Tilt-shift adapter on the Fuji X-E2, X-Pro1, and X-T1 cameras |
Tom Grill

One of my favorite lenses for still life photography is the Nikon 85mm tilt-shift macro. I like working my lenses with wide open apertures, but at close distances where the depth of field is at it narrowest I often lose Read more …


Still life photography with a new Petzval lens on the Fuji X-E2 |
Tom Grill

The Petzval portrait lens was invented in 1840 by Joseph Petzval. This innovative design allowed much faster apertures than previous lenses, and significantly cut down the exposure times needed for taking pictures. A new version of the original Petzval design Read more …


An unfair comparison? The Fuji X-E2 vs the Sony A7r | Tom Grill

On the face of it, the idea of comparing the results from a smaller APS-C 16mp sensor to those from a larger full frame 36mp sensor is a completely lopsided affair, and something I did not intentionally set out to Read more …


A bit of New Orleans Voodoo with the Fuji X-E2 | Tom Grill

I am in New Orleans attending PhotoNOLA, the annual festival of photography that is held here. Having arrived a day early I did a mini tour of the city —  with my camera of course.  The sky below is the Read more …


Fuji X-E2 – Hands on review | Tom Grill

…. Conclusion: With this model Fuji has moved well beyond the introductory phase of the X-series with new features and modifications that make a real difference to a pro using this camera. Admittedly, many of these new features appear to Read more …


First look at the Fuji X-E2 and 23mm f/1.4 lens at PhotoPlus | Tom Grill

Fuji had its new X-E2 prominently displayed along with the soon to be available 23mm f/1.4 lens. I have both of these items on order so I was anxious to see them in the flesh. I did not expect the Read more …


Alternative close-up photography with the Fuji X-Pro1 and X-E1 |
Tom Grill

The traditional method of shooting close-up photographs is with a macro lens mounted on the camera, and, no doubt about it, this method provides the highest image quality when this is what is required. True macro lenses focus from infinity Read more …


Shooting the Fuji X-E1 with long lenses | Tom Grill

In my last blog post I editorialized about the need for long telephoto lenses in Fuji-X mount to expand the pro capabilities of the system. To explore this theme, over the past few days I have been using the Fuji X-E1 Read more …