Reviews

Why I love and hate my Fujifilm X-T1 | In Babzowski’s Eye

Recently, I made a round the world trip with my wife and my 2yo boy. Not an adventurous one, more like a long tourist travel (it’s hard to really backpack with a baby). I new this travel would be an awesome opportunity for me to get incredible photos. So, I made a big decision, after long months of reflection: I sold my Canon 5DmkII and all my gear, to buy a Fujifilm X-T1. I’m gonna explain you how PM2S (aka Fujifilm France, Belgium and Luxembourg Customer Care) refused to repair my under warranty Fuji X-T1 and sent me a 700€ quotation. Since October, they didn’t answer any of my email, tweet, Facebook private or public message. I even contacted M. ABUAF, head of Camera Products at Fujifilm France, and got no answer from him neither. I own a Fuji X100s since the release day. This is my best photo gear investment. So I decided to buy the X-T1 at it’s first day of release, blinded eyes. I have to be clear with on point before I go further: i LOVE this camera. I love the photos it produces (that’s the most important), I love how it feels in the hands, and I love how it looks a good travel camera… or at least I thought so. Because, after only 2 months of travel in New Zealand and Australia, the problems began…….

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Fuji X-T1

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16-55mm f/2.8 vs. 18-55mm f/2.8-4 vs. 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 | Fuji vs. Fuji

The pro standard zoom has long been a staple in almost every pro photographer’s bag. They are intended to be workhorses that can take anything we can throw at them. Low light, inclement weather, fast-moving subjects, you name it. At long last, Fuji’s standard f/2.8 zoom is available, which, along with the 50-140mm f/2.8 fills the two biggest gaps in their lens lineup. We could achieve these focal lengths before, but never with a constant aperture, and outside of 18mm, never at a maximum aperture of f/2.8. This piece will explore in-depth what you get for your extra money, aside from more size and weight…….

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8

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18-135mm vs. 50-140mm vs. 55-200mm | Fuji vs. Fuji

With the advent of the 50-140mm f/2.8, Fuji X-Series owners now have 3 ways of reaching beyond 200mm in 35mm equivalence. The first two releases—Fuji’s FUJINON XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS and FUJINON XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS WR—are both geared more towards the casual shooter. Fuji’s latest telephoto zoom offering—complete with premium-looking Red XF Zoom Badge—is the 50-140mm f/2.8, and has a significantly more “pro” feel to it. As we’ll see, this is a common theme for these three lenses, and should serve as an easy way for readers to decide which lens is best for them……

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-135mm F3.5-5.6

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Fujifilm 16-55mm f2.8 review | Cameralabs

The Fujinon XF 16-55mm f2.8 is a high-end general-purpose zoom lens for Fujifilm’s range of X-mount mirrorless cameras. Announced in January 2015, it’s the third standard zoom for the X series, following the XF 18-55mm f2.8-4 kit zoom and the more recent XF 18-135mm f3.5-5.6. Mounted on an X-series body, the XF 16-55mm delivers a useful general-purpose range that starts at an equivalent of 24mm for wide-angle coverage and ends at a short telephoto equivalent of 83mm that’s ideal for details or portraits. It features a constant f2.8 focal ratio throughout the optical range and the benefit of weather-sealing, making it the ideal partner for the rugged XT1 body. It also complements the existing XF 50-140mm which shares a constant f2.8 focal ratio and weather sealing. Strangely absent from the XF 16-55mm f2.8 though is optical stabilization, omitted to achieve the best image quality and 24mm equivalent coverage. I understand Fuji’s reasons, but the decision will inevitably turn some potential buyers towards the cheaper XF 18-55mm or the broader XF 18-135mm. There are of course other pros and cons to all three models and in my review I’ll help you make the right choice for your needs and budget. Since so many reviews will directly compare these general-purpose options, I thought I’d also include some comparisons with the ultra-wide XF 10-24mm which shares a range of focal lengths……..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8

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Closer – An MCEX-11 review | Jonas Rask

Not a macro photographer, not a macro photographer, not a macro photographer. But I need to try this! Thats me in a nutshell. My disciplin prohibits, but my curiosity prevails. I guess this is a good thing, since expansion of skills is valuable to an extent. Whats great about todays photography world is that tech gives you limitless options. There’s an easy-to-grab way for every need, style and imagination. Always a bit annoyed with the close-focus distance of many of my Fujinon lenses, though not as bad as the old Leica/Voigtlander rangefinder lenses, I saw the focus charts and thought this would be fun to try out. Little did I know, that this little tube would make my lenses so incredibly versatile. The MCEX-11…….

