Fujifilm Kaizen, where art thou? | Marco Larousse

This post has been sitting in my “pending blog post“ folder for more than one year now. I have been patiently waiting to see if Fuji would address these issues. But after this wasn’t even talked about during the “5 years of Fuji X celebrations“ I have updated this post and will share it now. One of the most amazing things that Fujifilm has done with their X-cameras compared to their established competitors was, that they updated the camera firmware to fix bugs and to enhance speed and camera/lens functions. These updates have been constant. But on top of that, they even added new features to existing cameras! Nobody does that. It was a given that if you wanted to have new features in a camera, you had to buy the next model of that camera. Fuji took a different path and explained this to be the “Kaizen” philosophy. The Japanese word “Kaizen” means “improvement” or “change for the better” and in business terms it is understood as “continuously improve all functions.” This does not need to be limited to products, but can apply to all processes in a company…..

Source: weshootfuji.com

Fujifilm X series | Mohamed Hakem

Whats all the fuss about fuji cameras? Are they really any good? Are they a poor man’s Leica? Or Just a miniature SLR? Are they really Quality cameras or just another bridges semi professional alternatives to Canon and Nikons P and L series. Unfortunately some people doesn’t know Fuji or know them only by their Studios and cheap point and shoot cameras. Some people think that they are just another Tokina or Sigma companies who make second grade cameras and lenses for top brands. But the truth is that Fuji are not any of those, Fuji is one of the founders in the photography field. Fuji make lenses and films many years before canon was born. Fuji make Top grade lenses, when I say top grade I’m not referring to Nikkor Lenses and Canon’s L series, But to 99,000$ and 200,000$! Yes 99 thousands. Fuji make medium format sensors and they really know how to make sensors in general, not like Nikon who borrows it from Sony. They also help in the design of Hassleblad cameras, for those who don’t know what a Hassleblad is, it is a medium format camera which means that it features a bigger sensor than the full frame 35mm…..

Source: www.hakemphotography.com

Why DxOMark Doesn’t Test Fujifilm Cameras | Michael Zhang

If you reference camera sensor ratings published by DxOMark, you may have noticed that the France-based company doesn’t test Fujifilm cameras. It’s surprising, given that Fujifilm sensors have been praised by many reviewers in recent years. No, DxOMark doesn’t have anything against Fujifilm, and no, it’s not something fishy going on behind the scenes. The reason is simple: DxOMark isn’t currently able to properly test X-Trans sensors. If you look at the DxOMark database, you’ll see that the last Fujifilm camera they reviewed was the Fujifilm XF1 in 2012. That’s the year Fujifilm launched its new X-Trans sensor technology in the X-Pro1, and X-Trans sensors have appeared in Fuji X-Series cameras ever since…….

Source: petapixel.com

Fujifilm brings life new series of interchangeable lens camera Pro-X with X-Pro2 | IT Review Magazine

Since the X-Pro1 in 2012 debuted, you might think that Fujifilm had this route for the current X-T1, the model for the leading position of Pro / Amateur held abandoned are awarded interchangeable lens line of the company, since it for in February 2014 were available. The Fujifilm X-Pro2 is due for release in the US in February to $ 1.700 for the organization. Prices are high even at £ 1.350 and AU $ 2.700. In addition, Fujifilm maintains its road map of the lens, Fujinon announcement XF100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS pledged WR. As has always been the year of the Tele (both Olympus and Panasonic announced at CES it) has this pro-lens all the important features that you ($ 2,700 awaits AU, £ 1.400) for the $ 1,900 price tag: dust and weather sealing, image stabilization five stops, opening lap nine blades and a front element fluorine coated water-repellent. You can extend the range of 150-600mm equivalent in 35mm 1.4x Tele Fuji. Also on the road map: a 120mm f2.8 macro at the end of this year……

Source: www.itmagazine.biz

Fuji and Leica for best user experience and return on capital | Michael Evans

Fuji’s announcement of the X-Pro 2, X-E 2S and the X70 reminds me why I have a lot of time for that company. While I am at heart a Leica fan, Fuji comes second best in my firmament. I admire Fuji’s professionalism, its customer service and its policy of attempting, wherever possible, to upgrade older cameras so that owners do not feel shortchanged. From the beginnings of the XF-mount system, with the X-Pro 1 five years ago, Fuji has demonstrated a mature attitude in its dealings with photographers and has consistently managed to surprise us with great cameras. It’s not just the cameras, its the lenses. Fuji has developed a really tremendous range of XF lenses to suit any occasion and has stuck impressively to its lens road map.

