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Fuji X-Pro1 More to learn | Gene Lowinger

Fuji X-Pro1 More to learn | Gene Lowinger | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


To date Adobe Software hasn't come up with reasonable raw processing for the Fuji X-trans sensor. The way the new sensor captures and processes light requires new thinking on their part and as yet Adobe has been satisfied to rework their current formula to produce acceptable, but not outstanding images. The jpeg processing in the Fuji camera can do it, SilkyPix can do it (albeit through a rather arcane user interface), and Phase 1in the beta release of their raw processor - Capture 1 - has apparently been able to do it. I gave a beta version of Capture 1 (which includes updated processing for the X-trans sensor and Fuji X series camera profiles) a test run. If it works as well as touted, I'll have to think long and hard about switching from Lightroom which for me so far has been OK .... just. To have two different cataloging systems - for Lightroom and for Capture 1 - is a bit daunting for me.

Now onto the XP1 and the 18-55 zoom lens. I was out on the streets in New York City yesterday with the intention of shooting most of my images at the 55mm setting with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) turned on. Previous to my outing yesterday, I discovered information about how the OIS works between the camera and lens, and understanding how to use it affects both image quality and battery life. There is a new setting in Shooting Menu 5 called 'IS Mode' for which there are two settings with descriptive names of IS1 and IS2 - oh so helpful. In the IS1 option OIS is on and running continuously whenever the camera is turned on and a lens which has the OIS functionality is mounted and the function on the lens is acctivated. In the IS2 option OIS is activated only when the shutter is depressed half way before shooting.

Ah me, there's always trade-offs in life, and especially in photography.

If IS1 is selected, the OIS runs continuously which creates a serious drain of battery power. But it also means that the teeny weeny gyroscopes in the lens are always engaged, running, and ready to stabilize without the slightest delay. This, not surprisingly, results in a very large percentage of the images shot in this mode being completely unaffected by lens motion or shake at slow shutter speeds.

If IS2 is selected, the OIS kicks in only when the shutter is depressed half way. So power from the battery for the OIS is used only at that time which, of course, results in a significant saving of battery power. However, in the time it takes for the battery to get the gyros up and running, and to stabilize the image the camera can still fire the shutter if the button is depressed quickly in one continuous motion. This resulted in a significant number of images shot on Friday (in this mode) being not optimal.

Sometimes the story or the expression of the person in an image is significant enough that I process and post it even with its technical shortcomings. So here's what I got from my outing on Friday. The first was shot at 55mm and, with the OIS set to IS2, was one of the few at that focal length that were spot on.....

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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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Fujifilm X100S - Fotografia di viaggio - Londra | Andrea Livieri

Fujifilm X100S - Fotografia di viaggio - Londra | Andrea Livieri | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Circa cinque mesi fa ho acquistato la Fujifilm X100S, e da quel giorno questa piccola compatta è diventata la mia fotocamera principale per gran parte dei lavori che svolgo. Ricordo con simpatia nel 2010 quando, dopo aver acquistato la mia prima reflex seria, mi dimenavo tra negozi online e forum in cerca di più opinioni possibili su quali fossero le ottiche migliori, i flash più performanti, gli accessori consigliati per migliorare le proprie immagini, etc etc. Un delirio insomma. Era il periodo della G.A.S. (Gear Aquisition Syndrome), ci siamo passati tutti, e per alcuni è un vizio sempre latente. Tutt’oggi la gara a chi ce l’ha più grosso sembra più viva che mai tra molti fotoamatori e professionisti, per non parlare dei loghi principe di appartenenza Canon vs. Nikon, l’eterna diatriba. Bene, a distanza di quattro anni ho finalmente capito che per il 90% delle foto che amo fare, la X100S è la fotocamera che mi veste come un calzino, per ergononima, feeling, funzionalità e qualità d’immagine. In questo articolo voglio condividere con te alcune immagini che ho realizzato durante un recente viaggio a Londra, soffermandomi su alcuni dei punti forti della X100S, ma anche su qualche lieve punto debole.......

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The Most Informative Tripod, Monopod and Tripod Head Buying Guide | Leigh Diprose

The Most Informative Tripod, Monopod and Tripod Head Buying Guide | Leigh Diprose | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Are you finding your landscape, wedding, sports or wildlife photos are a bit blurry? If that’s the case you may need to rethink the way you shoot. Have you ever considered photographing with a tripod or monopod before? If not then you’re missing out on producing the sharpest images you could ever possibly imagine. You see without a tripod or monopod to steady your camera, there’s bound to be camera shake, especially in low light situations. As a landscape, wedding, wildlife and portrait photographer myself I find a good quality tripod and monopod are an essential piece of my kit. The first reason I stated earlier, but secondly you should consider using a tripod or monopod for heath reasons. If you’re anything like me you probably use your camera quite a bit and after a while of carrying around heavy camera equipment it can take a toll on your back, just ask any wedding photographer and I’m sure they’ll agree with me!......

