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Fuji x100s

Check out this fine review of The Fuji X100S by Matthew Richards.

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Fuji x100s

I decided to pull the trigger and purchase a fuji x100s a little while back. After about a two month wait, I finally received the camera from Amazon. At first I was having a bit of a hard time getting used to the camera. Being used to DSLR style cameras, it felt strange and odd shaped. However, after about another week of shooting with the x100s, I found myself completely infatuated with the camera. I picked up my dslr after having not touching it since the fuji x100s and it was completely foreign to me, just as the fuji was when I first got it.

I’m finding that the x100s is a great camera for on the go photography. It’s pretty great for street photography because it doesn’t attract the same attention that a bigger slr does. The only time someones even paid attention to it is when…

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Fujifilm X-Mount Lens Roadmap Updated

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The latest information on the FUJIFILM X-Mount Lens Roadmap

July 23, 2013

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) is pleased to publish an updated version of the FUJIFILM X-mount lens roadmap. This is further to the last XF lens roadmap issued in April 2013.
A total of 10 high quality Fujinon XF lenses will be on the market by early 2014 and now an additional 2 Fujinon XC lenses have been added to this list. When you combine this with the 3 Zeiss lenses already announced*, it brings the total number of X Mount lenses available to 15.
New XC Lenses

In response to market feedback and requests from users, Fujifilm is expanding its line-up of lenses to offer a new category of XC lens. These are “compact and casual” lenses and are perfectly suited to our mid-range X-M1 compact system camera. They feature all-glass elements and are lightweight and portable.
In conjunction with its X-M1 compact system camera, Fujifilm announced the launch of the first XC lens, an F3.5-5.6 standard zoom lens that covers a shooting range of 16-50mm (24-76mm**). Today Fujifilm is announcing a second XC lens, an F4.5-6.7 telephoto zoom lens that covers the shooting range of 50mm to 230mm (75-350mm**). This will be available by the end of the year.
Fujifilm will continue to strive for the development of lenses that cover a wide range of focal lengths and offer bright and high resolution reproduction even at the periphery, so that users can enjoy the high resolution features of FUJIFILM X-Series cameras.
* For enquiries or information about the Carl Zeiss X-mount lenses, please click on the following URL: http://lenses.zeiss.com


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Blog A Pic – Little Malvern Court

Little Malvern Court – click on photo for a slideshow from our visit.

My friend Linda and I took the opportunity of enjoying this spell of lovely weather to meet up and take a stroll around Little Malvern Court, in Worcestrshire in the shadow of the Malvern Hills and conveniently just a 10 minute drive from my house. I have been before when the garden is open for the National Gardens Scheme on a Sunday in Spring, but this was a weekday opening including tea and biscuits in the summerhouse and a potted history of the house with a viewing of some of the oldest parts. Continue reading


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A Walk In The Malvern Hills

A Morgan At The Farmers Arms – Click on Image for a wall of Photos from the day.

Yesterday we went for a walk in The Malvern Hills with my cousin Lorraine and our friends Dealmaker and Star Girl.  We went from The Farmers Arms in Castlemorton to the Obelisk on the other side of the hills and back again – just in time for a pint and dinner at the pub. We were armed with our Fuji X-E1 and these are some of the photos which we took along the way. Continue reading