Fujifilm JPEG With The Raw Converter

There is a new workflow I've been experimenting with. I know on my Fujifilm X100T review and various other articles I mention how good Fujifilm JPEG is and how I often shoot Raw+JPEG or just JPEG and have recommended other photographers to do the same. Well this week I started on something new; shooting just RAW and using the in-camera RAW converter to make my JPEGs out of the photos I like.

When you shoot just JPEG you're bound to how the camera was setup, and if you shoot just RAW and don't make your JPEG in camera, you have to rely on Iridient or Lightroom to simulate the look which ends up never being quite the same. You can see here in my RAW+JPEG comparison.

This new workflow has been a lot of fun because it allows you to make as many JPEGs as you want out of the single RAW and you can tweak everything from the film simulator, highlights and shadows, sharpness, colors or even doing some push and pull processing.

Here are some samples of JPEG I've made that are SOOC (straight out of camera) with no other post work on them. Including the one above.

J.B. Camera Grip-Case Review - Fuji X100T


I've been collecting various cases for my various cameras over the years and I stumbled upon this one. The J.B. Camera Grip-Case Pro for the Fujifilm X100T.

I actually like really like the out-of-the-box thinking with their product design and this grip case for the X100 series is no exception. It's a very cool concept and a well designed case but it does comes with few flaws.

Canon Gardens - Beverly Hills

Now that work has come to a slow, I can finally get back into the groove of shooting. I'm still catching up on some reviews and testing out new gear while fighting the urge to buy more. 

A new 35mm is here from Fujifilm and it's looking very tempting. The only thing preventing me from pulling the trigger is I just bought the Voigtlander 35mm f1.7 and am still in love with it. Prioritizing is always the challenge especially when running a blog. I don't make much money off my prints, the majority of my income still comes from editing, but there is that thing were reviews do earn me revenue and you never know what will hit and what will fail.

For example, I spent over $800 dollars on CF cards (maybe more) to test for the Canon 5Dsr memory card comparison, not to mention double that money on SD cards since I buy all of them including the over priced UHS-II cards, plus renting a Canon is over $200 dollars.

Test was done and the results were actually very interesting and informative. However, on the Internet there is already so much noise around the Canon 5DS R, it's very difficult for any article about it to rise to the top. So patience is key and you can only hope for a return on your investment. But that's the game and it's a lot of fun.


Lunch In Beverly Hills - Shot On The X100T


In the last year since I started shooting with Fujifilm, I've really fallen in love with that street / incidental style of photography. I love and have always missed the classic film look, that's what I learned with and the best part is, it's so accessible. You don't have to travel all the way to New Zealand or Iceland only to take the exact same photo as fifty other photographers. You can do it everywhere and no two photos will ever be the same. It's exactly what I've needed in my breaks between shooting landscapes. I do love landscapes and will always continue to shoot as much as possible, but in between the trips and interesting weather phenomenon, I now have something to focus on.


Best Accessories For The Sony A6000

Must Have Accessories Sony A6000

With the ever-growing popularity of the Sony A6000, third party accessory companies all over the world have been putting out some fantastic gear for this camera. From cases to straps, I want to share some of the best accessories I use every day for my cameras that will work great for this camera.

Best SD Memory Card For The Sony A7II

Sony A7II Memory Card

The Sony a7II was the first full frame mirrorless camera by Sony to take on a new design and a more serious construction. With its in-body stabilization system, the camera also makes a great tool for 1080p video, but the new codec that is offered also now requres a special kind of memory card.

With regards to memory card speeds, Sony has yet to join the rest of the world with USB 3.0 bus speeds. The Sony A7II still features slow 33MB/s memory card write speed caps which means you won't really see any huge advantage to buy a really fast memory card for your camera.