Fuji X-Pro1

Das Carl Zeiss Distagon 35mm f1.4 ZM | Mehrdad Samak-Abedi

Auf der Photokina 2014 kündigte die Carl Zeiss AG das Distagon 35mm f1.4 ZM für das Leica Bajonett an. Bei einem Straßenpreis von knapp 2000 Euro kann man es nicht unbedingt als Schnäppchen bezeichnen, jedoch ist es recht offensichtlich, welchen Kundenkreis Carl Zeiss mit diesem Objektiv ansprechen will. Vergleicht man das Distagon mit seinem Leica Pendant, das Summilux 35mm (ca. 4500 Euro), sieht das mit dem Schnäppchen schon ganz anders aus. Wie immer ist das eine Frage des Standpunktes. Ich gehöre zur ersten Gruppe, also zu der, die das nicht als ein Schnäppchen sehen und eher mit Objektiven vergleichen, die preislich weiter unten angesiedelt sind. Aktuell fällt mir da im Moment nur das Voigtländer  35mm f1.2 Nokton II oder das sehr charaktervolle Voigtländer 35mm f1.4 Nokton ein. Das Nokton II habe ich von einem Fotofreund derzeit geliehen bekommen, aber bitte erwartet hier keine Vergleiche, ich komme derzeit nicht so zum Ausprobieren des selben. Hier soll es aber eh nur um das Distagon gehen. Und bevor ich das vergesse zu erwähnen: Ich bin kein Technikfreak, will sagen: Das ist hier ist ein Nutzer-Erfahrungsbericht. Ich verliere mich hier weniger in technischen Details (ganz einfach, weil ich davon auch viel zu wenig Ahnung habe, aber psssst!!) als mehr in aus dem Fotoalltag gewonnenen Erkenntnissen…….

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Fuji X-Pro1

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Considering a switch to Leica M240 from Fujifilm X100s and X-Pro1? |
Michael Brenner

Considering a switch to the Leica M240 from the Fujifilm X100s and X-Pro1? Wanting more info before you make the financial commitment required to enter the Leica world? So was I, and here is my experience. If you don’t want to do all the reading, the short answer is Yes, it’s well worth the switch, because of image quality, the rangefinder experience, speed, simplicity and connection to the subject.  What follows is my response to a fellow in the an FB Leica group who was also considering a switch and was asking for anecdotal information. When I was considering the switch, I used this forum for much of my research, and I’m very grateful to the various forum members for their help during my journey. I can only hope that my own experience, detailed below, might be of some use to those also considering a switch and desiring more information before taking the plunge. For those of similar background or interest, please feel free to add your own comments or experiences. For me, at least, Leica has been a switch well worth taking and a journey finally begun……..

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Leica M Type 240

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A Year with the Fuji X-Pro1 – Review | Richard Nixon

The X-Pro1 had instant appeal; I had harboured a mild and ongoing interest in photography ever since I owned my first capable camera – the iPhone 4s – but had never been drawn in by the idea of the DSLR touting lifestyle. The X-Pro1 was the answer I hadn’t even realised I was waiting for – the image quality, performance “sex appeal” it offered was all there and everything I suddenly needed. However, a quick price check revealed that my student budget wasn’t letting this happen anytime soon. The article was bookmarked and forgotten. Cue 2014 – a couple of graduations and a few months of employment later – and I have an income, firmware updates have fixed the cameras biggest issues and Fuji are offering the X-Pro1 and their 18mm F2 at a discounted rate along with the offer to claim another lens of your choice free. It all came flooding back; I was sold. I chose the 35mm F1.4. Obviously. One year later and it’s apparent that was one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. It was my starting point as a photographer and my ability has come on leaps and bounds with it as my companion…….

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Fuji X-Pro1

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A year with a Pro- one year on with the Fuji X-Pro1 | SUBERASHI

A year ago I jumped ship from being a Canon user to the world of Fuji and CSC cameras. Having dabbled with the very cool Olympus PEN range I was sure someone would deliver a camera with a smaller footprint than my now long gone 5dMKii but similar performance in the real world for whatever shoot I was getting paid for. As a working product photo guy image quality was ultra important so I couldn’t get the decision wrong. Well a year on and I haven’t missed the Canon gear, missed the camera snobbery that comes with having a big old DSLR, more than anything it’s made me love taking photos more also some cool looks from folk when they see the size of camera but then the image slickness. No it’s not full frame no, it doesn’t have 4k but it has soul bags of soul. From product work in the studio to landscape or street work work its been stellar. Perfect? no focusing can be a tad slow, not as bad as Facebook or Twitter knowledge trolls will have you think. Batteries can be greedy on use but any shooter worth his salt never leaves home with just on cell right? Lightroom works a treat with the RAW files as does Camera RAW. In the Studio it has excelled on projects that needed control of lighting and using it with triggers was and is a breeze. Have used cheap ebay triggers and Pocket Wizard set ups and again the little black box just gets on with it………

