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

I Bought a Lensbaby

Flower shot with the Lensbaby Composer Pro Sweet 35

Recently, I decided to buy a Lensbaby for my Fuji X-T2. I’m not really sure why, but I had this idea that I wanted to do some macro work with it. I’ve seen some great flower shots done with a Lensbaby in the past and thought, with all the nice weather it would be good … Continue reading I Bought a Lensbaby

The Drobo is Back

Newlands Valley, The Lake District.

After all my recent problems the Drobo is now back up and running. BUT, it only using three disks and not four. In my previous post on the subject I mentioned that I had to return one of the replacement 3TB drives that had failed. To replace that drive, I ordered a new 4TB from … Continue reading The Drobo is Back

Finding Hidden Gems

Back in 2014 I had an ill-fated fling with a Nikon D800 camera, which I wrote about in this blog. It seemed that no matter what I did, I couldn’t shoot decent images with that camera and I disliked using it. Perhaps it takes a few years to get over something like that, but now … Continue reading Finding Hidden Gems

Fuji 18-135 Lens Review

Duomo, Pisa, Italy.

Duomo, Pisa, Italy. Fuji X-T2, 18-135mm lens at 35mm. ISO200, 1/420" at f/8.0. It’s been exactly 1 year today since I purchased and received this lens; I remember it well because of the terrible events of the Manchester Arena bomb. I’ve been promising to do a real-world review of the lens for some time, so … Continue reading Fuji 18-135 Lens Review

Return from Italy

Leaning Tower, Pisa, Italy.

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been in Italy. Much of the time was trekking in the Cinque Terre but I also spent time in Genoa, Florence and Pisa. Technology proved the usual problem with my email playing up frequently and sometimes not being able to access the websites I needed Before I left, … Continue reading Return from Italy

Kase K8 Magnetic Filter Holder First Thoughts

Last week I posted about my recent purchased of a Kase filter holder kit. This was to replace my 100mm Lee Filter holder. Since switching to use the glass Kase Wolverine filters I had been using them with the Lee holder with replacement Kase slots. But the problem I have with the Lee filter holder … Continue reading Kase K8 Magnetic Filter Holder First Thoughts