Some lenses are just underrated. My top lens is always a 23mm focal length or X100V which is also a 23mm fixed lens. So this weekend I decided to challenge myself to only work with my XF56mm F1.2 APD lens. Its mated with the new X-Pro3 and actually looks gorgeous together.
As many will know about this lens; neither the standard or APD version’s strength is in the auto focus. But once you nail it; you will certainly be rewarded. This lens shine best when you are planning to photograph people. Be it, fashion, location wedding portraits and even in the studio. You will not be disappointed.
But this weekend I am using it like a 23mm lens. I just shoot whatever comes my way. It’s not as versatile and takes a bit longer to get used to. Below are some photo taken with it and I think its pretty fun using this lens other than shooting portraits. Photo process in Capture One. Who also uses this lens for everyday shoots?
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Ivan Loh, A Fuji X-photographer is known for his quirky and different approach through his lens. He has received numerous accolades from the International Photography Award, New York and Photography Master Cup. Most Recently a Gold, 1st Place at the 2014 PX3 Prix De La Photographie in Paris .
Ivan started shooting since his teenage years with his father’s Nikon SLR and he hasn’t stopped since. He has lensed campaigns for clients such as Singapore Airlines, MTV Asia, Nike, Bossini, Nanyang Technological University(NTU) Tuas Power, Allianz Insurance, Manulife Insurance, HSBC Insurance, DHL. TNT, UOB, CAAS, Hilton Group, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Raffles Hotel, Diegeo, Embraer, Carlson, TATA Communication, HDB, Clark Quay, HOT FM 91.3, Kiss 92FM, JIA 88.3, Power 98, and CHIMJES.
His editorial works have appeared in magazines such as Conde Nast, Home+Living, TopGear Singapore, Her World, Cleo, Seventeen, FHM, Parents World and Home & Decor. His works have also glossed the pages of international magazines such as Asian Photography and Digital Photography(UK).
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