The new Fujinon XF 16-55 f2.8 – promo movie

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Fujifilm 16-55 Promotional Movie from Charlene Winfred on Vimeo. For most of December, Flemming and I have had the pleasure of making stills (him) and a promotional movie (me) for the brand new, highly anticipated Fujinon XF 16-55mm f2.8 lens that’s just been released. We had a musician create the original soundtrack this time. Tusind tak the brilliant Rasmus Kjærbo for great work on this project! Video I shot the video on a gorgeous Graphite Silver Edition X-T1 with a XF 23mm f1.4, both on loan from Fuji Japan. The X-T1 was pre-loaded with the new Version 3.0 firmware. Read about my experience making this video with a lightweight, all-Fuji setup. Stills Flemming’s sample images (crazy clean, contrasty, vibrant JPEGs straight out of the camera) can be found here. Massive thanks …

Italy: A weekend, a wedding and the Fuji X-E2

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Mali & Bram’s Wedding,  Puglia region, Italy. When: Sept 5 -7, 2014 Where: Masseria Montenapoleone Gear used Body: Fuji X-E2 Lenses: 35mm f1.4, 23mm f1.4 At the start of September, I headed to the Puglia region in Italy to shoot Mali and Bram’s wedding. Mali is my niece (although we are the same age; the family tree is complicated), and living continents apart as we do, we don’t get to participate in the big moments in each other’s lives much. So their big day was a special day for me too.

f1.2

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Flemming had the much anticipated  Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2 on loan from Fuji Nordic for the last few weeks, so I borrowed it for a few minutes one sunny afternoon here in Copenhagen (we know what I’m like with gear, so I minimize contact with others’ equipment). The razor thin depth of field that is f1.2: at close range, controlling my breathing, I barely managed to get the desired 5 eye lashes in that left eye, in focus.  f1.2 is very sweet.

A camera built to endure klutzes: the Fuji X-Pro 1

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I bought the X-Pro 1 with the 35mm f1.4 lens in July 2012. Earlier that year I’d sustained a neck injury that meant DSLR gear was too heavy to lug around. I wanted something smaller and lighter, which still delivered DSLR quality images with good low light handling. Until that point, I hadn’t come across a compact camera that was quite satisfactory. The X-Pro 1 came with that customer proposition. Several months after its initial release, I still couldn’t find a review which faulted any aspect of it that mattered to me. It sounded perfect. 

Ukendt Kunstner

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I first heard Ukendt Kunster’s Neonlys album (free – yes really – download here) this past April, somewhere in the sweeping wilds of New Mexico. Hooked off the bat. Ukendt Kunstner – Danish for “Unknown Artist” – are Hans Philip (rapper) and Jens Ole McCoy (producer). All their lyrics are Danish. I don’t speak Danish. But the melodies, the beats, and something about the cadence of the rapping, I find spellbinding despite the linguistic barrier. I’ve listened to Neonlys (“Neonlight”) so many times that I can often be caught singing along in my best approximation of words I don’t understand and can’t pronounce.