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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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Fuji XF 14mm f2.8 R | JuzaPhoto

Fuji XF 14mm f2.8 R | JuzaPhoto | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Perhaps one of the first images produced by this lens.

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30 Years of Photography in as few words | Mehrdad Samak-Abedi

30 Years of Photography in as few words | Mehrdad Samak-Abedi | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

 

.... Ich liebe die (digitale) Fotografie nach wie vor! Vielleicht ist das auch einer der Gründe, warum ich heute mit der Fujifilm x-pro1 fotografiere. Diese Kamera bringt all diese Eigenschaften mit, welche mich damals so an der Kameratechnik begeistert hatten – na gut vom Filmaufziehen jetzt mal abgesehen. Ich habe seit dem ich die Fujifilm x100, heute musste sie für die x-pro 1 weichen, besitze ein ganz neues altes fotografisches Gefühl zurück erlangt bzw. neu dazu gewonnen. Endlich wieder die Blende, die Zeit, die Belichtungskorrektur da einstellen wo ich es schon als 12 jähriger gemacht habe und mich nicht durch Menüs quälen muss um solche Dinge ein zu stellen. Endlich wieder eine Kamera analog bedienen zu können. Das klingt erst einmal banal, aber es ist so befreiend wieder analog Einstellungen vor nehmen zu können.

Es ist für mich tatsächlich so, dass ich mit der x100 bzw. x-pro 1 das entschleunigte Fotografieren im digitalen Zeitalter zurück holen konnte. Und das finde ich grandios! Ich nutze das positive aus beiden Welten. Ich habe analoges Feeling und einen enormen Spass meine Kamera in die Hand zu nehmen und kann dennoch die Vorzüge meines digitalen Fotolabors genießen.

Aber ich glaube das entschiedenste Argument für mich bei der x-pro 1 zu zugreifen, war ihre Grösse, das Gewicht und natürlich ihre herausragende Bildqualität. Seit ich die x-pro 1 habe kann ich es an einer Hand abzählen wie oft ich das Haus ohne Kamera verlassen habe. Was habe ich von einer tollen Kamera die zu Hause im Schrank liegt, weil sie mir zu schwer ist mit mir rum zu schleppen? ...

 

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Manual Focusing with AF Camera Systems | Carl Zeiss

Manual Focusing with AF Camera Systems | Carl Zeiss | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Superb image quality in today’s world of photography is fostered by a whole host of different factors such as the high numbers of pixels in digital SLR cameras, large format sensors in full-frame 35mm format or traditional almost-medium format, intelligent image processing techniques and noise reduction algorithms. The results are also dependent on how the camera interacts with the lens, which is why high-grade optics have such a vital role to play in fulfilling photographers’ increasingly sophisticated demands with regard to image quality.

 

The weakest link

Achieving top-quality shots with high-resolution cameras means keeping all the parameters that have a direct or indirect impact on image quality within strict boundaries. The idea that “a chain is only as strong as its weakest link” has particular relevance for photography and image reproduction.

 

Precision focusing

One of the key links in the chain of successful image rendering is the precision with which the lens focuses on the main subject. Generally speaking, a photographic lens only provides optimum rendering at maximum image quality of a two-dimensional plain. This plain runs exactly in parallel to the film or sensor in the camera. Depending on the magnification and the selected aperture, a certain range both in front of and behind the point of optimum focus is also considered to be "adequately sharp". In this context, the magnification refers to the ratio between the image produced by the lens and the object being photographed. Thus, the focal length of the lens, the shooting distance and the size of the film or sensor are responsible for the so-called depth of field. The focusing region designated as the depth of field is the extent of the range in the object space of an imaging optical system. This region is rendered in acceptably sharp focus on the focal plane.....

 

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Passion Growing | Life with the Xpro-1 | Nathan Smith

Passion Growing | Life with the Xpro-1 | Nathan Smith | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


It is kind of hard to make blog posts about photos that are from all different points in my life and from different events. Most of the time the photos all revolve around one event that has some consistency to them. The problem that I have ran into is that I am shooting a LOT with my X-Pro1 and not all the photos are from the same time. I should say that this is a good thing... no, make that a great thing! Before I started shooting with the x-series (x100 & X-Pro1) cameras, all my photos were taken with either my iPhone or my Nikons. I love shooting with them, but the Nikon always meant I was "working" when I lifted it to my eye and the iPhone could be a bit of a bugger to work with in some situations. The x-series cameras have filled a void that I didn't know needed filling. They have brought back passion and fun to shooting photos again for me, and more specifically allow me to capture daily life without feeling like I am "Working." Sometimes simply picking up a camera is a chore and takes away from the thrill of capturing the mood or moment that you want. They can be big, clunky, and just more then was worth dealing with. Now, between my iPhone and x-series cams I don't feel like that much any more. That leads back to all the random images I am getting. My X-Pro1 has been at the ready since I got it, which has lead to the random snaps. While the cohesion is not in the images themselves, there is cohesion in the gear that I am using to capture my daily life and in my growing passion for my new gear.