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Fuji MCEX-11 macro extension

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Love is the Fuji 35mm 1.4 | Richard Wood

Ok so from the title of the blog you can probably surmise that I have a bit of a thing for the 35mm 1.4 from Fuji, guess I’d better tell you why. I’ve had the 35mm (53mm equivalent.) since late November 2014 when Fuji UK sent me a demo model and it’s given me the chance to put it through it’s paces as a portrait lens on the X-T1. The lens like all of the Fuji range is very well made and to compliment the lens construction Fuji provides a metal hood that with it’s rectangular shape has divided opinion – personally I love it, I think it makes the setup very cool looking with a nod to the kind of design that were available on vintage Leica & Voightlander glass. The aperture ring has a nice click to it and the manual focus is smooth, however being one of the elder statesman of the Fuji lens lineup it can when used in autofocus mode hunt around now and again and sometimes fail to achieve focus in very low light conditions. However for the vast majority of normal shooting it is fast and silent……

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 35mm F1.4

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Q+A: Fuji X on Assignment | David duChemin

You’d be amazed how many emails and comments I get that begin with the words, “I know you don’t like gear questions, but…” So to be clear, I don’t mind gear questions at all. I just don’t know why people think I’m the best person to answer them. I like gear. Hell, I LOVE some of my gear. But I ask of it some very specific, and limited things, and some of the people asking some of the questions are looking for a tool that can do the things that they themselves should be doing. Or maybe they’re looking for a justification to buy a new toy that maybe, just maybe, has the Un-Suck Filter. They don’t. My Fujis don’t, and neither do my Leicas or Nikons.  What I want my cameras to do is get out of the way as quickly as possible and let me do my job. So with that in mind, a few responses to some very sensible questions (I’ll spare you the non-sensical questions like: Should I get a Fuji? No one can answer that for you. Fuji. Leica. Nikon. Canon. All of them will make incredible photographs as easily as truly bad ones.)……

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2

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Fuji XF 16-55mm f/2.8 zoom | Tom Grill

As one of the most popular focal length zoom ranges of many pro photographers, the Fuji 16-55mm has been eagerly awaited as a complement to the already released Fuji XF 55-140mm f/2.8 zoom providing an f/2.8 focal length range from an equivalent 24mm to 210mm. Throw in the Fuji 10-24mm f/4 lens and you have a all you need optically to cover almost anything there is.  And “why not a 10-24mm f/2.8″ you may ask. Because it would be huge and fly in the face of what an APS mirrorless system is all about, namely light weight, compact size. Compactness and size is one of the reasons the 16-55mm does not image stabilization. It would have added much to the bulk and weight, not to mention the price. There has been a lot of vocal criticism of this missing feature, but both Nikon and Canon have gotten away with a lack of IS in their equivalent zooms for years. Image stabilization, while a welcome asset, is not as necessary on shorter lenses as it is on longer lenses where the longer focal lengths magnify the motion in proportion to their length.  As I mentioned in my announcement of this lens, an old photographers rule of thumb is that it takes a shutter speed approximately equal to the focal length to be able to hand-hold a lens. With that dictum in mind, it would only take 1/25 second to safely hand hold a 24mm lens, but about 1/250 second to have the same hand-held control over a 200mm lens. Enough said on that point. This lens doesn’t have OIS. If you require it, this lens is not for you……

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8

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Review of the Fuji XF 50-140mm f/2.8 Weather Sealed Lens | Dan Bailey

A camera system is only as good as its glass. This has always been the case with photography, even back in the days of film. No matter what body you’re using at any given time, the lenses are what ultimately determine the quality and style of your imagery, and in many cases, whether you even get the shot at all. As much as I love the X-T1, I wouldn’t have gone “all in” with Fuji if they weren’t able to deliver on the lenses, which for me, meant coming out with a fast 70-200mm-style f/2.8 telephoto zoom. Last fall, Fuji finally introduced the XF 50-140 f/2.8 OIS Weather Sealed lens, which is exactly the tool I’ve been waiting for. As much as I like the slower but more compact XF 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 WR, my style of action and adventure photography depends on a lens that can handle lower light and fast breaking subject matter, and deliver edge-to-edge sharpness……..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF50-140mm F2.8

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Lens Review | ePhoto Zine

A combination of metal and high grade plastics used for the construction of this lens, has resulted in robust build, whilst ensuring that this lens isn’t overly heavy. At 655g it isn’t too weighty and it balances well with the Fujifilm X-T1 used for testing, as a result. Focusing is performed internally. As a result, the 77mm filter thread does not rotate, making it perfect for use with polarising and graduated filters. A petal-shaped hood attaches to the bayonet around the front of the lens and is reasonably secure, although during testing it became fairly easy to dislodge when removing the lens from a bag, resulting in the hood being out of alignment. The manual focusing ring is well damped and smooth in operation. As a result, applying fine focus adjustments is a pleasure…..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8

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