Thomas Menk

More than 3.000.000 page views on my Scoop.it page | Thomas Menk

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Great, more than 3.000.000 page views on my Scoop.it page in less than 2 years!

Thank you so much for your supporting. You are an incredible creative and valuable community :-)

If you have great X-system pictures, story’s about Fuji Photographers, reviews, tips and tricks, comparison tests, impressions and more about the Fujifilm X-Pro1 – X-E1/E2 or X100s and there lenses, feel free to send me your suggestion :-) If your are looking for a better categorization of these articles or better search functions you can visit my blog at: http://www.tomen.de/blog

Hope of further collaboration and good light for everyone :-)

Thomas
Official Fuji X-Photographer

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My Thoughts After 18 Months Shooting With the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 |
David Ogilvy

Fuji’s X-Pro 1 offers a retro homage to another era―namely the era of the Leica rangefinder, with the overall dimensions, handling, form factor, and style of shooting as an M camera (though the Fuji is not a proper rangefinder) … but with a truly state-of-the art bit of engineering in the form of its X-Trans sensor (you can read my early thoughts about the camera in detail here). Much like Nikon’s new retro-inspired Df, the XP1 has created a lot of polarization in the photographic community. Search around the web and you’ll find some folks regaling their readers with tales of how magnificent the file output is (it certainly can be) and how they can live with the camera’s well-reported quirks. Others lambaste it for its slow overall operational speed, and are less than convinced about the quality of the X-Trans files…..

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I’m an official Fujifilm X Photographer | Thomas Menk

X-Photographer

Launched on 20th June 2012, the X-Photographers website is an growing online gallery of images shot by photographers who use FUJIFILM X series cameras. It displays the high quality output and creativity that X series cameras offer photographers. Visitors get a true feel for what X series premium digital cameras can offer and why they are loved by so many photographers. Since end of December I’m part of this elitist circle: I’m an offical X-Photographer :-) Thank you very much Fuji. This is a great honor for me!

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Full Frame Mirrorless news at Flipboard | Thomas Menk

If you are interest on Full Frame Mirrorless News at Flipboard, please subscribe my new FULL FRAME MIRRORLESS magazine :-) Main themes are: Aspects of Digital Photography focusing on FULL FRAME MIRRORLESS SYLSTEMS like Leica M, Sony A7/A7r and soon Fuji. Stories, reports, reviews and pictures of great photographers from around the world shooting with Full Frame Mirrless Cameras. Flipboard is an app that aggregates news and other content and presents it in a personalized magazine-like format. It is available for iPad, iPhone, Android, NOOK, Kindle Fire and new: Windows 8.1. You can visit flipboard.com for more information on the features and functionality of the Flipboard app.

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New Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras Curation at Scoop.it | Thomas Menk

Visit my new Content Curation about Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras at Scoop.it. Starting my curation with Leica M and Sony A7/A7r but I think we will see a lot of new small and affortable products in 2014 (and a first mirrorless full frame camera by Fuji ;) ). Stay curious about it and join my side :-)

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2014 | Thomas Menk

Happy Christmas to you and your families – have a great Christmas everyone and I wish you all a Happy New Year 2014!

Thomas Menk

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TOMEN – Magazine on Flipboard

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If you are interest on Fuji X News at Flipboard, please subscribe my new TOMEN magazine :-)

Main themes are: Aspects of Digital Photography focusing on the Fuji X-Pro1, X-E1/E2 and X100s. Stories, reports, reviews and pictures of great photographers from around the world shooting almost exclusively with the Fuji X systems.

Flipboard is an app that aggregates news and other content and presents it in a personalized magazine-like format. It is available for iPad, iPhone, Android, NOOK, Kindle Fire and new: Windows 8.1. You can visit flipboard.com for more information on the features and functionality of the Flipboard app.

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Fujifilm Fujinon Lenses | Thomas Menk


 
Firmware, Manuals, Specs, Reviews and Samples
Overview of all Fuji XF and XC lenses ……

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Condors and Grave Robbers in the Colca Canyon in Peru | Adrian Seah


 
There’s something about humans and their fascination with deep holes. At twice the depth the Grand Canyon in the US, the Colca Canyon of Peru has intrigued mankind for a very long time. A few hours by bus from Arequipa, this landscape of pre-columbian Inca terraces and rolling hills in the Colca valley, and of course, the incredibly steep canyon, is a world from the city. During the journey there from Arequipa on the high Andean plateau, the altitude reached as high as an gasping 4910 meters (16,100ft) above sea level, the thin atmosphere paving the way for exceptionally clear skies. At times, I felt as if I was on the moon, everyone’s movements were observably slower and more deliberate due to the reduced oxygen. The Colca valley is dotted with small villages, chief amongst them being Chivay, which serves as a sort of hub for the region. As with most villages in Peru, each village is centred around a square, with a church on one side, no doubt a civil planning and religious import from the Spanish conquistadors when they came rampaging through the area. The region is still primarily inhabited by the original Aymara-speaking Collagua and Quechua-speaking Cabana cultures, each differentiated with distinct head deformations. The Cabana favoured wide and flat skulls as a tribute to their mythical place of origin, and the Collagua, tall and elongated skulls, so that they can be differentiated from the Cabanas. The Spanish found this practice grotesque and went on to ban its practice. Today, the two ethnic groups identify themselves by less extreme means, in the form of  subtly different traditional dress.
 
Andean Condor
 
An area of outstanding natural beauty, it has ancient terraces carved into the sides of the steep slopes, from the time of the Inca and before. Although many of these terraces are still being cultivated, yet many others have been abandoned, and are slowly returning back to nature. The Colca Canyon is home to the legendary Andean Condor, a massive bird that can been seen riding the thermal currents, especially around the area of Cruz del Condor, where many birds can be seen, seemingly oblivious to the numerous tourists pointing their cameras at them. With a wingspan of up to 3.2m/10.5ft, the Andean Condor is one of the largest birds on earth. A national symbol of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, featuring prominently in their respective coats of arms. The Andean Condor has its roots in the deep mythology of the region, especially revered by the Incas, believed by them to bring the sun into the sky every morning and to be a messenger to the gods.
 
Grave Robbers
 
A fantastic way to see the valley, we rode around on horseback, led by our local guide Wilbur. Caramelo and Mil Amores were our obliging horses, patient with our amateur handling. We came across a huaca (sacred site) where Incans were buried, with many of the skeletal remains still intact, although the treasures of the tombs have long since disappeared with the huaqueros (grave robbers) that have looted the area. Both ominous and sad, the lifeless skulls staring back at us told of a story of a lost civilisation and a rich culture destroyed.

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Pillar Point Harbor with XE-1, a series in black and white | Denis Lincoln

I grew up just across highway one from the harbor and have visited here many times.  I still live close enough to make frequent trips to Half Moon Bay and count myself fortunate to be able to do so. In the summer, the coast is frequently fogged in in the afternoon which puts a damper on photography.  Occasionally, however, the fog stands off in a most agreeable fashion and we get treated to a wonderfully warm, sunny late afternoon….

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