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2008 September « Jack Graham Photography

2008 September « Jack Graham Photography | fuji x-e2, fuji x lenses, x-trans sensor | Scoop.it
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Adding Adjustments to Your Default Set of Tools

Adding Adjustments to Your Default Set of Tools | fuji x-e2, fuji x lenses, x-trans sensor | Scoop.it
If you find you’re always having to manually add a particular favorite adjustment tool to your Adjustments tab, this tip will show you how to have it always have it ready and waiting for you.
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Small Camera, Big Vistas - My Fujifilm X100s Landscape Photography Kit | Roy Cruz

Small Camera, Big Vistas - My Fujifilm X100s Landscape Photography Kit | Roy Cruz | fuji x-e2, fuji x lenses, x-trans sensor | Scoop.it

.... a big part of the job in landscape photography is getting there. That’s why the way you pack your gear is crucial. Instead of using a dedicated camera bag, I use an insert that can be placed in any regular backpack or shoulder bag. This particular one is a Horus Bennu HD321022. In this photo, I packed the camera, wide lens, cable release, filter holder assembly, filters, charger and two spare batteries. The filters go in a Cokin plastic case or filter wallet, both available from eBay. As you can see there is plenty of room to spare (and I’d love to fill it with an interchangeable Fuji X system soon ). Using an insert keeps your photography kit discreet and flexible. When it’s all packed and folded, it looks like this (note the soda can for size reference)......


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Digital Split Image Function, FUJIFILM X-E2

"Digital Split Image", the world's first manual focus system* to exploit the power of phase detection pixels. Tapping the power of the phase detection pixels...
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Fuji X-Trans And Aperture 3

Fuji X-Trans And Aperture 3 | fuji x-e2, fuji x lenses, x-trans sensor | Scoop.it
In celebration of getting a tiny little nudge towards a new Aperture in the form of Aperture 3.5 I thought I would share one of the seemingly thousands of twitter/email conversations so far this week regarding Aperture 3 and post processing. This one is specific to getting the most out of the Fuji X-TRANS sensor in Aperture 3. I am going to focus in a something I never brought up before even though it can be an extremely powerful adjustment in Aperture 3 - RAW fine tuning.
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What is the best aperture and focal length for portraits?

What is the best aperture and focal length for portraits? | fuji x-e2, fuji x lenses, x-trans sensor | Scoop.it
“If you’re just getting started in portrait photography you’ve probably asked yourself what is the best aperture and focal length?”
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A Very Quick first look at Aperture’s X-Pro1 / XE1 Raw Support | Thomas Fitzgerald

A Very Quick first look at Aperture’s X-Pro1 / XE1 Raw Support |  Thomas Fitzgerald | fuji x-e2, fuji x lenses, x-trans sensor | Scoop.it
As mentioned earlier, Apple have updated their camera raw support to finally bring Aperture and iPhoto support for Fuji’s X-Trans camera’s raw files. I’ve downloaded the Camera Raw update and I’ve been playing around for the last little while, and I have to say, I’m extremely impressed. I haven’t given it a full run through, but already I like what I see. The files seem to be much sharper and retain much more detail that Lightroom’s efforts, and it doesn’t mangle fine detail like Lightroom does. It’s really impressive, and I’m glad Apple took the time to do X-Trans support right. Here’s a quick example of what I mean. This is an image that I took recently. This is at the default settings......
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Processing Fujifilm x-trans raw files in Aperture

Processing Fujifilm x-trans raw files in Aperture | fuji x-e2, fuji x lenses, x-trans sensor | Scoop.it
“ This it the latest instalment in my ongoing series looking at how various raw converters handle raw files shot on one of Fuji’s cameras with an X-Trans sensor. In the past I’ve written a good bit about using Iridient Developer and Lightroom for Processing, but a reader asked if there was a workflow for getting good results with just Aperture. I’ve been working on it over the last few weeks, and here’s the results of my experimentation.”
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Fuji X-Files: Fuji X-Pro 1 and Canon EF lenses

Fuji X-Files: Fuji X-Pro 1 and Canon EF lenses | fuji x-e2, fuji x lenses, x-trans sensor | Scoop.it

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About Photography: Shooting the Fuji X-E1 with long lenses

About Photography: Shooting the Fuji X-E1 with long lenses | fuji x-e2, fuji x lenses, x-trans sensor | Scoop.it

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1.5 days in Edinburgh - An open love letter to Scotland and Fuji | Oli Glod

1.5 days in Edinburgh - An open love letter to Scotland and Fuji | Oli Glod | fuji x-e2, fuji x lenses, x-trans sensor | Scoop.it

This post is really special to me and has been a long time in the making, so I do hope with all my heart you like it as much as I do. Benny, my best friend, and I have quite a bit in common: a.o. our love for our families, photography, whisky and Scotland. He recently was blessed with a second child, the lovely Lucy, baby-sister to the now 3 y.o. absolutely adorable Jules. In order to celebrate our birthdays (both in July, only about two weeks apart), we decided to take a short trip together in June to the amazing city of Edinburgh. The main focus of this trip was to have a brilliant time, combining sightseeing, photography and various culinary expeditions ;-) Equipment-wise, we both traveled (relatively) light. I had only packed the Fuji X100S and the Fuji X-E1 w/ the XF60mm lens, while Benny brought his Sony Alpha 77 and (my constant infatuation with the X-series cameras may have something to do with this) his newly acquired Fuji X-20 :-) Usually preferring zoom lenses for this kind of adventure, I was quite a bit nervous at the thought of having to rely exclusively on the 23mm fixed X100S lens, with the 60mm X-E1 as a backup for some light tele shots. I can’t tell you how many times in the week preceding our trip I packed the excellent XF18-55mm lens, only to remove it from the bag a couple of minutes later. No safety net! .....


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You want faster autofocus with the Fuji X-Pro 1? Buy their new ...

You want faster autofocus with the Fuji X-Pro 1? Buy their new ... | fuji x-e2, fuji x lenses, x-trans sensor | Scoop.it
You want faster autofocus with the Fuji X-Pro 1? Buy their new lenses!

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Is Leica going all Fuji - Fuji X Series Camera Forum

“Assuming the camera would: a. not accept M-mount lenses; b. offer no greater functionality than a Fuji X-Pro 1, X-E1, Sony NEX 7, yada, yada; and c. cost more than the competition, for the privilege of impressing friends and family with a little ...”


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Fujifilm Finds Niche With Old-Style Cameras That Mask a High-Tech Core

Fujifilm Finds Niche With Old-Style Cameras That Mask a High-Tech Core | fuji x-e2, fuji x lenses, x-trans sensor | Scoop.it
Fujifilm’s line of compact, mirrorless cameras has attracted a following by digital photographers looking to lighten their load.
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Let's hope the Fuji X-Pro2 looks more like this | Simon Peckham

Let's hope the Fuji X-Pro2 looks more like this | Simon Peckham | fuji x-e2, fuji x lenses, x-trans sensor | Scoop.it


Having seen the first set of marketing images for the new Fuji XT1 the fabled weather safe wonder, I have been a little disappointed with its looks. Now I know we should never judge a book by its cover and I am sure this will be a stunning performer. However the X-Pro 1 is in my eyes simply perfect in visual design even with the cute hot shoe flash to trigger your main lights. When Fuji launched the X100 they made a historical classic, when Fuji upgraded it to the new phase detecting sensor then made all the changes to the electronics and internals and left the external alone apart for a little change to the button arrangement and out popped the X100s completely retaining its fantastic classic looks. I do hope that Fuji does something similar with the X-Pro2 when it’s launched. One of the main problems for me is that I am a left eye shooter I have tried many times to switch to the right eye but I just can’t, it’s just un natural. So seeing the XT-1 having the view finder in the centre of the body is not a good thing for me......


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Danny Lyon Domino Players | Adam Marelli

Danny Lyon Domino Players | Adam Marelli | fuji x-e2, fuji x lenses, x-trans sensor | Scoop.it


...when you pick up a camera the options are limitless. The worlds of spectacular and lack luster are very close to one another.  Anyone who has taken a shot they love knows that the shot before and the shot after were failures.  As photographers, we swim in a visual world where things can go either way, in the fraction of a second.  But when we can anticipate and understand how our decisions can impact an image, that awareness lets us become more than observers.  We become authors. If you have a chance to visit Danny’s show at Edwynn Houk Gallery (745 5th Ave #407, New York), I highly recommend it.  Take a few moments, in the silence of the gallery to look at this picture.  Take in the many dimensions it holds.  It is a picture of relaxed beauty that never turns itself over to the sentimental.  Almost forty years later, it is a reminder that the complexities of life are no different now then they have ever been throughout history.  And as artists, we are invited to examine how the universal qualities of human existence change in their expression, but always retain their connection to the past......


