Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread
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HelenaN
Registered: Jul 18, 2008
Total Posts: 1196
Country: Norway

ebookman wrote:
HelenaN-- I really like your work both with the Fuji 14 and the RX1. I confess I am having a hard time distinguishing between them. You are making me pause as I consider an RX1. I know there is a big difference between focal lengths but I am curious. Are you seeing a big difference as a landscape photographer working with smaller apertures and RAW files?



Thank you! I'm probably not the right person to ask, because I'm not very demanding. If a file looks great on my 24" screen and decent when zoomed in, I'm happy. The Fuji files most certainly live up to that. Also, I have done a few relatively large prints and am very pleased with the result. There's no doubt that RX1 is even better though, but X-E1 files meet and exceed my "quality threshold".



HelenaN
Registered: Jul 18, 2008
Total Posts: 1196
Country: Norway

Yesterday we visited Hegra fortress just north of Trondheim. It was originally built as part of the defense against the Swedes after the Union was dissolved in 1905. For three weeks in 1940 248 Norwegian soldiers and one woman used the fortress as a base for fighting the German occupants. Eventually the Germans managed to surround the fortress and the defenders had to give up because of lack of supplies.

Not much stuff is left in there, but there's no entrance fee so you can walk around without a guide, and it's wet and creepy, so it's still an interesting place for photography.


Red light by Helena Normark, on Flickr



Long tunnel by Helena Normark, on Flickr



Checkerboard by Helena Normark, on Flickr



Curved stairs by Helena Normark, on Flickr



you2
Registered: Nov 06, 2005
Total Posts: 741
Country: United States

Interesting pictures. They kind of remind me of Dover which I visited once a dozen years ago. I forget about these things - some what spoiled by current environment.



tkchen
Registered: Jun 30, 2011
Total Posts: 155
Country: United States

I am happy that I switch to Fuji X-E1 for wide and mid range.

These are from 35mm f1.4. Last one is iso3200 f2.8.


2013-fuji-11 by JasonKChen, on Flickr


2013-fuji-15 by JasonKChen, on Flickr


2013-fuji-18 by JasonKChen, on Flickr



xenor
Registered: Dec 06, 2012
Total Posts: 113
Country: N/A

Stunning series Helena. Love those winding stairs.
The day lilies and liatris (and bugs!) are out. With SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8






HelenaN
Registered: Jul 18, 2008
Total Posts: 1196
Country: Norway

Thank you you2 and xenor!

xenor, it's hard to see in a web sized photo of course, but it looks perfectly focused. Do find it difficult to MF with the Fuji? Which model do you have btw.?



Fverburg
Registered: Jul 13, 2011
Total Posts: 52
Country: United States

A few from today,



























Regards,

Frank


dovey
Registered: Feb 05, 2012
Total Posts: 112
Country: Australia

Focusing should be a lot better tomorrow, with the latest firmware. Already the firmware updates for the XE-1 have made it a more usable and friendly camera.



xenor
Registered: Dec 06, 2012
Total Posts: 113
Country: N/A

Hi Helena. Yes, it is perfectly focused. I am using an X-E1 and I find manual focus to be very easy. I usually use the 10x magnifier. Since the last firmware update it is so easy to move the focus point that I just compose, set focus point, magnify, focus and shoot. It's pretty fast and very accurate. The hardest part of using MF lenses for me is remembering to tell the camera which focal length I'm using!



tjpenton
Registered: Jan 04, 2011
Total Posts: 275
Country: Canada

I'm very sorry for the recent amount of posting, but I'm having a hard time getting my head around how amazing the OOC jpegs are! A slight crop, shadow lifting, and resizing for web was all it took to make me happy with these. Shot with an X-E1 and the 18-55 kit lens





ebookman
Registered: Jul 15, 2012
Total Posts: 700
Country: United States

tjpenton wrote:
I'm very sorry for the recent amount of posting, but I'm having a hard time getting my head around how amazing the OOC jpegs are! A slight crop, shadow lifting, and resizing for web was all it took to make me happy with these. Shot with an X-E1 and the 18-55 kit lens

