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Fuji X-T1, My Thoughts

There are several articles and videos on the interwebs about the Fuji X-T1, Fuji’s new flagship in its wonderful X-Trans sensor line of cameras. This isn’t going to be a hardcore, pixel-peeping, measurbating, test-bench jockey review like some of the others. I will go through some of the performance aspects of the camera but I’m also going to discuss some of the user-related aspects. I’m more concerned with how the camera operates in actual shooting conditions. At 16 megapixels, the pixel pitch, or size, is the same as on the full-frame Nikon D800.
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Photo Basics – Metering

In the first three instalments of the Photo Basics series we looked at the ‘exposure triumvirate’. That’s the combination of aperture, shutter speed and ISO setting that give us the overall exposure of our photo. But how is that exposure determined? With a light meter.

All modern cameras have built in light meters. Even the entry level, fully automatic point & shoot cameras have a light meter. The sophistication of these meters varies. SLR-type cameras have very sophisticated meters. Continue reading

Photo Basics – The ISO Wildcard

We’ve discussed two parts of the exposure triumvirate so far – the aperture and shutter speed.  In this instalment we’ll look at the third piece of the puzzle and that’s the ISO setting.

I think of the ISO setting as the wild card in this equation.  It does’t directly control depth of field or action.  It can help us get the right setting on one of the other two components for the result we want; however. Continue reading

Photo Basics – Shutter Speed & Action

In the first segment of the new Photo Basics series, we took a look at the role of the aperture.  In this segment, we’ll look at the shutter and how it can be used for controlling action and movement within your images.

In combination with the aperture and ISO setting, the shutter forms part of what I refer to as the ‘exposure triumvirate’.  That is, it’s one of the three components that work together to make up the overall exposure of your photos.  We’ll look more at this in future instalments. Continue reading