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An Ordinary Day at Photokina…

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So here I am… after a long, very long day, at Photokina.

As a mere mortal visitor, I sadly couldn’t visit the Fujifilm backstage… that’s where the real fun is. I could only stare at the Medium Format Fuji closed in a glass box. I couldn’t touch it, I couldn’t test the AF, I couldn’t look through the viewfinder, I couldn’t hold that wonderful baby in my hands. This is a privilege reserved to the press like our fellow FXF admin Andreas (see here), or others (see this post).

I really just attended the event as a mere mortal visitor… invisible… like… like… a stealthy ninja ;)

But I have “met” quite some “famous” people we all know from the internet. And I must say, I really did appreciate the fact to be be 100% anonymous.

At the end, I joined a Fujifilm Photowalk, and it was the most relaxing way to close an intense day. Hanging out with fellow X-shooter taking some shots… probably the very best part of the day… and it’s a pity I had too leave earlier.

At the Photowalk, there was one guy, who had the X-T2 with the 56mmF1.2 attached. When a runner passed along, he shot a burst @1.2. We checked the images, and no joke, 100% of the images where in focus!!! I tell you… whatever Fuji did with the X-T2, it really can compete with THE BEST DSLR’s.

I’ll let you just with some random impressions from my day… I’m going to grab a beer soon, to share with a student, who passed an important test ;)

take care fellow X-shooters,
Patrick

P.S.: I asked Metz about their new M400 flash. They Rep told me they do not know for sure if their current protocols work with the X-T2. The flash will be available shortly after Photokina for €250. And if it doesn’t work for X-T2, they will work for a firmware fix, which should take no longer than a few weeks.

Walking to Photokina early in the morning

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Waiting at the main entrance

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Quite some people there

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I have found Waldo!!!

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Hi Tomash :)

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Zack Arias… this guy rocks!

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I’m sorry bro, but we shoot RAW+JPEG

The most extravagant presence at Photokina

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Kevin Mullins Live Stage performance was awesome: “for me wedding photography is just like street photography. It’s all about photographing people being people”

Half of the Fuji Booth is about Instax Products… monochrome Instax

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Square Film Coming Too

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GF Lenses

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The Fuji Backstage

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Instax Prototype

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First just a rumor… now a reality… Instax Square

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