Kung Hei Faat Choy

Kung Hei Faat Choy, Best wishes for the new year may they all come true. A wonderful Chinese Tasmanian salmon salad prepared by my daughters

Kung Hei Faat Choy, Best wishes for the new year may they all come true. A wonderful Chinese Tasmanian salmon salad prepared by my daughters…
Fujifilm X20

Fujifilm Xpro2 a review from a different perspective…

EOS HD Andrew Reid video grapher

EOSHD aka Andrew Reid is a videographer who surprisingly to me at any rate, loves the XPro2 ‘for video’ no less. But is hopping mad at Fuji for incorporating 4K video in the hardware but not turning it on in the firmware. From my POV it doesn’t matter a huge amount but as he goes on to explain this function while pertinent to the Western world doesn’t count for much in Asia. Likewise I suspect with this frustratingly small ISO ring might be great for smaller nimbler Asian fingers. But a persistent annoyance for larger western phalanges. I just hope that this is over ridden in the super panel which is where I return to make the majority of adjustments – one button to access most everything. At this juncture my big rant rears its pointed index finger at the masters of Fuij and ask why oh why no touch screen.

A few months ago I watched a video from an LED light panel manufacturer demonstrating product photography and throughout the whole shoot the viewfinder and shutter were not used once. Touch screen all the way. Fuji need to learn that when a camera is mounted below standing eye level, the second most important tool in a photographers kit a Tripod then the shutter and viewfinder become totally obsolete, we really do need a touch screen function. Trigger trap and iPhone permanently connected perhaps…

Overall this review from Andrew is very good and anyone considering upgrading to an XPro2  should certainly read it. BTW some of Andrews videos are brilliant have a long look through his site…

Just hanging out…

Just hanging out...

We are still getting the benefits of the heavy rains a few weeks ago these small native geraniums have just recently appeared clinging and hanging from a rock!

A very popular bridge…

A very popular bridge over the north EskRiver

A very popular bridge over the north Esk River… Almost every day when walking through the Cataract Gorge I see someone photographing this wonderful Meccano like structure. On the subject of Meccano but much closer to matters photographic. it occured to me while struggling with a still life setting that Meccano might be the ideal medium for rigging up supports and off stage contraptions…