Fujifilm X-T2

Summer In San Clemente | Fujifilm X-T2

  3.07.2017   Alik   Blog   No comments

For the fourth of July weekend we returned to my homeland to hang out with some family. Shot with the Fujifilm X-T2 and the Fujinon 56mm f1.2

Malibu Girl | XT2

  29.06.2017   Alik   Blog   No comments

Not too far down in Malibu is this fancy little mall they call the Malibu County Mart. It’s a nice little escape from the over crowded city that is Los Angeles, but also is a great place for the little one to explore.

An Escape To New Mexico | A7rII – XT2 – X100F

  19.05.2017   Alik   Blog   11 Comments

Traveling though New Mexico with the Sony A7rII, Fujifilm X-T2 and the X100F. Plus a look at Aurora HDR, my new favorite software.

Industar 50mm f3.5 Review | A Fantastic Lens . . . Sometimes

  20.03.2017   Alik   Blog, Lens Reviews, Reviews   2 Comments

I’ve recently acquired a new addiction to vintage lenses after have too much fun shooting with some Leica M mount lenses and some old M42 mount lenses.

One of the more interesting vintage lenses is the Russian made M42 mount Industar 50mm f3.5 pancake lens.

The Industar has won lots of praise over the decades and people really seem to love it.

So is the lens good?

Little Noodle Monster & A Homemade Studio

  16.12.2016   Alik   Blog   No comments

I’m by no means a professional studio photographer and come to find out, you don’t have to be to get some great shots. So ignore the ego of most photographers, this is actually pretty easy if you already have a decent understanding of photography and lighting. The Photoshop is the hardest part.

So for those that have no idea how this works, I’ll share with you a little on what I do, my gear and how I’ve set it up.

A Quick Stay In Yufuin Japan | X-Pro2 / X-T2

  6.11.2016   Alik   Blog   No comments

We took the train from Fukuoka to Yufuin Japan. The ride is a few hours through Japan’s countryside, carved out by rivers and rice fields hidden between volcanic peaks, the landscape here is amazing and is one of Kyushu’s must see spots. It’s also a great place to relax, or to just shoot some travel photography.

Uncompressed vs. Lossless – Fujifilm X-T2

  4.10.2016   Alik   Blog   4 Comments

Pacific Palisades Sunset

Remember when the Sony A7rII was released and we didn’t have the option for uncompressed RAW and the Internet almost exploded with nerd rage?

Almost immediately Sony responded and gave us uncompressed RAW and a new trend was born, the option to pick between lossless and uncompressed.

When Fujifilm released the X-Pro 2 and the X-T2, they hoped on the trend train and gave the option between lossless and uncompressed right out of the gate. 

So now that we have the option to choose with the X-T2 and X-Pro 2, uncompressed vs. lossless, the question arises, does shooting with one versus the other actually make a difference? 

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 . . .

Fujifilm X-T2 Review – Just About Perfect

  20.09.2016   Alik   Blog, Camera Reviews, Reviews   6 Comments

The Specs . . . 4k video, a 24 megapixel sensor, two-way tilt screen, dual UHS-II memory card slots, boost performance of 14fps with a battery grip.

Did Fujifilm just make the best APS-C camera on the market?

Fujifilm X-T2 Smokes The Competition With Memory Card Speeds

  20.09.2016   Alik   Blog   No comments

p>I just finished doing the memory card speed tests with the Fujifilm X-T2 and I had to double check my results. The camera is smoking fast. Even faster than the X-Pro 2 and faster than any CF card I’ve tested to date. By a lot.

With the UHS-II Lexar 2000x I’m able to get write speeds up to 156 MB/s with an average of 153.79 MB/s.

Compared that to the Sony A6300 which has a max write speed of 33.19 MB/s and we’re looking at some huge advantages for sports and nature shooters who shoot a lot of burst photography.