Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Christmas Foodography with the Fuji X-Pro1

We had a lovely weekend over at Shauna's who invited us for an early Christmas feast. She is an amazing chef  and always surprises us with her creations. While I enjoyed the extraordinary Xmas meal and the ever hilarious company of my friends I managed to capture some of the colours around the table.
Photos were taken with the Fuji X-Pro1 and the 35mm f1.4 lens. Bon Appetit! (Watch out for the monster!)

Sunday, 2 December 2012

More thoughts of the Fuji X-Pro1

I have my X-Pro1 over a month now and I'm pretty happy with it. So satisfied that I only took out my 5D mkII once and when I did so I realized my Canon with the 50mm f1.4 lens hunts more than the Fuji does. Yes, the X-Pro1 has it quirks. Does it frustrate me? No. Although there are few things I'd like to change if I could and if you read this you probably know what I'm talking about. One of them is that there is no minimum shutter speed in auto ISO mode and an other thing which actually bothers me more is the position of the auto focus selection button, it would be great to be able to assign the Fn button to select the focus point. Anyway, hopefully Fuji listens and will address these in a future firmware update.
Meanwhile here are couple of shots from the last weeks when my grandma came over to visit us and did a few trips around Dublin. Most of the photos were taken with the 18mm f2.0 lens and processed in Lightroom 4.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Autumn colors with the Fuji X-Pro 1

Beside its great high ISO capability and amazing image quality, one of the best feature of the
X-Pro 1 its weight. It's not that I dislike my Canon gear, I just hate carrying the big heavy DSLR  everywhere, but the Fuji fits into my pocket (ok, a bigger pocket) easily and I don't have to compromise on the camera performance. Actually, when I have a bag with me I quite often find myself checking if it's still there (I have to lose that annoying or rather paranoid habit). But one thing I don't want to give up is carrying a camera with me everywhere and the Fuji X-Pro 1 is perfect for that.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

B&W with the Fuji X-Pro1

A few Black & White photos of my family and friends around the house. I think they start to get annoyed of me pushing the camera into their faces, but I don't care. Just try to get to know the X-Pro1 and play as much as I can with it. No heavy Photoshop here either, bit of a cropping, resizing and some brightness changes, but no funny stuff... Enjoy!

Saturday, 13 October 2012

One day in the city with the Fuji X-Pro1

 I decided to take advantage of the free lens promotion which is available in the UK and Ireland.
I purchased my camera with the 35mm lens and waiting for the 18mm to be delivered free of charge. Great, isn't it. (Christmas came early!)  So this was my first day shooting with the Fuji X-Pro1 and I instantly fell in love with it during my morning walk around the Grand Canal Dock in Dublin. While the RAW processing is not widely supported yet and I wasn't blown away with Fuji's Silkypyx software, I decided to shoot in JPEG and used very little photoshop. Enjoy...