Alejandra Rajal’s Eye for Important Stories Landed Her a Fujifilm Grant

“It’s a very internalized process and usually takes me months before I even start sharing my ideas,” says documentary photographer Alejandra Rajal when talking about her motivations for a particular story. She adds, “I also try to feed the idea, mostly through literature and visual art…” Rajal isn’t one to rush into a project, especially those that are delicate and need telling in a certain way. It’s this level of patience and attention to detail that’s making her a leading name in the field of documentary photography.

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How to Protect Your Camera from Rain, Snow, Sand, Dust, and More

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Trust us, we’ve done the tests. When it comes to weather sealing tests on cameras, there’s arguably no better solution than the stuff that we’ve done to various cameras and lenses. We’ve actually gone out and used the cameras and lenses in the worst weather conditions. Our reviewers do this and a whole lot more. We push the gear to the edge because we know that you’ll want to. With all this said, we decided to talk about how to protect your camera. Here are the things we keep in mind before we go out.

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The Best Value in Medium Format? Fujifilm 35-70mm F4.5-5.6 Review

I always look forward to shooting with the Fujifilm GFX system and barely having to edit. The lack of fast lenses for the system is why I have not switched over yet. The company is still creating a roadmap of lenses to reach its full potential. The Fujifilm 35-70mm f4.6-5.6 kit lens is an excellent addition to the GFX lineup. Its focal length is perfect for portrait, product, travel, and street photography. The best part is it is essentially $499 when you buy it as a kit with the GFX50s II. This kit is the most affordable way for photographers to get into medium format. But how does it perform? Keep reading to find out.

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3 Great Lenses We’ve Used for Boudoir Photography

If there were any subject that could be controversial in photography, it’s boudoir photography. There are tons of stigmas about it, but there don’t have to be. It all starts with good intentions and, honestly, just thinking about the situation. With that said, any camera and lens can do a great job. But some are just better than others.

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The Fujifilm Lenses with the Best Bokeh Every Photographer Will Love

If you love bokeh, then you should know that Fujifilm cameras and lenses tend to add a little extra sparkle to what a photographer shoots. Fujifilm lenses have been considered excellent long before their foray into mirrorless cameras. And if you really want that film look, then you also really want beautiful bokeh. So we’re rounding up the best Fujifilm lenses that give beautiful bokeh.

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How to Shoot Better Portraits with Your Fujifilm Camera

There are tons of great camera systems out there. In fact, it’s impossible to shoot with a bad one. But the Fujifilm camera system is truly unique for portraiture. It can be a slower process, but slowing down isn’t always a bad thing. Instead, it can be all about the colors and focusing on getting the best photos. So. we’re sharing a few tips on doing all this and more. Find out how to shoot better portraits with your Fujifilm camera right after the jump.

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Will New Canon APS-C Cameras Fix a Big Problem?

Canon has always had a big problem with their Canon APS-C cameras. (Maybe I should instead say that it’s a small problem, right?) If you’ve been shooting for years, then you probably know exactly what I’m talking about. Canon APS-C Cameras have had a single, nearly lifelong problem since Canon EOS started. And now that it seems like even the Canon EOS-M system is dead, the company has a chance to start anew. But will they mess this one up?

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These Fujifilm Lenses Create Beautiful and Unique Image Quality

Fujifilm has a large number of lenses. For the most part, I think photographers buy their prime lenses more than their zooms. But overall, Fujifilm lenses are some of the most beautiful on the market. They deliver stunning image quality thanks in part to the sensors used in the cameras. But if you’re looking for something very unique, we’re rounding up three incredibly Fujifilm lenses in this post. We’ve tested them all too!

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The Exciting Return of Fujifilm PRO 400H as Rebranded Kodak Portra 400

It seems that so many photographers have wanted it, and Fujifilm listened! Today, Fujifilm is announcing the return of Fujifilm PRO 400H. Back in January 2021, Fujifilm discontinued the film. This broke the hearts of tons of photographers. Folks immediately bought up all the supplies and hoarded what they could. Fujifilm cited that they had supply issues during the pandemic. Now, Fujifilm seems to be taking a page out of Kodak’s book. The word on the street is that the new Fujifilm PRO 400H film is rebranded Kodak Portra 400.

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Last Chance to Get the Fujifilm GFX 50R at This Price!

Last call! Yes, if there is something to be excited for, it’s that the Fujifilm GFX 50R rebate is back. And it’s going for a super affordable price for what the camera is. What’s more, there are cash-back offerings on GF lenses. Is this finally the time that you get into the Fujifilm GFX system? We know lots of you have been considering it. I mean, how do you beat the look of Fujifilm film simulations at a larger-than-full-frame size? It’s really difficult to square off against. But either way, you’ll want to check out these days.

