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My Leica Blog (with other small cameras mixed in.): Fuji X-E1 Final Results

My Leica Blog (with other small cameras mixed in.): Fuji X-E1 Final Results | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
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I will eventually own another Fuji X series camera. Right now I'm totally irritated by the RAW and AF issues. 

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My Sigma DP Merrill & Leica Blog: Sigma DP Merrill Love

My Sigma DP Merrill & Leica Blog: Sigma DP Merrill Love | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
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Everyone hates the Sigma DP Merrill camera because they are a pain to use. So many quirks. I love them. They aren't as quick and easy to use as the Fuji X series or the Ricoh GR or any other P&S type camera. They are not good in low light situations past ISO 800 unless you use it in B&W, and it's best to use a tripod. But the resulting files when you take the time to get to know these battery sucking beasts are quite phenomenal and nothing comes close to the details or 3D effect "Kodachrome film" look of these cameras. Pixel peepers will have their jaws drop when they zoom in. Leaves look like leaves, not blotches. Fur on my dog looks like individual fur strands and not smeared. So choosing one of these cameras isn't a matter of convenient shooting. It's a matter of top quality results from methodically slow calculated shooting. This camera is intended for landscape and street in better lighting conditions, and on a tripod. Of course I bucked that trend and take pictures of my dog. 

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How I Use the Fujifilm XT-1 for Documentary Wedding Photography

How I Use the Fujifilm XT-1 for Documentary Wedding Photography | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
I'm a documentary wedding photographer, which means there's a certain way that I work, and a certain style to the photography I produce. The end product of
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Sigma DP2 Merrill - Useless at High ISO? Not So Fast...

Sigma DP2 Merrill - Useless at High ISO?  Not So Fast... | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
Most everyone knows by now that the Sigma DP Merrill cameras have outstanding image quality at low ISO. The results in color are impressive, and the...
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Sigma DP Merrill cameras are supposedly useless after ISO 800, but this article will show you how to make good files, and that it isn't true they are useless. I usually convert to B&W Monochrome in SPP if I am shooting above ISO 400. 

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Sigma DP1 Merrill Review - Overview

Sigma DP1 Merrill Review - Overview | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
Looking for a Sigma DP1 Merrill review? The unique Foveon sensor makes fantastic low-ISO images, but this camera sure has its quirks.
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Fuji X-T10 Hands-On Field Test - YouTube

The Fuji X-T1 is one of the best mirrorless cameras available, but it is a fairly large, pricey option. The new Fuji X-T10 is a smaller, lighter, more afford...
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Out for lunch with my X-Pro1

Out for lunch with my X-Pro1 | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
I often have days off from work during the week. Part of my routine usually involves going out for lunch... by myself. Today was one of those days, and I felt like having some Peruvian food from a ...
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The abstraction of an idea | Ming Thein

The abstraction of an idea | Ming Thein | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it

In a previous post, I tackled the general concept of an abstract photograph. I think it can be refined down something of the following: an image which is balanced equally across the entire frame such at that no one area attracts your attention more than any other area; the eye wanders, takes in the details, and never really lingers. By this definition, there is no subject since no one area or element of the photograph stands out more than any other; however, you could probably also argue that the entire frame is really the subject. Semantics is a funny thing, though, and this isn’t quite the definition of the term: we must think in terms of essences and summaries instead. An ‘abstract’ of a paper or article is really the core idea distilled down to the simplest possible terms; the objective elevator pitch rather than the marketing tagline. Today’s article tackles the visual equivalent of that: how do we take an idea and translate that into something visual? .....


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X-PLR | My Travels | V. Opoku

X-PLR | My Travels | V. Opoku | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us” – Anonymous

Travelling will always be part of who I am as a person and also part of my photography brand. The people I meet, the stories we exchange, the food and drinks ; The cultural experience, seeing things in a different perspective, all this and more helps me grow and develop as a person and as a photographer. X-PLR is a play on the word EXPLORE, along with the fact that I use the Fujifilm X-Series cameras (mainly the X100s – which I review here) to document my travels. Here are some of my personal favourite images from my travels which I will continue to update over time. One World, let’s X-PLR. V


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Review: Fujifilm 16mm f1.4 R WR (X Mount) | Chris Gampat

Review: Fujifilm 16mm f1.4 R WR (X Mount) | Chris Gampat | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it

The Fujifilm 16mm f1.4 is a lens that makes a lot of sense in the company’s lineup. Fujifilm’s strengths are with their primes, though their zoom lenses have started to become spectacular in the higher end category. However, very little else will appeal to the retro-smitten photographer like Fujifilm’s prime lenses–and the 16mm f1.4 is no exception. With nine aperture blades, a weather sealed body, metal exterior, a clicky aperture ring, and a depth of field scale that you can use for zone focusing, what’s not to like? While you can surely start off by saying that it costs a heck of a lot, you can also point out to a single major flaw that we found with the image quality. But overall, that’s just about all that you can hate about this lens. Even then, it’s very easy to stay in love with it.

