Thursday, February 24, 2011
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
A few weeks back I wrote that Fujifilm's Finepix X100 would probably have a UK price tag of around £700, and how I felt this was a bit steep and that if I was in the market, I would probably go for an entry-level DSLR and small fixed-focal lens, like Nikons' 35mm f/1.8 DX instead.
Well, Fujifilm have commercially launched the X100 now, and it's available to pre-order at many UK dealers for around £1000 (the RRP in the UK). Wow! Good luck with that Fujifilm!
We've not seen any reviews yet, but the image quality from this camera would have to be truly outstanding at this price point for it to become anything else than an expensive accessory for the style conscious person who has not yet discovered the Leica X1.
Still, if anyone from Fujifilm UK reads this and wants to ship me one for review....
Monday, February 07, 2011
If you're looking for a little inspiration for your photography, you could do worse than taking a look at the ebooks now available at Craft and Vision. The books are available to download as either PDF files or as iPad applications, if you're lucky enough to own such a device!
I tried 'Close To Home: Finding Great Photographs In Your Own Back Yard' by Stuart Sipahigil, and I thought it was well worth the $5.00 asked (a little over 3 of your British pounds). It is more of a pamphlet than a book at 38 pages, but it does contain some excellent advice and wise words from someone who obviously knows his stuff. There are also plenty of insightful quotes from the likes of Ansel Adams and Proust which nicely support the authors' points.
A great idea, and very welcome in these cash-strapped times, and likely to benefit your photography (and bank balance) more than the latest gadget will. I will be sampling a few more titles, I am sure.