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FUJIFILM X-Pro1 versus X-E1 | Antonino Zambito

FUJIFILM X-Pro1 versus X-E1 | Antonino Zambito | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

 

X-Pro1 oder doch lieber die X-E1. Fujifilm macht es einem auf den ersten Blick nicht gerade einfach eine Entscheidung zu treffen. Zu ähnlich scheinen beide Kameras. Beide Modelle haben den selben Bildprozessor und 16.3 Millionen Pixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor. Beide haben eine Serienbildfolge von sechs Bilder in der Sekunde und zeichnen Full HD Videos mit 24 fps auf. Beide haben ein Metallgehäuse und verwenden das selbe Bajonett für Objektive. Ebenso werden beide aus dem selben Material gefertigt und wie gewohnt auch hochwertig verarbeitet. Damit enden aber auch die Gemeinsamkeiten. Während die X-Pro1 einen Multi-Hybridsucher hat der es ermöglicht zwischen einem optischen und einem elektronischen LCD Sucher mit 1.44 Millionen Bildpunkten hin und her zu schalten, wurde die X-E1 mit einem neuen 2,36 Millionen Pixel OLED Sucher ausgestattet. Dadurch dass das optische Suchersystem fehlt, ist die X-E1 kleiner und schmäler als die X-Pro1. Das macht sich auch auf dem rückseitigen Display der X-E1 mit seinen 2,8″ und 460K gegenüber der X-Pro1 mit 3″ und 1230K bemerkbar.....

 

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The most comprehensive Collection on Fuji X-Pro1/X-Pro2, X-T1 and X-E1/E2 articles on the Web ... | Thomas Menk

The most comprehensive Collection on Fuji X-Pro1/X-Pro2, X-T1 and X-E1/E2 articles on the Web ... | Thomas Menk | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Aspects of Digital Photography focusing on the Fuji X-Pro 1, X-T1, X-E1/E2 and X100s - photographer, reviews, samples and more.

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Thomas Menk's comment, June 12, 2013 11:54 AM
Thx Peter :-)
Doug Chinnery's curator insight, October 17, 2013 7:27 AM

very useful collection of information on the X Pro 1

Ariel Gonzalez's curator insight, February 21, 6:42 AM

Great stuff from an  X Photographer 

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Tourist in my hometown - Oslo | Kjetil Kvien Madsen

Tourist in my hometown - Oslo | Kjetil Kvien Madsen | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

One gets really blind of photo-opportunities in ones own city. But when you are a tourist in another city, you see everything in a different way. That’s why i decided to try and make a city walk in my hometown Oslo. Armed with my tourist eyes, i tried to shoot some of Oslo’s architecture from a tourist perspective :) All images are clickable to see the larger versions. (All shot with a Fujifilm XT-1 camera with a 23mm f1, 4 lens). This statue is placed in Kvadraturen (The quadrature) near the Akershus fortress. The hand pointing illustrates the hand of King Christian IV’s, when he supposedly pointed at this spot and said “The new town will lie here!”. This was after the big fire in 1624. There are still several well preserved buildings in this area from the 17th century.....

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How to Post-Process Your Street Photography into Black & White in Lightroom 5 and Silver Efex Pro 2 | Eric Kim

How to Post-Process Your Street Photography into Black & White in Lightroom 5 and Silver Efex Pro 2 | Eric Kim | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

My good friend and talented photographer Gary Tyson from F8 Photography in Hong Kong has recently put together a very helpful video on how to convert Fujifilm X-T1 RAW files into black & white with Lightroom 5.4 and Silver Efex Pro 2. If you are unfamiliar with post-processing your street photography into black & white, the instructions is a great starting point for any camera. You can also download my black & white Neopan 1600 for Lightroom here. You can download all my Lightroom presets for free here.......

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS Lens Review | EPhotoZine

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS Lens Review | EPhotoZine | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS Verdict

Yet again, Fujifilm has produced an excellent quality lens that should exceed the expectations of even the most discerning photographer. The sharpness delivered by this lens is outstanding, focusing is quick and precise and the robust build helps to assert that this is a quality piece of equipment. The price of £850 may seem a little high when compared to alternatives available for other camera systems, but in this case, quality is probably worth paying extra for.

