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FujiFilm X100S Test Drive in Istanbul with Zack Arias

FujiFilm X100S Test Drive in Istanbul with Zack Arias | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
Zack Arias put the new FujiFilm X100S through its paces in Istanbul in March 2013 - we've put together a video of Zack's walkabouts in Istanbul with the X100...
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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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A Lightweight Landscape Photography Kit

A Lightweight Landscape Photography Kit | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
It’s been a little over a year since I switched to using the Fuji X System and one of the many things I still love is how small and lightweight the system is, and of course a small, light camera an…
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zodiac friends

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I’ve had my little friend Taurus since April in one form or another through many iterations of firmware. I lost count of how many times I had to re-do my settings. Each version got better and better … an
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Chris nailed the review on the X-T2. His review is one I can totally trust. 
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Problem solving: How to deal with the Fujifilm X-Pro2 “grid” artefacts | MirrorLessons

Problem solving: How to deal with the Fujifilm X-Pro2 “grid” artefacts | MirrorLessons | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it

The X-Pro2 is a camera with lots of positive characteristics but more importantly, it is a relevant upgrade, taking Fujifilm’s mirrorless system to the next level alongside the recently announced X-T2. However, no camera is perfect and sometimes certain flaws can cause more irritation than others. In the past we shared our findings about the sensor ghost flares of the first generation Sony A7. This time I want to talk about a problem related to the X-Pro2 that I already mentioned in my in-depth review: grid artefacts. Since I keep seeing this topic appear in Facebook groups and on forums, I thought that a dedicated article could be of help. Before proceeding any further, there are three important things I want to highlight......


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Fuji XF 35mm f1.4 vs 35mm f2 – The Bokeh Test | Ted A.Vieira

Fuji XF 35mm f1.4 vs 35mm f2 – The Bokeh Test | Ted A.Vieira | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it

There’s still some confusion for photographers that are looking to buy one of these 35mm lenses from Fujifilm. On paper, just based on the specs the f1.4 version seems like it would be the clear winner. But specs aren’t everything. I hope this video gives you the kind of information you need to help you decide which lens would be best for you. Here are low res versions of the photos in the video. To download the full res versions click here to download a zip file of all the original JPEG files, straight out of camera. (files are in the same order as the video – f2 version @f2, f1.4 version @f2, f1.4 version @f1.4).........


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Impressions or reviews about new FUJI X-T2 | Thomas Menk

Impressions or reviews about new FUJI X-T2 | Thomas Menk | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it

More than 40 impressions or reviews about new FUJI X-T2 here on my curation blog. This is the best overview and decision guidance about X-T1 successor and the quickest way to find all your information you need :)


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Bill Gekas | X-Photographers | FUJIFILM X

Bill Gekas | X-Photographers | FUJIFILM X | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
Fujifilm X-Photographer Bill Gekas's Online gallery. Explore Bill Gekas's photography shot with the FUJIFILM X Series cameras and lenses.
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Camera Gear: How to Not End Up With the Wrong Equipment

Camera Gear: How to Not End Up With the Wrong Equipment | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
Before you travel, be sure to get a camera. But which one? Here’s a guide to the kind of camera, lenses, and equipment that is right for you and your trip.
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BEST MIRRORLESS CAMERA BAGS FOR 2016

BEST MIRRORLESS CAMERA BAGS FOR 2016 | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
7 best mirrorless camera bags for 2016 to fit your mirrorless camera perfectly. Each bag fits a different type of photographer and budget.
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XF100-400mm Vs Bruce Springsteen

XF100-400mm Vs Bruce Springsteen | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
X-Photographer Tony Woolliscroft trys out the new XF100-400mm lens on none other than Bruce Springsteen! Find out how he got on..
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REVIEW: Fujifilm X-T2 -The X-Series Camera We’ve Been Waiting For! | Jeff Carter

REVIEW: Fujifilm X-T2 -The X-Series Camera We’ve Been Waiting For! | Jeff Carter | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
For the past three months I’ve been testing a prototype of the latest addition to the X Series range, the Fujifilm X-T2.  My role, along with the other X-Photographers selected to test the new camera, is to put the camera through its paces and report back to Fujifilm our findings.  The R&D Department back in Japan would then provide us with firmware updates as we went along until the final production model is available to go on sale. There have been a lot of rumours and hype surrounding this camera and I have to be honest, the hype has been justified.  The X-T2 is the best X Series yet and one of the best cameras on the market in 2016.  The X-Pro2 when it was launched in January was a big step forward in terms of usability, performance and resolution, building on the experience gained from the years of development and the feed back received from a dedicated group of photographers around the world. Now today Fujifilm can, at last, officially take the wraps off the X-T2 and reveal to the world the latest X-Series camera aimed at professional and enthusiast photographers alike.......

