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The Fujifilm X-Series goes Zoo! | André Heid

The Fujifilm X-Series goes Zoo! | André Heid | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

For several years I love taking photographs of all kinds of animals at Zoo’s nearby. Before I more or less entirely moved to Fujifilm I have used Canon camera equipment like the Canon 1DMkII, 5D and 600D paired with the lovely EF100-400mm, the 100mm L macro and many other Canon L and third party lenses. One of my main concerns entirely moving to Fujifilm was a missing telephoto zoom (>300mm) to replace my “old” 400mm Canon gear. Unfortunately the highly awaited Fujinon telephoto lens was shifted to the end of 2015. At the moment I have the choice to still use my 100-400mm together with the 1DMkII (8MPx) or the somehow focal length limited but very sharp XF55-200mm zoom lens paired with a Fujifilm X camera. I have to admit at all last three Zoo visits I have only used the much lighter Fujifilm equipment of course only to treat my back with respect .....

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Streetphotography with the X-E1 in China | Alain Mijngheer

Streetphotography with the X-E1 in China | Alain Mijngheer | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

This year I had the great pleasure of spending 3 weeks in China. Not sticking to one place, but travelling through this vast and beautiful country. As I wanted to travel light I opted for the Fuji X-E1 with the 18-55mm, backed-up by the Fuji X100s. Anyhow, I took a lot of pictures of the locals and here is a brief B&W selection. Some of them are shy, others are happy, some are young and some are old. Others are painfully poor...but does it mean it should not be recorded......

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Fuji X-T1 vs Fuji X-E1 | JWC

Fuji X-T1 vs Fuji X-E1 | JWC | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

I have wrote many times on this blog how I’m not going to upgrade to a new camera. I am anti G.A.S. But I recently ran into a deal where a X-T1 was $400 off. I could not pass that up so I decided to get it. When you shoot a lot, you know when you need to upgrade. I was getting to that point with my X-E1. I was shooting about 5000 photos a month. The X-E1 felt sluggish. I knew I had to upgrade, but the prices felt too high for me. I remember upgrading from an X100 to an X100s. That was a mistake. It was not a huge upgrade so I felt like I wasted my money. Then how is the X-T1 compared to a X-E1? It’s a huge difference. It seems like a worthy upgrade to me. I could not believe how fast it was. Everything felt lighting quick. When I first turned on my X-T1, my mouth dropped when I experienced how fast the AF was. Then I realized I didn’t even have High Performance mode on. I didn’t even get the latest lens firmware to take advantage of the Phase Detection pixels! Once I did that, the AF became even faster......

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Review | 20 Countries with Fujifilm X-Series Cameras | Elia Locardi

Review | 20 Countries with Fujifilm X-Series Cameras | Elia Locardi | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Since May of 2013, I’ve had the pleasure of working with the Fujifilm X-Series Cameras and XF lenses, and during that time I’ve managed to shoot with them in more than 20 different countries, spanning nearly every possible photography condition. In the process, I’ve also had the pleasure of meeting many Fujifilm shooters from around the world and what I’ve discovered is that people love their Fujifilm cameras and, like me, they’re excited to talk about them. There have been quite a few times, where I was completely immersed in a sea of tripods, riddled with shooters toting every type of camera brand known to man. People with Canons, Nikons, Pentax, and Hasselblads, all sizing each other’s gear up—in typical photographer fashion—while never exchanging a word. Fujifilm shooters on the other hand, just seem to smile at each other, as if they have a shared secret that no one else knows. It’s the strangest thing, but even during photo walks, Fujifilm shooters seem to congregate; proud to be carrying their cameras and excited to talk about their favorite lenses and what is to come. There’s a sense of community and shared love for these cameras that I find absolutely delightful.......

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The Old Forge ~ Fuji X & Samyang 12mm F2.0 | Pete Delaney

The Old Forge ~ Fuji X & Samyang 12mm F2.0 | Pete Delaney | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

The Old Forge at Welbourn, Lincolnshire. All images taken with the Fuji X-E1 and Samyang 12mm NCS CS F2.0. I’ve had an ideal opportunity to put my Samyang 12mm X-Mount lens to good use. The confined space of this wonderful old forge in Welbourn was both challenging to photograph and captivating to see as a working piece of history. The forge would have been the working home of smithy’s and farriers, serving the local community with everything from horseshoes to wheel rings. It’s a heritage site and is full of interesting old pieces from a bygone era. I had very little space in which to manoeuvre and the lighting was supplied by  a couple of windows and little else. I’m guessing the room size was in the order of 20ft on the longest side. I used upto ISO 1600 and shot mostly between F2 and F4.0......

