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My Blossoming Romance with a Fine Young Fuji, the X-T2 | Christina Lauder

I was once torn between a 10 year love affair with my Canon and a blossoming romance with a newly acquired pre-production model of the Fujifilm X-T2. After posting my initial thoughts on the X-T2 I decided to give it a proper go, leaving the Canon sitting in the drawer, rather than shooting with both throughout sessions. It was scary at first but after just a few more weeks playing around with my new toy I can honestly say I’ve found a clear winner. The Fuji has the edge over the Canon in ways that leaves the Canon rather unappealing. Returning to it provides no thrill or excitement which is not how I want to feel when picking up a camera. My Canon 5D MKIII is solid and reliable I’ll admit. Its been everything I needed since I bought it. I began with the MK I and upgraded to the MKIII. I thought I’d want nothing else but a Canon. I thought I’d stick with it right to the very end. It had everything I needed and could ever need. Or so I thought…….

Source: Christina Lauder Portraits

Jupiter 9, Smokebombs, and the Fuji XT-1 | David J. Fulde

A few days ago a friend of mine, Chris Murphy, shot me a message that was, more or less, „Model. Smoke bombs. You in?“ Being new to Toronto and just itching to shoot I just had to jump at the chance. I packed a few lenses, but for these shots I ended up sticking with the Jupiter 9, and 85mm F2 beauty of a lens. To adapt these to the XT-1 I used the Mitakon Turbo booster II, basically giving a full frame field of view and DOF and, more importantly to me, allowing to to really use every ounce of character that these vintage lenses have. I wanted to keep that vignietting and corner softness and the focal reducer allowed me to do that……

Source: Jupiter 9, Smokebombs, and the Fuji XT-1 — David J. Fulde – Creator

Fuji X-Pro2 in the hands of a Boudoir Photographer | Faby & Carlo

In the past weeks I have been lucky enough to put my hands on the new Fuji X-Pro2. Being used to my x100t, the Fuji X-Pro2 felt a bit heavy at first, but then I compared the bulkiness of a Canon 5D and the Fuji X-Pro2 felt light and inconspicuous as its predecessor. In the weeks I have had it in my hands, the Fuji X-Pro2 grew on me; it grew not as “the perfect camera“, but as a great companion. AS we featured many other cameras, the way I will speak about the Fuji X-Pro2 will be from the perspective of a boudoir photographer, who love to “feel” the camera more than measuring its pro and con in technical specs. So, how do I like the Fuji X-Pro2? Yes, I love the new Fuji X-Pro2. It is a fantastic camera for many reasons, and its negative sides are not strong enough to stop it form being amazing…….

Source: fabyandcarlo.com

Acros film simulation with the Fuji X-Pro2 | Damien Lovegrove

Here are 42 photographs taken from a recent bridal collection shoot. I’ve shared them to show how I process my monochrome images using the new Acros film simulation from Fujifilm. Please feel free to read or just browse the pictures for ideas and inspiration. I shot in RAW and used the Pro Neg S film simulation with H tone set to -1, S tone set to -1, Sharpness set to -2, Noise reduction set to -3 and the White balance set to K and carefully adjusted for each set up. The White balance is the only element that gets transferred to the RAW processing engine however the other factors give me the perfect image on the camera LCD to enable me to set the lighting contrast and exposure…..

Source: www.prophotonut.com

Fuji’s 90mm lens at f/2 for beauty photography | Tom Grill

Every now and then, on rare occasions, I happen upon a lens that produces exceptional results. I once had a 150mm Sonnar C lens for my old Hasselblad 500 cameras. It produced a creamy smoothness while maintaining great sharpness and contrast. I used it whenever I was shooting beauty assignments on film. Recently, I have been noticing another lens that is delivering exceptional qualities in a variety of situations, but is particularly good when use for beauty photography. It is the Fuji XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR lens and at $999 for the quality you get, it’s a steal. Fuji also makes the 56mm f/1.2 lens, which is sensational for portraits, very sharp with good bokeh effects . The 56mm is pretty much the perfect portrait focal length falling right in the middle of the full frame equivalent portrait range of 75-105mm. The lens was so sharp with great color, contrast and a dynamic range so extensive that when I would pick up my film from the lab I was often asked what I had used to get such a great image………

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 90mm F2.0

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88 Pitti Uomo, Summer. Pitticolor! Shoot with Fuji X-T1 |
Alessandro Michelazzi

