Friday, December 28, 2012

Weekly Email - 12-28-12 - Annual Physical

Above: Christmas day evening from Jersey City to NYC.

As we all know from our health care providers an annual physical is a good idea!  I hope you got yours and stay active!  January is the busiest time for new gym memberships.  I'm going to try to up the routine a bit and not get stuck in the lazy rut.

I finally went in for my check up last week.  So of course I couldn't resist the opportunity to photograph the battery of tests they do on me.

So there is a squeamish alert here.  If you do not like blood or needles do not look at the photos below.  It's not gory - just me in process.

On a brighter note there was an interesting guy who buries himself in pigeons and just loves it.  I captured a bunch of shots of him and his new pets.

Have a happy and healthy holiday celebration, and on to 2013!!

Needle - Fujifilm XF1 - ISO 500 F/1.8 @ 1/160th
Pigeons - Fujifilm XE-1 with XF14mm and XF18-55mm ISO 200-320 F/4 @ 1/500th approx


Friday, December 21, 2012

Fujifilm XF14mm 2.8 Lens Hits the Street

 I am loving the new 14mm lens!!  This is a winner and with it's smooth focusing in both manual and auto-focus modes it has a great feel.
I am going to try and pump a bunch of images out this weekend and show off the performance of the lens.  When it ships early in 2013 it will have a USA retail of $899.95.

 Note the lens focus ring - it snaps back to perform manual focus and reveal the distance scale.

 I had to capture a few shots with the X-Pro1 and 18-55 while also shooting with the X-E1 and 14mm.

 All the images below are with the XF14mm lens.

I love using my flashlight for a quick bit of spot light.

 The writing on the arc across the top is very sharp when viewed at 100%.

The other day I walked into the shoe repair place and took a quick behind the scenes look at their cramped work area with the X-E1 and XF14mm at ISO 800.

I also took a quick pit stop at a beach area on Long Island.
Having the effective full frame focal length of 21mm really makes shooting a joy for those of us who love wide angle views.  The lens is sharp and has very little distortion as you will probably notice.


Large pano made from five frames.

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A Quick Look at the 1972 Hasselblad 500C/M

Just a few snaps of the awesome and durable 500C/M.