The most recent 20 postings related to tips and techniques about the Fuji X series of cameras. Click here for the complete list.

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Careful What You Wish For

As they say, careful what you wish for! Right? I signed off my previous post wishing for another low key wedding to sharpen my skills. Just a few months later, here I am wrapping up my second wedding shoot. So, how did this one go? Certainly not low key, but wow, what an experience!

Fuji's Silky Sixty

While the world of FujiFilm is a buzz about the 56mm f/1.2, I decided to pick up a used copy of it's older cousin, Fuji's silky 60mm f/2.4.

Our First Wedding - Me and My ‘X’

Recently a friend asked if I would photograph their casual at-home wedding, with complete understanding that this was my first go at such an event. I said yes, and dove in over my head! 

One Year With The Fujifilm X-E1

I needed to step back to taking photos that I loved, for myself. To slow down and enjoy the learning experience. That meant a smaller and less "professional" setup that I could more easily tote anywhere. That decision has turned out to be pure gold. 

Fuji X Lenses - Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8

This weekend I lucked out with a rare Oregon sunset and am absolutely amazed by the perspective the Zeiss 12mm brings to clouds and landscapes! I wish this lens was in my permanent collection, I would be pulling it out for nearly every scenic and weather related shot I came across. 

Fuji X Portrait Lenses - 60mm f/2.4, 35mm f/1.4, and 18-55mm zoom

I was quite excited about renting the Fuji 60mm f/2.4 prime. Being a prime promises excellent image quality, with a little longer focal length than my 18-55mm zoom, and a few stops of extra aperture - this should be an excellent portrait lens. So, let's have a look...

Pure RAW Power - Fuji X

Just as many photogs have acclaimed, I find the out-of-camera JPGs from the Fuji X-E1 are amazing. But... even with the Fuji X system, there are still those times when the RAW comes in handy. Especially when I really need to push, ahem, salvage, things. 

Fuji X RAW Files

Curious about how the Fuji X series camera actually stores in the RAW (RAF) file, and how Fuji's DR mode affects the RAW file, I decided to dig into the RAW file a bit to see what I could discover.

Fujifilm XE-1 Push Processing

If it doesn't make sense to "Expose to the Right" with the Fuji X-Trans sensor, what about exposing to the left and "Push" processing? 

Fujifilm XE-1 Expose to the Right (ETTR)

I almost hate to write this post, as Exposure To The Right (ETTR) is a near religious topic on the inter webs and I don't want to wade into the fan-boy vs. haters mudfest. But I do want to know how ETTR plays out with the unique Fuji X-Trans sensor in the FujiFilm XE-1, and all other Fuji X Series cameras that share this sensor such as the X-Pro 1 and the X-100s. 

FujiFilm XE-1 Manual Exposure - The Zone System

Can the XE-1 handle the full range of Ansel Adams' Zone System? I'll put the camera to the test with a few exposure test sequences and some quick portraits.