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The Fuji X-Pro 1 - How did it perform in the Arctic? | Doug Chinnery

The Fuji X-Pro 1 - How did it perform in the Arctic? | Doug Chinnery | Travels with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


I recently had the chance to take the Fuji X-Pro 1 with me on a workshop I was co-leading up above the arctic circle in the far north of Norway. I thought this would be an ideal opportunity to see how the camera performed in extreme conditions. I also had with me a newly delivered 23mm f1.4 Fuji lens to try out too. The images in this article were all made on the trip and all but the aurora shot are jpegs straight or virtually straight from the camera. If you followed my trip reports from the expedition you will have seen most of these images before (sorry!), but the aurora image with the 23mm lens is new, as are one or two of the others. The idea of testing the lens here was to see how it performed shooting the “Northern Lights”, the Aurora Borealis, if we had a chance to see it. In theory the fast f1.4 aperture would make it ideal but I was also interested to test the sharpness of the lens and also to get a feel for its width, which although 23mm works out at about 35mm as a full-frame DSLR equivalent.....


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Exploring the Pacific Ocean coast at Santa Cruz | Detlef Göhring

Exploring the Pacific Ocean coast at Santa Cruz | Detlef Göhring | Travels with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

 

Weekend in the US. My fist experience with long exposure shoots at the pacific cost at the Santa Cruz area.

Fuji X-Pro1 | Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS 


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Fujifilm X-pro 1, travel companion | Alex Lagarejos

Fujifilm X-pro 1, travel companion | Alex Lagarejos | Travels with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it



So firstly, I have to apologise for going missing for so long, a house move and a crazy few months have kept me from updating the blog. Anyway, I'm back and to kick off I'm going to chat about my trips over the summer and how I coped with the x-pro 1 instead of my dslr. My first couple of trips, one to Wales and then one to Spain, I bottled it and took the 5d with me as well, I absolutely didn't need to, the x-pro didn't let me down at all and the longer I use the fuji kit, the more intuitive my way of working with it becomes. This is absolutely crucial for me, I don't even want to think about my kit when I'm working, and the fuji really lends itself to that, I can have everything mapped out on physical buttons so I'm not stuck messing about in menus instead of taking a shot. The absolute best thing about the Fuji x-pro 1 for travel is how compact yet sturdy it is.  The camera feels solid, balances well in your  hand and with a decent sling can be carried around all day without the usual ache from lugging a dslr with a few lenses....


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Travel: When less, really is more…… | Bill Fortney

Travel: When less, really is more…… | Bill Fortney | Travels with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Over the last year, as I have gotten used to a downsized system I’ve grown a great deal as a photographer and I’ve come to realize that less complications really does lead to better vision.  I started carrying a smaller system to protect my shoulder and so, at the end of the day, I would feel good instead of dog tired!  I can’t express how much I appreciate that Fuji made this system, it is really meeting my needs, and, at least, in my opinion, my work has stepped up several levels.  One thing is certain, I’m having the most fun I’ve had as a photographer! Now I will admit that I now own almost as much Fuji X system gear in weight as my Nikon stuff!! So where is the weight savings?  I don’t carry all of it at one time, unless, it’s in the back of the SUV, which is th same way I carry the Nikon stuff! I have, (for now), new stuff keeps coming out, three distinct systems for different kinds of trips. The trip where I want to get great images, but don’t want to deal with even a small bag!   I simply love the Fuji X100s and with the 35mm (equiv.) f 2 lens it works for 90% of what I want to shoot! It does good enough for “reasonable” close-ups, and the lens is tack, tack, tack sharp (that means really sharp!!)  I carry  a couple of spare batteries, a couple of chargers in my carry on luggage!  A spare SD card, and I’m set!  I do have a polarizer, but rarely use it on this camera, it just makes such stunning images, I enjoy not having the hassle!  This is my go everywhere, shoot “almost” anything, desert Island camera!.....


