There wasn't much to excite me about the recent firmware upgrades for Fuji X cameras and lenses but I dutifully went ahead and installed them. The camera firmware updates are for the X-T1 and X100T while four zooms, the XF10-24, XF18-55, XF18-135 and XF55-200 get their own improvements.
Click, click, click. It’s easy peasy these days to take that photograph. But the process is a lot more complicated than we imagine. David undertakes a light-hearted food-for-thought experiment and we may end up just a little wiser…..
Kaizen (改善), according to Wikipedia (remember when Encyclopaedia Britannica was the fount of all knowledge?), is the Japanese term for "improvement", or more literally, "change for better".
Why is in-body and in-lens stabilisation becoming a must-have feature on mirrorless cameras?
As anyone who has read my scribbles for any length of time knows, I come from a long background of using Leica M cameras and lenses and, rightly or wrongly, they remain to this day my yardstick when evaluating new equipment, particularly the Fuji X line. In Leica terms, therefore, if the original and now slightly venerable Fujinon XF35mm f/1.4 R plays in Summilux territory, in aperture terms at least, then with the new f/2.0 Fuji is planting its flag firmly on the Summicron's doorstep.
David tries out Fujifilm's new X Raw Studio software and finds it suits his style.....
The cute little 27mm f/2.8, this aspherical lens has carved a solid reputation as a versatile optic for the X-series ILCs. For me, it has an overriding benefit in its 27mm focal length which is equivalent to full-frame 41mm.
Buying into the Fuji X system for the first time? Here's a guide to the top 13 lenses you should consider — and a tip for one lens that will delight, the 56mm f/1.2