This week, Fujifilm announced a new mirrorless camera to improve upon their previous small form-factor body, the X-S10. The new Fujifilm X-S20 offers a 26 megapixel APS-C sensor in a compact body with fast frame rates and AI-based subject detection autofocus. It’s an excellent choice for photographers looking for advanced features in a small form factor.
Nik Collection 6
We’ve been using the Nik Collection suite of plugins for over a decade, and they are our go-to filters for fine-art image processing. We’ll take a look at the new features in the latest release, which we both agree is well worth the $79 upgrade price. Our patrons can tune in to our bonus video this week and get a tour of the new features.
This week, we’re taking a look at Fujifilm system cameras. The new X-T5 is the newest member of Fuji’s X-trans APS-C sensor bodies, and offers some retro controls and styling. We’ll compare it with the Fujifilm X-H2 series cameras, which have control layouts more in line with mirrorless cameras from Canon, Nikon, and Sony.
This week, we get a hands-on first look at Fujifilm’s newest medium format camera, the GFX 100S. This 102 megapixel camera features a smaller form-factor similar to most modern mirrorless cameras.
Creating ISO dependent defaults & presets in Lightroom
Did you know that you can create adaptive presets in Adobe Lightroom Classic? We discuss how to set them up to optimize noise reduction and sharpening settings automatically based on your camera’s ISO setting.
I recently returned from a family vacation. Although I mostly took snapshots, I did bring my Gitzo 1-series tripod for the occasional sunrise photo. Here’s the eastern shore of Kauai at sunrise, captured with my Fujifilm X-T1 and 10-24mm f/4 OIS Fujinon lens. The combination of the 18-135mm and 10-24mm lenses made for a great travel kit. Most of the time I shot with the 18-135mm, but in this instance I used the wider zoom to get the great perspective of the sky and ocean. Because I had my tripod, I was able to stop down to f/11 and get a 1/30s exposure, causing the motion blur in the waves. I really like the way the water blurs just enough to give this image a dynamic feeling.
After spending a lot of time using my Fuji X-T1 body this past spring and summer, I decided to purchase the recently released 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Fujinon lens. This lens is the first offering from Fujifilm to include weather-sealing, in the form of a gasket around the lens mount. In this post, I’ll attempt to answer the most common questions you might have regarding this lens, especially as it relates to the existing 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS kit lens. Scroll to the bottom for my video review of these two lenses.
The 18-135mm Fujinon is a solidly constructed zoom lens that is larger and heavier than the 18-55mm. It weighs just over one pound (490g) and is just slightly smaller than the 55-200mm Fujinon. Its focal length range is equivalent to using a 27-206mm lens on a 35mm format camera. It uses a 67mm front filter thread and includes a petal-shaped bayonet lens hood. The lens is weather-sealed via a rubber gasket on the lens mount. Continue reading Fujifilm 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Hands-on Review→