Die endgültige Entscheidung – Fuji X-T2 | Peter Poete

Mancher Weg geht mal zu Ende… und bei mir ist es der Weg mit zwei unterschiedlichen Systemen. Der Weg dahin war recht lang und schwer gefallen ist mir die Entscheidung letztendlich auch noch. Aber es hatte sich dann doch bereits angedeutet, trotz der anfänglichen kleinen Reibereien mit der X-Pro2 und der dann allmählichen Annäherung an diese Kamera. Meine Tage mit dem Olympus-System sind gezählt. Nicht, weil die Geräte schlecht wären – weit entfernt davon! Die E-M5 MK II ist als Kamera in manchen Aspekten für mich nach wie vor ungeschlagen und die kleinen tollen Optiken sind auch ein Traum, vor allem unterwegs. Da allerdings das (für mich) Bessere der Feind des Guten ist, kommt nach dem ersten Schritt – dem Verkauf einiger m43-Objektive – die Auflösung der ganzen m43-Ausrüstung.Tschüss, liebe Oly, Du hast mir wirklich extrem viel Freude bereitet und nicht wenige meiner liebsten Bilder sind mit Dir (oder Deiner Vorgängerin) entstanden….

Source: Die endgültige Entscheidung – Fuji X-T2 – Peter Poete Photography

Fuji XT2: The complete review with everything we know so far | Jim Harmer

The Fuji XT2 takes everything from the Fuji XT1 that I loved enough to switch from Nikon and makes it better.  It retains separate dials for ISO, aperture, and shutter speed (awesome!), still has a tilting LCD screen, keeps the body size almost the same but very slightly larger, added the incredible autofocus from the XPRO2, and upped the resolution to 24 megapixels. The only down side is the price is higher on the XT2 than the XT1 was at launch.  At $1,699 retail, Fuji is starting to get up there in price.  Price is no longer a compelling reason to switch to Fuji. The spec list is compelling on the Fuji XT2, but Fuji cameras never look as good on paper as they are in the hand.  The biggest benefit of shooting Fuji is form factor and controls.  It’s the shootability factor (that’s a word, right?).  It’s like looking at the specs of a sports car that just can’t convey the “fun to drive” factor.  Anyway, here are the specs (courtesy DP Review)……

Source: Fuji XT2: The complete review with everything we know so far

Holymen of India – Fujifilm 35mm F1.4 | Phil m

One of the main reasons I like photography is it allows me to explore a subject whilst hiding behind my camera. It’s like a shield, an excuse to go and do things I would not normally do “naked” without it. I wanted to meet some Sadhu, the holy men of India who dedicate their life to the Hindu religion. Giving up their past, to the extent that the person they were before is officially dead to the Indian government. I wanted to know all about them, any regrets, why do it and what’s it like to sleep on a marble floor for the rest of your life? Ever photo assignment delivers its own unique set of issues. After all, good photographers are part creatives, part story tellers and part problem solvers. This trip was to be no different. I had heard of holy city of Pushkar before and had always wanted to visit…….

Source: Holymen of India – Fujifilm 35mm F1.4 – Phil m

Hands On with the Fujifilm X-T2 | Nicole S. Young

I am a very big fan of the Fujifilm X Series cameras and lenses, and so when they announced the Fujifilm X-T2 I pre-ordered almost immediately. I have been using two X-T1 cameras for a few years now, and just love everything about it. The new X-T2 packs a lot of features that I have been hoping for and so I thought I would give it a quick test-drive and share my thoughts here on my blog. Like the Fujifilm X-T1, this version is solid, sturdy, and feels good in my hands. The eye-cup is bigger, and the two large knobs on the top are also a little taller, making them easier to grip while changing settings. If you have used an X-T1, then holding this in your hand won’t feel too different, but is definitely updated and refined quite a bit. As a whole, this camera is an excellent update and has a lot of big and small updates that make it worth the investment. Here are some of the new features that I am most excited about (in no particular order)…….

Source: Hands On with the Fujifilm X-T2 — Nicolesy

Fujifilm X-T2 Expert Review | Joshua Waller

The Fujifilm X-T2 features a dust- and water-resistant body and it’s also capable of operating at temperatures down to -10°C. When compared to the X-T1, of which it takes the central viewfinder style from, the X-T2’s autofocus and electronic viewfinder performance have been improved and the X-T2 also supports 4K video recording, a first for the X Series.  As mentioned, Fujifilm sees the X-T2 as a twin flagship camera that will sit alongside the X-Pro2, with the X-T2 appealing to those who capture portraits, nature and sports photography, while the X-Pro2 is ideal for documentary and street photography. Inside the X-T2 you’ll find a 24.3MP X-TransTM CMOS III APS-C sensor and no low-pass filter which when combined with the processor’s responsiveness, should mean images can be captured quicker. Fujifilm says the basic autofocus (AF) performance of the new X-Series camera has been improved (even in low light) and subjects which the phase detection AF once struggled with promise to not be a problem anymore. These include low-contrast objects and subjects with fine and delicate textures such as bird feathers and animal fur…….

