Equipment & more

This section includes cameras, lenses, lights, software, film, paper computers, printers and all the other ancillary bits and pieces needed to make images.

Fuji X-T1 with 50-140mm f2.8 zoom lens

Pros and cons of the Fuji X system

Or why do I still keep my Canon equipment? I have been using the Fuji X system for over two years now and have hardly used my Canon system in that time. So why am I still hanging on to it?

compact system camera, review, Fuji X-T1, camera system, Fuji X
Capture One Pro 9 logo

Capture One Pro 9 service release 9.0.1

Phase One have today (17 December 2015) released a service update for their latest version of Capture One Pro. This is mostly a bug fix release, most notably to address the memory leakage when working with Canon cameras and several other bugs that caused the software to crash.

software, capture one pro, raw converter
Fuji X-T1 with 18-55mm zoom lens

New firmware 4.2 for Fuji X-T1 released

New firmware for the Fuji X-T1 has been released today, 17 December 2015. This was promised, then the notice was withdrawn almost immediately. It became a possibility again earlier in the week.

firmware, Fuji X-T1, kaizen
The Journey

Getting Serious with Fuji

I established that the Fuji X series would meet most of my photography needs in my last post on the subject. I was at the point where I needed to start using it seriously to understand what the Fuji system could do.

Fuji X, X-T1, camera system, compact system camera, camera, mirrorless
USS Constellation

The sailing ship effect and DSLRS

The times they are a'changing. The dominant camera technology of the last fifty or more years is being challenged. Digital photography means the single lens reflex (SLR) camera is facing the prospect of being replaced by mirrorless system cameras or even, for many users, by the smartphone.

camera, dslr, camera system, compact system camera
Capture One Pro 8 logo

Capture One Pro 9 released

A new chargeable upgrade of Capture One Pro, version 9, was released today, 30 November 2015. This ninth iteration of Capture One Pro is a major upgrade with many new features and many of the tools appear to have been redeveloped or enhanced.

software, raw converter, post production, Capture One
Fuji X-T1 with 18-55mm zoom lens

First year with Fuji X system

It was late spring 2013, I had made my decision and bought a Fuji X-E1 with 18-55mm kit lens. I would now start on a long term evaluation to establish whether the Fuji system could replace my excellent, but too heavy, professional Canon outfit.

Fuji X-T1, Fuji X, camera, review, mirrorless, compact system camera, CSC
PC synch socket on Fuji X-T1

Why is a PC socket professional?

It has long been suggested that cameras for professional and enthusiast photographers should have a coaxial socket for flash. Why?

Canon 1Ds3 and Fuji X-T1 basic outfit

Changing systems: a big decision

I have only changed camera systems twice in my 45 years in photography and one of those was from Canon FD mount to the Canon EOS system with autofocus. I share the reason behind my current change and the decision making process.

camera system, Fuji X, mirrorless, camera, compact system camera

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