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Long exposures with a Fuji X-Pro1 | Don Craig

Long exposures with a Fuji X-Pro1 | Don Craig | Digital Photography - Fuji X-E1 (X-E2 and okay now I'm up to the X-T1!) | Scoop.it


Having happily used the X-Pro1 for my work and personal photography since I sold my Leica M9, I have been incredibly pleased to see how well the camera and X-mount lenses work for long exposures. I have always been intrigued by LE photography and have shot it with the same variety of cameras that I have used for my other photography. Starting out with DSLRs and moving to rangefinders, I never felt like I was achieving the results I wanted nor did I feel that I was using the appropriate equipment. Perhaps that has changed with the Fuji X cameras. Shooting LE photos with rangefinders was a step in the right direction. Since the viewfinder isn’t connected to the lens, there aren’t the same issues of keeping light out of the viewfinder and you can still frame your shot with ND filters in place. Also, I love the ability to use a simple cable release to trigger the shutter. That and all of the manual controls make LE photography a snap with a rangefinder. With the X-Pro1, I feel like I have the benefits of the rangefinders, plus a lot more versatility and amazing image quality. Not only can I use the camera like a rangefinder, I also have the benefit of using the rear screen like a view camera. The interactive horizon line is a big benefit for insuring that I have the camera level, as my tripod doesn’t have a level on the head. Also, when shooting in Bulb mode, for exposures of over 30 seconds, the X-P1 displays a timer on the rear screen. It’s great. The X-Trans sensor is also performing really well. Image degradation is often a problem with digital cameras as exposures get longer. White or dark pixels may start to appear in the image as the sensor heats up. My lovely Epson R-D1 couldn’t handle exposures of more than a handful of seconds; that old sensor just wasn’t up to the task. Even the Nikon D3 had a difficult time handling long exposures, particularly on hot days. My X-100 is very convenient for LE photography as it even has an internal, 3-stop ND filter. Yet, the sensor isn’t up to the quality of the X-Trans and I stay clear of exposures longer than a couple of minutes. Lens choice is a critical component of LE photography. Although wide-angle lenses are a common choice among photographers, I find that I prefer using the 35mm (53mm equivalent) X-mount. It produces outstanding results and it’s been interesting to stack a group of ND filters on it and shoot wide open. This results in a slower shutter speed, but not truly a long exposure, and a nicely out of focus background. The 18mm lens is a good alternative. I look forward to using the 23mm lens, when it’s available. Soon, I hope! The versatile X-Pro1 has enabled me to do more LE photography, with better results. This has inspired me to shoot more long exposures, which has led to an interesting new opportunity. In March, I will be teaching a LE workshop at Lúz Studio & Gallery. Since it’s Winter right now, that has meant doing a lot more standing around in the cold, but it has also opened up the way I use my camera and how I see the world......

 


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Lightroom As A Standalone Product Is About To Be Officially Dead | Final Update To Be Released Toward The End Of The Year

Lightroom As A Standalone Product Is About To Be Officially Dead | Final Update To Be Released Toward The End Of The Year | Digital Photography - Fuji X-E1 (X-E2 and okay now I'm up to the X-T1!) | Scoop.it
  The gauntlet has officially been dropped and the days of Lightroom as a standalone product are numbered. Adobe announced Lightroom’s newest compatibility update earlier today for cameras such as the Fujifilm X-E3, Nikon D850 and Sony RX10 I
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Learn how to get the perfect exposure every time - DIY Photography

Learn how to get the perfect exposure every time - DIY Photography | Digital Photography - Fuji X-E1 (X-E2 and okay now I'm up to the X-T1!) | Scoop.it
A camera’s built in meter often does a great job of making a “correct” exposure, but it’s not always what the photographer wants to capture. Despite how “smart” they’ve become, camera meters will still often get it wrong. They’ll blow out the sky to maintain the ground, or you’ll get a well exposed sky with …
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Fuji X & the in-camera converter - Fuji X News

Fuji X & the in-camera converter - Fuji X News | Digital Photography - Fuji X-E1 (X-E2 and okay now I'm up to the X-T1!) | Scoop.it
Latest news about fujifilm X series cameras and lenses.
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Round One: GFX vs X-T2 | Bill Fortney

Round One: GFX vs X-T2 | Bill Fortney | Digital Photography - Fuji X-E1 (X-E2 and okay now I'm up to the X-T1!) | Scoop.it
I’m at Bedford’s PhotoCon in Oklahoma City and I just got the chance to wring out the new GFX and shoot some comparison shots with the Fujifilm X-T2. This is not an exhaustive test, but is quite revealing! How so? Follow along. Let’s start with an overall scene shot with both cameras: (which at this […]
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Fujifilm XF 50mm F2 R WR | PhotographyBLOG

