Recently the Fuji X pro 1 and I have been working with the fantastic girls at Models 1 curve . As the fuller figure becomes increasingly more popular in the fashion industry with Vogue and Elle frequently using curvier models on their covers, Debenhams finally introducing plus size mannequins and H & M launching their summer plus size campaign it’s no wonder these girls are so popular. It’s only a matter of time before they are each gracing the billboard of some major campaign…
…. when I’m working with the Fujifilm X lenses wide open I use manual focus with the one touch focus lock. I adjust the position of the focus zone using the switches on the back of the camera. I use this system because the lenses are flat field design. That is, the edges of the frame focus at a further distance than the centre of the frame for any given lens focus position making the focus reframe method far less accurate. The great news is, that unlike a dSLR, the peripheral focus zones on the Fuji X cameras are very sensitive and completely useable. One problem though is I have yet to find a way of setting the focus area of the X-E2 to a smaller size. It remains a big rectangle. If you know how I can set a smaller focus zone when I’m using MF mode please leave me a comment. I have no problem with the X-Pro1 so I somehow think that this must be a system bug that will be corrected with a firmware upgrade soon. Fujifilm are very good at providing firmware upgrades on a regular basis……
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Is the Fuji x100s really a compact camera? You may know already that I have personally fallen in love with the new Fuji X series. The X-Pro1 had become my main body, replacing the Canon 5D Mk II. I said “had become“, because the there is a new kid on the block who totally stole my heart. The Fuji x100s arrived on the scene thanks to a kind loan from Fuji and made its big brother look chunky, big and slow. Everything I had to get used to with the X-Pro1 have been fixed or improved in the Fuji x100s.
The question is: would I use the Fuji x100s professionally for our Boudoir Photography?
Fuji x100s: kudos to Fuji
The Fuji x100s is a beautiful camera. What do I think the “s” at the end of its name stand for? “Steroids“? “Super“? “Simply brilliant“? All of those. This camera is the natural extension of my hands and eyes. The Fuji x100s is a tiny camera, unobtrusive yet powerful. Do you remember the “pain points” I underlined while reviewing the X-Pro1? Fuji worked hard on those. The Fuji x100s is free from them. The focus speed is truly impressive. It still struggle under certain circumstances, as while backlighting your subject, but it is from another planet in comparison with the previous one. The other point I noticed that was solved is the lag between the pressing of the buttons. This little camera is quick, and when you press the button, it clicks. Would I use the Fuji x100s professionally for our Boudoir Photography? I am already doing it! ….
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Here is a gallery of pictures taken by Damien Lovegrove with the fabulous Fujifilm XF 60mm f/2.4 macro prime lens. All the pictures were shot on the Fujifilm X-Pro1 camera……
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J’aime relever les défis, aussi bien techniques que créatifs. Mercredi dernier, j’ai décidé de réaliser un shooting mode en délaissant de nouveau mon NIKON D3s au détriment de deux petits boitiers, mais pas n’importe lesquels : mon FUJI x-PRO1 et mon x100s. Voici le résultat de cette séance. La FUJI attitude :) Pour celles et ceux qui me suivent sur ma page Fan Facebook (je vous invite d’ailleurs à vous y abonner ! Dediou !), vous vous rappelez probablement d’une séance pin-up réalisée avec Ariana il y a plusieurs mois. J’avais décidé, contre toute attente, de laisser de côté le lourd matos pro pour n’utiliser que le FUJI x100s durant ce shooting Studio. Le résultat avait dépassé de loin mes espérances. Même si j’étais confiant, on a tout de même quelques appréhensions à délaisser du matériel et des habitudes de travail éprouvés pour se risquer dans de nouvelles expérimentations. Peur d’un résultat moyen, de décevoir, de constater a postériori que la qualité n’était pas là et qu’on a gâché toute une magnifique séance. Mais comme certains le savent probablement, je suis un peu fou……
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…. However when Scot originally turned up he had quiet a bit of facial hair and said he needed to shave but we then decided to keep the facial hair for a few shots to get some edgier portraits with more of a mean and moody feel too them , less clean cut…. I achieved this using the FUJINON LENS XF60mmF2.4 R on the Fuji X pro 1 with my ETC Source Four Junior and various gobo’s as the light source…….
