miXed zone: Kashmir & Istanbul Workshops :: Combo Actus & Fuji-X :: Adobe & X-Trans :: Morgen Spurlock & X-PRO1 :: & more

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WORKSHOPS

Kashmir Workshop

Join Fujifilm X-Photographer Matt Brandon as he leads a small group of photographers through the narrow streets of ancient Srinagar, Kashmir, India on the Kashmir Valley Photo Trek and Workshop for 2015. Matt lived in Kashmir for 13 year with his family. Every summer for years, he lead treks and tours in the Valley of Kashmir so very few photographers know the area like he does. Join Matt for 12 days of photographic bliss: you will be staying on houseboats on the historic Dal Lake and will be treated like royalty. You’ll not only visit the bustling city of Srinagar: participants will also spend several night camping in the Indian Himalaya among nomadic shepherds. For more info on the trek itself check this post out. This really is a once-in-a-life-time opportunity. For more information and registration visit HERE.

Istanbul Workshop & more

Rico is also offering several workshops. The next ones will be Fuji X Secrets Weekend at the 30./31 May in Schwabach / Nürnberg (GER) and you can also participate at the Fuji X Secrets Istanbul Foto Workshop (from 30 April to 5 May) in the fascinating city of Istanbul.

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FAMOUS X-SHOOTERS (?)

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Is Morgen Spurlock (director of “Super Size Me“) also an X-shooter? In the promo for his new show “Inside Man”, we can see him with an X-Pro1. However, as Andrew (who spotted it, thanks) said: “I wonder if a set designer just wanted a cool prop though.” Check out the promo image here.

XF 50-140
USA:
BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK  / PCHstore /

MUST READ: First Look at the XF 16-55mmF2.8 WR / Fujifilm 50-140 Review at expat-photographer / Review at ephoto.sk (translation) / Spanish Review at dslrmagazine (translation) / 1 Month with the Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f2.8: additional thoughts along the road at grittymonkey /

XF 56mm f/1.2 APD
USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / DigitalRev EUROPE: AmazonUK / PCHstore / WexUK  / DigitalRev AUSTRALIA: CameraPro / DigitalRev

MUST READ: Rico’s X-pert corner comparison XF 56 vs XF 56 APD / Fujifilm 56mm f/1.2R APD lens review: A serious portrait prime for serious bokeh at imaging-resource / First Impressions and Samples at dot.asahi (translation) / Review at dc.watch (translation) /

X100/S/T + TCL/WCL

X100T
USA:
BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK  / PCHstore / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

– Two (amazing) hours in Monument Valley at olafphotoblog / Why I Choose To Travel With Fujifilm X100T Mirrorless Camera On Trans-Siberian Railway Adventure at wazariwazir / Fuji X100T and X-T1: Choosing the right camera for street photography at macfilos / Infrared on the Fuji x100s and x100t at sebimagery / The X100T Christmas at laroquephoto / The X100T: a review in five pieces at laroquephoto / Fuji X100T and VSCO Cam Philippines part 1 at jakubpuchalski / Fujifilm X100T Full Review with X100s Comparison at mirrorlessons / Fuji X100T Shooter’s Report Part I: A classic street shooter hits the streets of Manhattan at imaging-resource / Review at decisiveshot / Why I will probably not buy an X100T at macfilos / Fuji X100T – First Look at photofocus / Fuji X100T Top Features at the Fuji Guys youtube channel (not made by Billy) at youtube /

X100/S

My Fuji X100s and My 45 Year Old Canon QL17 ~ Photography Gone Full Circle at thomaslcollins / Manek Chowk, Ahmedabad – video shot entirely with the X100S (youtube) /

TCL/WCL

– Fuji WCL-X100 and Ricoh GR at mingart / Photos, life and people. Fuji X100T and TCL-X100 teleconverter test at alessandromichelazzi / Fujifilm X100T and TCL-X100 teleconversion lens at larsauthen /

Fujifilm X-T1 + Graphite X-T1
Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay

– A Scottish road trip at thebigpicturegallery / Playing with the Fuji X-T1 at mirrorlessjourney / The Film SLR Lookalikes – Fuji X-T1 + 18-135mm Zoom. Sony A7s Nikon 28-200mm Zoom, Olympus OM-D E-M10 Nikon 100mm F/2.8 – Three Days Of Shooting at soundimageplus / Fuji X-T1 Review – does size matter? at maxmilne / Street Photography – London at photoponica / X-T1 review at richardwoodphotographer / Long Exposures on Derwent Water with the Fuji X-T1 at astannard / Comparing apple to pears (X-T1 vs X-PRO1) at daveyoungfotografia / X-T1 review at mariusmasalar / How to use the Fujifilm X-T1 at Tony Northrup’s youtube / Canon vs Fuji: All work and no play make Sara a dull girl at saralando /