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Fuji X-Pro1

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Ian + Kim | Wilson Chiew

I am the cousin of the Bride. I attended the wedding as a guest (not official photographer). My relative and I traveled all the way from Malaysia to London then to Sicily for this gorgeous wedding. It was a blessed wedding where everything went fine especially the weather was nice. This was my first ever experience a western style wedding and I found it was different as compared to my traditional chinese culture wedding. Sit down and enjoy the photo sets =) | Photos taken using Fujifilm XPro-1 and XE-2

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2

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Kathmandu – 2 Days in Nepal | Ross Kennedy

A brief pit-stop in Kathmandu was a little bonus. A stepping-stone on my way home from Bhutan, the Nepalese capital is famously exotic with layer upon layer of history to explore…and a fascinating array of characters to photograph. After two weeks among the pine-clad, silent valleys of the Dragon Kingdom, where the land bears very few signs of human occupation, touching down in the lung-burning cacophony of Kathmandu’s traffic nightmare was one of those cultural somersaults that makes travel so compelling. Leisurely people-watching in the Indian sub-continent is a favourite occupation of mine but with only two days to explore the city, it was a case of hitting the highlights on the run with little time to sit back and enjoy the show. Kathmandu has been a backpackers’ favourite for more than 40 years – the final destination on the 60’s hippy trail to the jumping off point for Everest summit attempts. Centre of operations is Durbar Square, a jumble of medieval temples, multi-tiered pagodas and imposing colonial-era buildings. The square pulsates with life – on the day I visited, there was a vibrant ceremony taking place involving a parade of coloured flags, thumping music and lots of dancing…..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2

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The Fuji X-Pro 1..My “Soulmate” Camera | Christina Davis

Thank you for letting me share, once again, with the readers here on this site. I am a Fujifilm camera user (X-Photographer wannabe….I can dream, can’t I?). I sold off all of my DSLR equipment and the XPro1 was my main camera. Like many Fuji enthusiasts I, too, got one of the X-T1 cameras when they came out. While I was less than thrilled with the form, the performance was as described and I happily shot away with it all spring and summer this year. In fact, the XPro1 was gathering dust and as August rolled around, I was considering letting it go. As I thought it over I remembered one photo I took this summer with it. On an outing to The Huntington in Pasadena, California, I took the XT1 and the XPro1. I put on the 18mm lens on the XPro1 “just in case”……..

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Fuji X-Pro1

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A walk around my hometown with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Tom Radford

I recently treated myself to a Fujifilm X-Pro1 to accompany my X100. Fuji had a pretty incredible deal on, where they gave you two lenses for free, when you purchased an X-Pro1, and on top of that gave you an extra £100 discount if you traded in certain DSLR’s. I had an old Nikon D5100 knocking around that I didn’t really use, so I went to my local fuji dealer and they offered me £150 trade value for the D5100.  Not bad, basically £250 for a body worth half that.. That made my mind up, so I dutifully handed over the remaining £400 or so and walked out with an X-Pro1 and the XF 18mm f/2 and the XF 27mm f/2.8. Having had the 18mm before on my old Fuji X-E2, I knew that was a keeper, but I was less convinced of the 27mm. I previously had the 35mm f/1.4 which was great and fully intend to sell the 27mm to purchase the 35mm, but before I did, I wanted to test it out, just to see. I went for a wander around my hometown with the X-Pro1 and the 27mm to see what it could do……..

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Fuji X-Pro1

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MY 2014 Review | V. Opoku

As a whole, 2014 was an interesting year on a personal and professional level, it was an adventure – challenging and fun. I believe I found consistency within my body of work and I aim to build on from there. I also experimented a little bit and even wrote a few reviews along the way. This post is dedicated to everyone one that was part of my 2014 in one way or another. The clients that trusted me and those that still keep in touch. Ashley + Garret, Rakhee + Jack, Sylvana + Jeremy etc etc. All you guys are awesome! The strangers I met on my travels, Jamaica, Morocco, Spain, France etc were good to me. The fellow professionals I got to know during the course of the year. Special mention to the MirrorLessons, Thomas Menk & Patrick at Fujirumors for their constant source of inspirational content and support of my work. Marc at Fujifilm UK for the guest post on their blog and plugging my work out there too. Johnny and Rebecca Lily for allowing me to test and review Rebecca Lily Pro Set 3 Lightroom Presets and everyone that I met at the first LDNWLK……….

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Faces of India | Jeremy Lagay

In June 2014 my boss called me : “I’ve registered you to a training, in India, it’s OK for you ?”… Hum, I’d never been to India ! I had heard many things about this country. This kind of general information that makes already in your mind a sort of global picture, “the legend one”. So I would easily say that I had a kind of clear idea about how it would be. I would not surprised anyone of you if I even say a preconceived idea. “Don’t worry, no problem boss, I would love to go to India for this training. Where is it”. “It’s in Bangalore, in September”…Let’s be honest, I had this mix of excitement & stress. A lot to do before to leave, but at least one thing was always in my mind : prepare yourself to take photos of people. I’ve found couple of information on the net to organize my trip & I made everything to get a bit of free time there. Everybody was saying that Indians are very kind to photographs, like a small paradise in this regards. The rest, I would discover it there, surprise… So I left in September, as planned……

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Fuji X-Pro1

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