Reviews

Fujinon 27mm f/2.8 Review | Peecee Studio

The Fujifilm Fujinon 27mm f/2.8 is an extraordinary lens. It has excellent optics crammed into a pancake form, weighing in at only 77g, making it the lightest Fuji lens in their X mount lineup. It covers an equivalent angle of view as a 40mm lens on a full-frame sensor. Just as a comparison, this lens weighs in at over eight times less than the Fuji 16-55mm f/2.8! They both let in the same amount of light with their maximum f/2.8 apertures. With this pancake, you lose the ability to zoom, but so what? Take a few steps forward or back to frame your shot, 27mm is nearly right in the smack bang middle of 16mm and 55mm*. Carry an 18mm f/2.0 and 60mm f/2.4 if you really need it and you’ll still be in at around half the weight of the zoom…….

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 27mm F2.8

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Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4R | Douglas Fung

Camera systems are defined by their lens selection, but not all lenses are “definitive” of their respective systems. The Leica Summilux 50mm f/1.4 ASPH is often the first lens that an M system user will acquire, but arguably the Leica experience is better defined by the Summicron 35mm f/2. The same could be said for the Fujifilm system, which is ostensibly a Leica system in spirit, but one made to be attainable. The Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R seems to get’ all of the glory, but the XF 23mm f/1.4R is more in keeping with what the Fujifilm X-system is all about. For those keeping score, 23mm and f/1.4 is roughly the equivalent of 35mm full-frame at f/2; in other words, the Leica analogy applies quite a bit when describing this lens……

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 23mm F1.4

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Lens Review: Fujifilm XF56mm f/1.2 R APD | Bigheadtaco

The Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD is a great lens. It’s not because it’s the sharpest, or has the best colour or an array of other sought after features. It’s great because it’s unique. Not unlike much of the Fujifilm X series cameras and lenses, Fujifilm stands out as different and this gives their cameras and lenses an edge over every other brand. Why? Because when you shoot with most 85mm equivalent portrait lenses, everyone seems to be aiming for the same effect in the same exact way. Not Fujifilm. They remind me of Minolta in the 80’s and 90’s with their Dynax-Maxxum series of cameras and lenses. They were trend setters and made unusual cameras and lenses that puzzled many (9 blade circular aperture, programmable hold buttons on the lenses, flare cutter aperture, Smooth Trans Focus technology (apodization tech!), AF 500mm mirror lens, etc.) but had a huge legion of fans that liked their unique approach. In fact, this apodized lens by Fujifilm is the same technology that Minolta introduced on their 135mm STF lens in the 90’s (although the Minolta could alter the secondary aperture to change the bokeh), further proving my connection between Minolta and Fujifilm. How effective is this APD technology, and is it worth paying an extra $500 to get it? Let’s find out…….

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2 APD

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Fujifilm’s Fifty-Sixes Compared! The APD Effect… | Mike Mander

Fujifilm has two versions of the their 56mm lens, the regular Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2R and the Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2R APD, one that has an internal apodization (APD) filter. Before I get into the technical lens details, let me mention that you’ll see a number of animated GIFs in this blog posting that are comparisons between those two lenses wide open at f/1.2. Note that GIFs only have 256 colours in total and are dithered to allow them to display a 24-bit colour image. This dithering can be visible as some roughness or even slight banding in these animations. Also, for those who just want to dive in and look at images, here is a link to the full gallery with all the photos mentioned in this posting, each carefully shot at seven different f-stops with both lenses – 70 images in total…..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2 APD

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Fujifilm X100T Review: Now Shooting! – Shooter’s Report Part | Eamon Hickey

I found the Fujifilm X100T to be a fairly good performer overall, with a couple of modest exceptions. Once I had it on and activated, it responded essentially instantly to any control inputs, but it was sometimes just a bit slow to wake from sleep. It’s a small issue, and in my outings with the X100T I didn’t miss any shots because of it, but I think if I owned one, this might rear up and bite me every now and then. As I mentioned in part 1 of this report, my first time out with the Fujifilm X100T was to shoot the Thanksgiving Day parade, and my next two shoots after that were also outdoors during daylight. I shot most of my images on these walks using the camera’s Single AF (AF-S) autofocus setting, and it worked very well for me, focusing quickly and decisively. On one walk, I suddenly noticed a construction crew just as they were fastening cables to a crane hook, and I was able to focus and shoot in a second or less; the camera’s AF system was easily quick enough for this kind of street shooting. On later outings, I tried the X100T’s AF system on nighttime subjects in the East Village neighborhood, and here again the camera focused well on the high-contrast subjects I was shooting using the AF-S mode. With some later indoor shots in restaurants, the X100T’s AF-S system was somewhat slower but still worked reasonably well, focusing accurately in about a second or a little less………

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Fuji X100T

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Fujifilm X100T, a new friend | The Studio at 46 West