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS Pros
- Outstanding sharpness
- Robust build
- Lightweight
- Retro design
- Low CA

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS Cons
- Possibly a touch expensive at launch
- Falloff at 10mm

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Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 (Fujifilm) - Review | PhotoZone

Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 (Fujifilm) - Review | PhotoZone | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Verdict


Ultra-wide angle lenses are never really perfect. However, within its scope the Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 delivers pretty impressive results. The center quality is great and the border and corner quality are good to very good at mainstream settings. The very low lateral CAs contribute to the high sharpness perception. Distortions and vignetting are usually auto-corrected either by the camera or your favorite RAW converter so you don't have to worry about these aspects from a normal user perspective. However, when looking at the naked raw files, you can spot a few issues. The raw distortions are actually still quite fine at 2% - this is a normal value for such a prime lens and lower than on most conventional zoom lenses for sure. However, the raw vignetting is very high especially at max. aperture. Overall we liked the build quality - and looks - of the Zeiss lens. The incorporated materials are obviously of high quality. However, the implementation of the aperture ring may not be perfect - while it provides distinctive "clicks" you tend to change the setting by (un-)mounting because it turns too easily. Just like on the Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 we weren't totally convinced by the AF but it does an Okay job in terms of AF speed and the generated noise level is quite low. As mentioned we still used an old X-E1 for the test so the AF performance is probably a much lesser issue on the X-E2 and X-T1 anyway. A key question is, of course, how the Zeiss lens performs compared to its nearest rival - the Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8 R. The Fuji lens is slightly sharper in the image corners at medium apertures but then it's also not quite as wide. These two extra millimeters can make quite a difference. To phrase it differently: the diagonal view angle the Zeiss lens reaches 99 degrees vs 89 degrees for the Fuji lens. Thus if you are after an even more dramatic perspective in your images, the Zeiss may be the more interesting choice.......

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Firmware for X100S / X100S Black | Fujifilm Global

Firmware for X100S / X100S Black | Fujifilm Global | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

The firmware update Ver.1.20 from ver.1.10 incorporates the following issue:


  • Addition of the function for TELE CONVERSION LENS TCL-X100

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    Change of shooting menu
    Current : WIDE CONVERSION LENS > ON / OFF
    New : CONVERSION LENS >WIDE / TELE / OFF

    2.
    When "TELE" is selected in the "CONVERSION LENS" menu, the size of the Bright frame in the Optical Viewfinder will switch to shooting area for the TELE CONVERSION LENS.....
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Spring in my garden. Macro with the X-Pro1 | Jonas Rask

Spring in my garden. Macro with the X-Pro1 | Jonas Rask | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

I tried some macro photography in my garden. I used the Minolta Rokkor MC 55mm f/1.7 with  50mm and 36mm extension tubes. This worked rather well. Not my usual style of photography, but fun none the less......

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A year with the Fuji X-E1 | Nils Pickert

A year with the Fuji X-E1 | Nils Pickert | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

It’s nearly a year ago I bougt the Fuji X-E1. I took about 11.000 pho­tos with it in the last year, so it’s time for a resumee how it is working.

Before I mostly took pho­tos with a Canon 50Dwith a couple of lenses, namely a Sigma 10–20, a Canon 17−55÷2.8, a 50/1.8 and a 70−200÷2.8. The 70–200 mostly stayed at home because it was too heavy. The rest was car­ried around every hol­i­day, using mostly the 17–55, some­times the 10–20. The cam­era is great, the lenses are good, but it is heavy stuff and being past 30 it got on my back. So I decided to try the Fuji X-E1 and only the 18-55mm Kit lens for a start. It was sup­posed to become a light travel cam­era, used when I did not want to carry the heavy machinery. It turned out to be the best cam­era I have used since the days of film. I immedeately liked the way you set up stuff: there is a time dial, aper­ture is set via a dial at the lense and that’s it. Auto ISO or just fixed ISO is selec­ted via the eas­ily access­ible Q-Menu. The set­tings you change are all included in the Q-Menu, access­ible with a simple key press. In the begin­ning Auto­fo­cus was slow. Pain­fully slow. And then the firm­ware updates came in. Kai-Zen at it’s finest, Fuji seems to really care about the cus­tom­ers who already bought a cam­era. New firm­ware for the lenses, new firm­ware for the cam­era. And each time it improved some­thing, not only some new fea­ture nobody needed. Except one thing (the beep at the last update) everything improved with an update. In the mean­time the Kit Lens has been joined by the 14/2.8 from Fuji and by an older Canon FD 55/1.2 with an adapter. I some­times miss a tele­photo lens and star­ted think­ing about the 50–200 from Fuji. But on the other hand, I rarely use a tele. The X-E1 has been with me in a lot of situ­ations I would not have car­ried the Canon gear. Using only the kit lens cov­ers about 90% of my pho­to­graphy needs. The wide angle is nice, but with the pan­or­ama func­tion most of the time you do not even need a wide angle…

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Fujifilm X-E2 Hands-On Preview | Howard Creech

Fujifilm X-E2 Hands-On Preview | Howard Creech | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

