The Best Lenses for the Fujifilm X Pro 2 and the Fujifilm X-T2

Photographers who use the Fujifilm X series system professionally (or are interested in doing so) will be amazed to know there are a number of fantastic lenses available to use for the system. Of course, despite the fact that the company’s system hasn’t been around for as long a period of time as some others, they’ve been able to do quite a bit in a short amount of time. The Fujifilm X series system has a lens for nearly every single type of photographer–and the system is just going to continue to grow.

We peered into our Reviews index to find some of the best gems.

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Don’t Set Out to Monetize Your Art or Chase After Fame

This is an exclusive guest blog post from Temoor Iqbal. All images by Temoor Iqbal.

What’s wrong with street photography today? It’s a question of attitude.

The state of contemporary street photography is a common theme in the online photography community, with definitions, styles, and gear exciting great passions. Within this framework, critical evaluation and artistry take second place, as the majority of those discussing street photography are themselves aspiring practitioners, looking to take their own photography to the next level. There’s nothing wrong with this – learning from others is essential in any form of creative expression. That said, the dearth of artistic interest has changed the nature of success in the field – what we now consider to be a good or successful photographer is very different to any point in the past.

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Black and White Bangkok: The Street Photography of Jordan Stead

Jordan Stead

All images by Jordan Stead. Used with permission.

Photography has the power to transform the perspective of both viewer and photographer. The images that stick can transport you a world away and truly convey the soul of their subjects. The Black and White Street photographs by Jordan Stead inspire wanderlust while capturing the true soul of the places he’s traveled.

Seattle-based photographer Jordan Stead considers himself to be a visual storyteller, and has over a decade of experience creating images for both editorial and commercial clients. Jordan has a natural love for life that comes across in his personal work as well as in his writing.

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Sebastian Siadecki: In the Mind of the Street Photographer

All images by Sebastian Siadecki. Used with permission.

“Every street photographer has the occasional bad encounter,” says Photographer Sebastian Siadecki. “Though I will say, it’s far more common to have an overtly positive reaction – like someone smiling, chatting me up or even thanking me – than a bad one.” He is a street photographer who works in the ER for a living but then picks up a camera for an almost therapeutic experience. He’s a person who thinks some photos can rely a bit too much on the processing vs the content and so he tries to be a purist so to speak. Sebastian shoots a lot of film though recently he’s also picked up digital.

In this interview, we pick his brain on street photography and his creative process.

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5 Cool New Features Found in the New Fujifilm X100F

The new Fujifilm X100F is here and brings with it a number of big upgrades from its predecessor. The Fujifilm X100 series of cameras have always been targeted at street and documentary photographers. They’re fantastic cameras that are both pretty and low profile in design. If you were to equate it to anything in the film world, it would be the Hexar AF. Since it’s inception, the camera has received a number of upgrades in image quality, autofocus, to the viewfinder, and in minor ways to the design.

Let’s take a look at some of the new things that make this camera so exciting.

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