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A Podcast: A conversation on the Fujifilm X System with Piet Van den Eynde | Matt Brandon

A Podcast: A conversation on the Fujifilm X System with Piet Van den Eynde | Matt Brandon | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


There’s a lot of talk these days, both good and bad, about the Fujifilm X Series cameras: the X-Pro1 and the X-E1.  I’ve been using the X-Pro1 for exactly one year now. Back when I first gave my initial impressions I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this camera long term. Well, the jury is out and the verdict is I love it… a lot! So much so, I took it for a month of shooting, an assignment in Africa for The Kilgoris Project then to India for my latest Rajasthan Photo workshop. In Africa I used both my X-Pro1 and my Canon 5D MKIII. Why? Fujifilm just doesn’t have the lenses for this little guy to go on Safari. But, then even my 70-200 mm with a 2x converter didn’t really deliver on the safari either. The main reason for being in Africa was The Kilgoris Project. I shot this assignment completely with the X-Pro1 and only two lenses: the Fujinon XF35mmF1.4 R and the XF18mmF2 R.  After Africa I went to India to lead my workshop where I shot exclusively the X-Pro1. The main difference in India was I was able to borrow Piet Van den Eynde’s new XF14mmF2.8 R and this helped with any frustration I was having not being able to shoot wide enough. Remember, the X-Pro1 and the X-E1 are both cropped APS-C sensors and thus a 18 mm is a 27 mm in a 35mm equivalent. After shooting for a four weeks, two of those weeks with Piet shooting his X-Pro1 and X-E1 and a slew of lenses, I thought it would be a great idea to record Piet and our impressions about the camera, it’s lenses and other musings. I also thought you might like to see a gallery of 40 plus images we shot with these camera over the two weeks in India....

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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
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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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Full Review of the Fuji XF 18-135mm Weather Sealed Lens | Dan Bailey

Full Review of the Fuji XF 18-135mm Weather Sealed Lens | Dan Bailey | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago, I posted a first look review of the new XF18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS WR lens, which is Fujifilm’s first weather resistant lens.  Although it can be used on any X-Series camera body, the 18-135 was designed in conjunction with the rugged, weather sealed X-T1, and it lets you shoot in out in the elements without having to worry about rain, heavy snow, water splashes or the spray from waterfalls getting inside your lens. In addition to the 20 points of weather sealing which have been incorporated into the barrel, the 18-135 also features a special ventilation system that helps prevent dust from being sucked into the lens when you zoom in and out. This is a really nice addition, because if you shoot in dusty conditions long enough, you’ll eventually see some of that dust work it’s way inside your lens. Believe me........

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Fujifilm X-E1 + Photo Ninja = Awesome | Thomas Fitzgerald

Fujifilm X-E1 + Photo Ninja = Awesome | Thomas Fitzgerald | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

As many of my long time readers know I’ve spent quite a bit of time going back and forward between different raw converters trying to get the best out of Fuji’s X-Trans files. While I use Lightroom as my main photo management and digital darkroom application, I’ve found that whet it comes to images from Fuji’s cameras you can get better results from a third party converter. In the past I’ve looked at both Iridient Developer and Photo Ninja, and for a while I preferred Iridient Developer. Lately, I’ve been giving Photo Ninja another workout, and after using it for a while now, and having come up with some new default sharpening settings, I’m absolutely loving the results I’m getting.......

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X-to-iPad workflow | Don Craig

X-to-iPad workflow | Don Craig | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

While I have been able to do all of these things in one way or another, I have not been able to do it seamlessly nor have I continued to attempt some of these things with the current apps available. By default, the iPad Photos app works because it is the mechanism through which photos are imported. It is possible to avoid using the Photos app, but I haven’t found a way to avoid it completely, so I use it. When I first connect a SD card to the card reader, I import the photos to my iPad with this app. One reason that I do like using it is because the file name remains unchanged when importing this way. That is not the case with some import mechanisms. I have abandoned tethered shooting with the iPad, for now…

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The 'Unbearable' Lightness of Fuji X Series | Tewfic El-Sawy

The 'Unbearable' Lightness of Fuji X Series | Tewfic El-Sawy | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

This trip is something of an important chapter in my timeline as a travel photographer, as it'll be the first time that I leave my heavyweight DSLRs home. I've traveled before with just a Leica M9 and the Fuji X Pro-1 (as to Guatemala last month), but this is the first photo expedition-workshop that sees me DSLR-less. I've tested the Fuji X-T1, the new addition to this group of non DSLR tools, in the streets of New York City and over the past two weeks, found it reliable and responsive, and I believe it'll perform well in replacing my aging Canon 5 Mark II. The Fuji X-T1 has its drawbacks and quirks, but from my past experience with the X Pro-1, these are mostly caused by my being unfamiliar with its minor idiosyncrasies......

