Fuji X-Pro1

Does Fuji Cheat with its Sensors? | Nasim Mansurov

When testing cameras, it is not unusual to see a situation when one camera can produce results a bit darker or brighter than another. In some cases, lenses are to blame for this variance, since most lenses cannot ideally transmit all of the incoming light. What this means, is that a lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 could potentially transmit less light, which could be equivalent to say f/3.5 in terms of brightness. The latter number is what is often referred to as a “T-stop”, or Transmission-stop, which is basically an adjusted f-stop that takes into account this light loss. In other cases, the camera itself can be the source of brightness variance. Although manufacturers are supposed to adhere to an ISO standard that guides the process of determining the right brightness level for each ISO, there is usually still some variance between not only brands, but also between specific camera models. We won’t get into the question of why there are such variances. Instead, we will concentrate on implications of such variances to camera sensor comparisons and ratings. Particularly, we will be looking at exposure variances in Fuji cameras, such as the Fuji X-T1. Many photographers, including myself, have been fond of the way Fuji sensors render images, outputting very clean and pleasant-looking images, even at high ISOs. But are those ISOs real? And is Fuji doing something shady to make its images look better? Let’s take a closer look…..

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Fujinon 10-24mm | Jorge F Marques

So, let’s talk about the Fujinon 10-24 mm f/4. I had mixed feelings about this lens at first, primarily  because I enjoyed the Canon 16-35 mm f/2.8 II so much. There’s always some pain when we decide to change systems (or anything in our lives, I guess), so Fuji had big shoes to fill. Again, this is not a technical review. There are many people that talk about chromatic aberrations, distortions and falloff, so if that’s what you want you’d better stop here. I only intend to talk about the results I achieved and, frankly, whether or not it gives me what I need. In one word, yes. It isn’t perfect, but yes. My main concern is the flare. Although beautiful at most times, it’s a bit excessive when shot at direct sunlight and it can be an issue. It’s definitely hard to control and much more unpredictable than my previous experiences with wide angle lenses.  Another thing that never happened to me was the reflection of the letters in the front of the lens on the filter. So if you use one (I always use a UV in all my lenses), beware that it can show up in your pictures in direct sunlight. A problem? Not really, but rather a inconvenience………

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF10-24mm F4.0

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One Year with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Peter Dareth Evans

The above photo – taken a couple of days after grabbing the X-Pro1 with the bundled 18mm f/2 lens, that was when I kind of fell in love. It’s plenty sharp with beautiful colours and a natural filmic character to its unobtrusive noise at high ISO. What’s more, the quiet shutter-click and compact old school styling made it completely unobtrusive. After a chat about the curious camera, the blacksmith just let me work the scene, with nary a further glance. Yes, it’s been one year now that I’ve been shooting with my X-Pro1. Here are some thoughts on my time with Fuji’s first X-Trans camera and how I’ve found the shooting experience, and whether it might be the right camera for you…

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Fuji X-Pro1 – Should you still buy one? | Dave Young

For a camera that is just 3 years old the Fuji X-Pro1 is one of those cameras that polarises opinion in so many ways. First announced back in January 2012 and launched in March 2012, the X-Pro1 is likely to go down as a classic. It was the flagship model that fully launched Fuji into interchangeable lens systems and in part thanks to the hybrid viewfinder allowing photographers the option of choosing between an optical finder (OVF) and an electronic view (EVF), along with previews of depth of field and white balance.  It’s a camera that in many ways is tough to better and for many Fujiholics, the wait continues for the release of the X-Pro2, a new improved X-Pro1, once more trail blazing the Fuji name. The question many still ask though, is should you still invest your money in an X-Pro1 now, with Fuji moving forward with revised technology, and the X-Pro1 slowly getting left behind. The release of Fuji’s XT-1 certainly upped the game for Fuji, even though the styling was somewhat different to the X-Pro1. It features no rangefinder style cues like the X-Pro1 has but the technology is certainly a step on from the X-Pro1………

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Fuji 50-140mm review: A wonderfuly fast telephoto | Olivier Duong

Conclusion

The Fuji 50-160mm is an amazing lens. It’s beautiful, fast and has great stabilization. It allows you to get very close and personal without physically doing so. If you are used to wider angles, the change is pretty radical, but once you get use to it, the lens is magic with superb performance and creamy Bokeh……..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF50-140mm F2.8

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Fuji 16-55mm review: An excellent versatile lens | Olivier Duong

Conclusion

In short, if you are not into primes (or even if you are…), this is THE lens to get. It’s not as portable as some other Fuji lenses like the 18mm, but it more than makes up for it in terms of image quality and speed. The close focus capabilities are the icing on the cake. This is the kind of lens that you can glue it to your camera and not use much any lens for quite some time…….

