Metabones Speed Booster ULTRA for Fuji X cameras

Metabones Speed Booster ULTRA for Fuji X cameras
'I've just got myself the new improved (allegedly!) Metabones speed booster ULTRA for my Fuji X cameras and Nikon lenses. This is the adapter that makes 'FF' lenses approximate the same focal length on APS-C sensors and provides a 1 stop light gathering boost as well. '
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Fuji XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Fujinon zoom lens Review - With this and X-T1, is Fuji finally 'PRO'?

Fuji XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Fujinon zoom lens Review - With this and X-T1, is Fuji finally 'PRO'?
'Well I don't think anyone would deny that the X-T1 / Fuji XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Fujinon zoom lens combination certainly looks professional enough, but is it a serious alternative, with the 50-140mm f/2.8 of course, to a DSLR? And are there enough features and lack of operating anomalies to make those who make their living from photography switch to Fuji?'
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Fuji XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Fujinon zoom lens Review - Tripod mounted landscape and video lens

Fuji XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Fujinon zoom lens Review - Tripod mounted landscape and video lens
'Yesterday I took the Fuji XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Fujinon zoom lens out with my Bayer CMOS sensor Fuji X camera, the X-A1. I shot some tripod mounted landscape shots and some video clips./
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Fuji XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Fujinon zoom lens Review - Used with X-Pro 1

Fuji XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Fujinon zoom lens Review - Used with X-Pro 1
'I went out shooting some generic country estate images today and used the Fuji XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Fujinon zoom lens on my X-Pro 1. It performed really well on a camera that when it was introduced, may not have expected to have this kind of lens fitted to it. The 16-55mm is such good quality that it does work very well as a general outdoor landscape / location lens.'
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Fuji XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Fujinon zoom lens Review - Raw files and jpgs. for download

Fuji XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Fujinon zoom lens Review - Raw files and jpgs. for download
'So that you can see what the Fuji XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Fujinon zoom lens is capable of for yourselves, I've shot some raw files and jpgs. at IS0 200, f/2.8 and f/5.6 on my X-T1 and made them available for download HERE (or click the image above).'
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Fuji XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Fujinon zoom lens Review - f/2.8 and low light

Fuji XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Fujinon zoom lens Review - f/2.8 and low light
'But where this lens shines is as an all-round high quality versatile work lens that will handle a huge variety of jobs and do them with aplomb. I love it, and to be honest I suspect that most Fuji fans will feel much the same. And ultimately, if you want it and you can afford it, who am I to discourage you?'
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Fuji XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Fujinon zoom lens Review - Pro or just pro spec?

Fuji XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Fujinon zoom lens Review - Pro or just pro spec?
'OK. So lets (finally!) get to that really REALLY good news. In terms of image quality this lens is nothing short of sensational. After only one afternoon with it I have no hesitation in saying that this is the best Fuji X lens I've ever used. It's almost as sharp as the 23mm f/1.4, for me Fuji's crispest lens and that sharpness is right across the frame from corner to corner. When you factor in the focal lengths involved here, that's what makes me give this lens such an enthusiastic endorsement. .
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Sigma DP2 Quattro - Three lens outfit

Sigma DP2 Quattro - Three lens outfit
'Regular readers will be aware that I do like an 'odd' camera / lens combination. Realising that with the addition of a 58mm > 49mm reversing ring I could attach my Fuji wide and tele converters to my Sigma DP2 Quattro, I gave it a try.'
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Upcoming Fuji Lenses - "Old School' and very tempting

Upcoming Fuji Lenses - "Old School' and very tempting
'Fuji continues to come up with interesting and 'legacy' type lenses to further expand their their ever more extensive range. 35mm 'equivalents' of lots of lenses I've used in the past, particularly 135mm f/2.8 (The 90mm f/2.8) and 180mm f/2.8 (120mm f/2.8) There's a small 'standard' lens, the 35mm f/2, a teleconverter, a huge  100-400mm (one for the birders and private detectives!!) and a 16mm f/1.4. All very tempting and liable to make it even more difficult for me to put a halt to my on / off relationship with my Fuji gear.'
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Leica T (Typ 701) and Fuji X100s comparisons

Leica T (Typ 701) and Fuji X100s comparisons
'Since getting my Leica Summicron-T 23mm F2 ASPH Lens I now have the opportunity to see how this measures up against my Fuji X100s which also has a 23mm f/2 lens. I thought I would look at three things. How f/2 compares on each lens, what the jpgs. that are produced look like at ISO 200 and 3200 and how easy it is to manually focus the lenses.'
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Fuji X - flawed but irresistably addictive

Fuji X - flawed but irresistably addictive
'I think it's very simple. The Fuji X system looks like cameras and lenses are 'supposed to.' It's often described as 'retro' or 'old-school' and that's as good as description as any, but somehow Fuji seem to have connected with an across the generations group of photographers who don't see modern camera and lens design as particularly inviting.'
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FUJI X - X-Trans or Bayer CMOS Sensor? The Adobe Camera raw issue.

FUJI X - X-Trans or Bayer CMOS Sensor? The Adobe Camera raw issue.
'First off, let me make clear that this article relates to how the Fuji X-Trans sensor compares to the Bayer CMOS sensor in the Fuji X-A1, with regard to raw files processed in Photoshop CS6 / ACR and the OOC jpgs. Raw files processed in other software, such as Photo Ninja and Iridient Developer is a whole other story. In fact the raw files processed from either camera in either of these 'alternative' software apps are very similar (and incidentally very sharp and detailed) and for me, this is still the best way to see what a Fuji X camera + XF lenses is capable of. However, Lightroom and Photoshop are the most commonly used raw development software applications and this is where all the issues have occurred. I'll also been very critical of how Fuji process their out of camera jpgs. and I thought I'd deal with this also.'
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FUJI X-A1 XF 35mm f/1.4 Lens - HDR Panoramas

FUJI X-A1 XF 35mm f/1.4 Lens - HDR Panoramas
'Yesterday I went out with my Fuji X-A1 + XF 35mm f/1.4 Lens specifically to shoot some panoramas in a Cotswold village. I have just bought the Autostitch Pano App for my iPad and was interested to see how it performed. (It cost £1.49!!)'
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