Barack Obama’s White House Photographer Pete Souza Shares the Gear he Uses, his Top 5 Lenses and Talks also Fujifilm X-Pro2

We already know that Pete Souza, Obama’s White House photographer, also uses a Fujifilm X-Pro2. We reported about it here.

Now Pete shared a video about the gear he uses on his instagram (video below), and at the end he also talks briefly about the Fujifilm X-Pro2.

  • cameras are just tools. They all work well. You just have to make a decision yourself on what kind of gear you want use
  • in the White House, he worked with the Canon 5D series
  • his lens trinity: 35mm,50mm and 135mm [in the Fuji world it would be the XF23mm, XF35mm and XF90mm]. Occasionally he uses also an 85mm [the XF56mm in the Fuji world]
  • he also has a flash for posed backlit portraits photos
  • in the white house, he used Canon, he felt was the quietest. Nikon was as good if not better, but Canon was more silent in quiet mode than Nikon, that’s why he got the Canon
  • in 2012/2013 Canon released the second version of the 24-70mm, which was so good and much sharper than the first version, that he started to use it more. This was his primary lens when he photographed outside. He also used the 70-200mm when he was outdoor.
  • now he still uses basically the same gear
  • he purchased the Fujifilm X-Pro2 with XF 23mm f/1.4 lens
  • the X-Pro2 is a great camera to use for example in very silent situations. The camera has no mirror, so it can shoot completely quiet. He was able to shoot in studio while artists were singing, because it is totally silent

Not only Fujifilm, but of course every mirrorless camera is just ideal for silent shooting.

  • read here: No Joke: Official JOKER Movie Images taken With Fujifilm X Series Gear!

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Fujifilm X-Pro3 Full Specs Leaked and Comparison with X-Pro2 and X-T3

Fujifilm X-Pro3 vs X-Pro2 vs X-T3

After the full leaked press release yesterday, now nokishita leaked the full X-Pro3 specs.

Given that we have basically the full specs, I now decided to extend our initial X-Pro3 vs X-Pro2 comparison, and include the X-T3 as well.

You find it all down below!

KEEP IN MIND that, as FujiRumors exclusively rumored here, the Fujiiflm X-T3 might get a huge firmware update that brings it on par with X-Pro3.

X-Pro3 – Full Specs and Comparisons

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Fuji Guy Billy & Jonas Rask FujiLove Podcast: About Global Shutter GFX Revolution, Dropping Full Frame, XF 16-80mm and More

The fifth episode of the Fujilove podcast with Fuji Guy Billy and Jonas Rask just went online. For your convenience, here are the previous 4 episodes:

  • episode 1 – XF33mm development challenges and X-H1 market misunderstanding
  • episode 2 – autofocus motors of lenses compared and no more Kaizen love for Fujifilm X-T20
  • episode 3 – digital image stabilization via firmware update and GFX100 talk
  • episode 4 – APS-C crop factor cheating and fast GF lenses potentially coming

It’s a 1 hour podcast, and in case you are in a hurry and don’t have time yet, I cover the whole podcast below. You can listed to it all at sticher and Fujilove.


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Vote Your Top Value for Money Fujifilm X MILC Cameras

Top Value for Money Fuji X?

I get lots, really lots of emails every month, from people asking me which Fujifilm camera they should buy.

This is a hard question for me to answer, since it is such a very subjective matter.

It’s not only a matter of price and specs, but, especially in the Fujifilm world, also of ergonomics, since Fuji offers so many different styled cameras, that from one side we are blessed with ergonomic choices, but on the other side it makes the choice more difficult as for example in the Sony world, where you get one camera body, that’s it, take it or leave it.

So what I do, is that I can give a general answer on what I consider the best value for money option in the Fujifilm world.

At the time of this post, I usually recommend the Fujifilm X-H1, especially now, where it can be purchased for $999 only with vertical grip and two spare batteries, and you even save more if bundled with the lenses below:

But I wanted to hear what you guys think is the best value for money camera.

In future, when somebody asks me about, I will just link to this article, and say “this is what thousands of Fujifilm shooters think is the best value for money Fuji camera“.

I will keep the fixed lens cameras out of the competition, and I will only list the most modern camera of each camera line.

REMEMBER: it’s NOT a survey about your favorite camera, but a survey about the best value for money camera.


Then vote down below.

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Fujifilm X-Pro2 Firmware 5.01 Released

Fujifilm X-Pro2 firwmare 5.01 has just been released.

The firmware update Ver.5.01 from Ver.5.00 incorporates the following issue:

  1. Fix of slight defects

You can download X-Pro2 firmware 5.01 here.

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Just came back from a nice hike, and since nobody reported about it, first thing I did once home is to tell you the new firmware is out. Now go and spread the word :)