Tag: Fuji

Can you use your Leica M camera and lenses in the rain and near the beach?

This question is one that I’ve been pondering as we enter the rainy season here in the Puget Sound and as I plan for an upcoming trip to Maui. If you read various forums and blogs, you’ll see some people saying that the Leica M240 and Leica M262 have weather sealing. However, Leica doesn’t have ...

First attempt at using a rangefinder for street photography — Fuji X-Pro2

Most street photography is absolute garbage. Far too often, the bulk of street photography shots are boring, un-engaging, creepy, intrusive, and utterly voyeuristic trash. Not to mention cliche’ — “oh look, a wrinkled homeless person” — YAWN! Also, the photos are usually black and white, with the clarity slider cranked to the max. Once in a blue moon however, ...

Sita’s senior photos in the rain — shot with a Fuji X-T2 and Fuji 50–140mm f/2.8

Taking senior photos in the Puget Sound during mid October can only mean one thing — rain. No point in rescheduling, no point in getting upset about it, and no point in trying to pay attention to the weather forecast. Plan for rain. That’s exactly what my clients and I talked about in the weeks leading up ...

Fuji X-T2 Review

There’s countless reviews of the Fuji X-T2 out there by now. Rather than rehashing the specs, here’s my no-nonsense review. First off, this is bar none, the best Fuji camera I have ever used. It’s got all of the charm of the beloved X-T1, but everything is better. The image quality is better, focus speed ...

Fuji X70 Review

A Fuji pocket camera with an APS-C sensor? Sign me up! In the past, I’ve briefly owned the X20 and X30 which are similar in size, but with a smaller sensor. You can see my reviews over on Medium here and here. The great thing about those two cameras is that they are very responsive, ...

Two month review of the Fuji X-Pro2

Over the last month or so, I’ve been shooting with the X-Pro2 every chance I get. My initial impressions remain unchanged. The focusing performance, image quality, and new joystick on the back mean more “keepers.” These three points are the reason that I bought and use this camera. I still hate the ISO dial. It’s ...

Panasonic GX8 vs Fuji X-Pro2 — part 1

Just out of curiosity, I decided to take some real world shots this afternoon comparing the GX8 and the Fuji X-Pro2. I put both into their standard mode (Provia on Fuji), used comparable lenses, used the same white balance preset (cloudy), ISO 200, and same shutter speed. The results are below (see captions for photo ...

Fuji X-Pro2 — Day 2

Well, I discovered another area that Fuji cheaped out on the X-Pro2 — wi-fi. I tried transferring some of the images to my iPhone 6s Plus today, and using the full resolution photos, it was painfully slow to transfer the files. When I got home, I decided to look at the specs of the iPhone 6s Plus ...

Fuji X-Pro2 — Samples, Edits, and First Impressions

After one day of use, here are my first impressions of the Fuji X-Pro2: Pros: Fastest shutter of any Fuji X camera — the X-T1 seemed to have a delay. Great analog controls — especially the joystick. Image quality is awesome and more like the original X-Pro1 than the X-T1 (i.e. more detail, less waxy skin tones). Uses the ...

I cancelled my Fuji X-Pro2 order and bought a Canon 7D Mark II.

BE SURE TO READ THE MARCH 4TH UPDATE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE Why? Because, I really like my Fuji X-T1. Here’s a list of pros about keeping my X-T1: It responds reasonably well. I’m quite happy with the images. The control layout is wonderful. The tilting LCD is very useful. The EVF is ...

$200 Fuji X-Pro1 Review with the 18mm f/2

I love the Fuji X system! The out of camera JPG files look fantastic, the cameras are easy to use with plenty of analog controls, the lenses are sharp, and Fuji frequently updates their firmware adding new features. Over the years, I’ve owned an X20, X30, X100S, X100T, an X-T1 (currently), and soon the new ...

The Fuji 35mm f/2 review

I posted previously about testing out the 35mm f/2 in the store, and after comparing it to the 35mm f/1.4, I was torn. After much deliberation, I decided I’d rather have the faster autofocus and the slightly sharper lens than the older f/1.4. I ordered the new 35mm f/2 from Amazon on New Years Day. ...

Fuji 14mm f/2.8 vs Olympus 7–14mm f/2.8 Pro

How does the Fuji 14mm f/2.8 compare with the Olympus 7–14mm f/2.8 Pro? Weird comparison? Maybe, but I do use both Micro 4/3 and Fuji. The Fuji is a full frame equivalent of a 20mm lens, and the Olympus is a 14–28mm full frame equivalent. It’s not really a fair comparison, because the GX8 has ...

Brief Fuji 35mm f/2 vs f/1.4 Review

I had the chance to stop by Glazer’s Camera in Seattle today to test out the 35mm f/2 lens. I’ve owned the 1.4 version for a while, and while it produces excellent results, the focus is slow (better with the newest firmware), hunts slightly before locking focus, the motor is noisy, and the lens hood ...

Fuji X-T1 vs Leica Typ 113 with Chocolate

It took a year to do this comparison, but I’m glad I returned the Leica and stuck with the Fuji X-T1. Here’s the original post of the Leica X Type 113. The Leica costs $2,000, has a 35mm equivalent lens, and shoots the majority of the time at f/2.8. That’s the camera I shot with ...