Having just returned from a family trip to New York I now find myself in the midst of a marathon culling process. With over 800 shots to work through it is slow work and at the moment the thought of ever returning to New York is something that has been placed in the furthest recesses of my tiny brain.Read More
Shortly after I purchased and reviewed the excellent This Brutal World (review here) I was made aware of an all-encompassing brutalist tome being constructed by the same publisher. Now available, Atlas of Brutalist Architecture (AoBA) is a colossus of a book. In size, weight, scope, and content, the AoBA is an ode to brutalist architecture.Read More
Glasgow in Bits is an on-going project where I document the often neglected aspects of architecture in and around Glasgow. Derelict buildings, small architectural details, textures, shapes, graffiti and Glasgow’s unloved back streets will all be included. The photographs will be varied in style and scope but will highlight the little details scattered around the city the come together to create the city as a whole.
Photography with classic lenses was never something I have previously considered. However, since starting to shoot with Fuji mirrorless I have read a lot about using adaptors in order to use these older lenses, how cheap old lenses (generally) are, and how the results can be interesting / inspiring / infuriating / something a bit different… so I decided to give it a go.Read More
I feel I am finally getting to grips with my transition from my Nikon d7100 to my mirrorless Fujifilm xt2 and decided to take a walk to the financial district in the city centre of Glasgow. There are some pretty modern buildings in this area, however, most are probably between twenty and thirty years old and there are no such things as a sky scraper (New York or London it is not!) but it is definitely checking out this area.Read More
Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed (CCCP) may best be described as a passion project. Over a remarkably short period of seven years (2003-2010) Frédéric Chaubin travelled to and photographed many of the crumbling architectural remnants of the former USSR.Read More
One of my favourite functions on the Fuji x-t2 is the ability to change image size on the fly. In most circumstances I shoot the standard 3:2 ratio but the ability to quickly jump between 3:2, 16:9 and 1:1 is a great little function.Read More
I don't often venture to the Southside of the city but I decided to take a wander down Tradeston way, just across the Clyde. For urban and urbex photographers there i=are some great locations on offer.Read More
I had read a lot of good things about Fuji's collections of lenses before I made the plunge and bought the X-T2. And I've got to admit I am very impressed by the 23mm f2. It's small, light, tactile and fantastically sharp. To be clear though, this is not a complete lens review, only a sharpness test at apertures from f2 to f16
All of the shots were below were taken the Fujinon 23mm f2 lens, with the x-t2 mounted on a tripod. All I did was adjust the aperture and shutter speed to get an exposure. The images shown are out of camera JPEG’s using the Classic Chrome film simulation. No retouching or noise reduction has been applied.
It should be fairly obvious from the test shots above that the 23mm f2 is damn sharp between f2 and f3.2 the edges lack focus but from f4 on the entire frame is gorgeously sharp. To be honest I could happily use the lens wide open at f2 If was intending to blur the background anyway.
You can download a zip file containing all these JPEG's at 100% size by downloading them here. You can also see how the x-t2 noise fairs with my ISO test here or see how Fujifilm's different film simulations affect a photographs look here. Want to see more Fuji blog posts? Leave a comment below,