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26
Jul
2015

miXed zone: The First Fujifilm Lenses You Should Buy :: XF90mm & X-T10 Reviews :: and more about the X-world !

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X-T10
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On The Grid in Red Bull Ring at macleancomms + A Lightweight Alternative to the X-T1? also at macleancomms / Review at digitalcameraworld / Here are 28 photographs taken with the new Fuji X-T10 at the Amateur Photographer reader day event in London with Fujifilm UK at prophotonut / Secret Undercover Preview: X100T vs X-T10 at bigheadtaco’s youtube channel / First Impressions at thephoblographer / ISO-Test at the French site focus-numerique (translation) / Reveiw at cameras.reviewed / Fuji X-T10 ~ A mini marvel – My first 80 portraits at prophotonut

XF90mmF2 WR
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Review at macfilos / Japanese review at KASYAPA (translation) / Thailand Grand Festival 2015 shot mostly with the 90mm at Marcel van Beek’s facebook / A “Sharp” Lens: Fuji XF90mm F2 R LM WR at leighmiller /

XF 16mm F1.4 WR
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Highly Recommended, what else ;) … XF 16mm review at ephotozine / Fuji XF 16mm F1.4 R WR Lens Review at findingrange / Review at fstoppers / Review at slrgear /

X100/S/T + TCL/WCL

Street Photography in Istanbul with the silent & discreet X100S at gaetanobelverde / Spring in Paris with the X100S at jasonpitcher / Manual Focusing in NYC with the X100T at dylanseeger / X100T: An every day affair? at anthonyowenjones / 10 reasons why I love my Fujifilm X100T at morethanwords /

Fujifilm X-T1

Life in the “true” deep South… with the Fuji’s at jaxchile / Punching above their weight: The Fujifilm X-T1 and Fujinon 18-135mm Lens at entropicremnants / Fujifilm X-T1 Vs. Samsung NX1: A Sensor Comparison at alikgriffin / Don’t try this at home! at visualmotion / The Optical Viewfinder Experience on the Fuji X-T1 & X-T10 at eyebeamimages / Why I’m Buying Neither A Fujifilm X-T1 Nor A 56mm f1.2: A Mini Review at fujifilmxseries / Setting Up My X-T1 at ideasandimages / Fujifilm X-T1 vs Nikon D7200 at 1000wordpics / Gavin Millar did some photos with the X-T1 for Creep Magazine. See them at creepmagazine /  One of The added benefits of the firmware 4.0 update–Better focusing in bad light at xshooters / Fujifilm X-T1 Firmware Version 4 review at amateurphotographer /  Equipment during the trip and some thoughts on the 4.0 Firmware at jonasjacobsson / Review of FW 4 at mirrorlessons / Shooting With Everything On Automatic; Photography For Dummies! How Well Does It Work With The X-T1? at thewanderinglensman / Fuji X-T1 Odyssey Update at photo.rwboyer / Review of the Fuji X-T1 wifi function and VSCOcam app at creativelondonphotographer / Time lapse exposure of the city with the Fuji X-T1 at aboutphotography-tomgrill /

other X-series cameras

 X-E2: Good Bye Vietnam at gregorharih / Shooting Atlanta Braves Game with Fuji X-E2 at stanleyleary / Shooting theater with the Fujifilm X-E2 and Nikon D750 at stanleyleary /

Lenses

X-mount lenses

The First Fujifilm Lenses You Should Buy at thewirecutter / 35mmF14: A thundering evening at lichtscheu / Capturing storm clouds over the city with the Fuji X-T1, 18-135mm and 10-24mm zooms at aboutphotography-tomgrill / The sharpshooter: Fuji’s 50-140mm F2.8 lens at viksandhu /

other lenses / Adapter / Extension Tubes

Fujifilm MCEX-11 – MCEX-16 Extension Tubes Review at bjornmoerman / Fishy Business (with the Samyang 8mm f/2.8 for Fuji-X) at eyesuncloudedphoto / A Lens Not Too Far! (Another Adapted Lens for Fuji X) at findingrange / Manual Glass on Fuji Camera Bodies at daveyoungfotografia /

Travel X / Switch to the X / Fuji X for Weddings

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image courtesy: gusmank

Alain & Sarah: Honeymoon in Bali (taken with Fuji Gear) at gusmank – featured also at Fujifilm Indonesia on Instagram here + Rich & Danielle: Family Vacation in Bali at gusmank /

Jpeg / RAW / Converters

Tip: Process your RAW photos in-camera at xphotographers /

Acessories / Flash / Adapter / Extension Tubes

Review: The Black Widow, by Spider Holster at colinnichollsphotography / Natural light & speedlight shooting with the Fuji X System at mikecroshaw / English manual for the Meike X-T1 grip at pan.baidu /

a bit of everything

11 Spots You Need to Visit as a Photographer in Tokyo (including FujiFilm History Museum) at onwardphoto / Readers’ showcase: Dan Hogman (all work done with Fuji’s) at dpreview / 10 Tips For Shooting On The Streets at janschwarz / What gear does 7 of the worlds leading street photography experts recommend? at inmybag / The Streets Of Pittsburgh Print Magazine Is Available – many images, including the cover image, taken with the X100T at decisiveshot / How to wirelessly transfer your photos at xphotographers /

FR-reader Scott posted a recent story to steller.co was curated by the team and was featured in the outdoor/action section. It’s now one of the top 20 stories. The pics were taken with the Fuji X-T1 and 50-140mm lens. The story is called Surf City. See a pic here.

