Fuji Gear Review

X100T Essential Accessories

A top down view of a black X100T with thumb grip, wrist strap and lens hood attached.

The X100 series cameras from FujiFilm are a joy to shoot with out-of-the-box, but they benefit enormously from a few essential accessories. These  improve the ergonomics, add a little physical protection from bumps and scuffs and make them even more gorgeous to behold. Fuji X100T Premium Leather Case The Fuji case comes in two parts, a lower half-case […]

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Queen Street Mill

Looking up at a lightly smoking, red brick mill chimney with a cloudless blue sky behind.

Since moving to the former heart of the Industrial Revolution, up in the North of England, I’ve become fascinated by our industrial heritage. Where I live in the Calder Valley, the hollow remnants of old mills still dot the landscape, but there’s little sense of what these places were once like in their heyday. Worse still, this […]

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From the Archives #7

I’ve finally parted with my beloved X-E1 after three years and many thousands of images. In its place I’m now the proud owner of an X-T10. Wow what an upgrade in performance this is! I’ll do a full write up soon and why I chose the X-T10 over an X-Pro 2 or X-T1. In the meantime […]

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Winter’s Gloom

I loath wet winters; where it’s mild but grey, gloomy and the defining feature of most day’s weather is the amount of rainfall. Unfortunately the winter of 2015-16 has thus far matched that description here in the UK. To make matters worse, a seemingly relentless series of storms has caused untold misery through devastating flooding, including in the valley […]

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Article Fuji Tips

Getting the most from X-Trans in Lightroom

A quick history lesson: X-Trans vs Bayer Since the introduction of the X-Pro 1 four years ago, the majority of Fuji X Series cameras have sported image sensors with an unconventional colour filter array which Fuji calls “X-Trans”. If you’ve come to the Fuji system from any other brand of camera, or indeed earlier Fuji cameras, […]

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Merry Christmas

Just a quick post to wish all my readers a Merry Christmas and a happy new year. It doesn’t feel very festive here in the UK given the warm, wet weather but at least London looks pretty with all the decorations up. This shot from Oxford Circus was taken on Christmas Eve at twilight.

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Fuji Gear Photos Review

Fuji XF 55-200 F3.5-4.8 R Review

When I was a Nikon shooter I was always quite fond of the 70-300 VR zoom lens. It wasn’t technically super sharp at the long end, but it had good range and nice bokeh. After moving over to the Fuji system, for some time the longest AF lens I had was the 60mm f2.4. While it’s actually quite […]

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From the Archive #6

I recently came across the work of Masashi Wakui, a Japanese photographer who produces some wonderful stylised street photography of scenes around Tokyo. In particular I really love his nighttime shots which I feel do a great job of capturing the essence of the city. It gave me the inspiration to go back through my […]

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Happy Halloween!

Apologies for the lack of posts lately, I’ve been busy with work and not had that many opportunities to go out with the camera. As Halloween is almost upon us I thought I’d post this recent shot which I think looks rather spooky. It’s an abandoned cottage near where I grew up that’s been empty […]

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