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Fujifilm X-T1 Hands-on Review | Kai Wong for DigitalRev TV


We take a look at Fujifilm's latest X-series camera - the X-T1. It's an eagerly anticipated mirrorless camera but is it as good as people expect it to be or has it fallen short of the mark? Kai takes it out on the streets for a test......


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Fuji XF50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR |Part I | Leigh Miller

Fuji XF50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR |Part I | Leigh Miller | Photography with the Fuji X series | Scoop.it

I've had a sample of the Fuji XF50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR for a few days now but unfortunately our Toronto weather hasn't been playing ball. Not that I want to be complaining too much though, my cousin in Buffalo tells me that they had to shovel her roof on at least two occasions over the past week.  With this new lens Fuji now has a telephoto zoom to suit the three price ranges, Professional, Enthusiast and Hobbyist. Though those strict distinctions are a bit more blurry these days. My first foray into Fuji zooms came in the form of the XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS which I took with me to Belize this past year. With an effective focal range of 82-300mm (in 35mm DSLR terms) it put me right in the outer rim of a very handy wildlife/nature lens. I say outer rim because a true wildlife lens begins somewhere from 300mm into the 600mm range. Wild animals don't like us very much except the ones that wouldn't mind adding the occasional human being to their dinner menu.....


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Wide Angle Wizardry :: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f4 R IOS | Derek Clark

Wide Angle Wizardry :: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f4 R IOS | Derek Clark | Photography with the Fuji X series | Scoop.it
I have fond memories of shooting with a Sigma 10-20mm and 10mm fisheye a few years ago on DSLR’s. Super wide angle lenses are great fun and sometimes it’s the things they say you shouldn’t do with a wide angle that turn out to be the most interesting and fun. I got that familiar, but at the same time forgotten tingle of excitement when I attached the Fuji 10-24mm f4 lens to the X-T1, similar to how a piece of music takes you back to a memory tucked away in the back of your mind. A super wide angle lens is an epic way to see the world! In full frame speak, this would be a 15-36mm, so it can be a decent documentary lens, especially in tight spaces. It could be used for street photography too, but it’s a bit too big compared to the 23mm f1.4 or 18mm f2. But if landscape or architecture work is your thing, then this is the lens for you. I haven’t managed to get anywhere near the sea since having the 10-24mm, but I’m sure it would produce epic seascapes.........
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The Fuji X-T1, the 56mm f1.2 lens and the City | Gabor Nagy

The Fuji X-T1, the 56mm f1.2 lens and the City | Gabor Nagy | Photography with the Fuji X series | Scoop.it

Ok, the tittle says it all and the city is still Dublin. When I go for a photo walk I normally use my little X100s, that's is the camera I always have with me. Although it took a little while to get use to it, I was always a 50mm guy, rather than 35mm, but now I love to shoot streets with both focal lengths. What about the 56mm f1.2 lens that I acquired last summer. Well so far I used it for weddings, portraits and product shots, but not during my photo walks. And I love this lens, it's fast, super sharp, still small and doesn't weight a ton. It's probably not people's first choice for street photography, on Fuji's APS-C sensor it translates into 85mm, but needles to say I really enjoyed using it on the streets. The last couple of occasions I headed into the city I limited myself to the Fuji X-T1 with the aforementioned lens attached to it and here are some of the results from this experiment, they are also part of my Streets of Dublin collection. Enjoy. .....


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Paris | XF 10-24mm | Patrice Michellon

Paris | XF 10-24mm | Patrice Michellon | Photography with the Fuji X series | Scoop.it

Let's face it, shooting architecture and landscapes is not something I feel comfortable with. However I've always been attracted by long exposure and sunset shots. Three things were missing so far in order to start an long exposure architecture project and I managed to get two of those already: - the will (yep, got it eventually) - a proper lens. The Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 has been delivered! - filters (still missing those babies but it doesn't prevent from training and shooting)Unfortunately for me the 10-24mm I ordered came with dust between two lenses and I could only play with it for half a day before sending it back. The pictures below are a tiny set of what I could quickly shoot in the morning before going to work and during my lunch time in Paris.....


