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Fujifilm XT20 + Voigtlander 58mm f 1.4 (and bounce flash) for portraits

There’s no doubt the Fujifilm XT20 is an incredible camera, both in terms of use and output. It’s small, lightweight, powerful and versatile. So too is the phenomenal Voigtlander 58mm f1.4 lens. Compared with many other 50mm lenses I own/have owned/have shot with, this is one of the best autofocus 50mm IMO. It’s manual focus, so you need to be confident of shooting with and EVF and focus peaking (or similar aid).

I decided to take a few very quick portraits with the Fujifilm XT20,Voigtlander 58mm f1.4 and a LightPix Labs flash (manual only no TTL so all the settings must be set physically. The flash was bounced off the ceiling and the shutter speed was 1/125, aperture was f2.8 and ISO 1000. I use auto-ISO on Fujifilm cameras as you can program the minimum and maximum across 3 custom settings. Flash setting were at 1/16. No face tracking was available as its manual focus, however I did you focus peaking with the red option. And yes, children move and it takes some time and skill to nail focus.

Below are a series of colour and B&W shots. All were shot RAW in LR so no simulations were used, except for the first B&W which was ACROS + G filter. Click on photos for bigger. Enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sidewalk transference

Loving the Fujifilm XT20 and the manual focus Voigtlander 58mm f1.4 lens with the aid of focus peaking 😃

This incredible talented artist was producing a number of sketches outside QVB and I wanted to capture him "in the moment".

This is a jpeg file edited in LR mobile 👍🏻 all produced on my iPhone 7.

Fujifilm XT1 + 58mm Voigtlander + Magmod flash modifier – nice lighting option to soften flash

Remember the Fujifilm XT1 is only 16 megapixels but with the right lens and lighting you’d never know the difference between this and many other bodies with more megapixels and newer technology. Paired with the Voigtlander 58mm f1.4 manual focus lens attached via a K&F Concept adaptor, and with the aid of focus peaking, I decided to try out my new Magmod flash modifier mounted on an old Nikon SB800. Needless to say this is not a terribly practical setup as the SB800 is really too big and heavy for the XT1, however I wanted to see what the flash modifier could do paired with a great lens. Results were very impressive. Click pictures for larger view. Enjoy.

Voigtlander 58mm f1.4 – a stunning piece of glass that renders well on film and digital

I’ll let these pictures speak for themselves. All have had minor tweaks in Lightroom.

First the digital files with a Nikon D3 – click for bigger

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And now some files on Fujifilm Superior Xtra 400 – click for bigger

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