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The Instax Mini 90: the Wall Street Journal’s Favorite Instax Camera

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The Wall Street Journal is apparently very interested in the Rise of the Instax World. They already wrote an article and shared some numbers here.

This time they reviewed several Instax Products, including 4 Fujifilm Instax Cameras.

The winner is the Instax Mini 90, but the WSJ missed to test Fuji’s latest addition, the Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 (with Selfie Mirror).

They also tested the Smartphone Printers. They compared the Fujifilm Instax Share SP-1 printer Vs. Polaroid Zip printer. In this case, Polaroid wins over Fujifilm, due to the better print quality. So it’s good to know that Fujifilm will soon release the Instax Share SP-2 printer 🙂 .

Read more at The Wall Street Journal

Fujifilm Rethink RAW :: JPEG is Your Friend and Fuji’s Film Simulations Rock (Lee Varis)

For Fujifilm JPEG Lovers (and also for hardcore RAW shooters), check out Lee Varis “Fuji Rethink Raw” youtube video here.

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X-Pro2 + 35mmF1.4 + ACROS: Zoe & Janosch – Photography session with a couple at museandmirror

X-Pro2 Review at lensrentals / My Experience So Far with Fujifilm X-Pro 2 & Fujinon XF100-400mm lens at joengphotography / Fujifilm X-Pro2 high ISO comparison at grittymonkey / The Fujifilm X-Pro2 is a fantastic camera, but it’s not for me at linkis / Tram Line no 2 in Belgrade at flemmingbojensen / Fujifilm X-Pro2: The next level of X Series at marclafreniere / X-Pro2 review at timstechblog youtube / Dealing with film grain simulation and the Fuji X-Pro2 at aboutphotography-tomgrill / 75 days with Xpro 2 at jorgefm / Fujifilm X-Pro2 is the Compact Camera to Beat for 2016 at gadgetreview / Field test: X-Pro2 + XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 – Birdwatching in Tokyo at grittymonkey / Club kyo in Singapore at flemmingbojensen / Enlightenment at littlebigtravelingcamera + Hard as a Rock at littlebigtravelingcamera / Fuji’s Classic Chrome and the X-Pro 2 at concreteshadows / Review at pictopro / A Portrait of Eduard ~ X-Pro2 & Acros Film Simulation at f16.click / X-Pro Tour, Villages of France at joelwolfson / The art out of everyday life by Gian James Maagad at theinspiredeye / Verona Photography Trip with the Fuji X-Pro2 at andrewnewson /

Other X-series cameras

X-T1: Long Toes & Broad Shoulders at ipcloud / A practical and hands-on review of the Fujifilm X-T1 and 56 at malachiajose / Fujifilm X-E2S review – Great photos but can it beat the X-T10? at expertreviews / X-T1, The Same, Different at instagram /

X100/S/T + X70

X70 vs X-T10 at ivanjoshualoh /X70 + X100T: Wandering the cobblestone streets of Rome with camera in hand at inmenlo / Being British with the X70 & WCL-X70 at f16.click / Fuji X70 – Alternative Review at therashootic / A fashion set with Alena testing the new Fuji X70 at alessandromichelazzi /

Lenses

Mirrorless Telephoto Comparison Leica, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus at naturalexposures / Shooting wild raptors with the new Fujinon XF 100-400mm at josecarpin / Party Hard – Bittersweet Goodbyes with the Fuji 18mm at petetakespictures / The other nifty-fifty: a review of the Fujifilm XF 35mmF2 at eyesuncloudedphoto / 100-400 review at imaging-resource / XF16-55mm lens gets added to the kit at doncraigphoto /

Jpeg / RAW / Converters

WOW ! Combining X-Pro2´s X-Trans III and Iridient at hendriximages / JPEG Versus RAW Versus HDR With The Fujifilm X-T1 at thewanderinglensman / Adobe Lightroom Versus Capture One for Fuji X-Trans Sensors at fstoppers /

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

The Fuji X-T1 in Myanmar at stockografie / Epic Iceland at palleschultz / Fuji X Wedding at gusmank / Travel Blog: San Francisco (X100T) at erictillotson / Wedding Photography Fuji Xpro2 at thefxworks / Why Did I Leave The Fuji System…. at steveashtonphotography / Wedding photography with Sony A7Rii. My Switch from Fuji X-T1 at markhaddenphotography /

Acessories / Flash / Bags

Low key portrait with one speedlight at richardsimko /

a bit of everything
– Fuji, the Leica of the New Millenium –

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Nice T-shirt 🙂
FujifilmNordic, Behind the frame, Episode 7 on youtube

Bill Palmer’s Passion: Fuji is the Leica of the new Millennium at macfilos / How to Clean your Sensor in Spanish at fuji-xperience (translation) / Training Your Eye at olafphotoblog / The importance of light when shooting street photography at ianmacdonaldphotography /

