Fuji X-Pro1
Follow
Find
3.5M views | +743 today
Scooped by Thomas Menk
onto Fuji X-Pro1
Scoop.it!

New York, 2012 | Kate Hailey

New York, 2012 | Kate Hailey | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Two weeks ago I boarded a plane east. A red eye, means hopefully a nap or three as you fly cross country, with the hopes of a safe landing and a productive fun-filled first day. And that for the most part is how it played out. My flight landed just before sunrise on Sunday morning, and before I knew it I was headed to Brooklyn. A couple of hours later the gal I was staying with and I headed towards the subway for a bit of a walk and an adventure. We ventured across the Brooklyn Bridge and through various parts of New York, above and under ground. I was there for a bit of work and as a result of this didn’t get out and about as much as I might have liked, but below are a variety of images captured along the way. It’s obviously taken a bit of time for me to create this post, some of these areas may well look different today, as a result of hurricane Sandy, which hit the New York area just a day after I left. If you can, please donate to the Red Cross or similar foundations to help provide relief for the families and individuals affected by events this past week...

more...
No comment yet.
Fuji X-Pro1
Aspects of Digital Photography focusing on the Fuji X-Pro1, X-T1, X-E1/E2 and X100s - photographer, reviews, samples and more ... | http://www.tomen.de
Curated by Thomas Menk
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Thomas Menk
Scoop.it!

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.

The most comprehensive Collection on Fuji X-Pro1 and X-E1 articles, reviews and X-Pro1 Photographer on the Web!


____________________________________________________________

Curated by official Fujifilm X-Photographer Thomas Menk

____________________________________________________________


Following Thomas Menk on Twitter: http://twitter.com/fuji_x_pro

Thomas Menk's insight:


If you would like to support my work - you can do that via Flattr.

Thank you :-)


more...
Thomas Menk's comment, June 12, 2013 2:54 PM
Thx Peter :-)
Doug Chinnery's curator insight, October 17, 2013 10:27 AM

very useful collection of information on the X Pro 1

Ariel Gonzalez's curator insight, February 21, 9:42 AM

Great stuff from an  X Photographer 

Scooped by Thomas Menk
Scoop.it!

Fuji X-T1 on the streets | Expat Photographer

Fuji X-T1 on the streets | Expat Photographer | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Fuji knows optics. Their lenses are amazing. They know color – the straight out of camera jpegs look amazing – with several film profiles to select from. With the new Fuji X-T1 body I’m a happy camper. Is it perfect? No. Is it better than the original Fuji X100? By a longshot. Fuji has learned its lessons and taken its lumps – and improved a great deal. I picked up the 18-50mm f/2.8-4 kit lens and the 35mm f/1.4. The new 58mm F/1.4 looks incredibly tasty as well. What convinced me to go with the Fuji X-T1? In a word – the prints. I saw the poster prints RC Concepcion was doing at GPP – the detail and clarity from a crop sensor was amazing. That made me stop and rethink my bias towards full-frame sensors. The reviews of the Fuji X-T1 have been quite good. Steve Huff, Zack Arias, a very long-winded Eric Kim, all had good things to say. I’m not going to rehash or add my thoughts – I’m not a camera reviewer. I will add a few initial thoughts.......

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Thomas Menk
Scoop.it!

Event Photography with the Fuji 55-200mm lens | Stephen Mc Curry

Event Photography with the Fuji 55-200mm lens | Stephen Mc Curry | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Recently I spent the day doing a spot of event photography at the Baltic Art Gallery, Gateshead.  The event, Public Sector HR Summit 2014 was a vibrant collection of some of the best speakers on the subject and attracted a good spread of attendees from across the country. As far as photography is concerned it provided something else – a reason to break out the Fuji 55-200mm lens on my X-Pro1 and test not only its telephoto range but also its image stabilisation. The lens is certainly different to use with the Fuji cameras than the primes I have become accustomed to and immediately brings back thoughts of using a DSLR style setup.  It is longer and heavier than my other lenses and with the hood in place it requires a bit more work to remain discrete when zoomed to its fullest extent.  This being said, it is small and nowhere near the heft of something like the Nikon 28-70 I was shooting with on a D700.  Indeed the combined weight of the X-Pro1 and the 55-200mm felt less than that of the 28-70 alone and the overall dimensions are around the same length but about half the width........