Fujifilm XF 50mm F2 R WR | PhotographyBLOG | Digital Photography - Fuji X-E1 (X-E2 and okay now I'm up to the X-T1!) | Scoop.it


Fujifilm announces its third compact, light and stylish lens for X Series - the FUJINON XF 50mmF2 R WR.
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Fujifilm Announces X-Pro2 Graphite Edition Kit and X-T2 Graphite Silver Edition Body | Fstoppers

Now available for pre-order, Fujifilm announced an X-Pro2 Graphite Edition kit that comes with a matching 23mm f/2 lens as well as a standalone X-T2 Graphite Silver Edition body to complement the standard black bodies of the brand's flagship cameras. The X-Pro2 features a darker, gunmetal-like grey color, while the X-T2's graphite silver color is more reminiscent of the standard metallic of classic film cameras. The new editions promise to add increased protection to the body and unsurprisingly come at a couple-hundred-dollar premium over their standard-edition counterparts.
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FUJIFILM GFX 50S with Natan Sans - wedding photography

Wedding Photographer Natan Sans from Spain tests the prototype of FUJIFILM GFX 50S and GF Lenses for wedding photography. Watch the photographer in actio
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2016’s Best Camera: The Fujifilm X-Pro2

2016’s Best Camera: The Fujifilm X-Pro2 | Digital Photography - Fuji X-E1 (X-E2 and okay now I'm up to the X-T1!) | Scoop.it
While it may not be the fastest camera, or the best for traditional pro photographers, the X-Pro2 is a blast to shoot with.
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Fuji X Passion Magazine – Volume 2 | Pre-order now!

Fuji X Passion Magazine – Volume 2 | Pre-order now! | Digital Photography - Fuji X-E1 (X-E2 and okay now I'm up to the X-T1!) | Scoop.it
The most elegant printed magazine for Fuji X system users PRE-ORDER NOW WITH 20% DISCOUNT   Hello everyone! We have got some good news for you.
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Racing at walking pace - Fuji X News

Racing at walking pace - Fuji X News | Digital Photography - Fuji X-E1 (X-E2 and okay now I'm up to the X-T1!) | Scoop.it
Latest news about fujifilm X series cameras and lenses.
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Check out the process in both articles - no wonder I can't shoot glamor shots at 100 + mph!
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IT STARTS TODAY: Photokina LIVE Coverage from FujiRumors' New Headquarter... a Cheap & Cheerful Student's Room in Cologne :-) - Fuji Rumors

IT STARTS TODAY: Photokina LIVE Coverage from FujiRumors' New Headquarter... a Cheap & Cheerful Student's Room in Cologne :-) - Fuji Rumors | Digital Photography - Fuji X-E1 (X-E2 and okay now I'm up to the X-T1!) | Scoop.it
Ok X-folks… I’m here, in Cologne.
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New York with the Fuji X-T2 - Some initial observations

New York with the Fuji X-T2 - Some initial observations | Digital Photography - Fuji X-E1 (X-E2 and okay now I'm up to the X-T1!) | Scoop.it
It didn't take me long to press my new Fuji X-T2 into service photographing around New York. I already knew what to expect in terms o
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Interview with Jonas Jacobsson, from Sweden

Interview with Jonas Jacobsson, from Sweden | Digital Photography - Fuji X-E1 (X-E2 and okay now I'm up to the X-T1!) | Scoop.it
Hello Jonas, can you tell us a bit more of you? Well, I’m 25 years old and currently in my final year on my masters in Industrial Design Engineering, here in Gothenburg Sweden. So studying to becom…
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Fujifilm Instax Share SP-3 Mobile Photo Printer Launches Next Month For $199 - Geeky Gadgets

Fujifilm Instax Share SP-3 Mobile Photo Printer Launches Next Month For $199 - Geeky Gadgets | Digital Photography - Fuji X-E1 (X-E2 and okay now I'm up to the X-T1!) | Scoop.it
The Fujifilm Instax Share SP-3 portable printer will be available to purchase next month and be priced at $199 And as the first Fujifilm, printer to use the
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New firmware updates for the Fujifilm X-T1, X-T2, X-T20, X-Pro2, X100F and GFX

