Fuji X-Pro1

Hoar Frost at the Old Barn | Morten Byskov

The old barn is only a stone’s throw from where I live. This morning we woke up to hoar frost and the trees and fields were covered in a thick layer of frost. I have used the old barn as a back drop for several photo shoots over the years so I was disappointed to find it almost completely caved in on itself this morning. Once I am sure a beautiful structure sitting there at the foot of the hills with a great view of the valley. I was ill prepared to shoot this morning as I had driven off without gloves and my toque. With finger numb I came away with a few frames. All images are captured with the Fujifilm X-Pro1 with the XF 35 1.4R lens….

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Further firmware upgrade 05.12.2013 available for Fujifilm’s
flagship X-Pro1 camera | Fujifilm Global

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) will be releasing another new firmware upgrade for its flagship Fujifilm X-Pro1 compact system camera on November 28th which will offer users enhancements to operability and functionality. This latest firmware upgrade is being released in response to customer demand and will offer X-Pro1 users the chance to update their model to incorporate functionality available on the most recent X series cameras launched in October 2013. The X-Pro1 is set to continue as the company’s flagship X series model, and Fujifilm is striving to keep the level of technology offered on this product as up to date as possible so that purchasers of the X-Pro1 will have greater longevity of use.

[Release date of the new firmware]
5th December 2013 (Thu.) GMT 05:00/JST 14:00

[Firmware version]
FUJIFILM X-Pro1: Ver. 3.10

[Main contents of the firmware update]

  1. Improve the cover range and accuracy of the bright frame in the OVF
    The cover range of the bright frame displaying the shooting area in the optical viewfinder has been improved so that a field of view closer to the actual image can be checked. By maintaining the position of the bright frame with parallax compensation during AF lock, the shooting area can be checked even when letting go of the shutter release.
  2. See the exposure setting in live-view and histogram
    The images and histogram will reflect current exposure levels (with the shutter speed and aperture set during manual exposure also displayed on the image). In scenarios where the live view and the final shot will appear differently, eg: when using flash, this setting can be turned off.
  3. Aperture and shutter speed can be changed once AE lock is selected
    The aperture or shutter speed can be changed while maintaining exposure (EV value) with the AE lock button. The photographer has the ability to tweak settings down to the very last moment before shooting.
  4. The default and maximum sensitivity and minimum shutter speed can be set when ISO AUTO is selected
    When selecting “AUTO” in the ISO setting, users can also set standard ISO, Maximum ISO and a low-speed shutter limit. The Low-speed shutter limit has been extended to 1/500 seconds.
  5. New fuctionality allowing you to edit image filenames
    An image filename (DSCF***) is automatically allocated to each picture when shooting, this can now be changed to your filename of choice.* This added functionality is useful when organising the images after shooting, and sorting the images into groups. * It can be changed to a 4-letter filename when selecting “sRGB” and a 3-letter filename when selecting “Adobe RGB” for the color space.
  6. Change of numbering for images shot using continuous shooting
    When shooting using continuous shooting, only the first image is currently displayed in full screen and subsequent frames are displayed in small on the bottom right, and the file number was set as “S+7-digit number”. With the new firmware, all frames in continuous shooting are displayed as full screen shots in playback. The file number has also been altered to follow numerically as per standard single shots, thereby allowing uniform management of images after shooting.
  7. Improvement of RAW file conversion function
    When developing RAF images in-camera using the built-in RAW file converter, the firmware upgrade improves the flow by taking you back to the original RAF image once the conversion has been done, whereas before it left you with the converted JPG file on screen and the user had to go back to the next RAF file manually.

Details on improvements 2, 3, 4 and 5 are available in the operation manual on the support page below.

Please visit the following URL for details on other changes.

[Firmware download]
http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/

* This firmware is exclusive to the FUJIFILM X-Pro1.

