The new Instax Square digital hybrid allows you to take and modify your photos before printing. And it's not just a one-off shot as is the case with most instant cameras to date....
Is the new Thumbs Up grip a better option for the Fuji X-E1 than Fuji's own rather bulky handgrip?
Which is the best large-sensor pocket camera on the market? Mike takes another look at the usual suspects....
Since Fuji showed its first X System camera a Photokina in September 2010, the company has worked diligently at expanding the options open to photographers. That first X was the X100, a 35mm-equivalent fixed lens camera that has become a firm favourite with street photographers in particular. It is now on its third iteration, the X100T.
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".
A sparkling new Fuji X-T1 and the rather good 18-55 kit lens has arrived for review. I am no stranger to the Fuji X series, having used the X-Pro 1, X-E1, X100 and X100S, but the X-T1 with its retro SLR styling and a button or dial for everything has the makings of the best version yet. Almost any adjustment you need to make on this camera can be done directly, either from the top dials or the five dedicated function buttons.
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.