Fuji X – In Camera Perfection

One of my favorite features of the Fuji X-Series cameras, including the X-T1 and previous models, is the in-camera RAW processing features.  Ironically enough, like the famous James Bond inventor of magical spy tools, this Fuji feature is accessed using the ‘Q’ button. This portrait of our newest kitten was… 

Muses on the Fuji X-T1 – First Thoughts

You don’t always know if you made the right decision until sometimes well after you made it.  This was the case with the Fuji X-T1.  I already had an X-Pro1, and X100s and an X-E2.  Why did I want an X-T1?  I labored over that thought for a few hours… 

Settings for Great Black and White with the Fuji X100s – Part II

Pages for Black and White with the Fuji X-Series Settings for Great Black and White with the Fuji X100s – Part I Settings for Great Black and White with the Fuji X100s – Part II (here) It’s a long time coming, but I wanted too finish the discussion I started… 

Fuji Firmware Update 3.10 for XF Lenses and the X-E2 – A Must.

Fuji announced a firmware update for four XF lenses to take advantage of the LMO and PDAF of the Fuji X-E2.  This version 3.10 is outstanding as I’ll tell you about in just a moment.  First, I always forget what those acronyms stand for.  I guess that comes from shooting… 

Initial Reaction to the Fuji X-E2

I waited for two days as the tracking number showed my package getting closer to delivery.  Like the initial hype of the Leica X-Vario, I didn’t want to build my expectations too high for the X-E2, but the concept of the X-Trans II sensor and better focusing was too tempting…. 

Leica X2 or Fuji X100s – Which to Take with Me?

The Fuji X100s has such great usability and the sensor detail is superb with the 35mm (equivalent) f/2.0 lens.  The Leica X2 has the same focal length, but starts at f/2.8, has a much slower focus, far fewer settings and uses a dial for the f/stop rather than a ring… 

Leica M 28mm f/2.0 ASPH with the X-Pro1

The gallery below represent images from my Outer Banks, NC trip during August.  These were shot with the Fuji X-Pro1 and the  Leica M 28mm f/2.0 ASPH lens.  Click any image to see them full-size. [Show as slideshow] 1

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm with the X-Pro1

The gallery below represent images from my Outer Banks, NC trip during August.  These were shot with the Fuji X-Pro1 and the Voigtlander Nokton 50mm lens in brass (the new version).  Click any image to see them full-size. [Show as slideshow] 1

Twin Nieces

Vacation with the Fuji X-Pro1 and Voigltander / Leica Lenses

I spent a week at the Outer Banks of North Carolina with extended family. I shot over 800 images using only two lenses – a Voiglander Nokton 50mm f/1.5 (newest version) and a Leica M 28mm ASPH f/2.0.  The next few articles will be some reflections and experiences on this… 

Fuji X-Pro1 Color Remains Outstanding

Storm clouds are a favorite of mine.  They are always changing, never the same twice and contain bright highlights and dark shadows.  Clouds have character and live and breath in the upper sky.  Clouds have terrific tonal changes and graduations.  Clouds contain sharp edges and almost bokeh-like interiors.  Coulds are… 

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