Using the Fuji XPro. Some street, some macro, flowers and street.

Fuji X Pro 1, files are 4000 on long side pngs, from Darktable

An aside. As Film Soup is defunct and my scanner is in storage, I’m sending a bunch of stuff to California, where the Darkroom exists. Will get the scans back on a USB stick.


I have been doing other things, mainly house related, and now that a very busy time has finished I was able to get into the hills today and take some photos. Of a weed: gorse is considered noxious in New Zealand

Fuji XPro 1, Darktable, with photos translated to .png and then downsized in WordPress.


Dunedin, Spring: there are corners where the blossoms are

Fuji X Pro one, generally wide open. Not many keepers as anything not in focus in front blurred.

Ocean Beach.

The Pro Photog pulled out her cellphone here. She noted that the sand was dead flat, and needed it as a file she could use for a photoshop project. Cellphone cameras are now good enough to be useful in such a manner: if the micro 4/3 camera has replaced (in effect) the video camera (and it has, particularly the Panasonic GH8, which handles 4K video for about $1200 US or less), then the simple point and shoots are indeed killed by the cellphone and instagram.

But when it comes to landscape, it gets a lot harder. I shot a lot of this at 18 mm on the fuji, at which point it vignettes (it is a zoom) but by cropping it worked out well: the other pictures were taken with an 35 mm prime.

Fuji X Pro 1 with 18 – 55 mm zoom and 35 mm prime: processed in Darktable.