RAW. Better toss this one out, right? Depending on which class you took at the University of Google, the human eye is only capable of distinguishing between 2.5 and 16.8 million different shades of colors. If this is the case then wouldn’t 12-bit be plenty? Even 8-bit JPEGs can render 16.8 million colors. There are many upsides to shooting 12-bit instead of 14-bit. The files are smaller, hence your camera’s buffer doesn’t fill up as fast, allowing longer action sequences to be caught before buffering out. 12-bit files take up less space on your memory cards – great for if you are on vacation without the ability to download your images every night. You can save money because you don’t need to purchase as many gigs of storage. Likewise, 12-bit hogs less space on your drives at home and the same number of 12-bit files load faster than if they were 14-bit. Lastly some cameras, such as Nikon’s D7100 and D7200 achieve higher burst rates when shot in 12-bit than in 14-bit…..

Source: photographylife.com
 


Fujinon XF Lenses

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Review: Godox V850 manual Li-ion flash: a perfect manual flash for
my Fujifilm X-cameras | Piet Van den Eynde

As mentioned in my Lighting Gear page, I currently use three types of hotshoe flashes with my Fuji X series cameras: for on-camera work where I like to have TTL support, I use Fuji’s own EF-42 flash. It’s relatively powerful, and especially when bouncing my flash I appreciate the fact that the TTL system automatically calculates the required output setting. However, when I use my flash off-camera, things change: there currently isn’t a wireless TTL off-camera solution for Fujifilm flashes and as a result, I have been working with (and grown quite fond of) manual flashes. Now admittedly, I never really missed TTL for off-camera work: even with my Nikon Speedlights and cameras that supported off-camera TTL, I would almost always work in manual. I like the consistency, control and repeatability that manual offers. What I do appreciate, though, is to be able to remotely change the (manual) power on my flash. The two manual flashes that I use, do exactly that, and then some…….

Source: www.morethanwords.be
 


Fuji X-T1

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque | Florian Ziegler

If you somehow find yourself in Abu Dhabi, you should definitely visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. It is the biggest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and holds several records, eg. it has the largest carpet and several of the biggest chandeliers in the world. During Ramadan – which is the busiest time of the year – it can accommodate more than 40.000 worshippers. I would suggest you get there before sunset and stay until after the light is gone, so you will have the benefit of seeing the mosque during daylight and during night time – which is, when the light projection system comes on. You should also definitely attend a walk-in tour, which takes about 45 minutes, is completely free and well worth your time. (We arrived at around 16:30, took the tour at 17:00 and stayed until about 19:30.) I took so many pictures of this amazing place……….

Source: florianziegler.com
 


Fujifilm Fujinon XF 14mm F2.8

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Fujifilm’s 90mm Makes a Colorful Splash on the Set of Indian Summers 2 |
Matt Brandon

Fujifilm has a history of producing amazingly sharp prime lenses in their lens lineup. The latest is the newly announced Fujinon 90mm f/2. Like all of my lens reviews, I will not pretend to know more than I do. No focus charts or color bars. I wouldn’t know what to do with them once I photographed them. Frankly, pixel peeping is all fine and dandy, but the real question is how does the lense perform. But there’s a catch: I was given a “pre-production” lens. To be fair, this limits what I can say. Here is how I am going to address this dilemma. I can comment on the looks, the construction and the focal length and hopefully help you decide if you really need this lens. So to put this lens through its paces I brought it to the set of Indian Summers, season 2, the British (Channel 4) period-drama filmed here in Penang, Malaysia. You may recall I was the Still Photographer for the series last year and I’m back for the first block this year. Sadly, with my return to the USA this summer I’ll miss the final two blocks of shooting……..

Source: thedigitaltrekker.com
 


Fujinon XF Lenses

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