Pitti Uomo in Florence is always a special occasion to photograph all the designers and creative people from the fashion world that comes to Florence; so it’s always a special occasion to bringing home some interesting shots. During the fair days I’ve used the Fuji X-T1 with the 35mm f/1.4 which is equivalent to a classic 50mm in the full frame format. Again, from my point of view, the Fuji’s camera prove to be extremely interesting with the color rendering: despite the saturation boost in post processing, skin color remains very natural. I had a very good felling using the Fuji X-T1 camera and the manual settings; the grip of the hand was also helped by the additional battery grip witch add the vertical shutter release button. I can only confirm all the good opinions and reviews expressed about the quality of the electronic viewfinder! I think we are facing the first real electronic viewfinder that allows a quality performance nearly equal to the optical one or even better: especially in low light situations the electronic viewfinder is way better to help you seeing and composing the scene. From the Fuji X-T1 I also appreciated the possibility (since firmware 3.0) to set the EVF without visualising the color profile; in this way the scene is absolutely neutral and you have even more the feeling of looking through a real optical viewfinder…….

Source: www.alessandromichelazzi.com
 


Fuji X-T1

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Sexiest camera ALIVE! | Ivan Joshua Loh

Its been almost 2 years since I gotten my first Fuji X series system. Its a birthday gift from my loving wife. Its the Xpro1 plus 2 lenses. XF35mm F1.4 and XF 14mm F2.8. Boy am I lucky! And boy am I lucky to have a wife! I have always think the Xpro1 looks gougeous. But never though of owning one as the price is not that cheap to start with. Until I had lunch with my good pal and fellow photographer; Joel Lim. He been using the Xpro1 for couple of months already and when I first held it; my first thought was its rather big and AF is not quick enough. Big because I was comparing it with a compact camera and AF is not quick because I was comparing with my DSLR( 1DX ). What a silly comparison. On the good side; I love the beautiful crafted dials. oozing with such sex appeal. The aperture rings, reminds me of a SLR from the old film days. An APS-C size Fuji X-trans sensor for capturing great details. The built quality that is second to none and after awhile I think its not that big after all. Especially when one compare with a DLSR…….

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Fuji X-Pro1

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A night at the museum ~ Lighting sets | Damien Lovegrove

A recent phone call from a client for a rush photoshoot led to a great opportunity to use the lighting skills I learned many years ago at the BBC. All I knew was we had the Bristol Museum available for 2 hours and we needed a couple of wow shots for an event campaign. I suggested a few models and together with designer Molly Mishy May, we worked out the plan. Vicki was to do Victoria’s hair at my studio ahead of the shoot to save time on set and while I rigged lights she was to work with Donatella. It was a great plan and it worked perfectly. You have to start with the end in mind. As soon as I was on set with my clients I established the fact they wanted one shot with portrait orientation for a poster and leaflet campaign with space at the top and on the left for text and one landscape orientated shot for body copy. Both shots needed to show the museum as a classic building suitable to hold functions. The models were to be in dramatic poses as if playing roles in a performance rather than just looking pretty……….

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Fuji X-T1

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Souvenirs de Paris , la deuxième partie | Michelle George

I’ve just got back from vacation trip to Paris, this time it was for pleasure, not work…though after seeing Peter Lindberg’s current exhibition at the Gagosian gallery I felt an overwhelming need to take some pictures. So I contacted my friend and model Gina Woitke who happens to live in Paris with a view to combining street photography and portraiture. All I had on this trip was my Fuji X e1 with its 18-55 mm kit lens so we decided to keep it very raw. Stripped back, no make up, no styling and no retouching. All Post production is done in Adobe Lightroom with a view to give it a filmic look……..

Source: michellegeorgephotography.com
 


Fuji X-E1

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Shaping The Light with Karl Bratby | Richard Hurst

On Saturday 26th July 2014 I travelled to Nottingham to attend a workshop run by local photographer Karl Bratby. The workshop was to be called “Shaping The Light” and be in his studio and based around learning to use natural and studio flash to get the most of of your images.  A lot of the top professional photographers use only one light to create their images and when done correctly can produced stunning results and this is what Karl was going to be teaching us. Karl’s studio was absolutely amazing, based on the top floor of an old converted victorian factory it was surrounded by huge glass windows with oozes of light flooding in. If Carlsberg did studios then this is what they’d come up with. Along with myself there were 5 other photographers taking part in the day and after everyone had arrived and we had all made our introductions Karl put us to work. This wasn’t going to be one of those workshops were everything is set up for you and the model put in place and you just push the shutter, oh no right from the word go Karl asked us where we thought in the studio had the best natural light coming through and told us to grab some props and compose a scene…..

Source: richardhurstphotography.co.uk

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