Can I learn to like shooting wide? Here is my Fuji 18mm f2 Review I make no qualms about my love of shooting telephoto lenses. I’ve never liked shooting wide. Trying to force myself to like my Fujifilm x100 was a challenge. I was happiest when I learned Fuji would release a 50mm tele-adapter for the x100. I was born with a Canon SLR equipped with a 50mm lens in place. I know that length (and longer) better than anyone else. Continue reading “Fuji 18mm f2 Review – or – How I’m learning how to like shooting wide”
I’ve said before, I like to shoot street candids like a ninja. I’m not all “In your face.” I’m like the wind, completely unseen. When I heard about the Fuji X-T1 and the Camera Remote App I was intrigued. Being able to shoot photos through my iPhone or tablet? I would be a complete ninja.
I added the Fujifilm 50-140 f/2.8 lens to my X-T1 arsenal. Let’s be correct for those that are completely anal: I bought the Fujifilm Fujinon XF 50-140 mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR. It’s a big lens, but not as heavy as you would expect (although Louis Pang thinks differently). At 3.26 x 6.93″ and 2.19 pounds it dwarfs the lithe body of the Fuji X-T1. I’m not an overly techy guy.
From Fuji’s press release back in September 2014 the Fuji 50-140 is touted as:
FUJIFILM X-Mount is compatible with all FUJIFILM interchangeable system cameras
Weather-resistant design with more than 20 sealing points
Triple Linear Motor for high-speed, quiet AF and nearly silent operation
Comprised of 23 glass elements in 16 groups with five ED lens elements and one Super ED lens
Seven rounded aperture blades for smooth, circular bokeh
Uses new Nano-GI (Gradient Index) coating technology, that alters the refractive index between glass and air to reduce ghosting and flare
Powerful optical image stabilization minimizes shake and blur in low light
I drank the Kool-Aid and bought a Fuji X-T1. Damn you RC Concepcion and Zack Arias.
Let’s step back, this wasn’t a momentary lapse of reason (or GAS, gear acquisition syndrome). I’ve been looking for a smaller system to replace my Canon 5D Mark III for some time. Every system I looked at – Olympus and Panasonic Micro 4/3, the Fuji X-Pro 1 – none of them I liked enough to buy. There was always something missing that I needed. People rave about the M4/3 sensor, for me it’s too small. Let’s not talk about Nikon’s 1 series… Continue reading “Fuji X-T1 on the streets”