Als wäre es gestern gewesen. Wenn ich mir die Bilder von unserem Fjäll Äventyr anschaue, bin ich in Gedanken wieder dort. Im Reich der Rentiere stapfe ich durch feuchtes Moos – auf dem Rücken schweres Gepäck und an meiner Seite Anna, die zum ersten Mal mit mir hier unterwegs ist. Was vor vielen Wochen noch in Schweden begann, ist nun endlich fertig geworden: der Text über unsere Tour von Foskros nach Tänndalen. Draußen hält der schwedische Nieselregel seit Stunden an. Es ist die Art von Regen, bei der man sich beim Wandern ständig fragt, ob man den Regenponcho auspacken soll oder nicht. Jetzt sitze ich im Warmen und habe den zweiten Saunagang hinter mir.Der Sommer hat sich hier in Westschweden seit Tagen verabschiedet. Das Thermometer klettert kaum über zehn Grad. Doch wer im August zum Wandern nach Schweden ins Fjäll fährt, der tut das nicht wegen der Sonnenstunden. Anna und ich haben es uns im Ferienhaus meiner Eltern gemütlich gemacht und genießen entspannte Tage nach unserer neuntägigen Tour. Neun Tage, in denen wir das spätsommerliche Fjäll unterschiedlicher wohl kaum erleben konnten. Stürmisch-kalt blies uns der Wind auf den Hochebenen entgegen. Fast märchenhaft und idyllisch erlebten wir die Laub- und Nadelwälder. Regen und Sonne wechselten sich ab…..
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… the 23mm feels perfect in your hands, especially on the X-Pro. But the quality of this lens is just stunning and Fuji has done a fantastic job in producing a lens that is more than the sum of it’s parts. The 35mm f1.4 has always had the edge over the other X Series lenses, but the 23mm has a look that is just as special and I can’t wait to use it on a real shoot. I’m a documentary photographer and this is a lens to tell stories. You get a great perspective with an old school 35mm, just the right amount of foreground to background without a load of distortion. It’s also a lens that you can move in close and still get a great look without peoples faces getting all bent out of shape. The 18mm f2 can be a little wide for my liking, but this new 23mm foots the bill. So the 23mm f1.4 has been worth the wait. The 56mm f1.2 should be out early 2014 and if it’s in the same league as the 23mm it will be stunning. I shoot with two bodies a lot and the 23mm on the X-Pro1 and 56mm on the X-E1 will be a great partnership. I’ll have more photos from the 23mm in the next few days on this blog as well as Twitter and Facebook. I’ll also shoot some street photography and post them on 35mmStreet. I’ll leave you with the horn, or rather, two horns. My Selmer Tenor and Yanagisawa curved soprano, two amazing saxophones. If you’ve got the horn and still not satisfied, take a look at Project Jazz on this here site……
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For those of you that know my photography, you know I don’t take a lot of pictures of people. But, I do take personal images, especially of my beautiful older daughter. Before I sold-off my Canon gear, my “go to” portrait lenses were the 85L or even the 135L. Those were amazing lenses, especially on a full frame 5D. But, shooting with them was not an intimate experience – I felt detached from my subject, not part of the action. I was far away using a big, intimidating tool. One of the things I love about the X-Pro1 is that it’s small, unobtrusive, and non-intimidating. It lets me get close to my daughter and be more spontaneous with the images I make. And, that’s why I like using the Optical Viewfinder (OVF) so much. It keeps me close and lets me frame images in a more natural way. I can see not only what’s in the frame, but what’s not in the frame – I feel part of what’s happening. I see my daughter with my own eyes – not through an electronic interpretation of her. It’s not artificial. It feels intimate and real. The OVF is definitely more difficult to use when it comes to nailing the focus point, particularly when I shoot wide open. But, it didn’t take long before I became comfortable with the process. For me, the OVF is the only reason for me to stick with the X-Pro1…..
