'Yesterday I took the Fuji XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Fujinon zoom lens out with my Bayer CMOS sensor Fuji X camera, the X-A1. I shot some tripod mounted landscape shots and some video clips./Read More
The soundimageplus blog has been going since 2007 and to date has over 12 million page views. Written by David Taylor-Hughes, a professional stock photographer, it includes photographic articles dealing with a wide range of themes including film and digital photography.
'First off, let me make clear that this article relates to how the Fuji X-Trans sensor compares to the Bayer CMOS sensor in the Fuji X-A1, with regard to raw files processed in Photoshop CS6 / ACR and the OOC jpgs. Raw files processed in other software, such as Photo Ninja and Iridient Developer is a whole other story. In fact the raw files processed from either camera in either of these 'alternative' software apps are very similar (and incidentally very sharp and detailed) and for me, this is still the best way to see what a Fuji X camera + XF lenses is capable of. However, Lightroom and Photoshop are the most commonly used raw development software applications and this is where all the issues have occurred. I'll also been very critical of how Fuji process their out of camera jpgs. and I thought I'd deal with this also.'Read More
'Yesterday I went out with my Fuji X-A1 + XF 35mm f/1.4 Lens specifically to shoot some panoramas in a Cotswold village. I have just bought the Autostitch Pano App for my iPad and was interested to see how it performed. (It cost £1.49!!)'Read More
'Apparently there are all sorts of species of flowers out in the UK this month that are way early. Yesterday I was astonished to see daffodils growing in my local churchyard. Disconcerting, but nonetheless very nice to see.'Read More
'So the Fuji X-A2 is announced. To a somewhat muted fanfare it has to be said. However, for me, there is one VERY interesting thing about this camera. It DOESN'T have an X-Trans sensor. The commonly held belief is that it is the Sony 16MP Bayer C-MOS sensor used in many other cameras, including of course my Leica T (Typ 701) So, in effect, it is possible to see how those Fuji XF lenses perform in front of a well established and well regarded sensor.'Read More