Uli Planz

X-Pert 53 Interview

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Uli planz is a Fuji-X photographer from kelkheim in main taunus-kreis, just outside of frankfurt.

Uli's photographic strengths include portraiture and architecture photography. He grew up with the passion for photography and is now living out his passion as a full time photographer. Uli's ethos has always been that of believing first in the critical eye of the photographer and technology thereafter. Sensors and processors change and the importance and reliance on equipment is often overrated. Uli's work is superbly detailed and he takes full advantage of the Fuji XF35mm lenses character and capabilities. His gallery of shots taken with XF35mm f/1.4 lens really do showcase the versatility of the 53mm FOV.

Here is Uli's X-pert 53.

1. What Genre Of Photography Do You Specialise In?

People, portrait, architecture, street, events and working-situations, travel-report.

2. Why Do You Like Using The XF35mm Lenses?

Because it´s very near to the view angle of the human eye.

3. What Do You Like Photographing The Best With Your XF35mm Lens/Lenses? Why Your Choice?

Portrait, street, events.

Why Your Choice?

Because it´s almost good for everything, and it´s small and light. I need a "fast“ lens and the big aperture.

4. Do You Shoot Professionally With The XF35mm Lenses?

Of course! It´s one of my most important lenses.

5. Fuji XF35mm F/1.4 Or Fuji XF35 F/2? Why Your Choice?

XF 35/1.4.

Why Your Choice?

I need a "fast“ lens with aperture 1.4 as I use it most wide open. I love the controlled blur.

6. How Often Do You Reach For Your XF35mm Lens/Lenses?

For advertisement photography or portrait maybe 10%, for street and travel 50% and more.

7. Could You Live With Just An XF35mm Lens In Your Photography Bag?

From time to time, depends on the situation. I would miss my 18mm, which is one of my other favourites.

8. Do You Like To Use Available Light Or Studio Light With Your XF35mm Lens/Lenses?

I never shoot in studios, too boring. Yes, I love available light and a fast lens like the 35/1.4 is perfect for that.

9. What Fuji-X Camera Body Do You Prefer To Use The XF35mm Lenses On? Why Your Choice?

Not a special one. I use it with the Pro2, X-T1 and X-T10. My smallest Fuji, the X-T10 is my companion for travel photography.

Why Your Choice?

Because the combination of this small body with a tiny 35mm is light and easy to handle.

10.Do You Have Any Favourite Photographs Using The XF35mm Lenses?

Yes! You´ll find some of my favourites with this interview

11.Finish This Line: The Fuji XF35mm Lenses Are…

…a must have. Who says that a 35mm (53mm) is a boring lens, is not a real photographer.

Iain Palmer

Abundant Magazine