Fuji X-Pro1

I fell in love with my X | Elke Vogelsang

If you want to bore the hell out of me, talk to me about gear. I’m definitely not a camera geek. There are a lot of people who spent a lot of time comparing specifications, reading camera reviews, zooming in to the pixel. Lots of people spend more time on the gear than on taking pictures. Call me old-fashioned or mad, but when I bought my camera with lenses, I went up to my local retailer, told him what I need the camera for and that I would like to have the best I could possibly afford. I got a Canon 7D with three brilliant lenses. When I decided to become a wedding photographer, I updated the camera to a 5D, but I never regretted handling it this way. No tedious study of camera reviews, etc. Less lifetime wasted. I always have a camera with me. Since I was tired of carrying the heavy dslr equipment with me I decided that I need to get a more lightweight and smaller camera for my private pictures. I went for a Fujifilm X-20. It is beautiful. I just love the retro design of the Fujifilm X series. Yes, I am a visual person. But don’t blame a photographer for loving beauty. The headings of the camera reviews about the X series and the X-20 were promising (sorry, I usually don’t get any further than this). Of course, the X-20 is not a full substitution for my dslr, but I wanted to get something lightweight and small for a price I could afford. After all, it is pure luxury to get a new camera when you already got quite amazing equipment. So on my first holidays after I bought the X-20 I left my dslr at home and couldn’t have been happier. No bulky bag with heavy camera body and lenses hurting my back…….

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Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 & Testing New Fuji Glass |

I’ve had the pleasure of trying out some great new Fujifilm X Series Lenses that they sent to me recently and thought I’d post some street shots here before I review them over at my DCP Blog. The lenses are the tiny 27mm f2.8 Pancake, The super wide 10-24mm f4 and two converter lenses for my favourite street cameras the x100 & X100s. these two screw on lenses take the standard 35mm (full frame equivalent) lens down to 28mm or up to a 50mm. 28mm, 35mm &50mm are all great street photography focal lengths, so there’s pretty much something for every street photographer wishing to use the X100 or X100S. Reviews for each lens coming soon……

Source: 35mmstreet.com

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Fuji XF 10-24MM f4: Shooting Architecture | Marco Sobrevinas

Fuji’s X series lens lineup (including Zeiss’s three X mount lenses) is one of the primary reasons the system has been so well received by both professionals and informed enthusiasts.  Even their first-generation line-up of primes performs very well, especially with all of the firmware updates. Like Patrick, I’ve been a decades-long, Leica M user (almost 30 years) and have a penchant for primes rather than zooms.  Working professionally for 26 of those years, however, meant that I used my fair share of zooms as well.  So while I have a sentimental attachment to the rangefinder film camera and prime lenses, when I’m working for pay, I won’t hesitate to use any tool (digital, zooms, post-processing software) to improve my efficiency and the quality of the images I’m providing to a client………

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Full Review of the Fuji XF 18-135mm Weather Sealed Lens |
Dan Bailey

A few weeks ago, I posted a first look review of the new XF18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS WR lens, which is Fujifilm’s first weather resistant lens.  Although it can be used on any X-Series camera body, the 18-135 was designed in conjunction with the rugged, weather sealed X-T1, and it lets you shoot in out in the elements without having to worry about rain, heavy snow, water splashes or the spray from waterfalls getting inside your lens. In addition to the 20 points of weather sealing which have been incorporated into the barrel, the 18-135 also features a special ventilation system that helps prevent dust from being sucked into the lens when you zoom in and out. This is a really nice addition, because if you shoot in dusty conditions long enough, you’ll eventually see some of that dust work it’s way inside your lens. Believe me……..

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Fujifilm XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens Review |
Michael R. Cruz

This is Fuji’s first weather sealed lens.  It is not the fast lens by any means, widest at f 3.5 up to f 5.6; but the focal length makes it a great travel lens.  This 7.5x super-zoom lens is equivalent to 27-206mm on a full-frame camera (35mm) it also comes with Optical Image Stabilization. If you are familiar with the 18-55mm lens or any Fujinon XF lenses you will have the same feel right at home with the XF 18-135mm.  The build quality of the lens is top notch and with a reasonable price tag it is a very attractive lens.  The mount like with any Fujinon XF lenses is metal and looks like it will last for a long time.  The Zoom ring has enough torque and smoothness combination to it.  I have no issues going back and forth for a different zoom range.  There’s also a knob to turn the OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer) on or off and a button for manual or Automatic Aperture control.  It also comes with a lens hood and a soft cloth pouch…….

