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Fuji XF 35mm F/2 WR Review Posted

Fuji XF 35mm F/2 WR Review Posted | X photographer | Scoop.it
Barely made it in before the end of the year. The XF 35mm F/2 WR is a weird lens to review for me. In some ways it is inferior to the XF 35mm F/1.4 (you can read lots more about that in my comparison here), but nevertheless, it’s still the lens I prefer to have mounted on my camera the majority of t
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A Month in Italy with the Fuji X-T1 - What Worked and What Didn't | Dave Burns

A Month in Italy with the Fuji X-T1 - What Worked and What Didn't | Dave Burns | X photographer | Scoop.it
In my last post I talked about what photo gear I brought to Italy for one month and the reasons behind those plans. So how did reality compare to expectations? Which gear earned another trip and what won’t make the cut next time? The good news is that the planning paid off and most things worked very well. There were a couple exceptions though and an uncertainty that might seem familiar/tiresome to some Fuji fans. Let’s take a look........
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Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Camera Review: Fast Shooter | Tom's Guide

Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Camera Review: Fast Shooter | Tom's Guide | X photographer | Scoop.it
Not everyone is keen on retro digital cameras, but those who are — be they enthusiasts or pros — can tap some analogue nostalgia with the Fujifilm X-T1. The latest addition to Fujifilm’s popular X-series mirrorless cameras, the midrange, 16-megapixel X-T1, is available body only for $1300 (list price) or with an 18-55mm kit lens for $1700. Its old-school design is attractive and, like the $2,750 Nikon Df, is outfitted with mechanical dials for adjusting exposure and other parameters. Those who prefer the beach or the boat to dry land, will appreciate the camera’s weatherproof sealing. And, the X-T1's great autofocus and continuous shooting are fast enough to keep up with skittish wildlife, high-energy dancers, and sports such as mountain biking or skiing.....
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Why the Fuji X-T1 is NOT my Photoshop camera | Glyn Dewis

Why the Fuji X-T1 is NOT my Photoshop camera | Glyn Dewis | X photographer | Scoop.it
Today I just wanted to touch on something about the Fuji X-T1 that I’ve had for the past 3 months. Ok so to kick off…why did I get it? Well there’s a few reasons for that and some of them might sound a little WHAT?!?!? to you but remember cameras are a personal thing and what may be suitable for one may not be suitable for another; again for a whole host of reasons. In short I love my Canon 5D Mk III; the sharpness, speed of AF, colours…the whole nine yards,I love it. HOWEVER what I don’t love (and this goes for all DSLR’s) is the portability…especially when hooked up to the 70-200mm f/2.8 is II. So I was looking for a camera that could potentially fit in with the kind of work I do AND be great for travel; a big ask I know but I had to find out.......
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Zack Arias Debunks the Full Frame / Crop Sensor Debate - Fstoppers

Zack Arias Debunks the Full Frame / Crop Sensor Debate - Fstoppers | X photographer | Scoop.it
Zack Arias Debunks the Full Frame / Crop Sensor Debate Fstoppers Zack Arias has always been an avid Fuji shooter (starting off with the fabulous X100) and was one of the biggest influences in my decision to finally take the plunge and co-purchase...
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Fuji X-Pro 2: Development of an unhealthy fondness

Fuji X-Pro 2: Development of an unhealthy fondness | X photographer | Scoop.it
Pimping up your favourite camera can become a bit of a passion. And the
Fujifilm X-Pro 2 is as good a canvas for painting your dream camera as
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Connecting with a Landscape | Olaf Sztaba

Connecting with a Landscape | Olaf Sztaba | X photographer | Scoop.it
There are more similarities between photographing landscapes and people than you think. When working with people, a photographer must achieve a certain level of connection and trust that allows them to relax and open up emotionally and visually. On many levels, a similar dynamics plays out when photographing landscapes. You must “feel” the place, connect with it and give it time to reveal itself to you. So often I see photographers running around stunning landscapes fixated on a few photographed-to-death spots and rushing from one location to another. And I know what I am talking about – I have done it myself! Slow down, look around and don’t fixate on the most popular spots. “Be there” before you take out your camera. Very often you will notice different elements and visuals, but be warned – you may come back from your trip with images you didn’t plan to take. It may well be the best imagery you have ever created.......
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Fuji X-Pro 1 with Helios 44M 58mm f2 M42 Lens | Damian Brown

Fuji X-Pro 1 with Helios 44M 58mm f2 M42 Lens | Damian Brown | X photographer | Scoop.it
So after scouring the internet I discovered this little beauty… The Helios 44M 58mm f2, it is a m42 lens and I picked it up attached to a mint Praktica MTL-5 SLR, on eBay for under £15. Bargain. So after a little play I have some sample shots for you to check out, yes I know I didn’t have a cool model to hand today, I didn’t get to shoot anything particularly interesting. It rained hard when I got to the city centre and I don’t particularly get on with the rain! But I think these samples prove a good point, this lens, as with many other great legacy lenses, is well worth a punt if you can hack manual focusing. With the X-Series cameras I like to use peak highlights to help me out. I do think the XT-1 that I have is better for focusing manually but then the X-Pro1 is better, in my opinion, than my Nikon D600 for manual focus. At least to me it’s clearer. Well check the shots out… look for the out of focus areas in particular, the bokeh. That’s the point of this lens..........
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Fuji XF 27mm a great little guy | Jorge Ledesma

Fuji XF 27mm a great little guy | Jorge Ledesma | X photographer | Scoop.it
So I finally completed my Fujifilm kit. A few days ago, I scooped up an XF 27mm 2.8 (silver) to pair of with the XE2 and I couldn’t be more delighted. Initially, I had wondered if it would give me the same experience as I had with my previous X100/s and I most say, it does. The XF 27mm transform your Fuji XE2/1/XT1/XPRO1 into an X100/s like experience. Here’s a recent image from a photowalk. Things I like the XF 27mm diminutive size aka stealth factorsharp as a razor where it needs to be I can see this lens permanently glued to my XE2 as my daily driver. When I need shallow depth of field or low light, in comes the XF 35mm and for an all around lens then there is the XF 18-55mm.........
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