Fuji XF 50mm f2 R WR Lens Review

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Fuji XF 50mm f2 R WR Lens Review:

Ultra fast glass is always great to have but it can bring its own baggage at times.  For one, it can often mean more complicated designs, and more hurt on the wallet.  It can also mean a larger lens overall.  Sometimes we don’t need the fastest version of a focal length.  Sometimes a smaller lens that still has a reasonably fast wide open aperture is more preferable, and of course, it definitely never hurts if we save a little money as well.  Fuji, being the good listeners that they are, have released some pretty awesome f2 versions of many of their most popular focal lengths.  I reviewed all of them so far, and they are some of my favorite Fuji lenses.  Now, they’ve added one more to the f2 range of lenses: the new XF 50mm f2 R WR lens.  With a wide open aperture of f2, it’s still plenty fast for most purposes, and while this short tele doesn’t give you quite the same focal length as the ultra fast XF 56mm f1.2, which I’m sure many will compare it to, the XF 50mm f2 is a lot more compact.  At $449, it is significantly cheaper than the XF 56mm f1.2 as well, so the question is, is it any good, and can it run in the same circle as the rest of the X Series lenses?  Read below, and find out! [click to continue…]

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Washington Square Park With The Fuji X100F

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Washington Square Park With The Fuji X100F:

Since I’m wrapping up my X-T20, and XF 50mm f2 reviews, I’ve had more time to shoot with the new Fuji X100F, and I have to tell you that this is such a fun, involving, and capable camera.  Obviously, the X100F is a niche camera, and therefore, it’s not for everyone.  Having a permanently mounted 35mm equivalent isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.  In fact, I’m not even that much of a 35mm fan.  The tele-conversion lenses are nice options but there are still limitations.  With all that said, for what the X100F is designed for, it’s superb.  Anyway, this isn’t my review; I just thought I’d share a few pics that I took while meeting up with one of my friends recently, and what I think of the X100F so far. [click to continue…]

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Fuji X-T2 Firmware 2.00 And X-Pro2 Firmware 3.00 Update

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Fuji X-T2 Firmware 2.00 And X-Pro2 Firmware 3.00 Update:

Wow, these are some major updates to already awesome cameras!  I have not had a chance to download firmware version 2.00 yet for my X-T2.  I’m still busy with the X-T20 and X100F reviews.  I’ll post something from the X100F probably this weekend, and expect the X-T20 review to come out afterwards. Still, I am definitely excited about the new firmware update for my X-T2.  From the list of new features, and updates that I’m reading off the X-T2 firmware page, it almost looks like a new camera :)!  The links are below:

Fuji X-T2 Firmware Ver. 2.00 Update

Fuji X-Pro2 Firmware Ver. 3.00 Update 

If you’ve downloaded these updates to your camera already, feel free to let me know what you think down in the comment section.  Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!

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Fujifilm X100F Digital Camera First Impressions

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Fujifilm X100F Digital Camera First Impressions:

I’ve been testing the new Fuji X100F with the two tele-conversion lenses, and my first impressions are that I may be in-love :).  Seriously.  There are definitely some notable improvements to the camera like the new 24.3 MP sensor that is found in other X Series cameras like the X-T2 and X-Pro2.  However, none of the improvements have changed the overall formula that has helped this camera reach almost a cult following. [click to continue…]

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Close-up Examples From The Fuji XF 50mm f2 R WR Lens

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Close-up Examples From The Fuji XF 50mm f2 R WR Lens:

Hi everyone!  These are just some quick examples I took while I was visiting my parents the other day.  We had a snowstorm in New York City recently, which was no where near as brutal as weather reports suggested but it still left a decent amount of snow.  I had the Fuji X-T20 and XF 50mm f2 with me but after a long day of shoveling, all I wanted to do was go inside, drink some hot cocoa, and relax :). [click to continue…]

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