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Fujifilm X-Pro1 Review (In My Own Words) | Shukur Jahar

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Review (In My Own Words) | Shukur Jahar | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


I know this is quite late to write the review on X-Pro1. But I had a lot of enquiries since i owned one. Rather than replying  every time people asking about it, why not i put in my blog so it can benefit everybody.  First of all, I just want you to know that I’m not really into gears. Before having the X-Pro1, I only owned Nikon D60 (new) & D90 (2nd hand) with 18-55mm kitlens & 35mm F1.8. Besides of that, i’m a fan of film camera too, so i had a TLR Yashica 635 and SLR Minolta SRT101 with 58mm Rokkor Lens.....

If I could change a thing on X-Pro1, What is it?

Personally, I would like to change the front lever to its original function in film camera as timer. The switching between EVF & OVF can be programmed in LCD/Eye sensor button. The mechanical timer is good (do you remember the sound of the mechanical timer?, thats “retro” if you could understand me) , but not really reliable for long time run (my minolta has this kind of timer, it still working after about 30 years in the market). However, digital timer will do just fine too. But I’m sure people will love the long forgotten “mechanical timer”......




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The Fujifilm X100s a One Year on Review | David Cleland

The Fujifilm X100s a One Year on Review | David Cleland | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


In December 2012 I received my first X100s, a pre-production camera and was tasked to capture some images of Northern Ireland in advance of the world launch in February. As a big Fujifilm X100 fan I was obviously excited to see how the latest release performed and boy did it perform!  I posted my first “Hands on the X100s” post in January and since then little camera has gone literally everywhere with me......


Conclusion:
The X100s is a powerhouse of portability and style. It is capable of capturing images that are sharp with magnetically appealing colour rendition and dynamic range. My X100s goes everywhere, it has captured plenty of images I would have missed  if I was reliant on having a digital SLR system packed. In a split second the camera is ready and capturing images whether it be live music, detailed long exposures, panoramas or just everyday documentary. I pack a second battery, the lens hood and the Lee system but rarely have I had to call on the second battery when on a day shoot. I love the X100s and after a year of shooting it still holds the same excitement it offered on day one. I can’t recommend it enough.

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Testbericht Fujifilm X-E2 | digitalkamera.de

Testbericht Fujifilm X-E2 | digitalkamera.de | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


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Fujifilm bleibt seiner Linie treu: Die X-E2 trägt nicht nur ein Kleid im Retro-Design, auch Bedienung und Funktionsumfang orientieren sich stark an einer traditionellen Messsucherkamera. Wer die Blende lieber mit einem klassischen Blendenring am Objektiv einstellt als mit einem schnöden Drehrad an der Kamera, ist bei der X-E2 richtig aufgehoben. Wer jedoch einen Fotoautomaten sucht, der einem möglichst alles abnimmt, wird mit der Fujifilm X-E2 nicht glücklich werden – ihr fehlen schlichtweg eine Vollautomatik sowie Motivprogramme. Im Vergleich zur Vorgängerin hat Fujifilm die X-E2 nur moderat aber entscheidend verbessert: Der Autofokus ist deutlich schneller geworden, die Serienbildgeschwindigkeit etwas gestiegen und das Display löst nun standesgemäß hoch auf. Die Bildqualität der X-E2 ist sehr gut, in Teilbereichen sogar hervorragend. Lediglich bei der Farbtreue und der Eingangsdynamik muss die X-E2 ein paar Federn lassen, was aber den insgesamt sehr positiven Gesamteindruck kaum schmälert. Dazu trägt sicherlich auch das hervorragende und lichtstarke Kit-Objektiv bei, das ein idealer Partner für die etwas wuchtige Kamera ist.

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Fuji XF 35mm f/1.4 Review | Nasim Mansurov

Fuji XF 35mm f/1.4 Review | Nasim Mansurov | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


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The Fuji XF 35mm f/1.4 R is a very impressive lens in Fuji’s current X-mount lenses. Being the first to launch with the X-Pro1, it does have a couple of annoyances like aperture chatter, loose aperture ring and an awkward, easy to lose rubber lens cap. However, it makes up for those flaws optically, being a fast f/1.4 lens with excellent sharpness, as demonstrated in the “Optical Features” and “Lens Comparisons” pages of this review. Thanks to Fuji’s smart lens corrections capabilities, the lens performance is boosted to incredible levels, where the sharpness at f/1.4 is about the same as when stopped down to f/5.6 in the center. So if you shoot in JPEG format, or shoot in RAW and use post-processing software like Lightroom (which automatically applies lens corrections to all Fuji RAW files), you will be amazed by the results from this lens. The 35mm focal length is ideal for APS-C sensors, because it provides an equivalent angle of view as a 50mm lens on a full-frame camera. Such “standard” or “normal” focal length is suitable for many genres of photography such as street, travel, event and nature. And having a fast f/1.4 aperture, it is also suitable for low-light photography and even astrophotography. As such, I would recommend the Fuji XF 35mm f/1.4 to be among the first lenses to be considered, if you are planning to purchase a Fuji X-series camera.....

