Fuji X-Pro2

Review: The Fuji Instax SP-1 Printer | Ian MacDonald

In February I wrote an article about the Fuji Instax SHARE SP-1 Printer called “A photograph needs to be real:  The beauty of the Fuji Instax printer“. In that article I shared my thoughts about “growing up” in the era of digital photography and how, recently, I had come to realize the value of the printed photograph.  I discussed the impact an amazing printed photograph has on me, and also my desire to print more often. While thinking about some upcoming photography projects I was planning, and a photography trip I was about to take,  I realized how valuable the Fuji Instax SHARE SP-1 printer would be.  Thankfully it worked out that I could receive one before I left for my trip. I have to admit that I was like the little kid on Christmas day waiting for the courier to deliver the printer.  I will always be the guy who nerds out on new gear, but this time it had special meaning to me……..

Soucre: Review: The Fuji Instax SP-1 Printer – Ian MacDonald Photography

Fujifilm X-Pro2 – Testbericht & Meinung | Qimago Photography

Gleich zu Anfang: Es gibt zahlreiche tolle Tests und Vorstellungen der X-Pro2 im Netz. Alleine von den 100 X-Photographers, welche die Kamera vor Ankündigung zu Testzwecken hatten, gibt es zahlreiche Posts. Vor allem in diesen könnt Ihr die Neuerungen nachlesen. Ich werde hier nicht jeden einzelnen Punkt hervorheben, welcher jetzt neu an dieser Kamera ist. Ihr werdet hier meine Meinung lesen, was mir wichtig ist, was ich für mich als gut bzw. problematisch festgestellt habe. Nicht mehr aber auch nicht weniger. Anfang 2012 war es soweit. Ich weiß noch genau wie begeistert ich war als ich das erste Mal die Fujifilm X-Pro1 in den Händen hielt. Eine digitale spiegellose Cam im Look einer Messsucherkamera mit der Möglichkeit das Objektiv zu wechseln. Der optische Sucher hatte mich schon bei der X100 aus dem Hause Fujifilm begeistert. Der links sitzende Sucher ist, egal ob optisch oder per elektronischem Sucher, am Ende heute noch der ausschlaggebende Punkt für mich, zu einer Kamera in diesem Design zurück zu greifen…….

Source: Fujifilm X-Pro2 – Testbericht & Meinung | Qimago Photography

My thoughts on the Fuji X-Pro 2 | Mohamed Hakem

I can now say that I’ve used the Xpro-2 in many situations: I’ve used it casually, for taking pictures of my friends and family, in professional photo sessions, under the rain and in the desert were it experienced hard dusty conditions,  What I can say is that it is the best fujifilm camera Out there. It is very responsive, fast and quick. As you have already noticed I didn’t speak much about the specs because I am not a fan of evaluating a camera by its numbers! great pictures are not taken by higher spec camera. If you understand the Fuji approach which is a camera that you will love to use and will reward you with excellent image quality rather than going into a pointless technical race. Now the Auto focus is on the DSLR level, not the pro ones but still very good, For me I will wish nothing more than that……

Source: My thoughts on the Fuji X-Pro 2 | Mohamed Hakem

A Portrait of Eduard ~ X-Pro2 & Acros Film Simulation | Kevin Mullins

Eduard Grecu is the award winning head chef of the kitchens at the amazing Woolacombe Bay Hotel. He also happens to be a Fujifilm photographer himself, and a very good one he is too.  We became friends via this website and he very kindly invited my wife and I down to Woolacombe to shoot some behind-the-scenes documentary type images of the kitchen. I’d been contemplating shooting more personal work over the winter months and something that interests me, along with my Being British theme, is the idea of documenting the “behind the scenes” of everyday activities. Having worked in a kitchen myself when I was younger, I’ve remained fascinated by the industrious nature of them. I love how a team can seemly work together from prep through to plating and we, as the consumer, simply see a gorgeous plate of food……..

Source: A Portrait of Eduard ~ X-Pro2 & Acros Film Simulation

Prepping for South Africa | Donovan Bond

As my Twitter followers might know, I’m getting for a pretty big trip to South Africa, where I’m fortunate enough to be going on a Safari. I’m incredibly excited to have this fantastic photographic opportunity ahead of me, but it has thrown a wrench into my usual travel/packing strategies, in addition to making a couple photographic purchases necessary. I thought it might be of interest to do a bit of a travel diary, which has already been of some help to the process. This post has already been revised a few times as my packing strategies change. As ever, it’s important to start with a solid foundation. Game reserves present a unique challenge when it comes to keeping your camera steady. Most of what I’ve learned on the topic is from (re-)reading this piece from Thom Hogan, and another more recent piece. A key problem to solve is how to support your camera when you’re in the vehicle. I opted for Really Right Stuff’s new Travel Clamp Kit to affix to the rails of a vehicle like so……..

