After the colourtastic (© MJr) images of Sabino, Olaf & Kasia in the travel-X post of yesterday, today I picked out some black and white shots from all the images you sent me. Really, thanks a lot for sharing your passion for photography and the X-series with me and all the other X-shooters who stop by this blog. Keep it up! You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, facebook and twitter.
enjoy your day
On the Fujirumors-facebook wall Brandon said: “B&W: I have to ask myself, does the color add anything to this image? Frankly, much of the time it does. Maybe another quarter of the time it could go either way. But sometimes it is just clear. The image should be in black and white, plain and simple. Read and see more images here.”
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– Hi Patrick, i send you my experience with X-M1/16-50 and B/W shots of Matera! Thank you so much! … and this is my Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fujixclubitalia/ and this is my personal facebook (all images shot with Fuji cameras) Excuse me for my english! :-) Marco Bozzato
X-M1/XC 16-50mm: First Impressions
First of all, i want to thank the Staff of Fujifilm Italy, I had the opportunity to fiddle with the latest arrival in the Mirrorless X Series Fuji, namely the X-M1 with the new lens XC16-50mm!
… I spent 48 hours in Matera where I took over 500 photos, both in daytime and at night and I have to say thatI was not astonished by the X-M1, in fact I was sure I would get the same results with its siblings,the X-Pro1 and the X-E1, since they share the same sensor, so I overlook about the image quality, that we already know.
… the approach to X-M1 is very different from the older sisters, I would define it in style Reflex, considering that the lack of the time dials and the calibration of overexposure and the presence instead of two multifunction dials.
… as you well know the X-M1 and the new 16-50mm are manufactured with a high percentage of plastic and even if you don’t notice any differences for the camera, you will notice the executive differences with the lens, especially if you had the opportunity to use the XF18-55mm.
… the X-M1 has not the viewfinder but it has a tilting monitor, very, very useful for different shots instead of the usual ones, of course under the sun there are some little problems, but everything is resolved with the motion of the tilting monitor.
… other option which I think is very important in some cases it is the Wi-Fi, I tried it with both my iphone 5 and with my iPad and I’d say it works very well.
… so I hope that these improvements will be added to the next cameras Fuji X Series.
In conclusion I think the X-M1 was created in order to have it always with you in combination with the XF27mm, compactness and top quality in a pocket!
Marco Bozzato (from the personal facebook)
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My name is Jean-Luc Fauquier, french photographer, and this is my photo blog showing “Les Plasticiens Volants”, an internationaly known street theater group working with ‘”inflatables”, giant inflated puppets and objects flying over the audience. I follow them during all their 2013 summer tour and will continue with their future creation on 2014. A “behind the scene” black & white photographic project. I only use my X-E1 with standard 18-55mm and an old Nikon flash for night pictures. We travelled in Nederlands, England and France. Blog is regularly “refreshed” with new photos during all summer. http://enrouteavecplasticiensvolants.wordpress.com/
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The images in this post were captured using a Fujifilm X-Pro1 and Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8. This was the first time using this new lens which I received at the beginning of the week. The autofocus was the fastest I have used of all the fuji lens. It worked really well with the new updated firmware and focus peaking addition in low light. I was really impressed with the image quality especially in the centre of the image with some falloff towards the edges. The lack of aperture ring did not bother me at all in fact I preferred changing apertures with my thumb on the rear wheel.
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G Dan Mitchell
I have extensively used a Fujifilm X-E1 compact mirrorless system for the past few months and I’ve been promising a review. I finally finished it. Enjoy and share! Click here.[Patrick: It’s a comprehensive and well made review! Great work Dan and thanks for sharing it via FR-facebook!]
G Dan Mitchell