An alternative to myfujilife?

Given this blog has ended, I thought I’d put forward an alternative recommendation for those who still want regular Fujifilm content written by someone who is honest and sincere. This particular person has been a fellow contributor on the blog on a number of occasions and is someone that I have a lot of respect for.

Apart from being a Fujifilm user, he is also just a downright nice guy and to top it off, he has the new X-T3 so he should be able to provides some thoughts on it. I’ll be catching up with him on Sunday to look at comparing the X-T3 to the Sony A7iii so keep an eye out for his site in the follow up weeks to see that, or take a look at http://www.theoverratedphotographer.com to keep up with my version of the truth. If he says something different to me, he’s lying 🙂

Have a look at https://gregcromie.blog and I’d recommend subscribing, it will be worth your time.

Goodbye Fujifilm

Yeah, I know, it’s a shock. The website is after all called http://www.myfujilife.com. This will be my last post here.

I’m a happy Fujifilm user, so I haven’t departed because the grass is green on the other side. I’m not going to be negative about Fujifilm gear, I still love it. I like the retro styling, I like the aesthetics, I like the quality, I like the controls. I probably would have bought the 8-16mmF2.8 and 200mmF2.

I departed because I disagree with the way some things were handled by Fujifilm Australia and the Fuji X Aus group, so it’s a matter of principles and integrity and apparently we have different ideas of what those are. Maybe I’m wrong, maybe I’m right, I won’t go into the details as I don’t want this site to end as a bitter “he said, she said” dispute so I’ll vote with my money and make a switch to another brand. I don’t get paid to write, and I can’t write about a brand if I am not passionate about it.

I’ll leave the content here for now, there are articles that may help people and that was the original purpose, the domain is paid for so no point in shutting it down. When it expires, it will probably be outdated anyway.

I’ll still be @theoverratedphotographer but I’ll be supporting another brand with my business. I probably won’t blog about it although I will see what happens. What brand that is, is yet to be decided.

Anyways, goodbye, thanks for the ride, and thanks for all the support. Enjoy your Fujifilm gear, it’s great gear, and don’t forget to get out there and take photos.

Fujifilm XF56mmF1.2 vs XF90mmF2 – Clash of the titans

Pre-Note

I’ve left the lens information off the description of these photos as I thought it would provide some insight into how close they are. The exif data is imbedded in the files, so I’ll let you try guess which is which.

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Introduction

It is guaranteed that this question is going to come up on the forums, Facebook or on my Instagram feed, on a regular basis. It is the ultimate dilemma for Fujifilm users, 56mm or 90mm? It seems to be a bigger issue with Fujifilm than I remember with DSLR land, and I am not 100% sure why. For most people then it was a choice of 85mm f/1.4 vs 85mm f/1.8 but with Fujifilm, the 90mm is so damn good that its hard to ignore. Continue reading Fujifilm XF56mmF1.2 vs XF90mmF2 – Clash of the titans

Fujifilm Setup Guide – My camera settings

This guide was last updated on the 29th April.

Introduction

When it comes to getting a new camera, it can sometimes be a daunting task. A number of people have asked me what settings to apply when you first get the camera, so this will cover off what I would recommend setting up and why. Some of this will be a bit subjective so if you disagree, you probably know enough about the settings to know why.

I’ll continue to update this article and include the date at the top of the article as I update to ensure that readers are aware of whether it has been updated to include a specific version. If you think I’ve missed anything in the article, please let me know at the bottom in comments. When I set this up I went through my menu’s looking at the items that were important to me, but I could well have missed something.

This guide is specific to the newer range of cameras, the X-H1, X-T2, X-E3 and alike, but most of these settings could probably be applied to almost any Fujifilm camera.

Continue reading Fujifilm Setup Guide – My camera settings

Fujifilm Autofocus – The unwritten guide

Introduction

There are a couple of videos and manuals around which cover the Fujifilm Autofocus settings in detail, but the big problem isn’t the things they cover, it’s what they don’t. Guides often talk about how to configure and setup your camera, but with this guide, we’ll focus on the hidden things, how to use it to get the best outcomes.

I’m not going to try to cover the basic configurations here, for example, what AF-C or AF-S is. If you want to know how to use the basic settings, I’d recommend this video from Fujifilm.

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Godox – An easy way into lighting for Fujifilm

Pre-Note

I’m going to be adding some photos to this shortly, I just haven’t got around to take photos when I wrote this, so I apologise if it is graphic free. I’ll update it as soon as I get time.

Introduction

In the past, the Chinese brands were guilty of copytetion, taking copies of established brands products and pushing them onto the market. In some cases, you picked up reasonable quality gear at a budget price if you couldn’t afford the expensive stuff, in other cases you picked up poor quality copies that last a matter of months or weeks before dying and leaving you out of pocket with no warranty.

Godox is one of these brands that is really starting to impress me. They started off with good quality copies, but these days they are innovating with their own solutions. Lighting solutions, like the AD200 are a good indication of Godox doing good things differently and right.

Continue reading Godox – An easy way into lighting for Fujifilm

Building web pages on Smugmug

Building web pages on Smugmug

I thought I would put together a screencam to show how I build my website on Smugmug. I don’t think the formatting is anything specular, but it should at least give an indication of what it’s like to build the website. I’ve taken a new article I’ve written in MS Word, and shown exactly how I created it from start to finish on Smugmug.

As you will see, it’s not very difficult

1. Write article in word (not shown)

2. Upload photos (not shown)

3. Create page for article (shown)

4. Split article into break points for photos (shown)

5. Update article with pictures (shown)

6. Publish article to main page (shown)

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