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Wurtzberg Castle

I was recently in Germany on a cruise that stopped at the medieval town of Wurtzberg

This picture was taken with the Fujifilm XT2 and the 18 to 55 mm kit the lens.

Cosina 20mm f3.5 fd mount on Fujifilm XT20

This is an old lens that is really only useful from f8 onwards. I went for a lunchtime stroll to the queen Victoria building in Sydney to see how the lens would perform on the tougher lighting conditions. The lens struggled wide open but was surprisingly good from F8 onwords. Enjoy.


Portrait with Fujifilm XT1 + Voigtlander 58mm f1.4

Just buy this lens! I have it for my Nikon and Fuji setups and its so wonderful for colour, contrast, bokeh and sharpness. With the Fuji it’s easy to use a manual focus lens as you can use the focus peaking function through the viewfinder. With my Nikon its a little more difficult as you have to trust your eye. Honestly, manual focus is not that hard, unless you’re shoot fast moving action – then autofocus is a must. Shot in raw and processed in Iridient Developer and Lightroom + SilverFX Pro for B&W. Enjoy 🙂

Portrait XT1 + Voigtlander 58mm f1.4

Portrait XT1 + Voigtlander 58mm f1.4

Fujifilm XT2 does everything well

I was hesitant before buying this camera. I waiting for 12 months to see if all the hype and gusto was going to fade. But it didn’t. In fact it just amplified. Then only recently Fujifilm created a firmware update that made the camera even more useful. Well that was it, decision made. It’s now mine.

Having owned many Fuji bodies in the past, plus a number of Fuji and legacy glass, I was familiar and very happy with what Fuji provided. But I still kept my dslr kit. Not any longer. This camera has replaced the dslr for me, for now. Well done Fuji. Here are some images captured with the XT2 in recent weeks. Click for bigger view. Enjoy.

Fujifilm XT1 + Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar f3.5

Can really old lenses work well on modern bodies. Yep – absolutely. This old Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar can produce beautiful images on the XT1, and you can sometimes find these lenses going for a song at a yard sale or in a thirft shop. Online the prices have risen significantly over the past few years as mirrorless cameras have grown in popularity. Click images for larger. Enjoy.

 

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.