Fuji X-Pro1

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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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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Tested! Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f/2.8R LM WR | Mike Mander

Back in February, I finally had the opportunity to shoot with a production grade Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f/2.8R WR LM zoom lens and now finally, after a long delay, I’ve made an effort to publish a review. This professional grade, weather resistant (WR) zoom lens has a constant f/2.8 aperture throughout its range and has very fast focusing due to Fujifilm’s linear-motor (LM) system. For an early look at its build quality and some initial comments on the performance of a preproduction version, see my posting on the Beau Photo blog here: Coming soon… Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8R LM WR. Most of the comments on the preproduction lens hold fast with the final version too, so excellent centre sharpness at all focal lengths, even wide open, smooth bokeh at 55mm which is nice for shooting portraits, very low chromatic aberration and virtually no purple fringing. One thing that I hadn’t had a chance to test previously was the lens‘ flare resistance, and in that way the 16-55mm proved exceptionally good. If you look at several images shot straight into the sun in the sample image gallery (one of them shown above), you’ll see how flare and loss of contrast are almost nonexistent in those situation. Very impressive indeed ……

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8

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Fujifilm 16-55mm f2.8 Review | MirrorLessons

As a working events photographer, there are two zooms that I’ve used more than any other. They are usually known as the 24-70mm and 70-200mm equivalent on a DSLR/full-frame camera. I believe that this lens combo can be found inside the bags of many professional photographers regardless of whether they shoot sports, weddings or other genres. I had the Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8 and 80-200mm f/2.8 when I was working with my D700, and then I used the 12-40mm and 35-100mm f/2.8 with my Micro Four Thirds gear. I also enjoy working with prime lenses. Indeed, for both my Nikon and my M4/3s systems, I used very nice fast primes for a lot of my work. I also know several photographers who prefer primes to zooms. It is a personal choice but when it comes to versatility, you can rarely beat a 2.8 zoom lens. And versatility can often be crucial on the job. The Fujifilm X system has rapidly become popular amongst professional photographers, especially for the wedding genre. Many of them work with nearly all the fast prime lenses available for the system, from the wider 14mm and 23mm to the standard 35mm and the longer 56mm. I also know some who use the 18-55mm f/2.8-4, which was the X-E1/E2 kit lens and at the time, the fastest zoom available. As such, it was a natural consequence to see the release of two professional zoom lenses with a constant and fast aperture……

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Fuji 56mm f/1.2R a perfect lens for portraits and lifestyle | Tom Grill

An 80-90mm fast aperture lens has always been my favorite for portraits. When I did photography advertising for cosmetic companies, however, I used instead a Nikon 105mm macro because it was very sharp, had a flat field, and could get in really tight without a need for close-up filters or extensions. Of course that was in the days of shooting film. Today there are of fast lenses out there in the 85mm range. They still don’t get in quite close enough without some help from an auxiliary filter or extension, but they are super sharp, flat, and often have very fast apertures.  Nikon’s 85mm f/1.4 lens is one of the best lenses the company makes, and from what I can tell Fuji’s 56mm f/1.2 (84mm equivalent) is easily its equal. Many lenses are now available with fast f/1.4 apertures, but not all of them deliver superb performance at that opening.  I routinely use the Fuji XF 56mm f/1.2 R lens in a range of f/2-f/1.4 to preserve its bokeh effect……

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2

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Review: Eyefi Mobi Pro 32 GB wireless SD card | Piet Van den Eynde

Eyefi kindly sent me a Mobi Pro 32 GB wireless SD card to review. The timing was right, because I had been looking for a way to create a tethered workflow in which I can send images I take with my Fujifilm cameras to Lightroom. Although Fujifilm have announced a tethering solution, it is not yet available and once it will be, it will still require you to use a cable. What is it? The Eyefi Mobi Pro 32 GB wireless SD card is, as its name implies, a 32 GB SD card that includes a wireless transmitter so you can send your photos wirelessly to your smartphone, tablet or computer. It’s priced at about $99 / €89. Eyefi also has a cheaper wireless card, the Eyefi Mobi, that exists in 8 and 16 GB versions. The difference between both is that the Pro version can…….

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Fuji 23mm F1.4 / Lens Review | Colin Nicholls

This review will start with my first play with the 23mm about a year ago, I tried this lens and to be honest didn’t like how it felt preferring the view and feel of my 35mm, this recently changed when I got the 56mm lens. These two lenses were very close in focal range I felt I wanted to go a bit wider on my wide angle setup, so I took to eBay and picked up a used 23mm and got to work trying it out, then shot my first wedding with a 23mm/56mm setup, or the much loved 35mm/85mm combo equivalent, and I was very impressed. Image quality on this lens is stunning, it’s incredible sharp and nicely contrasty, wide open at 1.4 you have incredible images which offer a nice amount of background separation for such a wide lens on a crop sensor. This was one of my must haves for this lens, I usually always shoot wide open. And love shallow depth of field, so I wanted something similar to 35mm on full frame, and while the Fuji isn’t quite there, I’m very happy to use it and love the effect it gives……

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 23mm F1.4

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