The New Nikon Z6 & Z7

category Cameras • hashtags Nikon, Rants • 2 min read

Everybody and their dog is reviewing the new Nikon mirrorless cameras, the Z6 and the Z7. The main problem is that very few people have seen one, let alone used one.

31-Aug-2018: Google search:
nikon z6 review
About 650,000 results (0.59 seconds)
— Google

Very few people have received it, definitely not 650,000 people. So people look at some the technical specs and decide if this is a …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Optical Image Stabilization

category Cameras • hashtags Fujifilm, X-PRO2, X-T2, X-T1, X-T10 • 1 min read

Fujifilm have never been big with image stabilization. Only some zoom lenses and now the X-H1 has a built-in image stabilization.

BTW, Fuji people, when asked about why they didn’t include it in the XF 16-55 f/2.8 lens, have said that stabilization degrade the optical quality.

There are two optical image stabilization options with the zooms:

  • Mode 1: Continuous image stabilization on
  • Mode 2: Shooting only image …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Memory Cards Myth

category Cameras • hashtags Fujifilm, X-PRO2, X-T2, X-T1, X-100T, X-100F, X-T10, X-T20 • 2 min read

This applies to all digital cameras including: Fujifilm, Canon, Nikon, Sony…

Myth #1: Do not erase images from the camera

Deleting images while reviewing is supposed to corrupt the memory card. Why don’t you try it yourself:

  • reformat the card in the camera
  • take a dozen photos of whatever is in front of you, your window, your desk, the wall…
  • start reviewing the images and delete image #3, image …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Where are the blinkies gone?

category Cameras • hashtags Fujifilm, X-PRO2, X-T2, X-H1 • 1 min read

  • The blinkies are not on any of the menus.
  • The blinkies are (kind of) shown on the info display of the playback mode.
  • Press the DISP/BACK button until you cycle through the various display modes. With the thumbnail and the info the screen will show:
    • blinkies
    • a green cross indicating the focus point used

The problem is that the blinkies are displayed on the thumbnail and that’s extremely …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Flash & TTL

category Cameras • hashtags Fujifilm, X-PRO2, X-T2, X-T20, X-E3, X-T10, X-T1, X-H1 • 2 min read

Fuji is not known for its flash system. The only reason I can use the Fujis for work is the Godox flash system that works very well with Fuji. I need wireless remote.

My main setup is the Fuji X-PRO2, the Godox X1T-F as the master on the camera and a combination of Godox flashes with TT385 and TT685.

People who want to impress other photographers will say …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Select the Size of the Focusing Area

category Cameras • hashtags Fujifilm, X-PRO2, X-T2, X-T20, X-H1 • 1 min read

When using the single focus point, I often have to change the size of the focus area. Fuji has some quick way of bypassing the menus which is:


Instead of that you can (my preferred method)

Single Point AF

  1. Press the joystick in.
  2. Use the rear dial to select the size of the focusing area/frame.
  3. Press MENU/OK to enable the new setting.

Zone …

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File Resolution

category Cameras • hashtags Fujifilm, X-PRO2, X-T2, X-T1, X-T20, X-T10 • 2 min read

This applies to all Fujifilm cameras and all Canon, Nikon, Sony…

A few days ago, I had a discussion with a photographer. She said that even when she provides images to her clients in low resolution, some clients have taken these “low resolution” files are have them printed at local labs into 16 inch by 20 inch. Even though she provided jpegs with a low resolution of 72.

The resolution …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Focus Points

category Cameras • hashtags Fujifilm, X-PRO2, X-T2, X-T20, X-T1, X-T10, X-100S, X-100T, X-100F • 1 min read

When using the zone focus or the wide-tracking focus, the display EVF or OVF shows multiple points that are supposed to be in focus. Why all these points?

In any of the area focus modes, the zone or the wide-tracking, the camera decides where to focus. Where to focus will depend on the which Fuji camera and which version of the firmware:

  • The older cameras and the older firmware will …

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