Travel Photography

Cuba Diary #1 | Jorge Ledesma

Time flew, it was a short flight of only 40 minutes from Miami and in a blink of an eye we arrived in Boyero, Cuba (location of the Jose Marti Airport). From here we took a cab to La Habana, Cuba’s capital city, and the adventures began. At first, it was a huge culture shock but then I quickly realized just how special La Habana really is. La Habana is a beautiful city trapped in a time capsule but nonetheless it exudes a unique beauty that in my opinion can only be appreciated with your own eyes. Its for sure a one of the “must see” cities in the world. If you ask me how it looks, I would say its like if Paris and Madrid had a love child which they gave up for adoption and shipped to the Caribbean. We ate, we laughed, we shared, and overall had a wonderful time with my in-laws. I arrived a few days ago and I can’t wait to go back. Here’s a short gallery of what’s to come in the next few days……

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Fuji X100S

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A family roadtrip around Australia with the Fuji X system |
Tom Leuntjens

I’m currently on a 3 month roadtrip with my family in Australia. We are travelling in a campervan with our two boys: a 3,5 year old and a 1 year old. It’s been a wonderful journey so far. Choosing my gear for this trip was rather easy. As a photographer I wanted to be able to make great pictures, but as a dad, it had to be compact & light. And to be honest, there wasn’t much room left in our bags. My camera bag (Retrospective 30) actually doubled as a diaper bag on the plane. What did I bring on this trip? A Fuji XT1 with the XF18 (27mm) and the XF35 (50mm) lenses and a Fuji X100S (35mm). A couple of SD cards, 4 batteries each and that’s it! I haven’t regretted this decision for a second. Most of time I tend to take just one camera and lens with me when we go walking. It makes me work with whatever I have with me at the time. Because of the built in ND filter the X100S has seen the most action so far. The XF35/XT1 combo is still my favourite (but eagerly awaiting the firmware update). The camera’s have been through a lot, they live on the dashboard or get tossed in a backpack. Most of the time I just have one dangling of my shoulder, on the beach, on a boat, through the rainforest. I’m not here as a photographer, I’m not hunting for the perfect picture, I don’t sit around and wait for perfect light. I just try to take some decent honest snaps of our time here, as a dad…….
 
Source: blog.tomleuntjensphotography.com
 


Fuji X-T1

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FUJIFILM XF 50-140 f2.8 OIS WR FUJINON LENS –
IN THE FIELD REVIEW MYANMAR (BURMA) | Björn Moerman

A few days ago, I got back from a two week photo-adventure to Myanmar (Burma). Even though, I still have a lot of editing work to be done on the +3000 images I shot, I don’t want to delay my in the field review of the Fujinon 50-140 f2.8 lens I took on the trip any longer. First of all I would like to start with a big thank you to Fujifilm Middle East, who provided me with a copy of the lens ahead of the official launch date. As the lens did not have a pre-production SAMPLE stamp on it, I suspect it will be very close if not identical to the final version. The lens firmware used was 1.00. Rather than going into pixel peeping mode, I prefer to give the readers a practical review of how I used the lens over the last few weeks………

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF50-140mm F2.8

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Fuji X-T1: my favourite camera for travel | Wim Arys

I have come to rely on the Fuji X-T1 for travel photography. It is one of the few mirror-less cameras out there with a very descent kit lens (XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS) which for me almost always gets the job done. Whether you decide to go with the graphite silver or black edition, both will serve you well and are only cosmetically different. I either use the AF lock button on the back or half press the shutter with AF set to centre spot and focus and recompose, works like a treat.The 18-55 f/2.8-4 rarely disappoints, decently sharp corner-to-corner at f/2.8 already, but aperture is easily changed on the lens. Can’t wait to try the new XF 16-55 f/2.8 due in early 2015, not just for the undoubtedly even better optical performance, but having a weather sealed lens makes this combo even more useful. Every time I open my RAF files I am still amazed with the sharpness and quality of the images. I’m not gonna lie to you, the Fuji X-T1 does not have the best widest autofocus capabilities in the world, but together with the body’s hands-on controls, it makes a killer combination…..

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Fuji X-T1

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COFFEE IN TOKYO | Fatih Arslan

This Coffee Shop was one of my best experiences ever in my life. It’s located in Shibuya district. It was a magical place where we visited after a long walk in Tokyo. We loved it so much that in my whole trip in Japan I was eager to go back to Tokyo, just to visit this place. It’s like escaping in time in a way you never experienced. Initially I’ve read this place in the book “The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee”. I didn’t know that my Hotel was just next to this coffee shop until I’ve fired Google Maps. The Coffee itself was very dense. The barista spent something like 15-20 minutes just to prepare the Nel Drip. He used the kettle in a way I’ve never saw. It was like he was counting every single drop, slowly. He didn’t weighted the beans either. It was like he was born with that particular skill……

Source: arslan.exposure.co
 


Fuji X-T1

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The Fuji X-T1 on African Safari – How Well Did It Work? |
Dave Burns

