19
Jul
2014

X-shooter FB zone: “Fuji must be doing something right to attract so many talented artists.” (Sony Photographer Christopher)

Nick Franchi: FujiFilm XT1 12mm Zeiss …. Teton National Park

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I’d like to introduce you to today’s X-shooter facebook zone (featuring the most liked images you shared on facebook), with the words of Sony photographer Christopher.

Christopher said in the comments to this X-shooter post here:

“I’m surprised that posts like these don’t get more comments, because these posts are such an inspiration to me. I’m not a Fuji shooter (and I can’t afford to switch systems), but I check this site every day just to see what people are doing with their X cameras. These X-shooter Zone posts are often the highlight of my internet week, because I am constantly impressed by what the Fuji community is doing photographically.

I know that what I’m seeing has more to do than just what a certain camera can do–these photographers would be skilled with whatever system they’re using. Yet for some reason, be it the style of photography that seems to attract X shooters or something else, the amount of high-quality and interesting photography that your community produces astounds me.

I’m a Sony shooter myself, and I love my camera and my workflow, but (and I know this shouldn’t bother me), I feel that I have no kindred spirits in the Sony world–I’ve yet to come across the work of another Sony photographer that speaks to me like the work of so many of these Fuji photographers. Maybe it’s just that SAR and the other E-mount forums aren’t highlighting the right work, or maybe it really is the camera’s potential or some other reason, but I feel compelled to acknowledge that as a lover of photography regardless of brand names, these X shooter posts have really helped to shape my photographic vision (even though I don’t own a Fuji camera).

I understand the love of photography your cameras instill, and I just want to say thank you. Maybe I’ll be one of you someday, and maybe not, but Fuji must be doing something right to attract so many talented artists. Keep up the good work and I’m sure that many more people than are represented in the comments here appreciate your work!”

There is nothing to add to these wonderful words… well, just the images ;-)

enjoy, and let’s take some awesome shots today,
Patrick facebook, google+, RSS-feed and twitter

P.S.: And don’t forget, share your talent, inspire us and see/like the images at the Fujirumors facebook photostream here. Here is how you can do it:

How To Share Images

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Jaime Prades‎: Jump! Fuji X-T1+ 18-55 F2.8

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Roy Cruz: Milky Way over South Korea / X-E1 + Samyang 12mm f/2.0
by Roy Cruz Photo

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Ata Mohammad Adnan‎: Fuji X-E2 with 18mm f/2. Chittagong,Bangladesh.

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18
Jul
2014

I name you 3 metamorphoses of photography: from the camel (DSLR) to the lion (MILC) and finally to the child (FUJI-X)!

F. Nietzsche: “I name you three metamorphoses of the spirit: how the spirit shall become a camel, and the camel a lion, and the lion at last a child

1) Camel (DSLR): carry a lot of weight, stuck in old mental schemes and values.
2) Lion (MIRRORLESS): break your habits. Don’t be a slave of old conventions and values. Get rid of the weight, the “thou shalt”.
3) Child (FUJI X): have fun again, be free, and have a new look at… photography.

At the end of the metamorphoses we will experience “pure joy” with photography, like the little Sherpa in Richard Simko’s video (richardsimko.com/blog).

Personally, the X-series helped me to have fun again and rediscover photography (and therefore take better pictures). But, whatever is your way to reach the spirit of the child, be brave, and go for it.

And now travel… light, free and possibly X ;-)

enjoy your day,
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P.S.: And pardon me for this rather unconventional post. It’s not a news, nor a rumor or a good deal… it’s just, I’m on holiday with a Nikon shooter (and an Olympus shooter), and when I saw him carrying his heavy gear on the beach, he really looked like a camel :-). So I had the idea of this post.

On the other hand, I look more like a cow-boy, with my camslinger 160 (which you can also win with Fujirumors and Cosyspeed, thanks to this giveaway).

Nikon + one lens VS Fuji + two lenses

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First evening of my holidays: the advantage to be able to see what you get in the X-E2′s EVF. My friend (Nikon shooter), still adjusting the exposure… FR already shared the shot on facebook. And to be clear, it’s not a dead rat the child is holding, just an umbrella ;-) .

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18
Jul
2014

Download Now: Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 8.6 RC

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News Flash: Adobe released Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 8.6 RC at adobe labs here. Nothing Fujifilm specific this time

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17
Jul
2014

Nissin i40 flash for Fuji X coming already in July in Germany and UK?

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Maybe stores are a little bit too optimistic about the shipping of the small and powerful Nissin i40 flash for Fujifilm. But fact is that wexphotographic has marked the TIPA awarded flash available in July/August. The German branch wexcameras instead just says “July”.

As you may remember, I’ve told you it will come in September. In fact, Nissin gave the following answer to a FR-reader, who asked them when the flash will be available for Fuji-X cameras:

Nissin i40 for Fujifilm system will be available around the early of September. Due to the order and shipment status, the actual available date will be various between countries. You may consider to contact to our local distributor around September, to check for the detail and which authorized dealer will have the 1st lot of stock..”

Is Nissin too careful with the release date (September), or are stores too optimistic (July)? I don’t know, so I’ll follow Aristotle’s theory of the golden mean and expect it to come in August.

More options, like the Nissin i40, are definitely good. But Fuji, on the flash-front, X-shooters need more than the Nissin i40 to achieve eudaimonia.

cheers,
Patrick facebook, google+, RSS-feed and twitter

17
Jul
2014

5th Fujifilm X magazine is out… with chance to win the XF 10-24mm!

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The 5th interactive Fujfilm X magazine is available here.. A description of the XF 18-135, some ideas for great shots in the summer months, an interesting interview and amazing images by Eric Bouvet and more.

You can also enter a competition and send in you best wide shots… one of you could win the XF 10-24!

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