Nikon has made a number of 28mm lenses over the years. The most illustrious is undoubtedly the 28mm f/1.4 AF-D. In the past I usually avoided the 28mm focal length in favor of the 24mm and 20mm lenses. When the 17-35mm Super Wide Zoom came out in the mid nineties, it quickly came to be my “go to” wide angle lens.
When I began trying out my Nikkor lenses with the Fuji X Pro 1, this was one lens, that I had not anticipated becoming one of my favorites. The focal length with APS-C sized sensor, gives a cropped field of view of around a 42mm equivalent. Kind of ho hum area. However it has been a joy shooting with it. All of the things that I liked about it before seem almost better now with the Fuji’s sensor. Funny how some of the lenses I had great expectations which were not fulfilled and then others surprised me in good ways…
Fuji XPro1. A lot has been said online about this remarkable and opinion polarising camera. I will cut to the chase right now – if you’re looking for the best travel camera available in 2012, this is it. My opinion is considered and well thought out. I’ve traveled, mostly overland, and photographed twenty-five countries since 2010.
I’ve shot and traveled with many different camera’s, but the Fuji XPro1 outshines them all. Hands down. So much so, that I recently sold my Nikon DSLR system. My travel camera kit now consists solely of the Fuji XPro1, with just a single lens. This is easily the best travel camera combo I have ever had the pleasure to use.
Photos shot in an abandoned building in New Zealand with the Fuji X-Pro-1 and 18mm lens.
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… This gives me the opportunity to share my thoughts on the monochrome capabilities of the Fuji X Pro-1, and compare these to the Leica M9′s color photographs converted to black and white. As the Leica M is rumored to be released at the end of this month, I don’t know how the monochrome photographs generated by the Leica MM will compare to those altered by the traditional post processing, nor how those made in-camera by the Fuji X Pro-1…but I thought I’d post two monochrome photographs made during my recent trip to Chiang Mai…
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Whether the X-Pro1 is worth the real money needed to buy it you will need to weigh up for yourself. If faster and better autofocus, more silent operation and speedy performance are important to you, save your cash and resist the charm of the X-Pro1’s cool retro looks, as you would be seriously disappointed. That said, if visual excellence is what you are really looking for, then I would just say that this is a unique and amazing camera that, in its class, can deliver unbeatable image quality that is worth every penny…
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Mirrorless cameras are generally geared toward the enthusiast or semi-pro consumer. Some companies, like Canon with its new EOS M offering, are seeking to cater to a broader market in features and styling. But not one of them can match the astronomically expensive FujiFilm X-Pro1 for pure photo-nerdery.
What Is It?
A relatively compact, retro-styled camera that delivers DSLR-quality images with a great deal of creative control.
Who’s It For?
Camera lovers who want something easily toteable, that will utilise their technical skills, and that will reinforce their sense of photographic style.
Why Does It Matter?
It marks one of the most serious attempts by any company to satisfy such a niche market of hardcore enthusiasts. This camera was not built for widespread adoption; to be honest, it’s rare to see a company put so much consideration into a product that satisfies the desires of so few.
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A comprehensive review of the Fuji 60mm f/2.4 macro lens for the Fuji X-Pro1. How does this macro telephoto prime perform? This review answers the big question.
Rounding out the telephoto end of the X-Mount system, the Fuji 60mm f/2.4 macro lens also adds more serious close-up capabilities to the Fuji system. At the equivalent 90mm focal length on full-frame, the Fuji 60mm is positioned perfectly to tackles portrait work and macro shooting both….
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Much like the 50mm f/1.2 AIS lens, I find the subject of this posting to be just too heavy, when mounted on the Fuji XP1. And again just like my early expectations that I had with the 50mm f/1.2 lens becoming one of my favorites to use with the Fuji, the 85mm is in a way a disappointment. The D3 or D700 with the 85mm f/1.4 AF-D lens, has seen a great deal of action. Also on my now gone D2X. In fact at the time when I first got the 85mm, my main camera was the D2X. With it’s APS-C sized sensor the angle of view is comparable to a 127mm focal length (cropped). I loved the combination so much that after acquiring a D3 with it’s larger sensor, I ended up getting the Nikkor 135mm f/2 DC lens (a future subject).
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Final thoughts about Fuji X-Pro1 by Matt Granger
Matt Granger Photography specialises in portraiture and special event photography. Matt’s talent lies in interacting with individuals and crowds to put them at ease, facilitating natural and comfortable photographic sessions.
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I guess I’m one of the first few owners of this lens and I decided to write a short review of this lens as I dont believe that there are any out there yet. Hope that it can serve as a reference to anyone interested in owning it. I got mine from Artworkfoto, and am pleased with their service. Pre-ordered it online and got it at a slightly cheaper price as compared to the price they are listing now. Also let me select another set as the first one I was shown had a spec of dust within the lens itself, and had a faulty pouch. I believe they have a few sets left so if you want to get one of the first few third party x-mount lenses, you can call them to enquire. Note that I do not gain any benefit from this….
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If you study the history of design, one thing will become abundantly clear: design trends tend to make a circle. Apple gets it’s design inspiration from 1960′s brAun, and camera manufacturers get their inspiration from the analog cameras. One of the first digital cameras with a retro look is the Panasonic LC1, but I believe that the market was not ripe enough for it, it was bad timing. Olympus struck the heart with the original Pen EP-1 and the retro craze has been on since then. Rangefinder lookalikes are back, with no small thanks to the Fuji X100, with some adopters claiming “They couldn’t resist!”.
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