Monday, January 30, 2017

Shooting Black and White with the Fuji X-T2

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Fuji X-T2, XF 23 f/1.4 R, 1/850 sec, f/8

Pacheco Pass, Oak

Fuji X-T2, XF 23 f/1.4 R, 1/550 sec, f/6.4

This camera begs to be shot black and white, just put it in the ACROS film simulation mode and look through the view finder. Yes its not as simple as that, but it helps to look through a view finder and see the world in black and white. It also helps to see those image previews that way too.

When in ACROS mode though, you see that high contrast black and white image before taking the shot, to me it simplifies the seeing in black and white, which is not always as easy as it sounds.

I tend to shoot a lot more black and white with my X-T2 than I do with my 5D Mk IV, a lot has to do with the ability to see the image in the view finder. The way Fuji images are rendered in black and white is another attraction to shooting that way.


Fuji X-T2, XF 23 f/1.4 R, 1/550 sec, f/8


Fuji X-T2, XF 56 f/1.2 R, 1/280 sec, f/2.5


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Fuji Medium Format GFX 50S Launch

Today Fuji officially launch the GFX 50 S medium format mirrorless.

My dream camera? Perhaps, this one I will rent with the GF 32-64mm f/4 R LM WR lens as soon as it is available. This is what I consider a landscape photographers dream camera. With all the technology from Fuji's X-cameras going in to a larger sensor like this, I can only imagine how nice the images will be on a large monitor or large format printer.

Fuji announce the X100F, X-T20, XF 50 f/2 R WR

 Another big day for Fuji, with multiple announcements, including the X100F. It gets all the expected updates, including the focus toggle lever and the 24 mp sensor from the XPro 2 and XT-2 cameras. This is a very nice second camera, small and light weight, great for street and casual shooting. This will be a great upgrade for all current X100, X100S and X100T users and anyone looking for great image quality in a small package.

The Fuji X100F

Monday, January 16, 2017

Fuji X-T2 and the XF 23mm f/1.4 R

Pacheco Oak in the Fog
Fuji X-T2, XF 23mm f/1.4 R, f/7.1, 1/500 sec, ISO 400

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Fuji X-T2 - Fuji filters in Lightroom


Art at the Allen Institute, Lk Union, Seattle, Wa.
Fuji X-T2, XF 35 f/1.4, 1/10 sec, f/7.1, ISO 200, ACROS +R

Friday, January 6, 2017

Fuji Landscapes

Images In Light: Latest Work &emdash; Salish Dreams

Salish Dreams
Fuji X-T2, XF 56 f/1.2, 1/210 sec, f/2.2, ISO 200, hand held.

I got the Fuji X-T2 as a 2nd camera for events and travel, but I'm keen to try it out on my favorite subject, landscapes. In the past I have used Fuji x-cameras for landscapes, but there has never been enough resolution. Now with 24mp, I should have plenty.  

The Black and White images I get from Fuji cameras are especially nice, and I'm looking forward to doing a lot of landscapes in this style. The X-T2 also gives me the ability to shoot low to the ground with the tilting LCD. The combination of this with the high quality Fujinon lenses, great Black and White files and the 24mp sensor should produce some fantastic images.

Another plus for the Fuji system is its auto ISO settings, I don't fear bumping my ISO up, its nice to not worry about ISO. While on a tripod, I'll still shoot at ISO 200, but I have no problem shooting Black and White landscapes at ISO 800.

Fuji X-T2, XF 56 f/1.2, 1/680 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200, hand held.

Of course I do love Fuji colors too : )


Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Fuji X System

 XT-2 XF 56 f/1.2, 1/280, f/1.2 ISO 200, Acros