Fujifilm X-Pro2 – My 6 month field review | Eivind Rohne

Let me be honest. I’m not a rangefinder guy. I grew up shooting medium format and SLRs, both film and digital. I’ve barely used a Leica, and only held a Fujifilm X-Pro1 in my hands once without even taking a picture with it. That’s why I thought it would be a great idea to share my thoughts with you on the Fujifilm X-Pro2! Don’t you agree…?! Well come on in and read more about it.  By the way, if you would like to see even more images shot with the X-pro2 and other cameras, plus some behind the scenes stuff from different photoshoots, feel free to follow me on Instagram. Most of the X-Pro2 reviews I’ve read, have been written by great street photographers and photo journalists, and I don’t shoot any of those genres professionally. I’m actually pretty sure even Fujifilm doesn’t see me as an X-Pro2 user. Now some of you will probably start to freak out and scream “My god, he hasn’t used the X-Pro1. He’s not even a street photographer or photo journalist, and now he’s got opinions on the X-Pro2! Booh! Burn him! Crucify him!” So, can a non-rangefinder guy appreciate the X-Pro2…?! Well keep on reading…….

Source: Fujifilm X-Pro2 – My 6 month field review | Photographer Eivind Rohne

Final thoughts (Full Frame vs APS-C) | Adrian Evans

Lessons I learnt:

  1. The Xpro2 is just as good if not better with colour and realistic colour to the 1DsIII.  It’s better than the 1Dx when it comes to colour.
  2. There is some DOF difference (more background blur on FF). But in real shooting it isn’t really noticeable.
  3. The 1DsIII has an amazing sensor when exposed right, but it can’t recover blacks worth a damn.
  4. Xpro2 at low ISO isn’t as good as the 1DsIII at low ISO, but it beats most modern crops and some modern Full Frame cameras.
  5. The Fuji 23mm 1.4 is slightly soft from f/1.4-2, sharp from f/2-4, VERY sharp from f/4-8 and f/8-11 starts to get softer due to diffraction.
  6. The Sigma 35 1.4 Art is an amazingly sharp lens, even wide open.
  7. For most purposes (baring shooting at base ISO) the Fuji Xpro2 sensor is as good as any full frame, lacking only resolution (over the large MP cameras some camera makers offer) and minor DOF differences.
  8. I will keep my 1DsIII for base ISO shooting (it’s cleaner)……

Source: Final thoughts (Full Frame vs APS-C) – Adrian Evans Photography

X70 In Cornwall | Saywell HQ

My intention with the X70 was to have it with the WCL adaptor and have it as my carry around camera and the XPro2 for when I needed the extra power or zooms. I’d purchased the converter only a few days before the trip and didn’t have a chance to play with it much before hand. So it was very much bolt it on and off we go. The X70 doesn’t have an eye piece / viewfinder – just a tilt LCD screen on the back. I did find myself raising the camera and putting it to my eye a few times before muscle memory kicked in. I was dubious when I got it that the X70 was going to be too small for my hands, but it’s not too bad, yes some of the buttons on the right hand side next to the screen are difficult to press, but I tended to set this as my shortcut to the film simulations and i didn’t really change it that much. …….

Source: X70 In Cornwall — Saywellhq Photography

From Fuji X to the Olympus Pen-F | Stockografie

Since 2011 I have been using Fujifilm X cameras exclusively. Starting with the first and original Fuji X100, the X-Pro1 with the XF 35 1.4 to the X-E1 and the X-T1, X-Pro2 both with the awesome XF 16-55 2.8I think I have used nearly every native Fujinon X lens, all three Zeiss Touit lenses and some Samyang lenses on the Fuji body´s you can think of. Except for the telephoto lenses! This is due to the fact that I am no telephoto guy. The last camera I had and used was the X-Pro2 with the XF 16-55 2.8 which delivers some stunning files to the SD card. Why then, you might ask yourself, why did I switch from the awesome X-Pro2 to the Olympus mFT gear?The answer is simple. Size!After using the X-T1 with the XF 16-55 2.8 in Myanmar and the X-Pro2 with the XF 16-55 2.8 in Ireland I realized that even the quite small X gear is still too large for me. In Myanmar I also had the Sony RX100M3 with me and figured that I had been using it more than I thought. It was actually only meant as a backup camera in case something went wrong with the Fuji gear. You can read more about my experience here…..

Source: From Fuji X to the Olympus Pen-F – STOCKOGRAFIE

X-Pro1 – Comparing the Fuji Look to the Fuji Look | Adam Bonn

Last time (see part 4 of this series Click Here) I spoke of archiving old images and re-discovering the “X-Pro1 Look”, leading me to decide to re-acquire the camera to use alongside my X-T1. I want to keep that theme going this week! People have so many questions about cameras, about the AF, or the DR, the start up time etcetc. My first question about a camera is; ‘so how do the images look’ I don’t mean at 100% view, I don’t mean after lengthy post process or with filters applied to the files. I simply mean; ‘what’s the look to the files?’ This to me is the big thing. Not that the other stuff isn’t important, of course it is! But to me, the look of the file is the gateway to the feeling of the image, and that can’t be underestimated. (Your opinion may vary!) So, having convinced myself that the X-Pro1 files had a signature that I liked, I wondered about what the actual differences were, and did some research to try and understand more…….