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See 22 of This Year's Best Portraits

See 22 of This Year's Best Portraits | Photography with the Fuji X series | Scoop.it
The National Portrait Gallery unveils its selection of the best portrait photography
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The Fuji switch part II: Weddings… | Ben Jacobsen

The Fuji switch part II: Weddings… | Ben Jacobsen | Photography with the Fuji X series | Scoop.it

Welcome to the second part of my fuji X-T1 camera review.  This post will focus primarily on how the X-T1 performs while shooting weddings.  Part I of the review (which focuses on landscape photography) is here.  I broke the review up into two sections because the two genres are quite different and I figured it’d be nice to have two shorter reviews that are more specific to what people might want to read.  First off, let me explain that I’m NOT a full time wedding photographer.  I never have been and don’t plan to be anytime soon.  I’ve been a second shooter for some friends of mine for the last three summers which is a role I really enjoy.  I’ve also had the pleasure of shooting a few weddings for close friends and I always bring my kit along to weddings I’m invited to (that’s where the above image came from).  Because I’m a second shooter I’ve been asked not to share any images from my most recent wedding until the primary photographers wrap up their blog post…   So this image won’t have a ton of images in it for a few more weeks.  For that I apologize but I figured I’d get my thoughts written down now while they’re fresh.

 


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Sian and David’s Wedding

Sian and David’s Wedding | Photography with the Fuji X series | Scoop.it
I had the huge privilege of photographing a friends wedding last week.  Sian and David had  their wedding on a farm and it had a very relaxed feel to it, which is just what they wanted.  I was covering the wedding with my Fuji kit ( X-T1, XE-2, 35mm, 56mm, 23mm,55-200mm), along with my brother,…
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First Wedding Shot with Fuji XT1

First Wedding Shot with Fuji XT1 | Photography with the Fuji X series | Scoop.it
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An in-depth look at the Fuji X-T1 autofocus capabilities | MirrorLessons - The Best Mirrorless Camera Reviews

An in-depth look at the Fuji X-T1 autofocus capabilities | MirrorLessons - The Best Mirrorless Camera Reviews | Photography with the Fuji X series | Scoop.it
Mathieu Gasquet at MirrorLessons tests the Fujifilm X-T1's AF capabilities for sports photography.
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Going mirror less- Switching to the Fuji X System | Christoph Papenfuss

Going mirror less- Switching to the Fuji X System | Christoph Papenfuss | Photography with the Fuji X series | Scoop.it

Wow. Big news. Still can’t believe that I actually did it. A few weeks ago I sold my entire Nikon DSLR equipment and have switched to the Fuji X system. After 20 years of being a loyal Nikon customer I finally decided to take a step into the future. Over the years, I had amassed a collection of lenses, flashes and small tools such as remotes, batteries etc.. Nikon had never let me down. As a matter of fact, I simply loved my Nikon D800. It is an amazing camera with probably the best possible image quality out there in the market. But it was time to move on and I am actually very happy that I switched to the Fuji x system. In this post I want to share a few thoughts about making such a drastic switch. The Fuji X system belongs to the category of the mirrorless cameras. They are significantly smaller and lighter than modern DSLRs. These cameras used to suck in the past because they either didn’t have a viewfinder or it didn’t really work.......


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Sony A7Regret and Fuji XT-1 Uncertainty | Andy Gallacher

Sony A7Regret and Fuji XT-1 Uncertainty | Andy Gallacher | Photography with the Fuji X series | Scoop.it

Alright so I don’t have much to whine about. I own two of the finest mirrorless cameras on the market and have a job that constantly puts me in front of interesting things to take pictures of. But none the less a compare and contrast between the Fuji and Sony at this point is something that's warranted. You should know that this isn’t my first foray into the mirrorless wonderland, for the past couple of years I owned, swore at and eventually fell in love with a Fuji X-Pro1. Like many people I loved the handling, look and image but sometimes wanted to throw the bloody thing off a bridge. Focusing speed, shutter lag and a myriad of other issues were a pain at first but after a series of firmware updates things got much better. But I was still yearning for a full frame camera and then along came the Sony A7R.....