The landscape of the digital imaging marketplace changed radically when the first MILC hit the market. MILCs (mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras) provide just about everything their larger DSLR siblings offer in terms of capability, flexibility, and usability, but they are smaller, lighter, much less intimidating to subjects, and cheaper than DSLRs. They were the first major innovation in camera design of the digital age; before their introduction, all digital cameras were basically digital versions of traditional film camera designs. Two distinct classes of consumers populate the demographic that buys the most MILC digicams: semi-pros and serious enthusiasts who want a compact and capable alternative to bulky DSLRs, and upgraders from point-and-shoot digicams who want SLR-like image quality and creative flexibility without completely giving up the convenience those smaller P&S devices. The Fuji X-E2 is an update of the very popular X-E1, and the middle child in Fujifilm's "X" family of MILC models. The 16 megapixel shooter is a substantive, rather than cosmetic, update of the X-E1. One of the major complaints consumers leveled at its predecessor  was its slower than average autofocus performance.  Fuji listened to those complaints and added a new hybrid AF system for faster AF and a new processor that substantially improves start-up and shot-to-shot times........ 

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Fuji Raw -V- Fuji Jpeg | Nick Lukey

Fuji Raw -V- Fuji Jpeg | Nick Lukey | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

I confess that I have always been a jpeg shooter, trying to get the images right in camera, rather than post processing. I always concurred that a well exposed raw file would be better than a well exposed jpeg. However the advances made with in camera processing of jpegs, has made the raw-jpeg debate even harder to compare. With my switch to Fuji cameras over 18months ago, I was always amazed and blown away by the incredible jpegs that the X series delivers. One of the other problems associated with the Xtrans is the problem with processing the raws. Given that I have been a Lightroom user since day 1, I find my workflow easier by sticking to one system. Given the issues Lightroom and Adobe had in getting decent results from a raw file, to me this just complicated things even more. So when the new Lightroom update added raw support for the Xt1, I thought i would give raw a try. I have done a simple test compare a raw file processed in Lightroom, with the same profile attached as the jpeg file save with the raw. So my preferred camera profile for Jpeg is Provia, I chose that as my profile for the raw (changed withing Lightroom).  I usually shoot slightly under the indicated meter reading as it protects any highlights from blowing.......

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Fuji XT-1 Review and Conclusion | Mike Croshaw

Fuji XT-1 Review and Conclusion | Mike Croshaw | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

I’ve had the XT-1 for a few weeks now and have used it in a variety of situations.  So rather than structure this review in the standard way ( build, handling, image quality etc ) I thought I’d go through all the usage scenarios I’ve put it through and give my personal opinion on how it did.


Studio Shooting:


It does just fine in the studio.  The XE-1 used to struggle a bit, it was a bit slower to use than a DSLR, especially on the 55-200, which is my favourite lens in the studio.  Studios are often quite dim unless you have the modelling lights on all the time, which is often not the case.  So your camera needs to be decent at low light focussing.  I found that setting the AF area to its second or third setting up from the smallest was sufficient for rapid focussing and the camera did not slow me down at all.  You do have to switch Preview Exp. in Manual Mode off though, which is under screen setup.  The reason being, the camera has no way of knowing that you are using strobes, and you will generally be shooting at f8 and above in a studio, so if you leave this on, your EVF will display a dark pit.........

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Memories of Banff with Fujifilm X cameras | MiKSMedia

Memories of Banff with Fujifilm X cameras | MiKSMedia | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it
FujiFilm 14mm f2.8

When I finally got this lens, I had my doubts that it might not be wide enough for landscapes.  I like to shoot landscapes at least at 17mm on full frame camera. and this 14mm translates to roughly 21mm, when factoring the crop of Fuji X cameras.  I decided to give it a try.  I was really impressed with the results.  I think 21mm is wide enough for me, although I’m still looking forward to the new 10-24 f4 Fuji lens.  Best of all, all this equipment is light, easily transportable, which makes shooting with it so much more fun. It was a perfect day.  The morning was beautiful and we found a few photographers already positioned at Vermillion lakes waiting for the sunrise.  The weather conditions were quite perfect for a great sunrise shoot.  After the sunrise, we traveled to Lake Louise.  Another great iconic location for landscapes.   A day of beautiful light, beautiful mountains, and great time shooting it all......

