Okay guys I’ve just updated my X-Pro1 firmware to version 2.0 and, although there are many improvements, the one we all care about the most is focus performance. To that end I have made a little comparison video which shows clearly an improvement in speed, although I would say the Fuji still struggles with anything other than strong contrast.
There’s a lot coming out of the Photokina conference today. Unfortunately I have a day job so I suggest you head over to The Verge, my favourite tech website, for highlights. The most exciting thing is the Panasonic GH3 for sure, though at that price you’d have to be already invested in micro four thirds.
Also, Google has bought Nik Software, which makes Silver Efex Pro – the best black and white processing software out there. Oh and Canon has launched some kind of photography social media hub in addition to the full-frame 6D camera. And there’s a Leica launch later. Okay that’s it – go forth and gorge yourselves.
After trudging round Paris all afternoon and evening with a tripod on my back and failing to use it even once, I decided to give it a miss on day two. This was, of course, a mistake. Read more →
Last night I discovered that when I moved this blog in July I broke the RSS feed url before I put the post up telling people about the move and directing them to the new one. Oops.
I’ve now put a permanent redirect on the server so subscribers from before July should be getting updates again – apologies if these landed all at once.
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The Nikon D600 is a hell of a camera. When the D7000 was released in September 2010 many people said: ‘If I could have that camera with a full-frame sensor …’ and now we have it. Consumer size, weight and and features with full-frame sensor quality that will probably beat the D800 in all areas bar resolution.
Day one of shooting in Paris and we had to get a bit of the standard sightseeing out of the way. Unfortunately that meant huge, imperial avenues and not a lot of original material in the architecture department. Eiffel Tower, anyone? Read more →
This is the first frame from four days in Paris last weekend. I had every intention of cranking through the rest today but it’s just too darn sunny out there to be stuck inside glued to Lightroom. Sorry Paris, you’ll have to wait. Read more →
You only have a few days left to check out Tom Stoddart’s Perspectives exhibition on London’s South Bank just west of Tower Bridge. It’s an account of human suffering in areas of conflict and starvation, taking in Africa, the Balkans, Asia and the Middle East. Read more →
I had the best of intentions to photo walk yesterday. But first a nap got in the way. Then prolonged thunderstorms got in the way. Then dinner got in the way … you get the idea.
Today I had better luck. After a quick trip into town to see whether the Panasonic G5 was in stock (it isn’t), I took the X Pro 1 for a little outing to see if I could get my phojo back before Paris next weekend. (And yes, I know phojo is terrible, but I think it just might stick.) Read more →