Reviews

The X100T: a review in five pieces | Patrick La Roque

That was me, waxing poetic during the intro of the X100S review almost two years ago. It may have seemed strange to some that a camera, a simple capture device, could elicit such a high level of emotion; but I believe objects can become more than the sum of their parts. These tools can become an extension of ourselves and when they do, something else happens: they inspire us. To this day when I see an X100 I have an almost Pavlovian response, something I can only describe as photographic withdrawal syndrome: it makes me need to shoot. Anything. It also infects me with a serious case of wanderlust, which I imagine is a byproduct of these cameras being my constant travel companions since the very first version hit the scene; I still own that original model with all its beautiful infuriating faults. The X100S was a no-brainer in terms of upgrades: miles ahead in almost every single aspect but form factor which, let’s face it, Fuji nailed on day one. But as great as it was, my close association with Fujifilm Canada as an X Photographer had a strange side effect: I never bought one. I had a review unit for a good while, then I wanted to buy my own but there was no stock available so they graciously sent me another loaner… Then the X-T1 came into the picture … Long story short: eventually it only made sense to wait for the next version which I knew was on the table……..

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Fuji X100T

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Playing with the Fuji X-T1 | Eric Cote

Like I was saying in the X100T post, Fuji Canada was nice enough to lend me a couple of cameras and lenses over the Holiday season. The first thing I did was to update the X-T1 firmware to get all the new goodies. Here are my observations after using the camera for the last 3 weeks. You got to give it to Fuji, they know how to make good looking cameras. This thing is pure beauty. It is well built and feels so great in the hands. The grip is just big enough and there is a nice thumb rest for more stability. There is a control knob for everything on this camera: ISO, Shutter Speed, Exposure Compensation, Drive, Metering, AF/MF and the Aperture ring. It definitely is a photographer’s camera. A beginner might be frightened by all those controls. For a guy like me, it’s almost paradise. You build up muscle memory fast and after that, it’s a breeze to setup the exposure and shooting preferences. You almost never need to go into the menus…….

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Fuji X-T1

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Choosing the Zeiss Touit 32mm over the Fuji XF 35mm |
Marco Sobrevinas

A big part of the Fuji X system’s success is its fantastic line of Fujinon lenses. In a short time, Fujifilm has created an extensive group of lenses. The XF line covers a wide variety of focal lengths, and started off with some fantastic prime lenses. Since then, they’ve improved their lenses’ AF capability with each generation, and added some phenomenal pro-quality zooms.  Among my favourite Fujinon XF lenses are their XF 18mm, 10-24mm and 23mm. In the middle of 2013, Zeiss introduced its Touit lenses for the Fuji X mount.  These lenses were designed in close collaboration with Fujifilm, and have full AF and inter-communication with the Fuji X camera bodies…..

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Zeiss Touit 32mm F1.8

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Fuji XF 14mm f2.8 R review | Rory Prior

Let’s just start by saying I’m really excited by this lens. I used to own the really nice Samyang 14mm f2.8 when I shot Nikon and it’s a focal length I’ve missed since switching to Fuji. For the last couple of years a Samyang 8mm fisheye was my fallback ultra-wide option, but fisheyes have limitations and I found I was using mine less and less. As a result I decided to sell it a few months ago. That left me with the 18mm f2 as my widest lens. The 18mm is a good lens, but it does have its shortcomings optically and I found myself yearning for something that could produce more dramatic results for landscape and street work. I did seriously consider Samyang’s new 12mm f2 ultra-wide angle, but I’ve read so many good things about the Fuji 14mm I decided to play it safe. I’m glad I did – this lens is clearly a winner……..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 14mm F2.8

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Field Test: Fujifilm’s X100T Is The Most Amazing Camera I’d Never Buy |
Michael Hession

Fujifilm’s X100 series cameras are not for the masses. They are expensive, don’t zoom, and don’t fit in your pocket. And yet, if there’s a single modern digital camera that has reached near cult status in the past few years, it’s the X100. Enthusiasts flock to the retro-styled, fixed-lens shooters in droves. The latest iteration, the X100T, adds a handful of improvements that may go unnoticed by most, but to the seasoned photog they are heavenly additions to an already hallowed piece of gear… but doesn’t fix one nagging flaw. 2011′s X100, followed by last year’s X100S, garnered most of their adoration with fashion appeal. I’m not saying they aren’t great cameras functionally, I’m just saying that if they looked like, say, the Nikon Coolpix A, they wouldn’t quite be the same object of desire. The $US1300 X100T preserves all those gorgeous Leica-esque qualities along with the same 23mm (35mm full-frame equivalent) f2 lens, same 16 megapixel APS-C sensor, while adding some additional usability in the form of control tweaks, speed, and one or two brand-new features. Over the holidays, I ended up toting around the X100T almost exclusively, even though I stubbornly lugged six cameras to my folks’ place for the week. Yes, I have a sickness……

