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My New Fuji 55-200 Zoom Lens | Jlm Photos

On Sunday I unboxed my new Fuji 55-200 3.5-4.8 zoom lens.  I was having a very difficult time deciding between the 55-200, and the new 50-140.  Even though the 50-140 offered the water resistance, and a fixed 2.8 aperture which would have matched my Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR I wasn’t sure I wanted to carry that extra baggage around. One of my primary reasons for switching to the Fuji system was to save weight in my bag or pack.    After a brief email to an amazing photographer, Fuji “expert” as well as a Nikon expert Mr. Bill Fortney whose website is filled with outstanding images, guidance, and ebooks – he guided me towards the 55-200.  And I must say I am so happy he suggested I go with it and my gut choice.  THANK YOU BILL!!! The lens is beautifully balanced on my X-T1;  It feels solid.  Even my spouse who knows nothing about lenses commented how nice it looked on the camera.  I love the lens shade – though some say it makes the lens too large I disagree. I know this lens and I will be shooting many images out in the wild in all types of weather even though it is not weather resistant so that large lens hood is going to come in real handy.  The zoom ring is silky smooth (as is my 18-55), and tight.  I love the feel.  The body is just perfect to hold with this lens.  It just feels GOOD!  I’m not going into all the scientific mumbo-jumbo as there are many other sites that do so but Man Oh Man this lens is sweet.  My first shot with the lens was a shot at 150mm length, 1/7th seconds, handheld with the OIS on, at F5.0 and it turned out incredible – H.A.N.D.H.E.L.D!! ……

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8

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Fuji X System – 2 years of use | Xtographer

I have been a hobbyist photographer since 1979, that’s 35 years!  I started out with a Zenit 35mm film SLR but quickly moved onto the Olympus OM system with an OM30 which was later added to with x2 OM2 SP’s. In 2000, I foolishly ditched all the Oly gear to get into digital and purchased, of all things, a Sony F505  and then ‘upgraded’ to a Sony F707. I fortunately saw the error of my ways and in 2005 bought into Nikon with a D70s and the venerable 18-70 kit lens. Over the next 7 years camera bodies were changed to include D90, D300, D700 and numerous lenses were added during that time. I always hankered after a smaller camera and tried out a number of offerings such as the Nikon P7100, which I still have, and a Panasonic LX5 but neither really did it for me. In January 2012 I purchased a Fuji XE1 with 18-55 kit lens to see if this system was a viable option for me.  I was blown away by the output of the files and that little kit lens attached to such a small body. The camera proved to be so portable that it was my go to camera despite having the D300, D700 and numerous f2.8 glass still to hand. The Nikon gear did not see light of day in 6 months. At this point I decided to sell the Nikon gear, some of which was purchased by members of this forum, and even though I loved to use the Nikon, especially that D700, I have no regrets of selling it on, none at all. From the funds raised through the sale of Nikon, I re-invested in Fuji glass which has today escalated to a collection of x9 Fuji lenses. In March 2014 I added a lightly used XPro1 body…….

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Fuji X-T1 Graphite Silver

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Fuji X-T1 Silver Graphite: Love At First Sight or
Just Another Bad Date? | Slr Lounge

If photography were like the Tinder dating world, I would be a serial left-swiper. So many pictures of new gear pass my desk, I rarely give a second glance to the items much less the specs anymore. And then one fateful day, the Fuji X-T1 Graphite Silver  Edition caught my eye. I had already been drooling over the new Fuji X100T that was announced earlier that morning when I saw it. I paused, did a double take and virtually right swiped and saved the new X-T1 to my favorites. Admittedly, I am wooed by its good looks. I mean, who wouldn’t be? The equivalent of a dark-haired, green-eyed, chiseled jaw, well-toned, swoon-worthy man with an Australian accent, the X-T1 is certainly a handsome looking specimen, a looker among its camera peers. Though it looks almost identical to its predecessor, the regular ol’ X-T1, the new graphite silver coating sits on top of the magnesium body and shines with a clear glossy finish giving it a ‘smooth and luxurious’ look. This resilient three layer finish with 80 points of weather sealing makes it dust-resistant, water-resistant and freeze-resistant down to -10°C. (Which I never anticipate ever experiencing)……

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Fuji X-T1 Graphite Silver

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Out & About With The Fuji 50-140mm f2.8 | Derek Clark

I went walkabout the other day while there was a bit of good weather, and by that, I mean dry and bright, because it certainly wasn’t warm. I wanted to try out the Fuji 50-140 f2.8 in daylight. I’ve already reviewed the lens under studio conditions which you can see HERE. I ended up shooting some street photography and capturing something I wouldn’t have thought possible, handholding at the equivalent of 210mm at 1/28th of a second and getting a sharp image. I had to double check the Exif Data on this one because I thought I was seeing things. As you can see from the crop above, this is again very sharp and I’m shooting wide open at f2.8. You can see the street shots I took processed in B&W using Silver Efex Pro over at 35mmStreet. But have a look at some colour shots before you go. Before I reached the streets I went for a walk near the Science Centre by The River Clyde in Glasgow (Scotland). The next few pictures should show how sharp this thing is. It does take the X Series on a different direction because when the 50-140mm is attached to an X body, gone is that feeling of small, discreet, fly on the wall photography. It’s a big lens and it feels and looks like a 70-200mm. The size of the camera doesn’t really matter. I was using the X-T1 with the battery grip…..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF50-140mm F2.8