 


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Shooting a wedding with the Fuji System

Shooting a wedding with the Fuji System | Photography with the Fuji X series | Scoop.it
I shot my second wedding on Friday using just the fuji system.  I can't show the results from the first wedding I shot with them as the bride and groom want to see the images before they let them out in the wild.  But for the Friday wedding, I was second shooting and I know…
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A Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 Review - Sometimes, it's just about love | MirrorLessons

A Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 Review - Sometimes, it's just about love | MirrorLessons | Photography with the Fuji X series | Scoop.it

.... of course the use of this lens doesn’t have to be limited to portraits alone. This kind of focal length can also be practical for other kinds of shots like landscapes for example. Of course I wouldn’t suggest buying it just for alternative uses. It is primarily a portrait lens and if you are a Fuji X shooter who likes this genre of photography, this lens needs to be in your bag. However, it is nice to know that it performs well for other genres, and can actually be quite versatile. Autofocus is fast, I’d say at the same level of the latest Fuji lenses. Fujifilm has made a great effort to improve the autofocus of both its cameras and lenses and the results are really noticeable if you recall what was the X-Pro1 was like at the beginning. I even tried some continuous shooting in AF-C mode and while there were some misses, especially at f/1.2, it passed the test, especially when tracking a subject walking towards me. I didn’t test it in a more action-based situation but you can’t do everything in two days. Besides, this isn’t a sports or action lens anyway. Its performance is fast for the genre of photography is was built for.......


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Fuji 10-24 and the x100s on a trip to London

Fuji 10-24 and the x100s on a trip to London | Photography with the Fuji X series | Scoop.it
I really should go to London a lot more.  I'm always envious of landscape photographers who live near amazing places, but London is an amazing place to take photographs, especially as I've recently gotten hold of the truly excellent 10-24 mm lens for my X-T1.  This is the rough equivalent of a 16-36mm on a…
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Seascapes (set 1)

Seascapes (set 1) | Photography with the Fuji X series | Scoop.it
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Fujifilm X-Series for Wedding Photography | X-Pro 1 & X100S Review | V. Opoku

Fujifilm X-Series for Wedding Photography | X-Pro 1 & X100S Review | V. Opoku | Photography with the Fuji X series | Scoop.it

After shooting weddings exclusively with the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 and X100S cameras for about 19 months, here are my thoughts and findings on the Fujifilm X-Series for Wedding Photography. Now this is not a technical review but rather a general conversation with my good friend and fellow Wedding Photographer, Jonathan Ellis which segued into a discussion on my experience shooting weddings with the Fujifilm X-Series cameras.

I decided to hit the record button on my phone and here is a transcript of some of the topics we discussed. I don’t even think this is a format for writing reviews, but I hope it works out OK and the topics discussed provides an insight for anybody out there considering the Fujifilm X-Series for Wedding Photography, be it exclusively or to supplement their existing DSLR systems.

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Well my name is Vincent, but commonly known as V ; so whenever V appears before a body of text, that was me talking/responding to Jonathan’s questions. For consistency sake and laziness on my part, Jonathan will be J in this article. Jonathan asks the questions and I respond ; I share my experience on the Fujifilm X-Series for Wedding Photography, my likes and dislikes, the strength and weakness of the system as a whole, the things to improve on and my conclusion.......


