An upgrade from Fujifilm's XE-1, XE-2 features a high-powered 16.2MP X-Trans CMOS II sensor inside a reasonably affordable interchangeable-lens shooter. A split image focusing system, whip-fast autofocus, high speed 1080p video capability, wi-fi file transfer and a shiny|
Hope you don't have a fixed income
Prime Time: 5 Best Fixed-Lens Cameras
There was a time when photographers didn’t carry nine different lenses with their camera, a time when one wide-angle lens was enough to get an adroit photographer through the day because he realized that sometimes the best way to zoom in was to damn well walk closer to his subject. While most of us like having a versatile zoom lens, there’s something to be said for having only one focal length: when you shoot with a fixed focal length camera, you don’t take pictures, you take photographs. We’ve rounded up the top six “fixies” to get you started on your path towards being an artisan.
Today in Gear: August 28, 2013
A few basic truths: you cannot change the past; the sun will rise tomorrow; trash is icky. Instead of using your foot to mash down your garbage -- or worse, your hand -- this manual trash compactor,
Today in Gear: June 24, 2013
||Autodromo Stringback Driving Gloves|
Vintage-inspired, these stringback driving gloves hearken to the days of wooden steering wheels and veddy British racing heritage. The short cuff is buttonless, which means your Autodromo watch can gleam in the sun as you
The complete package either way
Walkaround Guys: 5 Best Everyday Kit Lenses
Kit lenses have a bad reputation for being the cheap training wheels of the photography world, built solely to make the DSLR buying process more approachable for thrifty consumers in search of a one-stop upgrade. These knocks against the category aren't completely unfounded, but you shouldn't let the general snobbery of experienced photographers steer you away from a good deal or convenience. There are a variety of kit lenses that are still a tremendous value and a great starting point for building a glass collection, whether they're purchased with a camera or on their own. Here, you'll find a few of our favorites across a variety of major brands and setups.
Adventure Proof: 5 Best Rugged Compact Cameras
Smartphones have made typical point-and-shoots about as useful as Ryan Lochte in a public speaking class. But until our favorite thigh weights gain a thicker skin, there will always be space for tougher rigs designed to take a licking and keep on clicking. Toss one of these rugged cameras into your bag before your next big adventure, and maybe you'll finally capture some evidence to go along with that hell of a yarn.
Don't Call Them Point-and-Shoots
Tiny Titans: 5 Best Enthusiast Compact Cameras
The point-and-shoot market may have hit a smartphone camera iceberg, but the ship hasn't sunk yet. In fact, bitter competition has sped up the photography arms race, producing a wide field of top-tier compact cameras with big sensors -- at a better price. Boasting image quality more than good enough to be deemed professional, these cameras can be a useful tool for the prosumer and feverish enthusiast alike, providing an infinitely more portable, all-in-one option rather than bulky DSLRs while sharing many of the same features and image quality.
That said, it's up to you sharpen the focus on what you really need. We don't mind walking a few steps to get the right shot -- so our choices hone in on the best compact cameras that sport big sensors, fixed lenses and fast focusing. There's a big field of small shooters; we're here to slim it all down to the cream of the crop.
5 Best 35mm Prime Lenses
It's easy to think that a bag full of lenses is a good thing -- hell, there's one for nearly every possible use. But what exactly is the perfect lens? In our book, it's the tried and true 35mm. A perfect medium between wide and normal perspectives, the 35mm lens stands as an indispensable gem for pro shooters and hobbyists alike. As the staple of prime lenses (fixed focus), there's no shortage of lofty offerings, but owning a Canon or Nikon camera doesn't mean that brand has a stranglehold on the lenses you can shoot with. In fact, recent offerings have proven that the third party lens is a force to be reckoned with (case in point: the Sigma above). Here, we present five of the best 35mm lens offerings available today that aren't Canon, Nikon or Sony. Consider it a fresh look on an old-school perspective.
Magnify your photo skills
Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR
Fujifilm continues to stand out as a small player making gargantuan strides (look no further than the massive improvements to the beloved X100). Their new flagship FinePix HS50EXR superzoom point and shoot is a useful, affordable tool for the mid-range photog. Even though the HS50EXR has a DSLR-style
S marks the shot
Tacking an "S" to the end of a product implies an incremental update in the minds of the Apple-obsessed, but Fujifilm's successor to the X100 deserves more credit than that. The X100s ($1,300)'s new autofocus system, augmented with phase detection, is touted as the worlds' fastest at 0.08
Lean but still mean
Fujifilm is currently the biggest champion of retro design in the camera space, and the newly announced Fujifilm X-E1 indicates there's no end in sight. In many ways, this new edition is just a smaller version of the so-called poor man's
Patina: Polaroid Land Camera 210
Looking at old Polaroids evokes a certain feeling. Childhood galavanting and family road trips come to mind. In the modern era of megapixels and digital cameras though, Polaroids still take awe-inspiring photos (look what's inspired Instagram filters). Browse through Craigslist,
There's extravagant, and then there's this
Fuji X-Pro1 Globe-Trotter Case
Nothing quite says “You’ve made it” like buying ~$9,000 worth of cutting edge camera equipment, encapsulated in the finest luggage around. Fujifilm’s new partnership with opulent British luggage maker Globe-Trotter
has yielded a handmade case assembled on period Victorian machinery, constructed
Officially drool worthy
Fujifilm X-Pro 1
Fujifilm's X-Pro 1 may be the worst kept secret we've ever come across in the photography world -- with a veritable Wikileaks worth of details flooding the web long before today's official announcement. We're still pleased as punch, however, to
FujiFilm X10 Compact Camera
After the stealing the hearts of photography world with the launch of the X100
, FujiFlim is hoping lightening strikes twice with the official announcement of the X10. Designed with the same retrotastic aesthetic as its bigger brother, the X10 features
Less thinking, more sightseeing. Thanks to radar?
Fuji FinePix F600 EXR
With built-in Augmented Reality and GPS capabilities, the Fuji FinePix F600 EXR
makes travel-shooting a cinch. Using the built-in GPS the F600 notifies users when they're close to a landmark, then tags location coordinates to each photo. You can even
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When murmurs started to circulate that Fiji was set to receive some of the biggest swells the island had seen in 20 years, Billabong organized a crew of top surfers including Dean Bowen, Scardy, Nick Vasicek, and Mikey Brennan to capitalize on the rare opportunity. The entire
Breakdown: Fuji Finepix X100
Welcome to another Breakdown
. Let's be honest, when was the last time you seriously considered buying a Fuji point & shoot? If you're an avid GP reader then we're willing to bet a roll of
Velvia it's probably not
XP30 marks the spot
Fuji FinePix XP30
If you were to option out a point and shoot camera with the "premium package," what would you choose? MP3 player? Not so much. Diamond encrusted case? What, am I, Elizabeth Taylor? How about shock, freeze, water and dust proofing and
Capture to the Future
FujiFilm FinePix X100
A camera straight out of left field (of dreams), the FujiFilm FinePix X100 is not just a retro looker. This is a pro shooters compact, designed with a 12 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, ISO 100 - 6400 (expandable to 12800), Fuji