Prime Lens Plunge

Almost a year ago I bought a used Fuji XE3 camera with the idea of doing some street/urban photography – great timing eh. It’s an excellent camera (still to be used for its intended purpose) which is small, light and fun to shoot with. It also came with a brilliant, tiny 23mm prime lens. After … Continue reading Prime Lens Plunge

A Cautionary Tale – Check Your Camera Settings

View from the Roaches on a foggy morning.

Originally, I planned to start this post with some of the great Black Friday deals, but I won’t; you’ll find those later. Instead, I want to share an experience. Yesterday I did a dawn shoot over at The Roaches. Although the UK is in lockdown, I had to shoot some material. The weather conditions were … Continue reading A Cautionary Tale – Check Your Camera Settings

Further Image Quality Musings

Salt Road and Storm, Bolivia

Recently I’ve shared a few thoughts about my new Panasonic G9 and its subsequent return to Wex Photographic. I’ve now received the replacement camera with lens, and I’m delighted to say I’m extremely please. The combination of the G9 and the Leica 12-60 is excellent, I love the size, weight, ease of use, and I … Continue reading Further Image Quality Musings

Comparing the Panasonic G9 with the Fuji XT3

Path from Win Hill to Hope Cross in the Peak District

Last week I mentioned that I was returning my recently purchased Panasonic G9. I had bought a kit and it turned out the lens that came with the G9 (it was a Leica 12-60) was soft down one side. I’m pleased to say that the replacement kit arrived today, although I haven’t had time to … Continue reading Comparing the Panasonic G9 with the Fuji XT3

High-Resolution Pixel Peeping with the Panasonic G9

Panasonic G9 processing example in PhotoLab

VIew from Win Hill in the Peak District. Panasonic G9 with 12-60 lens. See text below for further details. I’m sure that it will come as no surprise that I’ve been wasting lots of time with my new Panasonic G9. I’ve spent hours pixel peeping to examine the performance of the camera and have even … Continue reading High-Resolution Pixel Peeping with the Panasonic G9

And My Decision Is…

View across Holm Fell in the Lake District. Fuji XT3 with 55-200 lens.

Last week I shared my desire for a new camera. At that time, I had two choices in mind. A Panasonic G9 micro 43 camera and a Sony A7R MkII full frame. If you’re wondering why I came up with this short list and didn’t include the latest full frame offerings or DSLRs, please see … Continue reading And My Decision Is…

I Shouldn’t Have Looked at the RAW Files

For reasons that I can’t yet share, I was looking at some high ISO RAW files to check the noise levels. Which then started me looking for other RAW file examples. And that’s when I ended up checking the quality of the RAW files from a Panasonic G9 micro 43 camera. The RAW files I … Continue reading I Shouldn’t Have Looked at the RAW Files

Now Venturing Further Afield

INfrared Fuji XT2 with 16mm lens.

Now we can travel a little, I decided to drive to another area (a full 15 minutes from home) from my daily walk. In truth, I was desperate to try out my newly converted Infrared camera. This is my old Fuji X-T2 which was acting as a backup for my X-T3. If this has you … Continue reading Now Venturing Further Afield

The Fuji 16mm f/1.4

Wild Galric flower captured with a Fuji XE3 and Fuji 16mm f/1.4

Last week I shared a shot taken with my new Fuji 16mm f/1.4, on the path near to home. Today I’m sharing another taken using the same lens. Wild garlic in flower. Fuji XE3 and Fuji 1mm f/1.4. Handheld exposure 1/52" at f/5.0 and ISO500. The wild garlic was in flower, so I headed out … Continue reading The Fuji 16mm f/1.4

My New Favourite Lens for the Fuji X System

Scottish Highlands, Fuji X-T3, Samyang 12mm lens, Kase 0.9 Soft ND Grad filter. ISO160, f/8.0, 1/00" handheld. I have a new favourite lens for my Fuji X series cameras, but I can’t explain why. It’s the Samyang 12mm. That’s right, a Samyang lens. It’s sharp, I mean really sharp and it feels very well made. … Continue reading My New Favourite Lens for the Fuji X System