I am working on a comprehensive review of the Hasselblad 907X 50c camera but I thought I would share with you my first, rather random, thoughts after shooting with this new system for the last five days. The moment you take the camera out of the box, you know you are dealing with something different. [...]
The first issue of the Medium Format Magazine is here!
It is finally happening. The Medium Format platform and the accompanying Medium Format Magazine are here! Only two years ago digital medium format photography was the privilege of a very few mostly commercial and fashion photographers who could justify spending the equivalent of a new car on purchasing a medium format system. At that time, [...]
Fujifilm GF 45mm F2.8 lens review – Street Photography with medium format? Hell yes!
For years, I’ve felt the lure of the digital medium format. But the prices of such systems were stratospheric and out-of-reach for those of us who could not justify the purchase by running a commercial or high-end fashion photography business. In fact, I was puzzled by the fact that camera companies have been bleeding margins [...]
Money and Photography
Over the years, I have met many professional and semi-professional photographers. We’ve discussed seeing, creativity, gear or even marketing and promotions but there is one topic which appears to be taboo – money! In fact, this is such a toxic issue that even now as I am writing this piece I’m still not sure if [...]
Summary of 2017 (Part 1)
The Blacksmith with the Fujifilm X100F
Those who read these pages know that the Fujifilm X100/S/T/F camera is my constant companion. I don’t want to repeat the arguments about why this camera fits my seeing so well. However, based on the many questions we receive and those being asked on social media there seems to be some confusion about a camera [...]
The Ultimate Seeing Machine – The Fujifilm X100F Review
Thoughts About The XF 23mm F2 Lens
Image courtesy of Jonas Rask To attempt product-photography for the purpose of this blog entry would be a giant waste of our time. We are just not capable of producing better X products images than those done by the visual virtuoso, Fujifilm X-photographer Jonas Rask. Make sure to check out his review of the XF 23mm [...]
Photography Re-Framed – The Fujifilm X-T2 Review
There is a commonly held idea that the camera doesn’t matter. Indeed, it is hard to find a brave person who would argue otherwise. Certainly, I am not one of them. Unfortunately, some people misunderstand this overworked adage. Of course the primary tool you use every day matters! Have you ever met a musician who [...]
Each time a new camera hits the market, a torrent of commentary, reviews and comparisons quickly follows. That’s fine – from time to time we all enjoy a dose of gear-related extravaganza. But then the 100% crowd comes out. Digital files are subjected to meticulous examination. Every inch, every corner of an image is put [...]