Word on the street! A street photographer’s story – Francis Gorrez

I like to consider myself a street photographer. I do all other sorts of photography – parties, events, travel, landscape, portraits and more. But what I love most is street photography. That is my central groove. It is my art. That is what got me into photography in the first place. It got me out and about. It was also what led me to make the move to Fujifilm X Series cameras and bodies. I felt I had so much more creative control to capture my own style of art.

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Fujifilm XF16mmF2.8 – Review

A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to receive a loan copy of the brand new Fujifilm XF16mmF2.8 lens from Fujifilm Australia. You may already be aware of this as at the time I published a little preview blog about my first impressions of the product itself. In short, I highlighted that it is an incredibly solid build quality with the same style as the other smaller Fujifilm lenses. The ‘Fujicron” F2 lenses in the XF23mmF2, XF35mmF2 and the XF50mmF2. Light, compact and weather and dust sealed. And at around $700, almost half the price of the original XF16mmF1.4, it brings this style of lens in the reach of many more Fujifilm shooters. That is all lovely and given my past praise for this lineup of smaller primes, not surprising. But how does it actually perform? Keep reading here!

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Word on the street! – A street photographers’ story – Justin Curtis

I like to consider myself a street photographer. I do all other sorts of photography – parties, events, travel, landscape, portraits and more. But what I love most is street photography. That is my central groove. It is my art. That is what got me into photography in the first place. It got me out and about. It was also what led me to make the move to Fujifilm X Series cameras and bodies. I felt I had so much more creative control to capture my own style of art.

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Word on the street! – A street photographers’ story – Dean Knowles

I like to consider myself a street photographer. I do all other sorts of photography – parties, events, travel, landscape, portraits and more. But what I love most is street photography. That is my central groove. It is my art. That is what got me into photography in the first place. It got me out and about. It was also what led me to make the move to Fujifilm X Series cameras and bodies. I felt I had so much more creative control to capture my own style of art.

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Fujifilm XF16mmF2.8 – Preview

I love it when the right kind of mail arrives at my doorstep.  Not the usual sort from the water company, phone company or the parole board…But the kind that a man in a hi-vis vest delivers. With a smile and a tip of his hi-vis cap, he delivers the good stuff. And, added to this, I love a good old fashioned unboxing. Not that ‘unboxing’ is actually an old concept. In my day nobody felt the need to document the opening of a cardboard box like it was the Ark of the Covenant! “Marion. Don’t look at it! Shut your eyes, Marion. Don’t look at it no matter what happens!” But we do like to look, don’t we? Especially when the said box is a beautiful black box from Fujifilm Australia. Yes, my precious we do!

Keep on reading for the full preview here!

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Fuji X Aus – Melbourne Meet Up – How To Shoot A Dragon!

A few weeks ago we came across an event listed in Facebook for a new and previously unknown lantern festival including a giant lantern dragon. Myself and Rena – the more attractive half of Clan Tan – jumped at the opportunity to host a Fuji X Aus night shoot. After doing a little research, it turns out that the event was called Light Up Melbourne. It was held along Birrarung Mar which is the broad pathway between Federation Square and the North Bank of the Yarra river.

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SYD FXA + Ted’s World of Imaging MARCH COLLAB

Often after New Years Day, many of us would choose and act on our goals for the year ahead. For us as a FXA community, our goal has and will always be about investing in our community and the broader photography community. Continue reading “SYD FXA + Ted’s World of Imaging MARCH COLLAB”

20 Minute Date with the 16mm 2.8

I’ve never been on a speed date, but last Saturday was a first for me. My hands were sweaty and I didn’t have the right words but it felt right to be in the moment. The way the lens looked into my eyes and into the eyes of everything around it was picture perfect. It was petite, beautiful and had a ring on it that went from f2.8 to f22. If you haven’t noticed already, I am talking about the latest Fujifilm 16mm 2.8. 

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SYD Fuji X Aus + George’s Cameras

Disclaimer: Sorry that this post has been released so late! When I nearly finished it last month, it disappeared quite suddenly and ever since then I haven’t put the time back into completing this. Nevertheless, I hope you enjoy this recount of our first collaboration with George’s Cameras!

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FUJI X AUS – International Man of Mystery Edition – Melbourne Meetup

Whenever we hold a meet up of some sort, I often get asked if we do this kind of thing often. My answer is always ‘as often as we can’. Now that is a personal and selfish response of course because the highlights of my limited social calendar are to catch up with my photography friends and do what we do best. There is usually some form of photography related activity – a workshop or a street walk. And of course, there is the social aspect of talking gear, skills, experiences and just talking life. Getting to know one another.  Meeting new folk and catching up with seasoned friends. So ‘as often as I can’ is a true testament to this particular photographic group who has a core set of values around community, respect and support.

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