Fujifilm XF 90mm Preview

Fuji X-T1, XF 90mm f/2, 1/180, iso 3200

I've been playing with the new Fujifilm XF 90mm lens for a few days, and while I plan to write a complete review very soon, this lens has blown me away so much, I wanted to share one photo first. I casually took this photo of a friend of mine, and, man, this lens is sharp. I'll be putting it through it's paces over the coming days, shooting a couple of corporate events, some portrait sessions and even a wedding over the weekend, and I'll have my complete take on it next week.

Capturing the "Snowpocalypse" with the Fuji X100

Monday's blizzard was supposed to be an historic event, according to New York City's Mayor De Blasio. While the snowfall didn't set any records, there was quite a bit of wintry weather through the evening. With a travel ban issued across the city, the streets were mostly free of cars, so I set out with my Fuji X100 (in a ziplock bag) to explore the neighborhood.

Into the Void
Williamsburg Pier
Fuji X100, f/2, 1/80, ISO 3200

Bedford Avenue in the Storm
Fuji X100, f/2, 1/50, ISO 1600

The Lone Food Truck
Fuji X100, f/2, 1/105, ISO 3200

La Esquina
Fuji X100, F/2, 1/170, ISO 1600

With a travel ban in effect, all taxis had to be off the roads.
Fuji X100, f/2, 1/30, ISO 1600

Blow, winds...
Fuji X100, f/2, 1/50, ISO 3200

S. 6th Street at 4am
Fuji X100, f/2, 1/40, 1600

Fuji XPro-1 Preview

Fuji X-Pro1 and the XF 35mm 1.4 lens, ISO 1600, 1/120, f/1.4

Even though I've been a Canon shooter for more than a decade, over the past couple of years I've become increasingly interested in what Fuji is offering serious photographers. I've had the quirky X100 since 2011, and it's been my favorite camera I've ever owned. The compact retro design of the X-series cameras with the incredible low-light capabilities of the sensors and a growing batch of quality lenses, make these cameras a compelling alternative to the Canon/Nikon dominance of the photography world.

I've been eager to try other cameras in the X-Series, and with an assignment coming up at the end of this week, I decided to rent the Fuji XPro-1 with the XF 35mm 1.4 lens. I'll be testing it out over the next several days, and I'll post a more complete review later, but here are a few sample images from my first couple of days with the camera.

Fuji X-Pro1 and the XF 35mm 1.4 lens, ISO 640, 1/300, f/8

Fuji X-Pro1 and the XF 35mm 1.4 lens, ISO 1600, 1/60, f/1.4

Fuji X-Pro1 and the XF 35mm 1.4 lens, ISO 800, 1/280, f/1.4