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A Studio Affair: review of the Fuji X pro 1 studio performance | Michelle George Photography

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A Studio Affair: review of the Fuji X pro 1 studio performance

As in any passionate affair we constantly discovering new things about each other…so you can imagine my excitement when, only last week, I discovered that the Fuji X pro 1 has a sync port on the left side of the camera, which allowed me to hook up my Bowens strobes and take some studio shots:))

As this would be my first test run in the studio with the Fuji X pro 1, I didn’t want to get too experimental with lighting so opted for a simple loop lighting set up which also complimented the model Stephanie’s hollywood style glamour perfectly. See below for lighting set up and exposure:

ISO: 100     35mm        f/8.0       1/125 secs

All shots were taken with the Fujifilm Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 RLens  which gave impressive pin sharp results. Though on the first shot below (which shows loop, not paramount lighting, as the model is facing the camera) I did notice that the eye’s were not as in focus as I’d like them to be but this could have be due to the fact that the shots were all taken hand held, resulting in slight motion blur.

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© Michelle George

© Michelle George

© Michelle George

Also please note since the previous blog I have updated the firmware which has considerable improved the auto focus problems I was having before. It’s definitely worth the update :

All in all, I found the results pretty remarkable considering the Fuji X pro 1 is not a full frame camera and I shot in jpeg. The resolution is not as high as my Canon 5D mark ii, but the results it produced are more than adequate for magazine submissions and portfolio prints.

May the affair continue….

Michelle George Creative london Photographer

 

  • Hasifleur Wagibigit says:

    Posted: July 17, 2012


    Is that lips apart pose with bugs bunny teeth supposed to be a sexy british pose?

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    • creativelondonphotographer replies:

      Posted: July 17, 2012


      Well, for one she's not British! Two, She doesn't have bugs bunny teeth and three I'd say she's pretty damn sexy for sure:)

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    • Jason Keefer replies:

      Posted: July 17, 2012


      Hey Hasifleur, didn't your mom ever teach you, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."? Your comment is simply rude.

      These are very beautiful photographs, Michelle.

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      • creativelondonphotographer replies:

        Posted: July 17, 2012


        Thank you Jason:))

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  • Charlie Johnson Photography says:

    Posted: July 17, 2012


    SHe sure is. Who is she?

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    • creativelondonphotographer replies:

      Posted: July 17, 2012


      Stephanie at Milk management. If you click on her name it goes straight to her online portfolio:)

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  • Mike says:

    Posted: July 17, 2012


    Motion bur with flash photography? I guess if your ambient light level is really high; otherwise, not much of a chance.

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  • creativelondonphotographer says:

    Posted: July 17, 2012


    It's all relative to your shutter speed not ambient light levels

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  • Mike C. says:

    Posted: July 20, 2012


    The other Mike is right. The flash would have frozen the subject and camera shake wouldn't be an issue. The flash duration is WAY faster than the shutter speed you used. If the key light wasn't much above ambient, then it is possible for there to be camera shake issues. That is not the case here. Her hands look to be in better focus than her face in the first image. Don't think that is camera shake but rather missed focus on her eyes. Regardless, it is a nice set of images. I love this high contrast monochrome look. Nice work both of you. It's great to see quality studio shots with the X-Pro.

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    • creativelondonphotographer replies:

      Posted: July 20, 2012


      Hey Mike, thanks for the input, I guess the firmware update hasn't completely redeemed the auto focusing issues after all:)

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  • Paul David Randall says:

    Posted: July 20, 2012


    I am not sure that the first image's softness is due to motion blur or focus in this case, but don't forget not all flash photography freezes motion perfectly. A lot of flash units give a long enough flash duration on higher output to allow some motion blur (either subject movement or camera movement). Hence why flash duration is noted in the specs of most flashes. I know my Profoto 600 monos on 3/4 to full power do not freeze motion completely (especially at 125/s shutter), but 1/2 or lower power does freeze motion (most of the time).

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  • Stefan Sager (@stefansager) says:

    Posted: August 3, 2012


    Gorgeous model and that second shot is epic!

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    • creativelondonphotographer replies:

      Posted: August 3, 2012


      Thank you

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