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Paris, France. 2013. Fuji X-E1, Fujinon 35mm 1.4 | Rebecca Lily

Paris, France. 2013. Fuji X-E1, Fujinon 35mm 1.4 | Rebecca Lily | Travels with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Johnny and I had a wonderful 8 days in Paris earlier this month. It was our first time there together, and we were both completely overwhelmed with how beautiful it was. The city embodies elegance and culture – from the graceful trees to the architecture to the refined cuisine and the visible appreciation for the arts. We were able to visit the Louvre and see the Mona Lisa in person (an incredible experience), hike up to the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur for a panoramic view of Paris, enjoy a boat ride on the Seine, and walk around at the Eiffel Tower. We rode the Metro a few times, met for coffee with a couple of fellow photographers, and visited a flea market to admire some French antiquities. Other than that we just walked around the 11th Arrondissement a lot, where our hotel was, and enjoyed the cafe culture, the numerous camera shops and wonderful restaurants. I really feel incredibly lucky to have been able to travel to so many beautiful places this year. And more than that, to be able to share these experiences with the man I love, who is the most wonderful companion I could ever ask for.....


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From DR to PR with my X-Pro1 | Karim Haddad

From DR to PR with my X-Pro1 | Karim Haddad | Travels with the Fuji X-Pro1 | 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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X-PLR | LONDON | Vincent Opoku

X-PLR | LONDON | Vincent Opoku | Travels with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


X-PLR | LONDON was shot with the combination of the x-pro 1 + 35mm and the x100s


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Aitutaki-Land of Impossible Blues | Tony Bridge

Aitutaki-Land of Impossible Blues | Tony Bridge | Travels with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


It is said that life is a spiral, that at the end of our lives we have travelled around a Great Circle and returned to the place where we began. Sometimes it takes a sense of place, or rather a sense of Displace, to realise this. It was only on Aitutaki, as our guide explained a little of its history, that I fully realised I had been following the migration back to its source, taking the long circle back to Hawaiiki,  following the humpbacks which come here each year on their long journey from the south. But then all our lives are journeys back to Source. The inkling had begun in Rarotonga when my friends had pointed out the seven waka (canoes) which brought Māori to New Zealand had left from Rarotonga. Now it seemed I had gone back one chain link in the journey. Aitutaki floats in the middle of the Pacific, a delicate turquoise shark’s tooth of islands and lagoon adrift on a vast purple ocean. I hadn’t heard of it before, but everyone I knew who had ever been there spoke in glowing terms. You are going to ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. Their use of uppercase told me it must be special. I furtively looked at it on Google Maps, read a few brochures and promptly looked away before preconception could poison me. It would only be when I had my feet on the ground and could smell the ocean and feel the sea breezes that I could begin to get to know it, to hear what it had to say. But I sense the blue calling, whispering to me across the night.......


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Street Photography with the Fujifilm X100S in Venice | Paul Rogers

Street Photography with the Fujifilm X100S in Venice | Paul Rogers | Travels with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


I was fortunate enough to be sent to Treviso in Northern Italy this week for a portrait for The Times T2 section, only to discover on landing that the shoot had been cancelled. So I had almost 12 hours before my return flight with nothing to do. Thankfully I'd flown Ryan Air (never thought I'd use those words in the same sentence) which meant my carry on baggage was extremely limited, and so I'd taken only one Canon 5d MkIII and 3 lenses to cover the job. I'd decided to pack my Fuji X100S as a backup camera which turned out to be a great decision. I put my heavy DSLR and lenses in left luggage, along with my lighting equipment and hopped on a train to Venice with only the X100S and two batteries. I've never been to Venice, so really enjoyed wandering around with no agenda, just photographing what looked interesting. I did need to send some stock pictures of Venice back to the Times, but that was the only real requirement. It was a pretty overcast day, but the X100S really produces some lovely colour tones even in flat light. I used the back button manual focus method for the entire day and shot mostly at f/2.0. All images were shot as jpeg and processed in Lightroom. Here's some of my favourites from the day, including dawn from seat 12A somewhere above Italy......


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A New 14mm and the Griffith Observatory | Stephen Ip

A New 14mm and the Griffith Observatory | Stephen Ip | Travels with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


I sent my damaged XF 14mm into the Fuji repair center in New Jersey just over three weeks ago. Last week, I received what appears to be a brand new replacement lens. Since the damage was my own fault, I wasn't expecting to get much of a break from Fuji. So you can imagine my surprise when I was offered a 30% discount off a replacement lens. Since I was never in this position with my Canon gear, I can't make any comments on their replacement policy. But this small gesture from Fuji will definitely make me a loyal Fuji user for a long time to come.....