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A tunnel vision – part two | Jimmy Dovholt

A tunnel vision – part two | Jimmy Dovholt | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

 

As promised – here are some more shots from yesterday. I must have made a couple of hundreds of images on maybe five different locations with the two models. Looking through them I didn´t succeed nearly as well with the girl as with the boy when it comes down to picking my favourites, although her best is one of the top five. Since I started out with her, I think I will have to get into the right set of mind faster. I thought I would wear out of inspiration before shooting model number two, but it seems that the opposite happened. Anyway – this set of images have been processed a bit more than the ones I posted yesterday, including Aperture, Topaz B/W and PS. Nothing fancy, but each step adds to the final result. I went for a Grit & Grain style with a tone of lavendel here, which I think serves the settings and the models pretty well.

 

See part one:

http://sthlmstreet.com/2012/10/14/a-tunnel-vision/

 

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Best flash for your Fuji X-Pro1 | Matt Granger

 

Here I look at the Fuji EF-42 and the Fuji EF-X20 options. 

 

The Fujifilm EF-X20 Flash was designed for the X-PRO1 Digital Camera. A switch lets you choose between two modes: Auto, which automatically optimizes the flash for daylight indoor and outdoor shots in low light, and Manual for manual control. The Fujifilm EF-X20 is a compact flash with a guide number of 66 and allows Manual power output adjustment in 6 steps from full power to 1/32 or TTL flash compensation in 1/3 stop increments.

 

The EF42 allows reference by different values, the focal length display can be switched between the digital display (APS-C) and the 35-mm film size converted display on the LCD while the wide range of functions and user-friendly controls make the EF-42 easy to use. The guide number of 24 to 42 changes automatically to the lens focal length while the flash will also zoom automatically between 24mm and 105mm (up to 20mm with the wide panel). Allowing full manual control, the EV can be adjusted in 7 steps (-1.5, -1, -0.5, 0, +0.5, +1, +1.5) while the power ratio can be adjusted in 7 steps (FULL,1/2,1/4,1/8,1/16,1/32,1/64). When shooting in the dark or dimly lit places, the near infrared assist light is automatically illuminated to enable automatic focusing.

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Fujifilm X-E1 :: Hands On Review | Derek Clark Photography

Fujifilm X-E1 :: Hands On Review | Derek Clark Photography | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

 

There’s more similarities between the X-E1 and the X-Pro1 than not, so I won’t go over old ground here. You can find plenty on both the X-Pro1 and the X100 elsewhere on this blog, so I’ll just give a brief roundup of the few differences and how this new camera feels. I chose the black version for one reason…stealth! I recently tried to take photos at a murder scene and only had the X100 with me. Although it was dark, I was we’ll aware that the silver body would be noticed by the police around the area far more than a black camera would, so for me, the X-E1 had to be black. I will probably put black Gaff tape over the front name plate of the camera to cover the white letters too. First reaction when I unboxed the camera was that the packaging was a big drop down from the X-Pro1 (which was a drop down from the X100’s). The second thing I noticed was how light the camera was. I’ve had this initial feeling with all the X’s, but like the X-Po1, when you add the battery and a lens, it starts to feel quite nice! I’m eagerly awaiting a Gariz half case to be made available, which will not only protect the body, but add a bit of weight and make it a bit more comfortable in the hand. The X-E1 is almost identical in size to the X100, but feels a bit easier to grip, thanks to the front rubber grip and the raised section that houses the Q button. Like the X-Pro1, I feel that the AE-L button would have been better placed to the left of the thumb wheel (where the View Mode button is). I would have liked the play button to have stayed in the same place as the X-Pro1 (just for consistency between cameras). You notice the OLED viewfinder is obviously much higher resolution as soon as you look through it! The addition of a diopter is great too, but the one big thing that annoys me (apart from the lack of minimum shutter speed setting in auto ISO) is that unless you are using the rear LCD screen for shooting (why would you?) when you press the Q button or Menu button, you have to look into the viewfinder to see the display. This is a bit un-natural. For me the viewfinder is for shooting and the LCD is for menus. I know I’m not alone in this as I’ve read the same thing on blogs about the X-Pro1 when using the EVF.