ANNOUNCED :: Fujinon XF 2.0x Teleconverter :: LIVE BLOGGING :: New 23mmF1.4 Lens Hood

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Top Things To Know

  • 2.0x Teleconverter costs $449 in USA (same price of 1.4x Teleconverter) – £349 in UK
  • Will be release in mid June
  • It’s weather sealed
  • As of now, only 2 lenses are compatible with the 2.0x TC: the 50-140 and the 100-400.
  • A firmware update will be released at the beginning of June (2.0x TC support for 50-140 and 100-400)
  • Phase Detection works only with the 50-140. The 100-400 + 2.0x TC works with Contast Detection
  • The aperture becomes two f-stops higher

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The Fashionable X-Pro2 – by F. James Conley

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guest post by F. James Conley:  f-eleven.com / @philatawgrapher

Hi Patrick. I wanted to share a fashion editorial with you, and my experience using the Fujifilm X-Pro2 in the studio.

For a few years now, I’ve relied on Fujifilm’s X-Series as my workhorse system for documentary, street, and travel photography. Originally working with an X100s and an X-E1, I’ve now added the X-Pro2 to the stable. (These days, the X-E1 is a backup body.) However, for studio work I’ve continued to rely on Canon.

Studio work involves different kinds of habits from those of the photojournalism I usually do. The thought process in working with lights, settings, models, and scenes is nearly quite the opposite kind of thinking required to capture unfolding moments on the street. Studio work is slower and more deliberate, and the distractions of the equipment cannot be avoided, with each shot requiring manual adjustments of light stands and strobe settings.

For studio thinking, I always found a Canon DSLR a good match. The studio is about controlling light, and it’s often a dim place to work. Seeing directly through the lens is not only easier in low light, but it also makes me feel more connected to the model. Fleeting expressions are easy to catch, and small framing adjustments are quickly comprehended when looking through an SLR.

The X-E1 was impossible to consider for the task. The slow refresh rate of the EVF is very frustrating in low light. The X100s was too limited with its lens options (even taking into account the WCL and TCL). Its EVF suffers the same problems as the X-E1, and the rangefinder is not an acceptable solution because of parallax issues. So it was Fuji on the streets, and Canon in the studio.

With time, however, the Canon system has shown its age. Not the least of the frustrations is a limited number of focus points. Especially when shooting with wide apertures, “focus and reframe” can introduce a host of issues. There are also issues with low light performance. Working with an SLR, it is much harder to tell if the focus is correct in low light, and many times it isn’t.

Newer Canon bodies have more focus points and better low light performance, but that necessitates buying a newer body. I have a substantial investment in Canon glass, but unfortunately the technology has left them behind and there are many frustrations with focus speed and lock on. What was a great L-series lens a few years ago is now a slow-focuser with a lot of chromatic aberration.

With the X-Pro2 in hand, I finally had an option. The EVF is fast enough not to be a distraction, and the low light performance is excellent. Faced with the choice of upgrading the Canon system or testing the X-Pro2, it was easy to decide to get the Fuji hooked up to the lights see what would happen.

My approach to studio light is very simple: one or two Paul Buff lights, with a variety of modifiers. The lights are on radio triggers, with a transceiver on the camera. I shoot the camera in manual, and make adjustments to the lights as needed to achieve the exposure I want.

The first problem came when the radio triggers wouldn’t trip the light. Investigation into the issue led to no satisfying answers. I’ve used Yongnuo 603Cs for years with no issues. My first fear was a hotshoe issue with the X-Pro2. (In the past, I’ve found that Canon studio accessories worked with the Fujis.) Forging ahead, though, I made the assumption that the issue was with the Yongnuos and not the X-Pro2, and purchased a set of RadioPopper receivers and a transmitter. They worked straight out of the box with not a single misfire, so I’ve concluded that the pins on the Yongnuo 603C’s aren’t correct for the X-Pro2.

Although a stressful one, the trigger issue turned out to be the only issue. The X-Pro2 is a delight to use in the studio. The EVF gets out of the way, and there were very few focus issues—and only when there were a lot of shadows. The sensor on the X-Pro2 is fantastic, and gives a very film-like quality to the images, with incredible amounts of latitude.

Getting the X-Pro2 set up for studio use is short work:

  • set the shutter speed to 1/250th
  • set the ISO to 200
  • turn Preview Pic Effect off
  • turn the flash mode to on

Manually set the aperture, and away I go.

I’m looking forward to continuing to use the X-Pro2 in the studio. Even more, I’m looking forward to not having to buy a new Canon!

More images can be seen on my website: http://f-eleven.com, and on Instagram: @philatawgrapher

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