I know this isn't a particularly new thought but I'm posting it anyway.
Camera bodies tend, these days, to have a life cycle measured in a couple of years (by which I mean the time before the next generation appears rather than the time before they become 'obsolete') whereas for lenses it is probably more like decades. Combine that with the fact that any self-respecting ILC owner invests a lot more in his/her lenses than the bodies they attach to.
And yet you hear a lot more about brand loyalty based on the bodies rather than the lenses. Also you get the feeling that the big boys in the camera world (Canon, Nikon, etc., etc.) make more profit from the lenses than the bodies. Once you have a comprehensive collection of lenses switching brands becomes a tough decision (although it's one I did take in moving from Canon to Fuji because I no longer wanted the sheer weight of stuff in my bag).
Fuji bodies are brilliant at the things they do well (obviously) but do have their shortcomings (e.g. video, which the XP2 may or may not overcome) but as video is a nice-to-have rather than a must-have for me I live with that limitation.
But what I do have now is a superb set of lenses with focal lengths from 8 mm to 200 mm (most but not all Fuji) that form the heart of my system. And of course Fuji's reputation for lenses is well established.
So this posting is mainly to express my thoughts, but I'd be interested to hear other people's thoughts on what's special about the Fuji-X system for them.
p.s. my apologies to the Royal Society for borrowing their title.
Purchased 'The Photographers Playbook' ( 307 assignments and ideas) on a whim. It's turned out entirely different than I thought. It kinda assaults the reasons why you're into photography. It's not a 'today take a photo of a tree' book! Some of the 'assignments' are brilliant, some are totally cracked. If you are a 'list' person then this will be frustrating book, if you are abstract - you'll love it.
It's definitely got inside my head - in a good way
I've just installed the new upgrade in my X-E2. It's a welcome improvement in the EVF. I was wondering about the new eye detection focus function. Does it have to work independently or does it work together with the face detection function?
Hello from N.Z., my winter home. I downloaded the new 4.0 Firmware yesterday and used up a fully charged battery going through all the massive changes. I'll miss the Background Color Option but that's small potatoes. But when I review shots by pressing the review button, I only get a 2 thumbnail shots (1/2 & 2/2) with the shooting info. The only way I can get a full image to look at is by using battery draining Auto Review (3 settings) or in the Playback Menu when I choose Protect and and then Frame. Before the upgrade, simply hitting the review button button would bring the full image, plus all the shooting details with subsequent clicks of the Macro Button. So I'm asking, is this they way it is for reviewing images in 4.0 or am I missing somenthing?
NYT Article: Robert Frank, Valuing the Image Over the Object
I have just taken some pics with my new xt1, attached the cable and right clicked on xt1 on the 'my computer tab' here i selected 'import pictures and video', then i get the message 'no pictures or video found'. they are there in the camera but i really dont know what to do, my old canon 5d3 automatically uploaded images as soon as i plugged in the usb cable.
I'm sure i can do it, i mean surely its possible, but its all new and im a bit befuddled as to how to do this.
We're tearing our hair out trying to find an answer as to how to update my wife's X-E2 with the latest firmware. It is already on v3.0 and we've download the latest v4.0 software to a freshly in camera formatted card. We've tried downloading via Mac and Windows and tried more than one card but still no luck. We've also made sure that file name is correct - FWUP0004.DAT. Each time we get the message "New firmware not be found. Turn off camera."
Any assistance would be gratefully accepted. Many thanks.
does anyone have any experience with the Lens Tab
X-T1, 55-200mm @200mm, 1/500 @ f18, ISO 1000, 4 shots.
With all this light this morning I wanted to see what happens stopped down at a relatively high ISO -- decently sharp all over and no discernible diffraction limiting. Nice lens.
My X-E2 does not respect the minimum shutter speed defined int the AUTO ISO settings after the firmware upgrade to 4.0. There was only one AUTO ISO mode in the old firmware, but the minimum shutter speed worked without issues. Now I've got 3 AUTO ISO modes, but none of them respects the settings.
Have you observed such problem?
I'm looking for base plates with battery access and with a tripod socket sufficiently removed to fit a Peak Design standard tripod plate and allow easy battery removal. Does any one have any recommendations?
Pretty cool story. With the amount of film shooters in the PNW it's unlikely this camera dates from the 50s when it was likely originally made, but it sure would be cool to see what is on the exposed roll. Doubtful anything would survive the exposure to water etc. as the roll and camera back were damaged/punctured.