Source: macfilos.com

FujiFilm talks with David Hobby, Tomasz Lazar, Zack Arias | Fernando Gros

To commemorate the 5th anniversary of FujiFilm’s X camera series FujiFilm hosted a small photography festival at their head office and showroom in Tokyo’s swish Midtown complex. Since the x100 hit the market, FujiFilm have, in quick succession, released an impressive array of cameras. The latest of these is the much anticipated X-Pro2, which was available for photographers to try out, and yes, I had a play with it myself. FujiFilm also organised an impressive exhibit of photos from 100 photographers who use the X series cameras as part of the X-Photographer programme. It was great to see work from my friends Matt Brandon and Piet Van den Eydne in the exhibit. There was also a booth where you could take you X series camera for a free inspection and clean. And, finally a series of talks, from Japanese and international photographers and FujiFilm’s own engineers and marketers. Unfortunately the weekend was a busy one for me – the only full weekend at home for my family this month – so I had to pick and choose which sessions to attend. As it happened, I made it to the three foreign speakers, which really wasn’t by design, but did mean I got to hear some very different perspectives on creative photography……

Source: fernandogros.com

Fujifilm X celebrations in Tokyo | Yamato Nadeshiko

Fuji film started the celebration of 5 years of their X line on the market. In the next few days we can listen to the lectures of known photographers, see the exhibition of their works made with Fuji equipment. Major attraction is the possibility of seeing and touching the latest devices, including the newest camera X-Pro 2. I did touch this camera, and this are my hand on first impressions…..

Source: www.yamato-nadeshiko.info

The FUJIFILM X-E2S | Fujifilm Global

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) is proud to announce the launch of the FUJIFILM X-E2S, the latest premium mirrorless camera to join the world-renowned X-Series. The X-E2S has a durable, compact and lightweight body with a Real-Time Viewfinder that offers a large display magnification of 0.62x and an electronic viewfinder with the world’s shortest display time lag of 0.005 seconds. It also comes equipped with an AF system that excels at capturing moving subjects. The new X-E2S model inherits the functionality and rangefinder-style design of the original X-E2, and adds new features including an improved grip, an electronic shutter and a more intuitive GUI to enhance the user experience……

Source: www.fujifilm.com

Fujinon XF Lenses

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An Introduction to Camera Color Profiles in Your Editing Workflow |
Chris Gampat

Though they’re a staple to the more advanced photo editors among us, Camera Profiles are a little known about feature that many folks don’t know about, understand or use. If you’ve ever looked at your camera’s LCD screen, shot in RAW, and wanted your RAW image to look exactly like the JPEG then you’ve probably also spent a long time trying to match them up perfectly only to get disappointed. It’s tough, but it’s also honestly useless to try it when the camera manufacturer often gives you exactly what you need if you use Adobe Lightroom. In Adobe Lightroom’s Develop panel, you simply go down to the Process area near the bottom, click on profile and scroll through. ……..

Source: www.thephoblographer.com

Fuji X-T1

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Bokeh – meaning and use of bokeh in photography |
Sebastian Boatca

Sometimes in our lives, especially when we had to deal with photography, we have encountered the following term : „Bokeh“. Well, it has this strange Asian sound and flavor, so what could it mean? The word “Bokeh” actually comes from the Japanese word “boke” ボケ, which means “blur”. The “h” at the end was added to emphasize on the correct pronunciation by the English speakers. “Bokeh” refers to the quality and aesthetics of the blurry parts (out of focus areas) in an image, taken by a photographic lens. It is not something you could really mathematically measure, or quantify, but more of an aspect which relates to photographic artistic principles……..

Source: www.sebastianboatca.com

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