Reviews

Fuji X-T1 Review :: Yep. It’s A Fuji | Zack Arias

I have now had the Fuji X-T1 since February of this year. I have traveled to Dubai, Morocco, Cuba, and numerous places through the US with the XT and the new 10-24mm f4, 56mm 1.2, and 27mm 2.8 pancake lenses. I’ve shot street, portraits, personal work, and paid work with this camera and these lenses. Fuji sent the camera and lenses to me and then I picked up a second body because these are now my small camera work horses. I no longer own a single piece of DSLR gear. I shoot my PhaseOne on some jobs and I shoot Fuji’s for the rest. I do not foresee going back to DSLR’s any time soon. What can I say about Fuji cameras that I haven’t said before? They have soul. They are sharp. They are a joy to work with. They are conversation starters on set. They are small. They are quiet. They are a constant companion. I never said any thing like this about my Nikon or Canon gear. Not even my Phase One. The only reason I love my Phase is because of the image quality it produces. Otherwise, the Phase One camera body is a piece of crap and I hate it. It’s an old Mamiya 645 body with a few tweaks and a new badge slapped on the front. It’s a crap camera really. Oh how I hope and wish and pray and desire for the day Fuji gets back in the medium format game. I have begged and pleaded with them to make an X series medium format game changer. PLEASE!!! …….

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Fuji X-T1

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Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS review | Alessio Michelini

I wanted an ultra wide lens since I bought my little Fuji X-E1, the kit lens was a good lens overall, and while for street photography it’s definitely a great lens, for landscapes 18mm (equivalent to a 27mm on a 35mm) are not enough to me, I always felt like it was too long for me. So three weeks ago I decided to sell it in favour of a new ultra wide lens from the Korean manifacturer Samyang (or Rokinon in the States, Walimex somewhere else), the 12mm f/2 NCS CS. I generally read thousands of review before buying a lens, but in this case I couldn’t find much as this lens came out on the market just a few months ago, but the few reviews I found were all very positive, and I often read good things about Samyang lenses, so I decided to give it a try……..

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Zeiss 50mm touit for Fuji X usage report | Serious Compacts Forum

After posting some initial impressions the time has come for a second report. I’ve taken about 120 shots with the Zeiss 50mm Touit for some time with the Fuji X-T1 and the lens growing on me. In assessing a lens, I am not really into MTF-charts and detailed comparisons (although I read them). Others are better in doing that. My basic criterium is “do I like the lens”. To be a bit more specific: is it sharp enough? is it responsive enough? Is it comfortable to hold and use? Does it help convey what I’m trying to capture? Does the lens help me avoid (a lot of) PP? Think about color “accuracy”, vignetting, CA, etc……..

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Zeiss Touit 50mm F2.8

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Review | MHG-XT Large Hand Grip for Fuji XT-1 | Nathan Gilmer

The Fuji X-T1 is the best camera I have ever owned by far. I wrote a review of it here if you are interested. The only thing I wasn’t a huge fan of was the way it handled. There just wasn’t quite enough grip to feel comfortable holding it. The vertical battery grip helps and I use that when doing my professional work, but it made the camera just a little bit to big for everyday use. It somewhat defeated the purpose of owning a small camera in the first place. I had also owned the regular size hand grip for my X-Pro 1 and didn’t really like it either. It only was big enough for your pinky and ring finger and it just felt awkward. I then saw the announcement that Fuji released this new larger hand grip and it seemed like it would be exactly what I needed. I ordered it right away and after a couple of weeks of use, I can say it is perfect for me. It just feels right when holding the camera. It also seems to make my hand more vertical when holding the camera which significantly reduces wrist strain. It does make the camera a bit bigger and heavier but I don’t think that is all bad. A little bit of bulk makes the camera feel more substantial. Lenses like the 23mm and the 56mm fit perfectly while the 35mm and 18mm now seem a bit small. It also looks really good. It fits the look of the camera perfectly………

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Zeiss Touit 50mm f/2.8 macro lens – hands on review | Tom Grill

I do a lot of close up and macro photography and have quite a number of macro lenses, mostly Nikon, but also Canon, Sigma and Tamron. I think I can sum up this entire review right here in one sentence by saying that this Zeiss Touit 50mm f/2.8 lens is as good as, if not better than, any macro lens I have ever used on any camera.Not only is its performance top notch, it is beautifully designed and may be the best looking piece of glass you’ll put on a Fuji X-camera — well-balanced, light weight, quick to focus, and with an easy-to-find and responsive aperture ring. Its results are what you would expect from a macro lens from Zeiss. It is sharp everywhere, even in the corners, and even wide open at f/2.8. The field is flat and distortion free, just as you would want from a true macro……

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Zeiss Touit 50mm F2.8

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Wie finde ich eigentlich…..das Carl Zeiss Touit 50mm? |
Mehrdad Abedi

