Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread
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justruss
Registered: Jul 05, 2004
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Jochenb wrote:
Frezeiss, I agree. I'm even thinking about maybe selling the Zeiss 21. It might be my favorite lens ever, but what's the use if it stays at home all the time.
Personally I feel the RX1 is sharper than my X-E1 with a good lens. Here you also get better fine detail / microcontrast from the sonnar + great sony bayer sensor IMHO.
The sensor in my 5DII really feels dated now.


I don't know... if I was forced to choose between the 5D2 and X-E1-- based on sensor ALONE-- I'd pick the 5D2 every single time.*

The X Trans is pretty interesting, and produces great output. But it's just not as versatile yet. I'm reminded each time I review shots from the two cameras side by side that each has qualities I really love. But the 5D2 sensor still wins more times than it loses.

*Actually, when other factors are added in, my choice of the 5D2 only gets stronger. Now, if the X Trans was full frame, that might shift my thinking-- but I'd probably still choose the 5D2 purely for the RAW support, lack of funkiness in certain situations/photographic regions of an image. In a generation or two though...



frezeiss
Registered: Sep 13, 2011
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Jochenb wrote:
frezeiss wrote:
Jochenb, thanks you! Haven't seen a photo from you for a while..


I haven't been shooting much lately. Also bought a Sony RX1 which I've been using instead of my X-E1.
I'm sure that'll change now I have the Fuji 14mm lens. It's lovely. Maybe not on the same level as my 21 distagon, but great nonetheless. It's much smaller and lighter.
BTW, apart from the IQ (the FF sony sensor is amazing) I think I like my X-E1 better than the RX1.


I agree, the XE-1 is surely a bliss to shoot and you do get sentimental about it. Add in a no distortion small 21 mm equiv that actually autofocus, whats not to like?

Re the RX-1 I'm sure its a very nice camera but the fixed lens (although stellar) and high admission makes me think twice. Actually I'm a bit on the cross roads for my main camera, I wanted to buy the M 240 but unsure of the RF mechanism, and the rumors of a fullframe NEX9 made me hold a bit.

Anyways, sometimes I wonder whether I should sell anything else and only have the Fuji X system.I'm so liking it, I end buying all the things they throw at me (35 mm, 18-55, 14 mm), next the 23 1.4 and 10-24.



frezeiss
Registered: Sep 13, 2011
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Jman13 wrote:
frezeiss wrote:
Nice set Jordan!

Anyone here owning and XE-1 but resisting badly the GAS of getting the X100s?


Thanks! I had the X100s on pre-order, but canceled it when I decided to get the X-E1 and 35/1.4 instead (for the same price). I think I made the right decision. Even though I only have the 35/1.4 and 18-55 at the moment, I, of course, now have access to tons of my lenses via adapter as well, so it made more sense. I only sometimes enjoy the 35mm FOV anyway, and I realized that my OM-D and 14mm f/2.5 makes for a package just as small, but with awesome IBIS for times I want to go really small, and with the GX1, it's even smaller. If I wanted a fast 35mm equivalent, the Olympus 17mm f/1.8 is less than half the price of an X100s, so it didnt' make a lot of sense for me to go that route...but getting a higher image quality system for the same cost? Made a little more sense.


lucky you have the OMD system as well! I sold my Nex so this is my only lightweight system and I really dig a 35 mm equiv. I just thought that the small pancake lens 23 f/2 and the hybrid focus would cover the XE-1 weakness in shooting fast & discrete on the street.

From the likes of it, the 23 1.4 isn't small and the XE-2 is no where to be seen so I had to have the X100s..but then I have no reasons to buy the 23 1.4 afterwards



frezeiss
Registered: Sep 13, 2011
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WavecrestPhoto wrote:
Anybody using the Xpro or X-E1 care to comment on using it with manual adapted glass? Is it easy to achieve focus? Possible to shoot somewhat quickly on the fly?


