On 23 October 2019 the Fujifilm X-Pro 3 was announced and in good Fujifilm tradition, there are several reasons why this new iteration of the X-Pro series surprises us!
South African X-Photographer, Warren James takes us through why he shoots Jpeg, the limitations of it, while also sharing six tips on using Jpeg at a professional level.
Street photographer Wayne Robinson is currently working his way through the Fujifilm X-Series line-up. The first camera he is checking out is the X-H1. Here are his thoughts so far.
And the Winner is…
I was invited to present a lecture on Street Photography at Hein & Christine Waschefort’s Visual Skills School in Pretoria North. Going past Johannesburg, I arranged with Fujifilm SA to get the long awaited 16-80mm lens for a couple of days to test its Street- and Travel Photography capabilities.
Here we are again, and I can already hear people say "another lens from a camera manufacturer”
Most manufacturers offer you an expensive “fast” lens, the more affordable mid paced high performance “slightly slower” lens, and then your budget option (which is normally a good entry level option in to the world of photography).
I’m usually using the much bigger Fujinon 16mm f/1.4 for my landscapes, so having its smaller and lighter brother, the Fujinon XF 16mm f/2.8to carry around was such a feast.
Since the f/1.4 was so big, on hikes and walks. I tended to opt for one of the smaller lenses that would not offer the same range. Weighing in at 155g, the 16mm f/2.8 is so much easier to carry around, and there was no doubt which lens would accompany us on walks from now on.
Starting with the build quality, the X-T30 is a fantastic camera. It’s small and compact, which should make it an amazing travel camera. That’s not to say it doesn’t work for regular professional work. For the photoshoot I did with Scarlet Ray the X-T30 really impressed with the image quality straight from the body.
Huawei Joburg Day in the Park ticked all the boxes for an unforgettable family day out.
The sun was out, the grass was green, and there was lots of space for Joburg’s youngest – and oldest - movers and shakers to play. PLUS an entire day of live music from some of SA’s biggest multi-generational artists.
I have been a wildlife photographer for ten years and have used Fujifilm X series cameras for the last five. When Fujifilm launched the medium format GFX system, I was intrigued if I could use this system in my wildlife work. I have had to wait a while as I needed a lens with a bit more reach than GF 120mm. When Fujifilm released the GF 250mm, I could not wait to test it out, but I needed a project closer to home.
Fujifilm South Africa is proud to announce Emmanuel Ojo-Aromokundu as the latest X-Photographer to join the team. Better known as Emmy, he originally hails from Nigeria and came to South Africa to study engineering. While working with the media team at his church, he picked up a camera to help film sermons on Sundays. As we know, once the bug bites, it bites hard, and Emmy got himself a compact camera and climbed on the internet to learn the art of photography.