Sunday, January 24, 2021

Fuji X-T1 meets Leica’s flagship 50mm Apo-Summicron-M ASPH


In the past week I've been out and about with Leica's flagship M lens, the remarkable 50mm Apo-Summicron. Initial impressions are positive, particularly when it comes to the ergonomics. This lens is perfect: The smooth, silky focus ring features a finger tab, unlike the current non-Apo Summicron, and it is a joy to use. The aperture ring is second to none, precise and secure.

Cormorants Reconsidered: Birds of ill omen get makeover


Cormorants have had a bad press. But David thinks all the ill-omen stuff is overdone. These birds are remarkable creatures he believes.....

Bathurst: Hot time at the 12-hours, Fuji in hand

Almost too hot for man, but the cars at the Bathurst 12-hour race did well. John took along a simple and light Fuji kit to grab some photos.

Dublin Zoo: Just William, a brace of Fujis and an orangutan or two


William took his Fujis and a bunch of lenses to say hello to the animals at Dublin Zoo.....

Fuji X takes time for a day at the agricultural fair


Can there be anyone still reading who doesn’t want to hurry off right now to their local agricultural fair?  Well, I hope you will at least give one a try? The doughnuts are delicious!

Fuji Mojo: Street photography for introverts


OK, you're no Bruce Gilden, comfortable with the in-your-face street photography genre. Perhaps you feel you are a bit introverted and wonder where to start. David has trodden the cobbles and has a few tips for you.

Fuji X100T: Off with the old, ready for the new


How much is that doggie in the window? Bill’s poor old X100T is optimistically wagging its wrist strap in some Fuji shop far, far away. Abandoned but not forgotten. But why now? The new litter hasn’t even arrived yet.

Fuji X-T2: Of herons, eels and humans


The wildlife photographer’s lot is waiting for the decisive moment. David set out to the River Dee with hope and was not disappointed when he met a compliant heron….

Fuji XF60mm f/2.4R: Kiss of new life for sleeping beauty


The Fujinon XF 60mm f/2.4 R macro is one of the first three lenses introduced by Fuji along with the X-Pro1 back in 2012. It has never been particularly loved; it's not a true macro (1:2 not 1:1); it's an "odd" filter size (39mm—familiar to Leica users but not exactly mainstream). It has a reputation for being slow to focus, and prone to hunting. Initially, it still sold in some numbers because it was the only native long-focus lens (equivalent to 90mm in old money).

Fuji X-Pro 2 arrives: Satisfied customers unboxing

First consignments of the long-awaited Fuji X-Pro 2 have arrived at British stores. Bill Palmer, Macfilos's resident Fuji expert, took delivery today and the...