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A Late Afternoon in Pilanesberg, South Africa | Stephan Geyer

A Late Afternoon in Pilanesberg, South Africa | Stephan Geyer | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Travel Photography with X-Pro1 in South Africa by Stephan Geyer

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Firmware Update FUJINON XF Lenses | Fujifilm Global

Firmware Update FUJINON XF Lenses  | Fujifilm Global | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


The firmware update Ver.2.01 incorporates the following issues:

 

This update will improve the accuracy of auto focus function when you push "AE-L/AF-L" button in the Manual Focus mode.

 

The firmware update Ver.2.00 incorporates the following issues:

To enable those features, please update the firmware of your X-Pro1 into Ver 2.00 at first

 

1.Improvement of Auto Focus Performance

2.Improvement of Manual Focus Performance

3.Improvement of Writing and Processing Speed

4.Other improvements

 

Fuji XF 18mm:
http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/firmware/lens/xf18mm/index.html

 

Fuji XF 35mm:

http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/firmware/lens/xf35mm/index.html

 

Fuji XF 60mm:

http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/firmware/lens/xf60mm/index.html

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Anthony Pellé's comment, October 25, 2012 10:09 PM
Après téléchargement et mise à jour, aucun souci constaté.
Bilan d'utilisation avec les trois objectifs XF : nette amélioration de la rapidité de mise au point automatique et manuelle, même en conditions de faible luminosité et éclairages complexes.
Saluons l'attention que Fujifilm porte à ses clients et sa réactivité pour l'optimisation de ses produits. Espérons que cette démarche qualité se prérénisera.
Pour l'heure, je reste un utilisateur très satisfait.
Anthony Pellé's comment, October 25, 2012 10:10 PM
Après téléchargement et mise à jour, aucun souci constaté.
Bilan d'utilisation avec les trois objectifs XF : nette amélioration de la rapidité de mise au point automatique et manuelle, même en conditions de faible luminosité et éclairages complexes.
Saluons l'attention que Fujifilm porte à ses clients et sa réactivité pour l'optimisation de ses produits. Espérons que cette démarche qualité se prérénisera.
Pour l'heure, je reste un utilisateur très satisfait.
Anthony Pellé's comment, October 25, 2012 10:11 PM
Après téléchargement et mise à jour, aucun souci constaté.
Bilan d'utilisation avec les trois objectifs XF : nette amélioration de la rapidité de mise au point automatique et manuelle, même en conditions de faible luminosité et éclairages complexes.
Saluons l'attention que Fujifilm porte à ses clients et sa réactivité pour l'optimisation de ses produits. Espérons que cette démarche qualité se prérénisera.
Pour l'heure, je reste un utilisateur très satisfait. acpbpictures.wordpress.com
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Two from archives and a new selfie | Jonne Naarala

Two from archives and a new selfie | Jonne Naarala | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


I’ve gone through my photo archives again. There are actually quite many interesting shots that I’ve neglected in the first round. I’ve tested B&W conversion for many shots using VSCO Film presets in Lightroom. Quite refreshing approach actually! I also processed quite many using VSCO color presets like Fuji 160 C which seems to be my favorite at the moment. It seems to be so that some shots need to be archived to be found again. SP. XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro lens. VSCO Film Fuji Neopan 1600 preset. Love that grain! I just got a Fotodiox EOS-FX adapter to test my Voigtländer 90mm F3.5 SL II lens with my X-Pro1. I will soon post some photos taken with that combination and I will add some comments on it too.

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Project 2012 | Week 38 ( X-pro1 doing actions shots) | Luc Pher

Project 2012 | Week 38 ( X-pro1 doing actions shots) | Luc Pher | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

 

This week, I decide to try something different and use the X-pro1 to capture some actions shots together with the 35mm 1.4. The main subjects are skaters at a skate park in the city. It was a short shoot but interesting and fruitful. As most reviewer commented, the AF on the X-pro1 is “OK”. To overcome the slowness, I use pre-focusing and lots of anticipation to capture the action. Coupled with the OVF, I can see outside of the frame to see skaters coming into the frame.

