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Fuji X-Pro 1 with Helios 44M 58mm f2 M42 Lens / Damian Brown

Fuji X-Pro 1 with Helios 44M 58mm f2 M42 Lens / Damian Brown | Fujifilm X Series APS C sensor camera | Scoop.it

So after scouring the internet I discovered this little beauty… The Helios 44M 58mm f2, it is a m42 lens and I picked it up attached to a mint Praktica MTL-5 SLR, on eBay for under £15. Bargain. So after a little play I have some sample shots for you to check out, yes I know I didn’t have a cool model to hand today, I didn’t get to shoot anything particularly interesting. It rained hard when I got to the city centre and I don’t particularly get on with the rain! But I think these samples prove a good point, this lens, as with many other great legacy lenses, is well worth a punt if you can hack manual focusing. With the X-Series cameras I like to use peak highlights to help me out. I do think the XT-1 that I have is better for focusing manually but then the X-Pro1 is better, in my opinion, than my Nikon D600 for manual focus. At least to me it’s clearer. Well check the shots out… look for the out of focus areas in particular, the bokeh. That’s the point of this lens..........


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More than 3.000.000 page views on my Scoop.it page | Thomas Menk

More than 3.000.000 page views on my Scoop.it page | Thomas Menk | Fujifilm X Series APS C sensor camera | Scoop.it

Great, more than 3.000.000 page views on my Scoop.it page in less than 2 years! Thank you so much for your supporting. You are an incredible creative and valuable community :-)

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Soul Mate | The Fujinon XF 23mm F1.4 R | Patrick La Roque

Soul Mate | The Fujinon XF 23mm F1.4 R | Patrick La Roque | Fujifilm X Series APS C sensor camera | Scoop.it


I’d like to apologize in advance: if you were hoping not to feel the urge to part with some of your money, I don’t think this review will be much help. As I told my buddy Morten Byskov in an email when I first got my hands on this lens: damn. When I originally reviewed the X-Pro1 I defined it as something that was clearly “part of a system”, as a camera that by its very nature felt much less intimate than the X100 (the only other X camera at the time). Much has changed since I wrote that review: more X bodies have appeared, the entire ecosystem has exploded with stellar Fuji offerings as well as Zeiss and other third-party lenses added to the mix for good measure; it’s rather phenomenal when you think about it — it hasn’t been that long. But while I came to love the X-Pro1 just as much as the X100 — albeit for different reasons — it still always felt like an extremely refined cog in an ever evolving system. Until now. With the introduction of the XF 23mm f1.4 R lens (B&H), Fuji finally brings the long-awaited 35mm field of view to the X-series, something that was previously only available with an X100/S or via an adapted lens. 


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Landscapes of Andalusia | Jonas Dyhr Rask

Landscapes of Andalusia | Jonas Dyhr Rask | Fujifilm X Series APS C sensor camera | Scoop.it


As I promised in my Streets of Andalusia post, I am posting some landscape shots today. This is NOT my photographic territory, so please bear with me on this one. What I did find, is that Even though I only had simple prime glass with set focal lenghts I found both the X-Pro1 and in particular the x100s quite good cameras for landscape photos. Again, around dusk, the X-Trans sensor with its High ISO capabilities does NOT disappoint. So there you have it. Some landscape shots taken mainly around the Lake Vinuela area.....


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Fujinon 55-200mm Zoom Lens Test Run | Gene Lowinger

Fujinon 55-200mm Zoom Lens Test Run | Gene Lowinger | Fujifilm X Series APS C sensor camera | Scoop.it


I don't usually talk about equipment stuff or technical settings on this blog, but today will be an exception. I'm off to a bluegrass festival on Sunday to meet up with some old friends from Nashville who will be performing. One of the reasons I splurged on the new Fujinon zoom lens is to be able to shoot concert and festival performances, so this is the first opportunity to put this puppy to the test in a real life situation. I spent the afternoon today in the Chelsea district an the High Line of Manhattan to test out various functions and settings, and to get comfortable with using the EVF. Most importantly to see how sharp the IQ is at the full zoom distance, and to see just how many stops the Optical Image Stabilization will buy for me. I've got a bit more learning to do with using the EVF and the image stabilization, but I'm really pleased with the results I got today. I examined all the images at 100% and was quite surprised to see that I can easily hand hold the camera at 1/60th second. In some cases down to 1/30th second, and in one example below even to 1/15th second (although in a real life situation I wouldn't go slower than 1/60th second).

