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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The Cream of the Mirrorless crop - Leica T, Fuji X-T1, Sony A7 II, Olympus OM-D E-M5 II.

The Cream of the Mirrorless crop - Leica T, Fuji X-T1, Sony A7 II, Olympus OM-D E-M5 II.
'Currently sitting on my shelf are four cameras which are the latest mirrorless interchangeable lens models from four leading camera manufacturers. For me they demonstrate just how far these alternatives to DSLR's have come from that original Panasonic G1. When I first bought and used that camera, I could hardly have imagined that cameras such as these would be my go-to picture taking taking devices for the majority of my work.'
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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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Metabones Speed Booster ULTRA for Fuji X cameras -X-T1 + NIKON 20mm f/1.8G and 100mm Series E f/2.8 lenses

Metabones Speed Booster ULTRA for Fuji X cameras -X-T1 + NIKON 20mm f/1.8G and 100mm Series E f/2.8 lenses
'Now I don't know what caused it, the adapter, the lenses or my increasing the saturation on the classic chrome jpgs. I shot, but I really like this set of images. Grey dull light, but keeping the aperture wide has produced a very other worldly set of images. So an interesting and creative start to my work with the Metabones Speed Booster ULTRA. Camera was the X-T1 and because of the 'fast' lenses and adapter, everything was at ISO 200. '
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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 - 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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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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The Film SLR lookalikes - Fuji X-T1 + 18-135mm zoom. Sony A7s Nikon 28-200mm zoom, Olympus OM-D E-M10 Nikon 100mm f/2.8 - three days of shooting

The Film SLR lookalikes - Fuji X-T1 + 18-135mm zoom. Sony A7s Nikon 28-200mm zoom, Olympus OM-D E-M10 Nikon 100mm f/2.8 - three days of shooting
'Mirrorlesson fashions have dictated that 'lookaleicas' are on the way out and film SLS type designs are very much the order of the day. The Fuji X-T1, Olympus OM-D E-M10 and Sony A7s are examples of this. I've just had three days shooting with each and here's some pictures plus some comments on my experiences with each.'
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Mirrorless Interchangeable - Where does it go in 2015? Part 2 - Fuji X

Mirrorless Interchangeable - Where does it go in 2015? Part 2 - Fuji X
'This does of cause lead to speculation on one of the 'mystery' cameras of recent times and the questions "When / Will / In what form will an X-Pro 2 appear? And in fact, will there ever be an X-Pro 2? And if there is, will it sell?".
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