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Working with the Fujinon XF55-200mm lens | Don Craig

Working with the Fujinon XF55-200mm lens | Don Craig | Travels with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


As great as the Fujifilm X-cameras and Fujinon XF lens are for my personal and freelance photography, I also try to use them for my day job. I shoot for a living, as a photographer for the government of British Columbia. At work, I have a couple of full-frame DSLRs with fast zooms (24-70mm and 70-200mm). I use them when appropriate, but in most cases, I would prefer to use my X-cameras and XF lenses. One situation that has always required the use of the DSLRs has been shooting indoor events, like conferences, which require a fast, long zoom. In these circumstances, I will carry my X-Pro1 with the XF35mm lens and a DSLR with a 70-200mm f2.8 lens. This past week, I was shooting a four day conference in Vancouver and I was able to leave the DSLRs back at the office. I used only my X100s and XP1 with a variety of lenses. The missing lens that allowed me to do this was the Fujinon XF55-200mm zoom, which Fujifilm Canada loaned to me to test. Based upon other reviews of the lens, I believed that I could make it work for me, but I did have reservations about the variable maximum aperture of f3.5-4.8. So, how did it go shooting for a week with this long zoom? ......


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Traveling to the USA with a Fuji X-Pro 1 | Axel Friberg

Traveling to the USA with a Fuji X-Pro 1 | Axel Friberg | Travels with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


I am a Swedish photographer based in Uppsala, north of Stockholm. This summer I have been lucky enough to travel for 5 weeks to the US, France and the west coast of Sweden thanks to hospitable friends. I would like to share my pictures with you and your readers. They are all taken with the Fuji X-Pro1 and 35mm f/1.4. I recently read your thoughts on the new Fujifilm X-A1 and your take on the X-trans sensor, or the lack thereof. After shooting with the X-Pro1 for little over a year, I dare say I have some experience with the sensor. And I agree with you! In fact, I dislike the way my OOC files turn out. It is not uncommon that the pictures look kind of smeared. Especially soft objects, like leaves or skin, despite being in perfect focus. However, I have always found it to work well as a monochrome camera. I am huge B&W fan. For a long time, I did some “pixel peeping”, or at least kind of; 100% zoom to check that I nailed focus etc. I’m not a rich guy, and when I put over 2’000 USD last year on the camera and lens, knowingly sacrificing AF-speed for IQ, I was kind of expecting greatness. At first, I felt a tad disappointed. Now, a year later, I have stopped the intense pixel peeping and focus on the final image.......


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NYC Street Photography with my X-Pro1 | Rodney Boles

NYC Street Photography with my X-Pro1 | Rodney Boles | Travels with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


During our Badlands workshop, I’ve been shooting primarily with the Fuji X Pro 1 and the 14mm, 18-55mm, 60mm (macro), and 55-200mm lenses. Although, I must say that I still felt the pull to grab the D800 on many occasions (gallery coming soon!). Now, the X Pro 1 is not a D800 and I wouldn’t take the X Pro 1 (yet) into weather conditions where I would have no problem grabbing the D800, and of course, there’s the beefier build, 11 stop bracketing range, and multiple exposures available on the D800. In general, I was completely blown away by the X Pro 1 system, which weighs in at about 7 lbs in a shoulder bag. Let’s see….hmmmmm……35 lb backpack…..7 lb shoulder bag…….35 lb backpack…….7 lb shoulder bag……..7 lb shoulder bag! Actually, I was thinking of taking the X Pro 1 system and my D800 and a couple of lenses to Cuba. That has been pared down to taking only the X Pro 1 system. Although, the screen was a bit grainy in low light, the images were not. The sharpness is remarkable and the file size is 91.4MB at 16bit! I NEVER used AWB, until using the X Pro 1. On this camera AWB (Auto White Balance) works great!

So…….Ease of operation – check. Light weight- check. Short learning curve – check. Quality of lenses – check. File Quality – check +! Ergonomics? Ergonomics?? .........


