Updated Fuji Lens Roadmap Posted

Jul 24, 2014 - 7:42 AM - by Amin Sabet




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Featured: 'Erika' by Billdad

Jul 19, 2014 - 9:11 AM - by Billdad


X-pro1 60mm



Erika by chorkie-dad, on Flickr
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Featured: 'Bees and Butterflies' by Jman13

Jul 04, 2014 - 7:13 PM - by Jman13
Some macro shots with the Zeiss 50 Touit, which I have in for review for the next week.







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XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 | XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 | XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8
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Weather-Sealed Fuji XF 18-135mm F3.5-F5.6 R LM OIS WR Officially Announced!

Jun 16, 2014 - 3:58 PM - by napilopez

Fuji got its X-mount off to a great start by using a top-down approach, appealing to enthusiasts and street photographers with fast primes before catering to more general users. As such, one notable gap in the lens line-up was the lack of a jack-of-all trades superzoom. Likewise, the X-T1 was released without a matching weathersealed lens. The newly announced XF 35-135mm should resolve both of these issues.

Some features and specs include:

-27-206mm equivalent focal lengths
-Four aspherical and two ED elements
-Super EBC Lens Coating
-Five-Stop-Effective image stabilization
-Inner focusing System & linear AF motor
-Weather-sealed construction
-67mm filter thread


I'm particularly impressed by the claims of 5-stop IS, as I've generally found Fuji's stabilization system to be among the best I've tried. Even if we only get 3.5 or 4 stops of realistic stabilization performance, I'd be pretty happy.

At $899, it's more expensive than competitor products of similar brightness and zoom range, but this is likely offset by the weather-sealing and general Fujinon quality. You can pre-order the lens at the following links:

B&H: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...1848/KBID/2491
Adorama: http://www.adorama.com/IFJ18135.html
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Fuji X-T1 Field Review: Fuji Goes Pro

Jun 10, 2014 - 12:55 AM - by napilopez
Fuji X-T1 Field Review: Fuji Goes Pro


Fuji's X-T1 has probably been the most anticipated camera of 2014 so far. The X system has already established a strong following thanks to its old-school approach to photography, with a retro design and plethora of physical controls for exposure parameters, as well as quite possibly the greatest selection and roadmap of lenses for any new camera system ever. But as mirrorless bodies push forward from being solely consumer and enthusiast cameras to occupying to professional/semi-professional products that can take on DSLRs, Fuji had a large gap to fill.

The X-T1, Fuji hopes, could change that. I've shot with it extensively over the past few weeks, and from the get-go it's obvious that this is the best camera Fuji has ever made. A humongous, high resolution viewfinder, 8fps with PDAF-based continuous autofocus, and more knobs and dials than you can shake a stick at guarantee that. Still, the camera does have its quirks and foibles, and with action-oriented competitors like the GH4 and A6000 building a presence of their own, how does the X-T1 fare in the fray?

Hardware and Design


You really can't knock Fuji for its design; the X-T1 has quite possibly my... [Read More]
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Featured: 'I love, love, love my 10-24' by Mikey

May 21, 2014 - 1:32 PM - by Mikey
I know quite a few people snagged the awesome deal from Cameraland last week yet I should say that the 10-24 is worth every cent even at full price. Makes for the perfect travel lens for cityscapes and architecture.

Just wanted to share a few photos I snapped these during a recent trip to Chicago. Though I wasn't able to stay an extra day for the Sunday meetup, I still had the pleasure to shoot with Calvin (aka dptcalvin). Awesome, stand up guy. We braved the cold windy weather to shoot the skyline from the Planetarium (second photo below).

As always, C&C's are welcome.

My first night I was set on getting a skyline shot from the Planetarium. Never mind that it was raining and that the wind was blowing very hard. Ruined an umbrella in the process.