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Feeding stray dogs and killing time in Viñales Cuba | Adrian Seah

A number of very emaciated and scruffy stray dogs roam the main streets, sniffing around the feet of uncomfortable patrons at the restaurants looking for scraps. Their fur clumpy and in patches, rib cages painfully visible, I reckoned the pickings must be slim, as some of these dogs could not be more than a few days away from death. The stronger ones were able to snatch the few scraps of food thrown out by sympathetic tourists, the weaker ones walked away hungry. We made it a point to put aside some food for the weakest ones although deep down, I knew it was akin to trying to stem the flow of the river with a pebble, that starvation would just be prolonged for another day at most. The rest of the time, we just spent visiting the surrounding countryside, soaking in the sunshine and still a little unbelieving of the fact that we were in Cuba, a place I had long dreamed of visiting.

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DAY IS DONE | Elias Amari

Parc des Eaux-Vives, Parc de la Grange. Genève.

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Exploring the Pacific Ocean coast at Santa Cruz | Detlef Göhring

Weekend in the US. My fist experience with long exposure shoots at the pacific cost at the Santa Cruz area.

Fuji X-Pro1 | Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS

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REVIEW: Using Nikon Lenses on a Fuji X Camera | Jeff Carter

I had read about adapters that were available for the Fuji X-Series cameras to attach different lenses to the X-Pro1, XE1 etc.  On Amazon I found a company selling the Fotodiox adapter for the grand sum of £17 + P&P and so I decided to buy one. The package arrived and I discovered the adapter is made of metal, is well constructed, and fitted easily between the camera and the Nikon lens. All of my Nikon lenses are the older ‘D’ type, which means the lens has an aperture ring rather than the newer ‘G’ type lenses that have had the aperture ring removed.  Having the aperture ring means the lens can be used on the X-Pro1 with the Fotodiox adapter because the aperture can be set manually. I took the X-Pro1 fitted with the 80-200mm f2.8 out and about to capture some images of the sunset here in East Lothian……

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Fujifilm X-pro 1, travel companion | Alex Lagarejos

So firstly, I have to apologise for going missing for so long, a house move and a crazy few months have kept me from updating the blog. Anyway, I’m back and to kick off I’m going to chat about my trips over the summer and how I coped with the x-pro 1 instead of my dslr. My first couple of trips, one to Wales and then one to Spain, I bottled it and took the 5d with me as well, I absolutely didn’t need to, the x-pro didn’t let me down at all and the longer I use the fuji kit, the more intuitive my way of working with it becomes. This is absolutely crucial for me, I don’t even want to think about my kit when I’m working, and the fuji really lends itself to that, I can have everything mapped out on physical buttons so I’m not stuck messing about in menus instead of taking a shot. The absolute best thing about the Fuji x-pro 1 for travel is how compact yet sturdy it is.  The camera feels solid, balances well in your  hand and with a decent sling can be carried around all day without the usual ache from lugging a dslr with a few lenses….

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Fujifilm favorites, 2013 | Aaron Courter

I am really lucky to do what I do for a living and I take it seriouslyl.  A huge risk of creating a business out of a passion is the possibility of repetition or even worse, burn out.  One way that I challenged myself this year was to add a new camera to my bag.  Anyone who has followed my personal work of daily life with my kids knows how much I adore the Fujifilm X Series of cameras, including the X100S and X-Pro1.  I am not a gear-obsessive photographer and I prefer to be as minimalist as possible, but these cameras creates for me an intimate documentary experience that just doesn’t feel the same as a typical DSLR.  As I approach the end of the 2013 season of weddings, gathering and reviewing some of my favorite images, I thought I’d showcase just a few that make me even more excited about being a photographer…..

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Destination: Yamuna River, New Delhi, India | Tim Steadman

The Yamuna is one of the most sacred rivers in India.  It is the river that graces the foreground of many timeless photos of the Taj Mahal. It is the river that runs through the megalopolis of Delhi and it is strangely one of the last landmarks I consider when thinking of Delhi. I find this odd. Is it possible to think of London without imagining the Thames…Paris without picturing the Seine…New York without the Hudson or East River? I’ve lived in Delhi for over 3 years and have never strolled the banks of the Yamuna.  I’ve been to most of Delhi’s “Top Ten” and I’ve  visited many dark corners and colorful monuments recommended by friends.  This is such a huge city full of “undiscovered” places. While searching Google Maps last week for a new niche to visit, I stumbled on the blue streak that runs through Delhi.  OH YEAH, the Yamuna!  Let’s go there…..

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