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Caravaners | Sven Schroeter

Caravaners | Sven Schroeter | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Lust for the open road has driven hard miles on the clock of this thunderous Nissan Gloria. Appropriately camouflaged by a wax finished, seaside tan, this sleek automobile is fueled by a straight four and has been pulling its weight in gold for decades.  Gloria has been delivering Little Miss Charlotte Cake and her burly protector from coast to coast throughout Aotearoa, provoking road rage in every convoy it lead. The travellers and sweet hearts from another era gave their 4x2 roller home its name after a pot hole incident back in 69 and Lilliput (short for little pot hole) has stuck ever since! Despite the modest accommodation and missing amenities, the living quarters are still respectably cosier than your typical Dunedin student flat. But do not let the exterior fool you, a fully stocked kitchen with all the essentials allows Miss Charlotte Cake to remain true to her heritage and master the housewife craft! After all, who else can whisk up a tray of triple chocolate chip muffins before bouncing through the next town......


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Capturing the Emotional Connection to People, Places, and Objects: Interview with Christophe Agou from In-Public | Eric Kim

Capturing the Emotional Connection to People, Places, and Objects: Interview with Christophe Agou from In-Public | Eric Kim | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Christophe Agou is a street photographer from France, currently based in New York. He is a part of In-Public, and his published works include "Life Below: The New York Subway" and his newest book: "LES FAITS SECONDAIRES”  ( SECONDARY FACTS).......

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Fuji X-T1 Review | Peter Langfelder

Fuji X-T1 Review | Peter Langfelder | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

It has been well over a month since the long-awaited-for Fuji X-T1 arrived at my doorstep. I can now safely say that I will keep this camera (and hopefully for a good while). The X-T1 is part of the Fuji X-series of cameras that were first introduced a few years ago and include both compact fixed-lens and interchangeable-lens cameras. At the heart of most of these cameras is an APS-C-sized sensor that has a different pixel arrangement than the sensors used in most other cameras today. Fuji called called the pixel arrangement X-Trans. From the start the X-series cameras were widely praised for their high image quality, close to that of full-frame cameras, but roundly criticized for being slow and quirky. Back then, an X-camera made great photos if you were able turn it on without a firmware crash, get the lens to focus, dig deep into a maze of menus to make adjustments, and your subject stood still while all this unfolded. But that was then and this is now. The just released Fuji X-T1 is a solid performer in every respect when compared to other mirrorless cameras........

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Street Photography with the Fuji x100s | Derren Hodson

Street Photography with the Fuji x100s | Derren Hodson | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

After a disastrous time with my Canon 5D3, i knew wanted to concentrate on Street Photography, through i call myself an Urban Photographer as i still like to get Architectural and urban objects into my photographs. I decided i wanted to try a light camera, as i was still new to Street Photography a silent leaf shutter would be a great bonus, so i first purchased an X100 then about two weeks later the X100s. My first proper Street Photography trip with the Fuji was to London, the now Iconic ‘Top Shop’ photo above is perhaps my favourite photo i have taken to date. It was taken on Oxford Street so it was very busy, luckily it was the perfect summers day so the natural lighting was amazing, this allowed a high shutter speed, low ISO and f8 for the perfect shot.......

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See better, carry easier: Fuji releases X-T1, X100 accessories | Imaging Ressouce

See better, carry easier: Fuji releases X-T1, X100 accessories | Imaging Ressouce | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

If you own a Fuji X100s, X100, or the recently-launched Fuji X-T1, then you'll find a raft of accessories released by the company today to be of interest. A new conversion lens for the X100-series cameras will help you bring distant subjects closer, while a selection of grips help you hone your hold on the Fuji X-T1. And best of all, there's an eyecup accessory for the X-T1 that answers one of the few concerns we uncovered in the first Shooter's Report section in our ongoing Fuji X-T1 review. But first, the conversion lens. If you own the Fuji X100 or X100s and find yourself longing for a choice of lenses -- well, it might not be an interchangeable-lens camera, but a conversion lens is the next best thing. Fuji already offers one such optic for the X100s and X100, the WCL-X100 Wide Conversion Lens. But what if telephoto is your goal? That's where the new TCL-X100 Tele Conversion Lens comes in. It'll give you a 1.4x focal length multiplier, turning your camera's 35mm-equivalent lens into a 50mm-equivalent. And you'll be able to focus  down to just 5.5 inches (14cm) for macro shots.......

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Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S | Digital Photography Review

Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S | Digital Photography Review | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Valhalla, N.Y., April 16, 2014 – As a leader in advanced digital camera technology and outstanding image resolution, FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the new TCL-X100, a tele-conversion lens designed specifically for the award-winning FUJIFILM X100 and FUJIFILM X100S cameras. The lens attaches directly onto the camera, and increases picture taking versatility by multiplying the fixed focal length by approx. 1.4x, converting it from 23mm (35mm in 35mm equivalent) to a 33mm fixed focal length (50mm in 35mm equivalent).