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Fujifilm X-E1 + Photo Ninja = Awesome | Thomas Fitzgerald

As many of my long time readers know I’ve spent quite a bit of time going back and forward between different raw converters trying to get the best out of Fuji’s X-Trans files. While I use Lightroom as my main photo management and digital darkroom application, I’ve found that whet it comes to images from Fuji’s cameras you can get better results from a third party converter. In the past I’ve looked at both Iridient Developer and Photo Ninja, and for a while I preferred Iridient Developer. Lately, I’ve been giving Photo Ninja another workout, and after using it for a while now, and having come up with some new default sharpening settings, I’m absolutely loving the results I’m getting…….

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Striking Gold with the Fuji X-series | Olaf Sztaba

British Columbia has a lot to offer – stunning scenery, abundant wildlife, a high quality of life and friendly people. Despite its many attributes, it wasn’t natural beauty and certainly not the quality of life that brought early settlers to this part of this world. It was gold! Kasia and I recently went on a trip to the Cariboo region, driving along Highway 97, also known as the Gold Rush Trail. Like the early miners, we were there for adventure and mining for … great imagery. We travelled equipped with the Fuji X-T1 paired with the XF 14mm F2.8, XF 56mm F1.2 and X100S. The trip took us from Vancouver to Hope, small but charming Ashcroft and Cache Creek. From there we drove north along Highway 97 through Clinton, 70 Mile House, 100 Mile House and 150 Mile House. Then we travelled further north to Williams Lake and Quesnel, from which we headed east toward the funky town of Wells and historic Barkerville…..

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The ‘Unbearable’ Lightness of Fuji X Series | Tewfic El-Sawy

This trip is something of an important chapter in my timeline as a travel photographer, as it’ll be the first time that I leave my heavyweight DSLRs home. I’ve traveled before with just a Leica M9 and the Fuji X Pro-1 (as to Guatemala last month), but this is the first photo expedition-workshop that sees me DSLR-less. I’ve tested the Fuji X-T1, the new addition to this group of non DSLR tools, in the streets of New York City and over the past two weeks, found it reliable and responsive, and I believe it’ll perform well in replacing my aging Canon 5 Mark II. The Fuji X-T1 has its drawbacks and quirks, but from my past experience with the X Pro-1, these are mostly caused by my being unfamiliar with its minor idiosyncrasies……

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Up Close? | X-Pro1 | Fuji XF 35/1.4 & Raynox +8 | Rob Lowe

If you shoot any of Fuji’s interchangeable lens, X-System bodies and are keen to shoot macros and close-ups, there is really only one option if you are looking to buy an XF macro lens; obviously, that’s the XF 60mm 2.4 R Macro lens. Personally, I know that lens pretty well and I have in the past eighteen months, shot a lot of macro images with it. It’s wonderful in rendition, clarity, size and usability (even if it does hunt, somewhat noisily, at closer focus distances). Furthermore, it’s a relatively inexpensive lens nowadays. Another option would be to purchase a set of extension tubes, adding a bit more bulk in your bag. However, what to do if you don’t want / can’t afford to – shell out £349+ for the 60mm 2.4? There is another option, besides tubes, worth considering……..

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Fujifilm X30: First Look | Pixelogist.me

Yes, that’s the Fujifilm X30. Not a bad upgrade, and not something to make you jump around your room in excitement either. To me, it’s the X20 with an EVF. Nothing more. The few improvements, like the rotating (and clearer) LCD and the new control ring, will make a difference, and make it a nicer camera to use than the X20, but it’s still the same thing at heart. Not that this is a bad thing. The X20 is a very good camera to begin with. And having the same camera with a very high-quality EVF is a nice prospect indeed. But the market having cameras like the RX100 III, with the same kind of EVF, and a much larger sensor, and (in my opinion) a better AF system, in a significantly smaller body, Fujifilm needed to upgrade the core of the X20 to give us something new. A newer sensor – a larger one, at that – or a smaller body, or even a faster lens. Something of that sort. And not simply the same camera with an extra feature or two. For the first time since the X10 came out, I’m a bit disappointed with a new Fujifilm X-series model. Oh well……..

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