In January, my wife and I took our family on a driving tour of civil rights sites throughout the Southeastern US. The tour took us to Atlanta, Georgia as well as Birmingham, Selma, and Montgomery Alabama. There were many stirring and sobering moments throughout the trip, but nothing affected me so profoundly as visiting the … More The National Memorial for Peace and Justice
When I first moved into the Fuji world with the purchase of my X-T1, I was immediately on the hunt for a 50mm equivalent prime lens. This was one of those rare areas where there was a legitimate choice to be made: at the time you could go with Fuji’’s excellent XF35mmf/1.4R, or you could … More Another nice Zeiss: Two years with the Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8
When I was a devoted Canon shooter, the lens that I reached for most often was the workhorse 24-70 f/2.8 L (both the Mark I and Mark II variants in their time). It combined high-quality optics with weather sealing and a relatively fast f/2.8 maximum aperture, and a zoom range covering all of the most … More Field Notes: Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR
I’ve already written about the importance of wide-angle lenses in my shooting. I love the perspective they can give, and I even love the way they can bend reality a bit to give it a new look. The 24mm focal length is a classic wide-angle lens in the old 35mm full-frame kit. With a field … More Sweet 16
I’ve been meaning to get to this for a while. Over the past year and a half I’ve managed to acquire all three of the Fuji primes that have been dubbed the ‘Fujicron’ lenses for their conceptual resemblance to Leica’s Summicron (Fuji + Summicron, get it?) range of small, lightweight f/2 lenses. They are (in … More The ‘Fujicron’ Triplets
So another trip around the sun has passed. Not quite a year ago I made a vague commitment on this blog to posting more frequently. In some sense I upheld that, given that I posted more this past year than ever before. But I didn’t get anywhere near where I should have. My goal for … More Happy New Year!
Is the X-Pro2 a Rangefinder Camera? The first hint to the savvy reader comes from Betteridge’s Law of Headlines, which essentially posits that any question asked by a headline ending in a question mark is answered ‘no.’ What is a Rangefinder Camera? A rangefinder camera uses a complex parallax focusing system based on a type … More Is the X-Pro2 a Rangefinder?