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Informal camera comparison: Fujifilm X-Pro2 vs. iPhone SE

The camera in your pocket is better than you think For the last year and a bit, my digital camera of choice has been the Fujifilm X-Pro2. This is one of Fuji’s top-end mirrorless cameras, with an APS-C sensor, rugged weather-sealed body, and a range of useful features such

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Learning to shoot slide film in 2018 with Provia 100F

35mm film is not dead At the start of the year I promised myself that I’d learn how to shoot slide film as a personal challenge – not necessarily for paid work, and not because it was practical, but simply because the idea appealed to me. When I returned to

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Why I prefer shooting with primes

A recent blog post by Chris Townsend on his camera setup prompted a Twitter debate last week on zooms vs primes for photographers who go hillwalking and backpacking. Since I’ve been planning to write about this for a while, I thought now would be a good opportunity to try

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First look: Fujifilm X70. The ultimate backpacker’s camera?

Recently I decided it was time to replace my ageing X-E1, which I keep as my second camera. I decided to get the X70. Here’s my hands-on review. What I need in a second camera I’ve used quite a few X-Series cameras but haven’t always kept them

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#Walk2017 – a photographic study of the first 100 miles

At the start of the year, I set myself the challenge of walking 1,500 miles. Here is a photographic study of the first 100. A few things have surprised me. My new routine My daily morning hike generates the bulk of the mileage – a five-mile circuit that I walk

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The Fujinon XF35mm f/2 review

The Fujinon XF35mm f/2 is a fast normal prime lens for Fujifilm X-Series cameras. I’ve been using it for the last three months, and it has quickly established itself as my favourite lens. Here is my review. I’ve been a Fuji user for over a year now,

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The Fujifilm X-E1 review

Although this camera is now considered obsolete, it’s only after a year of intensive use that I feel qualified to review it. Is the X-E1 competitive today? Almost certainly not. But is it a classic? My photographic background When I started to take my mountain photography seriously in 20151,

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Photography equipment upgrades for 2016

Photography is starting to play a more important role in my work, so I’ve invested in some better camera gear and I thought it was time I wrote a little about the equipment I’ve chosen for my outdoor adventures in 2016. My path to the Fuji X system