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X-shooter zone: “I was shocked! Seriously, the quality of the 35mm is just amazing!”

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Henri Buffetaut

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Reminder: the offer on the X-E1, X-M1 or X-A1 at AmazonUS, BHphoto and Adorama ends today! Price drops also on the X-PRO1 at AmazonUS, BHphoto and Adorama.

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Henri Buffetaut

Hello Patrick. Thanks very much for your Fuji-rumors. I send you some stormy pics taken this summer with my Fuji XE-1 in France…

his is my website… http://www.henri-buffetaut.org/ Most of the pics were taken with my fuji and the 14-18 and 35mm fujinon.

Best regards.

Henri Buffetaut

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Emiliano Cribari

My name is Emiliano Cribari and I am an Italian professional photographer specializing in wedding photography, although often I operate outside of these beloved borders: in fact, I also deal with corporate photography, spectacles (theatre, musicals etc.), portraits (for cinema, fashion etc.) and other ceremonies.

I started taking photos using Nikon equipment and then almost immediately switched to the Canon brand, which, truth be told, I have not yet abandoned. During 2012, I began searching for a camera that would allow me to travel light, to go as unnoticed as possible and at the same time guarantee – within an acceptable price range – outstanding image quality, as close as possible to that produced by a professional grade SLR (I work with 2 Canon EOS 5D Mark III).

My choice was fortunately that of Fujifilm, specifically the Finepix X100S model. Today, several months after its purchase, I can declare that I am in love! A passion, “intellectual” but also physical, coming from the captivating appearance of this pure technological jewel. Every time I zoom to 100%, on seeing an image produced by this camera, I am still lost for words… How is it that a camera so small and so cheap can produce images with such detail and color?

I am a very picky photographer, unafraid to exclude a great picture with only a small defect of a technical nature from my portfolio; therefore: I am not lying when I say that often, in terms of color, I love the pictures produced by this camera more than those produced by the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (which I think is a terrific camera!).

To conclude: I think that this camera is revolutionary, certainly ingenious and potentially capable of shaking up the market. A camera that allows me to address not only personal artistic projects, but also work projects with great serenity: a strong, precise, spellbinding perspective, an unprecedented manageability and an overall reliability of the highest level. I am pleased to attach some photos (that, if you want, I authorize to publish in your site) taken with the Fujifilm Finepix X100S to this review.

Thank you for reading and congratulations for your work!

I have not a flickr or 500px account but I have a Facebook Page where I often publish a lot of photos taken with X100S: facebook.com/emilianocribari.

website: www.emilianocribari.com

Emiliano Cribari (facebook)

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Carlos Lopez

Hey, I just recently discovered the Fujifilm X system and started learning from different websites and blogs, I got to like your’s the most and check it out everyday in search for new stories and news.

A little about me, I’m a wedding photographer in Southern California and I’ve been a Canon user since the beginning of the digital era, before digital I used to be a Nikon analog (film) user…

Well after spending a great time researching about mirrorless cameras I finally decided to go with Fuji and after debating between the X-E1 or pre ordering the X-E2 I end up getting the black X-E1 with the kit lens and added the [shoplink 12889]35mm 1.4[/shoplink] I got a great deal from 17th street photo!

I just got it last wednesday and started to play around with it with the original firmware it came with. (I did notice the lack of focusing speed and accuracy) I updated the body and lens immediately and really noticed a great difference in focusing speed.

Yesterday was my first outing with the camera, I live in Murrieta CA and went on a mid day trail with my girlfriend to Santa Rosa Plateau, not the best time of the day for photos but I was excited to try it out outdoors for the first time. After going to the mountain we went to have lunch at a restaurant in the area (Karl Strauss) and played around with the camera while I was sitting at the bar… Oh god, when I came back home and transfer the files to lightroom in my mac, I was shocked! seriously, the quality of the 35mm 1.4 is just amazing (I didn’t play with the kit lens yet) the sharpness and color accuracy, the low noise at high ISOs (like film grain) is just fantastic, I think in regards IQ it is even better than my EOS 5D MKII

Here’s a link to the sample gallery on my website, I enhanced the photos just a little bit (saturation and contrast)

I hope you can post it on your blog :)

http://www.bluespotphotography.com/fuji-x-e1-with-35mm-f1-4-samples/

I’ll try using the X-E1 in my next wedding this upcoming Saturday, I’ll still use the 5D MKII as main of course, not so confident about using it for moving objects yet but I want to get it in to the action and see how it performs, specially for getting ready shots, posed portraits and candids…

Thanks and I hope you like the photos!

Carlos Lopez

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Stefan Schulze

– Hi Patrick,

I just wanted to share with you what I experienced with my beloved X100S in the meantime. I’ve been travelling through Vietnam recently and took a lot of pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/96979028@N03/

There were times where the light was really hard to handle, but the X100S still performered quite nicely. For example, this is a shot taken with F/2.8 and ISO6400: http://www.flickr.com/photos/96979028@N03/11156710995/in/set-72157638252580756

What’s been not so nice: most of the panoramas I took are unsusable as you can see the stitching in them. Google shows me that I am not the only one with that problem. I talked to Fuji and the asked me to send the camera in as it looks like it’s a camera problem. Also, I sometimes have the feeling that the focus peaking does not work very good when using small apertures and far distances. Looking at my pictures at home I realized the focused area is a few meters in front of what’s been highlighted. Do other readers experience the same? So I think I have to send my camera in… unfortunately.

Hope you’re doing good!
Keep up your excellent work,

Stefan Schulze

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Igor Motl

Hi. I’m a photographer from Bosnia and I wrote my (sort of) review od Fuji Xpro1. I would like to share it with your readers if you find it suitable for your great web site. Here is the link: http://igormotl.com/2013/10/22/fujixpirience-and-things/

Thank you.
All the best,

“During my DSLR period, I was taking a lot more pictures during an assignment and I was using wide angle a lot. I still do love wide angle shots so my next purchase will definitely be a 14mm lens. But now, I shoot lot less images during an assignment. I’m planing more carefully. I think more intensively and I’m stealthier then before.”

Igor Motl

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