New firmware updates for the Fujifilm X-T1, X-T2, X-T20, X-Pro2, X100F and GFX | Digital Photography - Fuji X-E1 (X-E2 and okay now I'm up to the X-T1!) | Scoop.it
Fujifilm has released a series of new firmware updates for many of its cameras including the flagships, the X-T1, X-T20 and the medium format GFX 50s. Let’s have a look at the details for each camera. On the X-T2, firmware 2.10 enables wireless tether shooting. Remember that in order to use tethered shooting on the […]
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Cactus Announces Cross-Brand Wireless TTL Support for Fujifilm via Free Firmware Update! - Fuji Rumors

Cactus Announces Cross-Brand Wireless TTL Support for Fujifilm via Free Firmware Update! - Fuji Rumors | Digital Photography - Fuji X-E1 (X-E2 and okay now I'm up to the X-T1!) | Scoop.it
Cactus just announced a free firmware upgrade on the Cactus V6 IIs and Cactus V6 II to support cross-brand wireless TTL on Fujifilm cameras. You will be able to shoot on your Fujifilm camera and have wireless TTL on a…
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Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions

Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions | Digital Photography - Fuji X-E1 (X-E2 and okay now I'm up to the X-T1!) | Scoop.it
Some of you may remember how pleased I was with how my little Fujifilm X100T performed on my trip to France last June (My Self-Imposed 23mm Challenge with a Fuji X100T). As an experiment, I limited myself to just this camera and its fixed 23mm focal length (35mm equivalent) lens. At that time I was …
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Fujifilm X100F | PhotographyBLOG

Fujifilm X100F | PhotographyBLOG | Digital Photography - Fuji X-E1 (X-E2 and okay now I'm up to the X-T1!) | Scoop.it


The Fujifilm X100F is a powerful new addition to the X Series range of premium compact cameras.
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Fujifilm X-Pro2 Graphite Edition and X-T2 Graphite Silver Edition | PhotographyBLOG

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Graphite Edition and X-T2 Graphite Silver Edition | PhotographyBLOG | Digital Photography - Fuji X-E1 (X-E2 and okay now I'm up to the X-T1!) | Scoop.it


Fujifilm has launched Graphite Silver and Graphite Editions of the X-T2 and X-Pro2 flagship interchangeable lens cameras.
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Fuji Is the New Leica

Fuji Is the New Leica | Digital Photography - Fuji X-E1 (X-E2 and okay now I'm up to the X-T1!) | Scoop.it
The Fujicron on the "Leica M" of today. The silver-lens-on-black-body was a classic "look" on old rangefinders. Speaking of lenses, as I was in the previous post, don't forget that the avidly anticipated "Fujicron" (that's what they're calling it
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Firmware upgrade for the FUJIFILM X-T2, enabling tether shooting support

Firmware upgrade for the FUJIFILM X-T2, enabling tether shooting support | Digital Photography - Fuji X-E1 (X-E2 and okay now I'm up to the X-T1!) | Scoop.it
Fujifilm Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has announced that it will release a free firmware upgrade for FUJIFILM X-T2 on November 8, 2016. The updated firmware introduces tethered shooting function which allows users to connect the camera to a computer via a USB cable, allowing you to capture and save your images directly onto computer, and allowing you to control the camera from the computer.
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New Firmware for interchangeable lenses | Fujifilm Global

New Firmware for interchangeable lenses | Fujifilm Global | Digital Photography - Fuji X-E1 (X-E2 and okay now I'm up to the X-T1!) | Scoop.it
Latest news about fujifilm X series cameras and lenses.
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Changing the game at Photokina 2016

Changing the game at Photokina 2016 | Digital Photography - Fuji X-E1 (X-E2 and okay now I'm up to the X-T1!) | Scoop.it
Photokina 2016 kicked off with something rather special. We held a press conference to tell the world about a 'little' project we’ve been working on for a few years now.
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23 Years of Photokina by a Veteran Reporter - ALC

23 Years of Photokina by a Veteran Reporter - ALC | Digital Photography - Fuji X-E1 (X-E2 and okay now I'm up to the X-T1!) | Scoop.it
An overview of the world’s premier Photo Expo by a reporter who’s been covering it since 1970.
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Fujifilm Photowalk with X-Photographers John Rourke and Jeff Carter

Fujifilm Photowalk with X-Photographers John Rourke and Jeff Carter | Digital Photography - Fuji X-E1 (X-E2 and okay now I'm up to the X-T1!) | Scoop.it
Sometimes using a specific brand of camera can lend very nice opportunities.
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