My good friend Alex reviewed the Fujifilm XF35mm f1.4. If you want to see him use the lens casually on the streets of Japan, it's a very cool video and just super chill. I think you guys will like his content since there just aren't a lot of people that make videos in this format. You know, normal people that are not setting up ridiculous experiments only to make things fail so that they can complain. :)
When deciding between the Fujinon 35mm f1.4 and the 35mm f2 there is lot to consider and a lot to compare. Both lenses have very different builds and produce very different results. Should you upgrade to the 35mm f1.4 or just stick with the f2. Or, is each lens unique enough to justify owning both? Each lens is catered for different environments and different styles of shooting and one lens isn't necessarily better than the other because they each provide a different set of features. In this comparison, I'll go over the pros and cons of each lens to help you decide which lens is best for your style of shooting. To sum it up, the 35mm f2 is really more of a casual, adventure lens while the 35mm f1.4 is more of a pro portrait lens.
It's been a rough month with a hurricane then a tropical storm, then a new baby, then my daughter having a crazy fever for five days, a heat wave and now I'm sick. Needless to say, I haven't had too many chances to go out and actually shoot with the Fujifilm X-T100, but I have shot with it enough to have a very strong opinion about it. Here are my thoughts.
It's sometimes fun to take the most mundane moments in the day and try to see if you can make anything interesting out of them with photography. Often as photographers we get stuck thinking we need to travel to capture life's great and unique moments, not realizing we all live as part of our own unique culture and it's around us everyday even in our own back yard - in my case, a one bedroom apartment and a deck in West Los Angeles.
Wow, ok, so let me talk about Beverly Hills for a little bit since I live fairly close to this place. Actually, my wife works down the street from here and while she was working last Saturday, I decided to take a walk with the stroller so my little 2-year-old could take a nap - this is where I ended up.