Low Light: Know your limits

Low Light: Know your limits

Shooting low light is not about squeezing every last 1/3 ev out of every exposure parameter. It is about knowing the usable limit of each parameter and using that. ISO: The XT-1 has a great detail at ISO 1600, so I…

Macro Tube Experiments

Macro Tube Experiments

Why Macro Tubes? Fuji don’t have a 1x macro lens yet, they have the 60 f2.4 0.5x but that’s too close to the 56, not very fast and not enough magnification for me to justify another lens. 2016 should bring the…

Focus-Reframe

Focus-Reframe

Since my first DSLR I’ve usually used the centre focus point, focused on some critical detail (eg an eye) then reframed to produce the desired composition. The advantage of this technique is that you don’t have to mess around selecting…

Fujifilm XT-1 & Sensitivity Priority

Fujifilm XT-1 & Sensitivity Priority

If you’ve read about or played with an XT-1 you’ll notice that it doesn’t have a mode dial, modes are selected based on which values are fixed by the user. Fixed Aperture + Auto Shutter = Aperture Priority (A) Auto…