Fuji X-Pro1

The New Fuji 90mm f 2 – A Hands On Review | Bill Fortney

It’s approximately 4.5 inches long, excluding the hood. It takes 62mm filters  (this is important – more on that later!). It has the heft of a slightly heavier 56mm f 1.2. It’s supplied with a metal bayonet hood like the 60mm Macro. F stop range is f 2 to f 16. Minimum focus distance is less than 4 feet (more on that later). The focus ring is exceptionally smooth and firm. The aperture ring has good solid 1/3 stops detests like the 50-140. It balances well with the X-T1 with or without the battery holder. It is one of the most solid feeling Fuji lenses yet!!!……

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Fujinon XF Lenses

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Fujifilm XF 56mm f1.2 R Lens Review And Sample Photos | Alik Griffin

What I love About This Lens

This lens is really fantastic. The images it produces are made with magic. Sharpness is fantastic corner to corner with no optical flaws like chromatic aberrations or color shifts. It’s great for street photography where you want some distance, or it’s just great for travel and landscape. If you’re a prime lens shooter, this lens is a must have and was the first Fujinon prime I purchased when I made the switch to Fujifilm. Zero regrets.

Few Things I Don’t Love

The lens is pretty heavy compared to other Fuji lenses. Combine it with a Fuji X-T1 you have a hefty little camera that’s a little front heavy. The 56mm lens is hard to stabilize and will require always shooting at a bit faster of a shutter. I have trouble getting tack sharp images at 1/60 shutter because of motion blur. If you’re on a tripod or shoot with strobes this won’t be a problem. Like mentioned earlier the lens is completely fly-by-wire. You don’t get that same sense of control when using manual focus like you would with a Leica or a manual Zeiss. That’s just the way Fujifilm is designing their lenses so we can’t really complain. I do wish the aperture clicks were a little tighter as I’m always changing the aperture by accident when my hand hits it wrong or when the camera hangs from my neck strap. I think it’s something Fujifilm could work on…..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2

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Fuji 16mm 1.4 R WR | Chris Harrison

A quick drive down to what is the biggest Japanese car festival in Europe, it was a beautiful sunny day so I employed the Electronic Shutter with the 16mm for the static shot, but obviously, being me, I had to try it with a bit of panning… I’m pleased to say weird Electronic Shuter distortion was much easier to control with the wider focal length, although with the stance of many cars in attendance it wasn’t always easy to tell…

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm F1.4

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Fujifilm launches the FUJINON XF90mmF2 R LM WR lens | Fujifilm

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) is proud to announce that a new FUJINON XF90mmF2 R LM WR will be added to the X-Series interchangeable lens line-up in July 2015. Offering a focal length equivalent to 137mm* and a maximum aperture of F2.0, this short telephoto optic is ideal for portrait and sports photography. The FUJINON XF90mmF2 R LM WR is a fast-aperture prime lens that delivers ultra-sharp images with rich bokeh even at the maximum aperture setting. The optical construction of 11 elements in 8 groups (including three ED glass elements) minimizes vignetting and creates beautiful bokeh thanks to the rounded diaphragm, which makes it perfect for portraiture as well as other applications. Despite having a large maximum aperture, the FUJINON XF90mmF2 R LM WR is both compact and lightweight, 540g, while the minimum working distance of 60cm delivers a wide shooting range. A newly-developed Quad Linear Motor delivers fast, accurate autofocus, plus the lens also features a weather- and dust-resistant structure that can work in temperatures down to -10℃. Along with the popular XF56mmF1.2 R, this is a must-have lens for portrait photography fans that favor fast aperture prime lenses. The focal length allows you to shoot at a distance that won’t intimidate subjects, leading to more natural, candid results………

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Fujinon XF Lenses

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Fujifilm RAW file converter with Film Simulation support is now
compatible with all X series cameras | Fujifilm Global

Fujifilm Corporation is pleased to announce that the Film Simulation capable RAW conversion software “RAW FILE CONVERTER EX 2.0 powered by SILKYPIX (Ver.4.1.1.0)” now allows users to convert RAW images taken on all FUJIFILM X series cameras using Fujifilm’s renowned Film Simulation modes. The software will be available to download for free from 18th May 2015.

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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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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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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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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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