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.

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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 When it expires, it will probably be outdated anyway.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

Shimoda Backpack Review

Prenote

A mate and fellow photographer, Greg Cromie, offered help me get some photos as obviously it was hard for me to get photos of myself wearing the bag. A big thank you to Greg for taking the photos of me, you can follow him on WordPress. He has some great articles and regularly posts to this site.

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Photo by Greg Cromie

In doing this review, I haven’t posted some of the more detailed product shots of the inserts or interior of the bag. You can get decent quality version in perfect light from Shimoda’s website, so if you want to check out every nook and cranny of the bag, I suggest you do it there. Continue reading Shimoda Backpack Review

Square Hood Lens Hood for the Fujifilm X70 & X100F

Greg Cromie Photography

My fellow Fujifilm shooter The Overrated Photographer (ORP), gifted me with a small accessory for my Fujifilm X70. He is a generous fellow so I agreed to write up a small review for both our blog sites about this tiny product. You can take a look at his site here. Having owned the Fujifilm X70 for some time now I have become well aware of the range of Fujifilm and third party accessories that are available. Mostly leather cases and straps but also lens hoods. For those not in the know, a lens hood it attached to the end of a lens and provides a level of shade for the lens to prevent light flare bouncing off the glass. For the most part I tend to shoot without them on any of my lenses. In fact I tend to keep them on if I am shooting in the raining…

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Artisan & Artist ACAM-77 Soft Leather Pouch Review

Introduction

As usual, I tend to incorporate a long introduction to explain my buying process and why I picked something specifically over the 100,000 alternatives on the market. If you’re not into longwinded introductions and don’t care why I picked this specifically, feel free to skip over this section.

The challenge with the X-E3 is that if you want to carry it around in your laptop bag, there isn’t the availability of hard cases you can find for the X100. Even the X100 series is not without its problems the moment you add a hood, thumb rest or grip as this has the potential to complicate the options. Continue reading Artisan & Artist ACAM-77 Soft Leather Pouch Review

Laowa 9mm f/2.8 – A non-landscape photographer’s review

Introduction

A couple of months back I was offered pre-release Laowa 9mm for review by the local distributor in Australia. At the time I was fairly busy with work and I’m not a big landscape person, so I ended up turning it down and waiting for my own copy. The release took longer than expected, so in hindsite I probably should have taken them up on it.

For those who don’t know, the Laowa 9mm is an ultrawide manual lens available in Fujifilm mount. It’s a rectilinear lens so you don’t have the same level of distortion experienced with a typical fisheye. I’ll be completely honest and say I don’t know a lot about Laowa. According to the website, it’s made by Venus Optics who have been around since 2013 and are based out of China. Having never tried any of their gear before this, I can’t comment on any of their previous gear.

I still haven’t had a chance to take many photos, hence the lack of landscape photos, probably made worse by having kids which means it’s hard to get up for sunrise shoots when you’re helping get kids to school in the morning.I will update the missing landscapes as I get out for more landscape photography.

Thanks to Adam from the Laowa distributor in Australia for getting me my lens so quickly.

Continue reading Laowa 9mm f/2.8 – A non-landscape photographer’s review