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Fujifilm X-E2 Camera, a Real Life Review | Will Crockett


Being one of the first photographers to shoot with the FujiFilm X-E2 last month.  I was commissioned by Fuji to take the new camera out and give it a good test run in New Orleans. This has given me plenty of time to really get a feel for this amazing camera and really come to the conclusion that Fuji has a real winner and is now a contender when it comes to offering a professional tool for hybrid photographers. Keeping in the tradition of our Straight Talk, No BS, Real Life camera reviews, here is my “Real Life” Review of the Fuji X-E2 from a photographer who’s actually shooting professional work with it..... 

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Fujifilm X-E2 Review | ePhotoZine

Fujifilm X-E2 Review | ePhotoZine | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


The Fujifilm X-E2 updates the X-E1 and comes with an electronic viewfinder, a larger 3inch screen, built in Wi-Fi, and an 18-55mm f/2.8-f/4 OIS kits lens. There are a number of updates included with the X-E2, and it promises quicker performance.
Fujifilm says there are over 60 improvements in the new X-E2 over the original X-E1, but many of these are quite subtle, and to the untrained eye, both cameras look very similar. The camera features Lens Modulation Optimiser (LMO) technology for improved image quality, and the technology was first introduced in the Fujifilm X20 and Fujifilm X100s, and is designed to give sharper images by reducing the effects of diffraction and aberration when using smaller apertures. Fujifilm explains this in detail on their website. Another feature of the X-E2 is built in Wi-Fi, letting you wirelessly transfer images to smart phones and tablet PCs via the Fujifilm Camera app available for iOS and Android devices. It can be used to add GPS information to photos, or for PC Autosave connectivity to PCs, for easy image backup....

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Fuji X-E2 Photography | Jim Radcliffe

Fuji X-E2 Photography | Jim Radcliffe | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


I bought the Fuji X-Pro 1 during the first week it became available. I was excited to own and use something different from a DSLR or Micro Four Thirds camera. I loved using it. I passed on the X-E1 as it did not offer me more than what the X-Pro 1 was already providing other than a better EVF. I did not think that the Fuji X-E2 would be enough of an improvement over the X-Pro 1 to warrant its purchase either. I was wrong. Good things come in small packages. That saying has never been more true than when I use it in reference to the Fuji X-E2. What an amazing little camera... at a good price point. I am a still photographer so I cannot speak to the video capabilities of the X-E2 nor do I care about them. That said, let's get on with my thoughts about the Fuji X-E2. First and foremost.. it's a fun camera and you can carry it all day without shoulder or back pain.. this is important to both young and older photographers. One of the reasons I ditched my Canon 5D MK II was the bulk and weight. No such worries with the X-E2.


The good:


The X-E2 is a small nonthreatening camera, easily carried in a small bag. Perfect for those who wish to travel light and still be able to get very high quality photographs. The IQ is truly stunning. The photos produced by the X-E2 have amazing detail, great color rendition and dynamic range. Noise is kept to a very comfortable minimum once you pass ISO 800 and little or none below ISO 800. The noise control appears to be better to my eye than what the X-Pro 1 offers (and it is good) and also appears more manageable with noise reduction software at higher ISO settings. The EVF on the X-E2 is one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of using. It is much better than the EVF on my X-Pro 1. The X-E2 has a built-in diopter. The X-Pro 1 does not. You must use a screw-in diopter on the X-Pro 1 and they don't always stay screwed in.......

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X-E2 in the pinewoods | Catch me if you can | Rafael García Márquez

X-E2 in the pinewoods | Catch me if you can | Rafael García Márquez | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


The waiting


Not the best time to have a new camera in my hands to give it a try and see how it feels. Got a cold that has kept me home for some time. Excuses... a top photographer can make wonders shooting in his living room. Must confess I'm not a Patrick La Roque like photographer. (Damn! How does he manage to do that at home?).

X-E2 in the pinewoods

Yesterday I began to feel better and took the X-E2 for a ride with two lenses: XF18-55mm and XF55-200mm. I love primes, but X-E2 came with the XF18-55mm and I wanted to give it a try with the other tele lens. Easy. A five minutes walk and I am in what's left of the pinewoods that used to be in this neighborhood of Madrid. Winter light in the afternoon. Great quality, long shadows. You know that feeling when light is so amazing you feel almost dizzy and drunk? Does it ever happened to you? That thing .....
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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 23mm F1.4 R Lens Review | Patrick Leong

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 23mm F1.4 R Lens Review | Patrick Leong | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


The 35mm lens is one of the most popular focal lengths for photographers because of its versatility in street, reportage, and landscape photography.  For a long time, it was the one lens that was sorely missing in the Fuji XF lineup.  If you wanted a 35mm equivalent lens, you would have to either adapt another manufacturer’s lens, purchase the XF 18-55mm zoom or the XF 18mm, which is approximately a 27mm equivalent.  Fuji made a promise a long time ago that they would produce a 35mm equivalent lens, one with an F1.4 aperture no less, and people have been waiting very patiently for Fuji to deliver on this promise.  The wait is finally over: Fuji has finally released the XF 23mm F1.4 R lens, which is one of the most highly anticipated lenses in the XF lineup.....

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