Reviews

Up Goes The Ante: Fuji’s X100T | Gregor Simpson

Truth be told, I rather dislike writing about cameras that are currently on the market. Inevitably, if a camera doesn’t fulfill my needs, I’m labelled ‘an idiot’ by those who are loyal to the brand. If a camera does fulfill my needs, I’m labelled ‘an idiot’ by those who are loyal to competing brands. The implication, therefore, is that I’m an idiot no matter what I think — hence the need for the previously mentioned blogging accoutrements. René Descartes once famously said, “I think, therefore I am.” Had the internet been around in Descartes’ time, I’m quite certain the exact quote would have been, “I think, therefore I am an idiot.” So why do I bother posting camera discussions on the internet? Two reasons — both selfish: First, any article that geeks out over camera gear receives roughly 1000% more readers than one of my prototypically philosophical (and far better, IMHO) ULTRAsomething articles. Second, I like to try out new cameras. And the “price” I pay for borrowing a camera from a manufacturer is that I must agree to write about it on the internet……

Source: www.ultrasomething.com
 


Fuji X100T

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A year with a Pro- one year on with the Fuji X-Pro1 | SUBERASHI

A year ago I jumped ship from being a Canon user to the world of Fuji and CSC cameras. Having dabbled with the very cool Olympus PEN range I was sure someone would deliver a camera with a smaller footprint than my now long gone 5dMKii but similar performance in the real world for whatever shoot I was getting paid for. As a working product photo guy image quality was ultra important so I couldn’t get the decision wrong. Well a year on and I haven’t missed the Canon gear, missed the camera snobbery that comes with having a big old DSLR, more than anything it’s made me love taking photos more also some cool looks from folk when they see the size of camera but then the image slickness. No it’s not full frame no, it doesn’t have 4k but it has soul bags of soul. From product work in the studio to landscape or street work work its been stellar. Perfect? no focusing can be a tad slow, not as bad as Facebook or Twitter knowledge trolls will have you think. Batteries can be greedy on use but any shooter worth his salt never leaves home with just on cell right? Lightroom works a treat with the RAW files as does Camera RAW. In the Studio it has excelled on projects that needed control of lighting and using it with triggers was and is a breeze. Have used cheap ebay triggers and Pocket Wizard set ups and again the little black box just gets on with it………

Source: www.suberashi.co.uk
 


Fuji X-Pro1

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Full Review: Fujifilm X100T in Hong Kong | Bigheadtaco

CONCLUSION 

The X100T is great because it has an x factor that other cameras don’t have. It’s more than the sum of its functions and features and technology. You have to shoot with it to completely understand. X photographer Kale Friesen himself had the X100T for the previously mentioned photo-walk, and I asked him why he chose it over the other Fujifilm cameras. He said because he can take it anywhere with him and that it inspires him to want to shoot. Yes he has a full DSLR setup for his studio work, but walking around the city, getting coffee, hanging out with friends, who wants to lug around a DSLR? Who even wants to lug around a compact ILC? Not me. The X100T feels comfortable around my neck all day. The X100T has everything that a serious photographer wants, but in a package that can be taken anywhere. Every camera and every format and system has some sort of compromise, so its a matter of finding the features and functions you want the most and find the camera that best satisfies those requirements……

Source: www.bigheadtaco.com
 


Fuji X100T

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The Poor Mans Leica, FUJI X100S | Drew Hopper

After months of research and anticipation I finally purchased a Fuji X100S, and in short, it would have to be my best photography purchase to date. I wasn’t sure whether I’d like it as much as my eyes fancied the retro styling of the X-series cameras, but after two weeks of owning, holding and shooting with the X100S – I’m one happy camper. The slick retro style with simple analog dials, practical and dedicated aperture control on the lens and dead silent shutter tick all the boxes for me. This little baby is capable of producing stunning images, which it continues to do effortlessly even in JPEG and blows my mind every time. The Fuji’s have a real sense of heritage, probably how it got the name ‘The Poor Mans Leica’. There’s definitely an emotional connection when holding the X100S, it’s almost timeless in its mannerism. Just looking at the camera stimulates the senses and inspires expression of interest and the desire to go shooting. Before getting the Fuji I never really understood the ‘hype’ of them, but at the same time I never really felt much connection with my DSLR either. I believe it’s opened new avenues, a passion driven by integrity that will transport me on a new journey whether that be physically or mentally – this is the camera I will want by my side 24/7……

Source: getprismatic.com
 


Fuji X100S

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Test: Fujifilm X100T | Klaus Zellweger

Die Edel-Kompakte von Fujifilm geht in die dritte Runde. Auch dieses Mal haben es die Japaner geschafft, dieser eigenwilligen Kamera ein paar einzigartige Funktionen zu spendieren. Äusserlich ist die X100T vom Vorgängermodell kaum zu unterscheiden. Und das ist auch gut so, denn das Retro-Design beschert dem Fotografen eine hervorragende Ergonomie. Das Magnesium-Gehäuse ist hochwertig verarbeitet und fühlt sich grundsolide an. Verschlusszeit, Blende und Belichtungskorrektur werden mechanisch justiert – ein Wohltat für alle, die winzige Tasten und endlos verschachtelte Einstellungen am Display gründlich satt haben. Die X100T wird mit einem externen Netzteil geliefert. Der Akku kann aber auch via USB in der Kamera geladen werden……

