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What Fujinon XF Lens Should I Buy? 1st Edition / Leigh Diprose - Fujifilm.au

What Fujinon XF Lens Should I Buy? 1st Edition / Leigh Diprose - Fujifilm.au | Fujifilm X-Series | Scoop.it

The below guide is a real world explanation on what lens you would use for taking a particular type of photograph.

Before going into the lenses let’s explore what a focal length and aperture are...


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Street Photography - Japan + India | Rene Gaviola

Street Photography - Japan + India | Rene Gaviola | Fujifilm X-Series | Scoop.it
'Upskirting' in India and JapanSome street photography during this year's travel to Japan and India. Fashion Photography + Street Photography = Better Wedding Photography :)
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Long term user report: the streets of NYC with the Fuji X100s and the Ricoh GR | Mike Kobal

Long term user report: the streets of NYC with the Fuji X100s and the Ricoh GR | Mike Kobal | Fujifilm X-Series | Scoop.it
2013 is an exciting year for photographers. The race amongst camera makers continues. Competition is good, it accelerates innovation, keeps pricing somewhat sane and gives us plenty of choices. The last thing we need is a single company monopolizing the market. Without healthy competition, two of my favorite, most amazing cameras probably wouldn’t exist, the Fuji X100s and the Ricoh GR. I love walking the streets of NYC, observing the flow of life, one of my favorite things to do when I am not on assignment. I find it relaxing and it keeps me alert at the same time. I am addicted to it. This addiction got a lot worse or better? since I acquired the Fuji X100s and the Ricoh GR. I have been shooting with these two cameras since the day they were released. I love the X100s and the GR, like for many, these cameras have rekindled my enthusiasm for photography just like I remember it from the film days. Every time I reach for either the X100s or the GR I have a smile on my face, like a kid picking up one of his favorite toys. The X100s is a “positive camera” or a “people friendly camera”, it doesn’t scare the one being photographed.....
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From DR to PR with my X-Pro1 | Karim Haddad

From DR to PR with my X-Pro1 | Karim Haddad | Fujifilm X-Series | Scoop.it
I just recently came back from my first overseas assignment since moving to Miami (not counting Lebanon). Our patch extends across the southern US into the Caribbean, so I expect this first trip to be the first of many. We started off in the Dominican Republic for a few days to begin telling the story of how desperate people are to leave the island. In the last year there has been a huge spike in the number of migrants from Haiti and Dominican Republic risking their lives to reach Puerto Rico. Many of them pay thousands of dollars to take off from the northern coast. The sleepy fishing town of Nagua has earned itself a reputation as a launching point for smugglers. Yolas. That’s what they call the flimsy vessels that transport desperate migrants to Puerto Rico through the treacherous waters of the Mona Passage. They’re usually a bit bigger than the ones pictured here, but not often by much. The journey can take anywhere between 10 hours and three days......
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First Impressions of Fuji X-Pro 1 | Doug Chinnery

First Impressions of Fuji X-Pro 1 | Doug Chinnery | Fujifilm X-Series | Scoop.it
I have taken the plunge and bought a second hand Fuji X Pro 1. Why? A number of reasons. I needed a smaller camera system for some trips that could produce high quality commercial images but without the weight and bulk of my DSLR system. I had also had a chance to use the X Pro and it’s sibling the X100sa nd both had blown me away both in terms of usability and in the ‘filmic’ quality of the images the sensor and lenses produce. I also hold my hands up and unashamedly admit to being seduced by the beautiful retro styling and the superb build quality of the Fuji’s. I have some workshop ideas for the camera too, so there were commercial considerations in my mind also. As I bought second hand I didn’t have a choice of lenses. The kit I bought came with the 35mm f1.4 prime (which I would have chosen even if I was buying new) and the 18-55mm zoom lens which I probably wouldn’t have gone for, rather erring towards a set of primes. However, the zoom is by no means a ‘kit lens’, this is a full on, high quality piece of glass which is solidly made and performs incredibly well. So I may well hold on to it. Only time will tell.......
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Redux: Kathmandu's Boudhanath Stupa | Matt Brandon