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The Fuji X-T2, a new beginning! | Saraya Cortaville

The Fuji X-T2, a new beginning! |  Saraya Cortaville | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it

I have never been a great one for keeping a secret!…. 25th of April, 15:00 hours and the rendezvous point was Somerset house, Embankment, London, England. Two very special agents from Fuji U.K handed me a top secret black box! A black box that only 100 other photographers around the world were privy too, before its official release. My mission was to test out this prototype and see if I was willing to defect! Being a loyal Nikon user since my first assisting job in 1999, and having always enjoyed the quality, and build of their cameras. A Nikon user since the film days of the F5! I invested in the lenses and bought into the ethos of quality! Yes a photographer who had stayed loyal to the brand and the system for a long while almost 15 years! Could I be swayed? My most recent investment being the D4s, and three lenses, the 24mm-70mm, f2.8, 70mm-200mm, f2.8 and the 50mm prime f1.2. This kit has travelled with me across the world and allowed me to shoot some beautiful images that I am very proud of!!  I have gained two fellowships and numerous awards with this kit.....


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Fujifilm X-T2 | Tom Museeuw

Fujifilm X-T2 | Tom Museeuw | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it

Many Fujifilm users have been waiting for this day, the launch-day of the X-T2. Some already did an upgrade earlier this year when the X-Pro2 was available, others wanted to wait for the X-T2 because they like the form factor of the X-T series. Many rumors were spread in the last months. Photographers speculated and leaked images were investigated. As of today, speculate no more. The X-T2 is officially announced and I can finally talk about it! Early in April Fujifilm asked me if I was interested to team-up and test the upcoming X-T2. A couple of days later a secret black "X" box without any marks or branding arrived ... a brand new, factory smelling, pre-production X-T2 was inside. After carefully reading the non-disclosure that Fujifilm had sent me I felt like a secret agent with a mission, one thing was very clear: I couldn't talk about this camera to anyone. Keeping this a secret from everyone was sometimes hard, especially when attendees in my workshops were talking about the features of the new X-T2. At that time I had the camera in my camera bag, I knew the specs, I used the camera daily at the moment when others were speculating......


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23mm vs 23mm. Sibling Rivalry.

23mm vs 23mm. Sibling Rivalry. | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
As an only child I never experience this term call Sibling Rivalry. Until now with the new Fujinon XF23mm F2 WR. This is not the first sibling rivalry in the X-Series Fujinon family. Last year we had XF 35mm F2 WR vs the classic XF 35mm F1.4. You could read more here :https://ivanjoshualoh.com/2016/01/04/35mm-vs-35mm/ This year,…
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Fuji X-T2 and the dogs: AF speed test

Fuji X-T2 and the dogs: AF speed test | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
As you all might know by now, Fujifilm has put a lot of effort in the new autofocus system that comes with the X-T2. Not only the algorithm is a new development – also the features and settin…
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Fujifilm X-T2 in South Aftica | Husam Mneimneh

Fujifilm X-T2 in South Aftica | Husam Mneimneh | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it

When I first handled the X-T2, I felt it a bit larger (few millimeters from each side) and slightly heavier (about 50g difference) than the X-T1. Those few millimeters were just right for me to feel comfortable handling it. Unlike my feeling when using the X-T1, where all the dials felt cumbersome in my big hands. The 2 Axis Tilt Screen is Magical. I am glad Fujifilm didn’t opt for the full articulated screen although it might be more useful for videographers. I always like to shoot using the tilt screen on the axis of the lens; with the 2 Axis Tilt screen, you can take low angle shots in landscape and portrait mode and still remain on the Axis of the lens.......


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The Year of Living Mirrorlessly

The Year of Living Mirrorlessly | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
The Fuji X100T is yesterday’s news for most of you, I know. Mirrorless cameras represent the latest stage in the rapid evolution of the tools and technolog
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Evolution of autofocus for X-T2 and X-Pro2 Ver.2.00 | X Stories | FUJIFILM X

Evolution of autofocus for X-T2 and X-Pro2 Ver.2.00 | X Stories | FUJIFILM X | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it

We will talk a little more on the evolution of autofocus for X-T2 and X-Pro2 Ver.2.00 by comparing it to the AF performance of X-Pro2 Ver.1.00. First, there are more AF points. Take a look at the screenshot below. You will notice that there are two additional lines of AF points at both right and left end of the display. The number of AF points for the phase detection pixels remains the same. They are for the contrast AF, but with the 384fps readout capability of X-Trans CMOS III, the fast processing power of X-Processor Pro, and the newly designed lens range will make the contrast AF fast enough that we are certain you will see the difference. X-Pro2, Is the AF faster? This will especially be valuable if your style of photograph is to have the camera on a tripod and compose your picture carefully before deciding on the focus point.......


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My Mirrorless Blog (Sigma, Sony, Fuji, Leica, etc.)

