Category : Gear Talk

Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Fujifilm Street Photography

Street Photography with the Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero D

It had been a while since I’d broken out the 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D from Laowa. It’s a great little lens, but I haven’t had anything on my plate that would really suit the rendering of this lens. So, I made a challenge for myself. We had some beautiful post-typhoon clouds in Seoul and I got out to shoot a little street-inspired imagery with the ultra-wide. I headed down to the Han River in the Yongsan district to see what I […]

Fujifilm X-H1 IBIS, 35mm f/1.4 @ f/16, 1/25 second, ISO 100

Fujifilm X-H1 IBIS Tests and Samples

The Fujifilm X-H1 is the first of Fuji’s X series cameras to feature In Body Image Stabilisation (IBIS). As primarily a stills photographer, I wondered what the benefit might really be for me. Would it truly make that much of a difference if I could stabilise all my primes? After a month of heavy use, I can say that, in short, it absolutely does make all the difference. I’ve really been enjoying knowing that my shots at 1/60 or sometimes […]

Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero D Fujifilm

Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero D for Fujifilm Review

As a portrait photographer, I don’t stray into the ultra-wide-angle realm all that often. I’m certainly not against using the Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 or even the Fujifilm GF 23mm f/4 for dramatic effect as you can see on my YouTube video about shooting wide-angle portraits, but any wider and I’m not usually going to reach for it when shooting portraits. But, when Laowa reached out and asked if I’d test their 9mm f/2.8 Zero D lens for Fujifilm, it […]

Fujifilm GFX 50S 110mm f/2

Fujifilm GFX 50S – Day 2

As you may have seen in the previous post, I have the Fujifilm GFX 50S for about a month and over the next week, I’ll be testing it. I’ll head out soon to work on my Tattoos of Asia project, and am playing with every aspect of the camera before I leave so I know what to expect. Day 2 was a Saturday with my good friend Marco for a quick coffee in the morning, and then an afternoon with […]

Fujifilm GFX 50S Review

Fujifilm GFX 50S – Day 1

I have the Fujifilm GFX 50S for the next month or so thanks to Fujifilm Korea (glad to be using it for my Tattoos of Asia project), and I’d like to share my thoughts here as I begin using the camera. I’ve shot both medium and large format film over the years, but this will be my first long term exposure to medium format digital. Today, I decided to take it for a walk around the streets of Seoul to […]