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Thomas Menk
Scoop.it!

Zeiss Touit 12mm e 32mm | Max Angeloni

Zeiss Touit 12mm e 32mm | Max Angeloni | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Zeiss's presence into the CSC camera market seems the final consecration of such cameras. They are no longer a "second choice" camera systems but effective photographic tools capable of satisfying the needs of the most experienced photographers.


During their first years of life the CSC cameras have had to find a spot of their own in the wild photographic market. Many thought that such cameras would have lead to a quick fall of the DSLR cameras systems in favour of the new mirrorless camera systems. Reality is different and the high end compact cameras are the ones that suffered the most because of the CSC cameras. There are various reasons for this. First of all, the fact that these young systems were rough, were not as mature as the DSLR ones, especially for what concerns the overall performances. Also, the limited number of lenses available, compared to the incredible amount available for the most used systems forced the CSC cameras to be a consumer oriented product rather than a professional one.......

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Thomas Menk
Scoop.it!

A Glimpse of India | Michael Ang

A Glimpse of India | Michael Ang | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it
A few months back, I got to travel to one of the most culturally rich countries in the world, India. I was sent there for work, though the purpose was mainly to learn from people I work with in my current role. It was 6 full weeks of work, travel, and the worse part of it - being away from my family. Still, I relished in this rare opportunity as I knew I could go around places during the 6 weeks, get to know more about India, it's culture, it's places, and it's people. I've had a lot of interesting places I got to: Gardens, Temples, more Temples, and even more Temples, that were fascinating in so many different aspects. We got to go around Bangalore, go to Mysore, Shravanabelagola and Belur. We of course wanted to swing by Delhi and take a trip north to see the Taj Majal - but plans didn't push through. Some other time maybe. :) I brought my Fuji X-E1 along with the Fuji 35/1.4 and Zeiss 50/1.7. I could remember a few years back during my trip in Singapore, I was a DSLR user back then, and after bringing it the first day, it was just left in the hotel for the next days as my back and shoulders were already hurting. I never had this experience with the Fuji X. It's really something you can bring wherever, and you'd be able to focus on taking photos instead of thinking about where the next stop is so you can get some rest on your sore back.......
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Thomas Menk
Scoop.it!

Fuji Colour Profile Presets for Lightroom to help speed up your workflow | Thomas Fitzgerald

Fuji Colour Profile Presets for Lightroom to help speed up your workflow | Thomas Fitzgerald | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Now that Lightroom has added colour profiles for Fuji’s x-series of cameras, you may want to use them regularly in your processing. Rather than having to go down to the calibration menu each time and find the profile in the list (which can be quite long if you have VSCO installed) I’ve created a set of presets for each of the main profiles. This way you just have to click on the relevant preset. To take it a step further I’ve added a few variations of each one for common tasks, again to help speed up ones workflow. The four variations are:

  • Base: Just the profile applied
  • Sharp: With added sharpening from my Fuji sharpening presets.
  • Sharp CA: With sharpening and Chromatic Aberration reduction turned on.
  • Sharp DRE: With all of the above, and some highlight and shadow manipulation as well as some tweaking of the tone curve and clarity for a little extra oomph.


I’ve just created versions for the colour looks. I haven’t done the black and white ones, because personally, I have better ways to make black and white images. These are just workflow tools to help you get started, they’re not meant as magical fixes for your images.......

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Thomas Menk
Scoop.it!

Fujifilm launches new tele-conversion lens for the X100 / X100S | Photo Madd

Fujifilm launches new tele-conversion lens for the X100 / X100S | Photo Madd | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Fujifilm is pleased to announce the launch of the TCL-X100, a tele-conversion lens designed specifically for the 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). This is Fujifilm’s second conversion lens for the X100 and X100S cameras and follows on from the WCL-X100 wide-conversion lens. Both conversion lenses offer Fujifilm’s supreme optical quality and are created by the same experts who designed the X100/X100S’s lens. The TCL-X100 delivers high image quality even at the F2.0 wide aperture setting, retaining the original optical characteristics.......

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Thomas Menk
Scoop.it!