Redux: Kathmandu's Boudhanath Stupa | Matt Brandon | Fujifilm X-Series | Scoop.it
Kathmandu is a strange mix of Hindu and Buddhist culture. With only a few days to explore my friend Jon and I are sticking around Kathmandu. Our hotel is right across the road from Boudhanath – one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu, Nepal. It’s also the most photographed spot in the country, so how do you photograph it in a way completely different than (a) you’ve done before or (b) like no one else has done? For me, it was trying to look through the obvious and observe what was happening. One of the first things you notice are the masses of people circumnavigating the stupa. I wanted to capture that movement. In fact almost every image of Boudhanath this trip has been about movement. I think it is because there seem to be people everywhere. I set up my tripod in one of the corners and shot with a slow shutter speed and used the Multiple Exposure feature of the X-Pro1 to show the crowds and the movement....
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FUJINON XF23mm F1.4 R - First Experience | Kevin Mullins

FUJINON XF23mm F1.4 R - First Experience | Kevin Mullins | Fujifilm X-Series | Scoop.it
Yesterday I had the pleasure of using the XF23mm F1.4 lens for a day. I’ve had a pretty eventful week. Last Saturday I photographed a wedding in Rome, then I was privileged to be invited out to Tokyo by Fujifilm for some R&D meetings, presentations and the chance to shoot with the XF23mm F1.4 for the first time. I’m going to blog more about the trip itself and my time with the very good people at Fuji next week. In the meantime, here are some images I shot with the XF23mm F1.4 yesterday whilst in Tokyo. The images aren’t in a particular order, but they end with a snapshot of my kids running towards me when I got home….. (they were interested in the presents I’d bought them I think). In due course, I’ll do a more concise overview of the XF23mm F1.4 itself but my opinion is not going to be anything other than – this is a FANTASTIC lens and a great addition to the X-Series mount lenses that Fuji have created. For me, 35mm is my perfect focal length and the 23mm lens on the X-Pro1, X-E1 or X-M1 works out at exactly 35mm. I love the extra stop of light available over the equivalent focal length in the X100S. The lowlight performance of this lens is smashing. Absolutely smashing. The bokeh, especially in low light is just beautiful and the feel of the lens is great. Combined with the focus peaking on the X-Pro1 and X-M1 I think this a great lens for street shooting and I’ll definitely be using it extensively for my wedding photography work. The images in this collection were shot on a combination of the X-Pro1 and the X-M1. I have to say Tokyo is one of the most amazing places I’ve visited. The people, especially, are genuinely so kind and hospitable. It’s a place I hope to visit and explore further in the future. I only had a day, so a lot of these images are snapshots to a certain extent but I did try and get a range of shots to demonstrate the lens including verticals and macro close up images.....
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Fuji X-Pro-1 back button focus | Paul Samoluk

Fuji X-Pro-1 back button focus |  Paul Samoluk | Fujifilm X-Series | Scoop.it
What is back button focus and why should you care? I switched to using the back button (AE-L AF-L) to focus my camera a few months ago and can honestly say i could never go back to the traditional way of auto focusing using your shutter button. It will take a little getting used to at first, but if you stick with it, i can promise you will feel the same way i do. So what is it exactly? In the traditional way of auto focusing your camera, you would half press the shutter, which engages the auto focus system, get the camera to lock focus, and then take the picture by pressing the shutter button all the way down. Ok i am not undermining your intelligence by stating the obvious here, but i wanted to set a baseline for our discussion. With back button focus, you essentially disassociate the function of auto focusing your camera from the function of taking the actual image. You use two buttons instead of one which on the surface may seem quite odd and less efficient but works wonders once you get used to it. Things look even peachier (yes i said peachier) with the X-Pro-1 because the genius minds over at Fuji, know their ergonomics, and placed the buttons in a fantastic place. We will get to that in a minute, first lets continue exploring the idea of back button focus. Here is why you should care about this, and possibly give it a try....
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X-Pro1 - FW Version 3.01 - Focus Peaking - How I Use It | X-Pro1, Fuji X

X-Pro1 - FW Version 3.01 - Focus Peaking - How I Use It | X-Pro1, Fuji X | Fujifilm X-Series | Scoop.it
Here we are with FW 3.0 or hmmm 3.01 installed ( yeah! Video on the X-Pro, really? ) Set to High in the menu then looking through the EVF seeing the peaking and taking a few snaps to checking the shots. Head Scratch plus WTF? Um I waited for this, what’s up? Shots out of focus, process repeated several times with same results, now I am confused. Jumped online to see if anyone else is experiencing the same, not much answer there, OK lets leave this puppy for a minute and think things through…
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Review: SLR Magic 23mm f1.7 (Fujifilm X Mount) | Chris Gampat

Review: SLR Magic 23mm f1.7 (Fujifilm X Mount) | Chris Gampat | Fujifilm X-Series | Scoop.it


At last! The most rangefinder-like of the mirrorless camera systems has a 35mm equivalent lens! We’ve always been a fan of SLR Magic’s lenses here on the Phoblographer and when we received the 23mm f1.7 in the mail, we were super stoked. It renders a near 35mm field of view on the cameras. Though Fujifilm themselves will be releasing one later on from the publishing of this piece, they were beaten to the cake by SLR Magic. We’ve spent a couple of days with this lens since seeing at Photokina, so far and we have to say that this one makes the X Pro 1 feels like the Leica cameras that I was trained on.