I’m a big fan of the Fujifilm X-Series range of digital cameras. In September 2010 Fuji decided to introduce a smaller, rangefinder looking camera based on an 12 MP APS-C sensor size. The X100 was born. This little gem looked like the Leica’s of old, or even an older Yashica. It was smallish, mirrorless and it had retro appeal, up close not so much but still it was retro cool. It came packaged with a very good fixed 23mm f/2 lens with a leaf shutter and a hybrid viewfinder offering a switchable EVF and OVF function. Crazy. It’s CMOS sensor was Fuji spec’ed but still used a traditional Bayer filter. It was a hit. People lined up to buy them and a cult like following was formed. I bought one right off, as soon as I could find one, Availability was scarce. Fuji never figured it would be as popular as it was. It was a quirky piece of gear to be sure. Its focus time could be measured with a sundial. The auto ISO function was weird in function and use. It took about 20 minutes it seemed to start and be ready to operate. It had issues. It shot at higher ISO values well though, had a ND filter built in, rendered beautiful Fuji colors like their films and also rendered killer B&W images. It didn’t much matter how quirky it was……..

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Fuji X100T

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A Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 Review – Sometimes, it’s just about love |
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Sometimes it is challenging to be totally objective. Reviews aren’t just about technical charts and specifications, but also about feelings, perception and the various influences around you. This past weekend I got the chance to test the new XF 56mm f/1.2 by Fuji. It is a standard portrait lens (85mm equivalent) so a proper portrait session was unavoidable. However, this time, instead of looking elsewhere I decided to take some beautiful portraits of my better half. I often take photos of her in various conditions and with various lenses for the sake of the website, including some less-flattering lenses. (Think the Fuji 10-24mm!) This time, I had the chance to make things right. It was hard to not love the results in the end! ……

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD Lens Review | ePhotoZine

This lens is a fine addition to the X-series lens line up. It is incredibly sharp, whether you’re shooting with the aperture wide open, or not. The APD filter, which sets this lens apart from the standard 56mm f/1.2 is a really interesting addition, which truly helps to improve the appearance of out of focus areas, with no loss of sharpness where the image is in focus. The main penalty is with the loss of light transmitted through the lens. If you require fast apertures, for low light shooting, this may make the standard non-APD version the better choice for you. If however, your choice to shoot at fast apertures as a creative decision, and you’re not struggling for light, then this is the lens for you. The difference in this respect will be worth the extra to those who appreciate it. The price of £1000 seems quite reasonable when compared to alternatives produced for other camera systems, and especially if your shooting suits fast apertures as a creative decision. This is especially true, as one criticism I levelled at the standard 56mm f/1.2 was the busy appearance of out of focus areas.

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD Pros

  • Outstanding sharpness in the centre at maximum aperture
  • Outstanding sharpness across the frame when stopped down
  • Lightweight
  • Traditional design
  • Excellent build
  • APD filter improves appearance of out of focus areas

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD Cons

  • Slight loss of light due to APD filter makes the choice of this lens a creative decision over the standard lens

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Zoom! At f2.8 | Don Craig

It has been a while in arriving, but I finally own the new Fujinon XF50-140mm f2.8 lens. This is the one lens that my work kit has been missing since I switched to Fuji X-cameras. Earlier, I resorted to using the work Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 lens on the D600 when I have needed a longer zoom. More recently, I used the XF55-200mm variable aperture lens, which has worked well in certain circumstances. However, the new XF50-140mm lens is and will be my go-to lens when I need the reach. I was so certain of the quality of this lens, I ordered it without having tried it or even seen it. I had every confidence that Fujifilm would once again produce a stellar piece of glass. They have. The XF50-140 lens is robust. It is robust in size and build. Although smaller and lighter than it’s full-frame counterparts, it is still a significant lens. You will not wonder which lens is attached to your camera body when you grab it from your bag…….

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF50-140mm F2.8

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Field test | In the zone with the Fujifilm X100T | Basilimobile

I became a fan the first time I looked through the viewfinder of an X100 in a camera store in Singapore in 2011. I never did buy one, but handling that camera was the reason I became a Fujifilm shooter, starting with the wonderful compact X10 and moving onto the steadfast X-E1. I resisted the pull of the improved X100S when it was introduced and bought an X-E2 instead. The newly released X100T with its various internal and external refinements was, however, too much of a temptation and I’m now the very happy owner of an outstanding example of Japanese engineering. I’ve read a lot of reviews of this camera, and there’s a lot of love out there for it. Rather than review the X100T, I decided to test it out on the streets, and in the tradition of classic street photography, using zone focusing. It wasn’t a particularly scientific test, but it was an interesting experiment and a lot of fun. veryone gushes about it, but it really is a beautiful little camera, a piece of industrial art. The latest refinements, particularly the enhanced viewfinder and new rear button design and layout, have pushed this camera closer to perfection. For me, as far as user experience goes, this camera is about as good as it gets, although I have added a Fujifilm thumb grip and a small soft release button – both of which I use on my X-E cameras as they dramatically improve the ergonomics of these types of camera bodies. I’ve also fitted a simple black leather wrist strap that will become more supple as it ages. It secures the camera but is less cumbersome than a neck strap…….

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Fuji X100T

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