More Topaz Software Revelations

Boats on Derwentwater at sunset

Boats on Derwentwater at sunset - click to view larger image This past week has seen me focussing on finishing my latest video course (it’s still not finished). It’s been three months in the making so far, but I don’t want to rush things. So, alongside video editing, I’ve been tidying up my photos on … Continue reading More Topaz Software Revelations

Upgrade Your Camera by Changing RAW Converters

The cheapest upgrade to your camera outfit may be changing RAW converters. There's a big difference between the best and worst and it changes by camera make.

Friday Image No.212

Heswall marina at sunset

Heswall. Olympus EM5, 9-18mm Olympus lens, ISO200, f/8.0, 1/25". Today I’m returning to an image that I’ve probably shown before. It may not be the same identical file but it’s possible you’ve already seen this. I’m doing this because I’ve been back through my image library and reprocessed quite a few of the RAW files. … Continue reading Friday Image No.212

Do I Love my Zeiss 32mm Prime?

Studying in John Rylands Library, Manchester

A couple of weeks back I mentioned that I had purchased a Zeiss 32mm prime for the Fuji X-T2. I’ve now had an opportunity to use the lens out in the field and I’m pleased, but not delighted. Here’s my reasoning: The lens is sharp, actually it’s very sharp. It also resolves lots of fine … Continue reading Do I Love my Zeiss 32mm Prime?

Super Lens Performance on the Fuji X-T2

I mentioned in a recent post that I purchased a new 32mm Zeiss prime for my Fuji X-T2. If you read the post, you’re probably thinking I’m going to tell you how great the Zeiss is. But I’m not. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very happy with the Zeiss lens and will be doing a … Continue reading Super Lens Performance on the Fuji X-T2

For the Love of a Prime Lens

I have done something rash! Yes, again. Having sold all my prime lenses a couple of years back, I bought another. And I have a feeling I may buy more. Want to understand what changed my mind? So would I. When I look at my camera equipment you can divide it into three categories: Point … Continue reading For the Love of a Prime Lens

Will Fuji Image Quality Make the Grade

Some years back, I posted a work to Stock Libraries quite regularly. It’s always been my intention to return to this activity when time allowed. Most of the work I posted at that time was shot using a Canon 5D MkII with L series lenses and I hardly ever had a problem with images being … Continue reading Will Fuji Image Quality Make the Grade

Exercising the Ghost of Fujinon

It’s almost a year since I purchased a used Fuji X-T1 and Fujinon 18-135 lens. I loved the X-T1 and fairly quickly upgraded to the X-T2. The Fujinon 18-135 was though a complete disappointment. I remember returning home following the first outing where I had shot the scene above. I downloaded the images to my … Continue reading Exercising the Ghost of Fujinon

Checking my RX10

A few weeks back I wrote about my Sony RX10 and how it had to be repaired. The front element had a problem with mould growing on the inside and given the front element is part of a sealed unit ,the entire unit had to be replaced. Rather than use a Sony repair centre I … Continue reading Checking my RX10

New Fuji Lens and a Warning

If you are a regular reader of my blog, then you may well be aware of the problems I have experienced with my Fuji 55-200mm lens. Following some rather odd results, the lens was returned to Fuji back in November who couldn’t find any problems. Wex then returned it for a second time following a … Continue reading New Fuji Lens and a Warning