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Mount Snowdon with the Fuji X100s | Peter Evans

Mount Snowdon with the Fuji X100s | Peter Evans | Travels with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


It was Sue's birthday. She gathered us in a big house in Llanberis in North Wales and gave us our orders. We were to climb Mount Snowdon. It was to be her final peak to climb in her list of modestly sized UK mountains to climb before thirty. My fingers crossed for the weather, I picked up my ever-so-light X100, put on my mighty-fine Brasher boots (thanks again mum!) and made sure that at least one of us was stocked up with Kendal Mint Cake. The only problem, I was labouring under a titanic hangover combined with a horribly early morning. Last night's twin celebration of Sue's birthday and the birth of my best friend's first baby left me completely shattered. Or as the Welsh would say, 'Wedi blino!'....

 


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1.5 days in Edinburgh - An open love letter to Scotland and Fuji | Oli Glod

1.5 days in Edinburgh - An open love letter to Scotland and Fuji | Oli Glod | Travels with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


This post is really special to me and has been a long time in the making, so I do hope with all my heart you like it as much as I do. Benny, my best friend, and I have quite a bit in common: a.o. our love for our families, photography, whisky and Scotland. He recently was blessed with a second child, the lovely Lucy, baby-sister to the now 3 y.o. absolutely adorable Jules. In order to celebrate our birthdays (both in July, only about two weeks apart), we decided to take a short trip together in June to the amazing city of Edinburgh. The main focus of this trip was to have a brilliant time, combining sightseeing, photography and various culinary expeditions ;-) Equipment-wise, we both traveled (relatively) light. I had only packed the Fuji X100S and the Fuji X-E1 w/ the XF60mm lens, while Benny brought his Sony Alpha 77 and (my constant infatuation with the X-series cameras may have something to do with this) his newly acquired Fuji X-20 :-) Usually preferring zoom lenses for this kind of adventure, I was quite a bit nervous at the thought of having to rely exclusively on the 23mm fixed X100S lens, with the 60mm X-E1 as a backup for some light tele shots. I can’t tell you how many times in the week preceding our trip I packed the excellent XF18-55mm lens, only to remove it from the bag a couple of minutes later. No safety net! .....


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Fujifilm X Pro1 and X100s Street Photograpy in Oslo | Lars Øivind Authen

Fujifilm X Pro1 and X100s Street Photograpy in Oslo | Lars Øivind Authen | Travels with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


On a dark november's evening like this I miss the Norwegian summer. So after posting lots of pictures from Thailand recently, I thought I'd post some street shots from Norway. These picutres were taken in Oslo during a thai food festival in June 2013 at Youngstorget. Some pictures are from the festival area, others from the streets nearby. Fast autofocus or not, I waited for this situation above to happen, and had already set my focus. I was waiting for one of the adults to move forward to give the street artist money. Then suddenly this girl with the colorfull dress and toy guitar jumped into the frame. Unfortuneatly I cut off the girls leg in the picture, but personally I like this anyway, with him following her with his eyes as she moves forward. I have posted this one before, but then it was the OOC JPEG which had blown out highlights in the background. This version is from the RAW file and post processed in Lightroom 5....


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The Fuji X-Pro1 - Is It a Landscape Photographers Camera? | Doug Chinnery

The Fuji X-Pro1 - Is It a Landscape Photographers Camera? | Doug Chinnery | Travels with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


As followers of my work will know, I have been shooting exclusively wit he Fuji X-Pro 1 for about a month now. My main camera is a Canon 5D mk3 (and I also shoot on film with an ancient and much beloved Hasselblad 500C and wooden Zero Image pinhole camera). I bought the Fuji primarily for lightweight travel photography, street photography and as a carry anywhere camera. However, as soon as I started to see the results it produced I was keen to see how it performed in my main shooting environment as a professional – the landscape. First a few caveats. This is not a full frame camera like the 5D mk3, the sensor is smaller and has a lower pixel count. The Fuji has 16 million pixels compared to the Canons 22 million. The aspect ratio of the sensor is the same as the Canon at 3:2. I am also mindful that the range of lenses available for the Fuji is far smaller than for the Canon, but more on this later. So I knew I was not comparing apples with apples......


