Fujifilm X-T5 Grips: Fuji Official Vs. SmallRig

https://youtu.be/XuWtxs23LJo If you’re like me and you love the look and function of the X-T5, but the camera’s grip hasn’t felt very comfortable for you, then a grip might be a good option for you. Since Fuji opted to skip on giving us a battery grip (which, Fujifilm, WHAT were you thinking?) - we’re left with the official Fujifilm grip, the MHG-XT5, and other aftermarket options. This…

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Night and Snow with the X-H2 and Viltrox 13mm

One of the old challenges with Fujifilm was access to unique lenses like the Viltrox 13mm f/1.4. There's nothing native in the Fujifilm lineup, and while adapting lenses is always something that can be done, it's just nice to stick the lens on the camera and know it will work the way it's intended. I rarely shoot with the 13mm, however. I've had it for a few…

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My Last Day With the X100v…

I am a gear hoarder. BUT I'm trying to change that. Just sold my Fuji X100v... and although I'm happy it's going to get used by someone, I'm still sad to see it go!  Took one last trip with it yesterday. Here are some photos from my adventure:  This shot is one of the reasons I love the X100v so much. It's just a snapshot. I pointed…

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Sigma 18-50 f/2.8 Review for Fuji X Mount

A while ago I ended up selling my Fuji 16-55 f/2.8 red-badge lens because while I thought it was a really good lens… it was also big and heavy and I had all the focal lengths covered in primes. A year or so later, here comes along the Sigma 18-50 f/2.8 Contemporary lens, and I’ve got to admit, this thing makes me totally miss having a zoom…

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Fujifilm X-T5 Review: Beautiful but Flawed

INTRO - I first got into the Fuji system with the venerable X-T1, almost eight years ago. That camera had 16 megapixels, and I STILL love many of the photos taken with it. Here we are in 2023 with a brand new camera that has all the dials that made many of us fall in love with Fuji, and a brand new X-Trans 5 sensor with 40…

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“November Wind” Jpeg Recipe for X-Trans 5

Film Simulation: Nostalgic Neg Grain Effect - Strong/Small Color Chrome FX Blue - Strong White Balance - Daylight Tone Curve: H+2 S+2 Color: -2 I went out to take photographs with my new X-T5 I received earlier today and felt like dialing in a film recipe for the blue skies and beautiful clouds I encountered. It's one of the reasons I love Fuji cameras - you can…

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Fujifilm Jpeg Recipe: “Nostalgic Road.”

Today I'm inviting you along for a road trip to central Iowa, through a few small towns and dirt roads.  Along the way, I'm taking photos with the X100v, a camera that speaks a language I love listening to.  I often talk about the importance of pre-visualization with my students. This is a way we can set out on a photographic journey with a specific end-point in…

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Fuji X100v “Color Negative 400” Film Recipe Bike Ride

https://youtu.be/BCdmgqw7xXY The Fujifilm X100v is the ultimate bike ride photographic companion. Small, light, and extremely capable, THIS is the camera to take with you wherever you go. On this day, I rode my bike through some roads in Nebraska looking for roadside beauty. Using the "Color Neg 400" film recipe from Fuji X Weekly created some strong, contrasty images that were pretty cool! All examples below are…

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Sigma 56mm f/1.4 for Fuji X-Mount Examples and Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLmtXH0I99E&t=15s The Sigma f/1.4 on Fujifilm X-Mount is a very special performer. Fast focusing in autofocus. Smooth manual focus. Very strong image quality, even if a bit soft wide open and at close-focus distance. It's NOT the sharpest lens ever, but it's got some image characteristics that make it really beautiful. Check out the video above and the gallery below for more, and ask me any questions…

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