Finally some time for an X-shooter zone! This time we have 5 stories to tell:
1) Mike’s switch to the X.
2) Mehrdad talks about his inspiring liberation from the heavy DSLR’s and about street photography using his X-PRO1 and X100S
3) Jan photographed cars that have a top speeds of approximately 167,7 mph (270 km/h) and accelerate from 0-62,14 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3 seconds and also dogs running full speed towards a camera… with an X-PRO1. Fast action shots with an X-PRO1. Impossible… or not?
4) Robert’s thoughts about the XF 27mm (specs&price) he used to shoot the “Linzer Höhenrausch”.
5) It’s well-known that Fuji X cameras produce awesome JPEG’s. This is why Daniel opened a new Flickr group for Fuji jpeg lovers.
Thanks for sharing all your stories and shots with Fujirumors… and keep it up!
enjoy your Sunday,
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I wanted to share a set with you to demonstrate use of graduated ND filters in Lightroom 5. I decided to try it out and it’s fantastic – I was finally able to produce that surreal mojo possessed by so many landscapes. These are all from a camping trip where I was able to bring my X-E1, Rokinon fisheye, XF 35 1.4, XF 55-200, and Touit 12mm in a mirrorless mover bag, and hiked 8 miles with it no problem. I’m officially selling my Nikon DSLR and never looking back, the size and quality of the X system can’t be beat – looking forward to the X70.
All the best, and keep up the great work!
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[Patrick: I’m happy to see that sometimes the story doesn’t end in a FR-readers roundup for you. For FR-readers, the X-shooter zone is not only an opportunity to give your websites more visibility, but also to get in contact with other X-photographers. Some of you also sold beautiful books through a post on FR and others are asked to give an interview to an important retailer. So it happens that the store pictureline noticed Mehrdad’s great shots on Fujirumros and asked him for an interview about street photography. You can read it here in English
or in German here.
“I always have my x100s with me, and I really do mean always! I also often have my X-Pro 1 with me. This was impossible for me with the Canon 5D MKII, which I have used previously. The size and weight are big advantages, too. Maybe this was the biggest game changer for my street photography. Now I am able to have my camera wherever I go and take photos that I would otherwise not have taken.
Travelling light weight is so liberating and gives me so much inspiration.
Images taken with long focal lengths, such as a 90mm or longer, also rarely turn out for me. I prefer wide angle lenses. The X100S’s 23mm and the X-Pro 1′s 14mm are my preferred focal lengths. I find that the wide angle lenses help the viewer to dive into the scene — to “smell the street.”
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I have been following FR for a couple of months, not posting much in the comments. But when I saw the comments on your latest post, the one where Bert Stephanie has shot some soccer with the X-E2, I just had to post something. Bert does a great job sharing his knowledge and his images and people just rants on about the AF and high f-stops. I felt I had to share my own findings about the AF-speed and accuracy of the X-serie cameras, and as Bert says you can clearly shoot soccer as well as other action with the Fuji. I didn’t want to hijack the thread and link to my own blog, but If you want to, you are welcome to post my blog post thru Fuji rumors. Keep up the good work. Here is the link: http://www.oscarsson.dk/blog/?p=1205
Jan Oscarsson (X-PRO1 + XF55-200)
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just finished my photo essay of the “Linzer Höhenrausch” – an exhibition dedicated to towers on top of the roofs in the city of Linz. I took 95% of the photos with the new fujinon xf27f lens and shared my impressions here:
the photos can be found inside my Gallery: http://www.refro.at/refroto/wp/?page_id=103
Keep up the interesting work! like so many others, there’s no day for me without stopping at fujiumors :-)
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Being a long time Fuji X user (now near enough 3 years) and a Fuji jpeg lover I thought it might be time to start a new flickr group for us jpeg shooters.
Like a lot of Fuji users I also find the jpeg´s ooc so great that I rarely use the raw files.
Some time back I also wrote up a blog entry about why I shoot jpegs and what my favorite settings are.
So here it is. Feel free to post this on Fuji Rumors if you wish