miXed zone: Confessions of a Fuji Fanboy + X100T reviews + 50-140 vs 56 vs 56 APD + New Fuji X book + more!



Confessions of Fuji Fanboy at olafphotoblog: “Unfortunately, this zoom [XF 50-140] turned out to be really, really good. Damn Fuji! Because of you I had to write another superlative review, which I agree with my forum friends, is totally over-the-top. Micro-contrast? Are you kidding me? I should have known better! What’s even more calamitous is that I dared to publish a few holiday-themed shoots of children at Christmas. How unprofessional! I totally forgot to include MTF data, vignetting info and a scientific evaluation. But the fact that I didn’t include a photo of the wall at 300% is unforgiveable.” Read more at olafphotoblog.

XF 50-140
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image courtesy: randallcipriano

– Comparing the XF50-140mm to the XF56mm at randallcipriano /

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bigheadtaco X100T youtube review

 – Fujifilm X100T review at photoxels: “Head or heart, you can’t go wrong with the Fujifilm X100T. You will have in your hands a finely crafted camera with excellent image quality, excellent build and ergonomics, and it is an even more delightful camera to use now in its third revision.” / French X100T review at k-pture (translation) / Bigheadtaco Goes To Hong Kong with the Fujifilm X100T, the Leica T and the Ricoh GR at bigheadtaco / Fujifilm X100T laboratory First Shots posted: How do you top the X100S? at imaging-resource /

XF 56mm f/1.2 APD
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– THE REAL DIFFERENCE: XF56 vs XF56 APD vs FF at randallcipriano /

 Fujifilm X-T1 + Graphite X-T1
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Graphite Silver

– Graphite Silver: My X-T1 review part 2b at jonasraskphotography / Fuji X-T1 graphite silver: electronic shutter distortion at wimarys / A Fuji Guys unbox the graphite silver X-T1 on youtube here /

Classic Black

David Alan Harvey, Magnum photographer and aslo National Geographic photographer…look at the camera he use in this youtube video :)

48 hours. New York Stories. (X-T1+23mm) at laroquephoto / Nikon D800 and my Fuji X-T1 at jlmphotos / Five things I like about my Fuji X-T1 at jackgrahamphoto / WIldlife Photography with the Fuji XT-1-GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK at jackgrahamphoto / The Fuji X-T1 on African Safari – How Well Did It Work? at daveburnsphoto / Sigma DP1 Quattro vs Fujifilm XT1 JPEG quality at camerlabs / Fujifilm X-T1 Has Pro Appeal and Fits Modern Needs at news360 / Fuji X-T1 – A hands On, Multiple Exposures and Long Exposures at fstoplounge / Fuji X-T1: A Revelation Indeed at daveyoungfotografia / Fuji X-T1 (and X-A1) in Norway at flipbook / Coffee in Tokyo arslan / Price comparison of the X-T1 worldwide at fujifilmindex / Fuji X-T1 Custom Settings & Tips at cliftonbeard / Olympus E-M1 vs. Fuji X-T1 – after using both for a longer period of time at fotodesign-rs / Los Angeles with the X-T1 at stockografie / Fuji X-T1: my favourite camera for travel at wimarys / Day 2 With the Fuji X-T1 at rivalsvs /

 Fujifilm X30
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 – Fujifilm X30 thumb-rest at the Japnases site dc-watch (translation) / Is the third time the charm? – The Fujifilm X30 Complete Review at mirrorlessons /

X100/S + Converters
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– “Smaller is better […] Try an X series Fuji. Seriously, try it.” wemakepictures / Photography: Freedom of a Single Focal Length at ditchitall / Fujifilm TCL-X100 tele-conversion lens review at amateurphotographer / Shooting Stitched Panoramas with Fuji X100 Cameras at ianmacdonaldphotography /

Welcome in the X-club to Fuji X Shooter Kenneth Reitz, who is also a Top 15 developer on the mega social coding site Github, as well as being the product owner of Python at Heroku and a fellow at the Python Software Foundation, both significant positions in the software community. kennethreitz.org/camera-equipment.

