A short documentary-style film with footage shot during the 2017 Greek Dynamic Triathlon powerlifting championship event (Nov 25-26 2017)
The Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR is by now one of the legendary lenses in the Fuji-X ecosystem. Some time ago I had the pleasure to have it at my disposal for a few weeks (courtesy of Fujifilm Hellas) and shoot with it extensively.
Christina has been my colleague for a couple of years now, performing make-up duties for a number of projects. She’s also a dancer as well as an all-around great kid.
After all that time, she finally managed to persuade herself she should try standing in front of the camera, instead of being somewhere behind, usually shooting embarrassing backstage footage on her smartphone.
After a rather long intermission, here comes the second part of my real-world evaluation of the Zhongyi Lens Turbo II adapter, for Fujifilm cameras. You can find the first part of this review here.
In practical everyday terms, the first thing we should discuss is any concern about manual focusing with Fujifilm cameras and vintage manual lenses. Fact: if you are new to manual focusing you’ll need a degree of adaptation. The good news is that (a) focal reducers introduce zero additional difficulties and (b) current Fujifilm cameras are awesome for manual focus lens use.
It is now more than two and a half years ago that I published a review of the Camdiox/Roxen focal reducer for Fujifilm cameras. I never suspected that this particular blog post (and a couple of follow-ups) would become so massively popular. During the years it gathered views in the hundreds of thousands and, even today, attracts lots of visits almost daily.
This is a solid proof that Fujifilm users (and mirrorless shooters in general) are particularly interested in such devices. What started some years ago by Metabones and their famous Speedboosters, is definitely not a fad but a solid and very useful option.
Here are some samples from a photo-shoot we did some time ago with A.M.
We set it up in a theatrical theme with the masks introducing the element of identity, truth, and interaction. Are the masks we wear our habitual protection from reality? What about the faces we wear every day? And how about, even, the naked skin: does it reveal or conceal the truth in us?
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to get my hands on the Fujifilm XF2X TC WR Teleconverter. Thanks to Fujifilm Hellas I was able to use it extensively for quite some time, and here follows my hands-on review.
Last year I had tested the 1.4X teleconverter, and under intriguing conditions too. I shot a motorsport event, using the XF1.4X TC with the 50-140mm f2.8 and the X-Pro2. My results and verdict were that this extra piece of gear gives the 50-140mm lens a serious versatility advantage, without any compromises at all.
Here is a recent shooting made for commercial use by the Greek dealer of a major nutritional supplements company. This was done on location, in a traditional bodybuilding-oriented gym in Athens.
At last, here is where we’ll wrap-up the hands-on report on the X100F. In the few weeks that I had the camera at my disposal, and shooting it daily, I had the opportunity to appreciate its virtues and character. I have written extensively in parts one and two of this review, and I sincerely hope I managed to describe the camera from a real-world perspective.
Testing of the X100F continues, and by now the camera has become my daily companion. And it already feels like an old friend, it’s so simple, intuitive and effective to use that it always feels familiar.
Here is a number of remarks and thoughts from my ongoing daily use