NEX 5N or 5R is better for this kind of stuff. The flip + touch screen makes it a breeze. It's doable on the XE-1 but far more easy with the NEX. If you're shooting M mount lenses, the 5N doesn't smear corners of wide angle lenses.

If you're pretty serious about it; remove the AA filter of your NEX and get that speedbooster thing.



frezeiss
Registered: Sep 13, 2011
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Jochenb wrote:
Frezeiss, I agree. I'm even thinking about maybe selling the Zeiss 21. It might be my favorite lens ever, but what's the use if it stays at home all the time.
Personally I feel the RX1 is sharper than my X-E1 with a good lens. Here you also get better fine detail / microcontrast from the sonnar + great sony bayer sensor IMHO.
The sensor in my 5DII really feels dated now.


I'm quite suprised, I didn't expect it to be so good! last time I recall the X-trans beat the 1.5x 16 MP sony sensor in my NEX 5N. Sure, the RX-1 is 24 MP, FF and all that. No I believe Steve Huff is telling the truth

I'm beginning to think getting a d600 is not such a bad idea after all, and having its AA filter removed afterwards.



frezeiss
Registered: Sep 13, 2011
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corposant wrote:
frezeiss wrote:

However, I will still buy the Zeiss 12 as I prefer 18 mm equiv. to 21.


It will be interesting to see if Zeiss is able to capture any of their larger-format mysticism in lenses that don't require you to look through them via a mirror.


+1

Although I hope the new 12 mm sucks so I dont have to sell my beloved 14 mm.



Brody LeBlanc
Registered: Oct 04, 2007
Total Posts: 1052
Country: Canada

Playing around with the XE-1. The camera is great for using alt. glass on it.


Broken Tree - XE-1 w/ Leica-R 35/2 by brodyl.91, on Flickr


Climbing - XE-1 w/ Olympus F 42/1.2 by brodyl.91, on Flickr


Deep Sea - XE-1 w/ Leica-R 35/2 by brodyl.91, on Flickr


Star Tree - XE-1 w/ Leica-R 35/2 by brodyl.91, on Flickr


Wishbone - XE-1 w/ Leica-R 35/2 by brodyl.91, on Flickr



Jman13
Registered: May 02, 2005
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Long lost summer....







zephoto
Registered: Nov 13, 2012
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Ah you guys are killing me. I really want a XE-1 + 42/1.2 now after viewing this. It seems like such a cool little combo!



f.hayek
Registered: Feb 27, 2013
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Brody LeBlanc wrote:
Playing around with the XE-1. The camera is great for using alt. glass on it.



Funny, I tried the XE-1 yesterday for the first time and it didn't seem that the EVF without focus peaking or other focus assist would lend itself to accurate MF. Do elaborate, please, if you don't mind...



buggz2k
Registered: Mar 10, 2010
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In my limited use of alt glass on my X-E1 looked very promising, using the EVF also.
You can magnify the focal area by 10 or 3 times, I like it.
And of course, using a tripod one can use the rear LCD.
What's all the problems?

As a note, the only focus peaking I've played with is from Magic Lantern on my 5DMkII.
I didn't like it, and to be honest, I didn't play with it long enough to see all fuss that with this magical feature enables me to focus better.

f.hayek wrote:
Brody LeBlanc wrote:
Playing around with the XE-1. The camera is great for using alt. glass on it.



Funny, I tried the XE-1 yesterday for the first time and it didn't seem that the EVF without focus peaking or other focus assist would lend itself to accurate MF. Do elaborate, please, if you don't mind...



Brody LeBlanc
Registered: Oct 04, 2007
Total Posts: 1052
Country: Canada

f.hayek wrote:
Funny, I tried the XE-1 yesterday for the first time and it didn't seem that the EVF without focus peaking or other focus assist would lend itself to accurate MF. Do elaborate, please, if you don't mind...