 other X-series cameras

 – Westfjords Day 1: Keflavik to Ísafjörður (X-E1/X-M1) at photo.stjeanm / first images with the X-Pro1 at alexandregilbert / All The Fun of the Fair (X-PRO1) at veritymilliganphotography / Fuji X-Pro1: Set-Up for Street Photography – Part I at eyebeamimages / Street Beats – Toronto with the X-Pro1 and Some Scary Mean Dude at petetakespictures / 10 days in Japan with the X-E2 at thomasdlh.exposure / X-E1 vs D800, or David vs Goliath at jiriruzek /


X-mount lenses

– Wide Angle Wizardry :: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f4 at derekclarkphotography / Fujinon XF 23mm review at johncaz / FujiFilm XF23mm 1.4 at schoolboycouture / A Review of Fuji’s X-trans CMOS II Sensor and X-mount Lenses at borrowlenses / A Review of the Fuji XF 14mm 2.8 at lightstalking / XF 56mm review at colinnichollsphotography / Fuji 10-24 mm f4 lens at mikecroshaw / Fuji XF60mm f/2.4 R Macro: A Lens Re-visited at daveyoungfotografia / Fujifilm XF18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Review and Gallery at photomadd / Fuji X-T1 – 18-135mm Zoom Compared To 23mm And 56mm Primes at soundimageplus / Leica T (Typ 701) + 18-56mm Zoom Compared To Fuji X-T1 + 23mm And 56mm Primes. The Appeal Of The Leica T System For Me at soundimageplus / Fuji XF 56mm f/1.2 R: A stunning, ultra-fast portrait lens for X-Series at macfilos / Fujifilm X-T1 + 23mm f/1.4 Lens Review at thephotobrigade / Bringing 1:1 macro to the Fujifilm X system: The Zeiss Touit 50mm Macro Full Review at mirrorlessons /

adapted lenses

London with a 35 year old Yashica 50mm f2 at timallenphoto / Mitakon 24mm f/1.7 lens for Fuji X – First Impressions Review at simonsphotographyblog / Fuji XE2 + OM 28mm F2.8 Lens / Abandoned Slate Quarry in Wales at colinnichollsphotography / A Tale of Two M Lenses (Part 1 of 2 Parts) at findingrange / Zeiss Announces New 35mm f1.4 Lens for M Mount Cameras (which you can use with Fuji’s M-mount adapter) at phoblographer / The New Standard: 56mm at fotografiainc / Can you Really Use Manual Lenses on the X Pro 1? at fstoplounge youtube /

 RAW-conversion / processing

Maj: “Hi Patrick – I am sure you are interested in Adobe improving RAW support as much as other Fuji users. I noticed in the comments to an earlier post that someone linked to a lightroom blog and asked users to comment with their dissatisfaction on Adobe’s support of X-Trans RAW files; and it seems it got a fairly good response. The problem is that this isn’t the place to comment as Adobe developers won’t read it. The correct place is here: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/fuji_x_trans_support and people need to +1 the problem on that site which will raise the issue to the top of the problems list and hopefully, just hopefully, Adobe will do something about it and match the great results users are getting with other RAW developers. I wonder if you can promote this in a post some time? We all have a vested interest in improving RAW results so hopefully it’s something you can support.”

Also. check how many comments are all about the Fujifilm X-Trans support from Adobe (Lightroom) on the blog post for the new 5.7 Lightroom here.

– My workflow for natural looking HDR photos at ucphoto / An Improved Starting Point For Fuji X Series RAW Images in OS X at thephotosexpert /

Switch to the X… or mirrorless

 – Switching to Mirrorless: Embracing Fujifilm X at danielkorzeniewskiphoto /


DiCaPac WP-S3 Underwater Housing For FujiFilm X-T1- XPro1 at capturemyimage /

a bit of everything – New X Book & more

– Lifestyle Campaign preview shot exclusively using Fujifilm X-Series at Alex Lambrechts facebook page here.

