This week, I decide to try something different and use the X-pro1 to capture some actions shots together with the 35mm 1.4. The main subjects are skaters at a skate park in the city. It was a short shoot but interesting and fruitful. As most reviewer commented, the AF on the X-pro1 is “OK”. To overcome the slowness, I use pre-focusing and lots of anticipation to capture the action. Coupled with the OVF, I can see outside of the frame to see skaters coming into the frame.
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Just wanted to share some images I took using the new Fujifilm X-E1 and my first impression. I am in the market for a 2nd camera to compliment my Sony NEX-7 and this is one camera I am thinking of buying. I have used all X-Series Camera and sold them all simply because I cannot live with the slow AF. To me AF is the most important decision. So I am eager to see how this camera perform with the new improved AF that Fujifilm claim. I really like the images that comes out of this camera. I have only shoot JPEG since RAW is not supported. Great ISO up to 3200.
- Awesome Dynamic Range
- Awesome ISO up to 3200
- Love the Fujifilm color styles implementation
- Love the AF button to allow me quick focus point selection
- I like the Menu, better than my Sony NEX-7
- Love the Macro feature to allow me to get closer and shoot
- Good battery life, Fujifilm improve in this respect
- Love the click and shutter sounds, very nice and elegant
- Great Fujinon lens, very sharp and contrast same as my Carl Zeiss 24mm
- Made In Japan quality and the body is extremely nice all metals
- EVF lags even at focus and bad when panning
- AF is still slow, not as snappy as my Sony NEX-7. I missed a lot of shoot
- Write to card is slower than most other camera I have tried
- Don’t like how they implement the lens cap on the lens, I drop it and almost lose it twice. Also with the lens cap on the lens is bigger than it needs to be. I would like the caps to put on reverse when not in use.
- Cannot rotate the LCD, I use this a lot on my SOny NEX-7
- No Focus Peaking feature
- NO Wifi and apps feature
- EV compensation only up to +-2EV
- Not enough lens to select at the moment
- Quality of LCD is not as good as others, only 2.8″ and 490,000 pixels
- Cost $1600 with the new 18-55mm f/2.8-4.0 coming out with it
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I had some time before a meeting in downtown LA today, so took a side trip to the amazing Walt Disney Theater. The Frank Gehry-designed building opened in 2003, and is just stunning to see.
This is one building where having a built-in level on your camera is essential – nothing is level or parallel r straight! Worth a visit if you’re ever in LA. All shots X-Pro1 with 18mm and 35mm Lenses.
Great Work by Chris Dodkin :-)
The firmware update Ver.2.00 from Ver. 1.11 incorporates the following issue. To enable those features, please update the firmware of your Fujinon XF lenses into Ver 2.00 at the same time.
1.Improvement of Auto Focus Performance
- Auto focusing speed has become much faster under a various shooting condition such as dark scenes, bright scenes and so on.
- The shortest focusing distance without switching to macro mode has become shorter.
2.Improvement of Manual Focus Performance
- The speed of images coming into focus when turning the focus ring has become faster.
- When adjusting the focus with the EVF or the LCD, displaying live view with the minimum depth of field in full aperture has made it easier to focus on subjects.
- In addition to the focus checking with the 10-time magnification function, the checking with “3-time” magnification function has been added.
3.Improvement of Writing and Processing Speed
- Writing speed to a memory card has become faster with the maximum speed doubled. <Note> The speed may vary depending on card type and sizes of images.
- The waiting time of viewing image after shooting has become shorter.
- An image will be displayed approx. one second after pressing the playback button.
- The ISO setting of “Auto (6400)” has been added.
- When EVF or OVF is used, the indicator lamp will turn off because the lamp comes to just in front of your right eye if you see the finder with your left eye.
- When shooting in low light situation, a recorded image will look like more natural atmosphere you saw.
Firmware Fuji X-Pro1 V2.00
Firmware XF lens 18mm V2.00
Firmware XF lens 35mm V2.00
Firmware XF lens 60mm V2.00
Yesterday I had the opportunity to lend a friend’s X-Pro1 during a walk around Rotterdam/Holland. As a X100 owner I noticed that the X-Pro1 is a better camera. The sensor is better (X100′s is already very good) and overall operation is faster. And that 35mm f1.4 lens is really excellent! Here are 3 images from yesterday. These images were shot in RAW and post processed.
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There’s travel photography, and then there’s vacation photography. In the first you’re traveling to shoot, and your time and gear is chosen carefully to deliver great images. In the second, you’re just on holiday and like everyone else, you want to bring a camera along. This is specifically a review of using the camera on a family vacation – I wasn’t sent to England and France on assignment, nor did I spend lots of time there specifically going out to shoot. But I did want to bring a camera that wasn’t going to annoy me. Those of you who have been following along for a while will remember that it was a vacation trip to California last year that pushed me into looking for a smaller but high-performing camera. The willing but somewhat limited Olympus EPL2 has now been and gone, and it was the Fuji X-Pro1 (and 18mm F/2.0 and 35mm f/1.4 lenses) that made the trip with us across the Atlantic…
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As the affair continues with my fuji X-Pro 1 I’ve been itching to do some beauty shots. But as I was unable to hire the Fujifilm Fujinon XF-60mm F2.4 R lens I had to make do with my 35mm (obviously this is not standard in beauty photography but my curiosity got the better of me and this is what me and fab model Natalie Kusdemir came up with ….
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