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Field test | In the zone with the Fujifilm X100T

Field test | In the zone with the Fujifilm X100T | Fujifilm X Serie APS C sensor cameras | Scoop.it

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Considering the camera’s qualities and the 35mm equivalent field of view of its lens, I decided to try shooting the X100T using zone focusing, a technique I’m not overly familiar with but one that is a street shooting standard. 

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Fuji 18mm F2 / Lens Review | Colin Nicholls

Fuji 18mm F2 / Lens Review | Colin Nicholls | Fujifilm X Serie APS C sensor cameras | Scoop.it

The Fuji 18mm F2 lens. Often overlooked and pitted for being the 'worst' of the X Lens lineup this little, almost pancake lens packs a pretty good punch for it's size and can be had for a real bargain these days. This review [like all my others] doesn't focus on charts and such, its real photos I take with this lens, all edited to my style its not so much about the quality and optical characteristics of this lens as it is about the kind of photos you can take with it. That being said this review is image heavy, to the point and will hopefully give you an idea of adding this little beauty to you kit bag will do for you, enjoy......


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X-StreeT1: My Fujifilm X-T1 Review / Jonas Rask

X-StreeT1: My Fujifilm X-T1 Review / Jonas Rask | Fujifilm X Serie APS C sensor cameras | Scoop.it

This will be somewhat different from my usual “reviews”. Well, they aren’t really reviews per se. Much more like me praising the hell out of glorious lenses and cameras. (I’m overly positive, I know!) So, on May 27th, I caved, and bought the X-T1. I had shown some latency, since I really disliked the way the camera looked as compared to my X-Pro1. Looks???? you ask. “Why on earth is that important, Jonas?” Well for starters, it probably doesn’t matter to a lot of people, but to me it does. How a camera feels to me, makes me relate to it, and actually makes my pictures look better! Dunno why. It just does. I like aestetics. I like design. I like order. I like simple. I like my X-Pro1… ALOT! Why did the X-T1 need more dials? Why did it need a EVF hump? Why did it need that big FUJIFILM logo screaming on the front? Why did it need a tilt screen? ....


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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 Serie APS C sensor cameras | 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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Brilliant Performer | The Fujinon XF 18-55mm Zoom | Patrick La Roque

Brilliant Performer | The Fujinon XF 18-55mm Zoom | Patrick La Roque | Fujifilm X Serie APS C sensor cameras | Scoop.it


I’ll put my cards on the table right away: I’ve developed a slightly tumultuous relationship with zooms. They’re very useful tools but I’ve come to realize they also tend to drive me into what I’d call visual laziness. When I decided to jump to the X system as my one and only kit, I also embraced the fact that I’d be shooting with nothing but primes. In fact much of that decision was coloured by my experience with the X100’s fixed focal length and the way it affected my shooting reflexes. Not that this was anything new: I used Nikon primes as well....


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Andrei Nicoara's comment, April 25, 2013 9:00 AM
a really great review, thanks!
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Fujinon XF Lens: Zooms - Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS (Tested) | SLRgear.com

Fujinon XF Lens: Zooms - Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS (Tested) |  SLRgear.com | Fujifilm X Serie APS C sensor cameras | Scoop.it

The Fujinon XF 18-55mm ƒ/2.8-4 R LM OIS is Fujifilm's first zoom lens for the X-mount; it's also Fujifilm's first optically-stabilized lens. While 18-55mm is a common range for APS-C kit lenses, the variable aperture of ƒ/2.8-4 is uncommonly bright. The X-mount lens will only mount to Fujifilm digital SLR cameras with sub-frame (APS-C) sensors. Thus, for this particular lens, it will exhibit an effective focal length of 27-84mm. This lens isn't a ''constant'' lens, in that as you increase the focal length, both the minimum and maximum aperture increases.

            

 

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Video Review – Fujifilm X100s test shoot in Brussels | Bert Stephani

Video Review – Fujifilm X100s test shoot in Brussels |  Bert Stephani | Fujifilm X Serie APS C sensor cameras | Scoop.it


I can still remember the first time I saw the original Fujifilm X100, it was sitting in a glass box at the 2010 Photokina. From the first second I loved the concept of the camera. It was different and seemed to be made as a real photographer’s camera. But I always found it didn’t get past the stage of being a promising prototype or an expensive fashion accessory for retro hipsters. But now Fujifilm added an “S” to the camera and with that “S” came solutions for pretty much every quirk or flaw the original X100 had. Raving reviews from people like David Hobby and Zack Arias, made me want to try the X100s out for myself. Fujifilm Belgium made one available to us and we decided to hit the streets of Brussels with a video camera in tow for a short shoot with Sofie and Saartje, the ladies behind lifestyle blog www.biensucre.com


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Fujifilm X-E1 Review | Tim Bray

Fujifilm X-E1 Review | Tim Bray | Fujifilm X Serie APS C sensor cameras | Scoop.it


What happened was, this month includes trips to Tokyo and the Big Island. And lately I’ve been reading about cameras full of shiny new ideas. So I decided to indulge myself; here are way too many words about the state of cameras in general and in particular the one I bought. SLRs are fat-bodied because you need a big glass prism to bend the light from the lens to the viewfinder. If you lose the prism, you free camera designers from a bunch of constraints. Most obviously, you can have smaller thinner bodies that are friendlier to hand and handbag.....


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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 | Fujifilm X Serie APS C sensor cameras | 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.