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8

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Views of Kenya with the Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4 WR | Matt Brandon

So just before I left for Kenya, I got a WhatsApp message from my contact at Fujifilm Malaysia telling me they had the yet-to-be-released Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4 WR. I have been waiting for this lens since it showed up on the Fujifilm Lens Road Map. A 16mm f/ 1.4? That’s a lot of light!  But the real question was going to be, would I feel it was wide enough? Let’s face it, a 16mm lens on the X-system is effectively a 24mm in 35mm-speak and I generally like shooting wide. I like fast even better. This lens has not disappointed me. I really wanted to write this review before leaving and post it the day the lens was officially announced, but unfortunately I got the lens only the day before I left for Kenya and I have been working on an OFMP training everyday since I arrived. I was able to carve out a few moments here and there to put this little guy through some of it’s paces……

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Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4

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Fujifilm XF16mm lens – picture samples and first thoughts |
Damien Lovegrove

I’ve been fortunate enough to have a couple of copies of the new Fujifilm XF16mm prime lens so far. The first was a pre production unit I picked up in Japan back in February and I later swapped it out for a newer version at The Photography Show last month in Birmingham. My latest copy has serial number 00029 from the final production run. It came boxed and is in full retail guise. I’ve shot over 1000 frames with XF16mm lenses so far and I love this lens. I’ll be linking the shots here in this blog post to their full size counterparts as soon as I’m allowed to do so. The full res images sparkle with clarity and will delight the pixel peepers among you. My idea of lens evaluation doesn’t dwell on the microscopic but uses a more holistic approach. I choose a lens because of the way it translates the three dimensional world into a two dimensional image. The overall look and feel of the images a lens captures are of utmost importance. I love to print my work too and the process of producing prints is the most telling step in image quality evaluation……

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Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4

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56 WITH THE 56 | FUJIFILM XF 56MM F1.2 FIRST IMPRESSIONS | V.OPOKU

Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 – I have been flirting with this lens for about 5 months now but I don’t own a copy yet which is a bit of a surprise considering the fact that I have always had a thing for fast-short-telephoto lenses; an 85mm f/1.4s has always been part of my professional kit – I have owed a Carl Zeiss Planar and a Nikkor 85mm in the past. The inclusion of this lens in my kitbag should have be a no-brainer, heck this use to be my favourite focal length, however it hasn’t worked out that way. I have spent the past 2 years documenting 99% of my work with just the XF 35mm f/1.4 and the X100S with its native 23mm lens. As a result, the FOV of 50mm and 35mm have become natural to me. I can pre-visualise images at these field of views even before I take them – “this will look good at 35mm and that will look better at 50mm.” I wouldn’t say I have mastered seeing everything through these perspectives yet, but I have a rough idea of how an image is going to look even before I raise a camera to my eye. I feel “at home” shooting at 35mm &  50mm. I contemplated on switching things up and going with 35mm + 85mm combination this season – a popular choice amongst many wedding photographers, but….

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Fujinon XF Lenses

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XF16mm. a WIDER perspective. | Ivan Joshua Loh

The super fast Fujinon XF 23mm F1.4 has always been the default lens on any X-series camera that I bring along for my daily domestic photography mission. Like my endless trip to the supermarket, fetching my cheeky daughter from school or a trip to the lush Singapore Botanical Garden with my family. I love the XF 23mm because its a lens that fulfilled many of my needs in 1 lens. Not all but some. Its has quite a decent wide angle, AF is fast and the F1.4 glass is more then great! Today I decided to widen my perspective by mounting the swanky new pre-production XF 16mm lens. It’s also a super fast F1.4 lens. Is it the new must have for X-series fujinistas? Its a 24mm in 35mm format equivalent. Let me take you through the paces and see if this is another a great Fujinon lens or its a let down? …..

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Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4

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