First Impressions

Fujinon 16mm 1.4 | Neill Soden

This lens was somewhat of a surprise to me. Generally, I avoid wide angles like I avoid aubergine. However, I really grew to like the lens, which turned out to not be like aubergine at all. Unlike the 14mm, which I just could not get to like, this was different. Aperture ring moves with the nice, elegant clicks we’ve gotten used to on the 56mm, and have the manual focus quick pull-back, like on the 14mm and 23mm. It feels a bit bigger than the 23mm in hand, and is not shy in length next to the 56mm, with a ring size of 67mm.  Being weather sealed, that’s no surprise. I have always wondered why you would use f/1.4 in a wide angle, as for me this is more of a landscape lens and you would normally shoot f/8 and above………..

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Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4

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First Date with the Fuji X T1 | Michelle George

I’ve had a crush on the  Fuji X T 1 for while now..admiring it from a far, gazing at it longingly through Calumets shop window, though never quiet succumbing to temptation. Yet last month I finally gave in and like any first date I had my butterflies along with a whole array of mix emotions ranging from extreme doubt to high hopes…

The first thing that caught my eye was the difference in design to the Fuji X pro 1, this subconsciously suggested to me that Fuji had finally something to shout about since all over models succeeding the X Pro 1, like the Fuji X E1 and XE2 have been almost identical in design, albeit a slight difference in size and a few button shifts. The XT 1 is just as physically attractive as the X pro 1 and  keeps in with the retro ilk but overall it has a more solid, sturdy look to it. Though this is somewhat of an optical illusion as despite it’s weather sealed body (something the X pro 1 lacks) the X T1 is surprisingly small and weights actually 10g lighter than the X pro 1. This however ticked a box for me as one of my main reasons for falling in love with the X pro 1 was it lightweight design……

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Fuji X-T1

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Fujifilm X-A2 Preview – First Impressions | Mike Tomkins

Back in late 2013, Fujifilm introduced the X-A1, a new entry-level point for its X-series mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera line. At the start of 2015, it follows up with the updated Fuji X-A2, a closely-related camera that sports some very worthwhile upgrades. Key among the changes is a new LCD articulation mechanism on the rear of the camera. It adds just a fraction to the overall thickness and weight, but for that subtle difference, you get a more selfie-capable camera. (And at the entry-level, even on an interchangeable-lens camera, selfie capture is a pretty common use case.) As before, the screen tilts close to 180 degrees, allowing shooting at a variety of angles such as from-the-hip. The change is that now, at its full upmost tilt extent, it can be extended upwards from the articulation mechanism a short distance, better allowing it to be seen from in front of the camera. This extension mechanism also serves to put the camera in selfie mode, where a new Eye Auto Focus mode comes into play, ensuring focus sits in the right place. (It’s one of a number of new autofocus modes on the updated camera.)……..

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Fujinon XF16-55mm F2.8 lens at Zouk Singapore: My first impressions |
Flemming Bo Jensen

As some know, I am an official Fuji X-photographer, and for the last month I have had the highly anticipated Fujinon XF16-55mm F2.8 lens on loan for testing and shooting promotional material for Fuji Japan. At the same time, Charlene Winfred has made a promotional movie featuring me using the lens, click here to see it. We were in Singapore during the making of this project and naturally, my 1st choice for a music venue to shoot in was Zouk Singapore. Zouk Singapore is a legendary nightclub that is rated as one of the top 5 nightclubs in the world and I was dying to shoot there. Fortunately, Zouk was incredibly forthcoming and supportive of the project. This project was made over two nights of shooting at Zouk. Many thanks to Zouk for the access, and to Ethan Jones of Elixr Group for the introduction. Today, I will post my first impressions and 3 images. Stay tuned this week for more in depth thoughts on the lens and the project and more pictures……..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8

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A Headless Chicken Photographer | Ivan Joshua Loh

Its was a mad week trying to prepare the gears for my 1st oversea shoot with the Fuji X system. Its a 9 days project shooting for India top property developer. Basically documenting a luxury condominium; the building and the people within the building. The final output will be a close to two hundred pages book. I was toying with the idea of having another XT1 body before I leave. So I contact Mr Favian Loo of Fujifilm and ask if I am able to get a unit of the XT-1 in graphite silver. Was told all the units available are for pre-order and all have been snap up. Therefore I will have to wait for the next shipment which is schedule for end of November. ( I leave for New Delhi on 17th) Feeling like a headless chicken; I ask again if he could help find a XT-1 GS for me? Replying politely to a crazy photographer; he says :I will try my best and wait for my call………

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Fuji X-T1 Graphite Silver

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Fuji XT1 graphite silver: first images and impressions | Wim Arys

I just received my copy of the graphite silver edition Fuji XT1. Yes it has an electronic shutter now with shutter speeds up to 1/32000 second and you can set it to FULL SILENT MODE just like the Fuji X100T. The electronic silent shutter works with all lenses, but you’ll naturally need one of the faster lenses like the XF 56mm f/1.2 R to really take advantage of the faster shutter speeds. This leads me to the Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 APO which in my opinion isn’t just a overpriced hipster accessory, but will help keep down blown highlights with these higher shutter speeds (haven’t tried it yet though). The graphite silver looks beautiful and changes from a shiny grey to a subtle gold depending on the light. For those of you kicking their heads right now: don’t worry, the build looks and feels exactly the same. It might be a good idea to go for the graphite silver edition if you’re planning on buying your first Fuji XT1, as it has a triple layer coating which should be more resistant to wear and tear than the black edition…..

