Monthly Archive: July 2013

Jul 23

Fujifilm’s New Firmware for X-Pro 1 and X-E1

Today, Fujifilm released versions 2.0 (X-E1) and 3.0 (X-Pro1) of the camera firmware for their X-Mount mirrorless cameras.  This has been a long anticipated firmware update, and it adds some great features: Addition of focus peaking to highlight in-focus areas during manual focus Quick adjustment of viewfinder magnification between 3x and 10x using the rear …

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Jul 21

The Lone Tree

Ominous - Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 @ f/8

As I was driving yesterday, I drove through some heavy rain, and after it cleared, I noticed the clouds were simply awesome: tons of contrast and waves.  I got off the highway and began searching for a subject to highlight these clouds.  I originally was looking for a vantage point for rolling hills across the …

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Jul 19

Telling a Story: The Chair

Abandoned Chair - Day #1

Over the past month, I’ve had a chance to sort of do a little photographic storytelling by creating a series of images over time.  On my way to work every day, I pass a series of abandoned parking lots that used to serve a rather large strip mall that has since been demolished.  Usually these …

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Jul 12

For the Sake of Future Generations: PRINT!

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While my main readership is geared towards the serious photographer, this article is sound advice for anyone who takes pictures, from the new parent who only shoots some quick, half blurry photos of their kids on their cell phone to the working professional.  This is a bit of advice that really can’t be put off.  …

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Jul 11

Review: Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Distagon (Fuji X-Mount)

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Carl Zeiss, AG has been one of the premier optics companies for over 150 years. The name is synonymous with optical quality, and their lenses carry high expectations. The majority of interchangeable lenses made by Zeiss have been manual focus lenses, from their extremely highly regarded Contax line of the 70s and 80s to the …

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Jul 07

Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 vs Fujinon 14mm f/2.8 R

Fujinon 14mm f/2.8 (left), Zeiss 12mm f/2.8 (right)

With the release of Zeiss lenses for Fuji and Sony’s NEX, many owners of Fuji’s X system have been wondering whether the new Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Distagon is worth the nearly $400 price premium over Fuji’s already outstanding 14mm f/2.8.  I reviewed the 14mm f/2.8 last month, and I’ve found it to be one …

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