Posts Tagged ‘gear’

More Thoughts on the Fuji X-E1

June 27, 2014 | 11 comments

A little while ago, I spent some quality time comparing the Fuji X-E1 to the newer X-E2. I tried to give an honest appraisal of both cameras, pointing out where the X-E2 had leapt forward, and where it still fell short. In that comparison, I praised the X-E1 for its excellent value, image quality, and […]

What’s in My Bag? 9th Street Derby, Ep. III

March 29, 2014 | No comments yet

For the third year running, I will be spectating and photographing Durham’s Ninth Street Derby, a modern reincarnation of a hallowed classic, the Wellspring Criterium. In 2012, I had no idea what to expect, and showed up with a Canon 5D, a Canon 1DmkIII, and probably my three zooms (16-35 f/2.8L, 24-70 f/2.8L, and 70-200 […]

Fujinon 56 f/1.2 First Impressions: Bokeh with a Side of Bokeh!

March 13, 2014 | One comment

After a two-month long post-pre-order wait, I finally have my Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R… I have barely had time to shoot with it, and am looking forward to a headshot session tomorrow morning and then a wedding next week when I’ll really get to put it through its paces. As someone who previously owned […]

What’s In My Bag: Atlanta Bound

February 26, 2014 | No comments yet

It’s been a pretty quiet couple of weeks in my photography world, and I’m off to Atlanta with my family tomorrow, to spend a weekend exploring the Georgia Aquarium, Underground Atlanta, the Legoland Discovery Center and to generally explore another notable Southern city. I figured I’d take a quick minute to do a What’s in […]

Southern Snowpocalypse with the Fuji X-E2

February 13, 2014 | No comments yet

As you have no doubt seen by now, North Carolina is muddling through a winter storm that is dropping snow, sleet, and freezing rain on us, and bringing everything to a complete standstill. Whether you think it’s the apocalypse or laughable, it is rare weather here and presents the opportunity to (finally) photograph in some […]

Heavy Cream: In Search of Bokeh with the Fujinon XF 18-55 f/2.8-4 OIS

January 30, 2014 | 28 comments

Somewhere along the line, I decided that the ideal everyday Fuji kit for me was either the X-E1 or X-E2, the Fujinon 18mm f/2 XF R, the Fujinon 35mm f/1.4 XF R, and the Fujinon XF 18-55 f/2.8-4 R LM OIS. I was prompted to blog about this lens after I did Google search after […]

X-E1 vs. X-E2… since you asked

January 10, 2014 | 22 comments

Yeah, this is a gear post. Some folks have asked me recently about the Fujifilm X-E1 vs. the X-E2, and so here’s my way of responding. I was going to just move past talking about the gear for awhile since it is only contributing to an unhealthy fixation on the parts of photography that don’t […]

Fujinon XF 18mm f/2.0 Firmware Update

December 20, 2013 | No comments yet

Fuji shooters, I somehow missed the announcement of this lens firmware update, so presumably others did, too. Yesterday I updated both my X-E1 and X-E2 with the recently released firmware, and upon mounting my 18mm f/2 to the X-E2, found that it had firmware available also. This update follows the others from a few months […]

Nikon, What ARE YOU SMOKING? The problem with ‘retro’ in the digital age.

November 4, 2013 | 2 comments

Yeah, yeah, I’m complaining about a camera that doesn’t even officially exist yet. Yeah, I’m one of those guys. Thing is, I’m not actually complaining about the camera at all, but rather wanted to take this opportunity to say “WTF Nikon marketing???” as the internet is already abuzz with leaked photos of the anticipated retro-styled Nikon Df. […]

Continuing the Love Affair – A Practical Review of the Fujifilm X-E1

October 28, 2013 | 6 comments

It’s hard to know where to start. For one, I don’t love writing reviews, with lots of technical information and 100% crops and stuff like that. For another, this camera has been out for awhile now, and I don’t know that I have a lot to share, other than my own experience with, and opinions […]