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Fushimi Inari Taisha – Kyoto, Japan

Posted on 25. Aug, 2012 by .


gates 540x287 Fushimi Inari Taisha   Kyoto, Japan

Fushimi Inari Taisha

Kyoto, Japan

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Fujifilm X-Pro1 Part 1 – First Look [video preview]

Posted on 10. Jan, 2012 by .


The Fujifilm X-Pro 1 Fujifilm X Pro1 Part 1   First Look [video preview] is amongst the most exciting new cameras in recent months. It seems Fujifilm listened to the fans of the X100 and went back to the drawing board with a vengeance.

It’s quite large – nearly identical in size to the Leica M9 and won’t win any beauty contests. But if the sensor is as great as Fuji has stated, this could be a reasonable alternative for many photographers looking to have a backup to their DSLR and for some, replace the heft and size of DSLRs. DPreview has a preview online and has stated, “in terms of detail resolution the X-Pro 1 should punch above its weight based on pixel count alone – indeed Fujifilm is claiming it will out-resolve the full frame 21MP Canon EOS 5D Mark II”.

As my primary camera is the Canon 5D Mk II, I’m curious and slightly skeptical about this claim. Tests and reviews shall see. I won’t be dumping my bag of L’s and the 5D2 anytime soon, but a high quality, more portable supplement would be welcome.

It’s great to see Fujifilm release cameras more inline with the needs of experienced photographers. Their first three prime lenses are fast and are hopefully just the start of future lenses to be released. (something with 35mm FL would be nice and perhaps something wider than the 28mm equivalent they’re releasing). For someone looking at the Sony NEX-7 or similar mirrorless cameras, this could be a promising alternative. Let’s wait until the reviews start rolling in.

Canon needs to step up to the plate. The Canon Powershot G1 X ain’t gonna cut it.

Exciting times indeed.


  • Fujifilm-designed 16MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor
  • Novel colour filter array to suppress colour moiré, no optical low-pass filter
  • EXR Processor Pro image processor
  • Dual-magnification hybrid optical / electronic viewfinder
  • Analogue dials for shutter speed and exposure compensation on top of camera
  • All-new, fully electronic X lens mount; 17.7mm flange-to-sensor distance
  • Three ‘XF’ lenses at launch: XF 18mm F2 R, XF 35mm F1.4 R, and XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro
  • Prime lenses have traditional-style aperture rings (1/3 stop increments) and large manual focus rings
  • Revised rear-panel control layout
  • On-screen ‘Q’ control panel and redesigned tabbed menu system
  • Focal-plane shutter, 1/4000 sec max speed
  • 3.0″ RGBW 1.23M dot LCD

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Bamboo Forest in Kyoto

Posted on 09. Jan, 2012 by .


20101024 IMG 5335 540x359 Bamboo Forest in KyotoThe beautiful bamboo forest in Kyoto. Nature’s cathedral.

The massive bamboo elicits a low rumble of beckoning; rhythmically leaning into their neighbors as if politely exchanging thoughts.

Canon 5D Mk II | Canon 17-40mm | f/22 | 30 seconds | ISO 50

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Gion without Geisha

Posted on 08. Jan, 2012 by .


20101025 IMG 6052 v2 540x743 Gion without Geisha

Gion, Kyoto, Japan. I absolutely loved strolling the quiet streets of Gion in the light rain. I hope to return again in the near future to explore more of this magical place.

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Kyoto bridge

Posted on 07. Jan, 2012 by .


20101029 IMG 7208 540x359 Kyoto bridge

My brother and I spent quite a long time trying to capture this bridge but the weather wasn’t cooperating.


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Six seconds in Tokyo

Posted on 05. Jan, 2012 by .


20101031 20101031 IMG 7533 tonemapped 540x359 Six seconds in Tokyo

Canon 5D Mk II | Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM | f/20.0 | 6 seconds | ISO 100

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Tokyo by night

Posted on 01. Jan, 2012 by .


20101031 IMG 7492 540x366 Tokyo by night

There was this fantastic pulsing sculpture lit up and morphing into different colors. I put my camera down and set the timer for 8 seconds. You can barely see in this smaller version but there was a man sitting perfectly still by the base.

Tokyo, Japan

Canon 5D Mk II | Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM @ f/22 | 8 sec | ISO 100

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Like a morning dream…

Posted on 31. Dec, 2011 by .


20111027 IMG 0094 540x359 Like a morning dream... ‘Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live, and the reason of everything appears more clear. What has puzzled us before seems less mysterious, and the crooked paths look straighter as we approach the end.’

- Jean Paul Richter

Photo taken on Seminyak Beach, Bali, Indonesia

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