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Wurtzberg Castle

I was recently in Germany on a cruise that stopped at the medieval town of Wurtzberg

This picture was taken with the Fujifilm XT2 and the 18 to 55 mm kit the lens.

Cosina 20mm f3.5 fd mount on Fujifilm XT20

This is an old lens that is really only useful from f8 onwards. I went for a lunchtime stroll to the queen Victoria building in Sydney to see how the lens would perform on the tougher lighting conditions. The lens struggled wide open but was surprisingly good from F8 onwords. Enjoy.


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.

Lance’s refuge for the homeless

I went for a walk today with the idea that if I saw anything interesting I could test the XPro1 and the new 50mm f2 Fuji lens – jpegs only. Initially I wondered past The Strand Arcade in all its yesteryear elegance and wonder. It’s a beautiful building full of beautiful shops, and makes for some great architectural images. But it wasn’t until I strolled past Martin Place and met Lance that my day grew richer. You see Lance runs a homeless refuge in Sydney designed to give homeless people safe refuge  – somewhere to sleep, eat and not be alone. According to Lance the local council had tried to shut the down a few times, without success. When I chatted to Lance for sometime what struck me was his passion and commitment to help others in need. Lance told me he has 10 children, but I didn’t feel brave enough to ask what circumstances led Lance to end up here. Interestingly Lance claims his organisation had successfully housed around 150 in the last year, claiming it was more than a whole government department had done with their largesse of resources. I asked Lance for a photo and he was obliging. I’m going to make a few nice prints for him and return with some donations for the refuge. Homelessness is rising and needs our attention. It certainly opened my eyes today. Oh, BTW, the camera was great too.

 

Fujifilm XPro1 – my new favourite camera

How did I not buy this camera earlier? I love the organic output it produces, and paired with the Fuji 35mm f1.4 lens it produces incredible files – jpeg and processed raw files. For me output is the most more important factor in creating an image. The files from this camera and lens combination are sublime, easily edited (both raw and jpeg), and the camera is fun to use. The following images were all shot with the 35mm f1.4 lens which creates sharp images with great contrast. Click images for bigger. Enjoy.

 

 

 

Fujifilm XPro 1 – still a great camera capable of stunning images in 2017

I’m late to the XPro1 party. Very late. But I’m not disappointed. This camera with its older XTrans sensor is capable of some stunning images when paired with the great lineup of Fuji lenses. Although many tend to praise it for its people pictures, its very capable of taking wonderfully rich and divine landscape shots…even with the 18-55mm kit lens. Yes the AF is slower than the latest bodies, however it’s had some firmware updates that make the AF improve significantly. Check out these shots with that lens. Enjoy and click pictures for larger view.

Fujifilm X100 still an amazing camera both for quality, workflow and value

All pictures processed in Iridient Developer and Lightroom very quickly. Shot in raw. Click for bigger.