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35+ Breath-Taking Portrait Photography of Attractive Girls | HybridLava

35+ Breath-Taking Portrait Photography of Attractive Girls | HybridLava | Photography with the Fuji X series | Scoop.it
Jean-Sébastien Monzani is a Swiss and French freelance photographer, graphic-designer, illustrator and video-artist born in 1975. Here is a stunning showcase
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Working professionally with the Fujifilm X series – Guest Post by Gabriele Lopez | MirrorLessons

Working professionally with the Fujifilm X series – Guest Post by Gabriele Lopez | MirrorLessons | Photography with the Fuji X series | Scoop.it

My name is Gabriele Lopez. I’ve lived and worked in Milan (Italy) as a professional photographer since 2004. My jobs include: commercial photography which ranges from corporate to events, portraits mainly for local actors and books, weddings taken in a photojournalistic manner and personal projects that I do for myself and that the Millenium Images agency in London distributes. I constantly realize personal and collective projects in the form of self-printed books and fanzines. Cameras are not fundamental, but at the same time, it is important to use something that fits our needs. I am not the kind of photographer who shoots on a definite mission. Photography for me is mostly a diary, a way of living. In fact I never step out of my home without a camera, even if I don’t plan to shoot something as you never know what you might come across. Everyday I shoot a variety of moments, from the happiest to the most tragic. My instinctive way of shooting allows me to express myself and to understand what’s around me. This way of being stems back to the time I received a Polaroid camera as a gift and when I first bought a 35mm compact camera for recording my daily life.......


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Rob and Laura’s wedding

Rob and Laura’s wedding | Photography with the Fuji X series | Scoop.it
Had a great time shooting Rob and Laura's wedding.  They were a really lovely relaxed couple and wanted a documentary style shoot.  I shot this wedding with my brother, who also used an X-T1 ( I used an X-T1 and XE-2 ).  The 23mm is great for group shots, but both of us tended to…
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Two Fuji's One Canon | Ben Cherry

Two Fuji's One Canon | Ben Cherry | Photography with the Fuji X series | Scoop.it

If you’re looking for an X-series AF tracking test using a manic springer spaniel as the test subject then you are definitely in the right place! My spaniel, Charlie, is the ultimate test subject that I put all my cameras through to determine their auto focus capabilities and limitations. This was previously conducted when i moved from a Canon 1Div to the 5Diii, which was dramatically better, with a very high hit rate using the wonderful Canon 70-200mm F2.8 IS ii. Now the time has come to test the Fujifilm X-T1, 55-200mm lens and a prototype of the 18-135mm lens. I did try this test with the X-Pro1 about this time last year and the results were almost laughable… The X-T1 is an entirely different beast. What I have found so far is that once it locks on to a subject this camera is very good at tracking and seemingly with all Fuji lenses. However, there’s tracking and then there’s Canon 5Diii AI Servo… So how did the X-T1 and the latest telephoto lenses hold up against the ultimate action combo? Well I have to say I am extremely impressed by the results. So much so I’m not sure whether people can tell the difference. Each camera was set to ISO800, F5.6 (yes I know this means the 18-135mm was wide open) and used centre point continuous focus. Each lens was fully extended.. I didn’t hold back the zoom of the 55-200mm, woops forgot the crop factor.........


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Street Photography Course in Budapest and a Fuji X Pro 1 | Keith Moss

Street Photography Course in Budapest and a Fuji X Pro 1 | Keith Moss | Photography with the Fuji X series | Scoop.it

This is my 4th day designing a street photography course in Budapest, my companion, for this trip a Fuji X-Pro 1 Its another searingly hot day with very little breeze, it’s in the mid 30s with a high humidity, quite unpleasant for this chap from England, nevertheless I want to explore  the Jewish Quarter. Budapest has the largest Jewish community in Central Europe so I head  there to check it out. My first port of call is the Great Synagogue, a magnificent looking building from the outside and  literature tells me that it is one of the largest synagogue in Europe. As a street photographer  I wouldn’t normally pay to enter a tourist attraction but this is more than that,  I wanted to find out about the history.  It costs 2800 Hufs to enter which is about £8 at the current exchange rate. I have to say it is worth it. It’s stunning inside, almost theatre-esk with its balconies and what look like private boxes that seem to go all around, it beautiful and ornate. You are also allowed to take photographs as long as you don’t use flash. On entering all ladies have to cover their shoulders and the men must wear a Kippah which are provided. Part of the entrance fee allows you to go to the Jewish museum which has important pieces of art from Hungary and Eastern Europe. Part of the museum has quite shocking images of the persecution of Jews suffered during the war........