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Traveling lightweight to Bali | Tjeerd in 't Veen

Traveling lightweight to Bali | Tjeerd in 't Veen | Travels with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


.... So I stumbled upon the small, simple Fuji X100 and I was in love straight away. Yes it was a slow, difficult and frustrating camera to use and I could not zoom. But because of that, it brought me back to the core 'feeling' of photography. When I made a photo I liked, it was all because of me, and not some automatic machine. The frustrating part was me learning photography, slowly that feeling went away. Combined with the great colours that Fuji is known for, I had the images I wanted. To me, thinking you need a big DSLR to make great photos is a misconception. For amateur photography, I would only consider one for fast action, such as sports or when you need to create large size prints. I swapped my DSLR gear for a Fuji X-E1 and have been happy ever since. After many photography books and some experience later, I now finally felt prepared to take those great images I wanted on a trip. No better place I could think of other than Bali, Indonesia. For the first time I'm really happy about the photos I brought home. I added a travel section and hope you'll check out and enjoy the photos!

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Nightfall in Havana Cuba | Adrian Seah

Nightfall in Havana Cuba | Adrian Seah | Travels with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


When the light fades in Havana and the mercury drops a notch, Havana takes on a distinctly different character. The streets, normally so full of people and scorching hot, are now largely empty. The flicker from the television sets in the houses cast a bluish glow on the threadbare curtains on the windows, like a strange deep sea jellyfish. Some streets remain brightly lit, whilst yet many others are now cast into shadow, with dim streetlights spaced well apart. The potholes and puddles in the streets have now disappeared into the darkness, until you inadvertently step into one. The chatter from houses either side of the streets tell of families gathered round dinner tables, television sets and domino games. Brief bouts of laughter punctuate the otherwise still night. The fragrant smell of cigar smoke can also be smelt coming from the windows and balconies of the houses. In the darkness, I still hear bicitaxi (bicycle taxis) riders touting their services, always promising a ‘special price’. Although dark and run down, the streets do not have a threatening air about them, more like someone turned off the lights on Daytime Havana and the volume down to a whisper. Like an unruly child asleep. I love the shadows cast by the disparate light sources at night in the streets of Havana. The already heavily textured walls and buildings of the city take on a new layer of mystery and suspense. Characters casting long shadows on the uneven ground dart and disappear around corners into the pools of darkness, adding to the drama of the scene. In each city that I visit, I make it a point to experience both the daytime atmosphere as well as the ‘night life’ and Havana has certainly not disappointed with her offerings.....


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More Long Exposure shots with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Gabor Nagy

More Long Exposure shots with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Gabor Nagy | Travels with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Long exposure... The more I do it the more I like it. This week I walked into Dublin city centre to take more photos of my current hometown. I did a few shots then a mini storm broke out, I had to take shelter and the closest thing was a pub, why not. I had a pint of the good stuff and a bit of a time to think of where to go next. I photographed some of the bridges and buildings along the River Liffey, then it started to rain again and it was time to call it a night. All images were taken with the Fuji X-Pro1 and the 18mm lens.....


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Weekend in Suffolk | Sam Burton

Weekend in Suffolk | Sam Burton | Travels with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

 

We were back in Suffolk over the weekend. It is where my girlfriend and I both grew up and our families still live. Next year we are getting married there and this weekend we had a tasting with the wedding caterer. Having lived in London for the last six years I really love going back to Suffolk to escape the hustle and bustle of the City. I took the opportunity to head out with my X-pro 1 and shoot some of the beautiful Autumn colours. All pictures were taken with the XF 35mm lens and processed with VSCO film.....


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Italy in September | Johnny Patience

Italy in September | Johnny Patience | Travels with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

 

We spent three weeks in Tuscany afterwards, first in Poppi and then in the beautiful Val d’Orcia valley near Siena. During our stay we visited many places, one of my favorite ones being Montepulciano. Since we went to Poppi for the first time, we go to the same little cafe to enjoy a Latte Macchiato almost every morning. We were both very excited to go back. Not only for the best coffee in town but also for the time spent there. While we enjoyed breakfast we often saw the most interesting and storytelling characters and situations. Old men meeting there presumably for their entire lifetime, cracking jokes and picking on each other. Young children being lost in thoughts while enjoying a treat and a beautiful and endearing temperament of a culture so different from our own and yet so sincere and easy to relate to. I like it so much when life is simple and good. I brought my Fuji X-Pro1, Leica MP and Hasselblad on this trip, but I shot a lot more film this time with the Hasselblad and the Leica. I had my X-Pro1 with me everywhere when I didn’t bring any of the other cameras and therefore I can already share a few digital images while I am waiting on the film scans. It was interesting to see how different the flavor of these photographs turned out, especially compared to the pictures from France......


