XF 14mm

Take a walk on the wide side… | Patrick La Roque

When Fujifilm Canada asked if I’d be interested in shooting images for a book project (an internal publication I believe), I said sure. When they requested street photography? Awesome. With the XF 14mm lens? Uh oh. The XF 14mm f/2.8 R is fantastic—a lot of photographers have shot the hell out of this lens and wouldn’t be caught dead without it in their bag (my friends Bert and Flemming have both done some seriously amazing work with it). But I tend to use it very sparingly, only in very specific situations: when I need a larger field of view (obviously); when I want to accentuate lines and play with geometry; close-up, using distortion as a visual statement of some kind. When it comes to street however…It’s never been in my toolbox……

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Going out with my new Fuji XF 14mm f/2.8 and XF 35mm f/2 | Mauricio Reis

6:29. I wake up, even before the phone alarm clock that is scheduled for 6:30. I stood up and quickly dressed my clothes . Before leaving home I still have time to eat an energy bar. I took another put in the pocket in case of the hunger appears. Not long ago I switched to X system Fuji. After some indecision, I ended up selling all Canon equipment that I had: a 5D mkIII, L series lenses and a paraphernalia of other accessories. I bought a Fuji X-T1 with the 18-55mm lens and 55-200mm. I dress the waterproof jacket – there is a possibility of raining during the day – and put the bag with the equipment at the shoulder. It is much lighter now. Much more! It was what I needed. I started to have less courage or patience to load a backpack so heavy on my back…….

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Taj Mahal III – Love Letter to the Fuji XF 14/2.8R | Little big traveling camera

In my previous blog post of my visit to the Taj Mahal all shots were taken with the kit lens. In this blog post they are taken with my favorite Fuji lens – the XF14/2.8 R. As I moved closer to the Taj Mahal it was clear to me that now is the time for the 14mm lens. I already praised this lens a lot on my blog. If you scroll down to take a look at the tag cloud of my blog you can see that the 14mm is my main lens and there is a reason for it. The 14mm (or 21mm in full frame terms) is a surprisingly flexible lens. It has many advantages not only over the kit lens but also over the 10-24 but of course it depends on your shooting style and subject if you value them as much as I do. Here are the most important ones:
 

  • zero distortion
  • small and light
  • wide but not too wide
  • offer a focus clutch for easy manual focus (and zone focus)
  • uses the same lens hood than the kit lens……..

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Industrial Landscapes – Part I | Olaf Sztaba

When you specialize in one genre of photography it is easy to get comfortable, box yourself in and become lazy about seeing. Contentment and self-assurance are one of the greatest enemies of a creative photographer. It is especially important for those who specialize in travel and landscape photography. Too often we see the same visuals, themes, places or even exactly the same compositions. An antidote to this frame of mind is to try new things even though they may pose a challenge or cause discomfort. Propelled by this aggressive attitude we decided to explore a different type of landscape – one that would not naturally lure the photographer but might provide a great visual reward. I found working with industrial landscapes a difficult but fascinating challenge…….

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 14mm F2.8

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Xtend your Fuji system: All about that Hood | Rene Delbar

Let’s be honest: next to the ease-of-use of the Fujifilm X cameras, the advantages of their sensor, the performance of the XF glass and the resulting image quality, many X-shooters just love the retro design and handling of the bodies. Right from the start, with the original X100, we got a compact tool to completely enjoy taking pictures. If you’re old enough to have started photography with roll film or 35mm cassettes: just add “again” at the end. In order to augment the “old days” experience, we’ve been adding leather carrying and wrist straps, half cases, thumb grips, soft releases, old-fashioned cable releases… In the end though, you can’t but ask yourself: Why didn’t Fujifilm bring us sexier lens hoods? It started rather well actually. The X100’s fixed 23mm lens comes with a nice metal vented release. That comes handy when using the optical viewfinder, as less of the field of view is obstructed (as long as the openings are well aligned, hence the bayonet mount)……

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Fujinon XF Lenses

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Vadder, die Sau is ford!! | Peter Ziegler