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Ben Landa Studios This is my 4th day designing a street photography course in Budapest, my companion, for this trip a Fuji X-Pro 1 Its another searingly hot day with very little breeze, it’s in the mid 30s with a high humidity, quite unpleasant for this chap from England, nevertheless I want to explore  the Jewish Quarter. Budapest has the largest Jewish community in Central Europe so I head  there to check it out. My first port of call is the Great Synagogue, a magnificent looking building from the outside and  literature tells me that it is one of the largest synagogue in Europe. As a street photographer  I wouldn’t normally pay to enter a tourist attraction but this is more than that,  I wanted to find out about the history.  It costs 2800 Hufs to enter which is about £8 at the current exchange rate. I have to say it is worth it. It’s stunning inside, almost theatre-esk with its balconies and what look like private boxes that seem to go all around, it beautiful and ornate. You are also allowed to take photographs as long as you don’t use flash. On entering all ladies have to cover their shoulders and the men must wear a Kippah which are provided. Part of the entrance fee allows you to go to the Jewish museum which has important pieces of art from Hungary and Eastern Europe. Part of the museum has quite shocking images of the persecution of Jews suffered during the war........http://www.benlandastudios.com/

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Fuji X-T1 for wedding photography: In Depth | Phil Drinkwater

Fuji X-T1 for wedding photography: In Depth | Phil Drinkwater | Photography with the Fuji X series | Scoop.it

I’m known for being incredibly picky about the gear I use. Photographers tend to say “it’s the photographer, not the camera” and they are right in a way. However, the truth is that the camera either does or doesn’t allow you to take the photograph which is in your mind. Would Da Vinci have created the Mona Lisa with finger paints? He might have produced something amazing still, but it wouldn’t have been the exact Mona Lisa.

My view is that most photographers don’t push their equipment all that much. They take photos of relatively static subjects in not very challenging conditions. That’s very different to my world. I shoot moving subjects in dark and rainy conditions at very low DOF and I really push my equipment to the limit. I don’t want my work to be compromised by the tool used to create it. Some wedding photographers work very differently to me too – they might shoot mostly static subjects with flash at f5.6 all day for example, or they might be totally reportage and take only 300 photos in a day – so even within the wedding photography genre you have a massively mixed bag. So … does the Fuji X-T1 compromise my wedding work? Or does it add to it? Read on….....


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Is the Fuji XT-1 as good as my 5d3 / D800?

Is the Fuji XT-1 as good as my 5d3 / D800? | Photography with the Fuji X series | Scoop.it
I see this question alot on the facebook groups in particular.  And there is always a lively response.  There seem to be a small crowd of people in these groups whose lives have no meaning unless they are bashing the fuji cameras and comparing them to their high end DSLRs.  Then there are the fuji…
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Brenizer Method Portrait Using Lightroom And Photoshop – Weekly Edit Season 2 Episode 9 @ Weeder

Brenizer Method Portrait Using Lightroom And Photoshop – Weekly Edit Season 2 Episode 9 http://t.co/pYJhTWIFJZ #photography #arts
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The most comprehensive Collection on Fuji X-Pro1/X-Pro2, X-T1 and X-E1/E2 articles on the Web ... | Thomas Menk

The most comprehensive Collection on Fuji X-Pro1/X-Pro2, X-T1 and X-E1/E2 articles on the Web ... | Thomas Menk | Photography with the Fuji X series | Scoop.it


Aspects of Digital Photography focusing on the Fuji X-Pro 1, X-T1, X-E1/E2 and X100s - photographer, reviews, samples and more.

The most comprehensive Collection on Fuji X-Pro1 and X-E1 articles, reviews and X-Pro1 Photographer on the Web!

 

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Doug Chinnery's curator insight, October 17, 2013 10:27 AM

very useful collection of information on the X Pro 1

Ariel Gonzalez's curator insight, February 21, 9:42 AM

Great stuff from an  X Photographer