 

Pros and Cons

Pros

- Beautiful bokeh

- Fairly sharp wide open in the center and even sharper when stopped down

- Excellent ergonomics

- Solid build quality


Cons

- Corner sharpness isn’t the greatest

 

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Conclusions

While the SLR Magic 23mm f1.7 is an extremely fun lens to use, it will also require you to slow down your working process a whole lot. For portraits or street photography, you’ll really need to sit in one place and think due to the fact that it focuses manually and you’ll also need to zoom in/magnify areas to ensure that you’ve got a sharp photo. And this is where we really wish that Fujifilm has a focus peaking feature in the X Pro 1 as of the publishing of this story. Either way, for the price one really cannot go wrong. And though we’re not overly enthusiastic about this lens, it still really is a very good purchase for the money.


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Just ordered from Adorama. Can't wait to have it
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Get wide right! (shooting with the Fujinon XF 14mm F2.8) | Olaf Sztaba

Get wide right! (shooting with the Fujinon XF 14mm F2.8) | Olaf Sztaba | Fujifilm X-Series | Scoop.it


While we continue to shoot almost daily with the X100s and gather our thoughts about this camera, we decided to take a break from the topic and present some images from our recent trip to an unknown British Columbia.

Shooting with wide-angle lenses poses a challenge for many new photographers. This is not a “have it all in” lens. The general idea is to get closer to the subject and be very selective. However, it is not as easy as it sounds. Such an approach may be unnatural to many photographers, especially beginners. As with every lens, it all starts with observation and vision. Keep in mind that not every subject will be suitable for the wide-angle treatment! Our favourite photographs taken with this lens usually consist of a very large distinctive subject, which stands out from its surroundings. The picture with the old yellow house shows our point the best.....


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X-Pro1 Using Custom Settings | For RAW Shooters and Film Fanatics | Adam J Piper

Custom settings can be an extension of the film simulations, adding another layer to your jpgs, or they can be set up to give you the best preview of your RAW files, enabling you to make better exposure decisions. I show you how to set them up, use them effectively and some of my favourite settings for your Fuji X cameras....


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Fujifilm X-Pro1 Review | Reza Evol

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Review | Reza Evol | Fujifilm X-Series | Scoop.it


Before I start the Fujifilm X-Pro1 review I just want to explain that I get asked at least once a week about cameras from friends/family/strangers so I thought it was about time I start reviewing them. Now these won’t be as in depth and crazy as other reviews, I wont have crazy in depth details about the technology used to power the camera or charts comparing it with it’s competition. My reviews are going to be simply based off my experience with the camera and who should buy or not buy the camera, followed by a hand full of images taken with the camera being reviewed. Now with that being said, shall we begin?! First camera up is a beast of a camera and one of my most recent purchases, its the Fujifilm X-Pro1.....

So Who Should Buy This Camera?

To be honest I would love to say everyone should buy this camera but that’s not true. The people who should buy this camera are camera enthusiasts, street photographers and or photographers who have a DSLR and want something smaller to carry around everyday with them. I would be brave enough to say that you can use this for fashion photography if you wanted. If your looking to capture fast moving action I suggest you stay away from this camera, unfortunately it’s not fast enough to capture those moments that need fast focusing......


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REVIEW: Using Nikon Lenses on a Fuji X Camera

REVIEW: Using Nikon Lenses on a Fuji X Camera | Fujifilm X-Series | Scoop.it

Fuji have provided the X system with a telephoto zoom, the 55-200mm f3.5 / f4.8 R LM OIS and I will be testing this lens next week for three days. I will be showing the results on this blog.

However my Nikon kit has one of the best short telephoto zooms in the world, the Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8 AF-D. 