In a recent post, I described the kit I took on the most recent photo tour I led to Africa. The kit included the Fuji X-T1 and in this post, I’m going to talk about my impressions of using that X-T1 in the field, how well it performed, and whether I would bring it again. At the end is a gallery of images I made with the X-T1. When I told some people I was bringing the X-T1 on safari, they shook their heads. While people love their X-T1’s, there’s general consensus that it’s not suitable for sports or wildlife photography – anything with fast action. And for those who follow online forums and Facebook groups and are familiar with the challenges many people face with the X-T1, much of this article will be predictable. That’s probably a good thing: ultimately I just want my systems to be better and if Fuji is already aware of their gear’s good and bad points, that increases the likelihood that they’re already working on improving them. And that’s a good thing because I’m biased: I want this gear to work well since it has many great points and ultimately my goal is to change my kit to use gear that is lighter and smaller than my current gear. My standard safari kit for several years has included the Canon 5D Mark III and that is my benchmark for the X-T1. I may not need the X-T1 to measure up to the 5D3 in all areas but there are a few areas of functionality that are critical to successful shooting on safari…….

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Fuji X-T1

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Interview with Thomas Menk | FStopLounge

Thomas Menk defines himself as a fine art photographer, a designer, a philosopher, a composer, a father, a learner and a human being. He is undoubtedly all of those, but he’s also an official Fujifilm X-Photographer and the curator of a growing and popular collection of links to blog posts and web pages about the Fuji X series of cameras. Based on my interaction with him, he seems to me a soft-spoken, humble gentleman that is not going to be changed by his popularity. If you read his answers, I am sure you will agree with me.

F Stop Lounge: Tell us a bit about you and your photography.

Thomas Menk: I am an entrepreneur with different sectors of activity and companies. Photography was and is my passion since more than 20 years. Through various exhibitions in galleries and in my own gallery my photography work became a lucrative sideline in recent years, so now I need a new hobby :) My focus is in landscape and travel photography. However, I also love street photography – but without people ;-) As a landscape and nature photographer, I think that people even disturb the peace and harmony of the composition. Nevertheless, I find it very nice to find places in towns without people and hold them. Sometimes quite a challenge. Photography is a nice balance to my other activities and I love the luxury of not having to earn my living with this…….

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Westfjords Day 1: Keflavik to Ísafjörður | Michael St. Jean

This was my third trip to Iceland. My intent was to take some pics, reflect, and submit to some geographic OCD. My first trip to Iceland included eight glorious days driving the Ring Road. Three years later I returned with my family so they could experience this beautiful country and landscape. They got to experience a lot of the south coast along with the usual Geysir > Gullfoss > Þingvellir circuit. New to me on this family trip was a visit to the Snæfellsnes. So on my map of Iceland I had completed the big circle and several peninsulas, but there was one major region left unseen: The Westfjords. And it bothered me that to have a whole region unexplored. I flew from Boston arriving midnight at Keflavik, walked over to the Airport Hotel and grabbed a room for the night. After a good night’s sleep and an Icelandic breakfast of breads, meats, cheeses, muesli and yogurt, I walked back to the airport to and picked up my rental car. My destination was Ísafjörður, far to the north…….

Westfjords Day 1: Keflavik to Ísafjörður

Westfjords Day 2: Ísafjörður and Villages

Wesfjords Day 3: Ísafjörður to Látrabjarg

Source: photo.stjeanm.com

ENDLESS LIGHT on Exposure | Michael Schaake

Aufgenommen wurden alle Fotos mit einer Fuji X-T1.Dazu das XC 50-230, XC 18-55, XF 10-24, XF 35 und XF 60.Einige sind JPEG aus der Kamera, einige sind in Lightroom aus RAW’s entwickelt.Für mich das ideale System…fotografieren macht wieder Spaß! Wir erreichen unseren Anschlussflug und landen in Evenes dann doch noch pünktlich genug um den Leihwagen knapp vor Geschäftsschluss in Empfang nehmen zu dürfen.Der Weg nach Stamsund ist allerdings nicht – wie von Google berechnet – in 2 Stunden geschafft.3,5 Stunden werden es und wir erreichen unsere Unterkunft um 23:30 – es ist taghell ….

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Fuji X-T1

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The Fuji X-T1, the 56mm f1.2 lens and the City | Gabor Nagy

Ok, the tittle says it all and the city is still Dublin. When I go for a photo walk I normally use my little X100s, that’s is the camera I always have with me. Although it took a little while to get use to it, I was always a 50mm guy, rather than 35mm, but now I love to shoot streets with both focal lengths. What about the 56mm f1.2 lens that I acquired last summer. Well so far I used it for weddings, portraits and product shots, but not during my photo walks. And I love this lens, it’s fast, super sharp, still small and doesn’t weight a ton. It’s probably not people’s first choice for street photography, on Fuji’s APS-C sensor it translates into 85mm, but needles to say I really enjoyed using it on the streets. The last couple of occasions I headed into the city I limited myself to the Fuji X-T1 with the aforementioned lens attached to it and here are some of the results from this experiment, they are also part of my Streets of Dublin collection. Enjoy. …..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2

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