You can't deny the attraction of a camera that can shoot at the level we photographers need and want, but at the same time can fit in most pockets. This camera is so damn easy to take with you anywhere and its image quality is spot on - true to the Fujifilm we love and know so well.
The lens has a focal length of 18,5mm, but is the same physical size as the 23mm on the X100, so all filters, lens hoods,etc. will fit.
With this little bombshell of a camera arriving in the country towards the end of the month, X-Photographer Neill Soden shows us the X70 as it is taken out of the box. Take a look!
Who is interested in owning one of these little beauties?
The Fujinon 35mm f/1.4 is still the lens that I have a big soft spot for.
I do find the 23mm a bit more versatile, but the 35mm f/1.4 creates great, sharp images, with lovely, soft backgrounds.
This 50mm-equivalent focal length allows one to get very close to your subject and isolate it, without too much distortion on people’s faces.
At the same time allowing you to be just far enough to take candid, street or documentary-like photos, while keeping your camera small for every day use.
All in all, it really is a wonderful camera.
For me, if I could have the processor, viewfinder and auto-focus and put it in my X-pro1, I would be so happy. The button placement is great and the joystick is really nice to have, and I would love to spend a bit more than 2 days with it. I guess the debate you have to have with yourself, is if the price tag is worth it.
I'm not sure what else to say about the lens. Keeping in mind that I am no expert when it comes to wide angles, I can't fault the lens. If you've been waiting on the edge of your seat for this lens, I doubt you'll be disappointed. I wish I could have gotten out to try some landscapes, but sadly I wasn't able to fit that in to an already packed weekend. You'll also notice that 99% of the images are shot in f/1.4, that depth.. read more