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A Complete List Of Speedlights For Fujifilm

  14.09.2017   Alik   Uncategorized   No comments

A work in progress of all the speedlights available for Fujifilm.   Fujifilm EF-X500 Flash Fujifilm EF-X500 Flash weather resistant, TTL and HSS capable. It has a range of 24-105mm,

New Fujifilm X100F, XT20, GFX and XF50mm F2WR

  19.01.2017   Alik   Uncategorized   No comments

A few new cameras have just been announced by Fujifilm. The Fujifilm X100F and XT20 which now have the updated sensor, same as the XT2. They also announced their GFX medium format camera.

They also just announced the XF50mm f2. Seems interesting and it’s priced at a great place.

The Sony 50mm f1.8 – Wow!

  31.12.2016   Alik   Uncategorized   No comments

There has been something I think all Sony shooters have been waiting a long time for and it’s not more megapixels.

Landscape Portfolio

  4.10.2016   Alik   Uncategorized   No comments

A collection of some of my best work captured over the years with various cameras.

First Mistakes – Fujifilm X-T2

  28.09.2016   Alik   Uncategorized   No comments

Kalina Computer Time - XT2

So as what happens whenever you get a new camera, you make mistakes until you really learn how to use it.

This was my first mistake with the Fujifilm X-T2 . . .

Shooting HDR With The X-Pro 2

  8.07.2016   Alik   Uncategorized   No comments

Bodie Church

When shooting Bodie, a ghost town high in the Sierras of California, I had my ten-month-old baby with me and I needed to be able to get some shots quick without thinking about it. It was also 94 degrees outside and somehow raining on and off. I felt that bracketing shots was a good approach to getting an interesting takes on this crazy California ghost town. I was so confident in the X-Pro 2 to be able to do this that I even left my A7rII in my car, hidden of course.

With the new +-2EV bracketing, HDR on the X-Pro 2 is a lot of fun and much much easier.

So how do you shoot HDR on the X-Pro 2?

Road To Mono Lake – Sony A7rII

  6.07.2016   Alik   Uncategorized   No comments

Road To Mono Lake

Sony A7rII / Sony 16-35mm f4 – ISO 100, f5, (4s, 15s, 30s)

It might seem like I’ve been shooting a lot with Fujifilm, but that doesn’t mean I’ve given up on my Sony A7rII.

I actually still love my Sony, but because of the larger sensor with a ton of megapixels and larger files sizes, it’s become my special occasions camera. Mainly my landscape photography camera and it especially shines after the sun has set when you’re on the edge of complete darkness. Like with this shot.

There was only a sliver of light and it seemed the colors were all but gone. But after a thirty second exposure, the colors just exploded. And that’s where the Sony A7rII out shines any other camera out there.

Twin Lakes Mammoth – X-Pro2

  2.07.2016   Alik   Uncategorized   No comments

Twin Lakes

X-Pro 2 / 23mm f1.4 – ISO 200, f8, (1/27s, 0.6s, 1/7s)

On my second night up in Mammoth there wasn’t much going on with the weather. It was clear blue skies everywhere except in this one direction looking out towards the Twin Lakes. Literally everywhere else was boring blue skies so this was my shot for the night. 

In front of me here were the twin lakes with mosquitos buzzing thick in the air (I somehow did not get one bite), behind me was another lake, Lake Mammie. I got a few shots there later, but didn’t stay long because there was a black bear hanging out about thirty feet away from me and it was making me uncomfortable. 

Mono Lake Pinnacles – X-Pro2

  1.07.2016   Alik   Uncategorized   No comments

Mono Lake Pinnacles

X-Pro 2 / 16mm f1.4 – ISO 200, f8, 1/7s

I drove up to Mono Lake and Mammoth to test out some Fujifilm lenses and was fortunate enough to have an amazing sunset at Mono Lake despite the rains earlier that day.

I was actually planning to shoot at Mono Lake for two nights, but the sunset and weather was so good the first night, that I didn’t really need any more shots. It was probably the best situation in terms of weather and location I’ve ever been in.

HDR with the Fujifilm X-Pro 2

  25.06.2016   Alik   Uncategorized   No comments

Santa Monica Pier Night

Fujifilm X-Pro 2 – 16mm f1.4 R WR – ISO 200, F8, (7.5s, 1.9s, 0.5s) 

I come to the Santa Monica Pier a few times a year to test cameras and lenses or to just update my portfolio. Even though I only live a few miles away, it’s a huge pain in the ass dealing with the crowds and parking. At least this time it ended up being a rewarding experience.

This time I was using the Fujifilm X-Pro 2 and the Fujinon 16mm lens.