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Kelly Simonz's Blind Faith - live at Tokyo Kinema Club | Matthias Lambrecht

Kelly Simonz's Blind Faith - live at Tokyo Kinema Club | Matthias Lambrecht | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

...I shot the concert with my Fuji X series gear, using the X-T1 with the XF 56mm/F1.2 and the X-E1 with the XF 14mm/2.8. I was curious if the Fujis would hold up to a real world stress test like this, and it's almost anticlimactic how little trouble I had. The older X-E1 has some autofocus issues in the dark, so I stuck the wide angle on it to reduce the amount of focus hunting; and the X-T1 nailed most of the shots without any problems. As usual, quick access to ISO / shutter speed / aperture dials was a lifesaver.....

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More Thoughts on the Fuji X-E1 | Mark Schueler

More Thoughts on the Fuji X-E1 | Mark Schueler | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

A lit­tle while ago, I spent some qual­ity time com­par­ing the Fuji X-E1 to the newer X-E2. I tried to give an hon­est appraisal of both cam­eras, point­ing out where the X-E2 had leapt for­ward, and where it still fell short. In that com­par­i­son, I praised the X-E1 for its excel­lent value, image qual­ity, and over­all abil­ity next to its younger sib­ling, even as I declared the X-E2 the over­all bet­ter cam­era. That was back in Jan­u­ary, and things didn’t change much until early May, when I picked up a sec­ond X-E2 for wed­ding work, and thought about putting the X-E1 out to pas­ture. Since the X-E1 vs. X-E2 com­par­i­son has been one of my most-searched and most read blogs, I fig­ured it was worth talk­ing about what changed between now and then… and maybe I’ll talk a lit­tle bit about why I don’t have Fuji’s newest dar­ling, the X-T1.......

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Firmware V2.30 for X-E1 | Fujifilm Global

Firmware V2.30 for X-E1 | Fujifilm Global | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Detail of the update

The firmware update Ver. 2.30 from Ver. 2.20 incorporates the following issues:


  1. Addition of compatibility with "XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR"
    To ensure that autofocus performs as expected, upgrade the firmware for the camera.

  2. Change of aperture display for zoom lenses
    Display of aperture value when zooming with the shutter button pressed halfway will become same as the display when zooming without the shutter button pressed.
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Vintage Cars ~ Fuji X-E1 XF18-55mm and XF60mm | Pete Delaney

Vintage Cars ~ Fuji X-E1 XF18-55mm and XF60mm | Pete Delaney | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

I took my full arsenal of equipment today, namely my Fuji X-E1 with the XF18-55 and XF60mm lenses. Both lenses were well suited to the task, one with its wide angle ability could open up the ‘faces’ of the cars whilst the macro could get close-up detail shots. Using a wide angle lens and getting in close will distort the images, perhaps unflattering for people, but for vehicles it’s good. The car front becomes stretched and open, showing it in its full glory. I love wide angle lenses and that reminds me to put a dedicated wide angle on my shopping list.

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Don't Overlook the Nuances in Street Photography | Joe Newmann

Don't Overlook the Nuances in Street Photography | Joe Newmann | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

One of the most important things about street photography is to have a keen eye for your surroundings. Sometimes, it's the subtle relationships that make for a great image. Take a quick look at this photo by Flickr user Sabrina M., and you'll notice it has nice framing, strong lines and a pleasing composition. But it's the subtext of the photo -- the emotional distance of the two women -- that makes it great. The women are standing just a few feet apart, each smoking a cigarette and each seemingly oblivious to the other. It's almost as if they're taking great pains to avoid making eye contact. Are the women using their cell phones because they need to send important texts or is it because it gives them a reason for not making small talk? These are things that Sabrina says went through her mind when she came upon this scene in her hometown of Antwerp, Belgium. This photo was taken near Antwerp's city hall in an area where many of the homes have survived from the 16th Century........

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Fuji X-E1 vs Fuji X-E2 - Focus Speed + General Use | Colin Nicholls

Fuji X-E1 vs Fuji X-E2 - Focus Speed + General Use |  Colin Nicholls | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

It's upgrade time and this week saw me go from my 2 Fujifilm X-E1's to upgrading one of those already great cameras to the much loved and allegedly faster Fuji X-E2. This blog is a mix of video and stills as well as my opinion on how these cameras match up to each other and if the upgrade was really worth it, if it is then I'll most likely change the other X-E1 to the X-E2 and rock those for a good long while. Why not the X-T1? In short I've taken this somewhat smaller step to the X-E2 over the newer X-T1 for a few reasons, cost is a massive factor for me and I feel from what I've read that the X-E2's focus sped and now [thanks to firmware] faster EVF puts it in the same level as the X-T1, I have no need for a tilt screen, weather sealing or a bigger viewfinder and as such just couldn't justify the upgrade. Also a little thing but the shape is something that puts me off the change, I really like the rangefinder look and a few things online about spongy buttons on the XT-1 were enough to put me off. For now.........

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I am struggling with this temptation myself.....................

 

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Wonderful Copenhagen | Rory Prior