Friday, 31 January 2014

Fujifilm Canada X-T1 Launch Event

Fujifilm Canada loves their customers!

What a great opportunity to meet again with awesome Fujifilm Canada team, play with latest and greatest Fuji products and discuss future plans!
I will post my detail report tomorrow. Stay tuned.


Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Fujifilm Canada promotion: X-T1 + vertical grip for $1299.99, pre-orders only

Fujifilm Canada promotion:

According to various retailers this offer is valid from January 28, 2014 until March 31, 2014

I thought that my FAS (Fuji Acquisition Syndrome) is cured but apparently it is not :)


Friday, 24 January 2014

My Workflow for X-Trans RAW Processing

I was using Lightroom since its first iteration and it worked well with all my cameras and files. Until I acquired Fujifilm X-Pro1. I quickly realized that ACR demosaicing (Lightroom's raw de-coding engine, same as in CS/Photoshop) is not the best choice for x-trans raw files.
There are much better raw converters on the market, but Lightroom is still, arguably, the best digital asset management system. I was asking myself, how can I combine the power of LR asset management with the best demosaicing algorithms? After spending hours of testing of various configurations I finally came up with the workflow that works well for me and my x-trans raw files. I am using it for 4 months now and feel comfortable to share with you.

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I will illustrate my workflow using LR+Iridient Developer integration, albeit the same integration works well with Capture One Express,  Aperture or Photo Ninja. As the matter of fact I have all of them and they all are integrated into the same workflow.
Here is my setup and step by step instructions.

Monday, 6 January 2014

Yashica Electro 35 GTN

Couple days ago, just before the New Year eve, I was sitting home browsing photo galleries, reading gear reviews, checking sales sites and contemplating about my own photography. Do I need all these new digital toys or should I go back to basics and use good ol' film more often?  Digital vs. film is my typical year-end dilemma/question :) I was on the local Graigslist when spotted this beauty:

Well regarded Yashica Electro 35 GTN for $30. A perfect sign that I need to shoot film more often in 2014! Obviously I called the seller immediately and picked it up next morning.