Reviews

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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Fujinon XF 10-24 f4 review | Wim Arys

Conclusion

In lens design, larger and heavier lenses generally stand for better optical performance. For a small and lightweight mirrorless system like the Fuji X, it seems some compromises will always have to be made (if you want to keep it portable at least). It must be a difficult balancing act for any manufacturer to make. Luckily Fuji generally gets this balancing act right. A f/4 wide angle zoom is not the fastest ever, but if this results in a good performing lightweight lens like this, this is a trade-off that does not bother me at all. I would have preferred that the Fujinon XF 10-24mm performed more uniformity at larger apertures throughout the range and was sharper at the edges. But the LMO or a good RAW developer like Iridient corrects these issues to a large degree. Generally speaking, you’ll get the best edge-to-edge sharpness out of this lens at around f/5.6-f/8 up to f/11. For other uses like portraiture where you’d only need the center really sharp, there is no problem with shooting at f/4. Lens distortion is very much under control too, even at 10mm…..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF10-24mm F4.0

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Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 R Review | Alessio Michelini

I wanted to buy this lens since I got my Fujifilm X-E1 over an year ago, but at that time I decided, despite my legendary hate against zoom lenses, to buy it with the Fujinon 18-55 f/2.8-4, just because I wasn’t sure if I wanted to be stuck with just one focal length at the begin. And to be honest I didn’t dislike that lens that much, it was overall very sharp, very well build and light at the same time, a good lens. But, I just can’t stand zoom lenses, and after 6 months I sold it to buy the Samyang 12mm, and I didn’t regret it. Actually, the only regret I had was not to buy the Fujinon 35mm f/1.4 R straight away since the very begin. But if you buy out of the kit, it’s not supercheap, especially if you don’t plan to spend bags of money as I already invested a lot of money on the Canon system, as for me the Fuji X-E1 was just a small camera to carry around. So, spend more than 500 euro for that lens, it was a bit too much for me……..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 35mm F1.4

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Fujinon XF16-55mm F2.8 LM R WR- a working dog worth the money | Tony Bridge

I have been waiting for this lens for some time. When Fujifilm entered the market with the X-Pro 1 and its 3 old-school prime lenses, a 28, 50 and 90mm full-frame equivalent, they were taking aim squarely at all of us who were Leicaphiles without the deep pockets to support that particular addiction. And while they were supremely capable, for this particular photographer, they weren’t quite there. 28mm has always seemed to me to be a focal length with an identity crisis, not sure whether it wanted to be a wide-angle or a standard lens, too long to really give the perspective expansion of a 24mm and too short for the subtle compression of a 50mm. 90mm makes for a moderate telephoto (very moderate) but lacks the pulling power needed when you want to haul in something far away or get obvious perspective compression. Or both………

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8

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A Year with the Fuji X-Pro1 – Review | Richard Nixon

The X-Pro1 had instant appeal; I had harboured a mild and ongoing interest in photography ever since I owned my first capable camera – the iPhone 4s – but had never been drawn in by the idea of the DSLR touting lifestyle. The X-Pro1 was the answer I hadn’t even realised I was waiting for – the image quality, performance “sex appeal” it offered was all there and everything I suddenly needed. However, a quick price check revealed that my student budget wasn’t letting this happen anytime soon. The article was bookmarked and forgotten. Cue 2014 – a couple of graduations and a few months of employment later – and I have an income, firmware updates have fixed the cameras biggest issues and Fuji are offering the X-Pro1 and their 18mm F2 at a discounted rate along with the offer to claim another lens of your choice free. It all came flooding back; I was sold. I chose the 35mm F1.4. Obviously. One year later and it’s apparent that was one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. It was my starting point as a photographer and my ability has come on leaps and bounds with it as my companion…….

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Fuji X-Pro1

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Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Review | PhotographyBLOG

The Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR is a new professional weather-resistant standard zoom lens for Fujifilm’s X-series interchangeable lens cameras. The Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8 lens boasts an angle-of-view range similar to that of a 24-84mm lens in a 35mm system and features a constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 throughout the range. Other highlights include a close-focus point of 30cm, an iris diaphragm with nine rounded blades, Fujifilm’s unique HT-EBC (High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating) and Nano-GI (Gradient Index) coating technologies, a linear motor-driven focusing system that allows the camera to lock focus on the subject in 0.06 second, and silent operation for video recording…..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8

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Review: The Fujifilm X100T Has Changes Galore,
But Should We Buy It? | Colin Peddle

When the X100 was first released by Fujifilm the camera world popped with excitement. It was revolutionary in the eyes of many photographers. When the X100S dropped, we lauded Fujifilm shouting “Yes! They fixed so much!”. Now with the December release of the X100T, we are tickled pink with excit… err… well… In a market now saturated with vintage-styled cameras, all of which are more than capable in every aspect, do we still care about the new Fuji offering? At first glance of the brand new Fujifilm X100T there is nothing that is immediately apparent as being different. Even with a quick comparison of the X100T side by side to the previous generation’s X100S it can be a chore to determine which is which. And when you get right down to it, when shooting photos many may find that there’s little reason to pick the X100T over the X100S, and anyone considering upgrading will have a hard time justifying the expenditure…..

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Fuji X100T

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Fuji X100T | Brendan Ó Sé

Buy books not gear. That’s what those with all the best gear tell us. People owning Leicas costing thousands and thousands of Euro and they tell us not to have G.A.S – gear acquisition syndrome. So often these are the very same people who get gifted new cameras by the manufacturers. Buy books not gear, they tell us, but imagine all the books they could buy if they sold their Leicas. Anyway, for a quite a while I had been thinking of getting a more compact camera for street work. I was tired of lugging the heavy Nikon around with me and the idea of having a  little, discreet light camera appealed to me. I did my research and the camera that kept popping up as the best in the category was the Fuji X100T. The reviews all seemed to say the same thing: If you have the previous model – the S – then there is not much point in the upgrade, but if you do not have the S at all, then separate yourself from your cash (all €1,200 of it) and get yourself closer to that camera of your dreams. The reviewers raved about the X. Ken Rockwell calls it “The world’s best digital camera“. Eric Kim, who was gifted one, loved it. The Fro Knows Photo guy claims he “can’t say enough good stuff about this little camera”……..

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Fuji X100T

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