Fujifilm XF23mmF2 WR: “One Of the Nicest Lenses I’ve Ever Used. Excellent Sharpness (except wide-open at close distances)”

Evidently Something compared the XF23mmF2 with the XF23mmF1.4. They really love XF23mmF2 WR and among the other say:

  • Really nice lens for street and video
  • Excellent Aperture Ring
  • Silent and Super Fast AF
  • excellent sharpness, even wide open in the corners
  • images get soft when focussing at close distance wide open
  • Bokeh of 23/1.4 is smoother
  • “one of the nicest lenses I’ve ever owned“.

– First Walk with Fuji 23 mm f2 – Mother of Lenses ! at hendriximages: “this IMO is THE must-have lens for every Fuji shooter – if you can only have one lens (like the “desert island lens”), this is it ! You get stellar image quality, it´s fast, silent, compact, light, water resistant & ain´t got no OVF intrusion – at a very reasonable price.

– XF23mmF2: Kevin Mullins Initial Thoughts at f16.click: “The AF speed is incredible.  And I mean incredible to the point that sometimes I have to wonder if in fact the AF has done anything. […] The fact of the matter is, in the low light situations I find myself in a lot, I will end up resorting to the F1.4 lens. The good thing of course, is that for the rest of the day (which is about 90%), I’ll be using the smaller and lighter F2 lens exclusively. This lens is perfect for street photography and perfect for almost all of my wedding photography.”

Megan Lewis “Heels of Heart” at fujifilm’s youtube

Fujinon XF23mmF2 WR: USA: BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUSCAN: AmazonCA / EUROPE: AmazonDE / AmazonUK / AmazonITA / AmazonFR / AmazonESP / PCHstore / WexUK / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

Fujifilm Instax Mini Monochrome Reviews: “It’s fun, but it Has Green/Yellow Color Tint.”




Fujifilm Instax Monochrome Review

Fujifilm’s new Monochrome film just hit the market and it’s the Nr.1 best selling Film on AmazonUS.

And if you are considering to buy it, then you might check out the first reviews on the web. Amazon Customer MiRSD said here:

While the film is Black and White.. I found it to not be true black and white. It has tints of other colors in it (most noticeable, a greenish tint). This sometimes happens when you have a contrast with the black and white but I do wonder if this is true Black and White film or if fuji simply re-worked the color film (as has been hinted at) which is causing this. I was a bit disappointed as I did want a true black and white film without any other color tints.

This is confirmed also by Photography Concentrate with Lauren & Rob on their youtube channel here:

When you are photographing scenes with strong yellow and green tones, you actually can see a bit of that yellow/green coming through

Instax Monochrome In Stock Check: Adorama, BHphoto, AmazonUS, AmazonDE, AmazonUK, PCHstore.


DPReview Fujifilm X-T2 Review Online… and Gets the Gold Award


Fujifilm X-T2USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / CANADA: AmazonCA / EUROPE: AmazonDE / Calumentphoto DE / AmazonUK / AmazonITA / AmazonFR / AmazonESP / PCHstore / WexUK / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

dpreview just published it’s full and in depth Fujifilm X-T2 review here. It is, as usual, a very comprehensive review. Here are the Pros and Cons:


  • Excellent image quality in both Raw and JPEG
  • Superb JPEG color options
  • Direct controls give engaging shooting experience
  • Reassuringly solid build quality
  • AF point joystick speed up operation
  • Greatly improved autofocus, especially in terms of tracking
  • Dual hinged rear screen suits both stills and video shooters
  • Impressive 4K video quality and associated support tools
  • In-camera Raw processing lets you make full use of excellent JPEG engine
  • Simple and effective Wi-Fi system for image transfer
  • USB 3.0 for fast image and video transfer
  • USB charging is convenient
  • Supplied charger makes it easy to keep a spare battery charged