 

Pros

– Very sharp wide open

– Very sharp overall

– Excellent metal build quality

– Focusing ring allows for zone focusing

– Pretty decent bokeh for a lens of this type, despite having 9 aperture blades

– Fast focusing performance

– Weather sealed construction

– Keeps distortion down pretty well

Cons

– Depth of Field scale could have given us more focusing markers

– More purple fringing than a modern lens should have despite it easily being removed in post-production

– There are so many other things that you can do for just under $1,000.

– Autofocus is just a hair too slow for street photography........


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Fuji X-E1 on Iceland (18-55mm, Walimex 8mm, LR6) | Digital Photography Review

Fuji X-E1 on Iceland (18-55mm, Walimex 8mm, LR6) | Digital Photography Review | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it

After years of almost only reading and benefiting from your great posts here, here comes a post with pictures from my trip to Iceland. We spent two weeks on Iceland, which was our first time there. The four of us rented a 4x4 and went around the island. The weather was changing every other ten minutes and the conditions for taking photos were against us most of the time (e.g. back light, very hard contrasts, rain, storm, snow.. :)). Also it was not yet very "green" on the island, due to the quite long winter. And we couldn't take us as much time as we wanted to spot out the best photo places, as it wasn't a "photoshoot Journey" only :) ......


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Fuji X-T1 settings | Damien Lovegrove

Fuji X-T1 settings | Damien Lovegrove | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it

There are several ways of shooting with digital cameras. With SLRs I used to set up my LCD to mimic a simulated final processed image. This was punchy, vibrant with deep blacks and peaky whites. The image on the back of the camera was very different from that of the real world projected on the focussing screen in the viewfinder. However I have adopted a completely different approach to setting up my viewfinder and LCD with my Fuji X system. I have established the optimum camera jpeg settings to give me a viewfinder image that shows exactly what is recorded in the raw file. The jpegs produced with my settings are somewhat flat or calm and are not always representative of my finished photograph. Anyone who has shot raw video footage will know just how it looks prior to grading. That’s what I like in my stills camera too as it allows me to accurately assess the image exposure while I’m setting shutter speed, ISO and aperture. Here are my settings and why I’ve chosen them........


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Fujifilm's 90mm Makes a Colorful Splash on the Set of Indian Summers 2

Fujifilm's 90mm Makes a Colorful Splash on the Set of Indian Summers 2 | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
     Every image in this article is shot with the FX 90mm f/2 (With the exception of the image of the lens it's self.). To view the EXIF data for ech image click the image. Fujifilm has a...
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Does Fuji Cheat with its Sensors?

When testing cameras, it is not unusual to see a situation when one camera can produce results a bit darker or brighter than another. In some cases, lenses are to blame for this variance, since most lenses cannot ideally transmit all of the incoming light. What this means, is that a lens with a maximum …
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Fujifilm X-T1 Review

Fujifilm X-T1 Review | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
Fujifilm has a new contender for the best mirrorless camera. On paper it looks impressive. Here's how it performed in real-world shooting.
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Sigma DP2 Merrill: Camera Review

Sigma DP2 Merrill: Camera Review | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
The Sigma DP2M is a niche-market camera built with the sole purpose of capturing the best quality image per pixel using its Foveon X3 sensor which I have shared in my previous blog post. It is a&nb...
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INSANELY SHARP: SIGMA DP2 MERRILL USER REVIEW

INSANELY SHARP: SIGMA DP2 MERRILL USER REVIEW | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
Sigma DP2 Merrill - Fixed Sigma 30mm (45mm eq.) prime 1/640" f8 Iso 100 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex pro 2 It's good to know that the photo industry is living its early years' excitment again. Like in mid 19th century, when a photographer also had to be an engineer and a chemist in the meantime, and a wealth of bases -copper, pewter, paper, glass-, and chemicals -silver chloride and iodide, collodium, albumin- were tested in the quest for the ultimate light-sensitive medium, digita
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Zack Arias: Be Honest - YouTube

Mr. Kevin Mullins, a X-Photographer, is talking about his experience of FUJIFILM X. http://www.kevinmullinsphotography.co.uk/ To see the FUJIFILM X-Photograp...
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Sony a6000 Hands-on Review - YouTube

Out with the NEX-6, in with the A6000 (http://bit.ly/A6000). With an insane amount of auto-focus points, is this one of the best mirrorless cameras to get? P...
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I still use the Sony NEX 6 with kit lens for general all around use. 

