Fujifilm X-Pro 2: She’s got it where it counts, kid

It was exquisite. I spent a whole day in late October last year, doing nothing but hitting “refresh” on DHL’s tracking site, willing the courier to make it to my door in under 12 parsecs. So lifting the pre-production model of the new X-Pro 2 out of its packing was a hotly anticipated moment. Picking up the X-Pro 2 for the…More

Just because…

…I can. The number of gear-related hits I’m getting are a little bit alarming. If you’re new to this site, you should probably know that I don’t write about gear much, and when I do, it’s inevitably use-based. I use good gear and there are plenty of others who can tell you, more lyrically than I, about why and how…More

The New Fujifilm X-T10 Promotional Movie and Sample Photos

Made in Australia, finished in Singapore, published in Copenhagen. This was an international effort. If you’ve been keeping up with the rumblings about this camera, wait no more! Read all about it: Official press release | My Professionals Review on The X-T10’s product page Check the X-Photographer promo movie out right here. It stars yours truly, armed with octopus hair,…More

A Fujifilm Video Rig

I have a new setup for shooting video. Several months ago, I filmed the XF 16-55 F2.8 promo video with a borrowed XT-1 and 23mm lens, a stabilizer cobbled together from Flemming’s Gorillapod and 3 kilos of lead sinkers, and no lighting of any kind. It looked like this: It’s a big departure from the picture at the top…More

The making of the Fujinon XF 16-55 video: A $4.20 product shoot with the X-T1

One of the pleasures of shooting the Fujinon XF 16-55 video, was figuring out how to showcase the product on its own. I mentioned in the X-T1 filming review, that I’d wanted to transpose a car commercial style onto the product showcase itself, so this was what I worked on. These are the original clips used in the movie, slightly sped…More