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Fujifilm X-Pro 2 and XF 23mm f2 Go to Cuba

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guest post by Serge – srglevin.com

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  • Just Another Fuji Convert, From Trying Every Other System – Read here


My name is Serge and I’ve written a guest feature before, about adopting the fuji system, in particular using the Fuji X-Pro2 my personal life, street photography, as well as concert photography.

This time I’ve had the chance to put it through an intensive, 1 week photo trip to Havana, Cuba. I paired my x-pro 2 with a fuji 23mm f2, creating a fast focusing, light, reliable, comfortable and even weather sealed combo.

What it created is really that feeling when youre not even thinking about the camera, when you can just be immersed into whats happening around you, which in turn appears to lead to better images. Gear annoyances can take you out of that zone, and fuji x-pro 2 with 23mm f2 allowed for an immersive experience. What is also interesting, is that i ended up using mostly SOOC jpegs or built in profiles for editing. Throughout the whole trip, I’ve only wished for a tilt screen for the x-pro 2. Now that I’ve purchased a fuji X100F, i still feel like the x-pro 2 combo was just a little more responsive and robust.

Although it sounds a little hokey, i really enjoyed walking around Havana with the x-pro 2 and 23mm f2, feeling as much of a bond as one can have with a piece of equipment :).

Please find the images from my trip below!

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Lying Down: Fine Art and Printing Large with Fujifilm

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Ana B from Cafe Reason got in touch to talk about an idea – lying down in public.

Walking around our city, she observed that there was no space to lie down. Not just that there was nowhere where the purpose is for the human to lie down, that there was nowhere where it is even possible for the human to lie down. Some of this is a perfectly logical expression of public space design. Pavements are meant to be corridors of movement rather than areas for being stationary in. You’ll typically hit the streets to move between places rather than as an end in itself. Sure, I’m aware there are exceptions to this like the romantic conceptions of street photographers, flâneurs and guys painted in silver paint juggling eggs but these exceptions just prove the rule. Lying down in public looks strange.

Some of this lack of space to lounge is more pernicious. By virtue of being a rich city situated between some other, larger, cities there are a larger-than-you-might-expect population of homeless people in Oxford. Unavoidably therefore, lots of permanent public space and furniture is designed to make it harder to be homeless. Take a look around you at the benches in your city or town, most likely they will have hard armrests separating them into different seats. You can’t lie down on these benches.

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Minneapolis with the X100s

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Guest post by John ~ www.magnoski.com

Like most of us here in Minnesota, I was experiencing a bit of cabin fever a few weeks ago.  We spend so much time indoors that any sunny and relatively warm day make us all want to put aside our duties and head outdoors.  The fact that we had a record-breaking warm streak in February made focusing all the more difficult.

So I met up with my friend Jake to run around downtown Minneapolis to capture a variety of images with my favorite camera – the Fujifilm X100s – a wonderfully compact, large sensor camera with a great fixed lens and awesome image quality.  What was at one point a “splurge” purchase 3 years ago, intended purely for fun, turned out to be a camera I use on every professional job I am assigned to.

The simple form factor of this camera gets out of my way so I can shoot freely.  It is such a refreshing way to capture photographs – simple, intuitive, emotive.  These days most digital cameras lack “soul”, but not the Fuji.

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Fuji X-T2 and X-T1 – a New Perspective on Myanmar in 2017

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Monks playing “Chinlone”, early morning Hsipaw, Myanmar, 2017 (Fuji X-T2 and XF 18-135)

Myanmar Today
As I sit reflecting on my just completed photographic expedition, it’s been quite an amazing experience having spent a month photographing the wonders of Myanmar. I think for me the huge difference has been (compared to when I was there last five years ago – or especially 12 years ago), everybody now has a device in their hand. For weal or woe change is coming quickly to Myanmar. The changes are obvious as people rush to catch up to the rest of the world. It’s a shock to see everybody with a device in their hand – in a country where the average wage is only $2-$5 per day (sim cards and devices must be very cheap there). I preferred it to how it was on my last two visits but nobody can blame them for wanting to catch up with the new millennium. However, for now it’s still a very special place. I am not sure how long that will last, but at least for now I leave with some very special memories and 6 times 64gig SD cards filled with the evidence of those experiences.

I have travelled Asia now extensively for over a decade shooting street and environmental portraits. Even having been to Cambodia over 12 times, and countless times in Vietnam and other places, I can still say that Myanmar is the most special in all of Asia. I think it’s the combination of the lovely friendly people, the gorgeous little kids running around with the Thanaka paste on their faces, the men spitting their disgusting beatle-nut everywhere, and the gorgeous light – oh that light. It seems that every corner one walks around or every step one takes, another photo opportunity presents itself. Where I live in Australia is like a moonscape (photographically speaking), compared with the photographic opportunities in Burma – no wonder my cameras stay locked in their cupboard for most of the year!

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A Trip That Proved My Point, Exactly! – Part 2

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This continues an earlier post where I recounted how well my Fuji X-T2 served me in my diverse photographic pursuits.  Those being, landscape and street photography.  Most recently, the X-T2 worked out quite well for me in Iceland where the environment there put its weather-sealing to the test…it passed with flying colors.  But now we move on to the Continent, where my Fuji and I had to switch gears from wildness to artifice, from garden to city.  As you may suspect, with this migration comes a ton of changes in the settings.  To name a few: from low ISO to Auto, from stopping down to opening wide, and often, from auto focus to manual. Luckily these changes were not overlooked often, but they escaped my attention once, early in the first city, but it was minor and smooth sailing from there.  And so let us turn our attention from the large volcanic island, to the polished and cultured cities of Europe.

Mainland Europe

The rest of the trip consisted of seven cities in France, Italy, and Switzerland.  I know…so lucky!  As mentioned here’s where I kicked into street mode.  The primes came out, even the barely used 16mm, along with my sweet leather messenger camera bag, and some cigars.  Locked and loaded!  I think it worth mentioning a few aspects of my settings and how the Fuji X-T2 served me so well.  There are several main kinds of street shooting that I do and when I’m in a thick crowd, shoulder to shoulder, the shutter has got to be blazing fast.  This is because when people are so close, they cross the field of vision so quickly.  So I had three Auto-ISO settings that I alternated between, all having a max ISO of 6400 and default ISO of 200:

  • Min shutter = 1/60th
  • Min shutter = 1/250th
  • Min shutter = 1/500th

Catch that?  6400 baby…now that’s cookin’!  That coupled with an f/1.4 lens and you have some serious low light love going.


The City of Lights.  Paris was good to us, and yet it was at a breakneck pace.  Fortunately we had been before, so it was not so much about seeing sites, but rather enjoying people watching and eating around the Latin Quarter…and there was lots of both!  About as much as one can squeeze in to two days.

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