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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Fujifilm 33mm f/1.4 Close-Focus Example Photographs

The Fuji 33mm f/1.4 is one of the newest lenses available in the lineup, and I wanted to show some examples of the lens wide-open. https://youtu.be/QHi1ZVcPtM4 This site is user-supported. If you like what I do, I'd hope you might consider buying me a cup of coffee or a gallon of gas to keep on exploring and sharing: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jerredz I also have my prints on Etsy if…

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Fujifilm Classic Negative Portrait Shoot

I also shot all of these on the Classic Negative film simulation to get a consistent look out of the portraits, and I wanted to share my process. First, we shot a lot of these in the full evening sun. The girls wanted a bright and contrasty look with some harsh shadows, so that’s what we did! Knowing this, I underexposed just a bit to protect the…

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Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 Review: One of Fuji’s Best

https://youtu.be/G4TS2fIrDGM The Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 lens is a stunner from Fuji. It's one of the fastest lenses Fuji has for autofocus, it blurs backgrounds incredibly well, and the overall quality of the images is stunning. Check out the video above and the example photos taken with the Fujifilm 90mm f/2:

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Fujifilm 33mm f/1.4 Natural Light Portrait Session

Had a great time doing some portraits for a local musician and friend, Jeremy Mercy using the Fujifilm XF 33mm F/1.4 lens on the Fujifilm X-Pro3. The 33 1.4 lens locks focus quickly and accurately, which is fantastic for quick portraits. The background blur (bokeh) on this lens is also outstanding, creating a very sharp and pleasing in-focus area that transitions to a smooth and creamy background…

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