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Fujifilm X-E2 Review – Hands On Review

Fujifilm X-E2 Review – Hands On Review | Fujifilm X Serie APS C sensor cameras | Scoop.it

I wanted the review to be organic, realistic and useful for photographers. This won’t be a large list of technical specifications, but rather, this review is on using the camera and how it performs. Here goes…


It’s important to note that I wrote this review before the December firmware release and I added the 35 mm section after the release. One of the thing’s that I love about the Fujifilm community, is that they listen to their buyers. If something isn’t great with the current firmware they endeavour to fix it within the next update. As a photographer this is important, it makes you feel like your opinion is valued, and it makes for a better user experience.


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Review: Fujifilm XF 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens (X Mount)

Review: Fujifilm XF 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens (X Mount) | Fujifilm X Serie APS C sensor cameras | Scoop.it
The Fujifilm XF 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens spans a wide focal length range but has it sacrificed optical quality for all this flexibility?

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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 Serie APS C sensor cameras | 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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Review: Fujifilm Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8 | Jordan Steele

Review: Fujifilm Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8 | Jordan Steele | Fujifilm X Serie APS C sensor cameras | Scoop.it


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Overall, the Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8 is a pleasant lens to use and a great option when you want the smallest possible package for your Fuji X camera.  It pairs especially well with the tiny X-M1, creating a very portable package capable of very good image quality. The 27mm f/2.8 is sharp at most any aperture, and while the edges are a little softer than the center, they are plenty sharp enough for most any use.  This little pancake controls chromatic aberrations and fringing extremely well, and I feel that overall image quality is quite good, though bokeh is rather unremarkable. Ultimately, if you want a very small lens with very good image quality in a nice all-purpose focal length, the XF 27mm f/2.8 will fit the bill quite nicely.  I was left wanting for a few things, however.  For the $450 asking price, I would have much rather seen a faster aperture, as an f/2.8 prime lens isn’t exactly a speed demon.  I would have much preferred this to be an f/2.0 or even f/2.4 lens given the price.  I also lament the loss of the aperture ring on the lens, though I somewhat understand its removal due to the limited space on the lens barrel.  I also ran into the lens’ minimum focus distance fairly regularly. I think for most users, the 35mm f/1.4 is a more useful lens, given the two full stops faster aperture, better bokeh and aperture ring, but if you prefer a little wider view and need the smallest lens you can get for the Fuji X system, then the 27mm is your lens......


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Fuji X100S Review | Kevin Mullins

Fuji X100S Review | Kevin Mullins | Fujifilm X Serie APS C sensor cameras | Scoop.it

So, I’ve now spent a week or so with the new offering from Fujifilm and here is my little Fuji X100S Review. This won’t be a pixel-peeping technical breakdown.  There are loads of those across the internet.  I’m approaching this as a professional, using the camera and hopefully from my experiences you can decide if the X100S is a camera you would be interested in buying.  Needless to say, the important stuff is that the Fuji X100S is a new 16-megapixel X-Trans CMOS II image sensor and a new EXR processor paired up with the same 23mm f/2 lens as the X100 had.  A winning combination? 


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Stockografie's curator insight, April 22, 2013 3:44 PM

A very nice and honest review on the X100S

Andrei Nicoara's comment, April 23, 2013 6:07 AM
very nice review!!
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Fujifilm Fujinon XF55-200mm (83-300mm) F3.5-F4.8 R LM OIS - Review | Fuji Guys

The Fuji Guys Billy (@fujiguys) gives you a hands on preview of the brand new Fujifilm Fujinon XF55-200mm (83-300mm) F3.5-F4.8 R LM OIS Telephoto Zoom Lens for the X-Series Camera System.


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Fujifilm XF 14mm F2.8 R review | Digital Photography Review

Fujifilm XF 14mm F2.8 R review | Digital Photography Review | Fujifilm X Serie APS C sensor cameras | Scoop.it

Overall conclusion

The XF 14mm F2.8 R is a relatively rare example of a genuinely wideangle, high quality prime lens for any camera type other than full frame SLRs. The closest comparisons lie with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm 1:2 for Micro Four Thirds and Pentax's smc DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited for its APS-C SLRs, both of which also offer premium metal-barrelled construction and 'proper' manual focus rings with distance and depth of field scales. Indeed the 14mm's push/pull manual focus switchover mechanism bears more than a passing resemblance to Olympus's version. They're not strictly alternatives, of course; they all work on different camera systems. But of the three, the 14mm offers the widest view.

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Fuji XF 14mm f/2.8 - A full workout... | Ray at FujiXspot

Fuji XF 14mm f/2.8 - A full workout... | Ray at FujiXspot | Fujifilm X Serie APS C sensor cameras | Scoop.it


I've been on the fence about the new Fuji 14mm - I was pretty sure I was going to return it at first. I'm still not totally sure I'll keep it, but after a full day of shooting with it, I'm leaning that way. No question about the quality of the lens - it's excellent to say the least - but just whether I'll use it enough to justify. I spent yesterday in Philly, doing a combination of street shooting and scenic/architectural shooting. My shooting in the various underground rail stations and related tunnels actually drew the attention and a brief interview with the good folks from Homeland Security. I won't get into a discussion about rights - I had no problem with their concern - but if I suddenly disappear....


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Fujifilm XE1 Review | Kale J. Friesen

 

I joined the Fujifilm X-Photographers team at the beginning of 2013 so I decided it would be great do a quick hands on review, and talk about the things I love and don't love about the Fujifilm X-E1. Although it's not the perfect camera there are a lot of things that make this camera great for users that want good photographs, retro/clean styling and a variety of lenses to invest in.


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