Attempt #2 (the day after) -- there was less wind yet Calvin and I were disappointed that there was little to no reflection in the water


Looking up at the Hancock Building


View from the Signature Lounge


Got up early my last day there since my non-photographer friend really wanted to see the sunrise over at the Planetarium (yes, I ended up visiting the Planetarium 3 times over this visit)


Bean (aka Cloud Gate) -- it was still early enough that there were few people there (cloned a couple of people out -- hope it's not too obvious since LR5 still doesn't... [Read More]
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Featured: 'Landscapes from Zamboanga City, Philippines ( XT1 + 10-24)' by gidferrer

May 09, 2014 - 10:10 AM - by gidferrer
I recently visited my mom's province here in Zamboanga City, Phils. The local beach was just 15 minutes away, so I went 3 days in a row. Im back in Manila, and here are some images I would like to share.

OVERBOARD / shot at about 5pm and using a 9 stop + CPL to get that silky smooth water effect.
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SKY FIRE / first day light gave me this visual ray. The colors popped while the sun went fading below the horizon
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IN THE DARK / opted to darken out the surrounding to give emphasis on the moss covered rock
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Thanks for viewing. Will post more soon.

Regards,
Gid
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Choose Your Own Max Image Viewing Size in the FujiXspot Forums

May 04, 2014 - 7:14 PM - by Amin Sabet
You can now choose your own maximum image viewing dimensions by selecting the corresponding forum style from the drop-down menu in the far bottom left corner of any forum page.

If you choose one of the default/standards styles, then any image posted at greater than 1024px size will automatically be resized to 1024px for your viewing. This has been the case for some time now. However, now there are two other options. The options marked "for H-Res displays" will only resize images for viewing if they are larger than 2048px, whereas those designated "for smaller displays" will display images only to a maximum dimension of 512px.

The idea is for everyone to be able to view images as high-res as possible without having to do horizontal scrolling to read forum posts. I'm planning to embed my Flickr photos at the 1600px size going forward.

Hope you enjoy this change!
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Fuji X-E2 Updated with X-T1 Speed Refresh Rate, Quick Face Detection Access, etc!

May 01, 2014 - 2:50 PM - by napilopez


If there's one thing you've got to grant to Fuji, it's that they really do care about brand loyalty.

One of the hallmark features of the much-lauded X-T1 is its viewfinder. Much of this is because it's simply huge--larger than any FF digital camera--but it's also because of its admirable responsiveness. At just 0.005 seconds lag time and a refresh rate of 200 frames per second, any delay between real-world movement and the viewfinder is rendered negligible. With its newest firmware update, Fuji has brought that same responsiveness to the X-E2. This even applies in challenging low light settings, where it would previously slow down.

The X-E2 shares the same OLED viewfinder display as the X-T1, but simply doesn't have the room for the the optics in the latter to allow for its huge magnification. So while you may not be able to get the sheer size of the viewfinder in the X-T1, you still have the same resolution, and now, the same responsiveness.

Other notable changes in the firmware include red and blue focus peaking color options, as well as functionality for the Fn buttons for activating face detection and cycling through the EVF/LCD display preferences. Still not as good as a native face detection option that simply works concurrently with your regular AF settings, but allowing it to be added to an Fn button will certainly be quicker than needing to dive into a menu. I'll certainly appreciate it for portraiture.

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Featured: 'New York Botanical Garden with the XF 60/2.8 and 23/1.4' by Mikey

Mar 05, 2014 - 3:25 AM - by Mikey
It was the start of the orchid exhibit at the NYBG so I borrowed my wife's 60/2.4 for macro shooting and thought I'd also bring along the 23/1.4 to give it some much deserved love.

The 60/2.4 is a stellar lens, razor sharp except slow to focus. But never mind the AF (which has gotten better with FW updates), the bigger questions are: 1) Why didn't Fuji put OIS in it? and 2) Why didn't they make it a true 1:1 macro lens? Thankfully, the former issue can be mitigated by the built-in TTL flash.

I've never been much of a flower person but good thing am always up for a challenge. Here are a few of my faves...







A B&W...


A nonflower macro...


Had some time to kill before my wife could come home from work so skedaddled on over to the garden library before closing time. There really was nothing outdoors to shoot and it was too damn cold anyways. I decided to stick with the 23/1.4 this time around. And before the hour was over, boy was I reminded of how much I love this lens.

All shot wide-open...






This last one was slightly stopped down...
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