All the images below were shot RAW and turned into jpegs in Lightroom with no other processing, so there's some noise in the images shot at faster shutter speeds. I'll be posting some of the individual shots in the next few days after I process them for noise and do my usual b/w conversions....


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Asahi Pentax Super-Takumar 135mm F3.5 with Fuji X-Pro1 | Jonne Naarala

Asahi Pentax Super-Takumar 135mm F3.5 with Fuji X-Pro1 | Jonne Naarala | Fujifilm X Series APS C sensor camera | Scoop.it


I have had two M42 screw mount Super-Takumars (55mm F1.8 and 135mm F3.5) for a few weeks now. I almost immediately felt home with 55mm Super-Takumar but my initial feels with 135mm one were quite mixed ones. It felt too long for manual focusing with X-Pro1 which do not have any kind of focus peaking to help focusing. I usually use 3x focus magnification to check the proper focus (10x magnification is way too wobbly). Fortunately, i am usually able to get nice focus straight in without using any focus magnification. Now that I have little bit more experience with the 135mm I think it is usable with X-Pro1 but you have to accept increased amount of non-keepers as compared shorter focal length manual focus lenses. I can use it even wide open (f/3.5) indoors in quite dim light and get at least some good and reasonably sharp shots. Not bad. Outdoors it works very nicely with apertures 8-11 or so (of course wide open is nice for bokeh and blur too).


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I love this Camera, I hate this Camera | Robert Milici

I love this Camera, I hate this Camera | Robert Milici | Fujifilm X Series APS C sensor camera | Scoop.it


I’ve been thinking a lot lately about selling my X-Pro 1, especially since the introduction of the X100s. I bought the XP a year ago to try to spark my love of photography, and boy did it ever. But lately my work is going in a direction that the XP really has trouble. F


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tulip festival + fuji = COLOR! | VanEarl Photography

tulip festival + fuji = COLOR! | VanEarl Photography | Fujifilm X Series APS C sensor camera | Scoop.it


Every spring the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn, OR holds a festival where visitors can come and enjoy the beauty of their tulip farm. I thought it would be fun to go and have a look this year (my first visit ever and totally not the last!). What I saw was beyond mind blowing. The colors, man. THE COLORS! What a sight. I brought along my Fujifilm X-Pro1 and really wanted to capture the vibrance of the tulips. Hope you enjoy!


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Cambodia - A Photographer's Guide | Roel Dixon Mahatoo

Cambodia - A Photographer's Guide | Roel Dixon Mahatoo | Fujifilm X Series APS C sensor camera | Scoop.it

Empires.


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Lilies, a softbox, and a Fuji X pro 1 | Nick Lukey

Lilies, a softbox, and a Fuji X pro 1 | Nick Lukey | Fujifilm X Series APS C sensor camera | Scoop.it


Had been looking at ways to shoot these Lilies for a few days, wanted something different than the standard flower head shot. A few of the heads had not opened so I sort of deconstructed them for this shoot. The lighting was a simple setup, using a Nikon sb800 flash head, in a small portable softbox. Set the flash on manual at 1/125th power. Firing the flash through a yongnuo rf trigger. Shooting with this flash setup could not be simpler set your chosen shutterspeed, needs to be under 250th as the rf trigger doesn't synch above 250th.  Adjust your  aperture and away you go. I placed the softbox as near as I could to soften the light. The film setting was Astia and all images were taken at ISO 200 with the Fuji 35mm.


