Fuji X-E1

First Impression: Fujifilm XF56mm f/1.2 R APD is Insanely Bokehlicious! |
Bigheadtaco

I’m Japanese and I’ve never liked the word ‘bokeh’. Yes, Japanese are famous for making up words (karaoke, emoji, cosplay, anime), some work, some are just weird. Shallow depth of field sounds a bit too technical for such an subjective ‘quality’, so someone had to come up with a better word. I guess ‘bokeh’ will just have to do for now, although I wish the Germans or Italians came up with a term first. Not only am I not fond of the word, I’m not fond of the pursuit of it, as if bokeh is somehow intrinsic to a good picture. In fact, as a street photographer I almost avoid it. I typically shoot F/8 and 1/750th of a second and I focus on composition and the decisive moment. When Fujifilm asked if I wanted to review the new XF56mm f/1.2 R APD lens, they assumed I would say no and I assumed I would say no as well. However, after looking at some pre-production images, I was intrigued (check out this link and this one as well). There was something about the out-of-focus area that was… should I say ‘bokehlicious?’ I wish I didn’t type that…

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Review: Fujifilm Fujinon XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR | Admiring Light

Fujifilm’s X-Series interchangeable lens system has only been around for a bit less than three years, and in that time, they’ve managed to put together a rather impressive lens lineup.  However, missing from that lineup until recently are pro-grade fast zoom lenses.  While the fast standard zoom is set to be released in 2015, Fuji users get the telephoto zoom just before the holidays.  Today I’ll review the Fuji 50-140mm f/2.8 OIS WR.  This is the second weather resistant Fuji lens, and the first constant f/2.8 zoom lens.  This is a pro-grade zoom lens with a pro-grade price, retailing for $1599.  Can this large mirrorless lens meet the very high expectations that Fuji users demand?  Let’s find out……

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF50-140mm F2.8

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Firmware 2.40 for X-E1 | Fujifilm Global

The firmware update Ver.2.40 from Ver.2.30 incorporates the following issues:

Regarding operations of items below 1 “X-E1 New Features Guide [Ver.2.40 or later]” in this website.
X-E1 New Features Guide [Ver.2.40 or later] (PDF: 391KB)

1. AF+MF

“AF+MF” function enables seamless manual focusing. After half pressing the shutter to autofocus on the subject, fine adjustment can then be made using the manual focus ring.

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Fuji X-E1

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Fuji X Buyer’s Guide :: Lenses | Zack Arias

This is part two of my three part Fuji X Series Buyer’s guide. Please visit part one to read my introduction to this series and read my thoughts on the wide array of Fuji X cameras that are on the market. As stated in my camera post, the following information is simply my personal opinion on the Fuji lenses that I have used thus far. This isn’t going to be a comprehensive look at every Fuji lens made or third party lenses simply because I haven’t used every single lens out there on the market. I have used a good number of them, though, so I feel this will be a pretty good overview of what’s available along with some information about why I haven’t used some of the others. I’ll give some links at the end of this post to other resources for you to research this topic more if you choose to. When Fuji developed their interchangeable lens system they brought with them years and years of experience in lens design and manufacturing. Fuji has always made fantastic glass. From high end $62,000 video lenses, to satellite and medical optics, to designing and manufacturing Hasselblad lenses. Then there were all the Fuji cameras and lenses they’ve been making for years and years. To put it simply, Fuji knows glass………

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 23mm F1.4

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My New Fuji 55-200 Zoom Lens | Jlm Photos

On Sunday I unboxed my new Fuji 55-200 3.5-4.8 zoom lens.  I was having a very difficult time deciding between the 55-200, and the new 50-140.  Even though the 50-140 offered the water resistance, and a fixed 2.8 aperture which would have matched my Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR I wasn’t sure I wanted to carry that extra baggage around. One of my primary reasons for switching to the Fuji system was to save weight in my bag or pack.    After a brief email to an amazing photographer, Fuji “expert” as well as a Nikon expert Mr. Bill Fortney whose website is filled with outstanding images, guidance, and ebooks – he guided me towards the 55-200.  And I must say I am so happy he suggested I go with it and my gut choice.  THANK YOU BILL!!! The lens is beautifully balanced on my X-T1;  It feels solid.  Even my spouse who knows nothing about lenses commented how nice it looked on the camera.  I love the lens shade – though some say it makes the lens too large I disagree. I know this lens and I will be shooting many images out in the wild in all types of weather even though it is not weather resistant so that large lens hood is going to come in real handy.  The zoom ring is silky smooth (as is my 18-55), and tight.  I love the feel.  The body is just perfect to hold with this lens.  It just feels GOOD!  I’m not going into all the scientific mumbo-jumbo as there are many other sites that do so but Man Oh Man this lens is sweet.  My first shot with the lens was a shot at 150mm length, 1/7th seconds, handheld with the OIS on, at F5.0 and it turned out incredible – H.A.N.D.H.E.L.D!! ……

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8

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Considering converting to the Fujifilm X series as a
professional Photographer? | Catherine Connor

