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Fujifilm X100F

The X100 line is and remains my forbitten dream.

And I had a hard time recently to decide between the Fujifilm X100F and the Fujifilm X-E3. I went for the X-E3 and added the 27mm to it, trying to emulate the compactness of the X100F.

But still I miss the leaf shutter, the hybrid viewfinder, the build in ND-filter, the combined ISO/Shutter dial and last but not least, the incredibly sexy look of the X100F. And with WCL-X100 and TCL-X100 the X100F is a flexible mini-system that would cover most of my photographic needs.

The Fujifilm X100F follows the philosophy: limitation is liberation, or less is more.

So let there be another X100F zone today…. while I’m driving home from Prague in the night, on roads white of snow. What a fun drive :)

Fujifilm X100F: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera

Fujifilm WCL-X100 ver. II: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Fujifilm TCL-X100 ver. II: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

Why I Bought Fujifilm X-E3 (and not X-T20, X100F, X-H1)… and Why All this Hate for XF27mm? – FIRST IMPRESSIONS

I’m packing. I’m leaving. A long car ride all to way to Prague is waiting for me.

But before I leave, here is a blog post about why I bought the X-E3, XF27mm and XF10-24, as well as some initial feedback… sadly also something negative amongst it.

But first… make sure to follow our Fujifilm X-E facebook group.

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Lenstip Fujinon XF 80mm F2.8 Review: Performs Admirably but Huge Vignetting “Serious Flaw” – UPDATE: Faulty Sample?

Fujinon XF80mm

Mixed Reviews

  • First Take on the XF 80mm F2.8 OIS lens at olafphotoblog
  • XF80mm Review in French at les-guides-fujifilm (translation) – you can activate the English subtitles in the video
  • Fujifilm XF 80mm f/2.8 Macro: first impressions at konzy and a (quick and dirty) comparison of several apertures and focusing distances here at konzy

Fujinon XF 80mmF2.8 Macro: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUSFocusCamera

LensTip Review

image courtesy: Jonas Rask

image courtesy: Jonas Rask

UPDATE: Jonas Rask in the comments: “Converted from RAW. No crop, no vignettecorrection. They obviously tested a faulty lens. The lens I tested back in september had close to zero vignette, if any.”

Lenstip just published theri full review of the XF80mm Macro lens.

It is a lens with a long list of Pro’s and only 1 negative point. Usually Lenstip would assign the “Editor’s Choice” badge, but they consider the vignetting issue a “serious flaw”, hence no “editor’s choice”.

Let us know in the comments what your experience with the XF80mm is.

The Fujinon XF 80 mm f/2.8 LM OIS WR Macro is a very sharp lens with an excellent autofocus unit and very efficient image stabilization. In experienced hands it will perform admirably, never letting its owner down.

With such significant dimensions of the lens, I think its huge vignetting level is a serious flaw. There were also several issues which don’t exactly fit the list of cons but they spoilt the overall image nevertheless. The lens should have had a smaller resolution difference between the centre and the edge of the frame (a typical and desirable effect in the case of a macro device) and performed against bright light a tad better.”

Full review at lenstip

Pros

  • solid, sealed casing,
  • sensational image quality in the frame centre,
  • good image quality on the edge of the frame,
  • negligible spherical aberration,
  • imperceptible longitudinal chromatic aberration,
  • low lateral chromatic aberration,
  • invisible distortion,
  • sensational coma correction,
  • negligible astigmatism,
  • noiseless, very quick and very accurate autofocus,
  • efficient image stabilization.

Cons:

  • significant vignetting on RAW files.

Fujifilm X-E3 Vs. X-T20 Vs. X100F…. and FF stands for “Fujifilm Forever”, or FujiRumors Shooting with Sony A7rIII :)

FF = Fujifilm Forever :)

*WARNING: this short intro will contain personal opinions that do not want to offend those of you, who think different. FR knows that what I feel good with, might not be what you like. FR also likes the innovation Sony brings in many areas, including digital cameras and sensor technology, and we have applauded their new products in the past here on FujiRumors (and I will be forever grateful to Sony for the Walkman :) ). And yet, I’m sorry, I still love Fujifilm way more, as you could already read in my Sony Specs (A7rII) Vs. Fuji Fun (X-T1) comparison.

This Sunday I am at SonyAlphaRumors‘ home, and I won’t miss the opportunity to shoot with his new Sony A7rIII. I will start now to use it a couple of hours, so my very first impressions are only about ergonomics… and Fujifilm, for me personally, wins.

I don’t like the PASM dial, and the tactile retro controls of Fuji cameras is, for me, way more intuitive. I am convinced that, if you give a Fujifilm and Sony camera to an experienced photographer, who never shot with those brands, that person will feel immediatly more comfortable using the Fuji, because all the most important settings are just right there, clearly visible on dials. Shutter, ISO, Aperture, metering mode, AF mode and a lot more can be seen and set even with the camera turned off.

Yep, for me it’s like many other people say: the Fujifilm just disappears in your hands :).

But I am sure I will have fun playing around with the Sony A7rIII and look forward to shoot with it today.

You can see the Sony A7rIII in my hands here :)

Fujifilm X-E3

When I shared the mixed zone yesterday, some of you wondered why it does not include any Fujifilm X-E3 related content.

Don’t worry, I didn’t forget that little beautiful camera.

In fact, I did plan a separate and dedicated X-E3 roundup, and here it is. Enjoy it :)

The Fujifilm X-E3 sells best in combination with the XF23mmF2

Fujifilm X-E3: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera

 

Fujifilm X for Videos :: Fujifilm Vs. Rest of the World :: Palle Schultz in Geek Mode :: X-Pro2 Firmware Wishlist (miXed zone)

Make a record button for the Fujifilm X-T2 – Geek + at Palle Schultz Youtube

miXed zone

Sure, the Fujifilm X-H1 is just around the corner, and it will be Fuji’s best hybrid video/stills camera. We have rumored the complete 4K specs, we have told you about the internal F-log, the IBIS, we gave you extremely accurate sketches that show you the camera and a lot more.

But fact is, that, already today, Fujifilm cameras are very appreciated for video. So in today’s mixed zone I will include a little dedicated “video” section.

But there is much more… hope you will find some good read amongst it..

and enjoy your weekend :)
Patrick

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