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    Fuji All things being equal - Fuji XF 35mm f1.4 or Zeiss Touit 32mm f1.8

    I did a comparison a while back. Basically: Touit is sharper at wide apertures, Fuji is sharper stopped down, IMO, Fuji has better bokeh and is, of course, faster. If you desire cross frame sharpness at f/1.8, then the Zeiss is probably the best bet, otherwise, I think the Fuji ticks more...
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    Corkscrew Falls

    Finally tracked down this little hidden waterfall. X-T1 with 55-200:
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    The Morning Commute

    X-T1 with 55-200 early this morning.
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    Fuji Featured: 'Bees and Butterflies' by Jman13

    Thanks everyone!
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    Fuji Featured: 'Bees and Butterflies' by Jman13

    Some macro shots with the Zeiss 50 Touit, which I have in for review for the next week.
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    Star Trails and the Milky Way

    I went a ways out of town in the middle of the night last night to try and get some cool shots of this 'big meteor shower'. I woke up at 1:30AM and drove an hour outside the city to get away from the light pollution. Unfortunately, there were hardly any meteors (you can see one in the star...
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    Fuji X-T1 focusing glitch?

    All X series cameras are AF only in any of the advanced filter modes. Why? I couldn't say, but it's a conscious decision rather than a glitch.
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    Long Exposure City

    Here are two from this afternoon. Fun with ND filters. This is with two stacked NDs, a 10 stop and 3 stop, for 13 total stops reduction, allowing for multi-minute exposures in bright afternoon sunlight. Both with the 14mm f/2.8 3 minutes, 30 seconds @ f/22 2 minutes, 5 seconds @ f/16
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    Conkle's Hollow and Rock Bridge

    Got a chance to actually go out and shoot this morning. Got up early and went to some spots I hadn't been before. I got to Conkle's Hollow just after sunrise, though by the time I got to Rock Bridge, the sun was high and the light somewhat harsh. I planned on HDR for all the Rock Bridge...
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    Documentary Style Birthday

    Picture barrage: My daughter's birthday party. With the blah light and the way things were laid out, I liked a B&W documentary style for this one (though a few I may reprocess in color to stand on their own). All with the 23/1.4 and 56/1.2:
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    Fuji X-E2/X-T1 functionality

    I've had really good success with tracking on the X-E2. It had a pretty high (though not perfect) hit rate even when shooting my son rushing towards me pushing a bin, while indoors using the 56/1.2 wide open. He was moving quite steadily at me in both these shots. He was crawling...
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    My X-T1 photos got published!!

    I'm on my third. My first had the AF clutch fail and my second started breaking apart in the middle of the lens body. Third looks to be perfect, though. Been shooting with that one for three weeks now.
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    First Engagement session with X-T1

    These are fantastic. Outstanding work. I saw the first two and thought...wow, those are definitely the keepers. Then they just kept Coming....all great.
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    Fuji Have you received your X-T1 and what do you think?

    That sucks! I tested the X-T1 for a week about a month ago and loved it. Need to sell some things and pick one up. Getting itchy for that viewfinder again.
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    Fuji Why did Fuji decide not to equip us with IS in 56mm f/1.2 lens?

    Yes, but 'standard lens' in photography is understood to be synonymous with 'normal lens', or a lens with a focal length similar to the diagonal of the sensor. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normal_lens
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    Fuji Why did Fuji decide not to equip us with IS in 56mm f/1.2 lens?

    It's not a standard lens. It's a short telephoto. 35mm is a standard lens on APS-C.
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    Fuji Why did Fuji decide not to equip us with IS in 56mm f/1.2 lens?

    Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f/1.2 has IS. Fastest Is lens in the world I believe.
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    Fuji Fujifilm xf 56mm f/1.2 r lens

    Well isn't this just peachy. I've had the 56mm for two weeks now, and in those two weeks, I've had two separate lenses have problems. My first 56mm had a faulty focus motor, where the AF clutch couldn't engage. As a result, when the lens was pointed up or down, the focusing group would slide...
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    Fuji Showcase Fuji 56mm f/1.2 R

    @f/1.2:
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    Fuji Showcase Fuji 56mm f/1.2 R

    Here are some:
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    Fuji My full 56mm f/1.2 Review on Admiring Light

    My full review of the excellent 56mm f/1.2 is now up: http://admiringlight.com/blog/review-fujifilm-fujinon-xf-56mm-f1-2-r/ When I received it, it was the finest f/1.2 lens I'd ever used. However, I'm reviewing another right now that my take the title, though not for Fuji cameras. Overall...
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    Fuji ND filter

    Watch out on the Vari-NDs, especially the cheaper ones. I have a super cheap Neewer Vari-nD that looks surprisingly good on the 23/1.4...no visible image degradation, even at 6 stops of filtering. Put it on my 56 in bright sun and it's awful. Massive loss of sharpness and it creates horrible...
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    Fuji Fujifilm xf 56mm f/1.2 r lens

    I am totally in love with this lens. I went to the North Market here in Columbus today, as I thought it would be a good place to run the 56/1.2 through its paces. I thought I'd just be taking pics of everyday things, but asked a few of the workers if they minded me taking pics and none...
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    Fuji Fujifilm xf 56mm f/1.2 r lens

