Many photographers suffer from this ailment and have been unable to find a cure. There is no vaccine for this sickness and the manufacturers are in a plot together to keep feeding the addition. One of the latest to join this conspiracy is Viltrox. Just when I thought that Fuji lenses were sufficiently expensive to… Continue reading GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome)
The Fujifilm cameras are well known for their beautiful and accurate film simulations, but there is a sub-culture within the Fuji owners world dedicated to refining those original simulations even further. One that I am particularly fond of, although not strictly a film emulation, is the Leica Monochrom sim produced by Mark Adams at onecameronelens.… Continue reading Fuji simulation – Leica Monochrom
Yesterday I mentioned the X100V, today here's a quick shot taken with that camera in the fog this morning. Having sold off some of my Nikon kit recently, I picked this up yesterday afternoon. This is an out-of-the-camera jpg (other than the slight vignette) using the Classic Negative film simulation with no other parameter changes.… Continue reading Fuji X100V – Day 1
Sometimes the simple things can be fun too. This morning I took out an old Fuji X-E2S that I've been trying to sell for a while, put on a manual focus 28mm pancake lens and set the camera to Jpg only. The form factor is very much like the new X100V although the quality is… Continue reading Back to basics
This week I replaced my old iPhone 7 with the Google Pixel 4a, primarily for the camera. I haven't been disappointed. The tones that come straight of the camera are perfect for autumn - this image has had hardly any post shot processing - and the portrait mode (not shown here) produces beautiful shots. Unfortunately… Continue reading Google Pixel 4a – Camera
This weekend I had what you would call a significant birthday, and for that birthday my wonderful wife bought me the Fuji 100-400mm lens to pair with my X-T3. Until now, if I wanted to shoot birds effectively I've been using my Nikon D500 and the Nikkor 200-500mm lens. That is a powerful combination and,… Continue reading Fujifilm 100-400mm lens – photography for seniors!