23
Jul
2015

XF 90mmF2 Review at Admiringlight : “Brilliantly sharp, Amongst Best Best Bokeh of any lens I’ve ever used, hands down the best Fuji lens”

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XF90mmF2 WR
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The XF90mm Review is up at admiringhlight. From the conclusions:

The lens focuses quickly and quietly, is brilliantly sharp right from f/2, has beautifully even and smooth bokeh, has virtually zero CA, no distortion and outstanding color and contrast.

I noted the $949 price as a Pro above, and that’s because typically lenses this good cost a fair bit more than this.

It’s hands down the best lens Fuji has created for the X-Series and one of the finest lenses I’ve used for any system. If you like the medium telephoto focal length and shoot Fuji, simply get it.”

And here are more reviews:

Fusion Festival with the XF 90mm F2 at olafphotoblog / Review at photographyblog / Spanish field test at dslrmagazine (translation) / Review at lenstip / Fuji X-T10 with 90mm (and 16mm) in Finnish at sulantoblog (translation)

21
Jul
2015

Low Cost 135mm Lens Options (& Comparisons): Fujica 135mmF2.5, Pentacon 135mmF2.8, Tair11A 135mmF2.8 & more!

FXF member KwyjiboVanDeKamp started a hot & very interesting topic here at the Fuji X Forum. It’s a comparison between lenses with a 135mm (203mm equiv.) focal length. A topic dedicated to those who don’t have the money for the XF 50-140 ;) .

You can see & compare the performance of various 135mm lenses shared by the FXF community here. If you also have some experience with 135mm lenses, feel free to share your findings and images in this thread.

Until now, the discussion (and samples shots) includes the following lenses:

- Tair 11A 135mm f/2.8 with 20!!! aperture blades
Fujinon EBC 135mm f/2.5 with 6 aperture blades
Pentacon 135mm f/2.8 with 15 aperture blades
Fujinon 135mm f/3.5 M42
PORST Tele MC Auto D 135mm f/2.8 M42
Zuiko 135mm f/2.8 adapted with Speedbooster Ultra
Vivitar 135mm M42 f2.8 with Zhongyi Speedbooster
Canon 135 F3.5
Takumar 135 F3.5

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18
Jul
2015

XF 90mmF2: “The MUST-HAVE Companion for a Portrait Photographer ” Olafphotoblog & more Reviews!

image courtesy: olafphotoblog

XF 90mm F2 WR
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So here is another one, who fell in love with the latest Fujinon lens: Olafphotoblog here! They posted a buntch of images and a list of thoughts about the XF 90mmF2 WR (I’ll share just a few points here on FujiRumors):

  • When shooting wide-open, the bokeh is creamy and pleasing to the eye.
  • Edge transitions are gorgeous and ceaseless, allowing for dreamy look.
  • The micro-contrast is nicely balanced for portraiture work.
  • The sharpness is top-notch and on a par with the XF 56mm F1.2 and XF 35mm F1.4.
  • Autofocus works much better with the latest update. We played with a face/eye detection function and found it sometimes takes a bit longer than we would like before it locks. We will write more about this in our upcoming posts.
  • With Fujifilm’s film simulations, which are tuned to photographing people (beautiful skin tones), the XF 90mm is a great fit.

Here are a few more reviews: Rico’s XF90mm First Look. / 90mm + MCEX Tubes at jasonpitcher / Fujifilm XF90mm Review at leighmiller PART ONE and PART TWO / XF 90mm Review at wimarys / Hands on review at aboutphotography-tomgrill / Review at patricemichellon /

image courtesy: patricemichellon – 100% crop

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12
Jul
2015

“X-T10 superior AF in dim light than the Sony A6000 […] X-T10 is about 90% of an X-T1 for 61% of the price.” Admiringlight Review!

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X-T10
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Admiringlight just published its Fujifilm X-T10 review. Here an excerpt from the conclusions:

“The X-T10 is about 90% of an X-T1 for 61% of the price. […] I think the X-T10 slides ahead of the X-E2 for the role of second fiddle in the Fuji lineup, and it makes the X-E2 frankly hard to recommend at this point unless you really much prefer the rangefinder styling. The X-T1 still has desirable upgrades over the X-T10: it’s weathersealed, has an ISO dial, a much larger viewfinder, better ergonomics and a far deeper buffer for burst shooting, but those differences aside, they two X-T cameras are remarkably similar.

[…] The closest competitor is, of course, Sony’s outstanding A6000 […] I prefer the controls and general operation of the X-T10, and I feel the JPEG output and color response is superior.  The Fuji RAW files can also be pushed far harder in the shadows than those of the A6000 and still hold up.

Surprisingly, I actually think the X-T10 has better autofocus.  The A6000 has better tracking over more of the frame, and it’s the better sports camera due to the deeper buffer, but the X-T10 tracks just as well in the central zone and is superior at locking focus in dim light in single shot situations.”

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XF 90mm F2 WR
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