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FUJIFILM X-E2 - Part1/5 - AF Speed

Warwick Williams, Fujifilm's Digital Camera Specialist explains some of the new features on the Fujifilm X-E2. To know more about X-E2, please see this: http...
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The Fabulus Aperture 3 Curves Tool - Post-processing an X100s RAW file

The Fabulus Aperture 3 Curves Tool - Post-processing an X100s RAW file | fuji x-e2, fuji x lenses, x-trans sensor | Scoop.it
I had an email exchange with a reader and Aperture 3 user recently and suddenly realized that not all of you may have dug into it's virtues. Today I'll attempt a quick drive-by to show you a somewhat contrived illustration as to the innovation contained within.
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The Fabulus Aperture 3 Curves Tool

The Fabulus Aperture 3 Curves Tool | fuji x-e2, fuji x lenses, x-trans sensor | Scoop.it
I don't talk about messing about in post much. Probably because I despise it so much. Truth is that's one of the things I really miss from the days when we all shot film. Ubiquitous, cheap, out-sourced post processing. Well that and I've spent far too much time in photoshop than I would want to in two life times. Every once in a blue moon when I actually am going to print something or when I do the occasional job here or there I do actually futz around a bit on my own images instead of taking whatever the camera did along with the semi-random import preset that was active at the time. Oh yea - an I mess with other photographer's images a lot too. Almost forgot about that. Here and there I've mentioned how wonderful I think the Aperture 3 curves tool is but never really mentioned why.
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My Workflow for Working with Fuji X-Trans Files in Aperture | Thomas Fitzgerald

My Workflow for Working with Fuji X-Trans Files in Aperture | Thomas Fitzgerald | fuji x-e2, fuji x lenses, x-trans sensor | Scoop.it
A little while ago Apple finally added support for the Fuji X-Trans series of cameras into Aperture. With their non-bayer sensor design I had previously been skeptical that it would ever happen, but as an owner of a Fuji XE-1 I was delighted that it did. The quality of Aperture’s conversion was a little difficult to quantify at first. On the one hand it seems to render detail and colour much better than other converters, particularly Lightroom, and it doesn’t suffer from the fractal pattern issue that Lightroom conversions seem to suffer from in fine detail. On the other hand the control of moire is not great, and you can get some pretty bad patterns and colour noise depending on the source material. Since it came out, I’ve been going back and forward on whether or not I prefer it to Lightroom....
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How to win and loose the 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest with a Fuji X PRO-1 | Harry Fisch

How to win and loose the 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest with a Fuji X PRO-1 | Harry Fisch | fuji x-e2, fuji x lenses, x-trans sensor | Scoop.it

For a short period of time, one week perhaps, I have felt the pleasure and sorrow of being the winner of the 2012 National Geographic Photo contest and being later disqualified.If you are interested here is the story: "National Geographic, how I won and lost the contest in less than one second" In any case this proves that the FUJI X-pro 1 is more than capable of reaching all kind of high summits in the photographic world. This photograph was taken at Asi Gaht, Varanasi, more or less 5:45 am. I usually stay next to this precise Gaht when in Varanasi. I just had finished my leading my last expedition to India with Nomad Photo Expedition. This said, I obviously know the place :-) . The extraordinary thing about the ghats is their tremendous transformation which lies on the level of the Ganges. On this opportunity - one month ago- the level was low and, unfortunately, the image, from the steps of the Gaht, was not very pleasant: mud, garbage, etc... I decided to go down, next to the Ganges. Even with the XPRO-1 outstanding low light performance, I did not want to risk the picture and decided not to go beyond 2.500 ISO. This shot was done with the 18mm (27 mm equivalent) 1/8th of a second , 2.0 f. As you will surely understand, the low speed made the things even more difficult. As well as the mixture of lights: I had to put together threee sources of light, a moving scenario and all this with only twenty minutes of "good" lighting. My main concern was to decide on the exposure. In theory I should have set everything to a right hand side histogram to prevent the grain should I need to work later on the picture with LR or PS. My decision was -and I think that it was, for once, the right one- to underexpose (you do not have time for a serious measuring) two stops less than what my "multi-I don't knowwhat " exposure setting was telling me, in order to prevent as much overexposure on the candle lights as possible. I knew that the candles would be out of range if I did not underexpose. The different sources of light were a bit tricky: candels, lamps from a nearby street, the night. And the fog, wich is also an issue as it reflects the light, normally fools the meter readings which will, again underexpose. I keep visiting the Gaht each morning, early in the morning and at dawn, with my camera, a Fuji X-pro1, and two prime lenses: a 18 mm and the 35 mm. I feel more at ease with the wide. At this early time, before dawn, you have barely time for, perhaps, four to five different framings as the light that I want lasts for no more than 20 minutes. It is quite stressing to decide the setting depending on the things that are happening around you: lights, candles, people, specially knowing that there is not much time left and everything will disappear as people move and change position continuously. On this opportunity, suddenly, a big group of pilgrims, obviously coming from villages (they are more prone to be photographed) came into the Gaht. I literally run to fight for my position in the middle of the mass. I have lately discovered that the " I am a professional photographer" approach works far better than the "shy" approach: cameras, tripods, lens bags, an Indiana Jones hat :-) . With the poor light and the mass, people have little time to care about me: they came to Varanasi for their ritual morning bath, they are not in the mood of loosing their time arguing or discussing with an -obvious- foreigner in disguise (disguised as a photographer). All this to advance that I was well before the "final" shot at the place. Probably at 5:00 am for the "final" shot taken at 5:45 am. This was possibly the 6th shot in the same position. I set the tripod, decided on the frame and light and, using my mechanical shooter, (Fuji Xpro1 does not have an electronic shooter !), and not looking through the camera, (as in old good time) I shoot..