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You think Fuji X-Pro1 has slow or bad Autofocus, No it hasn’t, you just have to learn how to shoot with it properly! | Jan Oscarsson

You think Fuji X-Pro1 has slow or bad Autofocus, No it hasn’t, you just have to learn how to shoot with it properly! | Jan Oscarsson | Fujifilm X-Series | Scoop.it
Bold statement? I don’t think so. Ok, first off, I know that the Fuji X-Pro1 and the rest of the X-serie cameras don’t behave like a Nikon D4 with top of the line Nikkor lenses! How do I know? Because I shoot Nikon D4 with top of the line Nikkor lenses daily. I love my Nikon cameras, truly love them. They are, without a doubt, the best cameras on the market today for what I shoot. There are of course photographers that may require higher resolution from their cameras but I don’t have the need for more megapixels. On my Epson printer I print large images, 44 inches (111 cm) on the short side from my Nikon D3 and D4 files. No problem at all. The only thing that bothers me with my Nikon gear is the weight and bulk of the system, don’t get me wrong, I still love shooting with the Nikon gear but after a 12 hour day I’m not so much in love with carrying it around. So this summer I started to look for something with a smaller footprint and Fuji Sweden kindly lent me the Fuji X-Pro1 and a set of lenses. For a month I shot with the Fuji gear and starting out I had to learn how to shoot with it as the shooting experience of the X-pro1 is nothing like the D4. Not bad just different. Actually I had the X-pro on loan twice, first a week or two in the beginning of the summer. This was before the most recent firmware update was released, and during that time I didn’t really have time to shoot much with it. I mostly fiddled around with it at home shooting the family, so I sent it back to Fuji and was promised to get it back in the start of August. The second time I received the camera and lenses I had already planned lot’s of cool stuff to shoot with it. So for about 4-5 weeks I shot pretty much everything I usually shoot whit my Nikon gear. This time the most recent firmware was installed in both the X-Pro1 and lenses.....
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Thoughts on the Fuji 23mm f1.4 VS the X100s 23mm f2 | Ed Dombrowski

Thoughts on the Fuji 23mm f1.4 VS the X100s 23mm f2 | Ed Dombrowski | Fujifilm X-Series | Scoop.it
I recently had the Fuji 23mm F1.4 lens shipped to me. I pre-ordered it the day it was officially announced and it got to me last week. I have been shooting with it for a week or so but am not going to do any sort of image quality review at this time other than to say it is at least as good as all the other Fuji lenses. It is very similar in fit and finish to the 14mm. I was more interested in writing about the debate that has gone on in my head since it was added to the roadmap. The thought was that when the 23mm f1.4 was released sales of the X100s would dry up. Why would you buy an X100s when you now have a fast 35mm equivalent offer for the X-Pro1 or X-E1?......
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Happy birthday! One year with the Fuji x pro | Régis Lessent

Happy birthday! One year with the Fuji x pro | Régis Lessent | Fujifilm X-Series | Scoop.it
I bought it exactly one year ago, during a cold november 2012. Lots of people have said a lot of stuff about this camera and I’m not going to give a technical assessment here. I’m not a professional user (even if I’d like to think I am, as PRO is written on the camera!) but an amateur who was looking for a camera with the same control I had on my analogic camera (a good old Canon FT from the 60′s). The only digital camera I had so far was a Canon Ixus V… Before buying it, I hesitated between the X-pro and the Olympus OM-D. The bigger sensor and the real shutter speed wheel made the difference for me. Did the X-pro reached my expectations? Definitely yes. The control is really close to my old camera. The only thing I could complain is the manual focus. It was easier on the canon as the magnification was higher and the ring on the lens was more reactive than the fuji (I own the 35mm f1.4). By the way, I played a bit with a Nikon dslr a couple of days ago and realized the magnification was even lower than on the X-pro. I don’t get it.......
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Fuji X-Pro 1 Review | Lydia Shaw

Fuji X-Pro 1 Review | Lydia Shaw | Fujifilm X-Series | Scoop.it
A little bit of Fuji X-Pro 1 love...despite some of its shortcomings... This post is a long time coming! I've been promising to write down my thoughts on this camera, and had initially planned to provide critique during my 6 week trip to Vietnam, but I was having a hard enough time keeping up-to-date with my travel posts, so opted to leave my overall camera comments to the end. So...here it is :) There are plenty of technical posts on the web if you're interested in the specifics, and I've added some links at the end for you. I'm going to be giving you my thoughts based on how this camera actually performed for me, and what I do and don't like about it. I bought the body and the 35mm 1.4 lens, and at this time this is the only lens I own. I don't have a flash. You get one battery as standard, and I highly recommend buying a second battery straight away as the live displays chew through the power pretty quickly. The lens come with a lens hood, which I actually haven't used to date. I also purchased the leather case as I knew I needed extra weather protection for the camera in Vietnam (rain!)..... My Verdict A great camera for travelling with when you need a break from the SLR world, and are looking for a more compact solution. Travelling with only one lens was a little limiting at times, and another lens or two, or a zoom could be a good addition to the kit. Overall I'm thrilled with this camera. It looks great...it feels great...and it delivers amazing image quality. There's certainly a learning curve as it's not a SLR, but that's what's great about it. I'm definitely going to continue with pushing its boundaries to see how far it can go, although I'm not sure if I can go SLR-free as I still very much need quick focus and fast setting adjustments for the work I do. Perhaps if I become a street photographer! I don't think you'd be disappointed if you owned this camera.....
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Official Fujinon XF23mm f/1.4 R Sample Images - PhotographyBLOG (blog)

