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Wonder Woman Concept Shoot - Steve Castings Academy

Wonder Woman Concept Shoot - Steve Castings Academy

I have always wanted to do a Cosplay Concept Shoot in Studio that was going to involve an exciting storyboard. The biggest challenge was which Super Hero Character would suit and from there, who would I select to cast for this production? Having said this, it actually was a “No Brainer“ because at the time the Wonder Woman Movie had just launched and I had the perfect Model, Candice Sills....

BEN CHERRY - FujiFilm X-Photographer – Taking the best from the X-T1 into the X-T2

BEN CHERRY - FujiFilm X-Photographer – Taking the best from the X-T1 into the X-T2

My name is Ben Cherry, I’m an environmental photojournalist and Fujifilm X-Photographer. I’ve been using the X Series for over three years now and was given the tremendous responsibility of being a part of the X-T2 project. Its predecessor, the X-T1, was a revelation for the X Series and was my go-to camera for the previous two years. With a huge viewfinder, weather sealing, 8 frames per second and an articulating screen, what wasn’t to like with the previous generation? 

TechSmart - Interview: X-Photographer Peter Delaney

TechSmart - Interview: X-Photographer Peter Delaney

After already receiving the latest Fujifilm X-T2 in May this year, Fujifilm X-Photographer Peter Delaney has had ample opportunity to test out this new flagship, also taking it to Etosha in Namibia to shoot wildlife. We chatted to him about the camera at a recent launch event in the Pilansberg National Park. Click on the Soundcloud link below for the full interview.

TechSmart - Interview: X-Photographer Pierre vd Walt on the X-T2

TechSmart - Interview: X-Photographer Pierre vd Walt on the X-T2

TechSmart caught up with Fujifilm X-Photographer, Pierre van der Walt at a recent launch event for the flagship X-T2. Van der Walt has been fortunate enough to have shot with the camera for the past few months and talks about the improvements found on Fuji's latest

X-Community - Timothy Griesel - Shooting Stock

Timothy Griesel recently put the FujiFilm XF 60mm f/2.4 Macro to the test shooting stock images for a commercial gallery.

The gallery was looking for simple, un-complex images that highlight shape and form within the composition.

Tim turned to the XF 60mm Macro in order to highlight smaller details in larger subject matter.

When asked about the lens, he had this to say: "I found the lens quite responsive and easy to use, focus was quick and pin sharp. Once I attached the MCEX-16 Macro Extension Tubes things only got better. The extension tubes allowed me to get right into the shapes and forms I was hoping I would be able to capture." 

What do you think?

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Timothy Griesel - Star Trails with an X-E1

Timothy Griesel - Star Trails with an X-E1

I recently took the FujiFilm X-E1 with the XF18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS out with me to capture some unique Star Trail images on one of the Photographic Workshops, The Photo Academy, has to offer and was pleasantly surprised with the ease with which I was able to capture some truly memorable Star Trails images. 

Peter Delaney - Fujinon XF50-140mm f/2.8 Review

"This short Fuji XF 50-140mm review are my observations and feelings of using the lens in the field. And I will answer the important questions that working photographers want answered aboutFuji XF50-140mm" - Peter Delaney

Without further ado...

  • Weight (40% less than my old 70-200) and gives a solid feel in the hand.
  • Aperture ring made of metal and wide rubber grip good torque and click movement.
  • The lens is weather sealed. I tested it by the sea, in the rain, and hailstones and I can confidently report it does as it says.

Down to the nitty gritty, is the lens sharp?

Yes Yes and Yes… I found the optics as one would expect from one of the worlds prime optic manufactures to be sharp from F2.8 to F22 with no visible vignettingor distortion. I am so impressed by the XF 50-140mm sharpness and contrast, truly impressive.

I tried out Fuji XF50-140mm lens with my Fuji XT-1 on Surfers at a stormy Victoria Bay on South Africa’s Garden Route.

Now I predominately photograph African Wildlife but from time to time I love to photograph surfers in action.

On this particular day I wanted to test the Fuji XT-1 Continuous tracking Focus with Fuji XF50-140mm lens.

Now there has been lots of comments about FujiFilms Auto Focusing and Tracking system. Personally I have no issue with it. I found it responsive and never felt I would never miss any action. Using a fast SD card is a must as this will limit the buffer time.

I love shooting this lens wide open @ F2.8 the images were tack sharp good contrast and nice bokeh.

As with any camera gear it is important to have good technique and be aware of pros and cons of your equipment. This way you will get the best photographs possible.

I really enjoyed using this lens and with FujiFilm updating the Auto Focusing in June it is an exciting time to be a Fuji owner.

I am looking forward to the "Big Zoom” coming soon. I am sure it will be as good as the Fuji XF50-140mm.

Peter Delaney
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