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Time with the Fuji XF 60mm Macro Lens on my XPro-1 | Brian Donegan

Time with the Fuji XF 60mm Macro Lens on my XPro-1 | Brian Donegan | Fuji X-Life | Scoop.it

 

The XPro-1 has not failed to amaze me every time I pick up the camera. From unbelievable low light capability to those gorgeous Fuji colors straight out of the camera, I simply couldn’t recommend any other small camera system till date. So when Fuji generously gave me the 60mm Macro to test, I prepared myself to get wowed once more.. Full disclosure, Fujifilm isn’t paying me a dime (or fils) to put these words down about their products. I’ve paid the (ridiculously high in this region) price out of my own pocket. Even after my beloved X100 was stolen. Thats testament to one fact. I’m a believer in Fuji and love a great comeback. Its true that Fujifilm Middle East has featured me a couple of times on their social media but thats been with no strings attached. So with that out of the way, I’m going to give you my two cents on the only XF lens I didn’t buy along with my camera during its initial launch. Why you ask ? Why didn’t I just complete the set and get all three ?

 

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Absolutely…. I’m going to get this lens. The optical quality to me is stunning. It makes my small bag of the body plus three lenses a complete work-horse kit for when I shoot cars, the streets or absolutely anything else. My D800 only comes out once in a while these days and I’m pretty sure this is going to be great for portraiture as well – (awaiting my next willing subject to explore that genre). Fuji have made sure they keep the trend of improving their existing products with each successive firmware update and I’m yet to see them neglect any of the bugs reported either directly or through any from of media. If you’re considering the X-Series and want to get in close, make sure that this is on your shopping list. I know its on mine.


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Fujifilm X-E1 Review: Phenomenal Image Quality Leaving Nothing to Be Desired | Klaus Zellweger

Fujifilm X-E1 Review: Phenomenal Image Quality Leaving Nothing to Be Desired | Klaus Zellweger | Fuji X-Life | Scoop.it


Barely a year after the launch of the X-Pro1, Fujifilm introduces a second model. Our test will show whether this is its “little sister” or biggest rival. The Fujifilm X-E1 is one of the most acclaimed cameras of the year. Trimmed down externally to look retro, the newly developed X-Trans sensor outclasses the APS-C competition: excellent sharpness, pleasing “analog” color reproduction and the ability to simulate preceding Fujifilm films make this camera a much sought-after object for many photographers. With the new X-E1, Fujifilm rounds off the lower end of its range. It comes without the complex, hybrid viewfinder of the X-Pro1. This makes the camera not only lighter but also less expensive. However, it is equipped with exactly the same X-Trans sensor that is found in the X-Pro1. The picture quality of the two cameras is therefore exactly the same. By the way: Although this is a test and not a comparison, measuring the X-E1 against the X-Pro1 is unavoidable. We will conclude by discussing which target group is best served by which camera....


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Fujifilm X-E1 – The stylish new kid on the block | Ian Sheh

Fujifilm X-E1 – The stylish new kid on the block | Ian Sheh | Fuji X-Life | Scoop.it

 

The much anticipated Fujifilm X-E1 arrived in Canada early last week and I’ve had mine for about 5 days not. I was hoping for some better weather on the west coast to take some better test shots, but it hasn’t stopped raining. A few days isn’t enough time with the X-E1 to warrant a complete review, but it’s about perfect to know if you’ll love or hate a camera. So there are some quick pros and cons.

 

The Good

- The X-E1 is smaller, and lighter I thought. When the specs were first published I thought the size would about the same as my Konica Hexar rangefinder. The Hexar has been my travel camera for years and I’ve been actively looking for a digital equivalent to replace it; I was ok having a camera of that size. Opening the box I found a camera much closer in size to my Canon Canonet. The X-E1 holds well, with buttons that don’t get in the way of shooting.

- Autofocus is faster than anticipated. After reading all of the pre-production previews I came to think that the AF was going to be terribly slow. It’s not. In good light AF is quite snappy. In low light the lens will hunt a bit if the contrast is too low, and can take a bit longer to lock on. Now it may not be as fast as the Olympus E-M5, but for a mirrorless camera the speed is quit good.

- AF accuracy. When the X-E1 AF locks on it’s dead on, even at f/1.4. I can’t even say that about my Nikon system shooting at f/1.4. This is where Fuji trumps Olympus in AF. As much as Olympus has super fast AF it’s not always accurate; Fuji’s may be slower but it’s dead on.

- Manual dials. I do like the manual dials on the camera. It brings me back to shooting old film bodies. The dials are firm and shouldn’t move when in a bag.

- Amazing image quality. This is the kicker, the X-E1′s images quality is the best in the mirrorless camera category. And I’d even go as far as it rivals some of the best SLRs on the market. The images are sharp and contrasty with very good colour rendition.

- Very good high-ISO performance . High-ISO noise is virtually non-existant in the native 200-6400 range.

- Sans AA filter. Lack of an anti-aliasing filter results in much sharper images.

- Good EVF. The EVF is good. Super high resolution, high contrast, and good color rendition. The only small drawback is it’s slightly slower refresh rate. You’ll notice it if you’re looking for it. If you press the shutter release half way, the refresh rate become much much better. Not sure why that is, or if it was intentional by Fuji.

- It’s a sexy camera. Let’s be honest, the X-E1 is a good looking camera. There are some rumours floating around the web talking about how the name suggests SeXy-One. Either way, it definitely works well as an accessory to a blazer and a good pair of shoes. Now if I can only find a simple brown leather strap for mine.

 

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