Source: X-Pro1 – Comparing the Fuji Look to the Fuji Look | Adam Bonn Photography

Capim Amarelo – Serra Fina – Brazil | Nilton Junior

After a full week of work nothing better than a good weekend in the mountains to chill out and recovery. Some time ago we went to Capim Amarelo peak, 2500m, in Serra Fina, one of the most famous mountains chain in Brazil. That time some trail spots grab my attention for its true beauty form but unfortunately our goal were to reach the summit and we were hiking at mid day harsh sun and wait until golden hour was impossible. So I knew I had to came back and explore this scene better. So one Friday night my wife and I took our camp and camera gears and our dog, Leica, and hit the road. This are the results…..

Source: Capim Amarelo – Serra Fina – Brazil | Nilton junior

Die AmazonBasics Kameratasche Medium | Patrick Gorden

Was für Frauen Handtaschen sind, sind für Fotografen Kamerataschen – man kann nie genug davon haben und die perfekte Tasche für die eigenen Ansprüche gibt es nicht.Ich setze standardmäßig einen Rucksack von Crumpler ein, der auch Platz für alltägliches Zeug bereithält. Somit habe ich, egal ob ich nun bewusst auf Fototour gehe oder nicht, immer alles parat.Der Nachteil an einem Rucksack ist das dauernde Auf- und Absetzen, wenn man spontan etwas in das gute Stück packen oder rausnehmen möchte.Das geht auch bequemer. Zum Beispiel in Form einer Kameratasche.Wie praktisch, dass im Rahmen des Amazon Prime Days vor einigen Tagen die Amazon Basics Kameratasche Medium im Angebot war.Regulär kostet das Teil knapp 21 Euro und stellt damit bereits ein Schnäppchen dar. Ich habe sie im Rahmen der Amazon-Aktion für knapp 16 Euro erstanden, was erst recht keinen Grund zum Meckern geben sollte.Aber neben dem Preis ist auch die Qualität wichtig.Einen Tag nach der Bestellung kam ein großer Karton via DHL bei mir an, der einen kleinere Karton beinhaltete. Amazon typisch super sicher verpackt.Nach dem Auspacken der erste positive Eindruck:Ein hübsch anzusehendes und stabil gefertigtes Äußeres…….

Source: Die AmazonBasics Kameratasche Medium | Blende1.net

High-ISO Test Fuji X-T2 | Michael Schnabl

Immer wenn eine neue Kamera erscheint, ist das Rauschverhalten ein heißes Thema, vor allem dann, wenn es sich um eine Kamera des gehobeneren Segments handelt. Das Rauschverhalten der Fuji X-T1 war bereits sensationell gut – lag im Vergleich in etwa auf dem Niveau der Canon 5D MK3 – allerdings mit einer deutlich geringeren Auflösung von 16MP. Die Fuji XT-2 bietet nun eine um 50% höhere Auflösung als das Vorgänger-Modell und damit sogar etwas mehr als die 5d MK3 – die 24MP als Auflösung findet man derzeit bei sehr vielen Modellen, egal ob im Vollformat- oder APS-C Segment – in der Praxis hat sich diese Auflösung als sehr brauchbar erwiesen – einerseits hat man genug Pixel zur Verfügung um auch einmal einen Bildausschnitt zu machen und andererseits explodieren die Datenmengen noch nicht übermäßig – auch für die Bildbearbeitung bzw. Retusche ist die Größe von 24MP sehr gut geeignet……

Source: High-ISO Test Fuji X-T2 – fotopraxis.at Fotoworkshops

5 Giorni alle Cinque Terre | Matteo Vannini

Siamo tornati a Bologna un po’ abbronzati e con 1600 fotografie. Il viaggio è stato davvero comodo ed economico. Dato che non ci sono treni veloci che collegano Bologna a La Spezia, abbiamo preso due regionali che sono arrivati in perfetto orario. Come avevo anticipato nel precedente articolo il miglior modo per spostarsi è proprio in treno che da una Terra all’altra impiega circa 5 minuti, mentre in auto (risalendo la montagna per poi discendere) ci vuole più o meno mezz’ora. Le Cinque Terre sono un luogo unico al Mondo che sicuramente merita di essere visitato. E’ un paradiso per fotografi di viaggio tanto che ho potuto arricchire il mio portfolio con scatti nuovi davvero interessanti. La cosa che mi ha colpito di più è il fatto che si prestino ad ogni tipo vacanza: da quella più lussuosa e tranquilla a quella più all’avventura, a contatto con la natura. Ogni Terra ha una particolarità che sicuramente la farà preferire ad un viaggiatore piuttosto che un altro…….

Source: 5 Giorni alle Cinque Terre | Matteo Vannini

Iceland – Monochromatic | Jonas Rask

This post has been stirring with me for a while. Reasons are multiple, but mainly it has been because of the timing of things. It’s no longer a secret that I have been testing the new Fujifilm X-T2 since mid april. As part of my testing I took the camera with me to Iceland on a trip that was planned for a while. I did a story for Fujifilm-x.com about using the X-T2 in this setting. You can read it here. But my intention with the Iceland trip had always been about something else than the X-T2. Being a HUGE fan of monochrome photography, and its strengths and weaknesses I really wanted to do a monochrome representation of my trip. I have seen images from Iceland done in monochrome from the likes of Jan Grarup and Ragner Axelsson when testing the Leica Monochrom……

Source: Iceland – Monochromatic | jonasrask|photography

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