  • Excessive noise reduction can result in over-smoothed skin detail at high ISO [NOTE: in their X-Pro2 review, dpreview said: “there’s much less of the ‘waxy skin’ effect that we saw at High ISO settings on the previous generation of Fujifilms“]
  • Camera’s full AF capability only available with a subset of lenses
  • Subject tracking, while good, is not be dependable enough for professional use
  • AF performance drops significantly in low light
  • Phase detection region is somewhat small by contemporary standards
  • Choice of three Auto ISO presets more complex than necessary
  • Limited control over autofocus in video mode
  • Battery grip is required for extended video clips and audio monitoring
  • X-Trans color pattern not as widely or well supported as Bayer design

Vertical Booster Grip: USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / CANADA: AmazonCA / EUROPE: AmazonDE / AmazonUK / WexUK / AmazonITA / AmazonFR / AmazonESP / PCHstore / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

New NP-W126S Batteries: BHphoto / Adorama /

Is the Fuji X-T2 a PRO camera? :: X-Trans Lightroom Workflow eBook :: 1:1 Macro with XF90mm + Raynox 250 :: X-Pro2 Wedding with FW 2.0 (miXed zone)

Is the Fuji X-T2 Ready for Professional Photography Work at Robert Hall Photography

Fujifilm X-T2
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Rico’s X-workshop in a Luxury Villa in Thailand
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XF23mmF2 WR

Fujifilm X-Pro2
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XF 90mmF2 + Raynox 250 = True 1:1 Macro at fuji-x-forum

X-Trans / Converters

Workflow and Settings For Processing Fuji X-Trans images in Lightroom – Updated eBook Guide at thomasfitzgeraldphotography / Fujifilm X Cameras: Understanding the ‘ISOless’ Sensor at adambonn / Darktable at thelightweightphotographer /

Travel X / Switch (or not) to the X / X Weddings


Nazli & Orhan: Honeymoon Photography in Ubud BaliNazli & Orhan: Honeymoon Photography in Ubud Bali at gusmank

Adjus & Pande: Sunrise Photography Session in Ubud, Bali at gusmank / Documentary Wedding Photography France at kevinmullinsphotography / Photographing New York City from the Top of the Rock at ianmacdonaldphotography /

a bit of everything

Dave Kai Piper X-Pert 53 Interview at fiftythreemm / A Funny Thing Happened on the way to a Lens Firmware Update at xshooters /

Fuji X-T2 Vs. Sony A7SII Video Feature: “Fujifilm X-T2 in Same Class of Best Mirrorless Video Cameras”


The Videographers over at Cinema5d compared the Video Function of the Fujifilm X-T2 with the Sony A7SII. In their comparison here they say:

  • Dynamic Range: 12 stops of usable dynamic range on the Fujifilm X-T2. This is very similar to the rating of the Sony a7S II and Canon C300 mark II. Many videographers today praise the Canon C300 mark II for its dynamic range qualities and when we take a closer look, the Fujifilm X-T2 isn’t far behind.
  • Image Quality 4K: This is where the Fujifilm X-T2 blows away most other cameras we have tested. The image of the X-T2 is very homogenous, clean and has a high resolution that dissolves lots of detail with a nice filmic grain. […] it offers slightly more detail than the Sony a7S II and seems to have better aliasing properties than both the Canon C300 mark II and Panasonic VariCam 35
  • Image quality in HD is not as impressive as in 4K mode. It is comparable to the Sony a7S II, but unfortunately there is also a lot of aliasing which creates lots of moire artefacts in contrasty image areas
  • Rolling Shutter on the X-T2 is less pronounced than on the a7S II.
  • Low Light: The Sony a7S II is an absolute miracle when it comes to lowlight performance. In comparison, the Fujifilm can’t reach the same high ISO’s but holds up well until ISO 3200, which is not bad in comparison to other mirrorless video cameras.

Fujifilm X-T2 USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / CANADA: AmazonCA / EUROPE: AmazonDE / Calumentphoto DE / AmazonUK / AmazonITA / AmazonFR / AmazonESP / PCHstore / WexUK / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro