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Fujinon XF 14mm (21mm) F2.8 R Lens: A Perfect Classic Super Wide, Part I | Mike Kobal

Fujinon XF 14mm (21mm) F2.8 R Lens: A Perfect Classic Super Wide, Part I | Mike Kobal | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


It finally arrived  I got mine from Adorama. The Fujinon XF 14mm F2.8 R is the first Fujifilm lens featuring a mf/af clutch mechanism with a depth of field scale. (the first one out of the blocks was the Olympus 12mm, click here for my impressions shooting with the Olympus). A very useful addition, especially on a wide angle lens. There are two major advantages when we can prefocus a lens properly, a) minimizing shutter lag and silent operation (no AF motor sound) and b), confirmation of focus zone, especially important for interior/architecture and group shots. Af performance is bit of a mixed bag. The first time I got my hands on this lens it seemed to focus faster then my 18mm f2. After shooting with it for a couple of days however, I found AF speed to be right in between the 18mm and the 35mm. It sometimes struggles in extreme low light, just like the 35mm (latest firmware installed for all lenses and body). The 18mm is still the fastest focusing prime with the best low light focus acquisition in the Fujinon line up to date. Let’s remember the 14mm is a high performance, almost perfectly corrected aspherical super wide and not a low light monster. The sharpness and detail rendition is incredible at 2.8 and it gets better when we stop down a bit, especially the boarders sharpen up nicely. Nonetheless, I expected af speed to be a bit faster. Capable of achieving insane depth of field when zone focusing: This is where this lens really shines, incredible depth of field already at f4 and it is possible to get everything “in focus” from 5 feet to infinity, the hyperfocal distance extends with smaller apertures. At f8, everything will appear “in focus” from infinity to about 2.5 feet.
This feature makes the Fujinon 14mm the King of Kings (Kaiser) in the modern ara of sensible lens design. I hope you enjoy the photos-everything was shot with the Fujifilm X-E1 and 14mm, I will update this post after a week of shooting ....

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Fuji X-Pro 1 First Impressions | Adam Lerner

 

Holy guacamole! Just did my first shoot with the Fuji X-Pro 1 and wow am I impressed! Thankfully, I received my copy just after Fuji released the latest firmware update which even further improves focusing. Having been an avid Fuji X100 shooter, I've grown accustomed to the quirky nature of the beast and slow focusing, however the X-Pro 1 is nimble by comparison.

I'm just getting started using this new camera system and can say that it's a pure joy. Everything about it, from the handling, to shooting, to the image quality. I haven't even begun to add flash to the mix, but lets just say that it won't be long!

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Vietnam | Fuji X-E1 | Michal Domarus

Vietnam | Fuji X-E1 | Michal Domarus | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


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Wedding photographer is so disadvantaged creature that summer never has time for anything :) In the 2012 season, I found time to relax until November and went to Vietnam. The trip was organized entirely on your own, plan was to crawl all over the country from north to south. For a moment he was not even on the list of Cambodia, but unfortunately not this time. The last few pictures are thanks to flight, which canceled the direct Warsaw-Hanoi and invited us along the way to Beijing :) For the first time, I decided that I do not take with them the professional photographic equipment. I did not take it no analog. I took a chance and went with the purchased shortly before leaving little thing - Fuji X-E1. All photos are taken with this camera is. By the way, is probably the greatest material ever published. I could share a few posts quite greasy, but the blog is still a wedding, so it will be once and for all (?). It's just a tiny part of what I brought, but even so I think this will take you to review a long time.

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Instant Karma | VSCO Film 03 | Patrick La Roque

Instant Karma | VSCO Film 03 | Patrick La Roque | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Sometimes I can't resist shiny things. I get fixated, like a dog with a stick. And dammit, the guys at VSCO just know how to present their wares and make everything they create simply drool worthy. Last night I heard about the new VSCO Film 03 release and headed to their website, with the firm intention of NOT purchasing anything. I was simply curious. Ten minutes into it I was hitting the buy button. To be honest, a lot of that had to do with the fact that they've now added Fuji profiles to this pack. Yup, along with Nikon and Canon specific presets we now get X-cameras support — complete with native film profiles when applied to raw files. I really wanted to test this. This new offering is all about instant: digital emulations of Polaroid, Fuji and Impossible Project instant films.  As always the visual material used to present the various possibilities of this new pack is, frankly, amazing. I dare you to check out Jeremy Cowart's page and not feel a sudden urge to fill your shopping cart.

The presets are divided into two main categories: Consumer and Professional. The Toolkit this time focuses on elements commonly associated with instant films such as grain, blur, tone and vignetting; these can be stacked on top of the emulations themselves. But while the promise of one click processing may be alluring, you'll need to put in the time to learn how to control and tone down the results. Otherwise it can easily become slightly "instagramish". But this, in my opinion, is true of all the VSCO Film packs. I still believe that if you're willing to analyze how these looks are achieved, by examining the tone curves, the colour mixes and calibrations, they become a fantastic learning tool. Plus, you'll gain the ability to wield your own looks based on the painstaking work these guys have put in. A final word on the Fuji profiles: man, this opens up some serious possibilities. When working with RAF files you now have the added option of switching film profiles in Lightroom's calibration pane. This is a very interesting tool to play with, as each film contains its own contrast and colour curve. Change the film, change the mood. My only hope is that they add this support to the previous film packs in an eventual update. I haven't had a lot of time to put in but I revisited some images to test things out. I'm including these below. VSCO Film 03 Instant is available for Lightroom and ACR 7. It's discounted 25% for the next two weeks and if you already own another VSCO Film pack you get the usual customer loyally discount as well — so 50% off in total. Damn those shiny things.....

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VSCO FILM 03 for Adobe Lightroom 4

http://vsco.co/film/03/lightroom4

 

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Rupert Marlow's curator insight, February 15, 2013 3:05 AM

This looks like some nice retro options to add to Lightroom 4

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Fuji X-pro1 in Paris | Michiel Fokkema

Fuji X-pro1 in Paris | Michiel Fokkema | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Paris is beautiful.  Whatever the season is. Maybe I like Paris the best in the winter. Less tourists, the foliage is not hiding the beautiful buildings, the wet streets can make nice reflections and the light is soft. On my long walks I certainly am not enjoying to haul around loads of equipment  Ideally my camera gear will fit in a Domke F-803. That results in a Leica M with a few lenses or lately the superb Fuji X-pro1 with the 60mm, 35mm, 18mm and a Voigtlander 15mm. This fits easily in the bag and is so light that I hardly notice carrying it around when I do my photo walks in Paris. The Fuji X-pro1 is even lighter than my Leica M7 and the same is true for its excellent lenses. With the latest firmware update the auto focus is faster than I can do with my Leica. Do the pictures look the same as the analogue ones? No, but the Fuji is the first digital camera I really like and the pictures are different but beautiful.

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Test Completo Fujinon XF 14mm f/2,8 R | Donato Chirulli

Test Completo Fujinon XF 14mm f/2,8 R | Donato Chirulli | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Non c'è niente da fare...! Ad ognuno il suo e, quando uno non è capace, meglio che lasci il posto a chi se ne intende veramente. Dato che Max Angeloni (4 passi con: Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8 R) non sa usare il nuovo 14 mm di casa Fuji, per fortuna di riflessifotografici.com io so benissimo cosa farci, e quindi me ne sono rapidamente impadronito per raccontarvi come va. Ovviamente sto scherzando: il problema sta semplicemente nei gusti personali, nelle abitudini e nelle opportunità. Max Angeloni, semplicemente, preferisce usare altre focali, sia per motivi lavorativi che per diletto. Ce lo vedo poco anch'io infatti, un 21 mm equivalente (nel formato 35 mm) sul set di un fotoromanzo, oppure durate lo shooting di una modella in studio o ancora in tutte quelle situazioni fotografiche ove si predilige la forte presenza nel fotogramma dell'elemento umano. Personalmente, invece, ho avuto modo di usare lungamente focali supergrandangolari sia in esterni che in interni. Anche se negli ultimi anni, avendo praticamente abbandonato la reflex, mi son dovuto accontentare di lavorare spesso con una focale minima di soli 28 mm o, nei casi più fortunati, 24 mm. Finalmente, Fujifilm ha immesso sul mercato una focale più "spinta" e, pur se ho dovuto riprenderci un po la mano, mi sono subito "tuffato" per le vie della Città Eterna per ritrovare le antiche sensazioni, che solo queste focali sanno trasmettere.....

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