Featured: 'Eastern Sierra Landscapes' by Stephen S

Oct 09, 2014 - 12:01 PM - by Stephen S


Up in the Eastern Sierra, California for a few days vacation and some landscape photography. All images Fuji X-T1/X-Pro1, Fuji lenses and Capture One 8 RAW conversion.

A lake on the eastern side of Tioga Pass near Yosemite.


Mono Lake South Tufa


Crepuscular rays backlight the desert sage


Sunset over the Eastern Sierra and tufa


Moonrise over Mono Lake


Sunset over Mono Lake
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X100T Improvements

Sep 26, 2014 - 2:44 AM - by flysurfer


I am finally able to evaluate my own pre-production copy of the X100T. After a few hours of testing, here's my initial list of improvements / changes vs. the X100S:

  • improved JPEG engine with Classic Chrome, ISO 51200
  • improved user interface showing mire information while obscuring less of the scene, leaving the corners of the image free
  • live view with improved WYSIWYG (Natural Live View, DR simulation, color saturation setting, automatic brightness setting)
  • fast real-time viewfinder like in the X-E2, X-T1 and X30
  • improved button layout with selector keys replacing the second command dial (the focus ring now serves as second command dial in playback mode)
  • main command dial is now a real thumb wheel instead of a rocker key
  • new hybrid viewfinder with picture-in-picture option (electronic rangefinder) in the OVF (incl. magnification and MD assistants) and automatic parallax correction in MF mode
  • larger LCD display (3:2) with higher resolution
  • faster AF with new algorithm
  • tracking AF feature like in the X-T1
  • same AF settings and options as in the X-T1
  • face recognition
  • PDAF also works with Instant AF (AF-L button / One-Touch AF)
  • AF-Lock takes new measurement when pressed
  • optional coupling of spot metering with the active AF frame (incl. the size of the active AF frame)
  • new multi-point AF multi mode in AF-S
  • built-in wifi with image transfer, remote control and Instax printing
  • exposure compensation dial with ± 3 EV
  • aperture ring with 1/3 EV steps
  • improved focus ring
  • more reliable battery life indicator
  • electronic shutter with 1/32.000 sec.
  • Q menu is fully configurable
  • 7 Fn buttons
  • 3 different Auto-ISO settings
  • exposure
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Fuji 56mm F1.2 Long Term Review

Sep 20, 2014 - 5:05 AM - by napilopez
Fuji 56mm F1.2 Long Term Review



Fuji's X-system has earned an excellent reputation for its optics in the couple of years since its inception - there's not a single mediocre lens for the mount. Still, though the system launched with an excellent set of primes, the absence of a dedicated portrait lens was a gaping hole in the lineup. Needless to say, the 56mm F1.2 was met with much excitement, and accolades came pouring in from all directions. I've had the chance to use the lens for a long time, and though it's not without its flaws, it's clear Fuji introduced another legendary optic to the market.

Build and Design


The 56mm is crafted in the aesthetic of Fuji's other fast primes: black anodized aluminum with an electronic aperture ring to complement the focusing ring. Like its brethren, it feels solid without being overly heavy. I also found it smaller than expected; it's a large lens, but less so than you'd think for a short tele with an F1.2 aperture and an APS-C image circle. In fact, it's slightly smaller than the Panasonic 42.5mm F1.2, which is designed for a smaller sensor (although that lens features image stabilization, which this one does not). The 56mm is nearly all glass. Just be wary of the included hood though - that will essentially double it in size. The hood does help prevent some flare and contrast... [Read More]
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Featured: 'Weston Super Mare - X100s+TCL-X100' by Iansky

Aug 15, 2014 - 6:43 PM - by Iansky
We did a day trip to Weston on Wed, overcast to start and it cleared up nicely in the afternoon. I took the X100s to try the TCL-X100 lens and I am very pleased with the results, no loss on AF speed and the images seem nice and sharp so as well as being well made, good value for money it also delivers the goods!
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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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Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 Fisheye II | XF 14mm f/2.8 | XF 23mm f/1.4 | XF 27mm f/2.8 | XF 35mm f/1.4 | XF 56mm f/1.2 | XF 60mm f/2.4
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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If someone's in need of a second (or third) shooter for a gig in either the Cincy or NYC area, (ahem) I'm available for hire. I'll work for free, just feed me.
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