Official Fujinon XF23mm f/1.4 R Sample Images - PhotographyBLOG (blog) | Fujifilm X-Series | Scoop.it
Official Fujinon XF23mm f/1.4 R Sample Images PhotographyBLOG (blog) Fujifilm has posted 16 high-resolution sample photos taken with the new Fujinon XF23mm f/1.4 R lens.
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Fuji X-E1 review: the perfect travel camera? - Copenhagen, Photography - 25 Days Off | Make the most of your time off work! Travel itineraries and photography tips for full time workers.

Fuji X-E1 review: the perfect travel camera? - Copenhagen, Photography - 25 Days Off | Make the most of your time off work! Travel itineraries and photography tips for full time workers. | Fujifilm X-Series | Scoop.it
A review of the Fuji X-E1, 18-55mm and 35mm lenses. Could this be the perfect travel photography camera? (Fuji X-E1 review: the perfect travel camera?
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Report: using fujifilm's newest firmware to the x pro 1 in real life use

In this blog post, we report on Fujifilm's X Pro 1′s enhanced performance since firmware 3.01. Read more at The Phoblographer.
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Shooting Birds with the Fuji X-Pro 1 | Gareth Brough

Shooting Birds with the Fuji X-Pro 1 | Gareth Brough | Fujifilm X-Series | Scoop.it
So there I am, on a small Island off the coast of Pembrokeshire, Wales (UK) surrounded by lots of other photographers with serious kit – we are talking big heavy gear for some ‘proper’ wildlife shooting – and I am lying on the ground with a Fuji X-Pro 1 and the 35mm F1.4 lens. Surely I don’t expect to be able to photograph birds with this tinny little camera/ lens combo? Well, actually I do. There is a bird on the Island called a Puffin, they are rather odd-looking, live in underground burrows and seemingly have no fear of humans, so if you sit and wait, they will come to you. Taking the Fuji X-Pro 1 on a trip like this may seem like a gamble, after all the autofocus is not exactly cutting edge (more about that later), but the positives outweigh the negatives. I have used and owned cameras for many years – from medium format (Hassleblad / Mamiya 7 / Pentax) to the big Canon and Nikon digital beasts, all had one thing in common, WEIGHT! My last DSLR was the Nikon D700, which I used to carry around with tilt & shift lenses and an 80-200 f2.8 AFS, and I found (as Steve has said many times) that I would leave my kit at home on more occasions that not as I just couldn’t be bothered lugging it arround. So I made the decision about a year ago to get rid of all my gear and switch to a camera that I might actually enjoy using. I looked at all the cameras on offer (I wish the Sony RX1 had been around), nearly bought a Leica M8 but got the jitters due to my experiences focusing the rangefinder on the Mamiya 7, and finally bought the Fuji. I loved their collaboration with Hassleblad on the XPan and thought this camera could just answer most of my needs.....
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Thoughts on my Fuji 14mm | Karim Haddad

Thoughts on my Fuji 14mm | Karim Haddad | Fujifilm X-Series | Scoop.it

 