– Just Released: A User’s Guide to the Fuji X-System at billfortney

– Fujifilm named a Thomson Reuters 2014 Top 100 Global Innovator (see here) / A night at the museum ~ Lighting sets at prophotonut / Welcome to Classic Chrome at olafphotoblog / A Photo Found on a Fuji X100S That Paid a Visit to the Fuji Repair Facility at petapixel / That Classic Feeling – Classic Chrome at jonasraskphotography / In this video of the song “do they know it’s christmas?, at around the minute 2.57 appears the back of a fujifilm camera… guess which one ;) / Fuji current and future macro solutions at macfilos /

  • CoffeeWithChris

    I just received my 50-140 last night and it is spectacular. The OIS allowed me to hand hold shots at 1/40s while racked out to 140mm and they are tack sharp! Others have complained about the size and weight. I wholeheartedly disagree, it is bigger than their other lenses but it is so MUCH smaller and lighter than an equivalent pro dSLR set up. The only CONCERN I have is that the OIS sounds like it is on 100% of the time which I’m concerned will dramatically run down the camera battery.

    • Vic

      Picked mine up yesterday, very sharp and well made. It completes my wedding kit so I have now replaced all of my pro Nikon glass and D700 with 14, 23, 35, 56 and 50-140mm lenses plus two XT1s. Yes it’s a fairly big lens but given the spec it’s fine and still considerably smaller and lighter than my Nikon 70-200 2.8. The OIS is amazing, hand holding shots at 140mm at 1/15s and still sharp. There are a couple of things that I don’t like, the tripod foot seems over sized and there are some internal parts that clunk when the camera is off and the camera and lens are rocked back and forth. I’m guessing that these are the moving parts associated with the OIS.
      A 1.5x or 2x teleconverter from Fujifilm would be a great addition.

      • CoffeeWithChris

        Does your lens make a noise like the OIS is running ALL the time from the point of start up of the camera?

        • Daniel


          yes, that’s normal with the Fuji OIS. The stabelizing lens is free floating and must be stabelized even when the OIS itself is inactive.

          Furthermore I have to say: The 50-140 is really that good!


          • CoffeeWithChris

            Thanks for that info. Now I guess we find out how much more quickly this will run down the X-T1 battery.

          • Daniel

            … yes, I am also curious how much impact it will have.

          • Don’t forget to set your stabilization to mode 2 (“shooting only”), it helps a lot.

  • Tim Allen

    Thanks for featuring my London/Yashica shoot guys! :)

  • sghoudn

    thx for this weekly list again! very helpful compile.

    • Patrick

      you’re welcome

  • Rich

    Being as good as the 56 1.2 at f/5.6 isn’t exactly hard to do – the 56 is sharpest at f/4. I really enjoy my Fuji, but it seems like all the reviews are shills, especially when they stopped working with Steve Huff after he said negative things.

    • Raz

      Who did a comparison at f5.6? The samples linked above are at f2.8…

    • David

      I have to agree. Most of the reviews I read seem like advertisements, but I still really like Fuji gear so I don’t worry about it. They haven’t put out a bad, overpriced, hoodless lens yet.

      • Rich

        Out of curiosity, who has put out a bad overpriced hoodless lens? That sounds hilarious.

        • David

          Well, the olympus 17mm and 12mm come to mind. Maybe unfair to say they are bad lenses though, just not stellar

  • Adam Bucci

    i cannot recommend Fortney’s ‘A User’s Guide to the Fuji X-System.’ its basically a pdf full of his photos with little or no information on how he produced them. zero no on using any of the fuji flashes or equivalents. the xf18mm, xf27mm, xc16-50 and xc50-230 lenses are left out because the author does not use them and the 18 and 27 are already covered by the xf18-55. theres 50 pages of photos taken by other photographers using the fuji x system – including 4 by the author, who already has almost a hundred pages of his images in the book. no comparison of the models offered – its pretty much heres what i shot with my x-t1. there are plugs for equipment makers everywhere. a few pages on using manual focus lenses – nikons – that don’t do anything beside show the author used a nikon on his x-t1, no explanation of how focus peaking works or what to look for. in al its extremely disappointing.

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