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Fuji X100T

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Bague d’allonge macro Fujifilm MCEX-11 | K-pture

Je ne suis pas friand de la photo macro, bien que je l’apprécie. La macro demande du temps et beaucoup de patience. Elle et moi ne faisons généralement pas bon ménage. Posséder un objectif macro n’est pas obligatoire pour du reportage (mariage, corporate, etc.), mais c’est parfois nécessaire pour immortaliser certains détails qui font partie intégrante de l’endroit et de la journée. J’aime les détails et j’aime rendre hommage aux personnes qui ont parfois passé plusieurs heures à les peaufiner et qu’au final peu de gens verront. Alors, dois-je acheter un objectif macro pour l’utiliser quelques fois par an ? L’investissement n’est pas énorme (on se comprend). À l’heure actuelle, Fujifilm ne propose qu’un objectif macro : le Fujinon XF 60mm f/2.4 R. Il se trouve aux alentours de 530 €. Un second objectif macro viendra s’ajouter à la liste en 2016 : le Fujinon 120mm f/2.8 R. Tentant, mais je n’ai pas envie d’attendre plus d’un an et je n’ai aucune idée du prix. Une chose est sûre, il coûtera plus de 530 €. Bref, je passe mon tour……

Source: blog.k-pture.com
 


Fuji MCEX-11 macro extension

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Hello Leica M8 | Calogero Randazzo

I was shooting with Fuji X-Pro 1, X-E2 and the X-100, when I had the chance to rent a Leica M8 with a Voigtländer 35mm and a 50mm Summicron. For years I was looking for a Rangefinder but ended up to go with the Fuji X-Series (which are not Rangefinders). The built quality of the body and Leica lenses are unique, the simplicity and „nothing stands in the way between you and the subject“. X-100 and X-Pro 1´s Optical VF been good, but Leica and the manual focusing is another experience. I found myself more emotional connected with the scene and subject, therefore shooting different.  This is difficult to explain and it´s worth to experience yourself. The Image quality is stunning. First I thought, 10 MB and a 9 year old CCD sensor without an AA filter can´t be that good. In digital that is a really ancient sensor…….

Source: mingart.de
 


Leica M Type 240

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Leica M 240 Review | Craig Fleming

It’s not really a question I needed to ponder over for too long. Leica cameras are the dream machines of many a snapper, young and old, and I’ve never seen a camera get so much attention. Understandably, a lot of people thought I was shooting film. From the front, the M looks – to all intents and purposes – exactly like a rangefinder from my childhood, and possibly many years before that. The look of surprise on everybody’s face when I announced its digital pedigree, whilst spinning it round to show them the back, never failed to make me smile. After the surprise had worn off and I’d explained what it was, most people wanted to hold it. I’ve used many cameras over the years from 10 x 8s, 5 x 4s and Mamiya RB67s right up to the latest Canons, but nothing has ever generated such interest as the Leica. I’ve spoken a number of times about how being a photographer doesn’t mean what it used to – not to me, anyway……

Source: www.photographymonthly.com
 


Leica M Type 240

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2 years of mirrorless shooting | Philipp Winter

About 2 years ago i made a difficult but rational decision. I decided to let go the most desired camera model i ever owned, the Canon 5D Mark 2. Not just the body, but my complete set of lenses and accessoires i purchased all the years before. I seriously love this camera. I captured so many lovely shots with it, carried it to the highest mountains and to far shores and took some great family videos with it. But as time went by, the big camera bag stayed at home more often. I didn’t wanto to carry around all the lenses, the big camera body, and taking pictures in public made everyone look at the guy with the big ass camera. I definitively prefer to stay in the background. So these images were the last ones to be captured by a FF camera…….

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Fuji X-E1

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Rikenon 55mm f/1.2 review | Jonas Rask

Vintage lens review time! Some weeks ago I was browsing the classifieds as I regularly do, in search of good ol’ photography gold. My search never really broadens enough to include the word “Ricoh” but on this particular day I wanted to see what the going rate for the Ricoh GR was. What popped up was something quite different. A fast fifty? A really fast fifty? That I hadn’t heard about? That couldn’t be. Nonetheless it was certainly so. The seller seemed to charge a very reasonable price, but I had to check on eBay just to get an idea of the general price range of these lenses. Surprise! Not a single Rikenon 55mm f/1.2 was for sale on the entire eBay network! As I researched further I found out that the lens had some siblings under different brand names. The Yashinon 55mm, The Vivitar 55mm, and The Revuenon 55mm. The lens might have been manufactured by Tomioka in the 70’s 80’s and 90’s, or it might have ben produced by Cosina. I simply couldn’t find a straight answer to the manufacturing site! (if any of you readers know, please leave me a message)……

Source: jonasraskphotography.com

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