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Walking around town taking pictures | Karim Haddad

Walking around town taking pictures | Karim Haddad | Fujifilm X Series APS C sensor camera | Scoop.it


It’s not something I’m used to doing. But every now and then, it’s good to get out of your comfort zone. Most of my photography so far has been rooted in travel. I’ve taken quite a few pictures in the DMV, but the majority of them have been urban landscapes near tourist spots. I took my new Fuji out with my 5D recently to the Lincoln Memorial. Both performed splendidly, but there was something special about the look of my Fuji photos, even the ones that weren’t necessarily  the best of the shoot. I can’t wait to take my new camera with me on a trip overseas. Although the X-Pro1 is not pocket size, it’s a lot easier to carry around with than a dSLR. Even after I buy new lenses, I can still carry the whole kit around in a small bag. It also makes me want to take pictures of the most mundane things in my neighborhood that I hadn’t bothered to look twice at before. ........


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Fuji X-pro1 in Paris | Michiel Fokkema

Fuji X-pro1 in Paris | Michiel Fokkema | Fujifilm X Series APS C sensor camera | 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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X Pro1 in Chettinad – a liftstyle lost in time | Ashok Viswanathan

X Pro1 in Chettinad – a liftstyle lost in time  | Ashok Viswanathan | Fujifilm X Series APS C sensor camera | Scoop.it

Chettinad, the name reminds one of tasty spicy south Indian food loaded with chilly and peppers guaranteed to set your mouth on fire. Ask most people and they will be hard pressed to point out Chettinad on a map. It does not exist. Chettinad is the name of a `group of villiages sourrounding the town of Karaikudi in the south Indian State of Tamil Nadu. Villages such as Athangudi, Devakottai, and Kanadukathan located in the heart of Chettinad have a large number of traditional homes. The Chettiar community who inhabit this region are a wealthy group of businessmen who made their money in banking, trade and business. Starting around the late 1800’s and early 1900’s their prosperity and fame grew and over time they moved out of Chettinad to larger cities such as Chennai and overseas to Singapore and Malyasia with the aim of expanding their business. Having hear so much about the lifestyle and the homes of the Chettiar community, I decided it was worth a trip to see for myself and make some photographs of a dying lifestyle. Armed with a X Pro1 and a 18~55mm Fuji f2.8 lens I set off.  The Fuji X Pro has been with me a short while but I hadn’t really found my way around the various controls. Most pictures were are ISO 400 and for the dark interiors pushed to ISO 1600. I could not hav dreamed of using such high ISO on my now ancient Nikon D100.....


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The Fuji Xpro1 in Studio | Part 2 of 2 | Nathan Elson

The Fuji Xpro1 in Studio | Part 2 of 2 | Nathan Elson | Fujifilm X Series APS C sensor camera | Scoop.it


As stated in the title, this is part 2 of my test run with the Fuji X-Pro1 + XF 35mm f/1.4 in studio. If you haven’t read part 1 yet, you can check it out by clicking here. If you have, or just don’t care to, then carry on. I’ve always loved the look of a quiet portrait. There is just something about the simplicity in it all that I find mesmerizing. No crazy lighting, no bizarre poses, no grand environments, but yet it still carries the power to make you want to stop and engage with it. Maybe the best way to describe it is that it makes the photo feel more human, but maybe that’s just me… Simplicity. I even love how the word sounds. All images were shot using the Fuji X-Pro1 + XF 35mm f/1.4 .....


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The Fuji X-E1 & Fuji X-Pro1 and why I love mine | John Barclay

The Fuji X-E1 & Fuji X-Pro1 and why I love mine | John Barclay | Fujifilm X Series APS C sensor camera | Scoop.it


