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The Fuji WCL-X100

After I wrote my 10,000 word review of the Fuji X100 and after I finished my Masters Degree, I sold it. I needed the money in order to get to Hong Kong. Us photographers are a poor bunch.

Anyway, I wanted another once I had settled down here. I got myself the beauty below.

Fuji X100S with WCL-X100.

Fuji X100S with WCL-X100.

I bagged the lens last week for $1,680 HKD, (£125) in a random shop in Wan Chai, and oddly I find myself still looking for the Teleconverter here in Hong Kong. It’s odd because this IS Hong Kong, where you can have anything. I’m seriously thinking of importing one from stateside. None of the retailers, even the official fuji 3rd party dealers just don’t stock it or know about it. Amazon US and UK stock both lenses.

Anyway, that’s my problem, I’ll update later with some comparison pictures.

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July 22, 2014 at 02:08

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‘Who We Are’ ~ Portraits

I haven’t posted anything to the blog in a while and I have a ton of content to add to the site. At the moment however my time is taken up with the MA project I’ve mentioned in previous weeks. In this update I wanted to share a series of portraits that I’ve taken over the past couple of weeks. All deliberately shot in the same way. I don’t feel comfortable yet shooting portraits in the other orientation. Those depicted represent a cross section of the people and culture as it exists in Swansea.

All natural light with the Fuji X100. Enjoy.

Rev Alison Jones

Farhad Ali ~ Finished his Degree in Construction Management, will soon start his Masters in Surveying. Farhad is also runs his own Indian takeaway.

Neil, owner of Tucker's Fish.

Mohammed Al Imran - Vice Chancellor of Swansea Mosque and Community Centre.

Anca Birliga from Bucharest Romania, a Doctor working in A&E.

Neven Korashi, 17 years old from Egypt, petitioning on her own to cut the troops in Afghanistan.

There are more to come!

Written by jonathanjk

July 10, 2011 at 23:29

Round Up ~ June’s Round Up

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Interviewed ~ Alrik Swagerman

Photojournalism ~ Looking Inwards Rather than Out 

MA Project ~ New Title New Images

MA Project ~ Part Three

MA Project ~ Part Two

Fuji X100

Round Up ~ Part Six

Free Running

Round Up ~ Part Five 

My review of the Fuji X100

Round Up ~ Part Four

With regard to round ups, I won’t be doing any more, news is becoming pretty scant plus I don’t have as much time to scour the web as often I as could before, instead if I find something interesting, I’ll just add it to the resource page (listed on the right) and tweet about it from time to time.

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July 2, 2011 at 16:11

Fuji X100 ~ Round Part Six

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MA Project ~ ‘Traces': New Title, New Images

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I’ve been thinking for a while now ‘Traces’ doesn’t say much about the project or it says too much because of its ambigious nature. That’s why it was only a working title.

At Swansea City Football Club, supporters chant ‘Who are we?’, which I think it interesting because in that context they are asking outsiders to question who they are. As I’m actually trying to answer that very question, it’s very succinct as a title and wholly relevant.

If I answer that question, shouldn’t it turn into a statement like: “Who we are”?

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June 16, 2011 at 14:16

Project ~ Free Running with the Fuji X100

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Slowly but surely as the X100 becomes an extension of my body, I’m beginning to handle it for the more fast paced projects I’m currently shooting, and don’t think it can get any faster than Free Running.

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June 12, 2011 at 00:56

Fuji X100 ~ Round Up Part Five

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Fair bit of news this week regarding Fuji X100.

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June 10, 2011 at 12:01


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