What is the ‘Clanking’ sound from your FUJIFILM lens?

What is the ‘Clanking’ sound from your FUJIFILM lens?

This is pretty scary if you don’t know what you are dealing with! First time I heard this “clanking” sound from your FUJIFILM lens..I was concerned that I had been scammed as I had just bought the XF50-140mm F2.8 lens from another person as a used lens.

Later when I bought the XF80mm F2.8 Macro brand new it also had this sound. So it turns out it is nothing to be scared or worried about.

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Polarr Photo Editor – A Free Alternative to Lightroom

Polarr Photo Editor – A Free Alternative to Lightroom

Back in 2015 when Polarr Photo Editor was just getting started, they reached out to me to discuss converting some of my Lightroom Presets into their Filters. The conversation was going for a bit but then they changed direction and put the collaboration on hold. Since then I didn't hear from them and I had forgotten about Polarr Photo Editor. However as I remember, back then it was a web based online editor. Fast forward to today, I was on my computer and downloading all the photos. I shoot RAW and JPEG together but I wanted to quickly edit a few JPEG files to upload to Instagram. I jumped on...

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Remo Recover

Remo Recover

The challenge with the digital age of photos is that you can lose them just as easily as you captured them. An accidental delete or format of your SD Card can wipe out those precious memories from the night out with friends, the summer vacation or even more precious your child's birthday. And I have done this accidentally a few times in my photography life. Its the worst feeling when you realise it. Not many people know this (unless you are Bachelor of Computer Engineering) that the data is never gone from the card. It is simply forgotten. So, it can always be recovered using software like...

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I bought a FUJIFILM X100V with 350K Qantas Points

I bought a FUJIFILM X100V with 350K Qantas Points

Since using the X-Pro3 which I loved due to its beautiful aesthetics, sleek design and rangefinder style viewfinder, I've been keen to buy it. No denying it that that I do suffer from GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome), as I own a X-T2, X-T3, X-T4 already. But there were several factors that stopped me from going ahead with the X-Pro3, the price, the size and the back LCD design. Qantas Store Due to the pandemic, travelling is limited and restricted. Even though in NSW, Australia you are pretty safe, we still travel lesser than before just as a precaution. I have not even travelled for Work...

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Installing Presets in Lightroom CC

Okay so you have downloaded my Free or Premium Lightroom Presets and you want to use them on your mobile device (smartphone or tablet). The quickest and the easiest way to install them is via the Lightroom CC Desktop app which will synchronise them on all your devices. You can install the presets via the Mobile device as well which is covered below. Desktop App Installation Instructions Download all the presets to your computer and save them in the desired folder, you will need to select them once you are in the app. The instructions below are aimed at installing Lightroom presets using the...

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Fujifilm X-PRO3 – OVF or EVF

Fujifilm X-PRO3 – OVF or EVF

In this post, I want to share some of the key differences between the Optical Viewfinder (OVF) aka Rangefinder and Electronic Viewfinder of the Fujifilm X-Pro3. Thanks to Fujifilm Australia for letting me borrow this camera for sometime but when I was considering what I should talk about that isn't something that has already been done, I came to realise that infact I couldn't find any videos on understanding the differences between the OVF and EVF. So I decided to create this post and video about the viewfinders of the X-Pro3. X-Pro3 with Fixed Prime Lens I had attached the Fujinon XF 23mm...

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Capture One Speed Edit Keyboard Shortcuts

Capture One Speed Edit Keyboard Shortcuts

Capture One 21 has just been released (8th December 2020) and one of the most talked about features is the Speed Edit keyboard shortcuts. They are a very convenient way to edit your photos very quickly. You can simply use the Keyboard shortcut and Mouse Wheel to adjust the settings or while presssing the keyboard shortcuts use the left/right arrow keys to decrease or increase the value. In order to access the complete list navigate to EDIT -> Edit Keyboard Shortcuts and then switch to the Speed Edit tab in the window. Here you will see the entire list of keyboard shortcuts available for...

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Macro Photography with MCEX-11 & MCEX-16 Extension Tubes

Macro Photography with MCEX-11 & MCEX-16 Extension Tubes

  Macro photography is a one of the photography genres that is quite exciting and rewarding as it gives us opportunity to see the things with a whole new perspective. Things that we often miss suddenly become much more noticable with macro photography. However to get into macro photography you often need to invest in a specialised lens that each Camera manufacturer makes. These lens are not very cheap as they are specifically built to focus on close range subjects, and by close I mean 5-10 centimetre close. Macro Extension Tubes MCEX-16 and MCEX-11 What do you do when you don’t have...

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Luminar a powerful Lightroom Alternative

Luminar a powerful Lightroom Alternative

Luminar is a photo editing software by Skylum Software and has grown over the years to become real competititor to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. From one perspective, it is more than what Lightroom can do alone and provides many more features, while from another perspective you may want to use Lightroom. In this post I want to compare some key features and share my thoughts on which I believe is better at certain capabilities. At the end of the day both software are means to an end. You need to use the tool that is right for you. So with the comparison below I hope to provide enough information...

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Classic Negative using Capture One on X-T3

Classic Negative using Capture One on X-T3

Classic Negative is one of the newest Film Simulations introduced by Fujifilm in their latest cameras the XPRO-3 and X-T4. However as they do, they don't release this via firmware update for older cameras like X-T3. The film simulation is a recipe that emulates the classic looks from days of Film when you would buy the roll and shoot in your SLR camera. Eventually you would develop them yourself or at the Photo Lab to see the final results. Classic Negative gives your photos a unique look that has low contract, reduced saturation with blue tones emphasised while adding some film grain. It is...

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