Taylor-René with the Fuji X-S10 and 50mm f1.0

Taylor-René, Precision Camera - Austin, Texas

Taylor-René, Precision Camera – Austin, Texas

This is part two of my experience using the Fujifilm X-S10. Yesterday, I posted pictures using a 16mm f2.8 wide-angle on the X-S10. It made for unconventional portraits, but interesting nevertheless. Today, I have Taylor-René again but with a more conventional portrait lens — the Fuji 50mm f1.0. I’ve played with this beast of a lens before. Take a look at these portraits I made with the 50mm f1.0.

The portraits from yesterday were blue-ish though not by choice. After I changed to the 50mm, I asked my shooting partner to warm up the color on the LCD. While too warm for my taste, I prefer it over the blue. I still have to deal with editing JPEGs, however. Since I don’t have the RAW processor for the X-S10. I’ve done the best I can, taming the highlights and lifting shadows. Not perfect, but almost serviceable.

As you can see, the body proportions are a lot more flattering. And, at f1.0, the background is now buttery smooth.

Taylor-René in Capture One - Austin, Texas

I had some doubts about the Fuji X-S10. After some use, I started warming up to it. It’s not the prettiest Fuji, but very functional. Its beefy grip is one of Fuji’s largest and made using the hefty 50mm 1.0 a lot easier. Even for such a small camera. The focusing system is Fuji’s best, comparable to the flagship X-T4. I used face and eye-tracking, which worked accurately in my portrait session.

The X-S10’s biggest plus for me is the in-body image stabilization. A feature that is still new to Fuji and only exists in a handful of cameras. The Fuji X-S10 is about the size of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III. However, with the larger sensor and a beefier grip, it bests the Olympus in several ways. It might very well be my next Fuji camera. I’m not planning to buy it this year. But, you never know.

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