Our friend Brian Griffith advises us today that Iridient Developer 3.0 beta 3 is now available for download: http://www.iridientdigital.com/products/iridientdeveloper_download_v3beta.html “This is a pre-release version of Iridient Developer 3. it may be unstable or lack features that will be be included in the final release. Some functionality may change before the final 3.0 release. This beta […]

I try to avoid switching lenses when walking places unless the focal length needed is predictable.  On the other hand I am not a big fan of slow lenses with variable apertures. The Fuji 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 offers an amazingly useful range (27 to about 200mm) at the cost of slower variable apertures. Somehow we have […]

Every two years, much like lemmings the movers and shakers in the camera industry join the seasoned industry professionals for the trek to Photokina.  According to Wikipedia, The Photokina (rendered in the promoters’ branding as photokina) is the world’s largest trade fair for the photographic and imaging industries. The first Photokina was held in Cologne, Germany, in 1950, and it is now held biennially in September at […]

Everybody loves a good autofocus shootout. But this autofocus shootout not to be missed!  Once again, The Camera Store’s Chris Niccolls steps in front of Jordan Drake’s Sony FS700 to bring you the latest information and his opinion about the autofocus speed and accuracy in the current crop of leading mirrorless cameras. To balance things out a […]

When we visit places and towns we (Bettina and I) want to have a very compact yet comprehensive gear set with us. Finding the right bag is always a challenge. Here are some criteria for us: We need to carry two sets of mirrorless cameras (video and stills) with a focal range from about 24-28mm […]

Here are some additional field test images from the Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8. We used the lens (loaner from Zeiss) with our X-T1. Some initial thoughts: Very good sharpness as we expected A focal length of 32mm (48mm at 35mm equivalent) proves to be good for general street photography (at least for us). AF not […]

Using Iridient Developer and Lightroom for Processing Fujifilm X-Trans Files from Thomas Fitzgerald on Vimeo. This fairly lengthy video tutorial shows Thomas Fitzgerald’s process and workflow for working with both Lightroom, and Iridient Developer to get the optimum quality from Fuji X-Trans files.   This is the same workflow that I use myself, Iridient Developer […]

I had never been to WPPI, the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International show in Las Vegas,  so when Paul Gero told me he was going I made an on the spot decision to join him.  The Sunday afternoon drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes a bit over four hours at a legal and […]

The Fujifilm X-T1 combined with the  XF 23mm 1.4R prime lens is an amazing combination. This is the sharpest Fuji lens we have seen so far,  even beating the very good XF 35mm 1.4. The widest opening of f/1.4 allows lovely background blur. In some cases the maximum shutter speed of the X-T1 (1/4000) is […]

Chris Niccolls is joined by Nick Devlin discussing the just released Fuji X-T1 camera. The X-T1 is the latest in the Fujifilm “X” series camera lineup, and may be the first Fuji X that crosses the line into the “general” camera category. Appealing to a much larger audience, thanks to greatly improved autofocus, the X-T1 […]

In addition to improvements in just about every area, Fujifilm has also brought some interesting new features to the X-E2.  What’s the coolest?  To me, one has to be the new Digital Split Image™ for interchangeable lens cameras. Split image focusing was originally used in manual focus SLR film cameras and the Leica Rangefinders of […]

While most of the country chilled out inside avoiding the “Arctic Vortex,” thousands of brave souls battled the crowded isles for the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas, NV.  Show attendance was reportedly brisk again this year, where the features were focused more on services and coming attractions than on new hardware […]

Fujifilm has announced another lens for their X series mirrorless digital cameras. The Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R lens is the twelfth lens made for the X-mount cameras and is an impressive portrait-length lens with a very fast maximum aperture, ideal for shallow depth-of-field control and excellent in low-light situations. Its 35mm equivalent focal length is 85mm […]

  Fujifilm Announces The All New FUJIFILM X-E2   It is no secret that most of the team here at TheCameraForum.Com are big fans of the Fuji X-Trans sensor based cameras.  In fact, all of us own at least one.  Mine is the X-E1, a camera that I both love and hate.  Love for its […]

Last June, FujiFilm issued their lens development “roadmap” (see chart below) for the two XF mount cameras at the time, the XPro-1 and X-E1.  I purchased my  X-E1 with the highly regarded and most excellent 35mm f/1.4, deciding to place my bet on Fuji evolving this camera system.  There was no optimized RAW processing support for the […]