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A photo and lighting place! Here I'll post some stuff I've shot in the process of learning.

Since my move to Fujifilm equipment (WAY sharper & MUCH better than my old Nikon) , I now shoot with two Fuji X-E2 bodies.
(until the X-E3 comes along, anyway)

* Fujinon XF10-24 f/3.5-4.8 R (SHARP across the range!)
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Fujinon XF18-55 f/2.8-4.0 R (SHARP across the range!)
* Fujinon XF60 f/2.4 (SHARP across the range!)
* Fujinon XF55-200 f/3.5-4.8 R (Uber SHARP across the range!)


Flash stuff:
* 6 Yongnuo 560-IV with commander/transmitter.
* 6 Nikon SB-25/26/28s (old, manual, reliable, nice),
* (6) Pocket Wizard and (6) Yongnuo RF-603 radio flash triggers

And
tons of stands, umbrellas, soft-boxes, brolly boxes, mounts, hot & cold shoes (and some lukewarm ones), cords, spigots, clamps, pocket wizard triggers, reflectors, scrims, backdrops, adapters, snoots, grids, batteries , chargers, bags & cases, gewgaws, clamps, gimcracks, whatchamacallits, doohickeys, thingamajigs, whatnots, widgets, et cetera.

I love to shoot out on the street, but the technical aspects of photography/lighting are fascinating - and sometimes vexing. I am fortunate to shoot with motivated and inquisitive photographers.


I am available for portraits, senior photos & product photography.

Commercially printed copies (up to 24" x 36" of most photos seen here are available on high quality paper or mounted board for framing.

21 December 2014

The Fuji X-E2 - Movin' on up!

Tested the YN 603-II, YN 603 and Pocket Wizard triggers on the new Fuji X-E2 - ALL WORK GREAT! I am still on somewhat of a learning curve, from the somewhat bizarre menus to the differences in processing for Lightroom and Photoshop; it is a gentle curve, for the basics remain constant. For example, the flash hotshoe is Canon-compatible and the sensors on Fuji cameras are arrayed differently than the Bayer layout of CaNikon, which tends to give a more film-like quality to the image.

I am finding that the sharpness of even my least expensive Fujinon lens is equal to the best CaNikon has to offer. Most of the Nikon/Sigma zoom lenses I have shot, even the top-end ones, fall off some in sharpness at the upper range. For example, the mid-price Nikon zooms gets a little soft at about 75% of their range, even in the $400-$700 range. I preferred to shoot my 70-300mm VR Nikon at no more that 225mm or so and the 18-200mm VR at no more than 140mm. I have no such qualms about either of the Fujinon lenses I have. Hopefully, I will have some portraits to put up soon.

My last Nikon shot...sigh, of its replacement. This is the Fujifilm X-E2, the XF18-55mm R IOS and the XF55-200mm R OIS (on camera). Every last piece of my Nikon gear is up on Craigslist for sale now. This was taken with a Nikon D7000 and the 18-200mm VR lens with studio lighting.
The new order

The new order. Taken with Fuji X-E2 and the 18-55 "kit" lens.
Old think

X-E2 works great on the street...
Raven Wolf Christmas 4 bw

and in the field.
Autumn - by hand GO2

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