Fuji X100T

Kaza Deluxe X100T Leather Case Review

  9.03.2016   Alik   Uncategorized   No comments

In my hunt for great accessories for the X100T I think I found my favorite case for the price. The Kaza combo set leather case.

For the photographer that wants to add a classic feel to their camera with a genuine leather case without spending a fortune on a Luigi case, the Kaza leather case does it. It’s has a great handmade feel made from Italian cow leather. It doesn’t feel as bulky or as crafty as the Luigi case but does feel really good in the hand. I might like it more than the Luigi case, especially since it’s a fraction of the price.

Kaza X100T Combo Set – Kaza-Delux.com

Fujifilm JPEG With The Raw Converter

  26.11.2015   Alik   Uncategorized   No comments

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

  20.11.2015   Alik   Uncategorized   No comments

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

  19.11.2015   Alik   Uncategorized   No comments

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.

 

Chasing Light

  13.11.2015   Alik   Uncategorized   No comments

Just about every evening I have to play this game with the sun as it chases Kalina around the house. No where is safe as it can somehow bend around any corner of our living room. 

This time I decided to take advantage of this light with my X100T and shoot some living room photography as Kalina and I battled Mother Nature once again.

I love shooting stuff like this, but it’s not always easy to do while working. As I’m sure you know, it’s hard changing gears into photography mode after a heavy grind. It takes so much patience and you sort of need to get in a rhythm or what you shoot will just be garbage.

I need / want to pull this blog out of being just a tech / gear site. I know that’s what gets hits and I’m obligated to do reviews when I’m sent product, but day to day I’m sure it gets boring for readers.

Now that I said all that, I do have a few cool reviews coming down the pipe. I picked up a Drobo 5D recently that I have mixed feelings about, so I’ll be doing a review on that with a focus on photography. I’m also working on an ultra wide lens showdown with the Sony A7rII, something several people have patiently been asking about and waiting for.

 

Chasing Light – X100T

I still really love the X100T. Nothing beats it in my book. I’ve actually been shooting tons of video with it of my new little girl. I know it seems crazy, especially since I have a 4K Sony A7rII that’s amazing at that kind of thing. But at the end of the day, those 4k files are a pain to work with, and the colors on the Fuji when shooting video are just light years better.

 

Hard Graft Slide Camera Wrist Strap Review

  11.11.2015   Alik   Uncategorized   No comments

The strap features a metal ring slider that allows it to quickly adjust to your wrist for a secure fit.

I’ve been excited to get this review up because I think it’s a really cool strap that people will really like. I’ll be adding it to all my accessory lists as a strap I can highly recommend. Check out the full review.

Huntington Flock – X100T

  3.09.2015   Alik   Uncategorized   No comments

Seagulls of Huntington

I’ve been so busy these last few weeks with the newborn, I’ve hardly have had time to keep this site updated with photos.

I’m trying to get back on a regular schedule but It’s tough with an infant in the family on top of all the backend work on this site that you don’t really see. Keep lens list, reviews, memory card tests, and accessory lists all updated as well as the constant emails for readers. 

The good news is, I’m not working a day job right now so this is it. And here is a shot from Huntington Beach from a few months ago. Love this location, and I love this camera, the X100T. 

Even though I have a Sony A7r, A7r II, Fuji XT1 and a few others, I still reach for the X100T every time. It’s like the camera injects crack into your finger tips every time you use it.

A Potential Game Changer

  13.08.2015   Alik   Uncategorized   No comments

Another portrait photo taken of my niece in the park. Shot on the legendary Fujifilm X100T.

So . . . something amazing happened today which may or may not influence how much I’m using my Fujifilm system . . .

Sydney In The Grass – X100T

  5.08.2015   Alik   Uncategorized   No comments

Shot with the Fujifilm X100T

And who said the Fujifilm X100T can’t shoot portraits?

I don’t usually shoot portrait photography, but I spent the weekend with my nieces so I shot them a little bit over at the park. This photo was shot with the Fujifilm X100T but I also shot a few with the XT1 and the 56mm lens that I’ll post later.

An Iridient Developer Workflow Guide

  27.07.2015   Alik   Uncategorized   3 Comments

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Do you ever wonder if you’re using the most time efficient workflow?

If you’re a Fujifilm shooter and want to use Iridient Developer as your primary photo processing software, or even if you want to use it as a RAW converter, then have a solid and consistent workflow is not only going to save you a lot of time, but it will also make your photo editing process a lot simpler. 

In this guide I want to share with you the way I use Iridient Developer to process my Fujifilm RAW files and a file structure to help you stay organized.