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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue Of You

Hue of You

This week’s  photo challenge is the Hue Of You and you can see the challenge here. Here at PhotoBeast there are two of us who are keen photographers and as soon as I mentioned this challenge, Peanut’s reaction was instant, ” That’s easy it will have to be my eye make up.”

As soon as P said this I knew she was right, it is rare for her to ever leave the house without her eye make up on and quite simply, I cannot think of an entry that fits the topic better. These really are the hues of Lady Peanut.

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Fuji X-E2 Press Release

Fuji X-E2

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) is proud to announce the launch of the stylish FUJIFILM X-E2, a premium interchangeable lens camera with the latest APS-C X-Trans™* CMOS II sensor and world’s fastest AF** speed.

Main features of the FUJIFILM X-E2

Building on the global success of the highly acclaimed FUJIFILM X-E1 — awarded 2013’s Best Expert CSC by the Technical Image Press Association — the X-E2 takes image quality to a dynamic new level that is comparable with full-frame cameras. It delivers even more beautiful color reproduction, higher definition image capture, and that world’s fastest AF speed of 0.08 seconds**.

This is achieved by more than doubling the processing speed*** of the EXR Processor II. It is able to harness the information taken from over 100,000 phase detection pixels incorporated in the X-Trans CMOS II. The hybrid AF also combines phase detection AF and contrast AF to ensure accuracy when shooting low-contrast subjects and dark scenes.

The 16.3 million pixels APS-C sized X-Trans CMOS II Sensor incorporates an original color filter array. This eliminates the need for an optical low pass filter that typically minimizes moiré but does so at the expense of resolution. Instead, the X-Trans CMOS II sensor can capture unfiltered light from the lens for an unprecedented level of image clarity.

Quality is further improved by the Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO). Its high-precision processing of the various lens parameters, as well as data from the screen centre to the edges, corrects diffraction blur when shooting with a stopped down aperture and compensates for the slight blurring in the lens periphery. The result is edge-to-edge image quality with incredible sharpness. LMO will be compatible with every XF lens.

The X-E2’s prestigious feel continues with the combination of aperture ring on the lens and shutter dial on the top of the body as seen in its predecessor. This allows full shooting control while keeping your eye to the viewfinder. The X-E2 is available in solid black or two-tone black and silver. Continue reading


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Fuji X-E1 – The Journey Towards The Fujinon 35mm 1.4 Prime Lens

Carnival Mask

We recently went to Venice for a city break armed with both our Fuji X – E1 with the kit 18-55mm lens and our Canon 400D, which was firing through the barrel of a Sigma 70 – 300mm zoom.  Because the Fuji zoom lens is an above average stock lens we had most bases covered with this set up. Back home though and  we decided to give some thought to adding a lens to our kit but the question was what to go for?

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