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Fuji X-Trans Flare / Ghosting Issue | Nasim Mansurov

Fuji X-Trans Flare / Ghosting Issue | Nasim Mansurov | fuji x-e2, fuji x lenses, x-trans sensor | Scoop.it


I love Fuji X-series cameras – they have exceptionally good image quality, superb handling and they are just a lot of fun to shoot with. I have completed reviewing all Fuji X cameras that I have had during the last few months, including the X-Pro1, X-E1, X-M1 and the X100S. In short, an amazing array of cameras from Fuji. One issue that I overlooked while reviewing the cameras though, was the spotted ghosting issue caused by the X-Trans sensor in rare situations, as demonstrated below (shot with the Fuji 60mm f/2.4 Macro lens). Since I am currently working on reviewing all Fuji X lenses, I had to go through each lens to test things like optical performance, chromatic aberrations, vignetting, distortion and flare / ghosting. During my flare / ghosting test, which involves photographing a scene with the sun in the frame at different apertures, I noticed a very interesting phenomenon – each lens that I used would produce spotted ghosts that looked very defined in a straight square pattern, in addition to the lens ghosts that we normally see from lenses. At first, I thought it was a lens issue. But then as I tested one lens after another, whether it was a native Fuji or a Zeiss lens, every single one of them showed the same pattern. After a couple of lenses, I realized that these patterns are not from optical characteristics of the X lenses or the types of coatings used in them, but rather internal reflections involving the X-Trans sensor......


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Fuji XF 35mm f/1.4 Review | Nasim Mansurov

Fuji XF 35mm f/1.4 Review | Nasim Mansurov | fuji x-e2, fuji x lenses, x-trans sensor | Scoop.it

Summary The Fuji XF 35mm f/1.4 R is a very impressive lens in Fuji’s current X-mount lenses. Being the first to launch with the X-Pro1, it does have a couple of annoyances like aperture chatter, loose aperture ring and an awkward, easy to lose rubber lens cap. However, it makes up for those flaws optically, being a fast f/1.4 lens with excellent sharpness, as demonstrated in the “Optical Features” and “Lens Comparisons” pages of this review. Thanks to Fuji’s smart lens corrections capabilities, the lens performance is boosted to incredible levels, where the sharpness at f/1.4 is about the same as when stopped down to f/5.6 in the center. So if you shoot in JPEG format, or shoot in RAW and use post-processing software like Lightroom (which automatically applies lens corrections to all Fuji RAW files), you will be amazed by the results from this lens. The 35mm focal length is ideal for APS-C sensors, because it provides an equivalent angle of view as a 50mm lens on a full-frame camera. Such “standard” or “normal” focal length is suitable for many genres of photography such as street, travel, event and nature. And having a fast f/1.4 aperture, it is also suitable for low-light photography and even astrophotography. As such, I would recommend the Fuji XF 35mm f/1.4 to be among the first lenses to be considered, if you are planning to purchase a Fuji X-series camera.....


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Vacation with the Fuji X-Pro1 and Voigltander / Leica Lenses

Vacation with the Fuji X-Pro1 and Voigltander / Leica Lenses | fuji x-e2, fuji x lenses, x-trans sensor | Scoop.it
I spent a week at the Outer Banks of North Carolina with extended family. I shot over 800 images using only two lenses - a Voiglander Nokton 50mm f/1.5 (newest version) and a Leica M 28mm ASPH f/2....

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