Was für eine Aussage! Im Februar diesen Jahres war ich bei einer Hausschlachtung. So oft gibt es das meines Wissens nicht mehr. Zumindest hier im Ort nicht. Der Mann meiner Cousine, Metzgermeister von Beruf, macht das einmal im Jahr. Von seinen Erzählungen neugierig geworden, bat ich ihn, mir den nächsten Termin der Hausschlachtung mitzuteilen. Das war eben der oben genannte Termin. Kalt war es. Im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes: Saukalt! Wenn ich alles fotografieren wolle, wäre 7:00 Uhr morgens die beste Zeit. Natürlich wollte ich alles dokumentieren. Vom Ausladen des Schweines, anbinden, finaler Schuss…. Ich war also zur angegebener Zeit vor Ort. Alles war vorbereitet. Die Garage, in der das Schlachten stattfinden sollte, war sorgfältig mit Planen ringsum abgehängt worden. Tische wurden heiß abgewaschen, dass es nur so dampfte. Freunde von der Freiwilligen Feuerwehr waren auch schon da. Die hatten schon ein Fass Bier angezapft. Man hat ja schließlich nach dem ersten Kaffee schon wieder Durst! Was jetzt noch fehlte, war die Sau……..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 23mm F1.4

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14mm f/2.8 vs. 16mm f/1.4 vs. 18mm f/2 | Fuji vs. Fuji

It’s been relatively easy to decide between Fuji’s wide angle prime offerings up until recently. One could either go for the really wide, full(er)-featured, king of landscapes, the XF 14mm f/2.8, or the smaller, faster, lighter, more portrait and street-focused XF 18mm f/2. There was enough of a variance in focal length to make choosing simple, or owning both perfectly viable. Fuji has thrown a large wrench into our purchase decision with the release of the XF 16mm f/1.4. It packs all the features of the 14mm f/2.8 and adds weather sealing, a Nano GI coating, offers even faster aperture performance than the 18mm f/2, but comes with a significant enough size and weight penalty. This article will hopefully help you decide which wide angle primes are right for you, if any…..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm F1.4

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque | Florian Ziegler

If you somehow find yourself in Abu Dhabi, you should definitely visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. It is the biggest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and holds several records, eg. it has the largest carpet and several of the biggest chandeliers in the world. During Ramadan – which is the busiest time of the year – it can accommodate more than 40.000 worshippers. I would suggest you get there before sunset and stay until after the light is gone, so you will have the benefit of seeing the mosque during daylight and during night time – which is, when the light projection system comes on. You should also definitely attend a walk-in tour, which takes about 45 minutes, is completely free and well worth your time. (We arrived at around 16:30, took the tour at 17:00 and stayed until about 19:30.) I took so many pictures of this amazing place……….

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 14mm F2.8

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Detroit WWIM Recap & First Impression of the Fuji XF 14mm | Rivals

During Detroit’s Worldwide InstaMeet (WWIM) I had the opportunity to meet fellow X-Photographer Bryan Minear, he was cool and all, but this post isn’t about him haha, It’s about this beautiful piece of glass he shared with me. The Fujifilm XF 14mm. Now typically I’m not a wide shooter, the XF 18 I own is about as wide as I need any lens, and honestly a XF 23 would replace that if it wasn’t for the huge price difference, but when I had to take this baby out on the streets for a day I figured why not. Now I’m lucky enough to live in Downtown Detroit, where we have a lot of high rise buildings, old textures and the riverwalk… Unfortunately I didn’t get pictures of any of this, but I hope the ones below, as well as the text is helpful in deciding if this lens is for you or not……

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Panorama Photography Meets the Fuji X Series | John Miskelly

I would like to start off by clarifying what we commonly understand panoramic photography to be. Panorama photography is a technique that enables us to capture an image with an elongated field of view, approximating or greater to that of the human eye. This is widely considered to be around 160° by 75°, which equates to an aspect ratio of 2:1 or an image that is at least twice as wide as it is high. Some panoramic images are 3:1, 4:1 and larger, sometimes even covering the full 360° field of view. The above image of the Trevi Fountain in Rome was the first stitched panorama I attempted with my original X-E1 and XF 14mm lens. Fuji X-E1 and XF 14mm lens. Exposures 2.5 seconds, f8 and ISO 200 consisting of 8 images. While there are a number of different ways to produce a panoramic image, I’m going to tell you how I approach this subject, specifically using my Fuji X system. First of all, in terms of taking the image, I use a specialist panorama head that rotates around what is called the nodal point, to capture multiple images of the subject. By rotating around this nodal point, we avoid parallax error (where there is a change in the apparent position of a closer object relative to a more distant object). I then take the sequence of images, say typically between 5 and 7 images, and stitch them together in specialist stitching software in my computer. In my case I use PTGui Pro……..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 14mm F2.8

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