Nikon D700 portrait + Nikkor 105mm f2.5 & Nikkor 85mm f1.8G

Now this camera is 8 years old and the 105mm lens is even older and only manual focus. This was a quick shoot and I should have used some lighting or a reflector to brighten the faces. Irrespective, it’s not bad for an older setup. Individual shots were taken by the 105mm and others with 85mm f1.8G.

Portrait with Fujifilm XT1 + Voigtlander 58mm f1.4

Just buy this lens! I have it for my Nikon and Fuji setups and its so wonderful for colour, contrast, bokeh and sharpness. With the Fuji it’s easy to use a manual focus lens as you can use the focus peaking function through the viewfinder. With my Nikon its a little more difficult as you have to trust your eye. Honestly, manual focus is not that hard, unless you’re shoot fast moving action – then autofocus is a must. Shot in raw and processed in Iridient Developer and Lightroom + SilverFX Pro for B&W. Enjoy 🙂

Portrait XT1 + Voigtlander 58mm f1.4

Portrait XT1 + Voigtlander 58mm f1.4

Medium format digital – exciting but 

Medium format film photography was at another level for resolution and detail compared with the 35mm format. For magazine work, posters, and large format prints it was an understandable format……for film. Move forward to 2017, where even the resolution from an iPhone, let alone micro 4/3, apsc or full frame options, is more than most people will ever need. Online photo sharing and delivery is the #1 distribution channel for digital photos, even film photos that have been scanned. Other than extreme pixel peeping, billboards or large format art prints, where is the market for this? Or are we seeing the early stages of medium format sensors becoming much cheaper and better so that dslrs of the future will all be medium format allowing extreme cropping? I’m pondering this question as I’ve been watching several reviews and online videos from all sorts of people claiming this is the an absolute must have camera. Really? For what purpose? Who’s printing huge files for commercial work? I’d guess about a handful of people. Are the range of full frame and apsc cameras not coping? I’d like to hear your views on this, so please drop me a comment. Thanks.

Sidewalk transference

Loving the Fujifilm XT20 and the manual focus Voigtlander 58mm f1.4 lens with the aid of focus peaking 😃

This incredible talented artist was producing a number of sketches outside QVB and I wanted to capture him "in the moment".

This is a jpeg file edited in LR mobile 👍🏻 all produced on my iPhone 7.

iPhone 7 can capture beautiful images

I captured this on the iphone 7 using ProCam app that allowed me to save as a raw file and edit in Lightroom later. Click for bigger.


Sydney Harbour and Luna Park on a cool winter evening

I was waiting for a relative and had an hour to walk around under the Sydney Harbour Bridge with my XPro1 and 18-55 lens. No tripod in hand, I had to improvise. Sydney’s Vivid light festival was about to launch, hence the colourful cityscape. All these were shot raw and edited in Lightroom. Enjoy. Click images for bigger view.