My 3 favorite shots of Tokyo taken with the new Fuji XF10-24mm f4 lens

I have been using the Fuji XF10-24mm f4 lens for a week or so now, and it’s just been a pleasure to use it. I was really in need of this wider focal length! Coupled with the XF56mm f1.2 prime lens for portraits this is a great combo of lens that is all I need for most things I want to shoot… and for everything in-between I carry a X100s in my coat pocket 😉

Anyway, here are 3 shots of Tokyo I have taken with it over the recent days:

Odaiba

Talk to you soon with hopefully more images to share 😉

My Fuji X-T1is already back with the light leak fix!

After less than 10 days, my Fuji X-T1 is already back from Fujifilm’s factories, where the light leak issue got fixed. I tried to take a 30s exposure with the lens cap on the lens while directing a flashlight into the side panel with the cover open, and true enough all I got was a completely black frame with no sign at all of light leak.

X-T1

The body was also completely cleaned before being sent back directly to my home, and all that for free. The following letter of apology and explanation on what was done to the camera was included for the package (Japanese only since I live in Japan…). Well, to be honest as i cannot read Japanese, this is just my guess 🙂

Letter

 

Fujifilm XF10-24mm f4 OIS R Lens, Unboxing and Sample Gallery

I always like to shoot at the extremes: extreme telephoto, extreme wide-angle, extremely thin depth of field… For me, the lack of a really wide lens was the big missing link in order to make the Fuji system finally complete. And now the gap is filled 🙂

The new XF10-24mm f4 OIS R lens by Fujifilm is a joy to use. It is bulkier and heavier than most of the other X-mount lenses, but as a consequence it feels well-built and solid in the hand. The zoom ring is not as loose as the ones on the other X-mount lenses, which makes it perfect for careful and precise landscape framing: once you have moved the zoom where you want it to be it will not creep by a single mm from this position. Sweet, and as if the lens was built from scratch with the landscape photographer in mind!

Fujifilm XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS

I am happy to announce that a new member has joined the family today… the Fujifilm XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS! The lack of a very wide-angle zoom has been the big missing link ever since I started to use Fujifilm’s X-mount cameras, and now the gap has been filled 🙂

Fujifilm XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS

See you with more thoughts in a while, right now I am just too excited by this new arrival and need to get out to shoot some samples with it 😉

Fujifilm X-T1 Light Leak Issue

Fujifilm has acknowledged that some of the recently issued X-T1 cameras will suffer from light leak via the input slots on the side of the camera, when using a remote control (hence you have the floppy side open) during a (very) long exposure (typically with a 10-stops ND filter, you would not notice anything if you only shoot short exposures handheld). Unlike some of its competitors who brought shame on themselves (yes I am talking about you Nikon D600/D610…) and lost the trust of long-time users of the brand (like myself), Fujifilm has already announced it would fix the issue on your X-T1 for free, without waiting for the threat of a class action lawsuit or anything like that. You care about the trust of your customers or you don’t…

Leaving the X-T1 behind...

So I went to Fujifilm Square near Midtown in Tokyo today (open on a Sunday!), and left them my X-T1 for repair. They took my address and will send it back directly to my home in 2 weeks, and presented me with lengthy apologizes for the problem.

All the informations (in Japanese), with the serial number of the potentially impacted cameras, can be found here.

See you in 2 weeks, my dear X-T1, already missing you 😦