Wie schon bei meiner Rezension zum Touit 12mm f2.8 gilt auch hier: Ihr bekommt hier die Meinung eines Anwenders zu lesen/sehen. Kein großer Techtalk, MTF Charts und Analysen von Vignetierung etc. Gemeinsam mit den beiden anderen Carl Zeiss Touits für das x-Mount habe ich das Zeiss Touit 50mm f2.8 von Carl Zeiss Deutschland testweise zur Verfügung gestellt bekommen. Wie ich ja schon an anderer Stelle herausstellte, besitze ich alle Fujifilm Pendants zu den Touits. Und auch wenn ich mit den Fujinons im Grunde sehr zufrieden bin, lohnt sich immer auch ein Blick in Nachbar’s Garten. Von den drei Touits finde ich jedoch, kann man das 50er am wenigsten mit dem Fujinon Pendant, dem Fujinon xf56mm f1.2, vergleichen. Zum einen wegen der fast 2 ½ Blenden Unterschied und zum anderen wegen der Makrofähigkeit des Zeiss Objektivs. Wahrscheinlich wäre hier der Vergleich zum Fujinon xf60mm f2.4 der richtige. Ich versuche mich also im Gegensatz zu meinem 12er Erfahrungsbericht hier mit Vergleichen zum 56er zurückzuhalten.Hier also meine Meinung zum Carl Zeiss Touit 50 mm f2.8……………

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First impressions of the Fuji X-T1 | Ett Venter

From the day I fell in love with photography, I’ve been a Nikon guy. I’ve had five Nikon DSLRs in the last 3 years (D80, D7000, D700, D3, D800) and I have an entire camera bag for my film Nikon SLR cameras as well. There’s just a beauty in the way a Nikon feels in my hands, and the images I can make with one. Then again, let’s be real – I can do exactly the same with a Canon SLR. The only real difference is that Canon cameras are ugly as hell. #ohnohedidnt  A couple of months ago, Fuji dropped the X-T1. Fuji has been making waves in the photographic community for the last couple of years with their mirrorless cameras. I haven’t considered them because they were either fixed at 35mm (which isn’t my cup of tea), or they were said to be slow and clumsy (X-Pro 1 anyone?). Then the X-T1 showed up. Mirrorless, fast, interchangeable lenses, small, light, cheap, great in low light, amazing lenses, and sexy as hell. How can any photographer NOT be intrigued by such…….

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Fujifilm Fujinon XC 16-50 mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS review | Lenstip

Pros:

  • very good image quality in the frame centre,
  • decent image quality on the edge of the frame,
  • negligible longitudinal chromatic aberration,
  • sensibly corrected coma,
  • slight astigmatism,
  • fast, silent and accurate autofocus.

Cons:

  • high lateral chromatic aberration at 16 mm,
  • monstrous distortion at the wide angle in RAW files,
  • weak performance against bright light,
  • significant vignetting in RAW files,
  • plastic casing and mount,
  • high price……..

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Voyage, Voyage with the X100S | Olaf Sztaba

One of my favourite visual exercises is to venture out with the Fuji X100S. I usually do it on the weekends and in the early morning and it’s not only for the good light. You would be surprised how public spaces change when deserted. The lack of crowds and noise allows you to concentrate on the art of seeing, at least for me. Why the Fuji X100S? We have written extensively about this gem of a camera and why, in our view, it is still the best digital camera on the market. The greatest appeal lies in its size, simplicity and fixed lens. I walk around looking innocent and people don’t even notice when I take photographs. Many view me as a non-threatening tourist with his little point-and-shoot. The fixed lens, dedicated knobs and lack of camera bags let me focus on theme, light and composition! You may say that it is not a good idea to limit yourself but the longer I’ve been taking photographs, the more I think that constraint is one of the most important pillars of photography……

Source: olafphotoblog.com

Wie finde ich eigentlich…..das Carl Zeiss Touit 12mm? | Mehrdad Abedi

Für diejenigen unter Euch, die das erste Mal auf meinem Blog gelandet sind: Ihr werdet hier keine großartig reproduzierbaren Aufbauten mit mtf Charts, Verzeichnungen und Verkrümmungstests etc. zu sehen/lesen bekommen, sondern nur (m)eine persönliche Meinung eines Fotografen, der seine Objektive benutzt und sich auf sie verlassen will/muss. Für die technischen Details gibt es viele andere gute Seiten. Auch gleich zu Anfang will ich vorausschicken, dass ich das Carl Zeiss Touit 12mm f2.8 wie auch die anderen beiden Touits von Zeiss Deutschland netterweise zu Testzwecken zur Verfügung gestellt bekommen habe. Das heisst, es wandert am Ende auch wieder zurück zu Zeiss Deutschland. An dieser Stelle hatte ich schon meinen Dank an Zeiss Deutschland bekundet. Es fließt also weder in die eine noch in die andere Richtung Geld. Das Touit 12mm ist ja in Bezug auf die Brennweite recht nah an dem Fujinon xf14mm f2.8 dran. Und auch wenn ich hier im Grunde keinen direkten Vergleich dieser beiden Objektive suche, so werde ich immer wieder das Fujinon vergleichsweise heranbemühen und es am Ende natürlich auch in meine persönliche Bewertung mit einfließen lassen. Aber jetzt erst einmal der Reihe nach………

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