Fuji x100

Zone focusing – a useful technique. A guide for the Fujifilm X100 and beyond… | Paul Russell

Zone focusing is a useful technique for manual focus cameras, and for cameras with a slow autofocus. It involves setting the focus to a certain distance and then relying on depth of field (the zone) so that everything that you want to be in focus will then be sharp, or sharpish, in your photos.It was the method relied on by old masters like Cartier-Bresson, who didn’t have autofocus cameras.* It’s useful for wide-angle lenses, as they naturally have a big depth of field.I use zone focusing for street photography on my Fujifilm X100 because the autofocus isn’t really fast enough for many situations where you need the camera to focus instantly. Using the manual focus mode (switch on the side set to MF) and setting the focus distance to about 11 ft, I know that at f/8 the focus will be good from 6 feet to almost infinity. In manual focus mode on the camera, you don’t have to wait for the camera to focus – it’s instant….

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Ready to go guide for Street Photography with Fujifilm X100 X100S X100T | Alex Coghe

When it comes to Street Photography there are not universal recipes, but I prepared this quick guide for those using Fujifilm X100 (S, T) cameras.MF or AF?As a street photographer I don’t have much confidence with AF, no matter how much promises to be fast. I dig manual focus mode. With Fujifilm X100 cameras, you need to reprogram the AE/AF Lock button to work as AF only: this is a great feature to consider. I point at my feet and push the AF lock button and this works most of the time, but sometimes you can also point to focus at a tree to the distance you would your subjects in focus in order to fit better your needs and your approach in the street. Refocusin is a way to go with the AF button: when you think that your subject won’t get covered from the DOF (depth of field) of your current setting, you need to refocus your Fuji. M, A, S or P?I know many street photographers use A, and if it works for you go with this. For Street Photography we need to take in account we are making photos with moving subjects most of the time and a correct exposure is the priority: I prefer S and M.ISOI currently dig the AUTO ISO with my Fujifilm X100S. I usually stay between 400 and 1600. Remember to set the minimum shutter speed to 1/125 sec. in order to have sharp pictures…….

Source: Ready to go guide for Street Photography with Fujifilm X100 X100S X100T | Alex Coghe Editor and Photojournalist

Mad about Fuji Cameras | Michael Gane

I was taught the basics of photography by my wonderful Uncle who had a successful photography business in the City of London in the 70s; he was very well respected within the photography community and made his name for his Architectural photography, he had this amazing eye for capturing buildings and interiors, he always spoke about converging lines that drew the viewer into the image. He was a true master and taught me to take a moment and step back and really look at the scene in front on the lens. Another important lesson he taught me was, if I see something that catches my photography eye, just before firing the shutter let those emotions register as he believed (as do I) that those feelings and emotions transfer onto the censor! When I visited him in the big city, we would spend long hours photographing the cityscapes but also walk through the busy London streets photographing the people, capturing the lives of strangers on film, bringing those moment’s to life on film, yes film! ……

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Fuji X100 WCL – Wide Conversion Lens Review | Colin Nicholls

Here is a short review of the Fuji WCL, I don’t bother with charts and all that so it’s just a few photos of the kit, what I think about it and a healthy dose of sample images, all images are shot RAW and edited in Lightroom. I’M WORKING WITH THE ORIGINAL X100. The Fuji WCL will turn your X100’s 35mm field of view into a 28mm [full frame equivalent] whilst keeping it an F2 lens and retaining the fuji quality, it screws on nice and simply, you then tell the camera it’s there and away you go. Its a nice small attachment that adds a good bit on length to the X100’s lens, allowing you (as with the TCL)  to hand hold it with the left hand and have a bit more support. Here is a comparison between the 18mm F2 and this WCL I’ve set them up the same so you can see the difference, they are both shot RAW and edited in Lightroom, apart from a bit of colour difference [not sure whats going on there] they are very similar…….

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Low Light Photography With The Fuji X Series / X-E2 & X100 | Colin Nicholls

Now it’s no secret that the Fuji X series can hold it’s own in the abilities of modern cameras to shoot in low light, maybe not to the dizzy extremes of some gear but it really can hold it’s own in the dark situations we sometimes face. This blog is a short review on how the X-E2 + X100 handle themselves in very dark conditions and how with the right glass (namely the 23 & 56) you can exploit a dark situation and get the shot. Now that’s not to say you don’t need some light, even with epic ISO levels a room which is flat and boring light wise won’t make a good shot, so here are some shots, the conditions and why I’m glad I could get the shot. The glorious Fuji 56mm and it’s super aperture of F1.2 allow you to gather loads of light, it’s hard to show how dark these scenes actually are on a blog post, but they are darker to the eye than the images look here, so pretty dark……