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Greek Island - Images | Marc-Andre Pauze

Greek Island - Images | Marc-Andre Pauze | Travels with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Wandering in the ancient cities of Rhodes and Lindos. Walking along the caldera in Santorini, waiting for the fabulous sunset. Traveling back in time to the apogee of the Greek civilization by standing near the entrance of the Acropolis. But also, meet the people, play cards with them, taste their homemade Porto, get lost in stone paved streets and enjoy.....


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Marc-André Pauzé's comment, October 4, 2013 12:44 PM
All these photos were made with the Fuji X-Pro1, the 18-55 mm lens and a few with the 18mm fix lens.
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Thanks Thomas
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Fuji X-E1 - The Journey Towards The Fujinon 35mm 1.4 Prime Lens | Adrian Ainsworth

Fuji X-E1 - The Journey Towards The Fujinon 35mm 1.4 Prime Lens |  Adrian Ainsworth | Travels with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


We recently went to Venice for a city break armed with both our Fuji X – E1 with the kit 18-55mm lens and our Canon 400D, which was firing through the barrel of a Sigma 70 – 300mm zoom.  Because the Fuji zoom lens is an above average stock lens we had most bases covered with this set up. Back home though and  we decided to give some thought to adding a lens to our kit but the question was what to go for? To help with this decision, I looked through our photos to see how we were shooting and it seems that with the Fuji X-E1 we shoot wide at 18mm, as below,  or on full zoom at 55mm as above. We rarely shot somewhere in between. At 18mm I was either shooting at around f8 to f10 doing cityscapes or I wanted the lowest aperture I could get f2.8, or I was at 55mm zooming in close to get the detail as with the carnival masks shot above. With the Canon we were picking out stuff further afield and getting the detail up close and dirty. Peanut especially enjoys the zoom work and snaffled perhaps our favourite shot of the trip, capturing the two gondoliers chatting below at 190mm. This points us to a number of possible lenses then. First, as we like 18 mm, we could go for the 18mm F2 R and enjoy the lovely possibilities offered by the even lower F2 aperture.  Looking back on our photos and seeing the proportion of our photos shot at this length makes this at first seem a great choice. The camera would be smaller still and even lighter and 70% of our photos would be covered by this lens........


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Streets of Paris | Matt Wilkinson

Streets of Paris | Matt Wilkinson | Travels with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


During our Badlands workshop, I’ve been shooting primarily with the Fuji X Pro 1 and the 14mm, 18-55mm, 60mm (macro), and 55-200mm lenses. Although, I must say that I still felt the pull to grab the D800 on many occasions (gallery coming soon!). Now, the X Pro 1 is not a D800 and I wouldn’t take the X Pro 1 (yet) into weather conditions where I would have no problem grabbing the D800, and of course, there’s the beefier build, 11 stop bracketing range, and multiple exposures available on the D800. In general, I was completely blown away by the X Pro 1 system, which weighs in at about 7 lbs in a shoulder bag. Let’s see….hmmmmm……35 lb backpack…..7 lb shoulder bag…….35 lb backpack…….7 lb shoulder bag……..7 lb shoulder bag! Actually, I was thinking of taking the X Pro 1 system and my D800 and a couple of lenses to Cuba. That has been pared down to taking only the X Pro 1 system. Although, the screen was a bit grainy in low light, the images were not. The sharpness is remarkable and the file size is 91.4MB at 16bit! I NEVER used AWB, until using the X Pro 1. On this camera AWB (Auto White Balance) works great!

So…….Ease of operation – check. Light weight- check. Short learning curve – check. Quality of lenses – check. File Quality – check +! Ergonomics? Ergonomics?? .........


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