First Impressions

Leica Q | Sven Schroeder

First I was very sceptic about this new camera. Will it be just another Leica X camera (wich I didn’t like at all to be honest)? The Leica Q. 24 megapixel full frame CMOS sensor. Electronic Viewfinder (with about 3.6 million pixel!), one million pixel LCD screen, fixed 28mm F1.7 Summilux ASPH lens. I was reading a lot about this cameras from the day on it was announced. First, there was Ming Thein’s excellent review of the Leica Q with a lot of pictures to get a first impression of the camera. But, to be honest again, his review just made me want this camera more than before. So over the next few weeks I watched some reviews on Youtube, such as the ones from Take aka Bighead Taco, about the Leica Q. As I made my decision to buy the Leica Q my hunt for a dealer that has one available begun…….

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Leica Q

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Fujinon XF 90mm F2 – First Take and Taken Aback | Olaf Sztaba

Each time we have an encounter with a new Fujinon XF lens, our expectations are high but we hold ourselves back, just in case – don’t want to get too excited. When we got our first Fujinon – the XF 35mm F1.4 – we were really impressed. Then, we added the XF 14mm F2.8 – they really know how to make lenses, we thought! Then the XF 56mm F1.2 arrived and… well, we immediately added it to our bag. So when the letter carrier knocked on the door with a package from Fuji Canada we thought: It’s going to be a really good lens but given our lofty demands there is no way that this new arrival is in the same class as the XF 56mm F1.2. After all, camera companies eventually misfire and produce a substandard glass – we all know that. Boy, was I WRONG! After shooting a few pics around the house I looked at the screen and I couldn’t believe it. Then I uploaded a few JPEGs on my computer and practised all the profanities I knew. How am I going to write a review of such a brilliant lens? Given that in our previous write-ups we showed so much affection for the Fujinon glass, this time the Internet is going to go berserk – I will be called Fuji funboy once again! Then, I went outside and took more shots. This can’t be right! After a few hours of shooting the most difficult things I could think of, I gave up. I couldn’t take it any more. I passed the lens to Kasia and asked her to find a problem with it. It’s not that she hadn’t tried. Quite the opposite! Eventually she came up with: “Shouldn’t the hood be all metal?” We burst out laughing and at this point we knew we were adding this lens to our bag. Come on, bashers, bring it on! The Fuji funboys await you! ……..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 90mm F2.0

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Fujifilm XF90mm F2 R LM WR | Preview | Leigh Miller

Fuji’s newest lens has arrived in time for a bunch of beauty & portrait sessions on my calendar. This evaluation copy was waiting for me at the concierge’s desk and while I won’t get a chance to use it until Thursday, I couldn’t resist some shots around the house. As far as I’m concerned, the only reason to have a fast lens is to use it wide open as much as possible. Back in the DSLR days of my business the lenses had to be stopped down one click to get anything reasonably sharp. That meant my 85mm 1.8 lens was actually an 85mm F2…or more realistically, F2.2 or 2.8 depending on the subject distance. The Fujinon XF90mm F2 is actually an F2 lens. No stopping down required. Lot’s of crisp, clean details at the point of focus and blurry goodness as the background fades away. The Canon EF85mm 1.8 was probably my most used lens for headshot portraits, my main business bread & butter. On the Fujifilm X-T1 this 90mm is actually a 137mm in 35mm terms. The equivalent Canon lens is the EF 135mm F2 USM. I rocked that for about a year and loved it so long as there was sufficient room to frame my shots. Good as it was, I think this Fujinon is better…..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 90mm F2.0

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Fujifilm X-T10 + XF16mm f1.4 – First Impressions | Jeff Carter

Yesterday I receive a parcel with a Fujifilm X-T10 and a Fujinon XF16mm f1.4 lens which I will be testing over the next three weeks.  After unboxing and setting up the various menus on the camera I decided to take it down to Belhaven Beach for a quick test run to see how the smaller brother to Fujifilm’s flagship X-T1 compares. My first impression was how small the X-T10 is.  Noticeably smaller than the X-T1 (and X-Pro1, which seems like a giant camera next to the X-T10) and about the same size as, if not actually smaller than, the grand daddy of the X-Series line, the X100. I will go into more detail on the specs of the X-T10 on a later blog as this is just about my initial impressions having just received the camera from Fujifilm UK but the controls are in a familiar layout, with a few exceptions, to an X-T1 and I was able to get to grips with the X-T10 very quickly.  The headline specs – 16mp X-Trans II sensor, 8 fps, high resolution EVF and the latest AF software – all help to make me feel right at home from picking up the X-T10…….

