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Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 R Fuji X Pro 1 Super EBC | ERPhotoReview

Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 R Fuji X Pro 1 Super EBC | ERPhotoReview | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


This lens has quickly reached cult status, does this standard live up to the hype? This lens is a beautifully built standard, constructed entirely of metal. At least anything you touch, including the filter threads, which is a nice departure from the standard plastic these days. The aperture ring is reminiscent of older lenses with nice metal knurls and nice positive 1/3 stop click stops. The focus ring is similar quality, also with all metal knurled grip. The hood is nice and positive and the lens has two caps. One that goes on the hood since it is not a reversible style, and a second that goes on the filter thread. Thankfully the cap on the threads can still be removed with the hood in place. The hood has a nice positive bayonet mount which makes it easy to take on and off even with the lens cap on. The lens is a modern design 8 element lens with 1 aspherical element, and a nice 7 curved bladed diaphragm, which remains fairly circular until about f/2.8 or f/4. By f/5.6 it is mostly polygon. The 52 mm filter threads are standard for many large aperture standard lenses, so filters are easy to find. The lens has a typical minimum focus distance of about 0.3 m and a maximum magnification of 0.17x. It is well weighted at about 187 g, feeling not too heavy nor too light. This lens is nearly the same size as a classic 50 mm f/1.4 lens from the film camera era. In use, the AF motor is a stepper motor style, and it does make audible focus noise, on par with a quieter screw drive system. Focus remains quick if the lens doesn’t have to hunt the range, but if it does it takes just over a second to go full range. The lens seems to have a long throw, so it should be very precise, but take a little longer to go end to end. In normal circumstances the lens will focus in just a fraction of a second. The manual focus ring is slightly slippery due to the metal knurls. I think rubber would provide a better grip, but wouldn’t last as long or feel as high quality. If you are used to doing quick back and forth motions to manually focus, and stopping on the sharpest point in an instant, this lens won’t work great for that. You have to slow it down as it takes a fraction of a second for the motor to respond. The best way to manually focus is to prefocus using the AE-L/AF-L button and tweak manually, but turning quickly back and forth will work if you slow it down just a bit to compensate for the “lag”. Now how about the optics in a 35 mm f/1.4? The only other standard class f/1.4 lens designed for APS-C at this time is the Sigma 30mm f/1.4, which is notoriously bad in the corners. Does this slightly longer standard lens do better?

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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.

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





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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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Wedding Photojournalism with the Fuji X-T1 | Paul Richards

Wedding Photojournalism with the Fuji X-T1 | Paul Richards | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

The X range of cameras has received a huge amount of critical acclaim and their fair share of criticism too. There are an awful lot of both professional and enthusiast photographers out there making some wonderful images with the Fuji line up, across a wide range of disciplines. One group of photographers that I think the Fuji line up makes particular sense for are wedding photographers. I’ve been using Fuji X-cameras as secondary cameras at weddings for about a year now and have found them to be very useful as an addition to my regular Canon 5d3 setup. Inspired by Kevin Mullins excellent wedding reportage work, I’d used both the Fuji X-Pro and Fuji X-100s, with mixed success. To be honest, while I loved using them as a backup and in some of the quieter moments of the day, I didn’t feel that I could completely convert to them from my DSLR’s.......

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Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS review | Alessio Michelini

Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS review | Alessio Michelini | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

I wanted an ultra wide lens since I bought my little Fuji X-E1, the kit lens was a good lens overall, and while for street photography it’s definitely a great lens, for landscapes 18mm (equivalent to a 27mm on a 35mm) are not enough to me, I always felt like it was too long for me. So three weeks ago I decided to sell it in favour of a new ultra wide lens from the Korean manifacturer Samyang (or Rokinon in the States, Walimex somewhere else), the 12mm f/2 NCS CS. I generally read thousands of review before buying a lens, but in this case I couldn’t find much as this lens came out on the market just a few months ago, but the few reviews I found were all very positive, and I often read good things about Samyang lenses, so I decided to give it a try........

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How to get the Fujinon XF60mm f/2.4 R to 1:1 magnification ratio? | André Heid

How to get the Fujinon XF60mm f/2.4 R to 1:1 magnification ratio? | André Heid | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

The Fujinon XF60mm macro lens was one of “starter” lenses introduced with the X-Pro1 early 2012. I guess everyone ever has used this lens was surely happy with the overall picture quality, detail sharpness and the lightweight and excellent build body. But many of these users may also complained about the very slow and noisy autofocus and the limited magnification factor of ‘only’ 1:2. In the meantime the autofocus performance was subsequently improved by firmware updates and is in my opinion on the par with full frame macro lenses with noisy micro motors. What of course could not be changed through firmware is the magnification factor…

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London with the Fujifilm X-Pro1 | Royd Tauro

London with the Fujifilm X-Pro1 | Royd Tauro | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Here are some photographs from a London trip I undertook with my friend Colum Lavelle. I tested the Fujifilm X-Pro1 while I was there and was very impressed with the image quality and general feel of this lovely camera. This is definitely my new favourite travel camera. All the following photos were shot standard JPEG with some minor corrections applied in Lightroom......

