Category Archives: Photographs

I still use the Fuji 60mm f/2.4

As you know from my last post, I got the 56mm f/1.2 lens. It’s a sweet lens. It looks beautiful, and it takes beautiful photos. I was going to sell my 60mm lens after I got my 56mm lens. Unfortunately my laziness got to me and never got around to selling it.

I’m happy I didn’t. Sure, the  lens sucks.  It has slow AF, and it only goes to f/2.4 But it does do something better than the 56mm: it is a macro lens. Sure, with Fuji’s new macro tubes, it probably makes the 60mm more obsolete. Until Fuji’s 90mm lens comes out, I think I’ll keep the 60mm longer.

I wanted to do some beauty shots, and I found out I couldn’t do tight face shots with the 56mm. It wouldn’t focus that close. So I busted out my 60mm, and I got some pretty good results:

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The funny thing is that I didn’t like the tight, macro shots of the face. But I like the option to do so. The 60mm will be my go to lens for beauty photographs. It’s smaller, it can focus closer, and that extra 4mm length does make a difference. I can live with it being slow for now.

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Look at My Pictures Done With Fuji Cameras!

Since a few people have complained about not enough pictures and too much text, I’ll advertise some of my social media sites. I shoot models/fashion portraiture. If you like that sort of stuff, and who doesn’t like photos of beautiful women (and some men)? Check them out. 

And yes, all of my photos were shot with Fuji cameras: X-E1, X-T1, and the Instax. 

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My First Fuji Images Processed By Capture One

I  had a recent photo shoot. I decided to use Capture One to process it.  When I was testing out various RAW converters for my Fuji cameras, I mentioned I loved Capture One’s skin tones. Funnily, for my first Capture One session, I decided to do the set in black and white.

I love black and white photos but have rarely processed my portraiture in black and white. So for this shoot, I put my camera in black and white mode and decided my set should be in black and white. Of course, the RAW would come out in color, but at least in my camera, I would know what the black and white photos will look like.

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The models were Haley J, Kimberly P, and Madison L.

My Thoughts

I think they look  underexposed. But I wanted to give it a darker feel. If I were to do these again, I would try upping the exposure or brightness setting in Capture One and seeing how it would turn out.

Also, I could’ve used the levels slider in Capture One to make the blacks darker. I don’t know why I didn’t think of that. I’m used to Lightroom’s black slider.

How Did I Process These?

If you’re interested in how I processed these, I used a “complicated” method: I just put the saturation slider to 0.  Yeah, it’s probably not the best way to do it, but I have seen  professionals who I respect use that method.

I guess I have more control if I used the black and white setting such as filtering certain colors. But this is my lazy, quick, and easy method. Also, I can put a slight blue tint to the shadows when I have the saturation at 0. I don’t know if I can do that if I use the black and white setting in Capture One.

If Lightroom does come out with the film simulations for the Fuji cameras,  hopefully, I can just use that. I love how Fuji’s black and white film simulation looks.