60 minutes with the Fuji GFX 50s

A few weeks ago I reached out to Fujifilm UK and asked if there would be a launch event or something similar where I could as quickly as possible try out the GFX. It turns out there was a launch event in the UK, but it was a closed event and I had already missed it. To my surprise, Fujifilm offered to meet me at my local cafe for breakfast and a cheeky private demo. Concerns from using X-Series CamerasRead more

Two Days with the Hasselblad X1D

I thought I’d be sensible for once and try before I buy so I headed out to East London to my new friends at PearTreePhoto and rented a Hasselblad X1D for the weekend. The wait for my own X1D has been longer than expected and this seemed like the perfect way to sate my lust for new gear and to verify the X1D fits into my workflow and the type of photography I do. Meaning, this was a practical field testRead more

Review: The Everyday Backpack (20L) by Peak Design

When I – with the same pride as a cat who presents a dead mouse to its owner – brought home yet another camera bag and showed it to my partner, a very patient and loving woman, I felt that she was not as impressed as she was with the first ten camera bags I bought. However, being a perceptive woman with a heart of gold, she sensed my eagerness and asked “What does this one do then?”. Out of the manyRead more

Gear: Roller Bags

After many years of slouching in front of a computer, both at work and at home, I developed a slipped disk. When I took up photography I noticed very quickly that carrying a camera over my neck was not the best. I tried the Black Rapid Sport Strap which is better than just carrying the camera with a neck strap, but after walking around for 4-5 hours I still experience a lot of discomfort. That’s why I bought the Lowepro ProTactic 450,Read more

Hasselblad X1D: First Impressions

Just back from my X1D demo at the Classic Camera Store in London and I want to share my first impressions with you. Overall I am impressed and I want it! Holy moly what a great looking camera. As expected it was a pre-production unit so a few units were rather temperamental, but one was fairly solid so I made sure that was the one I got my hands on. They had a model in place with some strobes whichRead more

The Case for the Hasselblad X1D

I admit I find the Hasselblad X1D immensely attractive, its appearance is almost reason enough to want it. If Apple made cameras this is what it would look like, and probably have a similar price as well. The X1D is a camera begging me to hold it, use it, press its button all while quietly whispering ‘my precious’ to yourself. Jokes aside it looks like a fabulous piece of engineering and I really look forward to trying it out inRead more

Oslo City Break – What’s in my bag?

Funny how part of the reason I bought Fuji was to save on weight, but I still ended up taking all my gear with me everywhere I went. That your gear weighs less just seems to mean you bring more and then most of the time I did not use most of it anyway. This is something I have tried to pay more attention to lately and for my street photography I just bring camera plus lens. For portrait workRead more

X-Pro2 Early Impressions

I feel the time is right to share my first impressions after nearly three weeks with the X-Pro2. The two of us have by now spent a fair amount of time in each other’s company, and we are comfortable enough to share our experience of our time together. So far we have done a few portrait sessions, long exposure, architectural and even sports. We started out quite shy with each other and we were not seen together in public untilRead more

X-Pro2 ACROS: A Portrait Session with Irene

The wait is finally over. The Fujifilm X-Pro2 has arrived and I got mine on the first day of March. Due to an irrational fear of scratching the screen it has not seen any use outside of my flat so far, but I have had plenty of time to fiddle about with it. I played around with the settings quite a lot and took pictures of tea mugs, my feet and even the TV. None of which will feature on thisRead more

Review: Lee Filters Field Pouch

My preference is to travel light and bring as little gear as possible with me. That’s true whether I’m in London to capture moody cityscapes or in northern Sweden for icy sunrise landscapes. For my long exposure work all I need is my X-T1 camera with the XF16-55mmf2.7 lens attached, my Lee Filters 100mm set and a tripod. All of the above fit snugly in a ThinkTank Turnstyle 20 sling bag, except the tripod which I carry in my hand. It turned outRead more