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Street Photography in Zürich mit der Fujifilm X-E2 & Fujinon XF 18mm | Feyzi Demirel

Street Photography in Zürich mit der Fujifilm X-E2 & Fujinon XF 18mm | Feyzi Demirel | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Kürzlich war ich für ein Wochenende in Zürich und natürlich hatte ich, wie sollte es auch anders sein, meine Fujifilm X-E2 dabei. Auf Fotos von Thomas Leuthard hatte ich schon gesehen, wie gut sich auch diese Stadt als Kulisse für Street Photography eignet, so war die Vorfreude bei mir recht groß. Die Besonderheit bei dieser Reise war für mich, dass ich intensiv mein relativ neues Fujinon XF 18mm F2 einsetzen wollte. Diese Festbrennweite hatte ich mir vor einigen Monaten geholt, da ich neben dem XF 35mm unten rum noch eine Weitwinkelergänzung benötigt habe. Normalerweise bin ich bei Streetfotografie am liebsten mit einem 50mm Objektiv unterwegs, wo dann das XF 35mm wegen des Crop-Faktors (1,5x) der X-E2 super passt. Allerdings habe ich letztes Jahr schon in Istanbul festgestellt, dass weniger Brennweite auch interessant sein kann (damals 40mm), so dass ich mich ganz bewusst auf das XF 18mm einlassen wollte (kleinbildäquivalent sind es ca. 27mm)......

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Light, Form, Function - Breaking Symmetry | Sven Schroeter

Light, Form, Function - Breaking Symmetry | Sven Schroeter | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Ever since Silo park opened to the public and was transformed into a recreation area, it has become an increasingly popular photographic subject. The tall standing towers, with stairs spiralling to the top, are perfect for symmetric, abstract, fine art images. The key when chasing symmetric patterns is discovering the element which breaks the symmetry, regaining balance and automatically providing the focal point for your eye to gravitate to. Consider the first image, the stairs are balanced with the black cut out on the bottom right. Without these two elements, and just the pipe guiding your eye to the top of the tower, there is very little interest. The tower as a whole is symmetric, including the placement of the pipe running up the middle. But the inclusion of the stairs and the tower cutout break the symmetry and encourage your eye to wander throughout......

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Fuji X100s... Dedicated To The Souls Lost In Flight MH17 | Streetshooter

Fuji X100s... Dedicated To The Souls Lost In Flight MH17 | Streetshooter | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Well, if your a regular follower of this blog, you’ve noticed that I haven’t posted too much in the last few weeks. No excuses either. No, I’ve been making some photos, not many but some. Nah. Not really sick, The VA with all the bad press, takes good care of me. We’ll i do have a passing but recurring illness. It’s a case of Igotlazytopostontheblogitis. Olivier was no help during this time of perpetual laziness. He just kept telling what needed to be done and the deadline. Ya know what I need from the world at this point of time is not photography and it’s not my intent to say everything is just a pretty picture. I am and have always been a CNN addict. That just means that I want to know what is going on in the world. The new effects me in different ways. For example, I am near to the Cold War in the Home front. Tanya and I don’t see eye to eye on the Ukrainian War. What does this have to do with photography? .....

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Fujifilm 27mm Review | David Cleland

Fujifilm 27mm Review | David Cleland | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

I have been using the Fujifilm 27mm pancake lens for almost a year and I am yet to actually give the lens the attention or acknowledgement it deserves. The Fujifilm 27mm lens has in a sense, become my much loved ‘off duty’ lens, tending to be my go-to lens for general days out exploring. As one of Fujifilm’s least expensive lenses the 27mm is deserving of attention especially by those photographers who really want to travel light. During this year’s annual holiday I used just the X-T1 and 27mm to document days out to the beach, amusements, walks and outings, with the 27mm making the X-T1 feel more like the X100s in form factor but with the option of additional lenses. That said the Fujifilm X100s will always remain an exceptionally special camera in my mind. ....

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2 R Lens Review | Patrick Leong

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2 R Lens Review | Patrick Leong | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

A fast short-tele portrait lens is a “must-have” for many photographers, especially for those in the wedding and portrait industry yet for a long time, it was missing in the Fuji X Series lineup.  There are third party versions, and there’s also the sharp, compact XF 60mm F2.4 but nothing made by Fuji, below the F2.0 range.  As of spring 2014, that changed with the release of the XF 56mm F1.2 R lens, an optic that many have been patiently waiting for.  With the crop factor taken into account, the 56mm F1.2 is approximately an 84mm equivalent, which is a preferred focal length for many portrait and wedding photographers.  Its fast aperture is also prized in this type of lens both for available light photography and for creating beautiful shallow depth of field or as some refer to as “bokeh”.  So far, the details sound promising but does the XF 56mm F1.2 really cut it?  Is it worth its asking price of $999.00?  Was it worth the wait?  Let’s find out......

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Kara Woodward's curator insight, July 23, 10:57 AM

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