I’ve recently acquired a new addiction to vintage lenses after have too much fun shooting with some Leica M mount lenses and some old M42 mount lenses.
One of the more interesting vintage lenses is the Russian made M42 mount Industar 50mm f3.5 pancake lens.
The Industar has won lots of praise over the decades and people really seem to love it.
So is the lens good?
I’m by no means a professional studio photographer and come to find out, you don’t have to be to get some great shots. So ignore the ego of most photographers, this is actually pretty easy if you already have a decent understanding of photography and lighting. The Photoshop is the hardest part.
So for those that have no idea how this works, I’ll share with you a little on what I do, my gear and how I’ve set it up.
We took the train from Fukuoka to Yufuin Japan. The ride is a few hours through Japan’s countryside, carved out by rivers and rice fields hidden between volcanic peaks, the landscape here is amazing and is one of Kyushu’s must see spots. It’s also a great place to relax, or to just shoot some travel photography.
Remember when the Sony A7rII was released and we didn’t have the option for uncompressed RAW and the Internet almost exploded with nerd rage?
Almost immediately Sony responded and gave us uncompressed RAW and a new trend was born, the option to pick between lossless and uncompressed.
When Fujifilm released the X-Pro 2 and the X-T2, they hoped on the trend train and gave the option between lossless and uncompressed right out of the gate.
So now that we have the option to choose with the X-T2 and X-Pro 2, uncompressed vs. lossless, the question arises, does shooting with one versus the other actually make a difference?
So as what happens whenever you get a new camera, you make mistakes until you really learn how to use it.
This was my first mistake with the Fujifilm X-T2 . . .
The Specs . . . 4k video, a 24 megapixel sensor, two-way tilt screen, dual UHS-II memory card slots, boost performance of 14fps with a battery grip.
Did Fujifilm just make the best APS-C camera on the market?
p>I just finished doing the memory card speed tests with the Fujifilm X-T2 and I had to double check my results. The camera is smoking fast. Even faster than the X-Pro 2 and faster than any CF card I’ve tested to date. By a lot.
With the UHS-II Lexar 2000x I’m able to get write speeds up to 156 MB/s with an average of 153.79 MB/s.
Compared that to the Sony A6300 which has a max write speed of 33.19 MB/s and we’re looking at some huge advantages for sports and nature shooters who shoot a lot of burst photography.
With the Fujifilm X-T2 gaining popularity as Fujifilm’s flagship APS-C camera, third party camera accessories are becoming even more popular. This list shares all the best accessories, from batteries to leather cameras traps, that I’ve found and use for my X-T2.
An in-camera speed comparison between all the most popular SD memory cards and how they work in the Fujifilm X-T2.
The Fujifilm X-T2 has finally been announced and will begin shipping September 8.
The camera has all the great things we love about the X-Pro 2, except it now includes 4k video, a 3 way tilting screen screen, usb charging, and more AF points, at 325 compared to 273.
X-Pro 2 still has a few features the X-T2 does not, including a significantly higher resolution LCD screen at 1.62m – Dots compared to the Fujifilm’s XT2’s 1.04m, and also a hybrid optical viewfinder.
Sensor: 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III Sensor
Processor: X-Processor Pro Engine
EVF: 2.36m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
LCD: 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot 3-Way Tilting LCD Screen
VIDEO: Internal 4K Video w/ F-Log Gamma
AutoFocus: 325-Point AF System
Burst: Up to 8 fps Shooting / 11fps with the battery grip
Memory Cards: Two UHS-II SD Slots
All Fujifilm X-T2 Products and Accessories – Adorama
Battery Grip – Adorama
Fujifilm EF – X500 Flash – Adorama
I’ll have Amazon links as soon as they are available.