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There were questions in the other thread about the 16mm 1.4 for shooting people. I absolutely love this lense and the way it works for me is just perfect. Keeping these moments and telling the story is what I really enjoy and would love to improve! Here 3 recent ones taken with the 16mm 1.4 on the XE-2 (aperture 1.4 - 2.8)







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As I was a little lazy last time with providing my settings. I attached two more recent shots taken with the XF16 as a 'portrait / people / documentary' lens.



I was working on a project and we got all the shots I needed and had some fun. Just more in a jocking way I told her to show me the tongue. :P



(f1.4 1/750)




(ISO 400, f1.4, 1/12s)


People have mixed feelings about the bokeh and the out of focus areas on this lens - but I just love it.

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My first wedding with only Fujifilm cameras. All shots taken with X100f.


33413196520_d9892c4fb3_h.jpgOlga @Tallinn, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr


33413201400_a72433716d_h.jpgMihkel and Olga @Tallinn, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr


33641564622_38d7d8424e_h.jpgMihkel & Olga @Tallinn, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr


33413248830_f2acc9a26d_h.jpgHungry @Tallinn, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr

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Some concert photos from me. Cameron Carpenter performed in Tallinn yesterday evening. Great performer!


33344242733_978e54df2a_h.jpgCameron Carpenter @Nordea Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr


33312774794_7dd856a378_h.jpgCameron Carpenter @Nordea Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr


33312779624_b04c639e90_h.jpgCameron Carpenter @Nordea Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr


3x X-T2 + 50-140


33344250893_6468b5ffcd_h.jpgCameron Carpenter @Nordea Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr


X-T2 + 23/1,4

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