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Fuji X100s and Studio Photography

On our journey through the internet, we noticed that this camera is increasingly touted in the blogosphere as the DSLR destroyer.
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Many bloggers have found words of praise for the Fuji X100s and Zack Arias as well as David Hobby say that this camera will work on a lot of their assignments.

Out of pure interest on our side, we wanted to see how this camera would perform in a studio environment. So we searched the internet for videos that show this little puppy in action. And lo and behold, somebody had just that in mind as well.

Limitation the camera might have

Brief overview of the camera features:

  • APS-C 16M X-Trans CMOS II Sensor & EXR Processor II
  • Combination of optical and electronic viewfinder
  • Intelligent hybrid-autofocus
  • FUJINON 23mm prime lens (f2.0)
You’ve read the last point right. There are no interchangeable lenses, 23mm is all you get. If you convert this with the crop factor, one obtains a 35mm lens. This is a popular focal length in documentary and travel photography and is viewed as a moderate wide angle lens. But in studio photography, this is not a very popular focal length because it distorts the body proportions anesthetically.
The focal length and the non-removable lens make this camera in our opinion not suitable for studio photography, but when we look at  these images, we are not sure if we are so right about that.

What do you think of the Fuji X100s for studio photography? Let us know in the comments.

Images and video are from 
the talented Romanian 
photographer Vali Barbulescu

This post is also available in: German

One comment

  1. aditya mahendra

    Nice sample photos ! and i like the color too. how many meter you shoot from model ? especially photo no. 3..thx!

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