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The old barn is only a stone’s throw from where I live. This morning we woke up to hoar frost and the trees and fields were covered in a thick layer of frost. I have used the old barn as a back drop for several photo shoots over the years so I was disappointed to find it almost completely caved in on itself this morning. Once I am sure a beautiful structure sitting there at the foot of the hills with a great view of the valley. I was ill prepared to shoot this morning as I had driven off without gloves and my toque. With finger numb I came away with a few frames. All images are captured with the Fujifilm X-Pro1 with the XF 35 1.4R lens….
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We’ve been blessed with some spectacular colour this Autumn here in Ireland. Apparently, according to the news, the weather conditions were just right that the colour of the trees here rivalled that of those in New England. Certainly where I live the colours have been amazing. I’ve been keeping a good photographic document of the progress of my favourite season as it affected one of my favourite parks in the city, and I’m working on making this into a book. However, as the final days of fall give way to winter, the foliage has one last gasp of spectacular colour, and I did my best to capture its grandeur. The following photos were all captured with my little Fuji XE-1 and the 18-55mm lens. I’ve been pretty skeptical of this lens in the past, but as I’ve recently discovered, processing your images in Iridient Developer (or Capture one or Photo Ninja apparently) can have a pretty big effect, I decided to give the lens another chance. I was not disappointed, and I’m completely re-evaluating my opinion of it. Technicalities aside, the Fuji’s ability to capture colour and the vibrance, made it a perfect choice to chronicle the beauty of the Autumn leaves . I’ve tweaked these a bit in both Iridient Developer and then further in Lightroom, but I haven’t altered the spirit of the images…..
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My name is Bert Stephani and I’m a professional photographer from Belgium. That’s a tiny country in the middle of Europe famous for it’s beer, chocolate and for inventing fries. The French stole the fries from us, but it should actually be “Belgian fries“. As a photographer I specialize in not being specialized. But I’m always interested in people, so most of my work is centered around portraiture and reportage/documentary. I’m a story teller and feel equally at home telling the stories of private, commercial, editorial or corporate clients. I also get a lot of satisfaction out of sharing my knowledge with other photographers through blogging, workshops and lectures. My family is my biggest joy and inspiration. My lovely wife Stacy keeps my feet firmly on the ground and I deeply respect her ability to live with someone with a chaotic creative brain. My three kids Kobe (10), Maya (9) and Noa (6) mean the world to me and teach me valuable lessons every day on how to stay amazed. Most of my spare time is spent with my family. I enjoy being out in nature, travel, read and sharing a great meal with friends…..
People ask me which are my goals as a wedding photographer? Or what am I expecting from the photographs i take? Everyone has a different approach talking about the direction of their own jobs or the way they just work with their clients. Well, in my case my highest priority is to make my brides very happy. Because is also what makes me happy. First of all is to exceeded their expectations when they gave me the huge responsibility to shoot one of the most important days on their life, they are trusting me. Plus the fact they choose me between many other great photographers, I can’t ask for more. but there is also the deep pleasure to take pictures just for to take it. The joy to click the shutter and feeling very good about it, grateful to have one of the best job in the world. But I really believe this happiness/pleasure/joy could be shared with other friends photographers too. Shooting a wedding for me is always a pleasure and I’m always excited, but in a raw world this is just a job (a great job). What about when a colleague ask you for some help or just for kindness to share an experience with him without any compensation? Until today I did it a few times and I will do it again, because feels nice to create something without commitments and overall doing what i love most: Photography! There is not nothing better than shoot just for fun, having the time to experiment new stuffs, techniques, ideas etc, or in my case trying the new camera: the Fujifilm x100s….
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Fujifilm XF Fujinon 23mm f/1.4 R Verdict
Sporting the same field of view as a 35mm lens does on a 35mm camera, this lens should be a popular choice for the wish list of many Fuji X-series camera owners, especially with that fast f/1.4 maximum aperture. The quality delivered by this lens is excellent, in terms of build and optical performance, which makes the £780 asking price seem fair, although not inexpensive.
The Fujifilm XF Fujinon 23mm f/1.4 R delivers excellent image quality with great build quality.
