Photographing wildlife (birds) with the XC50-230mm

We all know that the Fujifilm XC50-230mm is often belittled and very underrated. We looked at Fujifilms most underrated lens recently, and the general feedback was that those who actually use it, really like it, but those who hadn’t used it seemed to think it was just a poor man’s 50-200mm with not much toContinue reading “Photographing wildlife (birds) with the XC50-230mm”

Mumbles Hill Nature Reserve & Town Visit

It was a very windy day with intermittent sunshine, and our regular weekly group meet activities took us to Mumbles Hill Nature Reserve, leading us down into Mumbles town before finishing off where we started. A perfect day for being out and enjoying ourselves as a group, as well as taking photographs from the amazingContinue reading “Mumbles Hill Nature Reserve & Town Visit”

Neath Abbey In Colour Infrared

A visit to the 12th Century Abbey at Neath Abbey, Neath in Wales. I’ve been experimenting with Infrared, and I’ve been using Darktable to develop the photographs, however, today I experimented using ON1 Photo Raw 2021.5 to develop the raw files. I didn’t realise that it has settings to make developing much easier, and IContinue reading “Neath Abbey In Colour Infrared”

Why I didn’t go full frame and went with Fujifilm

Around two years ago I decided that it was time for a change. I’d been shooting with various Nikon cameras (D40, D3200, D5300, D7100) over the years, alongside shooting film. I’d also had hands on with many other camera makes and different sensor sizes from micro four-thirds Panasonic cameras through to Nikon, Sony and CanonContinue reading “Why I didn’t go full frame and went with Fujifilm”