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A Treatise on High Speed Water Drops with the Fuji X Pro 1 & Voigtlander 75mm f/1.8 | Mark Hilliard

A Treatise on High Speed Water Drops with the Fuji X Pro 1 & Voigtlander 75mm f/1.8 | Mark Hilliard | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

 

Macro photography is hard work. There are so many technical issues to overcome that you have to be a very patient person with the correct camera equipment. Now, add in the complexity of HIGH SPEED WATER DROP COLLISIONS to the mix and you are faced with one of the more complex camera and photographic setups and skills necessary to capture great images. Most people think that water drop photography is purely luck or done with high speed computer controls. While this statement is partially true, you still have to overcome the normal issues associated with macro photography in the 1:1 image ration realm. By this I mean that a penny photographed is the same size as if laid on the camera sensor, hence 1:1!

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X-Trans process RAW (POST), Part I | Jan Fervers

X-Trans process RAW (POST), Part I | Jan Fervers | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

 

Was geht in Sachen RAW Entwicklung im November 2012, und hat sich mit dem Release der Lightroom Version 4.2 in der “Wasserfarben Effekt Affäre ” was getan? Das erfahrt ihr auf sachlicher Ebene, und ohne Vernachlässigung wesentlicher künstlerischer Aspekte im folgenden Artikel! Grundlegend, dreht sich dieser Post um die RAW-Entwicklung von X-Trans Sensor basierten Kameras, wie der Fuji X-Pro 1 bzw. XE(die Bilder sind mit der X-Pro 1 und dem Fujinon 35/f1.4 enstanden) und lässt sich deshalb nicht auf Kameras mit einer klassischen Bayer-Matrix übertragen. Ein gewisses Grundwissen setze ich mal vorraus, wenn etwas unklar sein sollte fragt ruhig via Kommentarfunktion. Berücksichtigt wird hierbei das finale Ergebnis, das in diesem Fall in Sachen Colorit, Dynamik, Gradation, Korn und Schärfe(auch Bokeh) möglichst nah an eine beliebige Filmcharakteristik(z.B. Velvia, Provia, Portra 160 NC) angepasst werden soll. Dabei zeige ich einfach mal verschiedene Varianten, und wie man zum gewünschten Ergebnis kommen kann.

 

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Faces of the Creek (Part II) | Stephan Geyer Photography

Faces of the Creek (Part II) | Stephan Geyer Photography | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


A continuation of my street portrait project, Faces of the Creek. All shot with my trusty (and sharp!) Fuji X-Pro1 and the wonderful 35mm f/1.4 XF.

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Do you read the manual? Tip 9 – Deleting Multiple Pictures | Fujifilm Digital Camera X-Pro1 Owner’s Manual

Do you read the manual? Tip 9 – Deleting Multiple Pictures | Fujifilm Digital Camera X-Pro1 Owner’s Manual | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Page 65: Deleting PicturesThe ERASE option in the playback menu can be used to delete individual pictures, multiple selected pictures,

or all pictures.

 

Press MENU/OK during playback to display the playbacj menu, then press the selector up or down to highlight ERASE and press right to display the following options. Press the selector up or down to hightlight an option and press MENU/OK to select.

 

OPTIONS: FRAME / SELECTED FRAMES / ALL FRAMES

 

SELECTED FRAMES: Highlight pictures and press MENU/OK to select or deselect. When the operation is complete, press DISP/BACK to display a confirmation dialog, then hightlight OK and press MENU/OK.

 

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Autumn Red 35 or 50mm? | David Cleland

Autumn Red 35 or 50mm? |  David Cleland | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

 

Poll : What is the perfect focal length?

Autumn is one of those few times of the year when I deliberately try and shoot into the sun. A a break from Long Exposure Photography I was playing with the X-Pro1 (35mm lens) and the Canon 5D (35mm lens), the Canon tends to be my video camera and the X-Pro1 for stills. Although both lenses were 35mm the X-Pro1 has a cropped sensor so the setup works more like a 50mm lens than a 35mm which is great. Over the past year I have really got to know the X-Pro1 I can control it more and I feel I get a better sense of what I have shot compared to my 5D. With the Canon I have to imagine the shot, the bokeh the detail whereas with the X-Pro1 I feel I can trust the EVF. I am constantly asked why I still use the Canon when I have the X-Pro1 but frankly there isn’t a camera around (in the same price bracket) that can beat the Canon 5D MKII or III for video quality and control. Even the onboard sound recording is quite remarkable. It is bulky, it is heavy but when it comes to video it is a price worth paying....

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