Are you considering converting to the Fujifilm X series as a professional Photographer? This topic is triggering a great deal of discussion within the industry. Those converting to the X series are creating a real sense of intrigue and discussion, does size really matter? My inspiration behind this blog post is to trigger a additional conversation with our readers. Have you been tempted? Have you converted and why? We are really interested in your thoughts. Please share your observations and considerations, many professionals are taking the leap for others it’s just a step too far out of their comfort zone. Kerry Hendry is an exceptionally talented photographer; her fine art horse images, landscape and storytelling shots are breathtaking. Kerry captures atmosphere within her images, and as an avid traveller is constantly on the search for adventure. She needs a piece of kit that’s gives her freedom and liberty to shoot, when she wants and how she wants. I’ve worked with Kerry over the years and I’ve seen her slowly but steadily move over to Fuji X series kit. One of her key reasons to do so was that it she felt it actually liberated her photography. Kerry has been a real inspiration to the Aspire Team and those she has taught. What has Kerry’s transition taught us? …

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Fuji X-T1

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The man behind X-series design | Masasumi Imai

As the head of design for the Fujifilm X-series we have a lot to thank Masasumi Imai for.

He’s overseen the design development of all models including the original X100, the X-E2 and, his own personal favourite, the X-T1. During the very busy photokina 2014 show we were able to grab 15 minutes with Imai-san to ask him about his inspiration, the current range and what we can hope to see in the future.

On a day-to-day basis what does your job involve?

Every day I think about design. I am in charge of the exterior design team, comprising five product designers and three GUI designers.

When an X-series camera is designed, what comes first, the interior design or the exterior?

Normally, designers will start by sketching the design of a camera, but Fujifilm is completely different to other companies. All three teams will meet; the brand team, the design team and the development team and all aspects of the camera are discussed all the way through the process. All aspects of the camera complement each other……..

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Fuji X-T1

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Out & About With The Fuji 50-140mm f2.8 | Derek Clark

I went walkabout the other day while there was a bit of good weather, and by that, I mean dry and bright, because it certainly wasn’t warm. I wanted to try out the Fuji 50-140 f2.8 in daylight. I’ve already reviewed the lens under studio conditions which you can see HERE. I ended up shooting some street photography and capturing something I wouldn’t have thought possible, handholding at the equivalent of 210mm at 1/28th of a second and getting a sharp image. I had to double check the Exif Data on this one because I thought I was seeing things. As you can see from the crop above, this is again very sharp and I’m shooting wide open at f2.8. You can see the street shots I took processed in B&W using Silver Efex Pro over at 35mmStreet. But have a look at some colour shots before you go. Before I reached the streets I went for a walk near the Science Centre by The River Clyde in Glasgow (Scotland). The next few pictures should show how sharp this thing is. It does take the X Series on a different direction because when the 50-140mm is attached to an X body, gone is that feeling of small, discreet, fly on the wall photography. It’s a big lens and it feels and looks like a 70-200mm. The size of the camera doesn’t really matter. I was using the X-T1 with the battery grip…..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF50-140mm F2.8

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Gadfly Gives Up or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and
Love Digital Black-and-White | Mike Johnston

Digital took black-and-white away. To me it’s the biggest change about the Digital Transition (which I define as 1994–2011). “Black and white are the colors of photography,” said Robert Frank. That “are” would now have to be changed to “were.” I’ve made the point many times that for some of us—those of us who approach working with a camera by learning to see the way the camera and lens sees—being able to convert a color file to B&W is not the same thing as having a camera that only shoots B&W. If the camera natively shoots color, I see in color. Can’t help it. People who look at it like it’s only a technical question can’t see the point in a B&W-only camera; they’d just convert the file. They don’t get it: we see with our brains, and if the way you conceive of making pictures is to adapt your brain to the way the camera and lens are recording the image, then you’ll only “see” in B&W if that’s what your camera is seeing. So for a long time I agitated for dedicated B&W camera, saying I’d buy one when someone made it. Then someone did…Leica. Leica was a slightly more expensive brand of camera in the marketplace when I got into photography, costing a modest 10 to 30% more than similar Nikon equipment. Now, Leicas are Veblen goods marketed mainly to the carriage trade and cost many multiples of what similar equipment costs…..

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Fuji X100S

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APD : The New King | Ivan Joshua Loh

In the colorful kingdom of Fujifilm; there live a Portrait King. Its name; the XF 56mm F1.2R. He has been king for very obvious reason in the mirrorless world. A famous household name. Pretty small and lightweight compere with its full frame system from other kingdom. Its has help photographers produce gorgeous and creamy bokeh. Until now; there might be a new King with a slightly longer name. APD, the 3 letter word that represent the pinnacle of a portrait lens? Is it worth $500 premium? The question will be, if you are already the owner of XF 56mm F1.2, will you sell its and buy the APD version? And the other question will be if you don’t own a 56mm and plan to get one, which 56mm should you get? The XF 56mm F1.2 or XF 56mm F1.2 APD. I will take you through the paces and see what is the real difference between this 2 great lens from Fuji and let you make your own decision…….

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2 APD

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