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Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD ( Fujifilm ) - Review / Test Report | Photozone

Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD ( Fujifilm ) - Review / Test Report | Photozone | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it

Verdict


So is the Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD the magician that it is supposed to be ? Well, mostly. I reckon the sample images showed you that the bokeh is mostly as smooth as silk except in really difficult scenes (where most conventional lenses would fail as well). The rendition of out-of-focus highlights could be a little better though. Other than that, the Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD inherits most of the characteristics from the Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R. It combines an ultra-large aperture with high quality results. At large aperture settings the center quality is already pretty high whereas the borders/corners are at least on a good level. The resolution is much more snappy at f/2.8 and images are very sharp across the image field between f/4 and f/8. The very low amount of lateral CAs also contributes to the high sharpness perception. Image distortions are nothing to worry about whereas vignetting can be an issue in RAW images between f/1.2 and f/2. However, Fujifilm is relying on image auto-correction so this is usually a lesser issue from a user perspective........


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The Fuji X100s and X100t | Ian MacDonald

The Fuji X100s and X100t | Ian MacDonald | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it

I have been shooting with the Fuji X100 series (X100s / X100t) for several years now, and I can say with complete confidence that these cameras have changed my photographic life.  I’d like to share my experiences with them, discuss some technical aspects, and show some images.  Consider this a walk through my journey with the Fuji X100 series that starts with the Fuji X100s, and moves into my new love affair with the Fuji X100t.   It’s a long read, there is a lot of sample photos, and I hope you enjoy it! ......


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An "All-Day-Lens" - My experience with the XF16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR | Sven Schroeder

An "All-Day-Lens" - My experience with the XF16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR | Sven Schroeder | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it

I want to thank everyone for the response to my last blogpost!


Some of you asked, if I could write down my opinion for using the Fuji XF16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR as a "Every-Day-Lens". So I own the lens for about 2 weeks now and I am really impressed with it. Before I go deeper into the "Review" I must say that this is my own opinion. This blogpost is also not a technical type of review as you all may find many of those on the internet........


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I think I am in Love ! | Matthew Hart

I think I am in Love ! | Matthew Hart | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it

I am lost for words and that does not happen very often, this new Fujinon XF16MM F/1.4 WR is just stunning ! One of my biggest reasons changing over from Nikon to Fuji was the Glass and size of the system of course, but the glass and future glass was the draw so I took a leap of faith away from Nikon’s amazing pro glass and it looks like I landed on a bead of four leaf clovers ! Fuji are just making one amazing lens after the other.  I have only had limited time to try out this new lens as I have been so busy but here are a few images from last weekend. I will aim to get some more images in Brighton this weekend if I can sneak some time in for myself. Its full frame equivalent of 24mm is just stunning for Street.......


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Why I kept my Fuji X Pro-1

Why I kept my Fuji X Pro-1 | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
With all the new fangled, fancy pants, digital gee-wiz-a-bang's being released seemingly on a weekly basis, I decided to stop!  I decided to stop buying the latest and greatest version of what I al...
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Noise for Headroom: Fuji's X-Trans Sensor | Kevin Purcell

Noise for Headroom: Fuji's X-Trans Sensor | Kevin Purcell | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it

I raise the now traditional issue that "the X-Trans sensor is a Sony sensor." And an "old" Sony sensor, too. It's the same one as in the Nikon Coolpix A, D7000, D5100, Ricoh GR, Pentax K-01 and many more 16-megapixel APS-C cameras, including some of Sony's. It's still a very good sensor. Has low read noise and high quantum efficiency; but that's not Fuji magic. It just has a custom color filter array specified by Fuji. The X-Trans color filter array actually reduces acuity. Yes, really it does! So, as many people have found out, it's not great for images with lots of very fine repetitive detail (such as leaves in landscapes). Take a look at the dpreview studio comparison (the playing card) for a Fuji 16-MP X-Trans camera and an equivalent 16-MP Bayer-array camera (e.g. the D7000 and the K-01). I do wonder if some people like this because it makes them think it looks more "film like." They could have left the optical low-pass filter (OLPF) in place and still got the same effect.......


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I've been saying this all along. It's why I love my Sigma DP Merrill Cameras.

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