I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the Fuji X cameras I’ve been using.  I thought it might be useful to share my thoughts on why I went with Fuji and have both the X-Pro 1 and X-E1 along with the X100. I was getting tired of lugging 40 lbs of gear in a backpack.  I was intrigued by the “mirrorless” revolution and started to investigate what was out there.  The Sony left me cold, feeling more like an electronic device rather than a camera. The Olympus is a micro 4/3 sensor and I wanted at least APS C.  I wanted the bokeh and performance that a bigger sensor would provide.  That said, the new Olympus is getting rave reviews for its performance.  I think Michael Reichman said it best in his recent review, “MFT used to mean some compromises when it came to image quality, but those days are past. Only the most neurotic pixel peeper will find anything to kvetch about with files from the Olympus E-M1 and its contemporaries.” After much research, I settled on the retro looking X100, a dedicated 23mm non-interchangable lens camera. I admit, I fell for its retro looks and unique and highly regarded dual optical/EVF viewfinder.  It has its quirks such as slow focus speed, however, when I opened the first file of a family that asked me to photograph them for a Christmas card, I was ASTOUNDED!   The color, tones and sharpness of the images were truly breathtaking..... 


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How to use the Lee Filters RF75 / Seven5 Filter system | Fuji X-Pro1 | Robert White


Designed for use with Compact System Cameras, the Seven5 filter system hands the photographer control of their images when it really matters – at the moment of capture. Light, portable and perfect for street photography and general picture-taking on-the-go, Compact System Cameras feature the flexibility of manual controls and interchangeable lenses, but is hasn’t always been possible to make the most of filters with them.....


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San Francisco Street Photography | Denis Lincoln

San Francisco Street Photography  | Denis Lincoln | Fujifilm X Series APS C sensor camera | Scoop.it


I took a couple of days off this week and was able to spend some time just shooting without the need to be somewhere else.  Not feeling the pressure of time freed me up to be creative and patient, and I believe the images reflect that creativity and patience.  Having the luxury of time totally transforms the street shooting process.  Standing in one spot for twenty minutes waiting for the right shot to come to me is not something I’m able to do ordinarily.  What a treat it was. Yesterday I packed along my X-Pro 1 with 35mm and my X100 for a walk from City Hall to Bush and Market via the Tenderloin. I took my time. Watched what was going on. Soaked it all in. I hadn’t walked that way before. I noticed I was being followed and photographed repeatedly by a very animated young woman with a cell phone camera. She approached me at the corner of Turk and Hyde and asked (I’d have said demanded, but the conversation turned out fine) in a very suspicious manner what I was doing, why I was taking pictures. What I did with the photographs once I’d shot them. If I was working with the Police. It was a conversation that will stick with me for awhile because it was the first time that I had had to explain what street photography was to someone who had absolutely no idea what it meant, what it was or why anyone would take photographs of strangers doing seemingly mundane things. To her, I was a threat.  What I was saying didn’t make sense, or she didn’t initially believe me.  I hadn’t taken her photo either before or after the encounter, but it was obvious she was looking out for her neighborhood and I had nothing to hide, so I was open and friendly and took the time to talk with her......


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A Matter of Character .... not Just Another Camera Review | Luminous Landscape

A Matter of Character .... not Just Another Camera Review | Luminous Landscape | Fujifilm X Series APS C sensor camera | Scoop.it

 

A friend of mine used to own a Jaguar. In fact he owned a series of Jags during the '70s and '80s. This was a time when Jaguar quality control was – how shall I put it – less than perfect? At the time I was driving German and Japanese made cars, and only visited the dealership for oil changes. Al on the other hand knew the Jag dealership's mechanics by their first names. He knew their freek'n kids first names. He had to. He spent a lot of time hanging out in the garage with them, frequently on weekends. Poor Al, right? But, when we went anywhere together we took his car. Why? Because, as he claimed, the Jag had "character", and I completely agreed with him. 

