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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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Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R review | Wim Arys

Real-life performance and use

The Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R complements the Fujifilm X-T1 perfectly both in finish and size. The only issue might be that the XF56mm is not weather proofed, limiting the use to dry conditions. I mainly use a lens like this for portraiture and shallow depth-of-field effects. It is truly stunning at large apertures with a beautiful blur in the out-of-focus parts. Focussing is always going to be challenging with a f/1.2 large aperture lens because of the very shallow depth-of-field, but it focus targets very accurately on the X-T1. It would be even more useful if it incorporated image stabilization, but I guess we’ll have to wait for a newer version or sensor stabilization in a future Fujifilm camera model for that. In daylight shooting, I did find the large degree of color fringing quite bothersome. I guess the camera corrects this when shooting Jpeg’s, but if you’re a RAW shooter take note. A fast lens like this also lends itself well to low-light photography. You’ll be able to keep ISO down while still getting a decently exposed image. I always use center spot autofocus on the X-T1, and this works well with the 56mm too…….

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2

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Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS (Tested) | SLRgear

Conclusion
There’s not a ton of choice for shooting wide-angle in the Fuji system – either this lens, or either of the 14mm or 18mm primes. That said, the 10-24mm ƒ/4 R OIS is a very capable performer, offering sharp results at every focal length with the possible exception of 24mm, plus the added versatility of a zoom design and OIS. If you want to shoot ultra-wide on a Fuji X-mount camera, there’s no alternative at this time that offers the same features…..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF10-24mm F4.0

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The Fuji XT-1 and XC 50-230 meet Australian Wildlife |
Caveira Photography

Most of us are guilty of spending our dollars on getting that ‘perfect lens’ or piece of gear that will ‘make my photos so much better’. It’s bred into us via the internet and marketing and I am certainly guilty of such things considering photography isn’t my bread and butter, yet I own a pretty nice but simple Canon rig, and my Fuji rig is growing steadily. After recently adding more Fuji gear to my arsenal (XT-1 & XF56 1.2) I decided to check out a ‘cheap’ Fuji zoom lens for testing my skills in areas I’ve not worked much in before – wildlife photography. For $240 AUD (~$190 USD) the XC 50-230mm f4.5-6.7 is a relatively compact and very quiet zoom lens covering a 76-350mm focal length and it also has Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). As I’ve said to my best mate before and fellow camera and Transformer’s enthusiast, ‘I’m just like Optimus in that I’m a Prime kinda guy’, so this is the first zoom lens I’ve ever purchased, which opens up a lot of opportunities and a different way of shooting compared to what I’m used to. Regardless, I had a lot of fun with it and was pleasantly impressed with the results……

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Fujifilm Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7

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Fuji XF 55-200mm lens review | Mark Richards

The Fuji XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 zoom lens is a bit of a monster compared to other XF lenses – weighing in at 580gm excluding the hood it is no lightweight and is a bulky addition to your X system body. It is, however, quite compact when compared to a zoom lens from a DSLR. In use I have found it to be a remarkable lens capable of producing crisp and clear images across the full zoom range. It is now one of my essential lenses and if I could only have two lenses for the X-T1 this would probably be one of them. The performance of the lens depends to a large extent which body you have it attached to. When used with the X-Pro1 the focus was prone to hunting and was pretty slow and imprecise. It could still produce good images but was weak when trying to capture movement or action. However when married with the X-T1 the performance is totally different – it focusses quickly and accurately with minimal hunting and overall is an excellent lens for catching the action….

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8

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Review [Part Two] – Fujinon XF 50-140 mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR
[Image Quality] | Jonas Jacobsson

Here we go, part two of my review of the Fujinon XF 50-140 mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR lens from Fujifilm. Like I mentioned in the previous part this one will focus on the image quality of this tele zoom lens, especially when looking at portraiture. A couple of size comparisons and product images will also find its way. This is, as usual, a real world type of review meaning the images are from everyday usage, not from any optimized studio setup, and all of my thoughts are purely my own. I am not at all sponsored by Fuji in any way, should you wonder about that. Okay, so first off, how does it feel and how does it look. This is by a pretty large margin the biggest and heaviest of the current Fujinon lenses out there. Weighing in at just under a kilo (995 g) it has quite a hefty feeling to it, something that will be noticeable for any mirrorless shooter out there. Balancing on the Fujifilm X-T1 is fine, but I really recommend to use the vertical battery grip when using it for an extended period of time. The lenshood is large, like for most lenses of this kind, so nothing spectacular about that but it will for sure add almost 50% extra length to the total package which is something that should be kept in mind…….

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF50-140mm F2.8

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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……

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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………

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Fuji X-Pro1

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Red Kite Stages | Electric Lemonade

Having photographed motorsport professionally for over 15 years with various Canon film and digital SLR cameras I was keen to try the Fujifilm X-T1 for rally photography and ventured deep into Wales last weekend for the Red Kite Stages. My ‘standard’ lens for shooting rallies was always a 70-200mm f2.8 but now that I photograph mainly landscapes I no longer need such fast aperture lenses and use the Fujinon XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS. This relatively inexpensive lens has given some stunning results on both the X-T1 and X-E1 cameras but I wasn’t expecting miracles from it in a welsh forest in the middle of winter. For landscape work I always use the X-T1 in manual focus using the excellent depth of field scale in the electronic viewfinder (EVF) as well as the dual screen mode and focus peaking, so my AF experience with it was limited. I had read a lot on the ‘interweb’ about the X-T1’s failure to lock on to moving subjects in the AF-C continuous focus mode and indeed if the camera is left at the default settings it does have a tendency to hunt for focus and often I found that the car had gone past before it locked on…if at all! There were 5 things I changed that solved this problem, set the AF mode to area, increase the focus area to the maximum size (150%), change the AF-C priority selection from focus priority to release priority, set the drive mode to continuous high (CH 8 frames per second) and finally turn off the face detection…….

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8

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