Tag: Fuji X-T4

Yellowstone National Park

This was my first time to Yellowstone. It was busy, crazy busy! The park rangers were saying that there were more than double the usual amount of visitors this year because of COVID. Fortunately, Jim (my step-father in-law), did all of the driving. He also did all of the parking – he made spots that ...

Idaho Falls Farmer’s Market and Rafting in the Canal

Visiting my wife’s mother and her husband Jim in Idaho Falls, we went to the local farmers market, had mangos covered in spicy / sour syrup, and some beef jerky. On the way home, Jim and I picked up a tow behind raft for his boat. Near his home, there’s a small canal where the ...

When in Idaho, Go to a Rodeo

My main exposure to Rodeos has been down in Arizona. Down there, the people have been super cool, and I was allowed to get really close to the action to get some action shots with their permission. Idaho Falls was a different story. It was BIG BUSINESS. Bottom line, I didn’t have a press pass ...

Point Defiance Dahlia Garden

I don’t know the first thing about gardening or growing flowers, but I do love dahlias. Point Defiance Park in Tacoma has a beautiful dahlia garden that blooms this time every year. It’s free to the public, well maintained, with ample parking, and is very enjoyable. Today was a perfect day for macro photography – ...

Oceanside, Cape Meares Viewpoint, and Bay Ocean

This was the last day of our Tillamook vacation. Definitely a nice, low key, recommended family vacation destination. Our day started off in Oceanside where the girls picked up freshly fried doughnuts as a morning treat, followed by a trip up to see a lighthouse, and then we headed out to Bay Ocean to see ...

Sitka Sedge State Natural Area Loop, Bear Creek Artichokes, and Tillamook Air Museum

Continuing our Tillamook vacation, we were able to hit three spots today – the beach, a restaurant/tourist destination, and a museum. First off, we were able to get to the beach during low tide, and man was it low! It almost felt like a desert in the sense that the sand stretched out as far ...

Tillamook Cheese Factory, Blue Heron Cheese, and Jacobsen Salt

After Oceanside State Park we drove into Tillamook to visit the main attraction – Tillamook Cheese, followed by Blue Heron Cheese just down the street, and later in the afternoon a quick trip to Jacobsen Salt Co. Skip the salt company if you go to Tillamook to visit, but definitely stop by Blue Heron. This ...

Oceanside Beach State Park

We were vacationing in the Tillamook, Oregon area over Memorial Day and were fortunate enough to come down to the beach at low tide. This was my first outing with the new Fuji 18mm f/1.4 lens on the X-T4. What makes this lens unique is focal length and 1.4 aperture at this price point. Sony’s ...

Dash Point

Straight out of the Fuji X-T4 and 16mm f/1.4 (with a Tiffen circular polarizer attached) – Classic Negative preset with color chrome effects enabled and set to the max.

Testing Out the New Viltrox 56mm f/1.4 for Fuji

While I really enjoy shooting with the Fuji XF series of cameras, their older lenses like the 23mm f/1.4 and 35mm f/1.4 could really use a refresh of weather sealing and faster autofocusing motors. Also, they’re priced quite high compared to similar focus lengths for full frame systems. I would dare say they are overpriced. ...

Testing the Fuji 27mm at the Federal Way Rhododendron Garden Review

Arguably one of the worst lenses for the Fuji X-Mount, I bought one used. After testing it out, I can say for certain, it isn’t one of their best. Still, I like it! Here are my random thoughts on this lens: It’s lightweight Small Flares (can be a good thing creatively) Slow focusing Cheap Sharp(ish) ...

8K Leather Half Case Reviews Kaza Fuji X T4, Gariz Fuji X100V, Sony a7RIV, Lim’s Nikon Z6. EOS R5 RAW

In this video, I review and discuss various leather half cases as well as soft shutter release buttons and thumb rests. Lots of non essential photography gear that enhance the user experience.

Roslyn, WA with the Viltrox 33mm f/1.4

We just returned from a couple of days in historic Roslyn. It’s a place where they filmed Northern Exposure – a television show that I’ve never seen. The weather was sunny and hot! However, we managed to do some light hiking, see the sights, eat some ice cream, and even wade in a very chilly ...

Deception Pass State Park Jet Boat Tour

Yesterday’s hike due to the unexpected heat, was quite a bit more taxing than we planned. Rather than go on another hike today, we were able to get discounted tickets (due to COVID and a decrease in tourists) to a jet boat tour through Deception Pass. The tour is about 45 minutes – which is ...

Espresso Chalet in Gold Bar

Harry and the Hendersons merchandise, Costco treats, overpriced bad ice cream, espresso, and a view. My review? Meh out of 10. Only the ice cream shot was edited – shot RAW with my iPhone. Everything else was straight out of the X-T4.

Cave Hole, Coal Creek Falls, Quarry, and Fred’s Railroad Trail Loop

On our way up to Gold Bar this weekend, we stopped off at the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park in Renton. It was pouring rain, but we hiked anyways – just over four miles (because we took a wrong turn). I brought along the Fuji X-T4 and 16-55mm f/2.8 lens. Even though I had the ...

Viltrox 23mm f/1.4 Review for Fuji X Mount Cameras

$329 vs $899 – The Viltrox 23mm f/1.4 vs Fuji’s 23mm f/1.4 – which is better? The short answer, hands down, is the Viltrox. It’s been years since I’ve owned the Fuji branded 23mm f/1.4 lens. In fact, the last time I used that lens was on an X-T1. Needless to say, it’s been a ...

First Outing with the Fuji X-T4

I’ve owned many a Fuji camera, and I can emphatically say that without doubt, the X-T4 is THE best Fuji camera to date! From video, to photo taking, this camera gets it right! The camera feels more solid than all Fuji cameras to date (save the X-H1), has the best IS, the best video features, ...