5 Reasons to Learn Photography With Fujifilm Cameras


Yesterday I posted a Fujifilm-centric class for beginners and I was thinking about how I do not really have a lot of content for beginners on FujiAddict so I decided to put together a list of the top five reasons to start your journey into photography with Fujifilm over other brands.

  1. A Clear Exposure Triangle
    • Capturing a moment in time depends on picking an appropriate Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO. This is where photography starts for most and Fujifilm has clearly labeled dials for each across most of its lineup. It hasn’t always been this way, but it has become most because Fujifilm is trying to move photographers to their system from more automated systems that hide these settings behind multifunction dials or worse put them in menus.
    • Learning how to work an exposure triangle properly can allow you to capture almost anything you can imagine without motion blur and with correct exposure. Once you learn how to work an exposure triangle then you can move on to dialing in other aspects of your photography.
  2. Image Quality
    • Fujifilm is known for having great image quality, especially when shooting JPEG. If capturing moments in time to share is your top priority very few cameras can do it as well as Fujifilm cameras can without shooting RAW and using a photo editor.
    • A good photographer can capture the majority of what makes their image stand out in-camera without turning to an editor and it is my opinion that you should learn how to capture photos properly before you turn to photo editing software so starting with JPEG is a must because it is easy to get lazy about settings today with how much data modern RAW files contain.
    • Finally, when you’re ready to move into a photo editor Fujifilm has gained broad support for its X-trans sensor so there are lots of editors to pick from now and many will let you apply Fujifilm film simulation profiles to your RAW files that closely match Fujifilm’s internal JPEG engine.
  3. What you see is what you get
    • This is a big advantage mirrorless cameras enjoy over DSLR’s, but Fujifilm takes it a step further by applying your film simulation settings to what you see on screen, which helps photographers get more artistic with their work.
    • While Fujifilm cameras aren’t monochrome they do have ACROS and other B&W film simulations that are well designed for B&W photography.
    • There is no better way to practice B&W photography than having the world turned B&W through the EVF of a Fujifilm camera and if you really love B&W and master it you can move into a true monochrome camera system later for the potential of higher quality or even B&W film.
  4. Your camera will only get better with time
    • Fujifilm is well known for updating their cameras frequently and they often add new features to their cameras that other makes would hold back until the next model year. This continuous improvement is starting to be adopted by the rest of the industry, but some are doing more than others.
    • When you buy a Fujifilm camera you know that it will be supported for years to come and you will have 1 or 2 updates that make your camera feel like an entirely new camera, which other makes can’t claim yet since updates from other companies practically disappear when the new model is released.
    • For evidence of how good Fujifilm is about supporting its cameras all you have to do is look to the first X camera Fujifilm released the X-Pro1 that was last updated in late 2020 almost a decade after its launch and less than a year from this article being published.
  5. Price
    • Fujifilm has a camera for everyone from $799 with a lens to $9,999 body only and X series cameras have very comparably good image quality across the lineup so there really isn’t a bump up until you buy a GFX starting at $4,499
    • With Fujifilm cameras, you’re mainly paying for unnecessary optional features like sensor-based stabilization as you move up the line of cameras, but there is one step up in sensor size from the X series which is APS-C to the GFX which is medium format. These features might be nice to have and they can make photography easier, but I think it is best to learn without them before learning to rely on them.
    • Fujifilm also has an extensive lens collection that is beloved by most and it is priced well. I personally own almost every X mount lens on the market as you can see above and many GFX lenses, but the price of the GFX system has slowed me down considerably and the X system is still growing.

I think that pretty much covers the main advantages of picking Fujifilm cameras to learn photography over others, but if you have any questions or feel I missed something feel free to leave a comment below and I will get back to you. If price is your top concern pick up a Fujifilm X-T200, but if you spend a little more the Fujifilm X-T30 is probably the best camera to start learning photography with.

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Discounted Moment Fujifilm Class For Beginners


Moment is one of the newer retailers out there that seems to be changing things up a bit with a unique approach to photographers and I added them as an affiliate a little while ago because they often have equipment in stock that others do not. That being said I was contacted last week about a class the Moment is putting on specifically for photographers looking to get into Fujifilm cameras and people looking to get into photography in general. While this course may not be for everyone they are offering a substantial discount now, which you can take advantage of here. Below are some additional details:

If you’re a Fujifilm photographer looking to get the most out of your camera, join this live workshop event on August 19, 2021.

Get 4 mini-lessons covering core aspects to creating stellar work on Fujifilm, bundled in one learning package that you can watch at any time. Get even more knowledge from experts with 4 live online Q&A sessions. You’ll learn key camera features, how to document daily life, excel in portraiture, and how to utilize Fujifilm mechanics for commercial shoots

Plus, you can re-watch the workshop anytime you want.