other X-series cameras

– Hands-on with Fujifilm’s new X-A2 at dpreview / X-E1 Paris – 11 janvier 2015 at Arnaud Lebret Flickr / Fujifilm X-E2’s Six Inches Behind The Viewfinder at stanleyleary / Daffodils in January? Fuji X-A1 in action at soundimageplus / Thinking and Shooting Cinematically with Fujifilm X-E2 at stanleyleary / FUJI X-A1 XF 35mm f/1.4 Lens – HDR Panoramas at soundimageplus / X30 Top Features at the Fuji Guys youtube channel /

lenses

X-mount lenses

– Fujinon XF 56 MM F/1,2 R review at the Spanish site fuji-xperience (English version) / Fuji XF 14mm f2.8 R review at lightpriority / Choosing the Zeiss Touit 32mm over the Fuji XF 35mm at eyebeamimages / FUJI XT-1 & 56mm 1.2 – An Incredible First Day at caveiraphotography / 18mm review at colinnichollsphotography / Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS – Review / Test Report at photozone /

other lenses / Adapter

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Madoka 180 Available For Fujifilm X Mount at ephotozine / Zhongyi Optics (ZY Optics) also released a new M42-Fuji X Lens Turbo Adapter (ver II). More at www.zyoptics.net / Cambo ACTUS mini view camera for Fuji X-mount (see cambo.com) /

RAW-conversion / processing / Jpeg

– Classic Chrome vs Kodachrome at thedowntowncreative / RAW and lossy DNG at johncaz / FUJI X – X-Trans or Bayer CMOS Sensor? The Adobe Camera raw issue. at soundimageplus /

Acessories / Flash / Extension Tubes

– Cactus V6 Tranceiver and RF60 Wireless Flash with the Fujifilm X-T1 at peterlangfelder / Macro Photography with Fuji 16mm Extension Tube at miksmedia / Review: Fujifilm 11mm Extension Tube MCEX-11 at admiringlight /

a bit of everything

– GAS, or how I got over it with the help of Fuji X at stockografie / Fuji X-Series Images: How Big Will They Print? at macleancomms / The fast compact normal conundrum at mingthein / Window Light portraits ~ A complete guide at prophotonut / Chasing the Wind – Les Voiles de St Tropez at fujixsystem / timelapse film entirely on Fuji X cameras at vimeo / When love breaks down: Why I sold my mirrorless camera at inmybag / Fuji’s Film sim’s & adjustable tones at johncaz / Fujifilm Fights Ebola And Gives You Great Skin at strategyzer / A Mirrorless Wedding – Four cameras, three systems, two photographers and one happy couple at mirrorlessons / AF+MF Mode Update on X-Pro1 and X-T1 at macleancomms /

X-shooter Facebook Contest

Keep up sharing and voting your absolute favorite X-shot for the next Top Liked X-shooter fabook images.

1) SHARE: go to the Fujirumors facebook timeline and submit your favorite X-shot (and a short description) in the timeline by selecting “Photo/Video” .
2) VOTE & COMMENT: All the images will be displayed at the Fujirumors facebook photostream. You can vote & comment the images there.

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  • Dave

    Well, I looked at this link

    The Adobe Camera raw issue. at soundimageplus /

    And I have to say the whole green foliage processing issue in Adobe still looks to be a problem

  • That whole lossy DNG article… I don’t have enough hands to perform an appropriately epic facepalm.

    • I’ve read it. I tried it on a couple of shots, and there’s a significant improvement over the same sized JPEGs. The difference between the RAF and the DNG was much smaller than I expected, both when performing extreme WB changes (happens when you shoot concerts and you have lights that change colours) or pushing shadows/highlights.

      Just wonder what you think

      • In short: ISOless sensor. While as an ex-slide shooter I seldom need much room for error, I still greatly appreciate humongous latitude that RAFs afford. Lossy DNGs, on the other hand, are dangerously close to Jpegs. You certainly have quite a lot of headroom for pushing shadows and pulling highlights as compared to Jpeg… just not as much headroom as with RAFs.

        Would I recommend lossy DNG as a storage format for “around the house” kind of shots? Definitely, it’s better than Jpegs. But for commercial work… no. Just no.

        • Thank you! I thought of using using DNG for storage only for music and concert shots, there are usually a lot of them. After processing, I rarely do anything with them except posting/sharing, and they are mostly for social network use. Personal projects.

          I would keep RAFs for landscapes, portraiture, the odd commercial job I get and portfolio (or even flickr) worthy stuff. When I tried it on a couple of shots, I was surprised at the latitude, I expected a far greater difference between RAFs and DNG, especially at this size (5-6MB).

          • Try on smooth gradients. If I remember correctly, dark gradients show the difference better.

  • Hey Patrick – can I get a photo credit on the Wall Street shot pls? Thanks for sharing it :-)

  • BobW

    Here’s a great article on how to process X-trans raw files in Lightroom. It works great for me and vastly improved my images…

    http://petebridgwood.com/wp/2014/10/x-trans-sharpening/

  • Hi, thought you may like to see the Fuji XT-1 with the Cambo Actus… we used a Schneider 80mm lens, captured 9 images…see more here and thanks for reading!

    http://wp.me/p1bcic-px

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