 


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Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Preview | Digital Photography Review

Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Preview |  Digital Photography Review | Fujifilm X Series APS C sensor camera | Scoop.it


Over the past few years, the digital camera market has been transformed by the arrival of mirrorless system cameras. Freed from film-era design constraints, these can provide image quality to match SLRs in a much more portable form factor. Entry-level models provide compact-camera like handling and simplicity, while high-end cameras such as the Sony NEX-7, Olympus OM-D E-M5 and Fujifilm X-E1 are able to offer a full set of enthusiast-friendly manual controls in smaller, more discreet systems, and with relatively few compromises. However to persuade buyers to forsake their SLRs, the camera companies also need to offer lens lines that will cover their needs. While most manufacturers have attacked the mirrorless market from the bottom up, Fujifilm's approach has been the opposite, starting with unashamedly top-end X-Pro1 followed up by the more enthusiast-oriented X-E1. The company's lens line reflects this - instead of starting out with entry-level kit zooms, it took the decidedly unusual step of launching with three fixed-focal length primes. The first zoom appeared with the X-E1, but the XF 18-55mm F2.8-4.5 R LM OIS is no ordinary 'kit' lens, offering premium optics and a faster maximum aperture.

The XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS telephoto zoom follows in the same vein - according to Fujifilm the aim is to provide premium optical quality and construction alongside class-leading image stabilization. Like the 18-55mm it features a relatively fast maximum aperture, gathering half a stop more light than most similar zooms for SLRs, and it uses a pair of linear stepper motors for near-silent autofocus. As with the other XF lenses, it also offers all-metal barrel construction and an on-lens aperture control ring. The overall picture is of a decidedly premium lens, that's quite unlike the inexpensive 55-200mm F4-5.6 telezooms for APS-C SLRs.

Headline features55-200mm focal length (83-300mm equivalent)Relatively fast F3.5-4.8 maximum apertureOptical image stabilization; 4.5 stops claimed benefitAperture ring on lensX mount for Fujifilm X system mirrorless cameras

 


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Les rues de Tokyo avec le Fuji Xpro 1 | Nicolas Lambert

Les rues de Tokyo avec le Fuji Xpro 1 | Nicolas Lambert | Fujifilm X Series APS C sensor camera | Scoop.it


InfosCa va faire une semaine et demi je que suis à Tokyo. Voici quelques images prises avec le Fuji Xpro 1.  Au début je transportais le D4 avec un 24 1,4, un 50 1,4 et un 85 1,8. Maintenant il reste dans ma chambre et mon épaule me remercie chaque soir.J’ai fait les images cette après midi. Pour donner une idée à ceux qui connaissent Tokyo. Départ pour le Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, passage par le 45 ème étage des 2 tours (gratuit). Ensuite départ pour Ikebukuro avec la Yamanote line pour rejoindre la tour Sunshine et son observatoire au 60 ème étage (685 Yen).

 

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Les photos sont prises avec le Fuji Xpro1, avec le 35 mm 1,4 et le 18mm 2. Elles sont passées dans Lightroom pour le noir et blanc. Ajustement des niveaux, courbes, clarté,… Exportation pour le web.


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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 | Fujifilm X Series APS C sensor camera | 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…


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One window, one view | Nick Lukey

One window, one view | Nick Lukey | Fujifilm X Series APS C sensor camera | Scoop.it


I was watching the sky last week out of a bedroom window, a storm had just cleared, I watched and took images of it over half an hour or so. Given the restriction on my viewpoint I wanted to see what sort of images i would get over a few days. It was quite challenging, but spending the same amount of time at the window at around the same time of day, made me think quite alot about other people who have a restricted view on the world. Makes you think? All the images were shot with a Fuji X pro 1 and a zuiko 100mm f2.8 lens. The images were all shot as jpegs. The fuji produces such wonderful colour, its very accurate and shows the scene exactly as i saw it. This camera continues to suprise me everyday. So much so in fact that the Nikons are getting very dusty.


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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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And So It Begins: Two Weeks With The X-Pro1 | Jeffery Saddoris

And So It Begins: Two Weeks With The X-Pro1 | Jeffery Saddoris | Fujifilm X Series APS C sensor camera | Scoop.it


As you know if you listen to On Taking Pictures (and if you don’t, now is a perfect time to start), I had been looking for a new camera since I sold my Nikon D300 several months ago. ....

 

 

I had looked at all of the DSLR offerings .... A friend suggested the Fuji X-E1, which, on paper, looked very interesting. ....


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