First Impressions

Fuji X-Pro 2 Hands On | Antonio Nunes

Fuji has just announced the Fuji X-Pro 2, its new and long awaited flagship camera. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a sample unit and, in a nutshell, I got to say, Fuji is on the right track. The specs are easily available all over the web so I won’t focus on those details. Instead, I’ll go through how it felt in use and which improvements and limitations I found. Please keep in mind the camera was a sample unit so final image quality and features may change until the first units are delivered. The body is very familiar to the rest of the Fuji line-up and it was very easy to get used to the new features. New features, you say? Yes, there’s now a joystick button on the back that allows you to easily navigate menus and move the focus area around which makes those tasks way easier than with the old 4-way arrow system. Buttons felt overall more tactile and not mushy as on some previews models and they’re now all on the right side of the camera, which puts everything to the reach of your thumb in single handed use. The grip is nice and the body felt very well balanced, even with the (somewhat) heavy XF 50-140mm F2.8 attached……..

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Fuji X-Pro2: First hands on at Chiswick Camera Centre | Michael Evans

This morning I was called to Chiswick Camera Centre to lay hands on one of the very few X-Pro2 cameras in captivity. The kindly Fuji representative had deposited the demo device for a day of fiddling. And fiddle I did. Look what I got: The X-Pro2, my private viewing at Chiswick Camera Centre I am impressed. It’s a long time (about four years) since I owned the X-Pro1 but my immediate verdict was that the new camera is better constructed than the old one, which in itself was no slouch in the quality stakes. Control layout is ideal and, as usual with Fuji, there is a physical toggle to swap between screen, viewfinder and auto—something that is sadly missing on cameras such as the Sony A7 and the Leica Q. I also like the new ISO dial, nicely protected, in a window incorporated in the shutter speed dial…….

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A Visit to Park Slope With The Fuji XF 35mm F2 Lens | Patrick Leong

I went over to Park Slope yesterday to visit a friend because he’s hugely into photography like me, and he wanted to see the new Fuji XF 35mm F2 R WR lens.  For those who don’t know, Park Slope is part of Brooklyn. I don’t visit it much but I should.  It actually has some great places to eat, and a beautiful park (Prospect Park) whose designers, I believe, also designed Central Park. In addition to bringing the XF 35mm F2 lens and my X-T1, I also brought along my XF 35mm F1.4 and my tripod.  As I mentioned earlier, my friend is also into photography, so he had no problem or should I say, he didn’t get bored assisting me in taking some comparison shots between the two lenses.  I wanted these photos because in addition to my upcoming review of the 35mm F2, I thought it would be cool to write up a comparison between the two Fuji 35mm lenses……..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 35mm F2.0 R WR

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Fuji X100T: First impressions | Roger Marc

This is not the review. It’s just a first impression of the X100T. The full review will be up in a few weeks. All the images in this post are Straight out of camera Jpegs unless specified. We were in a market for small camera, something that one could carry around all day. Sure the A7, which is my main camera, is considered small, but I needed something smaller, kinda  like a point and shoot but with top notch image quality… I narrowed down the search to 3 cameras The Rx100 mkIV, the leica 109 and the fuji x100s. I ended up buying the X100T. More on that choice in the review……..

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Fuji X100T

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Fujifilm XF35mm f/2 R WR: 1st Impressions | Bigheadtaco

Fujifilm has finally done it. Like the Leica M lens model, sell multiple versions of the same focal length but at different maximum apertures. This is a smart decision. Leica has done this and the formula has worked for them for over 60 years. Can Fujifilm pull it off? They can with the 50mm equivalent focal length of 35mm on a cropped APS-C sensor. The venerable XF35mm f/1.4 is probably the best selling prime lens in the Fujifilm x-mount line-up, and for good reason. It’s sharp, compact, and reasonably priced. With the announcement of the new XF35mm f/2 R WR, Fujifilm has matured their lens choices for prime lens shooters. For those who wish for a slightly lighter, slightly more compact, and a weather-sealed body at a 50mm equivalent (at a lower price point as well), the new XF35 f/2 R WR is a solid lens…….

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Fujinon XF Lenses

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Leica Q (Typ 116) – First Impression Review | Henry’s Note

I had an opportunity to test Leica Q (Type 116) before it was officially even released back in the beginning of June. Here’s my first impression of this prominent camera from Leica. Because I had couple hours of time with this camera I only write about the first impression and mechanical quality of this camera in a form of a review. Many of you already know the basic features of this camera so I don’t bother to tell too much of those in this first impression review. I’m focusing on my personal experience with this camera and like always I’m keeping it simple. My full review will follow as soon I get a tad more time with this camera. The first glimpse of Leica Q (Typ 116) was related to its size. It’s quite big as a digital compact camera actually – only a tad slimmer or narrower than Leica M9 depending how you measure it. Weight was my second impression which is remarkably light compared to its size…….

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Leica Q

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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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