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Fuji X100T

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First time Fuji User. A Fuji XE-2 Review | DIY Photography

Out of the box the camera looks very sleek. It has a very nice built, and doesn’t feel like a toy camera unlike some DSLRs that are made out of plastic. Coming from a DSLR space, I seemed lost at first on how to control the exposure modes, shutter speed, aperture and ISO and took a while to figure things out, but once you get used to it it’s very easy to use. I thought that I would get a smaller lens because it’s a smaller camera, but the 18-55 is almost the same size as the Nikon and Canon kit lenses, yet f/2.8-4 is for sure better than f/3.5-5.6. I really liked how light the camera was and I actually want to bring this camera on my trips because of its small form factor (unlike walking around with a D3s and a 24-70 Nikon lens), the only thing that isn’t that comfortable is the way the camera is help, I might need to buy those leather grips if it helps…….

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Fuji X-E2

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Fujifilm XT-1…. Back to basics | Kjetil Kvien Madsen

After watching My D700 lying in my camera bag almost unused after purchasing the D800, I felt i could spend my money otherwise. The D700 had to go, as i really don’t need 2 pro cameras. I was after something useful for everyday shooting, holidays and portraits. Tired of lugging around heavy equipment, I was really excited when I heard rumors about the Nikon Df. Hoping for something small, retro and with a full frame sensor. But the camera was not what I hoped for. To “Big”, expensive, and not that intuitive in the control layout that I hoping for. But then the Fujifilm XT-1 was released. Just what I was waiting for….. except the sensor size. Having stepped up from APS-C sized sensors some years ago, I was so thrilled I never thought I would look back again. Full frame sensors provide an exceptional picture quality at high ISO. But after much reading, and a small test run at a local Fuji dealer, it was clear that this camera could deliver very good picture quality. The JPEG’s from this camera is gorgeous straight out of the camera. The skin tones are exceptionally well. But then again, Fujifilm is known for their great colors in both traditional film and digital cameras……..

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Fuji X-T1

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FIRST LOOK AT FUJIFILM XF 16-55 f 2.8 R LM WR FUJINON LENS |
Björn Moerman

January 6th is the first big day for Fujifilm in 2015: the third weather resistant (WR) lens on the Fujifilm roadmap, has now been officially announced on the Fujifilm website; the Fujifilm XF 16-55 f2.8 R LM WR lens is born! This new XF standard zoom lens has a 24mm to 84mm equivalent zoom-range; many people refer to it as a full frame body 24-70 f2.8 replacement. A big thank you to Fujifilm Middle East, who were kind enough to give me a pre-production copy of the lens just before Christmas. I’ve been able to put this lens through its paces on a two week trip; starting with some sharpness comparison shots with the 18-55, followed by some Architectural and Travel photography around Zurich and several Belgian cities……..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8

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Parts Undefined (The X100s Keeps Getting Better) | James Conley

The rapidly approaching spring will take me to a couple of destinations in which being an American is more of an impediment than an advantage. Adding to the complication of nationality, I’ll be working as a street photographer. The prospect of a range of difficulties (from censorship to incarceration) has gotten me to evaluate my equipment in a very objective and serious way. (And, for obvious reasons, I’ve chosen not to disclose those locations yet.) I always try to shoot light. I prefer to work with only one camera and one lens out at a time. Previsualization is easier, which means making the image is faster and more discrete. For the majority of my street work, this means using a Leica M6 with a 35mm (or sometimes a 50mm) for film, and  the Fuji X100s for digital.** However, the street is the street, and one never knows what one will encounter. Because the Leica and Fuji gear is so small, I usually carry options on my shoulder. For film, I have a second Leica M6 with a different ISO film. For digital, I carry a Fuji X-E1 with 8mm (reviewed here) and 14mm (reviewed here) primes, and the XF 18-55mm zoom. When needed, I’ll also carry the XF 50-200mm zoom. As small as this equipment is, however, it still requires a bag. And for my Spring travels to parts undefined, having a bag will make me stand out more than I’d like……

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Fuji X100S

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Fuji’s Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens: A Review | Unique Photo

Big aperture portrait lenses are one of the crucial features in a lens system. Until recently, mirrorless camera manufacturers did not offer a variety in this respect. Fujifilm has finally launched the new Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R. Currently, this is the fastest Fuji lens available with affordable pricing and best reviews. Interestingly, the lens does not feature the focus clutch mechanism that is present in the previous Fujinon XF series. However, the focus ring operates smoothly, and the lens has a superb built quality with a metal body based on the mount. The lens hood made of plastic is a part of the package and can withstand the daily wear and tear.Let’s look at some of the interesting dimensions and features of the Fujinon lens…….

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2

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