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Discovering Hidden Gems | Craig Robertson

Discovering Hidden Gems | Craig Robertson | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

So it's been quite some time since I last "blogged". Why - I guess I have been focused on other things and quite busy with commercial work. But in the last few months I've had two trips to Queenstown, walked the Routeburn track and spent a glorious week celebrating a friend's 50th birthday on Stewart Island. So I have been out and about. I have also been shooting since the beginning of this year with Fuji's new X-T1. I am in love with this camera and I'm going to be so bold to say it's THE best camera I've ever owned. However none of those trips have been dedicated to just photography and so last week I took a few days out to just explore with my camera. And what a trip it was. West of Auckland lies Awhitu Peninsula. Despite it's close proximity to New Zealand's largest city it almost seems forgotten. It's not talked about like Auckland's west coast beach's of Piha and Murawai or it's eastern counterpart Coromandel Peninsula where hoards of Aucklander's flock every weekend. Nevertheless it is a spectacular and quiet gem - well for a landscape photographer anyway. Wild west coast beaches, limestone outcrops, lonely windswept pururi and cabbage trees, quiet harbour beaches. In fact the only thing to constantly remind you that you're near Auckland is it being on the flightpath for the airport. A seemingly constant interruption of peace and tranquility as the big jets power overhead......

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Fujifilm + Zeiss = Vancouver //Kanada | Mehrdad Abedi

Fujifilm + Zeiss = Vancouver //Kanada | Mehrdad Abedi | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Vancouver war einer der Orte, der seit langem auf meiner kleinen Must See Liste stand. Ich hatte so viel gutes über die Stadt in British Columbia gehört, dass ich mir gerne selber ein Bild davon machen wollte. Natürlich war die Zeit, die ich hatte, viel zu kurz – wie eigentlich immer. Es galt also, das Beste in der Kürze der Zeit herauszuholen. Vorab vielleicht noch schnell etwas zu meiner Ausrüstung: Einen Tag bevor es für mich nach Vancouver ging, kam ein großes Paket für mich zu Hause an. Mit freundlichen Grüßen von Carl Zeiss Lenses. Hier hatte ich bereits etwas dazu geschrieben. Neben meiner x-pro1 und den drei Zeiss Objektiven nahm ich noch die Fujifilm x-t1 meiner Frau mit. Eigentlich gibt sie diese nur sehr ungern aus der Hand, selbst mir, aber diesmal hatte sie wohl Mitleid mit mir? Egal, ich nahm das Angebot dankend an. Alle Bilder, die ihr also in diesem Post seht, sind entweder mit der x-pro1 oder der x-t1 entstanden. Wobei ich das 12mm Zeiss eigentlich nur an der x-t1 nutzte. Ich weiß nicht, ob es das Zeiss mit seinem wirklich tollen Aufnahmewinkel war oder die echt tolle x-t1, aber die meisten Fotos entstanden mit dem 12mm. Was ich genau von dem Zeisslingen halte, kommt aber ein anderes Mal. Heute soll die Stadt Vancouver mein Thema bleiben......

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Cruising with the X-Series | Clifton Beard

Cruising with the X-Series | Clifton Beard | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

I recently went on a 13-day cruise to the Baltic with the Fuji X-system. I took both of my bodies (X-E1 & X-T1) plus my single zoom (18-55) and several primes. I took my Tenba Messenger (small) bag for the Macbook, chargers, backup HDD, cables, Rolleicord film camera, iPod and extra lenses, but intended to only carry the Ona Bowery bag on a day to day basis. Stops were made for days out around several major cities, including Amsterdam, Tallin, Helsinki, Stockholm and St Petersburg. It was a good chance to give the X-T1 a practical workout and to see whether imaging with this compact setup would be effective and enjoyable. In terms of portability I have only praise for the setup I chose to carry on a day to day basis. I took the Ona bag with both bodies, each fitted with a lens that I thought would be most suitable for the location visited. Also carried were 2 spare batteries, lens cloth, detachable neck strap/wrist strap and city map. This setup was light and comfortable to carry, never once giving me shoulder ache. It was easy to open or secure the bag and rapidly remove or replace a camera. There was no need for lens changing in the streets, which in my experience tends to lead to dropping kit, losing bits like lens caps and missing the moment. I prefer to shoot already set up and would rather carry 2 bodies, each with a lens, than a single body with 3 lenses, for this sort of photography........

