About

Jim at jimskcc@gmail.com

4/8/17: Welcome to FujifilmX blog. This blog is neither formally nor informally associated with Fujifilm. This is a personal blog designed to record my journey with two Fujifilm X-series cameras: X100T and XT2.

I began this blog on 8 April 2017, the day after I picked up the XT2 at Best Buy in Honolulu.

I’ve had the X100T since 23 November 2014.

4/11/17: The photos in the header: The X100T was shot with the XT2. The XT2 was shot with the X100T.

8/21/17: Updated the header to add the X-E1. Used the 90mm-f2 on the X-T2 for the X100T and X-E1 photos, and the 90mm-f2 on the X-E1 photo. Cropping but no editing of the RAW images converted to JPGs. Here’s a zoomable copy of the header photo:

2/20/18: With the advent of the Nikon D850, full-frame Nikons are becoming affordable. I picked up a used D810 in early Dec. 2017, and I’ve been gradually building a small collection of mostly used lenses. In the beginning, until I could determine the quality of the D810, I sought lenses that were both cheap and well regarded by reviewers. The first was the 50mm f/1.4G, which came with the camera. The second and third were the Tokina 100mm f/2.8 macro and the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR. These lenses convinced me that the D810 was outstanding. With its high-resolution results, I was able to crop deep into photos. I then started looking for quality lenses that were also affordable. To help me in my search, I turned to DxOmark and compiled a list for the D810. Using the list as a guide and after researching the web, I got the Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G, which has a sharpness rating of 23. I then followed up with the Nikon 70-200mm f/4G VR (DxO=29), Tamron 85mm f/1.8 VC (DxO=36), and the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art (DxO=30). I think these will cover most of my needs for a while.

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