A Walk With My New Fuji X-T1


A Walk With My New Fuji X-T1:

Well, it isn’t exactly new…rather like-new :).  If you’re on any of my social networks, then you probably already know that I ended up getting a Fuji X-T1 recently.  It happened spontaneously.  I had absolutely no intentions of upgrading but my uncle was going to trade in his X-T1 for something different.  Instead, he made me an offer I couldn’t refuse: he offered to take my X-E2 in exchange for his X-T1 to use as a trade in.  The X-T1 was barely used (he works quite a bit, so he doesn’t have much spare time anymore), and seeing as there were a lot of features that I wanted from it, I jumped at the chance. [click to continue…]


Hasselblad 503CW Photos of a Golden Retriever


Hasselblad 503CW Photos of a Golden Retriever:

Since I posted my Hasseblad Diaries: Second Batch of Film article, I actually received a few emails regarding the photo of the golden retriever.  I guess I have a lot of dog lovers that visit my blog :) .  So, since I had a few remaining photos of her, and I’m currently working on the Leica Q review, I thought it would be nice to post up something light-hearted. [click to continue…]


The Hasselblad Diaries: My Second Batch of Film


The Hasselblad Diaries: My Second Batch of Film:

It’s Sunday, and I finally got to take a closer look at my second batch of film I received from the lab.  This time, I tried some Kodak 160 Portra and Tri-X film.  I actually had plans to send a lot more rolls to the lab but I can be rather impatient sometimes (often one of my major weaknesses), and I ended up sending whatever I had at the moment.  In fact, I’m not as happy with these rolls as last time, and that’s probably my fault since I just wanted to finish the rolls as quickly as possible, so I could see the results (with mailing and processing, it can take almost two weeks to see the photos: bad for someone who is impatient :) ).  The truth is, I’m still in the honeymoon phase with the Hasselblad, so I’m always eager to see my photos from it and to just shoot with it. [click to continue…]


A Lens Not Too Far! (Another Adapted Lens for Fuji X)


Note from Admin: Today, we have a really, really cool and neat guest post from Jed Orme.  Jed is a Fuji X user and he’s been experimenting a lot with adapting different types of lenses to his X-E2.  In this article, he’s adapted a vintage Fujinon SLR lens to his camera.  If you’re a fan of the X Series, you should definitely take a look at this article!  Thanks, Jed!

A Lens Not Too Far! (Another Adapted Lens for Fuji X) :

A while back, Patrick graciously permitted me to offer an article for his blog about my experiences in adapting two very special lenses for use with my Fuji X-E2 camera system. These were a Leica Tele-Elmarit 90mm f2.8 & a Zeiss Planar T 50mm f2, both adapted by using Fuji’s X to M lens mount adapter. I can only say that my foray into this world of using adapted glass on my Fuji has proved most enjoyable, & only whetted my appetite to see what else there might be out there. Turns out the options are practically limitless (virtually every old SLR film camera lens ever made almost), & there are adapter mounts made for a great number of them. [click to continue…]


Leica Q Type 116 Review Coming Soon


Leica Q Type 116 Review Coming Soon:

This is just going to be a short post to tell all of you what I’ve been up to recently.  Sorry for the lack of content but I’ve been quite busy in the background.  For those interested but haven’t seen it yet, I recently posted my Fuji XF 16mm F1.4 R WR lens review.  So, definitely check it out if you have some time.  Also, some of you might already know this from my social network feeds but for those who don’t, thanks to Bob Gramegna at the Leica Boutique of Bergen County Camera, I’ve been testing Leica’s new Q Typ 116. [click to continue…]