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Fuji X-T1 Graphite Silver

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Fujifilm X100T Overview | Digital Photography Review

The Fujifilm FinePix X100 was a milestone camera in the industry as one of the first large sensor, prime lens cameras to achieve widespread popularity. Its classic look, obviously cribbed from a certain German camera maker, were justified by the excellent image quality its 35mm equivalent f/2 lens could produce. It was also a rare example of a camera its maker continued to develop, long after it hit the market. An original X100 running the latest firmware is a much better camera than the one that Fujifilm originally launched. Impressively, this work continued even after the second-generation, Fujifilm X100S had been launched. Fujifilm has continued this process of improvement, fine-tuning and evolution to create the X100T. From the outside it looks very much like the original model but it’s packed with a host of changes, modifications and additions that promise to make it still better than what’s gone before. There’s a Japanese approach to continuous improvement often refered to as ‘kaizen,’ and it’s hard not to see its application in Fujifilm’s approach to its X series cameras. So, at its heart, the X100T shares its core features: the 16 megapixel CMOS sensor with X-Trans color filter array and excellent 23mm f/2 lens with its predecessor, the X100S. But almost everything beyond that has been reworked, re-assessed or refined…….

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Fuji X100T

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Fujifilm X100T First Impressions Review | Reviewed.com

Fujifilm is a company resurgent. Beginning with the original X100, we’ve seen the company go from also-ran to innovation powerhouse. Even more importantly, the company has a sterling reputation for listening to its customers—a reputation that has converted many fans of the big two DSLR makers into mirrorless X-fanatics. Never content to leave well enough alone, Fuji has debuted the latest version of the camera that kicked things off. The X100T (MSRP $1,299.95) is the third iteration of Fujifilm’s digital rangefinder-type model. We were able to get our hands on it at Photokina 2014, where we had to fend off voracious X100 owners just to spend time with the camera: a testament to how strong and enticing Fujifilm continues to be…….

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Fuji X100T

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Fujifilm XF 18-135mm First Impressions | David Cleland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When Fujifilm make announcements about new cameras or lens I always react with acute excitement. Ever since the release of the weather sealed Fujifilm X-T1 I have been longing for the release of their first weather sealed lens. When Fujifilm announced the XF 18-135mm lens with image stabilisation I couldn’t wait to have a completely weather sealed system for out in the Northern Ireland mountains. Please note:  that all of the images in this post were captured with a pre-production version of the lens and, Prototype 7 (as I knew it) felt as close to a finished product as I would imagine and a great lens it was to. Weather sealed, image stabilized and a range of 18mm through to 135mm (f/3.5 to f/5.6) it is a versatile beast. Having updated the firmware on my X-T1 to 1.10 it was time for some initial testing. I should say I am not going to get into the technicals of the lens, it is pre-production, the images are processed in Lightroom and for a number I have used the “upright” correction as no lens profile exists at this stage. For a preproduction lens I have to say it performed amazingly well and the images required very little work……

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Why the Fuji X-T1 is Now My Favorite Camera! | Glori Berkel


 
First off, this isn’t a review of the X-T1. There are plenty of those out there. This is just my view on shooting with this wonderful little gem. I’ve shot with Canon for the past 25 years and also Nikon but in the past few months, I sold all the Canon gear including the 5D MkII and several L series lenses and also I sold the Nikon D800 along with the Nikon 105 macro and Tamron 24-70. Do I miss that gear, absolutely not! I don’t miss hauling everything around in a giant Lowepro backpack and having neck cramps from walking around with the camera around my neck for several hours. Now everything fits nicely into a Tenba messenger bag along with my 13″ MacBook Pro. Ahh, so much lighter. I bought the X-T1 kit that included the 18-55mm zoom lens. The only reason I went with the kit was because I saved about $300 off of the price of the lens. I prefer shooting with prime lenses so I also have the 23mm 1.4, the 27mm 2.8 and the 35mm 1.4. But if you notice in the above picture, there is a Voigtlander lens on the camera. What? Blasphemy! Actually no, it’s not blasphemy, it’s an awesome combination with the camera. More on that in a bit. So, what do I like best about this camera……….
 
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