Source: Prepping for South Africa — Fuji vs. Fuji

The Fashionable X-Pro 2 | James Conley

For a few years now, I’ve relied on Fujifilm’s X-Series as my workhorse system for documentary, street, and travel photography. Originally working with an X100s and an X-E1, I’ve now added the X-Pro2 to the stable. (These days, the X-E1 is a backup body.) However, for studio work I’ve continued to rely on Canon. Studio work involves different kinds of habits from those of the photojournalism I usually do. The thought process in working with lights, settings, models, and scenes is nearly quite the opposite kind of thinking required to capture unfolding moments on the street. Studio work is slower and more deliberate, and the distractions of the equipment cannot be avoided, with each shot requiring manual adjustments of light stands and strobe settings. For studio thinking, I always found a Canon DSLR a good match. The studio is about controlling light, and it’s often a dim place to work. Seeing directly through the lens is not only easier in low light, but it also makes me feel more connected to the model………

Source: The Fashionable X-Pro 2 by James Conley – STEVE HUFF PHOTOS

Enlightenment | Little Big Traveling Camera

Ok. Maybe an odd title for a blog post but it is related to a very special shooting experience with the Fuji X Pro-2 that I had in Vietnam last week. Beside that I’m not enlightened at all (yet). And of course it also has to do with my obsession to use song titles for my blog entries. If you listen to Van Morrison’s song its clear that he also struggles with enlightenment. Enough about the title but before I talk about the Fuji X Pro-2 some words about the location. It is the Emperor Jade pagoda in HCMC (or Saigon), Vietnam. If you ever plan to visit the place it is important to either learn the correct pronunciation of its vietnamese name: Chua Ngoc Huang which is next to impossible or to simple write down the name or address on a piece of paper and hand it to the taxi driver. If you don’t you will end up standing in front of the wrong temple and you will find yourself playing charade with the taxi driver. I tried to play a fish (because there is a pond with fishes and turtles in front of the temple) but a couple of days later learned that my attempts were all wrong……

Soucre: Enlightenment | Little Big Traveling Camera

Fuji X-Pro2 Review | Neocamera

The Fuji X-Pro2 is the follow up to the original Fuji mirrorless. This new model packs a higher-resolution 24 megapixels X-Trans CMOS III sensor with a 1.5X crop-factor and 3:2 aspect-ration in a similar retro-style body which is now weather-sealed. This sensor forgoes an anti-alias filter thanks to its unique color-filter-array which is not prone to Moire artifacts. A revised hybrid shutter allows this mirrorless to offer shutter-speeds from 1/32000s to 30s, plus bulb exposures of up to an hour. It can sustain a full 8 FPS at full-resolution with a deep buffer for 83 JPEG images or 33 RAW files. The new 24 MP sensor offers a wide sensitivity range, covering ISO 200-12800, which is expandable to 100-51200. The X-Pro2 features a hybrid viewfinder which switches between a 2.4 megapixels 0.48″ EVF and a rangefinder-style OVF mode. It also features a rear 3″ LCD with a class-leading 1.6 megapixels of resolution to provide another sharp and precise way of composing and reviewing images or video……..

Source: Fuji X-Pro2 Review | Neocamera

Fuji is the Leica of the new Millennium | Bill Palmer

So why do I say that Fuji is the 21st Century Leica? What is it about the X Series that makes it so much better? It’s a combination of factors, some organisational, some technological and some related to what I shall for the moment refer to as „momentum“. Let me explore five reasons that I believe explains where Leica have gone wrong and Fuji have gone right. 1. Fuji makes reliable cameras. Yes, I know Fuji has their moments—“orbs“ in the X10, sticky aperture blades in the X100, even the recent configuration settings amnesia in the new X-Pro2—but they deal with their occasional wobbles openly, promptly, courteously and with the minimum of inconvenience to their user community…..

Source: Fuji is the Leica of the new Millennium | Bill Palmer

Verona Photography Trip with the Fuji X-Pro2 | Andrew Newson

An increasing large part of my business is running photography trips and holidays. These trips are sometimes in the UK, like the wonderful Lake District and Snowdonia National Park. I also run holidays abroad in places like Copenhagen, Paris and Verona. We just arrived back from a great trip in Verona with a lovely group of people. I truly am very lucky to be able to offer these courses that frankly don’t feel a lot like working! Having said that I do put a lot of thought in to them and of course there is quite a lot of planning too. I tend to stress a little bit about whether everyone will enjoy it and importantly whether they will get something valuable from the experience. I shouldn’t worry because I get very good feedback and lovely testimonials from my clients. Some of the trips I am able to run with my wife Samantha. We have children at school so it’s not always possible but it cetainly makes the running of the trips much more fun. It’s great to have Samantha on board to help make sure things run smoothly and that attendees are happy……..

Source: Verona Photography Trip with the Fuji X-Pro2 | Andrew Newson

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