    Ok...after a little more shooting, including some shots with flash to eliminate any shake, this lens is utterly phenomenal. Very sharp wide open and a nice rendering. Extremely sharp stopped down. Whatever was making a little bit of noise in my lens has worked its way out and focus noise is...
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    Fuji Fujifilm xf 56mm f/1.2 r lens

    Seems whatever was making the focusing extra loud has worked its way out...the lens focuses extremely quietly now. Hope it stays that way. At least I know it isn't supposed to sound like that. I took a recording with my phone very nearby as it was focusing quietly so I had audio evidence to...
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    Fuji Fujifilm xf 56mm f/1.2 r lens

    One odd thing with my lens, is that is squeaks when it focuses. I'm not sure if my focus motor is a faulty one and it will die soon, or whether a certain part just didn't get lubricated properly or something. It changes in loudness and obviousness too. When I first opened the lens, it was...
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    Fuji Fuji Signature Service

    I think the Silver X-E1/2 would look really nice with brown leather. Other than that, meh.
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    Fuji Fujifilm xf 56mm f/1.2 r lens

    I shot a bunch of test shots outside (nothing exciting from a photographic standpoint, but I just wanted to get out and see how it performed). Let me tell you, this lens is quite, quite good. Bokeh isn't perfect, but I like it. It is generally smooth in most circumstances...can get a little...
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    Fuji Fujifilm xf 56mm f/1.2 r lens

    So...I have it in hand... It is a chunky lens. A little larger than the 23/1.4, but not hugely so. It's lighter than it looks, though. The focus ring feels beautifully damped and smooth. The aperture ring is OK. It's not loose like the 14mm ring, but it's not as tight as the 23mm, 35 and...
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    Fuji Fujifilm xf 56mm f/1.2 r lens

    It looks like Adorama has some in stock right now. At least, there's no out of stock or preorder notice in the page right now.
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    Fuji Fujifilm xf 56mm f/1.2 r lens

    That sucks...are you still showing back ordered? If so, what happened?
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    Fuji Fujifilm xf 56mm f/1.2 r lens

    Just got shipping notification. Looks like it didn't make it out until this morning, so I'll get it tomorrow. Oh well. I've waited this long. :)
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    Fuji Fujifilm xf 56mm f/1.2 r lens

    And now it's back to in stock sent to warehouse. I guess I'll find out if a lens shows up tomorrow.
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    Fuji Fujifilm xf 56mm f/1.2 r lens

    Well, I was sort of joking originally, but I do think you ended up taking mine. Mine recently switched back from sent to warehouse to backordered.
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    Fuji Fujifilm xf 56mm f/1.2 r lens

    No tracking info yet. Hope you didn't steal mine. ! ;)
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    Fuji Fujifilm xf 56mm f/1.2 r lens

    I didn't receive notification yet, but if you go to your order status online, my guess is it says "in stock, sent to warehouse" as ours do. That means shipping today.
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    Fuji Fujifilm xf 56mm f/1.2 r lens

    Mine just got sent to the warehouse for shipping from B&H...I should have it tomorrow! Very excited.
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    Fuji My full review of the X-T1is up on Admiring Light

    My full review of the X-T1 is up on Admiring Light Spent a week with it....and was very pleased with the camera: http://admiringlight.com/blog/review-fujifilm-x-t1/
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    Me and my Fuji X (self-portraits)

    Not quite the gist of the thread, but here's "my daughter with an X"
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    Fuji Are fuji lenses overpriced?

    I actually think they are an incredible value. The optical quality is on par (or even exceeds in some cases) the pro grade lenses from Canon and Nikon that generally cost about 50% more.
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    Fuji On my Blog: My Review of the Fuji X-System

    That helps quite a lot, actually...thanks!
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    Fuji On my Blog: My Review of the Fuji X-System

    I second the request for any tips on your post processing workflow. The images are excellent, but you are doing wonders with the tonal range in these images: punchy, contrasty, but with gorgeous soft smooth transitions. That's very hard to achieve.
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    Fuji X-T1 Delivery dates

    From date ordered. They send out updates at 30/45/60 days, etc.
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    Fuji X-T1 Delivery dates

    That's the 45 day reminder. They could still get them in even today...doesn't mean anything other than they still haven't received the shipment. With X-T1s arriving, I'm hopeful the 56s won't be far behind. I am hoping to get it in the next two weeks at least.
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    Fuji X-T1 Delivery dates

    I'm just waiting on my 56/1.2 preorder, which I did at like 5AM at B&H the day of announcement. B&H shows early March for current orders (not sure if that's for ALL orders). The more I see from this lens, the more I am itchy waiting for it, and it's like it can't come soon enough. After this...
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    Fuji Zeiss Touit Normal lens

    I've finished my full review: http://admiringlight.com/blog/review-zeiss-touit-32mm-f1-8-planar-t-fuji-x-mount/
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    Fuji Zeiss Touit Normal lens

    Your findings mirror mine: http://admiringlight.com/blog/zeiss-touit-32mm-f1-8-planar-vs-fujifilm-fujinon-xf-35mm-f1-4/
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    Fuji Zeiss Touit Normal lens

    The Touit 32mm actually has significantly higher CA than the Fuji 35mm.
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    Fuji Fujifilm xf 56mm f/1.2 r lens

    Any 100% crops at f/1.2?
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    Fuji 23mm lens -- it's a dog, or i have a lemon

    You have a lemon, then. My 23 is notably sharper than my 35 at f/1.4.
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