Open aperture shooting with the Fuji X-T1 and 56mm lens at f/1.2 | Tom Grill

Open aperture shooting with the Fuji X-T1 and 56mm lens at f/1.2 | Tom Grill | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Rust is Mother Nature being an artist in the aging process. Rust adds character to a surface, like wrinkles on aging skin. I have always loved photographing old textured surfaces -- rust, decaying leaves, weathered wood, cracked paint. Rust is one of my favorites. When you get in close you can see a full palette of colors not obvious from a distance. There is a rusting hulk of an old abandoned pier along the Hudson River in NYC. I pass by it often on my bike, and just as often stop to take some photos.  It always presents itself as a different subject to my lens mostly due to the changing weather, but just as often a result of my mental state and the photo gear I have with me. On this occasion I set out with the Fuji X-T1 and two lenses, the 56mm f/1.2 and 35mm f/1.4. I was determined to only photograph with the apertures wide open. Since the base ISO of a Fuji X camera is 200 I needed a neutral density filter on such a sunny day. I also intended to get in close so I packed a Nikon 5T close-up lens for the 56mm.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Thomas Menk
Scoop.it!

More Fuji vs Canon Lenses – 85mm F1.2 vs 56mm F1.2 | Andrew van Beek

More Fuji vs Canon Lenses –  85mm F1.2 vs 56mm F1.2 | Andrew van Beek | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

In my last Fuji vs Canon lens comparison, I compared the Fuji 23 and 35mm lenses, to the Sigma 35mm F1.4, and Canon 50mm F1.4. In that comparison I was using the Fuji X-E2 and Canon 5D Mark III. You can see the results HERE. For this comparison, I was curious to see how different the results would be between Canon’s 85mm F1.2 and the Fuji 56mm F1.2. Both are considered to be top in quality for both companies and are meant to be a top notch portrait lens. In the case of the 85mm, we get a true 85mm F1.2 on a full frame camera while with the 56 F1.2, we get an 84mm F1.8 equivalent on a 1.5x APS-C cropped sensor. I tested the 85mm using the Canon 5D Mark III and the 56mm F1.2 using the Fuji X-T1. On paper, this should mean that the images from the full frame sensor should look more rich, have more detail and should have shallower depth of field. At least this is what one who knows camera gear would guess. The one thing that holds true is that the 85mm does indeed have the ability to have a more shallow depth of field. Other than that .....

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Thomas Menk
Scoop.it!

Beating Edinburgh's Streets with the Fujifilm X100s | Rob Lowe

Beating Edinburgh's Streets with the Fujifilm X100s | Rob Lowe | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

When I first had the notion to blog, my intentions were to always concentrate on the images that I create far more-so than the equipment that I use to create them. In the main, this is still true, however (you could sense that word coming, right?) sometimes, the equipment is actually important when it comes to creating images. How can that be ignored, you may well ask? As far as I am concerned, any camera that I use can help me to capture perfectly acceptable and sometimes, utterly wonderful shots and the only things that hold me back are my own level of talent or, interest in my subject. But sometimes, gear can hold you back. How often do you take that big, heavy D-SLR and lenses out on a photo-walk, for example? I stopped doing that a long time ago. The reasons for and, benefits of this switch have been discussed by us all for years now and, now that I am firmly in the mirrorless camp, I am free to go where I like and shoot without the encumbrance of a huge and weighty system and it truly is liberating......

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Thomas Menk
Scoop.it!

Fuji X-T1 Ergonomic DYI Improvements | Ronald Grauer

Fuji X-T1 Ergonomic DYI Improvements | Ronald Grauer | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

I will not talk to you about the quality of the camera, we all know it’s a good camera with some little problem like every camera has. Of course, I couldn’t do anything about what’s going on inside, but I could do something about 2 of the major problem I’ve found on it:


- The eyecup is to small and not deep enough. Mostly when shooting in bright light. And also after 3 years with the Sony Nex camera (Nex 7 than Nex 6), I missed a bit the left side EVF found on the Nex Camera

- The rear 4 pad, which has been discussed on every single review on the net… Almost a shame to design such a pad.


So If you want to try this little fix, feel free…

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Thomas Menk
Scoop.it!

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.....

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Thomas Menk
Scoop.it!

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.......

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Thomas Menk
Scoop.it!

