Fuji X-Pro1

Tested! Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4R WR | Mike Mander

A couple of weeks ago, Fujifilm announced a new, fast wide-angle 16mm prime lens, equivalent to a 24mm in full-frame terms. Notably, this is Fujifilm’s first prime lens with the WR designation, meaning it has dust and water resistant construction. I had the opportunity to test a pre-production sample of the new 16mm almost immediately and now, just a few weeks later, I’ve had a chance to throughly test a final production sample. In short, this new prime is extremely impressive! Compared to the Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4R, which I consider one of the very best wide-angle lenses I have ever used (regardless of brand), this new 16mm holds up to the 23mm in pretty much every way. Also, considering how much wider it is, being equivalent to a 24mm in full-frame terms versus a 35mm equivalent for the 23mm f/1.4, the size and weight increase over the 23mm is really quite minimal……..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm F1.4

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Fuji and Sigma 600mm f8 | Mac Sokulski

Recently I had a chance to swap some of my old Pentax lenses for a very interesting lens.  It makes a mirror-less Fuji X-T1 camera into a mirrored one.  This is a Sigma 600mm f8 mirror lens. The principle of this type of lens is quite simple.  It works as a reflector, with a big mirror at the back of the lens focusing at another mirror in the front (that little black circle in the middle) and into the camera.  This design allows the lens to be very compact compared to an equivalent standard lens. Lets talk first about the advantages of this.  It’s 600mm, and on a crop sensor it gives you a very nice 900mm field of view.  It’s well build, with with smooth focus ring. Minimum focus is about 2m, which is quite close.  Sigma has printed 1:3 Macro at that position :) .  The lens is quite light, and can be used handheld, plus it is cheap.  This one cost $175cdn.  Not bad….

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Fujinon XF Lenses

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A Quick Review Of The Fujinon XF 16mm f1.4 Lens –
How Wide & Shallow Can It Go? | Marco Larousse

As much as I love my X100 series cameras for my everyday street work, there are occasions when I need/want to use a different focal length for a specific purpose. And 95% of the time it is to use a wider lens than what my X100 can give me. So far that meant that I would put the excellent Fuji XF 14mm f/2.8 on my X-Pro 1. It is a fantastic lens and works great for street photography, especially when using zone focusing. But if there is one thing that I would like to change about this lens, it would be to use it at faster apertures. The XF 16mm f/1.4 has a classic 24mm field of view in full frame terms compared to the equivalent 21mm of the XF 14mm lens. In real world numbers that will reduce the field of view from 90° (XF 14mm) to 83° (XF 16mm). That is not a whole lot but may be something landscape and architecture photographers may need to consider. While the field of view might not be much different the XF 16mm is a whole two f-stops faster! So who needs that on a wide angle lens? I do. In very low light situations photographers using this lens will be able to either shoot at a much lower ISO or keep the shutter speed short so they can safely hand hold or freeze the action in a shot. Let’s say you are in a situation where you shoot the XF 14mm at f/2.8 and 1/60s at ISO 6400. With the XF 16mm you now you have either the choice to shoot at f/1.4, 1/250s and ISO 6400 to freeze action or f/1.4, 1/60 at ISO 1600 at lower ISO while maintaining the same brightness in your image……..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm F1.4

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Adventures in Nice, with the Fuji X-E1 | Thomas Fitzgerald

I posted some of my images from the recent trip that I took to Nice, in the south of France last week. As I wrote, most of the time I just used my iPhone to take photos, mainly because we were there to relax and take it easy. I did have my little fuji with me too though, and I did get to take some shots with that too. At first I was having a little difficulty shooting with the X-E1. The reason was that the sun was really bright, and I was finding it hard to see both the viewfinder and the screen. Images on the viewfinder were really dark, and because I’m a glasses wearer too, my eyes don’t go right up against the eye socket, so sometimes the glare can make it even harder to see, but I’m not really sure what was going on. It’s possible that the evf in my camera is dying, as it was quite dim. Anyway, I eventually got used to it and interpreting what I was seeing with how it would turn out, but at first it certainly wasn’t helping the relaxing! I was longing for an optical viewfinder, and I really appreciated the old pentaprism view of the film camera I had with me. It’s not generally an issue in the normally dim Irish sunshine! ……

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Fuji X-E1

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Obsessing about lenses……. | Bill Fortney

OK, I admit it, I love lenses, what’s not to love!!!  In the process of trying to capture those glorious moments of interesting subjects and great light, they are what focuses the image onto the sensor!  No single factor has more of an affect on the final image than the lens!  A lens has to do a lot of important things: sharply render the details, keep the color correct, maintain contrast, prevent contrast robbing flare, faithfully capture the intricate variations of color, and much more!!!! Here are a few of my most frequently asked questions about lenses:

1. Are single focal length lenses better than zooms?
2. If the difference is small between zooms and primes, why bother with primes? …..