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A Beautiful Workhorse. Fujifilm 23mm F1.4 R WR LM Review

I’m going to preface this review with something upfront: I will keep my original Fujifilm 23mm f1.4 and this newer one. The newer one is a fantastic workhorse of a lens, but the original has the character I’ve come to know and love from Fujifilm. With that said, the Fujifilm 23mm f1.4 R WR LM is most likely the best lens I’ve ever used from Fujifilm. It checks all the boxes. And if you liked the previous 23mm, you’ll probably understand why I want to keep it.

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Can the New Thingify Pinhole Pro Max Modernize the Pinhole?

Pinhole photography is as old as photography itself. But the latest invention coming from Ontario-based incubator Thingify aims to bring modern features to a classic lens. The Thingify Pinhole Pro Max is the first pinhole lens that combines both a variable aperture and a variable zoom into a single optic. The Pinhole Pro Max began funding on Kickstarter today, March 29th, continuing the launch trend of the Pinhole Pro and Pinhole Pro X, which raised nearly $800,000 combined on Kickstarter. The new pinhole lens has already tripled its funding goal in the first few hours of the campaign.

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3 Cameras with Great Colors Every Photographer Will Love

There aren’t a lot of things that post-production can’t do for photographers these days. But why should you need to do it to the colors? In the pandemic, we felt that we wanted to stop staring at screens and have fun shooting no matter what. So we’re rounding up some of the best cameras with great colors. Best of all, we’ve tested all of these ourselves. We think you’ll enjoy them.

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How Good Is the New Fujifilm 23mm F1.4 R WR LM?

I’ve been eyeing the new Fujifilm 23mm f1.4 R WR LM for a while now. My heart was broken when it was delayed, but it’s finally in my hands. The new lens addresses a bunch of concerns after nearly a decade since the original was introduced. At the top of the list is the significantly faster autofocus performance. This lens has a new linear motor that makes it speedy even on the old X Pro 1. Meanwhile, the character comes through on the new X Pro 3 while showing off how sharp this lens really is. And finally, it boasts weather sealing. At the time of writing this piece, I’ve spent 24 hours with the new lens. Believe it or not, I’m still going to keep the original.

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Get a New Lens With Your Fujifilm GFX Series Camera!

You might as well grab a lens with the GFX 50R. Yes, if there is something to be excited for, it’s that the Fujifilm GFX 50R rebate is back. And it’s going for a super affordable price for what the camera is. What’s more, there are cash-back offerings on GF lenses. Is this finally the time that you get into the Fujifilm GFX system? We know lots of you have been considering it. I mean, how do you beat the look of Fujifilm film simulations at a larger-than-full-frame size? It’s really difficult to square off against. But either way, you’ll want to check out these days.

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4 Cameras I’m Lusting After Right Now! Goodbye Fujifilm?

As a long-time Fujifilm shooter, I’m guilty of waxing lyrical about the brand and the cameras it makes. Although unfounded, we at The Phoblographer are often accused of having Fujifilm bias. (Maybe it’s because Chris, Hilary, Brittany, and myself use Fujifilm cameras.) But that doesn’t mean we don’t lust after other manufacturers too. Chris is in an open relationship with Fujifilm and Leica. Hilary enjoys Nikon, while Brittany will use Canon and Leica too. As for me, well, you’re about to find out.

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The Best Fujifilm Cameras for Photojournalism

The Fujifilm camera system is probably the one you think of when you think about photojournalism. I mean, they’re so incredibly, deeply rooted into it. We can’t help but stare in awe at those Classic Chrome photos that look just like the photos we saw in magazines growing up. But which one do you choose? We’re here to help! We’ve reviewed pretty much every Fujifilm camera available on the market right now. After looking at our Reviews Index, these are the ones we chose as the best Fujifilm cameras for photojournalism.

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Should You Get the New Sigma Fujifilm X Mount Lenses?

I’ve been holding off on publishing this article. carefully wording it. Sigma, a little while ago, announced their new Contemporary lenses for the Fujifilm X series of cameras. Is it an exciting thing? Yes, because the Fujifilm X-series desperately needed the support in some way. Is it worth getting these lenses? Not really, and we’d know because we’ve reviewed each of these lenses.

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This Discounted Fujifilm Camera Is Great for Documentary Portraits

When we reviewed the Fujifilm GFX 50R, we used it to shoot documentary style portraits. And it was a lot of fun! If there’s something to be excited for, it’s that the Fujifilm GFX 50R rebate is back. And it’s going for a super affordable price for what the camera is. What’s more, there are cash-back offerings on GF lenses. Is this finally the time that you get into the Fujifilm GFX system? We know lots of you have been considering it. I mean, how do you beat the look of Fujifilm film simulations at a larger-than-full-frame size? It’s really difficult to compete with. But either way, you’ll want to check out these deals.

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