Here I go on another comparison test… I’ll say straight up its not very scientific in its methods considering the cameras had slight a difference in settings, plus the idea of doing a blog post like this was an after though. I was actually just taking pictures not testing cameras… But all the same I hope it’s of use to one or two people who want some more info on the differences/quality of these two camera systems. So I wanted to shoot a couple of beauty portraits so I had my friend Samantha Englelbrecht come over, she is a model and actress so that was a big help. I wanted to stay away from the standard “BOOM’ flash with beauty dish, I wanted to get something a little softer, so I tested in daylight/available light. I was using the Fuji X-Pro1 with the fujinon 35mm f1.4 lens and the Canon 5D mk2 with a Canon 50mm f1.2 Lens. These lens’ are a fairly good match up for comparisons…..
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Shooting models during workshops is fun of course, but most of the times in normal work you will be asked to shoot not only the model but also “something else” this can vary from the clothing, hats to …. well actually anything. It’s no secret I love vintage cameras and I like the look of the FujiFilm X-E1 so I thought it would be fun to create a series with this camera as the main focus of attention. As mentioned many times on the blog I always believe in giving my clients a lot of different looks to choose from so also in this case we shot with natural light and several different strobe setups. I hope you like the outcome…..
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Most people who know me will know how much affinity I have for Fuji Film. Before I loved the X-Pro, I applauded the D800, was inseparable from the Nikon D3x, and was charmed with the Pentax 645. Previous camera champions were the 5D mark 2 or maybe the D700. I love and still use my Nikon D90. (Not so much these day though I have to admit) It is quite apparent that I might be a total geek when it comes to cameras. Not quite the pixel peeping type of geek that goes on forums to debate the sharpness of sensor V’s sensor though, for me it is something a little different that makes a camera …. good…. It is not the colour rendition, it is not how fast it auto focuses, or how high the ISO goes. In-fact, I more than likely could not tell you what the mega-pixel count of the X-pro is off the top of my head. It is just not a statistic that is important to me. I could however explain how the sensor of the X-pro is different to a Bayer Sensor, or how that differs over a Foveon Sigma Sensor. I could wax lyrical on why I still love CCD sensors like the one found in the Pentax 645. But to be honest, this is all not related to why I like a camera or not. I could not tell you the frame rate of all of the cameras I have mentioned and I could not tell you which is ‘best’. I could not tell you the file sizes or recite the detail spec of the camera like a Star Trek geek could give you chapter and verse of each episode. My love stems from how the camera feels, how it balances, how it empowers me, how it challenges me and ultimately how it helps me do what I want to do. I want a camera that does just what I want and nothing more. I don’t NEED Art Filters, or auto-face detection, anti-blink, perfect shot tech messing about with MY photograph. If I was to make a camera I would not even have the option to shoot to JPEG… It would be DNG and that would be the end of that. I would have 3 dials. Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO and a slot for a battery and a shutter button. What more do you really need ?? Everything else it to make you feel better and something to play with while your not concentrating on your photograph. Before people comment, I have a clear idea that this would not suit everyone. I hear that Nikon are making a system of finger print recognition for the cameras? And no doubt people will find a marketing reason to say why they applaud it. Not for me though….
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If you have read my Fujifilm X-Pro1 review (which, by now, you should have), you’ll know that I was very impressed. So going into this review, and knowing what I knew of the camera, I was somewhat sceptical of the X-E1 living up to my demands. (SPOILER ALERT!) Sadly, I have to confess that my fears were not completely unfounded. In short, the X-E1 is not the camera for me. I’d rather just pony-up the extra $400 to get the X-Pro1. To me, the X-E1 is missing of bit of the magic that the X-Pro1 has. While a little quirky, the X-Pro1 is a splendid camera to use. The saving-grace of the X-Pro1 is its brilliant hybrid viewfinder. It makes every other minor quibble…well, minor. But, without the hybrid viewfinder, I found the overall experience of the X-E1 less to my liking……
While I might not love the X-E1 like I do the X-Pro1, it’s hard not to at least like it. After all, it performs like a champ, uses the same great range of Fujinon XF lenses as the X-Pro1, is small and light-weight, and looks like a million bucks! For some people, I think the X-E1 is probably the perfect compromise It has most of the same professional features as the X-Pro1, but is a smaller, lighter, more consumer-friendly package, and would certainly be a welcome gift by any photo enthusiast…..
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