Fujifilm XF Fujinon 23mm f/1.4 R Pros
- Extremely sharp stopped down
- Very good sharpness in the centre at maximum aperture
- Useful hyperfocal scale
- Excellent build
Fujifilm XF Fujinon 23mm f/1.4 R Cons
- Not as sharp towards the edges of the frame at maximum aperture as you may expect
FEATURES 4.5 / 5
HANDLING 4.5 / 5
PERFORMANCE 4.5 / 5
VALUE FOR MONEY 3.5 / 5
VERDICT 4.5 / 5
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You can’t imagine how long I’ve been working on this… But it’s finally here: today I’m launching my first eBook entitled 1EYE, ROAMING.
If you’re a longtime reader of this blog you’ll recognize the topic since it’s based on the Lutetia – Travels in France with the X100 series. Why return to those images? Because I needed to; because they’ve since become much more important than I originally thought and because I needed something more permanent. I have other projects in mind but this had to be the first step…..
….also included is a special chapter called Case Studies where I offer a glimpse into the processing of the images as well as reflexions on some of the moments that were captured. Seven examples in all. The book is in PDF format and I can tell you it looks fantastic on an iPad Air. Very happy with it…..
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FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) will be releasing another new firmware upgrade for its flagship Fujifilm X-Pro1 compact system camera on November 28th which will offer users enhancements to operability and functionality. This latest firmware upgrade is being released in response to customer demand and will offer X-Pro1 users the chance to update their model to incorporate functionality available on the most recent X series cameras launched in October 2013. The X-Pro1 is set to continue as the company’s flagship X series model, and Fujifilm is striving to keep the level of technology offered on this product as up to date as possible so that purchasers of the X-Pro1 will have greater longevity of use.
[Release date of the new firmware]
5th December 2013 (Thu.) GMT 05:00/JST 14:00
FUJIFILM X-Pro1: Ver. 3.10
[Main contents of the firmware update]
- Improve the cover range and accuracy of the bright frame in the OVF
The cover range of the bright frame displaying the shooting area in the optical viewfinder has been improved so that a field of view closer to the actual image can be checked. By maintaining the position of the bright frame with parallax compensation during AF lock, the shooting area can be checked even when letting go of the shutter release.
- See the exposure setting in live-view and histogram
The images and histogram will reflect current exposure levels (with the shutter speed and aperture set during manual exposure also displayed on the image). In scenarios where the live view and the final shot will appear differently, eg: when using flash, this setting can be turned off.
- Aperture and shutter speed can be changed once AE lock is selected
The aperture or shutter speed can be changed while maintaining exposure (EV value) with the AE lock button. The photographer has the ability to tweak settings down to the very last moment before shooting.
- The default and maximum sensitivity and minimum shutter speed can be set when ISO AUTO is selected
When selecting “AUTO” in the ISO setting, users can also set standard ISO, Maximum ISO and a low-speed shutter limit. The Low-speed shutter limit has been extended to 1/500 seconds.
- New fuctionality allowing you to edit image filenames
An image filename (DSCF***) is automatically allocated to each picture when shooting, this can now be changed to your filename of choice.* This added functionality is useful when organising the images after shooting, and sorting the images into groups. * It can be changed to a 4-letter filename when selecting “sRGB” and a 3-letter filename when selecting “Adobe RGB” for the color space.
- Change of numbering for images shot using continuous shooting
When shooting using continuous shooting, only the first image is currently displayed in full screen and subsequent frames are displayed in small on the bottom right, and the file number was set as “S+7-digit number”. With the new firmware, all frames in continuous shooting are displayed as full screen shots in playback. The file number has also been altered to follow numerically as per standard single shots, thereby allowing uniform management of images after shooting.
- Improvement of RAW file conversion function
When developing RAF images in-camera using the built-in RAW file converter, the firmware upgrade improves the flow by taking you back to the original RAF image once the conversion has been done, whereas before it left you with the converted JPG file on screen and the user had to go back to the next RAF file manually.
Details on improvements 2, 3, 4 and 5 are available in the operation manual on the support page below.
Please visit the following URL for details on other changes.
* This firmware is exclusive to the FUJIFILM X-Pro1.
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