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Fujifilm X100s in Akihabara | Ohm-Image

Fujifilm X100s in Akihabara | Ohm-Image | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Very quickly, the X100s has become my favourite digital camera. It is small, and for the most part, elegantly designed. Attach a Thumbs Up style grip and it is nearly as hand-holdable as a film rangefinder. Of course, its 23mm f/2 lens is both wide and fast enough to do just about everything I need it to do in events and audio product reviews. The elements that show the X100s well in event photography: its silent shutter, and clear OVF, show it equally well on the street. Of course, I'm no street photographer. When I head into Tokyo on business, I carry the X100s. It's the perfect size to slip into a small bag, or hang from an errant thumb. I'm no street artist. From time to time, I fire off a few images. That's about it. The most talented street photographer I know personally is my wife; and after her, Martin Irwin. (My X100's first outing was with Martin.) And none of us practice that sort of thing often enough. I'm the guy that nudges reflectors all day whilst chugging whisky, wine, and cheap vodka and blåbär saft. I rarely get out of the office/studio. But recently, I met up with a few cool headfiers at e-earphone's awesome porta fes 2014. You have to check out the ortofon TA-Q7. Awesome use of space.....

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Sechs Monate nach dem Wechsel von Nikon DSLR zu Fuji Systemkamera | Jörg Langer

Sechs Monate nach dem Wechsel von Nikon DSLR zu Fuji Systemkamera | Jörg Langer | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Ob es nun genau sechs Monate her ist kann ich Euch gar nicht sagen, es war auf jeden Fall Anfang 2014, dass ich den schon lange angepeilten Wechsel umgesetzt habe. Mir wurden meine bisherigen Kameras zu schwer und ich wollte leichter werden. (… wer jetzt blöd grinst ist dran!) Was war also passiert zu Beginn des Jahres? Nun, ich nahm meine schweren Nikons, die D800, die D3 und die D3s und habe sie zum Teil verkauft, getauscht oder in den Schrank gelegt und angefangen alle Jobs mit den spiegellosen Systemkameras aus dem Hause Sony und Fuji umzusetzen.......

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Goodbye SLR, Hello LittleViewfinder: The Fujifilm X100s | Shawn Clover

Goodbye SLR, Hello LittleViewfinder: The Fujifilm X100s | Shawn Clover | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Well I’m not exactly getting rid of my SLRs and my army of lenses, but all that gear has been locked away for the past week. A little viewfinder camera has hit the market that scratches me right where I itch. Since the advent of digital cameras, I’ve been waiting and waiting for the killer small camera to hit the scene and that day has finally arrived. While the original Fujifilm X100 was off to a good start, it was plagued with a long list of shortcomings, and these weaknesses have been addressed in the new X100s. This baby is hands-down the best camera around for its size. I’m talking to you, Leica. The X100s is modeled after the beautiful classic 1954 Leica M3 rangefinder and does a great job recreating the retro look. She’s packed with many of the same classic dials and switches of yesteryear, but upon closer inspection, not everything what it appears. For one, the timer lever is really just a toggle to switch between optical and digital viewfinder while the timer functions are handled via digital display. But other controls like the shutter and aperture dials remain true to their functional origins, completing that nice analog feel. But despite the deceiving looks, the X100s really is an honest-to-goodness rangefinder thanks to the digital rangefinder focus option........

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Fuji TCL-X100 A new perspective for your Fuji x100s | Faby and Carlo

Fuji TCL-X100 A new perspective for your Fuji x100s | Faby and Carlo | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

The Fuji TCL-X100 is the new teleconverter for x100s (and x100 as well). It simply converts your x100s from a 35mm to a 50mm camera. I had read quite few reviews before deciding to buy one, in the end I love the documentary feeling of the 35mm. What triggered me to do it was flexibility. With the Fuji TCL-X100, you have one of the best cameras in two different versions.As you may already know, our reviews are never pixel perfect. I don’t know how much the Fuji TCL-X100 weights, or how big it is. And for what matters, I am not going to find out. What you will find out today is going to be how I felt with my Fuji x100s and the Fuji TCL-X100 on top of it, what I loved, what I disliked and the general outcomes of my first hours with it. Please remember that the x100s is my main camera. Currently I photograph 100% of my subject with it......

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