OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 II 12-40mm f/2.8 compared to FUJI X-T1 16-55mm f/2.8 - Part 2 and Conclusion

OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 II 12-40mm f/2.8 compared to FUJI X-T1 16-55mm f/2.8 - Part 2 and Conclusion
'If you've already chosen Fuji or Olympus then you're probably happy with what you've got and neither camera or lens has compelling reasons to make people change systems, as far as I'm concerned. However, some thought as to what might be the common photographic situations that you find yourself in, would be useful if you are considering one or other of these choices, if you are looking for a new system.'
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OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 II 12-40mm f/2.8 compared to FUJI X-T1 16-55mm f/2.8 - Part 1

OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 II 12-40mm f/2.8 compared to FUJI X-T1 16-55mm f/2.8 - Part 1
'Two cameras based on traditional film SLR designs from each companies past. Two 'standard' zoom lenses, both with fixed f/2.8 apertures throughout. The Fujinon 16-55mm is approximately 'equivalent' to a 24-83mm in 35mm terms, the Olympus 12-40mm is approximately 'equivalent' to a 24-80mm in 35mm terms. I've used both combinations over the last few months and what follows is an analysis of what each camera offers, how it handles in real world situations and how then two cameras compare in terms of usability and still and video results.'
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Hybrid Choices - The Fuji X-T1

Hybrid Choices - The Fuji X-T1
'Fuji make nice cameras, even nicer lenses, but as a hybrid camera they are pretty much non-starters. Because of the video. As you can see in the example at the top of the page, the footage created from the X-T1 can't really cope with a lot of complex movement. Nice 'dreamy' feel, but when this level of quality is easily bettered by my smartphones, there's something seriously wrong.....'
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Head to Head - Fuji X-T1 and SONY A7 II

Head to Head - Fuji X-T1 and SONY A7 II
'When Fuji brought out the X-Trans sensor, they were eager to claim image quality on a par with 'full-frame.' They have also on many occasions reiterated their commitment to 16MP. So time to put their money where their mouth is and let their current top of the range X-T1 go head to head with Sony's new A7 Mk II. '
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Fuji 16-55mm f2.8 R LM WR Fujinon Lens - Is this the best Fuji X lens ever?

Fuji 16-55mm f2.8 R LM WR Fujinon Lens - Is this the best Fuji X lens ever?
'I bought the Fuji 16-55mm f2.8 R LM WR Fujinon Lens to try out, use for a while, write some review articles about and sell on. Well, that went well then, since in fact I've ended up keeping it and selling all my other Fuji lenses! Why? Well, it may or not be the best Fuji X lens you can buy, but it's certainly my favourite.'
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Fuji X-T1 16-55mm zoom compared to Sony A7 Mk II 35mm prime

Fuji X-T1 16-55mm zoom compared to Sony A7 Mk II 35mm prime
'I carried out a very interesting test today, that surprised me and I suspect will surprise you too. I've been very impressed by the 16-55mm f/2.8 Fuji zoom and I thought I'd give it a tough comparison test, up against the Sony Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 lens on the full-frame A7 Mk II.'
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Fuji X Roundup - Iridient Developer 3 official release - Classic Chrome - 16-55mm 'starburst' sun.

Fuji X Roundup - Iridient Developer 3 official release - Classic Chrome - 16-55mm 'starburst' sun.
'OK I give in, I like Classic Chrome. I've had it set for all the images I've shot with the Fuji XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Fujinon zoom lens and it's snuck up on me. As I've written several times before, it's not Classic and it's not Chrome, but I have warmed to it's cool colours. (See what I did there!!) '
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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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Whats (not on) the shelf - Fuji 16-55mm f/2.8 arrived.

Whats (not on) the shelf - Fuji 16-55mm f/2.8 arrived.
'The newly arrived 16-55mm f/2.8 is a case in point. It's a 'chunky' lens, but boy does it look good. It's got a real 'pro' design and feel and all those 'road to Damascus' DSLR 'converts' will love it. A real solid lens and I'm looking forward to trying it out later today. '
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