Macro with the Fuji X-T1

Here is a set of images taken with the X-T1 using an adapted Nikon 105mm Micro lens.  All shots used manual focusing with focus peaking and high magnification in the LCD.  Also, a Nissin MF-18 set to 1/128th fine macro mode was used for lighting .  This combination works quite well for macro photos with the X-T1.



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WOW! New Fujifilm 56mm f1.2 XF Lens is Incredible!

I just got the new Fujifilm 56mm f1.2 XF lens yesterday from my good friend Nick at Dury’s in Nashville.  The very first photo I took is of Nick…this is becoming the go to image for this new lens (inside joke).  Anyway, I’ve only had limited time to play with this new lens on the Fuji X-T1 and Im very impressed.  It focuses quickly and is incredibly sharp at f1.2.  I had read excellent reviews of this lens before purchasing and I’m not disappointed.  Fuji has dome it again and knocked the ball out-of-the-park with this incredible new lens.  Below are a few images taken at f1.2 (except the Daffodil shot at f2.0) so you can judge for yourself.

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Cruising with the Fuji X-T1

The new Fuji X-T1 was released in late February, 2014.  Fortunately for me, I got the new camera just a week before going on a Cruise vacation with my wife to the Caribbean.  I got to use this new camera for the week, and it is the most enjoyable camera I’ve ever used.  This camera is a marvel of technology.  It’s small in size but large in stature.  It allows the photographer to focus on the images rather than fooling with camera settings.  The focus is quick, the dials on the camera allow you to immediately see or change the settings and the sensor is superior to any camera I’ve ever used.  My belief is that Fuji has something magical going on with this technology and is on to something big for now and the forseeable future.  If you’re thinking about getting the Fuji X-T1, My advice is not to hesitate a second!

I’ll let the images speak for themselves:

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Super Moon with D800 in DX Mode

I took this shot of the “Super Moon” on May 5, 2012 using my Nikon D800 and Nikkor 300 f4.0 telephoto lens with the Nikon 2x teleconverter II.  I also shot this in DX mode giving me 900mm equivalent.  I used AF-F autofocus in Live View and this worked better than manually focusing the lens combo.  My other setting for this shot were: ISO 200, f13 at 1/80s, Manual exposure, spot metering and Aut01 White Balance.  I used in camera a custom Neutral Picture Control with the sharpening set to maximum for this image.  I post-processed with the new Camera Raw 7.1 pre-release and sharpened and resized in Photoshop CS6.

Let me know what you think by leaving a comment.  Enjoy!!!


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Music City Marathon in Nashville with D800

I got up at 4:00 a.m. on Saturday to make sure I got to the starting line early for this year’s Music City Marathon.  In getting there early, I had plenty of time to get set-up and experiment with the D800.  I wanted to not only photograph the event but to also take some video and see how that all worked.  I did get some great photos (see below) but the jury is still out on the video!

Taken with Nikon 24-120 f4.0 on D800 supported by a monopod.

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Taken with Nikon 70-200 f2.8 on D800 supported by a monopod.

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