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Fujifilm X-T10

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The X-T10 in Fujifilm’s lineup | Dan Bracaglia

It may seem natural to compare the X-T10 to the X-T1; it is essentially a stripped down version of Fujifilm’s flagship ILC. But to me it seems more sensible to compare the X-T10 to other offerings from Fujifilm with similar price-points. After all, the main appeal of the X-T10 is it offers a very similar shooting experience, and nearly identical guts to the X-T1, but at a lesser cost. If you have the cash to choose between the two, it goes without saying that the more robust, weather-sealed body of the X-T1, and its higher-res EVF, makes it the obvious choice, at least for most people. I’ve been shooting around with the X-T10 for some time now, and despite having a fairly wide selection of X-mount glass in the DPReview cupboard, I’ve found myself gravitating toward shooting with the 27mm F2.8 pancake lens the most. This is because the 40mm equivalent field of view, coupled with a Fujifilm X-Trans APS-C sensor feels quite familiar — my personal camera is an X100T, which has a fixed 35mm equiv. field of view…….

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Fujifilm X-T10

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Q – continuum | Mehrdad Samak-Abedi

No, this is not something just for you Trekkies. This is a little review of a camera. Read on. „It’s up to YQU“ – now that’s the new slogan for the English speaking market to advertise the latest offering of Leica – the Q. It has been in my hands for a few days and I have mixed thoughts about Typ 116 as it is called in Leica terms. There are brands that polarize people whenever they release a new product. One of them – in photo business – is Leica. Usually there are two major kinds of response, the lovers will buy their new „baby“ without questions, the haters will look for things not to like about the new product just to rip it apart in discussions. Unfortunately in the past Leica produced some simple point’n’shoot cameras for a much higher price than comparable cameras by other manufacturers. Also in the M-series over time there weren’t too many positive changes. Things like these led to a lot of criticism. Don’t get me wrong, I really like the M-series, but in it’s substance the system is 60-70 years old. My thoughts about the M (Typ 240) you can read here. (in german only, but there is a google translate button). When I learned about a new camera by Leica, I wasn’t really interested. Point’n’shoot is not my territory and that there is now one more button on the M-bodies is of minor interest to me……

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Leica Q

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I think I am in Love ! | Matthew Hart

I am lost for words and that does not happen very often, this new Fujinon XF16MM F/1.4 WR is just stunning ! One of my biggest reasons changing over from Nikon to Fuji was the Glass and size of the system of course, but the glass and future glass was the draw so I took a leap of faith away from Nikon’s amazing pro glass and it looks like I landed on a bead of four leaf clovers ! Fuji are just making one amazing lens after the other.  I have only had limited time to try out this new lens as I have been so busy but here are a few images from last weekend. I will aim to get some more images in Brighton this weekend if I can sneak some time in for myself. Its full frame equivalent of 24mm is just stunning for Street…….

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm F1.4

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Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review | Digital Photography Review

The Fujifilm X-T1 was a landmark camera in many ways, with it’s extremely high resolution electronic viewfinder, great image quality, weather-sealed body, and engaging control system (we even gave it a Gold award). It’s fairly commonplace for camera companies to follow up successful launches of high-end products, such as the X-T1, with a slightly-stripped down, more reasonably-priced alternative that uses many of the same components; a younger sibling, if you will. The Fujifilm X-T10 is exactly that. At its core are the same 16MP X-Trans CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor II. It carries on the SLR-like tradition (as opposed to Fujifilm’s more rangefinder-like cameras), and offers ample control points, customizable buttons, a tilting LCD, and of course, Fujifilm’s much-loved film emulations. Fujifilm is aiming it at hobbyist and a younger generation of creatives: essentially those who might not be able to afford (or don’t want to spend more than $1000 on) the X-T1, but still want the same image quality it offers…….

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Fujifilm X-T10

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Fuji 16mm 1.4 R WR | Chris Harrison

A quick drive down to what is the biggest Japanese car festival in Europe, it was a beautiful sunny day so I employed the Electronic Shutter with the 16mm for the static shot, but obviously, being me, I had to try it with a bit of panning… I’m pleased to say weird Electronic Shuter distortion was much easier to control with the wider focal length, although with the stance of many cars in attendance it wasn’t always easy to tell…

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm F1.4

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Why would I need the new Fuji 16mm f 1.4 lens?????? | Bill Fortney

If you already own the Fuji 10-24 f 4 XF lens, or the Fuji 16-55 f 2.8 XF lens why would you invest in the new Fuji 16mm f 1.4 lens??!!  I just got a new production copy of the 16mm f 1.4 XF lens and I was wondering the same thing!!! So let’s give it a try in the field! First let me dispel what many people believe about extreme wide angle lenses, that they are designed so we, as photographers, can view, and thus, get more stuff in the image. While true, that’s not the most effective way to use a wide angle lens though!  A very effective way to use a wide angle lens is to move in close to your main subject and make it the sharpest thing in the image, and then allow the background to either be equally sharp, by  stopping down to a very small aperture setting like f 11 – 16 or 22, or to make the background “very” out of focus, or by opening the lens to it’s largest aperture setting. There in lies the value of a f 1.4 wide angle lens, the depth-of-field is extremely shallow when shot wide open ( f 1.4 ) thus making the background a very dreamy out of focus!!!  What makes this lens even more special is that it focuses down to a minimum distance of just 15cm!!!  That makes it all the more effective in showing strong, sharp, subjects with wonderful Bokeh in the background……

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm F1.4

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