Practice, a noun

Routine shooting for long-term happiness Sitting over lunch. Images and thoughts bouncing between us, Shiela and I discussed what we had just experienced. The scene is an art gallery café and the images were, mostly, those of Walker Evans. The idea of “practice” emerges from...

X100F

Well it’s here !  The X100F is finally announced and that means I can talk about it at last. One of the downsides to camera testing is shooting lots of images over a few months with a pre production X100F but not being able to...

Fujinon 50mm f/2 first look – Completing compact

A compact 50mm, to complete the Fujinon f/2 nifty lens trilogy has finally arrived. And it’s fantastic.  Back in the fall of 2015 I reviewed the newly released 35mm f/2. It is an awesome lens, that I to this day still use on a weekly, if...

Interview with photographer Stefan Neagu

During the winter holidays I have finally met a fellow photographer from my hometown, Onesti, Romania, who uses Fujifilm cameras for his work and passion. Onesti is a small town, but one of the most important references to this city is that here, Nadia Comaneci...

X-Thusiast Featured Photographer Michael Pilsworth

  Our first X-Thusiast featured photographer of 2017 is Michael Pilsworth, who hails from Western Australia and enjoys wedding landscape and coastal photography. Let’s start with the basics, Michael. Where are you from? What are your hobbies? What are some important aspects of your...

Rückblick – a look at 2016

Places and faces captured on the job Just cleaning up the work Lightroom catalog and ran across a few images from the past year. Some are of places I traveled to for work. Some are of the people at events I photographed. Some are of colleagues, sometimes...

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year

Fujifilm Award for Innovation For the very first time, we shall be presenting the Fujifilm Award for Innovation, for an image chosen from the 2017 shortlisted images. Fujifilm, renowned for their innovative approach to camera development, will be seeking an image that represents their philosophy and has...

New Year – New Resolutions in Photography

Dear friends, the old and controversial 2016 has gone and a brand new year has already begun. Some of us like to do an overview of the past year, balancing the good and the bad, trying to synthesize some useful conclusions, followed by some “kind...

Side-by-Side Photo of the Fuji GFX and Pentax 645z Shows Size Difference

We all know mirrorless cameras are smaller and more portable, but when it comes to medium format, what does “portable” really mean? This photo of the mirrorless Fuji GFX 50s next to Pentax’s 645z gives you an idea. The photo was captured by photographer Dominique Schreckling,...

Graphite Brigade

The two top cameras in the Fujifilm X-series line just got a nice new paint job! This also marks the first “silver” X-Pro camera. Not really silver though. More like a really dark titanium/steel/graphite kind of color. What Fujifilm apparently did was add some more black to...