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A Casual Review of the Fujifilm X100T | PetaPixel

For the last 21 days I have been in Japan putting Fujifilm’s new X100T through its paces. This review will not cover every technical aspect of the X100T, but rather how it feels to shoot with it every day and how it fits in with my workflow. It is also very photo heavy. You can find pictures of the camera itself on any review site, so I’ll mostly only include work that I have produced with this camera. I’ve upgraded from the X100S, so I will also comment on the main differences and whether or not I think it may be worth upgrading. This is the 3rd release of the X100 series, and in my opinion it has been refined to the point of near perfection. Every niggle I had with the X100S has been fixed and it feels like Fuji really have taken the comments from the photographers that use their cameras on board. Some want a different sensor or more megapixels, but I feel that for the most part, Fuji have listened……

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Fuji X100T

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My first two weeks with the Fujifilm X100T | Dylan Haskin

I have had the X100T now for the past two weeks. It’s been with me pretty much the whole time while shooting live bands, downhill skateboarding, hiking, visiting my nephew, walking around Cape Town etc. This is not a review, but just quick post of some of my favourite shots I’ve got from this camera so far. Most of the images I copied to my phone via the WIFI and edited with VSCOCam. The others are straight out of the camera, All JPEGs. I seriously love this little camera and have really enjoyed the experience I’ve had so far! If you have any questions about functions on the camera please feel free to send me a message or comment below and I’ll do my best to answer…….

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Fuji X100T

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APD : The New King | Ivan Joshua Loh

In the colorful kingdom of Fujifilm; there live a Portrait King. Its name; the XF 56mm F1.2R. He has been king for very obvious reason in the mirrorless world. A famous household name. Pretty small and lightweight compere with its full frame system from other kingdom. Its has help photographers produce gorgeous and creamy bokeh. Until now; there might be a new King with a slightly longer name. APD, the 3 letter word that represent the pinnacle of a portrait lens? Is it worth $500 premium? The question will be, if you are already the owner of XF 56mm F1.2, will you sell its and buy the APD version? And the other question will be if you don’t own a 56mm and plan to get one, which 56mm should you get? The XF 56mm F1.2 or XF 56mm F1.2 APD. I will take you through the paces and see what is the real difference between this 2 great lens from Fuji and let you make your own decision…….

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2 APD

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The X100T stretching out | DearSusan

The X100T needs a fast SD card. When I started out, I loaded a 30MB/s SD card I’ve used elsewhere and then felt that the write/read performance was a bit slow while out shooting. Deciding to splash out on a couple of new 64Gb 95MB/s cards made a radical change. Several shots that I’d missed in various after dark spots had been put down to the X100’s slow processing, were in fact the SD card’s glacial write cycle holding things up. A lot…….

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Fuji X100T

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Fuji X100T Preview – Initial Thoughts & Sample Images | SLR Lounge

The Fuji X100 series of compact cameras has been a very exciting lineup for both advanced hobbyist and pro photographers alike. Serious hobbyists want a no-nonsense camera that delivers great images, offers full manual control, (and raw control!) and is built solidly. Hard-working pros are just tired of lugging their flagship full-frame bodies and lenses around for casual photography, and are looking for a camera that is built solid and doesn’t compromise on image quality. Oh, and it wouldn’t hurt if this camera also looks, well, less like a TV remote and more like what we envision a classic camera ought to.  The early point-and-shoot digital cameras basically looked like a 90’s Giga Pet / Tamagotchi, i.e., an ugly, mass-produced electronic device. The Fuji X100 series is one of those classic / retro style cameras that bucked such trends, at least according to most of the buzz on the Internet since the first X100-series hit shelves in early 2011. It’s got mechanical dials and wheels.  It’s got an optical viewfinder (rangefinder), yet it also has an EVF.  And it feels solid, well-built, and generally awesome in-hand.  It’s what a compact camera ought to be………

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Fuji X100T

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REVIEW: First Impressions of the Nissin i40 Flashgun
for the Fuji X-Series | Jeff Carter

Last week I received the new Nissin i40 flash for the Fujifilm X-Series cameras from Cambrian Photography, a superb customer focused independent photographic retailer located in Colwyn Bay, North Wales. One of the criticisms of the X-Series has been the lack of a credible flashgun for the system.  While Fujifilm have produced three flashguns (the EF-42, EF-20 and EF-X20), these have been lacking in the flexibility that professional and enthusiast photographers have been demanding. I bought the EF-20 for my X100 in early 2013 and while this is a great little flash, it doesn’t allow me to get very creative due to it’s limited controls. Fujifilm have hinted that a new flash is on the way in 2015 but in the meantime Nissin have stepped up to the plate and delivered a Fujifilm compatible version of its award winning i40…..

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Nissin i40

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