The Ultimate Fujifilm X Series Guide For 2017

If you’re looking for the be-all end-all guide to Fujifilm’s System, look no further

Well, the time has come for us to start doing our end of the year posts and one way we is with these ‘ultimate guide’ posts. On the docket for today is Fujifilm, which in many ways had a break out year with the introduction of the X-T20 and X-E3 (the lower cost alternatives to their professional focuses X-T2 and X-Pro2).

We have posted a lot of great Fujifilm guides over the last year regarding everything from cameras to lenses, accessories and everything in-between. If you’re looking for an easy place to get some information on Fujifilm’s X-Series then you are in the right place. Continue reading…

Initial Impressions: Fujifilm GF 110mm F2 R WR (Fujifilm GF)

For portrait photographers, the Fujifilm GF 110mm F2 R WR will be very tempting

Portrait photographers who are looking to get the most out of their new Fujifilm GFX 50s were no doubt thrilled when the GF 110mm F2 R WR was announced. This lens is equivalent to 87mm on a standard 35mm full frame DSLR, so as you can imagine, it is an ideal prime choice for portrait shooters who love that ~85mm field of view.

As well, thanks to the lens being a WR lens, you can be sure you are safe taking the lens out into the elements. That is a huge selling point for natural light and outdoor portrait shooters who need to rely on their lenses to hold up when the weather man gets it wrong and you end up getting soaked unexpectedly.

We recently had our first opportunity to have a look at the GF 110mm F2 R WR so we are here today with our initial impressions of the lens ahead of our full review. Continue reading…

First Impressions: Fujifilm GF 23mm F4 R WR

The Fujifilm GF 24mm F4 lens wide angle lens has us very curious

Fujifilm’s GFX is the world’s most affordable medium format digital system, and as such, demand for this camera and any compatible lenses has been high. Fujifilm has been working hard to build up an impressive ecosystem of lenses to allow photographers who buy a GFX the ability to unlock its full potential and make the art they envision.

One of the recent additions to this series of GF lenses is the GF 23mm F4 R LM WR, a fairly fast, wide angle lens for the GFX system that is really aimed at landscape and architectural photography professionals and enthusiasts who need an impressive wide-angle field of view. Continue reading…

The Best Budget Lenses For Fujifilm Photographers

Fujifilm has been building up a solid following over the years since introducing their X-Series to the world. In the last couple years its popularity has grown at a break neck pace as their latest generation X-T2 and X-Pro2 have been alluring photographers into finally ditching their heavy DSLR systems. But just as DSLR owners want to know the best budget options for their systems, new Fujifilm owners are probably wondering what the best budget lenses for fujifilm photographers are as well.

We have a giant master list of what we feel the best budget lenses are for every system, and you can find that here, but in this post we wanted to highlight our picks for the best budget lenses for the Fujifilm X-Series system. And if you want to explore pretty much every lens for Fujifilm, then you can check out our Guide to Fujifilm X Mount Lenses.

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First Impressions: Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR

Fujifilm photographers, there is a new lens on the block, just released this past week, it’s Fujifilm’s new Fujinon 23mm F/2 R WR–the second release in their new compact weather-sealed prime lens series following the 35mm F/2 R WR. Designed to provide the ultimate image quality, while remaining small, compact, weather resistant, and most importantly for X-Pro2 shooters, out of the way of the optical viewfinder on the X-Pro2.

We just got our hands on this beautiful new lens, and while more time will be needed to draw full conclusions in our final review, today we have some initial impressions for those of you who have been thinking about picking this bad boy up.  Continue reading…

The New Fujifilm 23mm F2 R WR Lens Will Cost $449

We have known it was coming for a while now, and after a series of leaks, and rumors today Fujifilm made the 23mm F2 R WR official. Joining the 35mm F2 WR in Fujifilm’s line of small weather resistant fast prime lenses, the 23mm will focus quickly and pair perfectly with Fujifilm’s latest camera offerings like the X-Pro 2 and X-T2.

The XF 23mm F2 WR will have that same quality build and finish we have come to love about the 35mm F2 WR, with its all metal construction and quality aperture & focusing rings. This will be a great alternative to the 23mm F/1.4 for those who need a smaller, more compact, faster focusing option with that traditional 35mm (full frame equivalent) field of view. More specs are after the jump.

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Review: Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f2.8 (Fujifilm X Mount)

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Fujifilm’s X-system has been lacking a serious mid-to-long range telephoto zoom. The last and only zoom like this that we reviewed was the XF 55-200mm f3.5-4.8, which, given its construction, zoomed externally. It also had a variable aperture, and while it was slightly faster than most comparable zooms, it was still a variable aperture. Now, we have the XF50-140mm f2.8, a dense metal barrel with internal zooming, a big lens hood, and a tripod collar that makes the whole thing look like a spaceship.

With that said, it’s very nice.

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