Source: Fujifilm X-T2 Expert Review

Review: Fujifilm X70 | Jordan Steele

Fuji kicked off the X-series with the original X100, a camera that had a distinct retro aesthetic, great image quality and an optical viewfinder. It made waves and eventually led to Fuji’s successful X-Series of interchangeable lens cameras. The X100 has seen two more iterations, and today I’m looking at the newest ‘little brother’ of the X100 series: the Fujifilm X70. The X70 features the same APS-C sized sensor as its bigger brother, the X100T, but it comes in a more compact body and with a wider fixed lens of 18.5mm (28mm Full Frame equivalent field of view). To reduce the size, Fuji also removed the excellent hybrid viewfinder and replaced it with the first touch screen on a Fuji camera. Does Fuji have another hit on its hands…..

Source: Review: Fujifilm X70 – Admiring Light

Fujifilm X-T2 Review | PhotographyBLOG

The Fujifilm X-T2 is a compact system camera featuring a 24 megapixel X-Trans III sensor, high-performance X Processor Pro image processing engine, 2.36m dot resolution OLED electronic viewfinder, three-direction tilting LCD screen, a robust weather-resistant body, 4K video recording, 14fps continuous shooting, a focal plane shutter with a top speed of 1/8000 sec. and flash sync up to 1/250 sec, silent-operating electronic shutter with a maximum speed of 1/32,000 sec, 91 auto-focus points, and support for dual SD memory cards. The Fujifilm T2 body-only costs £1399 / $1599 and the Fujifilm X-T2 with the XF18-55 lens will cost £1649 / $1899.Ease of UseAt first glance the new Fujifilm X-T2 looks almost identical to its 2-year-old predecessor, the X-T1, which was released back in early 2014. A closer look, though, reveals a number of subtle design tweaks, and it’s all change „under-the-hood“, with a new 24 megapixel sensor, faster X Processor Pro image processing engine, improved Auto-focus system and enhanced video recording…..

Source: Fujifilm X-T2 Review | PhotographyBLOG

My Blossoming Romance with a Fine Young Fuji, the X-T2 | Christina Lauder

I was once torn between a 10 year love affair with my Canon and a blossoming romance with a newly acquired pre-production model of the Fujifilm X-T2. After posting my initial thoughts on the X-T2 I decided to give it a proper go, leaving the Canon sitting in the drawer, rather than shooting with both throughout sessions. It was scary at first but after just a few more weeks playing around with my new toy I can honestly say I’ve found a clear winner. The Fuji has the edge over the Canon in ways that leaves the Canon rather unappealing. Returning to it provides no thrill or excitement which is not how I want to feel when picking up a camera. My Canon 5D MKIII is solid and reliable I’ll admit. Its been everything I needed since I bought it. I began with the MK I and upgraded to the MKIII. I thought I’d want nothing else but a Canon. I thought I’d stick with it right to the very end. It had everything I needed and could ever need. Or so I thought…….

Source: Christina Lauder Portraits

Markets of India – Fujifilm 14mm f2.8 | Phil m

So, as phase one in India comes to a close, I have time to reflect and debrief a little.The one lesson I have learned on my journey as an image maker is to pace myself. It’s hot and very humid here, around 100% humidity and often more than 95 degrees. Hitting it hard for 16hours a day is simply not possible without burning out. So, you cannot achieve as much as you might think here this time of year. Also, you can waste hours of your day trying to navigate the busy city. As a result, I decided to book a car and driver for my shoot days. This is an extra expense sure, but well worth the investment in the time gained back from having a car available to collect me kerbside at the end of the phone. It buys you back precious hours. As well as making it a little easier to navigate a large new city, it also means you can shelter in the air-con of a car every few hours or so at least. Hydration and bathroom breaks are also something that requires consideration, as the areas I’m going into don’t really cater for this……

Source: Markets of India – Fujifilm 14mm f2.8 – Phil m

Follow Your Gut in Photography and Life | Eric Kim

I’m sure you had this experience before— you’re in class, taking a multiple-choice test. You think the answer is “C”, and you circle it in. Then a second later, you second-guess yourself, and circle “B”. You get the test back in a few days, and you find out the correct answer was “C”. You kick yourself in the butt, and you swear that you will always go by your gut-intuition next time. In the west, we put too much emphasis on “rationality”, “logic”, and “thinking things through.” While this is a fantastic mode of thinking for mathematics, science, and a lot of the hard-sciences, I don’t think it works as well in arts and humanities. I’ve discovered that for 99% of the things in my life— following my gut has been the best action…….

Source: Follow Your Gut in Photography and Life

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