I’ve enjoyed my X-Pro3 camera since the first day I’ve had it. I previously owned an X-Pro2 which had been my sort of perfect camera, from street photography to travel photography. After long thought I decided to upgrade to the X-Pro3 and sell the X-Pro2 which I quite frankly regret sometimes, not because I’m not happy with the new one, but because I think the two can coexist perfectly as they have a different sensor and produce different images in terms of quality and style. Anyway, that’s another story, let’s get to the point :
Weight is your enemy
When I first transitioned from my Nikon D750 to the Fujifilm system, my main goal, as many others have experimented, was the search of lightness and mobility.
As with my other reviews, this won’t be a technical one because you can find plenty of them already. This is, by far, my most used lens on a daily basis, and in this post I will try to explain why it might also be for you.
I just wanted to put here some examples of the treatment Classic Negative does to colours, specially red. The photos below where taken with the excellent Superia 800 film recipe for X-trans that uses Classic Negative film simulation and that I’m experimenting a lot with lately. What do you think ?
As for my review of the 7Artisans 35mm this wont be a technical review of this lens you can find a very detailed one here. I will post a variety of samples photos that hopefully will give you a better idea of what you can expect.
This is not a proper technical review of this lens, there are plenty of them if you google it, which you surely already did if you landed here 🙂 It’s a little non expensive, manual focus and fast 35mm lens that is very fun to use if you know what to use it for.
This is an approach attempt to a colour style inspired from some of the iconic images from the works of Saul Leiter and Ernst Haas. If you don’t know them, check them out it’s well worth it. The idea is to achieve a “painterly” look. I’ve deliberately chosen to go for a warm cast which I think works best for the final effect. Because of this, the recipe could have many subtle colour variations that might suit better the available light conditions and subject. Feel free to experiment and share the results here in the comments.
I started writing this post a few days ago but it took me longer than expected to finish it.
So today I was watching the iPhone 12 event and it brought to me some reflexion on the future of our beloved hobby that I want to share with you. If you take a look to the photos bellow, which I have selected from the Apple site, one can’t help to feel amazed of how far the mobile/phone photography has come and how quick it progresses to levels that where still unthinkable a few years ago.