  • 4 pro photographers
  • 4.5 hours of learning.
  • 4 Q&A sessions.
  • Lifetime access to the Workshop

4 pros share their knowledge.
+ Camera features
+ Best Fujinon lenses/accessories
+ Best recipes for different settings
+ Button & menu customization
+ How to photograph commercial on Fuji
+ How to make portraits on Fuji
+ Street Photography on Fuji

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Fujifilm X-S Owners Group
Fujifilm X-Pro Owners Group
Fujifilm X-E Owners Group
Fujifilm X-A Owners Group
Fujifilm X100 Owners Group

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Fujifilm WONDER PHOTO SHOP Moved and Reopening October 8, 2021


Fujifilm’s directly managed photo shop “WONDER PHOTO SHOP”
Proposing a unique photo life that feels the importance of connecting with people You can discover new ways to enjoy photography
10/8 Relocated and reopened in Omotesando, Tokyo to expand services
FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Sadaichi Goto) relocated its directly managed photo shop “WONDER PHOTO SHOP” to Omotesando, Tokyo (1F, La Porte Aoyama, 5-51-8 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo), October 8, 2021. It will be reopened on the same day.

At the new store, in addition to the service that allows you to order various prints of photos taken on your smartphone as before, and the provision of photo miscellaneous goods such as frames / albums that allow you to enjoy the printed photos even more, our mirrorless digital camera “X series” New services that customers have strongly requested, such as the establishment of a touch and try corner where you can pick up and experience the photo, and the same-day support for negative film development and digital data delivery such as “Sharundesu”. Offers. Through a wide range of products and services from photography to printing, we will propose ways to enjoy photography that suits the times. Read More »

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Instax Mini 40 THE FIRST TAKE STAGE

“Cheki” “instax mini 40” special movie released
Collaboration with “THE FIRST TAKE STAGE” with the concept of “one shot” !!
“Reina” who won the grand prix at the audition appeared
FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Sadaichi Goto) has a one-shot audition with the new product “instax mini 40” (hereinafter “mini 40”) of the instant camera instax “Cheki” series that allows you to enjoy printing immediately after shooting. A special movie in collaboration with the program “THE FIRST TAKE STAGE * 1 ” will be released on Tuesday, July 27th. The special movie depicts the realistic appearance of “Reina” who won the Grand Prix at “THE FIRST TAKE STAGE” through a check print and is available on the special website and the instax “check” SNS official account ( Instagram / Twitter ). I will publish it. Also, for a week from August 13th (Friday) to August 19th (Thursday), it will be aired on all screens of 95 theaters nationwide at AEON CINEMA before the movie is shown * 2 .

In the special movie, “Reina”, who won the grand prix by taking one shot from a large number of applicants from all over the country, appeared in “THE FIRST TAKE” and performed the song “Only me”. I will use it. Through a story that expresses precious time and real feelings that are only once in life from the moment “Reina” learned of her own Grand Prix award to appearing in “THE FIRST TAKE” and standing in front of the microphone , I will tell you the charm of “mini 40”.

The catch phrase “Give your take.” Of “mini 40” released in April contains the idea that “I want you to express each different individuality as you are.” increase. On the other hand, in “THE FIRST TAKE STAGE”, “I can express my life in my own way through the performance of one shot” is the selection point. “Mini 40” and “THE FIRST TAKE STAGE”, which have a common concept, will collaborate to support challengers who express their own personality through “one-shot shooting”.

* 1 A one-shot audition program for the YouTube channel “THE FIRST TAKE” with over 4.7 million subscribers. The Grand Prix is ​​promised to appear in “THE FIRST TAKE” and to be digitally released from the distribution specialty label “THE FIRST TAKE MUSIC”.
* 2 Some special performances (previews, rental hall screenings, advance screenings, live broadcasts, etc.) are excluded.

Instax Mini 40: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Instax Contact Sheet: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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DPR: Fujinon XF 50mm f/1 R WR Reviewed and Awarded Silver


Fujinon XF50mm f/1 R LM WR:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Moment / Adorama

DPR posted its Fujinon XF 50mm f/1 R WR review the other day and surprisingly they gave it a silver award, but unsurprisingly they ragged on the lens which we have seen them do before. You can read the full written review here, but most other reviewers liked the lens quite a bit. I think it comes down to if you truly enjoy fast glass or if you prefer clinical glass.

What we like What we don’t
  • Balances well with larger X-mount bodies
  • Truly luscious bokeh
  • Very flat plane of focus
  • Excellent flare and ghosting resistance
  • No focus breathing
  • Comprehensive weather-sealing
  • Solid build and good controls
  • Very effective lens hood in the product bundle
  • Not very sharp until F2.8 or narrower
  • LoCA color casts at F2.0 or wider
  • Cat’s eye can be an issue at apertures wider than F2.0
  • Slow autofocus and occasional AF hunting
  • Low maximum magnification
  • No in-lens stabilization
  • Fairly big and bulky
  • Quite expensive

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Profoto A1X Firmware C11 Released


Profoto A1X: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Profoto recently released firmware C11 for the Profoto A1X which seems to just bring the firmware version in line with the rest fo the lineup since the release notes only have changes for Nikon and Canon, but these kinds of updates generally have minor bug fixes in them too so make sure you download the update from Profoto.

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Fujifilm X-Pro Owners Group
Fujifilm X-E Owners Group
Fujifilm X-A Owners Group
Fujifilm X100 Owners Group

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