7
Apr
2013

FR-readers roundup: X-series podcast, colours of Africa, X-E1 + fisheye, full spectrum X-PRO1 and a Taiwan story

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- Piet Van den Eynde: “Hi Patrick, please allow me to introduce myself: my name is Piet Van den Eynde and I’m a Belgian freelance travel photographer and author of books on photography and Lightroom. I just came back from being a guest instructor on a workshop in India, led by travel photographer Matt Brandon. A longtime Canon user, Matt exclusively used his X-Pro 1, 18 & 35 mm on this workshop and I predominantly used my X-Pro 1, X-E1, 14, 18, 35 and 18-55 lenses on this trip. In this blogpost, you can see some of the shots we made during our Rajasthan workshop and there’s also an audio podcast where we talk about our experiences with the system (needless to say, they’re mostly positive). I think this might be interesting content for your blog (click here).”
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Olaf: “Patrick, Thank you for doing incredible work on your website. I keep sending a link to your site to everyone interested in Fuji cameras. My wife, Kasia Sztaba, just returned from Africa with some incredible imagery taken with the Fuji X-E1 and the XF 18-55 F2.8-4 IS lens. We just published the first set of images on our blog [...]” See the colours of Africa through the eye of the X-E1 here.

“It wasn’t the usual touristy trip. She went to raw Africa with a group of women with whom she had worked to help women in Senegal over the last few years. Kasia documented the beauty of this continent along with its struggles. She saw human suffering but also tremendous and authentic joy and hospitality. And she captured all her experiences on camera.”

Olaf

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Toby: “I was at a local shop picking up a Samyang 8mm Fisheye for my Fuji and came across two new items from Kipon.  One is a flange distance adjustable adaptor for Leica to Fuji, the other a Nikon to Fuji Tilt/Shift adaptor. There are some photos on my Flickr if you want to check it out click here (Flickr)”

Toby

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– Mark: “I just had my X-Pro 1 converted into a full spectrum camera. The benefits of course are being able to shoot IR more easily but a side benefit to full spectrum conversions that many people don’t know about is the nice black and white images you can get with minimal post processing (desaturate, black point and white point adjustment that’s usually it) plus the black and whites have a very, very black and white film look about them in the way the shadows are recorded. Check out my set on flickr (click here). Also here is a set of infrared shots from the camera as well (click here). Still trying to track down just the right enlarger lens and when I do I’ll also be doing some UV photography as well with my X-Pro 1. Not many places to my knowledge convert X series cameras to IR or full spectrum. I had mine converted at Kolarivision. The service is excellent and llija was fantastic at getting back to me with my questions. I don’t think that their website has the X-Pro 1 conversion listed yet (mine was the first they’d ever converted) but they’ll be offering the service for $300. Cheers Mark (markdphotoguy)”

Mark

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Sean Marc Lee: “Hey hey! Just wanted to share with you that I recently shot a story here in Taiwan for The Wall Street Journal completely with the Fuji X-E1 and an X100 (click here)! keep up the great work! I get ALL my fuji news from you. -s. Sean Marc Lee”

Sean Marc Lee

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