Saturday, 12 October 2013

The Fuji colours

When I switched to digital the foliage season here in Ontario has become a very challenging photography exercise for me. I just couldn't capture the palette of colours when nature explodes and leaves beginning to change from green to fiery hues. I've tried various  cameras from every leading brand but never got it done right. Until the Fuji X-Trans is arrived. After using X-Pro1 for more than a year, I have to say that this camera+sensor+lens(s)  is truly a perfect "colour capturing" combination.

Here is some pictures (actually many pictures) from my recent trip to the Ontario cottage country, hope you like them :)

Monday, 7 October 2013

Taking pictures in the rain

Although Fuji X-Pro1 is not weather sealed it did survive in some pretty nasty condition, including the hail storm. But would I do it again? Absolutely not! Followed on recommendation from one of the dpreview forum member I bought very inexpensive rain sleeves from OP/TECH and tested them today.

They may look almost like a regular plastic bag, but surprisingly do the job well. I spent about an hour under the drizzling rain taking pictures in my garden and both camera and the lens were absolutely dry.

Drawstring is pretty snug and if you add filter to your lens it will be even more protected. Overall the product is good, compact (fits in the pocket) but can be very handy in harsh weather conditions.

All the best,

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Photo Ninja 1.2.0 with X-Trans support

PictureCode just released version 1.2.0 of their very popular professional-grade raw converter Photo Ninja.
This update comes with initial support for Fuji X-Trans cameras (X-Pro1, X-E1, X-100S, X-M1, X20). Note that highlight recovery, in particular, is not yet implemented for the X-Trans. Full change log is here.

I quickly compared this latest release to LR5, C1 and Iridient Developer. Here is my first impression.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Fall foliage in Ontario

This is my favourite season, when I am spending more time outdoor than sitting in front of the computer :)

The foliage season just started here in Ontario, and slowly moving from north to south. I am planning to spend next couple weeks  taking picture, a lot of pictures. Should be great workout for my Fuji X-Pro1 and myself!