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Fujinon XF Lenses

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Making the best of what you’ve got! | The Edge

Following on from my last post on travelling light with the X100s I thought I would take a look at what that actually means in the real world and how you can overcome and adapt to many situations. I was out in the town of Carrickfergus, walking around the Castle, Harbour and the Marine Highway on a very still grey day. The cloud cover was very low but producing some nice dramatic light as shown below in the photo of The Harbour below. Further along the marine highway is Fisherman’s Quay. Whilst on the Quay I noticed a shot of the famous Carrickfergus Castle across the water. I visualised a long exposure shot with the water and clouds nicely blurred. Normally I’d have a my X-Pro1, with several lenses, tripod and a range of Lee filters to choose from. However, when travelling with just the X100s, a spare battery and a couple of filters I had no such luxuries. Had the little Fuji reached its limit? ……

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Fuji X100S

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Alpine Sunrise – my spirit home in Australia | Noah Stammbach

I had the car for just two days. After spending the night in Jindabyne, we had until midday to explore the Aussie alps. Blue Lake seemed a good destination for a sunrise, so we set out at 4am. Rain droplets sparkled in the night as we hiked. A blanket fog mingled with rain clouds, pushing the humidity well past 95%. Once your shoes got wet, they just got wetter. It was still too dark to see beyond the edge of the track so I imagined sweeping valleys and steep drop offs. Amongst some granite boulders I spotted a shy wallaby. Rain droplets sparkled in the night as we hiked. A blanket fog mingled with rain clouds, pushing the humidity well past 95%. Once your shoes got wet, they just got wetter. It was still too dark to see beyond the edge of the track so I imagined sweeping valleys and steep drop offs. Amongst some granite boulders I spotted a shy wallaby…….

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Fujinon XF Lenses

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Fujinon XF16mmF1.4 R WR | Michael R. Cruz

This is a follow up on my usage for Fujinon XF16mm. I have been using it for more than a month now and I have to admit, I have been using it more than I thought I would. One of the best feature of the lens is the minimum focus distance, as per specifications 16cm, which is measured from the sensor.  So that means, you can focus on on object as close as almost touching the lens glass. I think the fact that this is a 1.4 lens is that, you don’t have to worry about very low light environment and that is one of the feature I didn’t expect that I’ll be enjoying the most.  I know some people would think, why would you need an f1.4 semi-wide angle lens? I think the approriate answer is another question:  why the heck not? …..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm F1.4

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A Fujiholics Story | Ben Cherry

I’m a nature lover, have been since I was five and have taken this further by completing a Zoology Degree and now working as a environmental photojournalist and research assistant for conservation projects. My love for photography started when I was eleven and steadily progressed as I got older, from winning National Geographic Kids and Rotary Foundation competitions to getting experience in a variety of genres. Things like fashion shoots and motorsport helped to fund a year out before university where I travelled from Cairo to Cape Town with way too much camera gear! But from that trip onwards I knew that I wanted to give my best shot at combining my love for nature with my photography obsession……..

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Why would I need the new Fuji 16mm f 1.4 lens?????? | Bill Fortney

If you already own the Fuji 10-24 f 4 XF lens, or the Fuji 16-55 f 2.8 XF lens why would you invest in the new Fuji 16mm f 1.4 lens??!!  I just got a new production copy of the 16mm f 1.4 XF lens and I was wondering the same thing!!! So let’s give it a try in the field! First let me dispel what many people believe about extreme wide angle lenses, that they are designed so we, as photographers, can view, and thus, get more stuff in the image. While true, that’s not the most effective way to use a wide angle lens though!  A very effective way to use a wide angle lens is to move in close to your main subject and make it the sharpest thing in the image, and then allow the background to either be equally sharp, by  stopping down to a very small aperture setting like f 11 – 16 or 22, or to make the background “very” out of focus, or by opening the lens to it’s largest aperture setting. There in lies the value of a f 1.4 wide angle lens, the depth-of-field is extremely shallow when shot wide open ( f 1.4 ) thus making the background a very dreamy out of focus!!!  What makes this lens even more special is that it focuses down to a minimum distance of just 15cm!!!  That makes it all the more effective in showing strong, sharp, subjects with wonderful Bokeh in the background……

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm F1.4

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