I’ll obviously have much more in the weeks to come but I thought I’d post these as an introduction. Yes, the viewfinder is something to behold… More to come.
Shot with the X-T1 and Fujinon XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
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Over the weekend, my friend Haru came over from Westchester to help me out. As some of you know, Bob at Bergen County Camera was nice enough to lend me a Leica 75 Summarit, and I wanted to test it out on a person. Luckily I have a very patient and understanding friend. So far, the lens is fantastic. Best of all, it’s not much bigger than a 50mm lens. I’m writing up a review on it using my M 240 but I will also be writing up my experience with it on my X-E2. The lens actually works superbly on Fuji, and since the lens isn’t that heavy, it still feels very balance on the X-E2. I had some time left over, and I thought I would take out my Zeiss Touit 12mm F2.8. I thought the 18mm equivalent of the Zeiss would offer a unique perspective, and more importantly, we had a blast with it. Plus, we were in very tight quarters, so a wide angle definitely came in handy. If you’re a frequent visitor to my blog, you probably already know that this is one of my favorite lenses for the Fuji X Series system. Other than it being big (especially with the hood), it’s a pretty handy lens, and excellent optically. When I bought it, I didn’t know I was going to use it so much but it turns out that this is one of my most used lenses. In fact, a lot of times, this is the only lens that I carry with me………
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It’s been raining non-stop for more than a week. You were hoping for a sunny weekend to go out and take some colourful landscapes, but you are now torn between curling up by the fire or wrapping yourself up in the warmth of the bed covers. You are thinking that there isn’t any light worth chasing. It’s grey, it’s cloudy, and it’s miserable. Yet, can you really be so sure that there is nothing out there worth shooting? It might sound odd to you but I’ve never minded the rain. I’ve always liked the sound of it, always appreciated rain sequences in films and always looked with curiosity at photographs that feature it. I think that rain or very cloudy days (if we want to talk about light) is always the ideal time for a training session. The reason is simple: you have to force your eye to look for less obvious things. You train yourself to look for details. You avoid classic wide-angle scenes that might have looked interesting bathed in an interesting light, but are clearly banal without……
A foggy and snowy day spent with my homies shredding together and snapping a couple pictures along the way with my pocket camera. Once again the Fuji X-E1 and XF 23mm f/1.4R proved to be a great combo despite the dumping snow and cold conditions. Check the whole series here……
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I had just returned from my Tokyo trip with the wife. I took 3 cameras with me (Leica X-VARIO, Ricoh GR-D IV, Minolta CLE) and spent a whole month shooting and testing these cameras. I had a lot of fun. As soon as I got back home (2 days later), my special ordered Ricoh GR Limited Edition arrived from Gastown Photo. I was ready to start shooting again. Another day later, a new camera appeared at my door from Fuji. How excited was I to review the new-ish Fujifilm X-E2? Was I tired of reviewing cameras? No way! I was pumped to start putting this camera to the test, especially comparing image quality with the Leica X-VARIO and my newly acquired Ricoh GR Limited Edition. All 3 cameras are very different, but they all share one thing in common: they all use a APS-C size sensor. How did the X-E2 compare? …..
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Wow, what a busy time it’s been recently! The crazy storms at Christmas and the quite frankly, manky weather ever since!!! Lots of exciting news to share with you – firstly major congratulations to my dear friend Catherine Connor and the team at Aspire Photography Training – who were awarded the ‘Best Photography Training Company’ by the SWPP this year, for the second year running. Go girls!!!! I’m really proud to be part of the Aspire training team and delighted to announce we’re running the Business Portrait seminars again this year in May, August and November. Come join us as we say NO to boring business photography, and YES to stylish workplace images, carefully created to give any business a visual boost! There are also some brand new seminars in the LTI/Aspire pipeline – so watch this space!! And while the girls in The Lakes have been demonstrating their own unique X-Factor, I’ve been testing a bit of my own!!! ……
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Adapting off brand lenses to specific camera’s is nothing new, people have been doing it for years, but this was my first real crack at testing some legacy glass on the X-Pro1, so I thought I would share some images from the shoot and some thoughts on the overall process. This story begins some time ago when I was browsing the consignment area over at The Camera Store and noticed a Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 ai-s just sitting there looking lonely with a nice little price tag attached to it. It tugged on my heart strings a little (not really) so I scooped it up along with the Metabones NF-X adapter and set out to start planning a shoot to test this new combo……
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I got lucky, and was the only person at IR headquarters when the Fuji X-T1 arrived. Who was going to stop me from taking it out for a weekend stroll?!? We’ll have you our lab First Shots soon, but in the mean time head over to our Fuji X-T1 gallery page and dive right in for some real world examples of what the X-T1 is capable of delivering. Our test sample didn’t arrive with a kit lens, so I shot with the Fuji XF 35mm f/1.4 lens, and tried for a good variety of shot types, field depths and ISOs given the short time that I had for this initial batch……
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A factory-fresh Fujifilm X-T1 arrived in our office last week, and editor Barnaby Britton spent the weekend trying it out, taking a range of sample images in different environments, with several lenses. Highlights of the X-T1′s specification include a 16MP X-Trans CMOS II sensor with on-chip phase detection, high-resolution EVF and 8 fps continuous shooting with AF tracking. Click the links below to view our gallery and detailed first-impressions review…..
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A week and a half ago, my wife’s grandmother passed away. They were very close, as she was and is to all of her grandparents. As her grandfather had already passed, the house now stands empty. Well, that’s not entirely true. Though the physical presence of her grandparents are gone, the memories and the reminders of love still fill the home. It is fascinating to see what people keep near to them. Her chair was her home base…..
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