Fuji X-T1 vs. Leica D-Lux Typ 109 ISO Comparison

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Fuji X-T1 vs. Leica D-Lux Typ 109 ISO Comparison:

I’ve been raving about the high ISO capabilities of the Leica D-Lux Typ 109, and some of you have emailed me asking me for more info on the D-Lux.  So, I figured what better way to demonstrate its high ISO capabilities than to compare it to a camera that I know produces excellent high ISO files.  Therefore, I decided to compare it to my Fuji X-T1, and see how it would measure up. [click to continue…]


A Roll of Fuji Pro 400H With My Hasselblad


A Roll of Fuji Pro 400H With My Hasseblad:

I had a roll of Fuji Pro 400H that was sitting in my Hasselblad for quite a long time.  I think it was sitting in my camera for at least a couple of months, and I actually forgot what was on it.  I’ve just been so busy lately that I never get a chance to devote much time to shooting with the 503CW.  With a camera like this, at least to me, it takes actual time and a bit of devotion to take a decent picture.  It’s not really a snapshot kind of camera.  Anyway, I decided to quickly finished the roll, so I could see what was on it.  Plus, this is the first time that I’ve ever used 400H, and I was eager to see the differences between this and Portra. [click to continue…]


Fuji XF 27mm F2.8 Review: Pancake Lens For The X Series


Fuji XF 27mm F2.8 Review: Pancake Lens For The X Series:

If you want something that will produce excellent results all while maintaining a compact form, a mirrorless camera is hard to beat.  To match the small size of some of these mirrorless cameras, many manufacturers have built their own version of a “pancake” lens.  Fuji has a couple of lenses that are very compact like the XF 18mm F2 but the XF 27mm F2.8 is their first official pancake lens.  The truth is, I didn’t have much desire to try this lens when it was first released.  It didn’t seem like it had that many qualities that would help it stand out from the rest of the XF lenses other than its compact size.  But when I was planning for my trip to Walt Disney World, I wanted a very compact system, so I wouldn’t have to lug around so much gear in a place where there are long lines and a lot of walking.  I brought with me a Fuji X-T10, and I decided to give the XF 27mm a try because the focal length was right between a traditional 35mm and 50mm, and therefore, my thought was that this one lens coul get me through my trip.  Plus, I thought the ultra compact size would be a great match with the small dimensions of the X-T10.  Here are my results from this lens and what I think of it. [click to continue…]


First Snowstorm in New York City This Year


Finally a Real Snowstorm in New York City:

We finally have our first snowstorm, Winter Storm Jonas, in New York City this year.  Normally, I like my winters cold with snow on the ground.  I love breathing in the cold air, and I love how quiet it gets when snow starts falling.  Plus, the weather finally feels “normal” to me again for this season.  For those who do not know, we’ve actually had a very mild winter until recently.  Christmas here actually felt like a Spring day.  However, while I love the snow, I wasn’t expecting a snowstorm this big for the first one of the year ;). [click to continue…]


Leica D-Lux Typ 109 in Walt Disney World


Leica D-Lux Typ 109 in Walt Disney World:

I originally just wanted to bring the Fuji X-T10 and the XF 27mm F2.8 to Disney because I wanted to travel light.  But right before my trip, I decided to purchase a new D-Lux Typ 109.  I’ve always wanted one but I pretty much held out until now.  Seeing as it’s already a pretty compact camera, I decided to bring it as well because I didn’t want to wait until I got back to use it :). [click to continue…]