Godox and Fujifilm TTL

I decided to take Dave Black‘s Skateboarding preconference workshop at the recent Photoshopworld in Orlando. It was the kind of class I thought would be outside my comfort zone, and it was. The workshop was held at the Metro Skateboard Academy. Having the workshop indoors...

Capture One and the Monkeys

I’m now using Capture One (version 12) almost exclusively. The control over noise and the Fujifilm Color Curves make for some stunning images. I’ve also found that the Fujinon XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Lens is really good for capturing the action in the theater...

My New Favourite Lens for the Fuji X System

Scottish Highlands, Fuji X-T3, Samyang 12mm lens, Kase 0.9 Soft ND Grad filter. ISO160, f/8.0, 1/00″ handheld.I have a new favourite lens for my Fuji X series cameras, but I can’t explain why. It’s the Samyang 12mm. That’s right, a Samyang lens. It’s sharp,...

I Bought a Lensbaby

The only flower I could find was a weed. Fuji X-T2 with Lensbaby Composer Pro Sweet 35. ISO800, 1/8″. Can’t recall the aperture and it’s not recorded. Recently, I decided to buy a Lensbaby for my Fuji X-T2. I’m not really sure why, but I had...

Fuji 18-135 Lens Review

Duomo, Pisa, Italy. Fuji X-T2, 18-135mm lens at 35mm. ISO200, 1/420″ at f/8.0.It’s been exactly 1 year today since I purchased and received this lens; I remember it well because of the terrible events of the Manchester Arena bomb. I’ve been promising to do a...

Return from Italy

Yes it’s leaning and not my photography. Fuji X-T2 with 18-135 lens, ISO200, f/8.0. For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been in Italy. Much of the time was trekking in the Cinque Terre but I also spent time in Genoa, Florence and Pisa. Technology proved...

Do I Love my Zeiss 32mm Prime?

Studying at John Rylands Library, Manchester. Fuji X-T2, Zeiss 32mm lens, ISO800, f/2.2, 1/100″ handheld. A couple of weeks back I mentioned that I had purchased a Zeiss 32mm prime for the Fuji X-T2. I’ve now had an opportunity to use the lens out in the...

Super Lens Performance on the Fuji X-T2

Blackpool beach. Fuji X-T2 with 18-55mm lens. ISO200, 1/240″ at f/9.0. Handheld. I mentioned in a recent post that I purchased a new 32mm Zeiss prime for my Fuji X-T2. If you read the post, you’re probably thinking I’m going to tell you how great the...

For the Love of a Prime Lens

Reflections on Formby Beach. Fuji X-T2, Fuji 10-24 lens at 10mm. ISO200, f/13, 1/50″, 2 stop ND Grad. Converted in Lightroom using the Acros Yellow profile for the Fuji. Contrast adjustment and effects using Nik Color Efex. I have done something rash! Yes, again. Having sold all...

Seeing Double

There are functions of your camera that sometimes get forgotten in the push to get the perfect image in your camera.  I was doing some hand held macro work outside in the back yard. There was a slight breeze so I switched the Fujifilm X-T2...