Posts Tagged ‘fujifilm’

A Photo Found on a Fuji X100S That Paid a Visit to the Fuji Repair Facility

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Photographer Lukas Funk recently sent his Fuji X100S to Fujifilm for repairs in Europe due to a minor issue. When he got the fixed camera back, the internal storage held this behind-the-scenes test photo captured by a technician.

In addition to a large number of Fuji-branded memory cards used for testing, we see a sheet of peel-off replacement faux-leather strips. Anyone know which part of the camera they’re for?

Fuji Unveils Two X-Series Macro Extension Tubes and a Serious Firmware Upgrade for the X-T1

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Sony might be stealing the show with the announcement of the a7II today, but one other camera company released some gear today too. They’re a little Japanese outfit you might have heard of called Fujifilm, and today they unveiled two new X-Series macro extension tubes and the release date for the huge X-T1 firmware 3.0 update. Read more…

Why I Went Mirrorless and Switched from Canon to Fuji: A Detailed Exploration

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Warning: This will be a longer and more in-depth post. But in the age of paid-for reviews, I felt frustrated by the lack of perspective on the “what camera should I buy” and “why mirrorless, really?” discussions that I see online.

So I wanted to give an authentic point of view about why I switched from a professional Canon bag to a mirrorless system. I hope that it helps others think through their choice when they decide to adopt one system or another. Read more…

The Photography of 4-Year-Old Hawkeye Huey, Son of Nat Geo Photographer Aaron Huey

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There’s an intensity on Hawkeye Huey‘s face as he looks out from Salvation Mountain in California, Fujifilm Instax 210 in hand, goggles askew on his forehead, eyes searching the horizon for the next exposure. It’s the kind of intensity typified by at least two kinds of people: 4-year-olds and National Geographic photographers.

Which makes sense, since Hawkeye is the first, and his father, celebrated photographer Aaron Huey, is the second. Read more…

Fujifilm Japan Announces Slick Looking Thumb Rests for X-Series Cameras

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In the interest of offering an official Fuji thumb rest alternative for the major X-Series cameras out there, Fujifilm Japan just announced a series of thumb rests for the X-Pro1, X-E2 (also compatible with the X-E1), X100T and X30. Read more…

The Exodus Continues: Why One Photographer Ditched Nikon for Fuji

It used to be only outliers ditched their Nikon and Canon DSLRs for more compact setups. But as mirrorless systems get better and better, more pros are making the switch and feeling compelled to let the world know exactly why.

One such photographer is Lukas Gisbert-mora, who recently ditched his Nikon for a Fuji. In the above video, he lists all of the reasons why he made the transition, and goes over the pros and cons of dropping one system for the other.

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Fuji X20 Survives 3 Months of Rain, Snow, and Bears in the Wild… Still Works

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This poor camera has seen some things. For three months, photographer KB‘s Fuji X20 languished in the Colorado wilderness while rain, hail, snow, and animals took turns saying ungentle hellos. And yet, when KB brought it home and charged it up, the X20 started right up! Read more…

Rumor: Expect the Fuji X-Pro2 In Early 2015

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Fuji fans anxious for the arrival of the long-awaited X-Pro2 might only have a few more months left to wait. New rumors suggest that the followup to the popular X-Pro1 will arrive in early 2015. Read more…

Here’s the iPhone 6 Plus Next to the Fuji X100S. Which is the ‘Pocket Camera’ Now?

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One of the big reasons held up as the “why” behind smartphone dominance is portability. It’s not just that smartphones can do so much more than take pictures, it’s also that they’re is so much smaller than a prosumer grade cameras. Well, at least they used to be. Read more…

Fuji’s Classic Chrome Film Simulation Brings the Magic of Kodachrome to the Digital Realm

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Among the new features of the newly announced Fujifilm X100T is something they call the “Classic Chrome” film setting. Technically this is not a debut, having already been announced on the X30 earlier this summer.

But I think it’s a sleeper feature, and will prove to be one of the growing list of reasons Fuji users tend to connect so strongly with their cameras. Read more…