May 11th, 1350

I'm having fun learning the techniques necessary to get the most from my new Fuji x1000.  From capture to post processing this camera  benefits from small changes in technique.  Due to a lack of an AA filter, or perhaps just a very weak AA filter, sharpening becomes optional.  I love using this camera in Aperture Priority Mode and just being able to grab the aperture ring and make changes while watching the information overlay in the OVF change.  If the scene becomes too dark or the subject closer than 2.5 feet I can swtich into EVF mode with a flick of my finger.  Outstanding!

I'm not ready to write a review on this camera yet.  Many such reviews are already out there and I encourage you to read them.  I'll be writing my review from a photographers perspective and not a technical perspective and I hope to have it out in about 30 days.

The x100 continues to delight me.  This image below was captured in a mall, nothing special, but without flash at ISO 3200 the image quality is better than many DSLR's I've used at ISO 200-400.  And without sharpening!  No post processing or sharpening was done to this image at all.  The exposure is always spot on, the viewfinder is a real delight, and the x100 just feels right in my hands.  More to come soon.

 

The x100 continues to delight me.  This image below was captured in a mall, nothing special, but without flash at ISO 3200 the image quality is better than many DSLR's I've used at ISO 200-400.  And without sharpening!  No post processing or sharpening was done to this image at all.  The exposure is always spot on, the viewfinder is a real delight, and the x100 just feels right in my hands.  More to come soon.

Fuji x100  f2.8  1/15TH  ISO 3200

 

May 5th, 0745

I received my Fuji x100 today.  Initial impressions are very positive.  I'll know more after I have a chance to put it through it's paces, and I'll have plenty of chances to do so during the next few weeks.

 

I received my Fuji x100 today.  Initial impressions are very positive.  I'll know more after I have a chance to put it through it's paces, and I'll have plenty of chances to do so during the next few weeks.

 

May 4th, 0230

I'm now in Oregon trying to re-acclimate to the USA.  I'll be here for a month, then in Hawaii, and finally I'll arrive at my new home in the mid-west. 

I just received word my new Fuji X100 is shipping this week and I hope ot have it in my hands within days.  Once I do I'll start a special blog with images from my travels and I'll be sure to include my htoughts on this new camera.

I'm also working on an article I think you'll be interested in.  It's on an attraction I enjoyed during my last weekend in the Kingdom.  If all goes well, I'll be able to publish it within a week or so.

 

April 29th 1200

GOODBYE THAILAND!  See you in December.  And goodbye to all my friends.  I've truly been blessed and I leave with a heavy heart.  I'll always remember each one of you.

 

April 27th, 1525

Adobe releases the final versions of Lightroom 3.4 and Camera Raw 6.4, both of which support the new Fuji X100, a highly anticpated camera and I"m sure the support is well appreciated.  You can get Lightroom here and Adobe Camera Raw here.

 

Adobe releases the final versions of Lightroom 3.4 and Camera Raw 6.4, both of which support the new Fuji X100, a highly anticpated camera and I

 

April 27th, 0830

Today is pack out day.  The movers come and start packing and will finish tomorrow.  Later this week I'll board a plane for the USA and I suspect it will be a week or so before I update the site regularly.   I'll try and put up the occasional item of interest and I have lots of material to work with while on the road.. so pleae check in from time to time.

 

April 26th, 2255

It's good to see the new Sandy Bridge laptop offerings appearing from the major manufacturers.  I've been a big fan of Dell Precision Mobile Workstations and I still own several.  They're some of the best designed workstations money can buy.  Currently I'm also impressed by Lenovo. Dell has just announced their new Sandy Bridge Mobile Workstations and they appear to be very high end workstations ideally suited for image processing.

 

 

April 26th, 1615

Digital Photography Review just put up their in-depth review of the Nikon D5100.  If you're interested in a great entyry level DSLR you'll want to read this review.

 

Digital Photography Review just put up their in-depth review of the Nikon D5100.  If you're interested in a great entyry level DSLR you'll want to read this review.

 

April 26th, 0530

The site was down for a few hours, roughly from 0245-0445 local.   The server failed for some reason but it was brought back up as soon as they were notified.  This server has been great so everyone was a bit surprised.. :)

 

The site was down for a few hours, roughly from 0245-0445 local.   The server failed for some reason but it was brought back up as soon as they were notified.  This server has been great so everyone was a bit surprised.. :)

 

April 25th, 1850

Have you ever wanted all the Thinkpad goodness wrapped in a MacAir type package?  Soon you'll be able to have both.  The recently leaked Lenovo X1 has specs to die for including new battery technology offering longer life with an 80% charge in just 30 minutes.  As you know, I'm still passionately in love withmy X201s Thinkpad which I reviewed here, but a bigger screen, Sandy Bridge power, better graphics, and longer and better battery life is very compelling.  They don't give a weight yet, or if it's a MILSPEC machine, but if its MILSPEC certified and under 3 pounds it will be hard to resist.

 

Have you ever wanted all the Thinkpad goodness wrapped in a MacAir type package?  Soon you'll be able to have both.  The recently leaked Lenovo X1 has specs to die for including new battery technology offering longer life with an 80% charge in just 30 minutes.  As you know, I'm still passionately in love withmy X201s Thinkpad which I reviewed here, but a bigger screen, Sandy Bridge power, better graphics, and longer and better battery life is very compelling.  They don't give a weight yet, or if it's a MILSPEC machine, but if its MILSPEC certified and under 3 pounds it will be hard to resist.