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Fuji X100S Review - Is it worth to upgrade from the classic X100? | PhotosDeLux

Fuji X100S Review - Is it worth to upgrade from the classic X100? | PhotosDeLux | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


After a 2 year production cycle, Fujifilm upgraded the revolutionary X100 and introduced the X100S. The X100 was the reason I bought my first digital Fuji camera a little over 2 years ago and it has turned me into a loyal customer, also buying the X10 and X-Pro 1. The X100 was also the first camera that I preordered without ever holding it in my hands or reading a single review (there were no reviews at the time I preordered). But now the question for me and countless other classic X100 photographers was: Should I upgrade to the X100S? Fujifilm introduced the revolutionary hybrid viewfinder with the X100 and gave the camera an external control layout of a classic film camera with aperture, shutter time and exposure compensation that can be controlled blindfolded with your finger tips.

But the X100 was not without flaws. While the image quality was stunningly wonderful even in Firmware 1.0, some of the ergonomics were... hmmm... let's say "challenging".

The original FW was lacking some streamlining in the menu and the minimum focus distance before having to switch to Macro mode was almost a deal breaker for me. Especially since it requited the photographer to push buttons 3 times before the Macro mode was activated or deactivated.
But most of these issues were fixed with continuous FW updates and the AF plus MF quality and speed was improved over time, too........

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Fuji X-Pro 1 goes to Paris | PhotosDelux.com

Fuji X-Pro 1 goes to Paris | PhotosDelux.com | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Every year I try to go on a weeken trip with photographer friends. This year we decided on going to Paris. This wasn't our first trip to Paris so I have a pretty good comparison on my experiences from previous photo visits.

In the past I used to take a heavy full frame DSLR with a bunch of good lenses with me. It seems to me that the burden of owning great lenses is that you have to decide which lens to leave at home and what kind of graeat photo opportunities you might miss due to that. Once I did lug most of my gear with me through the city all day long that I did realize that I missed more photo opportunities while changing lenses or due to the intimidation factor of the big camera and lens. So this year was the year to go light on gear and still bring back good photos!

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X-Pro 1 with Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 lens | PhotoDeLux.com on DPreview

X-Pro 1 with Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 lens | PhotoDeLux.com on DPreview | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

My Kipon Canon EF to Fuji XF adapter just arrived and I wanted to give it a quick try during lunch break. It just started raining a bit when I got out but I still managed to get a few shots.

I used the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 set to f/2.2 for the first try. The size and weight of this lens seems to be best suited for my use with the Fuji. I might go up to f/2.8 next time to get a bit more dof as this combo gives me an equivalent field of view of 130mm in 35mm terms.

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How good is the Fuji XF 35mm f1.4 R lens? | HamburgCam

How good is the Fuji XF 35mm f1.4 R lens? |  HamburgCam | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

A few observations that I made during the test:

- While focusing I noticed that the Canon lens tended to show more color fringing from green to red while I was fine tuning the manual focus.

- The Canon was also more difficult to fine tune since the manual focus reacted rather fast and direct to small movements.

- The Fujinon on the other hand actually benefited from the fine graduation of the “focus by wire” setting in this situation at close focusing distances. This was the first time that I actually saw the benefit of this technology.

- The Fuji seemed to have a larger sweet spot of the sharp focus area depth compared to the Canon – even though both were set to f/1.4

I was surprised that the Fuji lens did this good in direct comparison to my favorite Canon lens! But there is one factor in favor of the Fuji lens that also needs to be mentioned:

The X-Pro 1 recognizes the Fuji lens and applies some lens correction inside the JPG engine. The Canon lens does not get this special treatment and shows an uncorrected result from the lens. I could have partially avoided this by shooting in RAW but then the RAW converter of i.e. Adobe Camera RAW could have recognized the Fuji lens as well and add some auto correction. But in the end I wanted to see how the Canon lens compared when I use it on the X-Pro 1 in my normal use and this is what I got. The X-Pro 1 will not internally compensate for the Canon lens no matter what I do.

But if you happen to own some Leica M lenses and purchased the Fuji X-Mount to Leica M-adapter, then the Fuji will internally apply corrections to some of the Leica M lenses (i.e. the SUMMICRON-M 35mmF2 ASPH)

My resume:
The Canon EF 35mm f1.4 is a fantastic lens on my Canon FF DSLR camera. It has a fast Ultrasonic AF motor and the weight and size match the bigger camera body well. The Fujinon XF 35mm f1.4 R is a fantastic AF lens for the Fuji X-Pro 1 / X-E1 cameras. This comparison has solved the question for me if I could improve the image quality by using the Canon EF 35mm f1.4 instead of the XF 35mm f1.4 for special occasions. The answer for me is “No!” and I can now comfortably leave the bigger Canon 35mm lens attached to my Canon camera.“Bigger is not always better” :)

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Canon EF and "L" lenses on Fuji X-Pro1 | Smatty on DPreview

Canon EF and "L" lenses on Fuji X-Pro1 | Smatty on DPreview | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Smatty continued his test of the Kipon Canon EF to Fuji XF lens adapter on last weekend.

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 -
Canon EF 135mm f/2 L and
Canon EF 70-200mm F4 IS L plus TC 1.4x II

 

Question:

How do you adjust the aperture on an EF lens attached to the XP1? I have an FD adapter, and I got it because my FD lens has a manual Aperture ring, I assumed EF wouldn't be compatible since it's an electronically controlled aperture...

 

Answer:

So you can only use the Canon lenses at its wides aperture when connecting to the adapter. If you want to stop down there is a workaround by connecting it to your Canon camera, set the desired aperture, press the DOF preview button and pull the lens off while you still press the DOF preview button.

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