Well it’s official, the holiday season has begun and with that all the ornaments are starting to resurface around the house. The Christmas tree is out, somehow this year with less decorative balls and less lights but still gallantly hanging in there.
Getting my feet wet again with street photography and testing the autofocus of the Fujinon 35mm f/2 R WR. The lens snaps into focus instantly with no delay whatsoever. Its worth mentioning that the aperture ring on this lens has the perfect amount feel to it, its the best of any Fuji XF lens I’ve ever used. It’s not to easy to turn but not to hard, it’s just the right amount of tactile feel. Couple these features with no lens shatter and it being weather resistant and amazing sharpness and I suspect this 35mm is well on the way of being another Fuji classic. How about that for a Fujinon 35mm (EFOV 50mm) lens combination!
The new Fujinon XF 35mm F2.0 WR is Fuji’s latest addition to its lens line up. The past rumors proved to be right after all and Fuji decided to make a sharp super fast focusing 35mm lens but this time F2.0 and weather resistant (WR). I don’t believe this new lens replaces what many already consider to be a classic, the highly esteemed and already well proven Fujinnon XF 35mm 1.4R, but on the contrary, compliments the Fujinon lens lineup for different photography applications.
Another year has come and gone in a blink of an eye. So many things happened this year that its hard for me to even begin to recall all of them.
Photographyically speaking, it was a rather slow year for me. I looked back at some of the post from this year and selected my favorite. Again, I must say that the Fujifilm X-series never cease to amaze me. I had the opportunity to shoot some projects full frame (un posted here though) and I can say the differences between Fujifilm X-series and full sensor camera are definitely reducing more and more.
Havana Club (7 years) in hand (its legal to walk and drink on the streets of Cuba) and cruising the streets of La Habana. Life is good as the commercial says.
As I did my thing through the streets I couldn’t help but think of the stark contrast between my home and my in-law’s but for some reason the differences disappear as you meet the people on the streets and conversations are started over Mojitos, Daiquiris, and Bucanero.
Time flew, it was a short flight of only 40 minutes from Miami and in a blink of an eye we arrived in Boyero, Cuba (location of the Jose Marti Airport). From here we took a cab to La Habana, Cuba’s capital city, and the adventures began.
At first, it was a huge culture shock but then I quickly realized just how special La Habana really is. La Habana is a beautiful city trapped in a time capsule but nonetheless it exudes a unique beauty that in my opinion can only be appreciated with your own eyes. Its for sure a one of the “must see” cities in the world.
While browsing for X100s images on Flickr (something I do sometimes while I’m in bed) and I bumped into this image from a photographer named Jonni Armani and I was instantly awe struck. “Oh my,” I told myself, if I could pull this of it will be amazing.
My name is Keith and I am a photographer. I mostly exhibit my work these days, but I enjoy shooting corporate seminars/events and shooting stock when I am in that frame of mind. I also work as a photo editor for a large photo agency.