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Fuji X Adventures in North America – Seeing Things in
Black and White | Peter Dareth Evans

As much as I love colour photography, there are some photographs that are just meant to be in black and white. However, in the shift they become less representational, more of a statement. Their worlds can be romantic, aching, nostalgic – or colder, darker, crueler. My exploration of Bradford continues, but here a friendly small town becomes lost in translation. There is no such thing as the commonplace. In monochrome, Bradford becomes something else… Something far away from Bedford Falls… A great feature of having a mirrorless camera such as the Fuji X cameras is that you can see in black and white. You quickly learn what scenes have a greater impact when shorn of the distractions of colour. When processing the images back home I found that the Replichrome preset package gave me a great consistent look in the form of their Kodak BW 400CN™ emulation. It can be found in the Replichrome I……

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Fuji X-Pro1

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Can the Fuji X100 work as a wedding camera? | Ian Hamilton

I’ve had my little Fuji X100 for a few years now. It’s been superseded by the X100S and X100T versions and there are rumours (as always in the camera industry) of another version being launched shortly. As a wedding photographer I have to use equipment that delivers results, every time. My main cameras are full-frame Nikons and they’re brilliant. But there are times when bigger isn’t better. When a small, discreet camera would be more appropriate to the situation. So, the question I hope to answer is – can the original Fuji X100 work as a wedding camera? Let me get one thing straight from the outset. This isn’t going to be technical review. I’m not going to be pixel-peeping and comparing images from the Fuji against the full-frame Nikons…….

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Fuji X100T

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I detached the tele converter | Jonne Naarala

Today I decided to detach the TCL-X100 tele converter from my Fuji X100. Why so? I purchased it to get a 50 mm focal length to make the X100 better portrait camera and to get that FoV in general. The tele converter was working very nicely in outdoor use but I was not so happy with it indoors in poor lighting conditions. My intention was to use my Ricoh GR (28 mm equivalent) with my Fuji X100 with the tele converter (50 mm equivalent) to get two-camera combo which is small in size. Actually the X100 is not any small camera when the TCL-X100 is attached to it. That combination is almost same size (and actually heavier) than my Fuji X-Pro1 with XF 35/1.4 lens attached. And of course the XF 35/1.4 lens is much better than the tele converter. Sharper and faster. So, if I want a 28/50 mm combo the best option would be the GR with X-Pro1……..

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Fuji TCL-X100

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Fuji X Adventures in North America – Rust Belt Pilgrim |
Peter Dareth Evans

This is McKean County, Pennsylvania. Once the Allegheny hills were a forest of oil derricks, stretching as far as the eye could see along the ridges and valleys between Bradford, Olean, Kane and Smethport.  But then after the second world war the Mid-West oil industry collapsed when richer and easier pickings were found elsewhere. Now the trees have returned to the hills of McKean County, where they tactfully mask the industrial scars of old leaking pipes and rusting machinery. Here in the deep forest you hike and hunt alone at your peril. Folk have fallen through the rotting boards covering the shafts of old oil wells. A sudden snap and then a long agonising tumble, a broken leg and no phone reception – miles from civilisation. So I made sure I stuck to the roadside for my photography. But still, here and there nestled in isolated pockets on the winding country roads, industry survives. Smoke rises from the stacks. Steam boils from the pipes. You can hear the hum of machinery and the clanking of gears and wheels. This is rust belt America, but here and there you can see signs of recovery. The county capital of Bradford may have lost half her population in the crash that followed the 1940’s, but unlike the deprived ex-mining communities in the valleys of South Wales there’s still hope…….

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Fuji X-Pro1

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Fuji X100 – Destination Maui, Hawaii | Brian Kraft

With wedding season being a little bit slower around here this time of year, we were able to make a trip to Hawaii. We left the snowy cold of Colorado and headed off to our destination of Maui. We met up with some family, living in China, and Hawaii was the perfect midway point to do so. With baby in tow, along with my new Fuji X100 camera, we had such a nice and relaxing time. The weather, water, topography, foliage, wildlife, food, company, and all were just perfect. We saw many amazing whales, snorkeled, boogie boarded, took our daughter for her very first dip in a pool and the ocean, walked, ate, ate some more, explored different towns, including Lahaina and one of my favorites- Paia. And as I sit back in the cold of Colorado, I consider the ways to make it to Hawaii more often and maybe even shoot some wedding photography there from time to time. Regardless, I kept my photographer hat on and thoroughly enjoyed documenting some of our adventures…

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Fuji X100S

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