Monday, July 30, 2012

Fujifilm X Series Ergonomic Kits Shipping

 If there is one accessory which anyone who has used it knows makes a world of difference it is the hotshoe accessory which adds a thumb rest to the camera body - like the old days when we had a film advance lever there.

This accessory is available for most new (non DSLR) digital cameras and Fujifilm is no exception.  Beginning with the hot X100, the X-Pro1 and the X10 also have the thumbs up accessory made for them.

I love using my X10 with the soft release and thumb rest.  It changes the balance of the camera and puts new control into the way you hold the camera.

Check them out at a dealer near you.  Sold as a set.

Fujifilm X10 Ergonomic Extension Kit    # 600012083
Includes Thumbs Up Grip and Soft Shutter Release

600012332 X100 Black Ergonomic Kit 074101017519 $229.99
600012333 X100 Silver Ergonomic Kit 074101017526 $229.99

600012331 X-Pro1 Ergonomic Kit 074101017465 $179.99

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Fujifilm X-Pro1 Diopters Coming Soon

Fujifilm introduces Diopter Correction Lenses as an accessory for the X-Pro1

Photographers have found it difficult to find the diopter rings for the X-Pro1.  In a month or so we should see them arriving at stores.  This will be a welcome addition to the camera to assist photographers.

In addition if you happen to lose the ring filter that comes with the camera - we do have those IN STOCK at our camera parts department.  The part # FZ09210-100 (unit ring finder) is a clear glass optic.  You can call Fujifilm directly for the camera parts dept to order it - or go through your local dealer for them.   For Fujifilm Edison Parts dial 800-659-3854 then option 1 then press 3.  $21.87 plus shipping and tax.

July 27, 2012

Fujifilm has announced that it will introduce Diopter Correction Lenses as an accessory for the X-Pro1.
(from the Fujifilm Austrailia release)
Fujifilm is developing its own brand of Diopter Correction Lenses to accommodate near and far sighted customers who use the X-Pro 1 camera.
The Fujifilm Diopter Correction Lenses will enable these customers to view and enjoy the X-Pro1 Hybrid Multi Viewfinder more effectively.
Manufactured in Japan, Fujifilm’s specially designed 19mm Diopter Correction Lenses are packaged individually in the following six strengths:  +3, +2, +1, -1, -2, -3.
Lens strength is expressed as diopters whereby the higher the diopter, the stronger the lens. The plus (+) or minus (-) sign before the diopter strength indicates the type of lens.
Fujifilm Senior Category Manager - Imaging, Daniel Paul, said the new Diopter Correction Lenses will be a handy and practical accessory for those X-Pro1 customers with prescription glasses.
“The Diopter Correction Lenses will help to improve focus when capturing photos using the Fujifilm X-Pro1,” Mr Paul said.
They are expected to be available in August 2012.
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Friday, July 27, 2012

Shooting a Polo Match is Great Fun

For many of us - the act of shooting an event we are interested in can be an enjoyable zen moment.  I love to lose myself in the action and work my gear to capture good images.
When I broke out the EF500mm lens I knew I could blast away and if the light and my positioning was right, I may just get some winners.
I've never shot polo, and it's a huge field as you can imagine.  I think I got a few interesting shots considering the slower aperture of F4.5 on my 500mm lens.

I love the action exhibited by the athletes and horses.  I can only imagine what a thrill it must be to race on the back of a horse or bump other players chasing the ball in polo.
A few of the shots are of Sunny Hale (#4 white) who is widely considered to be the best female polo player in the world and one of the best players ever.

There is a nice article about her which explains the sport a bit more here -

Get up to Saratoga Springs to see the races before they're over this summer - it's a great place to visit.

Sabering the champagne !

 A reverse side hit from Sunny Hale.

Blasting off a few burst series.  These are half of the total frames - it's just too easy with today's fast AF and fps speeds.

Stomping the divots is a popular event in between the chukkers!

A Day at the Track - Saratoga Springs

As I mentioned in the post about polo in Saratoga Springs - a day at the races is a great time for all.

The action, betting and people make it a fun afternoon.

There are all types of people enjoying the track all day and partying downtown all night.

I recommend you head up to Saratoga while the racing is on this summer.

FUJIFILM INSTAX Compared to Polaroid ZIP with Zink Paper

I am going to do a long term light fade study with INSTAX and ZINK prints.  As you will see in the video I have printed the same files on b...