Welcome to the newest member of the Fujicron family: Fuji XF16mm f2.8 R WR! Review Roundup and Preorder links

After much waiting we finally get a new Fujicron lens! Warm welcome to the 16mm f2.8, a nice wide-angle addition (24mm equivalent) to the lineup. For some time there were rumors of an updated 18mm f/2 lens, but it looks like Fuji have put that on hold. Sorry 28mm fans. Is the 16mm f2.8 really a Fujicron if it’s f2.8 instead of f2? It’s weather sealed, has silent and fast…

Preorder the X-T30 with a Fujicron and save $300 – Review Roundup

The Fuji X-T30 is almost here! I was always a big fan of the X-T10 and X-T20, because they offered the same great image quality as the flagship models at a cheaper price. I especially like that Fuji doesn’t cripple the ‘lower-tier’ cameras; It’s the same sensor as the X-T3. At launch the X-T30 will even have faster autofocus (thanks to newer firmware)! This time around the X-T30 gets a…

The X-T3 is here!

The X-T3 is here!

There’s so many new mirrorless cameras coming out that it’s hard to keep everything straight. But while Canon and Nikon are scrambling to catch up in the mirrorless world, Fuji’s gone and released what I think is the most compelling camera this season. In many ways it bests the ‘hot’ new Full Frame cameras at a much cheaper price, and with a more mature system. And to top it off,…

Fuji X-T100 Now Available

Fuji X-T100 Now Available

The Fuji X-T100 (not to be confused with the X100T) is now available for purchase. It’s the cheapest 24MP Fuji body and a great way to get started with the Fuji lineup. If you don’t need the X-Trans sensor, or would find a forward facing screen useful, the X-T100 should be high on your list. I wish it came with the 23 f2 or one of the other Fujicrons as…

Fuji X-H1 and IBIS: Great for Fujicrons, or Too Bulky?

Fuji X-H1 and IBIS: Great for Fujicrons, or Too Bulky?

Fujifilm just announced their newest Fuji-X Camera, the X-H1. Will it’s IBIS open the shooting envelope for Fujicron lenses, or is it’s size too bulky for Fujicron fans? IBIS and Low Light When comparing Fuji’s f2 primes with their older, f1.4 equivalents, many photographers worry about low light performance. For many, an extra stop of light can be the difference between getting the shot and a noisy, high ISO mess.…

X-Pro2 Replacement Eyecups for when the stock piece falls off

The X-Pro2 is an awesome camera but it does have one annoying design flaw: the eyepiece falls off way too easily! The mount for the rubber eyepiece doesn’t have a retaining lip and it’s not seated very tight. If you put your camera in and out of your bag, the eyepiece rubs against the bag and eventually falls off. In my case, it fell off during the night and there’s…

Best Budget Cameras for Fuji X Series

Best Budget Cameras for Fuji X Series

You’ve heard all about Fuji cameras. The colors. The ‘retro’ dials and intuitive shooting experience. The amazing lenses. You want to try Fuji. But, you’re on a budget. And Fuji isn’t known for being cheap. If you can fight off the Gear Acquisition Syndrome (G.A.S.), you keep your budget and get a great camera. Here’s how to get into the Fuji X system without breaking the bank. Fujicron Recommendation: Fujifilm…

Fujifilm Announces the X-E3 – Is it the Perfect Camera for Fujicron Lenses?

Fans of the X-E form factor have been waiting for a new version with Fuji’s updated 24MP sensor…and it’s here! You can look at the X-E3’s new specs elsewhere. I’m most excited for the size reduction. It’s smaller than the X-E2 and matches beautifully with the compact ‘Fujicron’ lenses. Could make for a great compact travel kit. The f2 primes are tapered to work with the X-Pro2’s Optical View Finder, but…

Fuji Summer Sale – Great opportunity to pick up Fujicron lenses

US Deals If you were thinking about picking up an X-Pro2, now’s the time. If you purchase it as a kit you basically get a Fujicron (23, 35, or 50mm f2) lens for only $100 or $150. I’m tempted to pick up a second body… There’s deals on X-T2 kits and the XF100-400mm as well, for you heathens who use lenses besides the Fujicrons 😉 UK Deals Through the end…

Macau with the Fuji X-Pro2

Macau with the Fuji X-Pro2

Macau has the highest population density in the world, and a gambling industry that’s 7 times larger than Las Vegas. If you want to gamble Macau is the place to be. Me? I went for the egg tarts. Here are some snapshots from my trip last summer. It’s easy take a ferry from Hong Kong to Macau. Macau used to be a Portuguese colony but most people speak Cantonese. Scooters are…