I’ve had my X-Pro1 for about five months now, and I’d like to think I’ve put it to good use. Up until recently, all I had was the 35mm lens, which I’m very fond of. I’ve been wanting a wider lens for a while, but I was torn between Fuji’s 18mm and the 14mm. The difference in focal length was only one of the reasons I chose the XF 14mm 2.8 R. I first put it to use on my trip to Trinidad & Tobago. My very first shots were taken at Reagan National Airport, but I used it quite a bit throughout the whole trip. When my friends and I got to the beach, I had the 14mm locked in. I wasn’t too pleased with a lot of the shots I got, but one of the main reasons for that was the overcast weather.  At first, I wasn’t sure whether or not the lens or the weather were to blame, but now I’m sure it was the latter. I took many other pictures in Trinidad, mostly on the beach. Unfortunately, I didn’t do any street photography on the entire trip, but when we got the beach in Tobago, I put the 14mm to the test once again. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t cooperating as much as I would have liked, but I still think I got some good shots. The 14mm was often my lens of choice during the trip, not because I preferred it to the 35mm, but because I wanted to put it to the test as much as possible. But while I was shooting with it, I sometimes found myself wishing I had the other lens on. The opposite wasn’t true as often. Don’t get me wrong, the 14mm is a great lens, but the 35mm has it beat when it comes to image quality. The larger aperture surely has something to do with it, but that can’t be all. I’m no technical expert when it comes to lenses – I just go by what I see. The shot below was taken a little past 3am. It’s an 8.5 second exposure that was shot wide open at 2.8. I was trying to shoot the moon, and my friends’ shadows got in the way. When we saw the image in the viewfinder, we decided to position ourselves in the shot. The results were pretty cool........

 

PROS:
- nice and wide with very little distortion

- great bokeh when shooting objects up close

- distance and depth of field indicator

- smooth manual focus ring

- superior image quality

- solid build and feel

- great lens hood

 

CONS:

- price $900

- somewhat heavy

- outside gathers dust very easily

- not always as sharp as one would like

- sometimes yields problems with blown highlights and shadows

 

CONCLUSION: 

 

This is a great lens, although I’m still not sure that I wouldn’t have been better off with the 18mm. I’m all about the image quality, and it seems the 14mm might lag slightly behind in that regard. But the extra width and other features make up for the slight difference in sharpness between the two lenses. The images shot with the 14mm look great and they’re virtually free of distortion. Manual focusing is very smooth, and the sliding ring that reveals a distance and depth-of-field indicator is a very useful feature. The 35mm is still my preferred lens of the two, and although it is my choice for a walk-around lens, I will be using the 14mm a lot more in the weeks and months ahead. I’m looking forward to seeing what it can do with sweeping landscapes and on the streets. Of course I’ll be sharing the results. I don’t think I’ll be buying anymore lenses anytime soon.


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Using Zeiss Touit Lenses at a Wedding | Chris Gampat

Using Zeiss Touit Lenses at a Wedding | Chris Gampat | Fujifilm X-Series | Scoop.it


“You’re brave,” that’s what Stan Horaczek from Pop Photo told me when I told him that I’m shooting a wedding with the new Zeiss 12mm f2.8 and 32mm f1.8 Touit lenses for the Fujifilm X series system. He said this not because he didn’t trust the products, but because he would never use brand new gear for anything paid. However, I do it all the time for this site–and a recent wedding that I photographed was no exception. Since stepping out of professionally shooting weddings years ago, I had always wondered what it would be like to shoot one with an X Pro 1. Granted, it was only the secondary camera. And after being smitten with Zeiss lenses for a while, I figured that this would be one of the best testing grounds for the new optics targeted at the higher end. While they performed admirably, something went wrong–very wrong.....


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RubyLaureus USA's comment, July 16, 2013 2:33 AM
Nice camera just like high tack ............ superb http://ow.ly/mOWmF
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Fuji X RAW Files | Adriel Henderson

Fuji X RAW Files | Adriel Henderson | Fujifilm X-Series | Scoop.it

Curious about how the Fuji X series camera actually stores in the RAW (RAF) file, and how Fuji's DR mode affects the RAW file, I decided to dig into the RAW file a bit to see what I could discover. My tests here were produced using my FujiFilm XE-1, but the results should be identical to the other Fuji X cameras including the X-Pro1, X100, and X100s. The measured values and histograms were produced using RawDigger....

An important observation here is that even though stops of light are logarithmic (one stop is a doubling of light) the CMOS sensor measure light in a linear fashion and the RAW file records those values in a linear value scale. The effect is that tones in the upper-most stop of light can be described by nearly 1500 different variations, whereas tones in the lowest measured stop of light can only be described by two possible values - on or off. Because there are so many variations in the upper stops of light they can be described as "creamy" with smooth transitions from one color to another, whereas colors deep in the shadows with few variations can be describe as "crunchy.".... 

 


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Thomas Menk's curator insight, June 14, 2013 12:48 PM

RawDigger WebSite:
http://www.rawdigger.com/

 

David Knoble's curator insight, June 30, 2013 7:52 AM

excellent technical work.