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Off camera TTL flash with the Fuji X-Series | Matthew Maddock

Off camera TTL flash with the Fuji X-Series | Matthew Maddock | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

 

I’ve been trying to figure out how to get my flash off-camera on my X-Series cameras but still retain TTL function for a while now. I’ve asked around everywhere but either nobody knows, or nobody seems to agree how to get it done. Fuji don’t produce a TTL flash cable themselves, and there are no 3rd party solutions either for the Fujifilm X-Series cameras. I have a radio flash sync system, which is fine when I’m taking photos in a studio type situation where TTL metering doesn’t matter, but I wanted something to get the flash off the camera when I was out and about, an easy TTL solution that meant I didn’t have to try too hard for quick snaps. Sometimes by the time you’ve got the flash power right the moment has gone. I’ve been using the EF-20 and EFX-20 flashes with the X100 off-camera by activating the on-camera flash and firing the EFX-20 flash as a slave (the EF-20 doesn’t have a slave mode). This works well in many situations but has a few disadvantages. Firstly, you might not want the on-camera flash to fire – you may only want light from your main flash. Secondly, it’s not always 100% reliable, and finally, it doesn’t work on the X-Pro1 as it doesn’t have an on-board flash! I’ve been doing a lot of work improving my flash techniques recently (a long post will be coming up about that soon) and really wanted this sorted out so I decided to take matters into my own hands! I tried out a supposedly universal cable in-store that said it worked with Nikon, Canon and Fujifilm, but it didn’t work at all. I wondered if one of the cables from another main manufacturer would work on the X-Series cameras. The two candidates being Nikon and Canon of course. Given the historic connection Fuji had with Nikon producing the S2 and S5 DSLRs I thought that a Nikon lead would be the obvious choice, but having had a look at the two, the connection pin placements on the Canon cables seemed to match better with the pins on the Fuji hot-shoe. With the genuine Canon cables around £50 I just couldn’t justify buying one on the off-chance that it worked, but after a search around I found a 3rd party Canon compatible cable by Pixel on Amazon at £16.99 – at that price it was worth a shot! This is the cable I bought - Pixel FC311/s Compact TTL Sync Cord for Canon....

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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 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 

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Crop or Crap? Zack Arias Tackles The Question Of Full Frame vs Crop Sensors | SLR Lounge

Crop or Crap? Zack Arias Tackles The Question Of Full Frame vs Crop Sensors | SLR Lounge | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Zack Arias is one of the biggest names in photography education of recent years. He built his name on the idea that a photographer can use one light to create stunning images. Today, I am sharing a recent video Zack did tackling the age old (haha, not really) question of Full Frame Sensors vs APS-C Sensors. “I have said, in the past, that you should move toward full frame sensors. I have always championed full frame sensors.” Zack states in the description of his video, “At the end of the day, full frame sensors beat APS sized and smaller sensors.” .......

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Okinawa with the Fuji TCL-X100 | Thomas Alan

Okinawa with the Fuji TCL-X100 | Thomas Alan | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

In part one I put the new Fuji TCL through it’s paces to see how well it would perform in a studio portrait environment. In part two I take it outside to see how it does in more everyday situations. First off, I headed over to the seawall on a bright, blue sky day. Walking around shooting at the beach was a breeze, pun intended, and overall the TCL was a pleasure to shoot with outdoors. The following shots are all straight out of camera with Lightroom v5.5 Lens Correction applied, except for a couple of adjustments that I've noted in each image caption.......

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Things I wish I would have known | Vic Schmeltz

Things I wish I would have known | Vic Schmeltz | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

I really should have entitled this, “Things I wish I would have done”, but I will get to that in a minute. I received my first film camera 51 years ago and have had film camera’s off and on since then. It wasn’t until 2010 that I purchased my first digital camera, a Nikon D5000. I wrote about my journey to mirrorless here if you are interested. For the first week I shot on “auto” so I could get to know the camera but my goal from the beginning was to be able to shoot in manual, which I did pretty quickly. I did the same with my Nikon D300s and D700 as the external controls made that fairly simple. I like to be able to have the settings the way I want them. When I was growing up I was the same way. I learned to drive a car at 14 in a Ford Falcon with a straight six and three on the tree. A manual transmission is something I like to use but unfortunately my left knee is not up to the task anymore. I do like the idea of being able to control what gear I am in and the engine’s rpm’s but now I have to drive an auto transmission.....

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Fuji X-T1 Review :: Yep. It’s A Fuji | Zack Arias

Fuji X-T1 Review :: Yep. It’s A Fuji | Zack Arias | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

I have now had the Fuji X-T1 since February of this year. I have traveled to Dubai, Morocco, Cuba, and numerous places through the US with the XT and the new 10-24mm f4, 56mm 1.2, and 27mm 2.8 pancake lenses. I’ve shot street, portraits, personal work, and paid work with this camera and these lenses. Fuji sent the camera and lenses to me and then I picked up a second body because these are now my small camera work horses. I no longer own a single piece of DSLR gear. I shoot my PhaseOne on some jobs and I shoot Fuji’s for the rest. I do not foresee going back to DSLR’s any time soon. What can I say about Fuji cameras that I haven’t said before? They have soul. They are sharp. They are a joy to work with. They are conversation starters on set. They are small. They are quiet. They are a constant companion. I never said any thing like this about my Nikon or Canon gear. Not even my Phase One. The only reason I love my Phase is because of the image quality it produces. Otherwise, the Phase One camera body is a piece of crap and I hate it. It’s an old Mamiya 645 body with a few tweaks and a new badge slapped on the front. It’s a crap camera really. Oh how I hope and wish and pray and desire for the day Fuji gets back in the medium format game. I have begged and pleaded with them to make an X series medium format game changer. PLEASE!!! ......

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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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