Watch: Oregon hikers find mysterious Soviet-era camera in Columbia Gorge
I recently got an X-e2 for backpacking, kayaking, and bike touring (though I'm quickly falling in love with the system so it will get more use then just that I have no doubt). During those actititys I use a peak design capture clip, which requires you to use the capture clips quick release plate.
With the tripod socket being off center it puts the plate over the battery door. So I was looking at possibly getting a RRS base plate (no grip and no portrait orientation plate) or the Fuji hand grip.
My question is to anyone who uses those with the capture clip.
Do the plates (RRS or Fuji) move the tripod socket far enough for the capture clips qr plate not to interfere with the battery door? (as in you do not have to take the qr plate off to change the battery/card)
It seems it's official. It was announced here in Japan too that delivery of the X-Pro2 will be delayed until sometime in the beginning of March.
I'm hoping the X70 comes out on time. That would help keep me entertained until the X-Pro2 finally comes out.
This movie is the first half of the FUJIFILM X Series 5th Anniversary Event, which took place in Roppongi Tokyo on January 15th, 2016.
This movie is the 2nd half of the FUJIFILM X Series 5th Anniversary Event, which took place in Roppongi Tokyo on January 15th, 2016.
I just got word from B&H that my pre-ordered X70 is shipping today !!!
On a Friday ?!?!!? Thanks B&H, won't see it till Monday at the earliest. :-(
My very first investment in m42 lenses arrived ten minutes ago after a long and uneventful trip from Manitoba, Canada. Inside were two boxes, wrapped in brown paper and remarkably small for the telephotos they were advertised to be. A 135mm and a 200mm. I admit it--feeling kinda stoked. And my K&F M42 arrived yesterday.
Did I mention these things are small? Oh, and they have blades, I flashed a light inside and thought "no way, I'm not even going try". It's a beautiful tactile response rotating the preset switch and seeing those blades effortlessly open and close.
Going out to shoot.
PS: I guess m39 or L39 lenses would be even smaller due to the adapter.
Very interesting information about development of the Acros simulation for the S-Pro2 -- and why it won't be coming to other bodies as a firmware update...
The Newest Film Simulation "ACROS" | X Stories | FUJIFILM X
The Acros is one of the things most exciting to me about the Pro2. That's film I used to shoot with. Loved it.
...I'm switching to a Kidding. It's a real man's camera.
EDIT: this news has now been superceded by another announcement from Fujifilm USA. See below.
Revised X-Pro2 Sales Embargo – EXTENDED EMBARGO DATE UNTIL FEBRUARY 25, 2016.
Due to a delay in shipping from the factory, we are revising the Sales Embargo date for the X-Pro2 Body. In an effort to have inventory available at all of our retailers at the same time for the launch, we are EXTENDING the following Sales Embargo.
Got my X100T yesterday and was out shooting today - with electronic shutter. Can anyone help me with why the background, especially at the top, is so strangely blurred? Is it the electronic shutter? Both the JPEG and RAW-File has the same thing. And its in many of the pictures i took. (This image is OOC with Classic Chrome) Thanks!
I'm looking forward to buy this badass... cammon' Fuji, We cannot wait anymore for it, when are you going to release this beast?
Peace and love
Thank you for everyone who contributed to January's FX Monthly it was our best month yet! With 130 posts on the topic of water. Again it was fantastic to see the different interpretations of the theme and to showcase the talent with have on this forum.
As February is the month of Valentine's Day I have chose the rather cliched theme of love. This can be the word love or something which represents this. The only limit is your imagination.
It would be a help if you give your picture a title so to help us understand your point of view but it's not compulsory. Name the camera and lens used - if you can remember - because it's interesting to know but, again, it's not compulsory just helpful.
The rules are deliberately loose so go out and shoot with this month's theme in mind or start searching back through those pictures you took oh-so long ago that you'd forgotten about and start posting! It doesn't have to be your best ever shot and it's not a competition so you might surprise the rest of us and yourself - it's just about sharing some pictures, seeing others' take on the topic, and enjoying it!
Any equipment as long as it and the photo complies with the forum's rules of either camera or lens or both made by Fuji.
This is not a competition. Please post freely - especially newcomers and please remember there's no judging or criticism (good or bad) in this thread. So, if you'd like to show your acknowledgement or appreciation that someone has posted their picture then instead of posting a comment please use the "like" button that you can find at the bottom right of every post.
Please post away and I look forward to seeing your interesting interpretations of this month's theme.
I met up with former students from my photography class to do some lightpainting and go out for Pizza
I brought the X-T10 with me because of the flippy screen and the wifi remote app so that I could do some stuff myself and take pictures doing so.
Here's one a student painted with a green LED band for joggers.