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Posts from the “Fujifilm X-Series” Category

Fuji 56mm 1.2 R Recap

Posted on January 23, 2014

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Here’s a nice recap from Bert Stephani letting us know how the 56mm 1.2 gets the job done on the field. Patrick LaRoque rocked it hard core with a 4 piece article in the usual storytelling way that exemplifies LaRoque’s work.

Rico Pfirstinger shares an amazing Flickr set which shows the depth of field power of this lens. Overall, this is one cracking lens which I’m sure will make its way to lots of Fuji X-shooters pros and enthusiast alike.

On Documentary Photography

Posted on December 6, 2013

Intro These are the words of Jeff Ascough responding to some queries on the obsession with sharpness and if images are good or not, and the how and why which are relevant to today’s discussion. And for me, that’s why the moment always wins. My following comments are a generalization, and not directed at you personally. This is one of my pet rants, so be warned!! I’m afraid one of the problems with digital photography is that people have become so anal about sharpness, to the point of it dominating everything else. Seeing an image at 100% on a 30″ monitor is not living in the real world. The amount of wasted hours of rubbish spoken about sharpness across the internet is bizarre. Maybe if…

Happy Holidays Fujifilm

Posted on December 5, 2013

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Its not often one thanks a camera manufacturer but I feel obliged to give my best to Fujifilm and their whole team. Your cameras have changed my photography for the best and have given me a new outlook, a new way of seeing, and for all that, and all those things left unsaid, I wish Fujifilm a Happy Holiday season and I look forward to December 19th.

The Moment always Wins

Posted on November 30, 2013

As photographers we’re trained to always look for the perfect exposure. Dial in your ISO, your shutter speed, get your aperture right where you want and perhaps dial in some neg exposure compensation and voila the perfect image. Not in a million years. Who wrote the “Declaration of Photography” and show me where it says the you all your images must always be perfect to be a great image. A few moments ago, I was listening to one my favorite wedding photographers, Kevin Mullins (stay to tuned for his upcoming “Rig”) on his recent visit to the Fujifilm headquarters where he gave a presentation on his use of the Fuji X series camera and lenses. If you have not had a listen, then by…

Towards Recovery

Posted on November 16, 2013

It was a typical Wednesday morning until I received that call. About 10:43am my iPhone rang. It was my mother calling to notify me that that my father had to stay at the hospital and have a neurosurgery consult. I was instantly shocked with disbelief as my father is as healthy as a horse. He’s 69 years old but he’s the kind of man that hasn’t slowed despite having been retired since 65. It turns out my father had been having some slight headaches on the right side of his head for the last few months and he really didn’t think much of them. As a family, we were all going through a trying time as my uncle, my father’s younger brother, had been…

The One that I love

Posted on November 6, 2013

To me this special lady means the world to me and even though we’re not technically married we’re life partners for sure, she’s my soul mate. I love you Isa. On the technical side of things I must say I really love the XF 35mm its a jack of all trades and master of many. A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person – Mignon McLaughlin     Images captured with the Fuji XE1 and Fujinon XF 35mm with the Rebecca Lily Pro Set II      

Almost Christmas

Posted on November 5, 2013

Its unbelievable but the year is almost over. Down here in Miami we don’t really have any other season that’s not scorching summer but nonetheless Isabel and I enjoy the ornaments and as usual she always buys some every year.   All the images captured by the Fuji XE1 & XF 35mm and processed with Rebecca Lily Pro Set II