Traveling and editing like a boss with a Fuji X-T1 + iPad & Lightroom mobile | Jayson Oertel

Traveling and editing like a boss with a Fuji X-T1 + iPad & Lightroom mobile | Jayson Oertel | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Remember the days when you were traveling and had to lug around your heavy, full-size DSLR?  Add a few lenses, some basic equipment needed for a shoot, your laptop, cables, chargers, etc. and it quickly adds up to 15+ pounds.  Those days are over.  At least for me. I’m pretty sure by now you know how much I love my Fuji Xcam system.  In addition to the amazing image quality that Fuji’s are known for, there is another huge benefit of owning these powerful cameras: traveling light with pro gear. When Fuji announced the X-T1, I was super excited for the new, upgraded sensor as well as other features such as the ability to use UHS-II SD Cards, the interval timer, and more.  There was one feature that I was indifferent on, until now: built-in wifi on the camera.  Oh yeah, in case you didn’t hear, Adobe recently released Lightroom for mobile.  Yes, you heard that right…Lightroom for mobile!  Let me explain where I’m going with this… The days of traveling with bulky gear is over.  With my Fujifilm X-T1, I’m now traveling light AND have all the gear I need to shoot, edit, and deliver photos to my client – from the road........

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Thomas Menk
Scoop.it!

Composition & Questions | David duChemin

Composition & Questions | David duChemin | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

We often talk about composition as though its something that can be done right or done wrong. When you look at it in those terms photography is not about expression, but about following the rules. The best thing I ever learned on the photographic journey was this: there are no rules. None. Nope, not even the rule of thirds. No such thing. We make compositional decisions for all kinds of reasons, but if “following the rules” or “doing it right” are among those reasons, the resulting images will be just like all the others. They can be sharp, free from chromatic aberration, and made with the best glass in the world, but totally lifeless. Forget right or wrong. Forget perfection. Thinking in terms of what you can do to make the image stronger, or more aligned with what feels good are more helpful guides, even if they feel a little vague. So how do we learn to compose? That’s a good question. In fact, I think that’s the answer, right there: questions.........

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Thomas Menk
Scoop.it!

Guanajuato, Mexico - Images | Nicolo Famiglietti

Guanajuato, Mexico - Images | Nicolo Famiglietti | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

This gallery features color images of Guanajuato, Mexico. Once a small mining town known for boozed-fueled carousing, Guanajuato, Mexico gradually grew to first a villa and then an extremely wealthy city with a cathedral and some 35 churches, many of which were destroyed and never rebuilt following the devastating floods that were once an integral part of the city's history. Today, the city is the bureaucratic center of the state of Guanajuato and a tourist Mecca for visitors from near and far. Street performers, sporting elaborate theatrical make-up and costumes, some homemade and some professionally prepared, and looking to cash in on the tourist dollar, are a common sight in the city's streets. Some of those artists as well as other aspects of a city many consider to be the prettiest in Mexico are featured in this gallery. All images featured in this gallery were captured with the Fujifilm X-E1......

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Thomas Menk
Scoop.it!

Rokinon 12mm f2.0 for X-Mount – a first look | Alan P. Smallbone

Rokinon 12mm f2.0 for X-Mount – a first look | Alan P. Smallbone | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

The Samyang/Rokinon 12mm f2.0 for x-mount was recently announced and has arrived in the stores. Samyang is the original manufacturer and the lens is also rebranded and sold under several names, including Rokinon.  I ordered one to take a look, nice and compact and it was certainly priced right. It is manual focus, manual aperture with no EXIF data being sent to to the camera, which is something that really irritates me, but oh well. At least Fuji anticipated that people might use other brands of lenses that might not provide that information so you can at least set the focal length using the camera menu. This allows you to identify the lens when you are using it in the field, but you do not get any aperture information. I received my copy of the lens, packaged well for shipment in a plastic shell with a small manual and small cloth bag to hold the lens if needed in the camera bag. The lens shade is detachable and made from plastic. The locking mechanism  for the hood seems a bit weak and may wear after some on and off use, maybe not but I do not have a lot confidence in it. The aperture ring is smooth and has half stop detents from f2 to f22. The end of the lens barrel is threaded for 67mm filters. The focusing ring was smooth and gives a nice feel when focusing. The lens itself seems to be well built and rugged, it is not weather sealed. When inserted into the camera there is some play, it did not lock in place firmly.  I was able to twist and shift it a small amount between the stop in the lens mount, since there are no electrical contacts this should not really be a problem, although I wished it would lock in place better, this might be just manufacturing tolerances. The lens is light enough that it balances well with the camera.......

more...