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Seeking Fitz Roy amongst the clouds in El Chaltén, Patagonia | Adrian Seah

Seeking Fitz Roy amongst the clouds in El Chaltén, Patagonia | Adrian Seah | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


A fine shroud of dust hung in the air in front of me, drifting slowing to one side and catching the late morning sun in its ethereal cloud. The trees on either side of the path were absolutely still, with nary a hint of breeze in the air, which was still cool from the night. Trudging ahead on the path, not quite certain if we were headed in the right direction, I stopped to admire the view and tranquility. Surely this had to be the right path, it did fork about half an hour ago but the other path seemed so unlikely, it did not look like it had had much traffic recently, with some of the undergrowth starting to creep towards the centre of the dirt track.


We had to be on the right track.

 

With 2 hours of walking behind us, and another 2 more before we reached our goal of Laguna de los tres, at the foot of Cerro Fitz Roy. Apart from a couple of hikers heaving massive backpacks headed the other way, we had not encountered anyone else on the hike so far. They must have been returning from an overnight stay at a refugio somewhere ahead. The coolness of the air betrayed the heat that would come later on, in any case, I was not complaining, according to the park rangers, we were fantastically lucky with the weather, it could just as easily have been raining or Cerro Fitz Roy could have been blanketed with cloud, as the name Chaltén, or ‘smoking mountain’ implied. But for the moment, the skies were all clear and Fitz Roy beckoned.

 

We forged on.

 

We had started our hike from the little mountain village of El Chaltén, deep in Argentinian Patagonia and the hiking capital of Argentina. Set at the foot of both Cerro Torre and Cerro Fitz Roy, El Chaltén is a rustic base for the many hikers and climbers that come from far and wide. The final hour of the hike was by far the most challenging, with a forty-five degree climb up a dusty trail and loose stones and rocks constantly slowing our progress. It has been awhile since we last hiked and it is evident in our ever slowing pace. Hikers coming back the other way were ever encouraging. “¡Un poquito más!” (Just a little bit more!) The vista finally opened up and stole our collective breaths away. Set before the sheer granite shard of Cerro Fitz Roy, reputedly successfully climbed by only one person per year, lay the turquoise coloured glacial lake, Laguna de los tres. It seemed almost artificial in its perfection. Our tired legs were temporarily forgotten as we stood in awe, taking in the view, until we remembered that we had to make our way back the same way we came.

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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

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very useful collection of information on the X Pro 1

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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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