SANDRA (black and white edits)

Black and white edits of June’s photoshoot with Sandra Quri at the now closed Sophie Tea Art, a temporary art exposition. All images taken using a Fujifilm X-T3 and the following lenses: Fujinon XF 35mm F2 WR, Fujinon XF 18-55mm and Viltrox 56mm 1.4.

Milos

Images shot in Milos (Greece) using a Fujifilm X-T3 and the following lenses: XF 18-55mm and XF 35mm F2 WR.

Plaka
Sarakiniko
Pollonia
Pollonia
Adamantas
boat trip, near the ancient site of the Milos volcano
boat trip – I ended up taking a portrait…

Sifnos

Images shot in Sifnos (Greece) using a Fujifilm X-T3 and the following lenses: XF 18-55mm and XF 35mm F2 WR.

Platis Gialos
Platis Gialos
Platis Gialos
Platis Gialos
Katavati
Kastro
Apollonia
Apollonia

Sandra

Photoshoot with Sandra Quri at the soon to be closed Sophie Tea Art, a temporary art exposition. All images taken using a Fujifilm X-T3 and the following lenses: Fujinon XF 35mm F2 WR, Fujinon XF 18-55mm and Viltrox 56mm 1.4.

The grain in this picture is deliberate as I replicated a vintage film (Kodak Portra 800)

Fujifilm X-H2 rumours

All going to plan, next year I will upgrade my camera (part of a 2-year upgrade cycle) with a view of increasing the megapixel tally.

I was originally planning to move to medium format. Fujifilm is due to launch a new “affordable” 50 megapixel camera later this year in the $3-4k price bucket as a 5th addition to the existing 50 and 102 megapixel offerings.  The issue is that  their lenses are pricey and not compatible with the X-series mirrorless system being medium format…

The best option is then moving one step up in the x-series range and wait for the X-H2 camera (to be priced at $1.8k some $200 more expensive than 2020’s X-T4 that is the next gen of the X-T3 I own) which is rumoured to be be launched in 2022 and feature the next generation of in-body image stabilisation (IBIS) as well as a new sensor to match Sony’s APS-C   sensor with a 43 megapixel resolution capable of shooting 8K video with 12-bit color depth.

Making Fan Ho proud

How was your Christmas weekend? Mine was a bit unusual. Both Saturday and Sunday I ventured out in the city centre to take some pictures with my Fujifilm X-T3 camera.

There weren’t many people in central London on Boxing Day. I got off the tube at Tottenham Court Road and moved towards the new exit. I stayed there for some 15 minutes waiting for human being to show up. In my mind I had a black and white picture of the new escalator with one person on it. Unfortunately, nobody showed up so I had to settle for this Fan Ho-inspired moody shot (FYI, Fan Ho was one of the most influential black and white street photographers of the 20th century).

Location 🌏 Tottenham Court Road, London / Camera 📷 Fujifilm X-T3 / Lens 🔭 Fujinon XF 35mm F2 WR / Settings 📟ISO 160, 1/125s, F 2 / Copyright 🎬 Stefano Fujifilm

On Sunday, I wondered around the City, walking from Chancery Lane to London Wall and then to Liverpool Street where I met up with a friend who is also into photography. From there, we went to Brick Lane and then Shoreditch/Hoxton. As we met up relatively late, the sun started to set as we got to Shoreditch and therefore there was not much to photograph. Only one picture is worth sharing from the session…

Location 🌏 Brick Lane, London / Camera 📷 Fujifilm X-T3 / Lens 🔭 Fujinon XF 35mm F2 WR / Settings 📟ISO 160, 1/60s, F 2 / Copyright 🎬 Stefano Fujifilm