Posts Tagged ‘x-e1’

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 […]

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 […]

Polar Vortex Serendipity

January 8, 2014 | No comments yet

One of my favorite new shows on NPR is ‘Snap Judgement.’ If you’ve never listened to it, it’s definitely worth checking out. Not only is Glynn Washington a good storyteller in his own right, but he has also assembled a staff that finds amazing folks with amazing stories. A recent episode that I’d downloaded to […]

Winter Doldrums – Keeping on When There’s No Color & No Snow

December 30, 2013 | No comments yet

This blog is dedicated to my wife Hanna, who has to put up with my complaining and frustration every winter as I pass through these winter doldrums. It is also dedicated to Isaac, my intrepid companion on many of my excursions. He puts up with cold, rain, and boredom in exchange for the occasional ice […]

Appalachian Holiday

December 17, 2013 | 2 comments

 “The old hunger for voyages fed at his heart….To go alone…into strange cities; to meet strange people and to pass again before they could know him; to wander, like his own legend, across the earth–it seemed to him there could be no better thing than that.” –Thomas Wolfe As I prepare a ‘Year in Review’ […]


December 11, 2013 | 3 comments

Dawn and Robert have been married for ten years, and finally had the wedding they’d always wanted. Durham fixtures who I have had the good fortune to get to know over the past few years, Dawn and Robert are incredibly kind, thoughtful, and charismatic people that have assembled a fascinating crowd of friends and family […]

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. […]

Rise of the Undead in the City of Oaks

November 2, 2013 | No comments yet

A chilly breeze blew through Moore Square in Raleigh, the City of Oaks. The sun was setting, the fall leaves rustling. From bars and restaurants that line the square came the sounds of laughter, and conversation. Suddenly, there were sounds of shuffling, and groaning, of lifeless legs dragging along the sidewalk. My son and I, […]

Is Full Frame Necessarily In Your Future?

October 30, 2013 | 3 comments

In 2006, I had a Nikon D200 and D300, and was looking longingly at the gorgeous full frame 5D in the greener Canon pastures. At the time, I knew that something full frame was about to drop from Nikon, but I knew that it would be expensive, and out of my budget, whereas the 5D […]

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 […]