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Long exposures with a Fuji X-Pro1 | Don Craig

Long exposures with a Fuji X-Pro1 | Don Craig | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Having happily used the X-Pro1 for my work and personal photography since I sold my Leica M9, I have been incredibly pleased to see how well the camera and X-mount lenses work for long exposures. I have always been intrigued by LE photography and have shot it with the same variety of cameras that I have used for my other photography. Starting out with DSLRs and moving to rangefinders, I never felt like I was achieving the results I wanted nor did I feel that I was using the appropriate equipment. Perhaps that has changed with the Fuji X cameras. Shooting LE photos with rangefinders was a step in the right direction. Since the viewfinder isn’t connected to the lens, there aren’t the same issues of keeping light out of the viewfinder and you can still frame your shot with ND filters in place. Also, I love the ability to use a simple cable release to trigger the shutter. That and all of the manual controls make LE photography a snap with a rangefinder. With the X-Pro1, I feel like I have the benefits of the rangefinders, plus a lot more versatility and amazing image quality. Not only can I use the camera like a rangefinder, I also have the benefit of using the rear screen like a view camera. The interactive horizon line is a big benefit for insuring that I have the camera level, as my tripod doesn’t have a level on the head. Also, when shooting in Bulb mode, for exposures of over 30 seconds, the X-P1 displays a timer on the rear screen. It’s great. The X-Trans sensor is also performing really well. Image degradation is often a problem with digital cameras as exposures get longer. White or dark pixels may start to appear in the image as the sensor heats up. My lovely Epson R-D1 couldn’t handle exposures of more than a handful of seconds; that old sensor just wasn’t up to the task. Even the Nikon D3 had a difficult time handling long exposures, particularly on hot days. My X-100 is very convenient for LE photography as it even has an internal, 3-stop ND filter. Yet, the sensor isn’t up to the quality of the X-Trans and I stay clear of exposures longer than a couple of minutes. Lens choice is a critical component of LE photography. Although wide-angle lenses are a common choice among photographers, I find that I prefer using the 35mm (53mm equivalent) X-mount. It produces outstanding results and it’s been interesting to stack a group of ND filters on it and shoot wide open. This results in a slower shutter speed, but not truly a long exposure, and a nicely out of focus background. The 18mm lens is a good alternative. I look forward to using the 23mm lens, when it’s available. Soon, I hope! The versatile X-Pro1 has enabled me to do more LE photography, with better results. This has inspired me to shoot more long exposures, which has led to an interesting new opportunity. In March, I will be teaching a LE workshop at Lúz Studio & Gallery. Since it’s Winter right now, that has meant doing a lot more standing around in the cold, but it has also opened up the way I use my camera and how I see the world......

 

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The Fujinon XF 18mm F2.0 R Lens Review For The Fuji X-Pro1 | findingrange.com

The Fujinon XF 18mm F2.0 R Lens Review For The Fuji X-Pro1 |  findingrange.com | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

As of now, there are only two lenses on the market that you can purchase with your Fuji X-Pro1. One is the XF 35mm F1.4 R lens, which seems to be the hot lens for the X-Pro1 now. The other is the XF 18mm F2.0 R lens, which is the wide angle sibling of the 35mm. If you could only buy one lens for your X-Pro1, which one should you buy?

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The Fujinon XF 35mm F1.4 R Lens Review For The Fuji X-Pro1 | Finding Range

The Fujinon XF 35mm F1.4 R Lens Review For The Fuji X-Pro1 | Finding Range | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it
On to what’s important: image quality.  I hate to jump on the bandwagon, and say that XF 35 F1.4 R lens is the lens to get with your Fuji X-Pro1 but in many ways it is .  This lens, when mounted on the X-Pro1, becomes a 53mm F1.4 similar to something like the Leica 50 Summilux ASPH.  When I first mounted this lens on the X-Pro1, I was pleasantly surprised.  Scratch that because I should really be saying that I was fantastically surprised .
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First Shots With The XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro Lens And The Fuji X-Pro1 | Findingrange

First Shots With The XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro Lens And The Fuji X-Pro1 | Findingrange | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it
Hey, everyone, I had the pleasure of using my new XF 60mm F2.4 R macro lens for the Fuji X-Pro1, and I must say, this could be my favorite lens for the X-Pro1 system. Well, maybe that’s a little premature. I still have to shoot with it more, and the XF 35mm F1.4 R lens is a masterpiece. But so far, the 60mm is a real joy to use. I will be reviewing it in the near future but just so you all know, this lens is very sharp. It’s also built a bit better than the 35mm and 18mm.
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Fuji X-Pro1 High ISO Test And Capability | Patrick Leong

Fuji X-Pro1 High ISO Test And Capability | Patrick Leong | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it
I had a few requests to see more of the high ISO capability of the Fuji X-Pro1, so here are a few shots taken from 100 to 25600 ISO.  If you want to see my other short post about high ISO from the X-Pro1 please go HERE.  You can also read my review of the Fuji X-Pro1 as well.  As you all know, the Fuji X100 was a killer when it came to high ISO shots. The X-Pro1 not only ads more megapixels, it’s also a high ISO king as well.
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The Fuji X-Pro1 Review : Fujifilm's Answer to The Mirrorless Camera | Patrik Leong

The Fuji X-Pro1 Review : Fujifilm's Answer to The Mirrorless Camera |  Patrik Leong | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

But how is the new Fuji X-Pro1, really? Does it make up for past mistakes of the X100? Does the Fuji X-Pro1 improve on the X100? One thing I was a little annoyed about was the amount of hype Fuji was feeding to us about the X100. I feel that they definitely fed us more hype with the Fuji X-Pro1. But does the Fuji X-Pro1 live up to its hype? Find out by reading below...

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