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Monday, May 12, 2014

I am an official International Fujifilm X-Photographer now :)

I had been contacted by Fujifilm in December 2013 where they invited me to become an official Fujifilm X-Photographer. And now my profile and portfolio have been posted on the official Fujifilm X-Photographer website:

My special thanks go out to Fujifilm Middle East and Fujifilm Germany who supported me in the process. I am honored and happy to join the official Fujifilm X-Photographer community. It feels humbling to be part of this awesome group next to highly respected and famous photographers like Zack Arias, Kevin Mullins and Mr. Strobist himself: David Hobby. But there are so many other talented and creative photographers in this group, too. It is certainly worth to browse around and look at what other photographers worldwide create with Fujifilm X-Cameras!

What will change about my FujiXfiles blog now?
My FujiXfiles blog has been read by more than half a million readers since I started it in mid-2012. I have gotten a huge amount of positive feedback and got to know so many great photographers from all over the world through it.

My main reason to start this blog was to show what these little Fuji-X mirrorless cameras can do and to post tips and tricks on how to get the most out of them. And I will continue to do it in the future, too! :)

Hamburg Marathon 2014 - Fuji X100S with WCL-X100
Yes, you can get good sport action photos without a big DSLR :) - Fuji X100S

The most read post on my blog so far has been the one about the X system AF focus tips. And while the overall performance of Fuji X-Camera AF has been constantly improved via FW updates it may still be worth to take a look at it again to get the best possible results from your X-Camera.

Fuji X100S SOOC B&W JPG look great!
Remember that the Fuji X-Cameras give you great B&W images straight out of the camera?

I will continue to write about my experiences with Fuji X-Cameras and show photos that I have taken with them. And I will still speak freely my personal opinion about Fuji-X products. I have no problem to point out things that I feel can improve the products. After all, I want the Fuji X-Cameras to be the best cameras as possible for me. And Fujifilm has shown in the past that they listen to us photographers and customers in order to built a long lasting customer relationship. And that is what inspired me to write this blog post after 3 years of using Fuji X-Cameras: "Domo Arigato Fujifilm and Ganbatte Kudasai!"

Hamburg rain street photography - Fuji X100S
Fuji does not let their X customers stand in the rain. I love the  FW feature updates :)

And one more thing! If the X-Photographer status will ever get me to test gear that is not announced, I will naturally not talk about it! 100% certain, so don't even ask! And if I'll ever speculate about future Fuji X products this will be based 100% on my personal opinion without any inside information or knowledge. In that respect my guess is as good as yours :)

With that out of the way, I hope that I can be of help to Fujifilm and all X-Photographers in continuing to make the Fuji X-System the best it can be.

Leica M6 - Ilford Delta 400 captures Fuji X-Pro 1
I am a rangefinder style camera guy - Here my Leica M6 captures my Fuji X-Pro 1 with XF 56mm lens

If you have any further questions or want to share your Fuji-X experiences just leave a comment below, Twitter me @HamburgCam or visit my Homepage at

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  1. Congratulations Marco, this is well deserved.

    1. Thank you Jeff! All of my fellow photographers and blog reader make this such a fun experience :)

  2. Welcome to the family

    1. Thank you Nick! What a great family to be part of :)
      And I love the Chick-O-Land photo. Street photography at its best!

  3. Congratulations, Marco. Well deserved.

  4. I've just come across your blog while doing an Internet search, Marco, and now have you bookmarked. Congratulations on being selected by Fujifilm!

    1. Thank you Andrew! And I was happy to read on your website, that you seem to quite happy with the Fuji X100S, too. It is a wondeful street photography camera :)

  5. I'm so delighted with the X100S, Marco, that I'm selling my DSLRs, and am planning to get an EX-2 and short zoom lens to complement it. And by the way, I've just set up my new blog, and the first post concerns the X100S, amongst other thinks

  6. Congratulation for you and really admire your photos !
    Just want to know how to become an official Fujifilm X-Photographer? And how to post photos or introduce ourself to Fujifilm official website?

    thanks alot!

    1. As far as I know Fuji is asking pro photographers to join if they fit to what they are looking for in a X-Photographer.

    2. Thanks for your reply!
      Just cant leave my x-pro1 from my hand, it just full of unexpected quality inside.Keep going!

  7. I'm curious how Fuji knows who is using their cameras?