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Up Close? | X-Pro1 | Fuji XF 35/1.4 & Raynox +8 | Rob Lowe

Up Close? | X-Pro1 | Fuji XF 35/1.4 & Raynox +8 | Rob Lowe | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

If you shoot any of Fuji’s interchangeable lens, X-System bodies and are keen to shoot macros and close-ups, there is really only one option if you are looking to buy an XF macro lens; obviously, that’s the XF 60mm 2.4 R Macro lens. Personally, I know that lens pretty well and I have in the past eighteen months, shot a lot of macro images with it. It’s wonderful in rendition, clarity, size and usability (even if it does hunt, somewhat noisily, at closer focus distances). Furthermore, it’s a relatively inexpensive lens nowadays. Another option would be to purchase a set of extension tubes, adding a bit more bulk in your bag. However, what to do if you don’t want / can’t afford to – shell out £349+ for the 60mm 2.4? There is another option, besides tubes, worth considering........

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Fujifilm X30: First Look | Pixelogist.me

Fujifilm X30: First Look | Pixelogist.me | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Yes, that’s the Fujifilm X30. Not a bad upgrade, and not something to make you jump around your room in excitement either. To me, it’s the X20 with an EVF. Nothing more. The few improvements, like the rotating (and clearer) LCD and the new control ring, will make a difference, and make it a nicer camera to use than the X20, but it’s still the same thing at heart. Not that this is a bad thing. The X20 is a very good camera to begin with. And having the same camera with a very high-quality EVF is a nice prospect indeed. But the market having cameras like the RX100 III, with the same kind of EVF, and a much larger sensor, and (in my opinion) a better AF system, in a significantly smaller body, Fujifilm needed to upgrade the core of the X20 to give us something new. A newer sensor – a larger one, at that – or a smaller body, or even a faster lens. Something of that sort. And not simply the same camera with an extra feature or two. For the first time since the X10 came out, I’m a bit disappointed with a new Fujifilm X-series model. Oh well........

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Rebecca Lily's new Pro Set | Jakob

Rebecca Lily's new Pro Set | Jakob | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

I am a preset guy. With two kids and two jobs, I am a big fan of anything that can speed up my workflow. I own the VSCO suite, Replichrome 1 & 2, AlienSkin’s Exposure and Red Leaf’s film emulsions. Being a heavy preset user, I welcomed the opportunity to test drive Rebecca Lily's New Pro Set. I am a big fan of her work and absolutely love her “look”…in particular her colors. It’s easy to spot her signature colors in her new Pro Set. I randomly chose a wedding from my archives and had a lot of fun playing with different color schemes. I quickly realized this might take a while because so many of her presets worked so well. So instead of identifying one preset for the batch which I normally would do, I used quite a few of them to show their versatility .....

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Hands On Review: Fujifilm X-E2 + Fujifilm 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS | Antonio Jorge Nunes

Hands On Review: Fujifilm X-E2 + Fujifilm 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS | Antonio Jorge Nunes | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

I just got my hands on a Fuji X-E2 kit with the Fuji XF 18-55 F2.8-4 OIS lens. As a longtime DSLR user, I’ve been skeptical about the mirrorless systems’ capabilities. I’ve tried a fair number of top compact cameras, but the results were always lacking. Last month, I got to play with a Fuji X-E1 for some time, and the results were really surprising in the best possible way. General use, image quality, and high ISO performance were on par with any APS-C DSLR I’ve tried. The X-E2 is even better. It has a better EVF, it’s faster, and it can focus better in low light conditions with its phase detection focusing system. It also boasts a second generation sensor and some nice improvements like dedicated AE-L / AF-L buttons.....