Fall turns to Winter
Yikes, where does the time go. I have had a busy fall and it is becoming apparent that I have neglected my blog for some time. This doesn't mean that I am running out of images to share. The photos in this post are captured from late October to yesterday afternoon where I enjoyed the hot cup of coffee shown in the last frame. All frames are captured using my Fujifilm X-Pro1.
Speaking of the X-pro1 there are lots of exciting things happening in the camera world! Here are a few of things I am watching. So far I have one lens for the X-Pro1, the XF 35 1.4R, which gives me approximately a 50mm equivalent in full frame terms. Fujifilm have released a standard zoom, XF 18-55 f/2.8-4 OIS. So far the photos and reviews I have seen look quite promising. I am a Canon SLR shooter also and I hope to be testing Canon's EF 24-70 2.8L II later this month. It is perhaps not a fair comparison as we are not comparing apples to apples but the XF 18-55 comes in at about a third of the cost of the Canon zoom. More about this later. Fuji has announced an XF 14 2.8 R wide angle lens. However it has been delayed so we won't see this lens till late January. Later on in 2013 I will be watching closely as we will see an XF 23 1.4 and XF 56 1.4, which will give us 35 and 85mm equivalent options in full frame terms. As far as I know there is no exact release date for these in 2013. On the SLR front it will be interesting to see results from Canon's new EF 35 2.0 IS and EF 24-70 4.0 IS. It will be hard to get your hands on any of these items before Christmas, which could be a good thing for the Christmas budget.