Fujifilm X-Photography from UK Official X-Photographer Kevin Mullins

Yesterday, I was running a 1-2-1 photography workshop in central London and whilst I was waiting for the delegate, I had a few minutes to try out the Fujifilm X-T2 and the Samyang 12mm f2 NCS CS Lens together.

I’m a huge fan of the Samyang 12mm f2.0 NCS CS lens on the Fuji X-Series of cameras.

You’ll know if you read my Fuji X-T2 Review that I think the camera is superb and I think it will be great for Studio, Sports and wildlife photographers.

I already know of many wedding photographers who have place pre-orders of the camera, but it remains to be seen I guess whether the X-T2 becomes a tool of choice for Street Photographers or whether they remain firmly in the X-Pro2 camp.

What do you think?  Let me know in the comments.

It was a day of transition yesterday in London, with Theresa May stepping into the shoes of David Cameron at Downing Street.  London was very busy, and Whitehall was at its most secure.

I saw on several occasions regular tourists with DSLRs being asked to stop shooting around the gates, whereas myself (using the X-T2) and everyone shooting with phones and point and shoots etc were left in peace.

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Fujifilm X-T2 and the Samyang 12mm f2 NCS CS is a really good combination.

I honestly think the Samyang 12mm f2.0 NCS CS is one that all Fuji shooters should consider getting.  Its relatively cheap but as a manual focus lens needs a little camera configuration and adapting to.

You can see a little more of how I use the lens in this post about shooting with Fujis and the 12mm.

I was only out for half an hour or so, and shot these simple snaps from the hip, nothing of note really – all manual focused at around f5.6.

I chose not to use the Vertical Power Adaptor when shooting yesterday.  I’m not interested in 11fps shooting and the additional size makes it more difficult to shoot from the hip.

Pretty much, the reason I love the Fujifilm X-T2 and the Samyang 12mm f2 NCS CS combination is that I can get really close to the subject, break my stride, and shoot.  Without worrying about auto focus or pre focusing as such I am pretty much free to run and gun with this lens (exposure considerations come into play of course).

You can get the Samyang 12mm f2.0 NCS CS lens from WEX and its only around £250.  Good lens.

  • Happy Snapping – Kevin (in my Studio in Malmesbury, at midday! listening to Sounds of the 80s Vol2)

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