I was specifically referring to the XE-1 being better for alt. glass over the X-Pro1 due to the higher resolution EVF.
With the 3x focus peaking, using manual focus glass is a breeze. At least for me it is.



ddjohns1
Registered: Feb 02, 2010
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Brody LeBlanc wrote:
f.hayek wrote:
Funny, I tried the XE-1 yesterday for the first time and it didn't seem that the EVF without focus peaking or other focus assist would lend itself to accurate MF. Do elaborate, please, if you don't mind...


I was specifically referring to the XE-1 being better for alt. glass over the X-Pro1 due to the higher resolution EVF.
With the 3x focus peaking, using manual focus glass is a breeze. At least for me it is.



With an additional click turn on the dial the EVF goes to 10x magnification, which is fantastic. (They should do a version that goes to 11 for Spinal Tap fans.)



Jman13
Registered: May 02, 2005
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X-E1 and Hexanon 57mm f/1.2, wide open:







buggz2k
Registered: Mar 10, 2010
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Fuji X-E1 and Fuji XF35/1.4, I love this combination!
back lit pear tree blossom, not cropped:



frezeiss
Registered: Sep 13, 2011
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A few street with the 35 mm. Very nice lens, when it decides to focus correctly





























Jman13
Registered: May 02, 2005
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Two from today, both with 18-55:













michael49
Registered: Jun 09, 2006
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^ - love waterfall Jordan.



naturephoto1
Registered: Nov 09, 2005
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frezeiss wrote:
Jman13 wrote:
I'd be interested in your thoughts between the 14/2.8 and the 21 Distagon. I don't expect the fuji to match that legendary glass, but I'd be interested in knowing how close it comes.


Jordan, I have both the ZF 21 and the Fuji 14 and so far I'm quite confident to keep the D700 at home when doing landscape shots. A few reason behind this:

1. The XE-1 combo is lighter and produces better colors than the D700 + ZF 21. This might change when I decided to upgrade to the D600 or the M 240.

2. The 14 mm doesnt vignette with the Cokin Z or Lee 100 holder while the ZF 21 does so and required cropping so it essetianly becomes a 23 mm.

3. Sharpness of the 14 mm is excellent, photozone says it aint that sharp in the corners but I havent detect it in real world samples to be worried. Perhaps this is what separates the 14 to the 21 though

However, I will still buy the Zeiss 12 as I prefer 18 mm equiv. to 21.


I have an f2.8 14mm Fujifilm lens scheduled for delivery tomorrow to compliment all of my Leica R glass on my X-E1. I hope that everything communicates properly between the camera and lens. I look forward to finally having an ultra wide angle lens to work with my digital cameras.

Rich



802walker
Registered: Aug 19, 2012
Total Posts: 125
Country: United States

naturephoto1 wrote:
frezeiss wrote:
Jman13 wrote:
I'd be interested in your thoughts between the 14/2.8 and the 21 Distagon. I don't expect the fuji to match that legendary glass, but I'd be interested in knowing how close it comes.


Jordan, I have both the ZF 21 and the Fuji 14 and so far I'm quite confident to keep the D700 at home when doing landscape shots. A few reason behind this:

1. The XE-1 combo is lighter and produces better colors than the D700 + ZF 21. This might change when I decided to upgrade to the D600 or the M 240.

2. The 14 mm doesnt vignette with the Cokin Z or Lee 100 holder while the ZF 21 does so and required cropping so it essetianly becomes a 23 mm.

3. Sharpness of the 14 mm is excellent, photozone says it aint that sharp in the corners but I havent detect it in real world samples to be worried. Perhaps this is what separates the 14 to the 21 though

However, I will still buy the Zeiss 12 as I prefer 18 mm equiv. to 21.


I have an f2.8 14mm Fujifilm lens scheduled for delivery tomorrow to compliment all of my Leica R glass on my X-E1. I hope that everything communicates properly between the camera and lens. I look forward to finally having an ultra wide angle lens to work with my digital cameras.

Rich



I'm looking forward to the UWA Zoom out later this year!



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