This would be a pretty boring site without pictures. Don't apologize. There is plenty of commentary on technical issues but we learn a lot by observation After all it is a visual medium. I for one, wish people would post more larger images and explain their technique. I post on the NEX thread but learn a lot on this thread. Thanks for the pics!



cputeq
Registered: Jun 25, 2008
Total Posts: 4719
Country: United States

ebookman wrote:
tjpenton wrote:
I'm very sorry for the recent amount of posting, but I'm having a hard time getting my head around how amazing the OOC jpegs are! A slight crop, shadow lifting, and resizing for web was all it took to make me happy with these. Shot with an X-E1 and the 18-55 kit lens

This would be a pretty boring site without pictures. Don't apologize. There is plenty of commentary on technical issues but we learn a lot by observation After all it is a visual medium. I for one, wish people would post more larger images and explain their technique. I post on the NEX thread but learn a lot on this thread. Thanks for the pics!


Yeah nice pics and don't feel bad for posting - I mean, this *is* the Fuji photo thread

One from yesterday I think, my 5-yr-old was playing outside and starts yelling at everyone else outside "Look look look guys!"

I walk over and see these 6 jets just emerging from the clouds for a flyby over our home (too high up to tell what they were though).

xe1 and 18-55


Sun and contrails by J L Smith, on Flickr



tjpenton
Registered: Jan 04, 2011
Total Posts: 275
Country: Canada

ebookman wrote:
tjpenton wrote:
I'm very sorry for the recent amount of posting, but I'm having a hard time getting my head around how amazing the OOC jpegs are! A slight crop, shadow lifting, and resizing for web was all it took to make me happy with these. Shot with an X-E1 and the 18-55 kit lens

This would be a pretty boring site without pictures. Don't apologize. There is plenty of commentary on technical issues but we learn a lot by observation After all it is a visual medium. I for one, wish people would post more larger images and explain their technique. I post on the NEX thread but learn a lot on this thread. Thanks for the pics!



Point taken. As for the process, these were shot RAW + Jpeg (Fine) with the velvia film simulation on. I loved the saturation in the jpegs straight from the camera so I used them over the raw. I sharpened a small amount for web viewing, resized the photos and lifted the shadows by roughly half a stop. Honestly this camera is a snap in well lit conditions with the jpegs being better OOC than my D600, though the nikon's raw files are still much more flexible



michael49
Registered: Jun 09, 2006
Total Posts: 5434
Country: United States

X-E1 & 35 1.4....

(this first one is ISO 1600, f/2 in quickly fading light)...









Nikkor 55mm f/3.5....



justruss
Registered: Jul 05, 2004
Total Posts: 4509
Country: United States

I really love the output from that Nikkor 55mm f/3.5.

Any shots of the camera with the lens mounted?



AbramG
Registered: Jan 31, 2006
Total Posts: 2462
Country: United States

I had a Pentax K to Fuji adapter already, and just picked up a 50mm f/1.7. I happen to already have this lens but I can't get it back from my sister! My fault for getting them into film photography. A reasonably fast 75ish mm lens will be a nice compliment to my 18/35 duo, plus the Pentax 50 is tiny so when it's on the adapter it's barely larger than the 35.



xbarcelo
Registered: Nov 04, 2010
Total Posts: 573
Country: Spain

Two with the X-E1

CV15






XF 35






Alexey011
Registered: Jul 29, 2012
Total Posts: 47
Country: Serbia & Montenegro

fd 50/1.4 s.s.c.



Jochenb
Registered: May 25, 2010
Total Posts: 1812
Country: Belgium

Michael, I really like that second shot!



dmward
Registered: Apr 12, 2002
Total Posts: 1838
Country: United States

Was walking about this morning, took my X-P-1, thought I'd get some images to use for creating B&W import presets.
I almost always shot B&W with my M4 and am thinking that's what I want with the XP-1 as well.
Used an HP+ preset on this then some work with the sliders to get the look I wanted. I'm happily surprised at how well I could pull the black up for detail after having to dial in -1EC on the camera to keep the slate roof tiles from blowing out in the sun.

To shoot something similar on an architectural assignment I'd be using a bracket.

Just starting to get a feel for the camera. Loving it. Especially at the price compared to a digital Leica.
18 F2



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