My Mirrorless Blog (Sigma, Sony, Fuji, Leica, etc.) | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
Updated 07-15-16 I still own my Sigma DP3M. I sold the Sony, jumping out of the NEX/A6000 series for the Fuji which has much better lenses and customer service care. The quality of the Sigma DP3M is so good, even if it's a pain to use. I compared to all other cameras; such as the Sony A6000 and Fuji X-T10 in this blog entry. Although the latter two cameras are a joy to operate, the files do not compare to the Sigma Foveon Sensor quality. That being said, these cameras are small enough to have many brands to use. I'd use the Sony and Fuji for faster subjects and those in low light. I'd use the Sigma DP3M for times where detail and layered look are very important, like architecture and especially landscape. Every camera is a compromise. The Sony and Fuji have EVF, the Sigma doesn't. The battery life on Sigma is dismal, which is why they give two batteries. The Fuji colors are better than Sony, as is the retro designing. The Sony is more pocketable, but their kit lens is soft. Fuji lenses are sharper. There is still smearing in Fuji files when you zoom in. I notice this most when comparing the files against a DP Merrill file. 
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SONY A7R MARK II REVIEW | Mason Marsh

SONY A7R MARK II REVIEW | Mason Marsh | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
I'll continue my series of in-depth reviews of the Sony A7R Mark II, but here is my overall review.
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Fujifilm X-T2 – From X-pectation to reality

Fujifilm X-T2 – From X-pectation to reality | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
Fujifilm X-T1 was the camera that gave me the assurance and confident to jump into mirrorless about 2 and half years ago. Leaving my bread and butter 1DX, 5D2 and L lenses was really a difficult de…
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FUJIFILM X-T2 camera review  | Björn Moerman

FUJIFILM X-T2 camera review  | Björn Moerman | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it
Lets first go back a few months to April 21. On that day, I received a black box from Japan which had my name on it. Inside I found an early pre-production copy of the X-T2! Completely taped up its secret codename was "Taurus". While initially the camera had a basic firmware based on the X-Pro2, a number of pre-release firmware updates gradually made it to the X-T2 that is announced today! While most of the firmware updates were installed were relatively easy to install, the last one had to be done by a Fujifilm qualified engineer...  A bummer as I was travelling in that period and therefore could not be done before release date. Briefly, as of today I have not seen the final version of the firmware, although it was pretty close! So although not limited to it, the review below will concentrate a bit more on the ergonomics rather than an in depth firmware review of this great new camera. Overall the new X-T2 looks and feels very much like its predecessor. Actually while shooting the prototype over the last two and a half months, not a single person spotted a "new" camera, while quite a few thought I was just using an X-T1.......

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X-T2. the great X-pectation | Ivan Joshua Loh

X-T2. the great X-pectation | Ivan Joshua Loh | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it

Fujifilm X-T1 was the camera that gave me the assurance and confident to jump into mirrorless about 2 and half years ago. Leaving my bread and butter 1DX, 5D2 and L lenses was really a difficult decision. Do bear in mind that I really think hard as these are my gears that I make a living with. But I was thankful that there was a vertical grip which beef up the small X-T1 and hopefully looks like a small DSLR in my client’s eyes. In retrospect; how silly of me. Fast forward, the new X-T2. Everything about the X-T2 have either grown bigger, taller and definitely better. Its a bigger camera now. Not a lot more but when I hold it in my hand, its feels more right. Especially with a new design tumb rest area. Its also heavier; to be exact; 67 grams. The three dials are also a bit taller and a little bigger. All except the compensation dial which is the same diameter. I am not gonna explain much in this area. Here are some pictures of X-T1 and X-T2 side by side. I guess this will the best way to explain the physical size differences between X-T1 and X-T2.....


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Fujifilm X-T2 unveilled | Paul Sanders

Fujifilm X-T2 unveilled | Paul Sanders | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it

The camera has all the good looks of its predecessor but has been redesigned based on photographers feedback. The magnesium body has weather resistant sealing to suit rugged outdoor conditions, this professional body is slightly larger than the Fujifilm X-T1 due to improved control dials that turn easily with or without gloves. In the hand it feels chunky but not over big, it also feels less flimsy than the X-T1, the buttons and dials all have a very positive action so there is less chance of accidentally knocking the settings. The design of the body has been altered to fit more comfortably in the hand, I really like the new feel, it feels like a professional camera, and when the new grip is added it really has the feel true photographers camera. The very impressive 24.3MP APS-C X Trans CMOS III sensor, featured on the X-Pro2, has already proved its worth to photographers but now with the addition of 4K and 2K video formats opens up the incredible range to professional videographers too. When filming video expect incredible sharpness and low noise when recording up to a maximum of ISO 12800........


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Iceland | Eyesland | X-T2 | Waleed Shah

Iceland | Eyesland | X-T2 | Waleed Shah | Best Quality Mirrorless Cameras | Scoop.it

My friends and I decided to have our buddy’s bachelor party in Iceland. We took Iceland Air to fly into Reykjavik and I couldn’t help but notice the flight attendant closest to us. Now, I know what you’re thinking, yes flight attendants are generally good looking and there’s selection bias when hiring one. However, this was different. It’s wasn’t the uniform or all the cliche stuff, it was her eyes, big and bright blue, contrasted by the fairest skin I had ever seen and hair so blonde it was almost grey. Wait, here comes another one, with bigger and bluer eyes, and fairer skin, and blonder hair!!! And another one!!! This time he was a man!!! And yes, I am comfortable enough with my sexuality to say he was one good looking mother*^%#. I started wondering, “is everyone from Iceland this beautiful?” ......


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