X-H1, X-T2, X-Pro2, X-E3 & X100F firmware updates

Fujifilm have announced a new round of Firmware updates for the X-H1, X-T2, X-Pro2, X-E3 & X100F.

Firmware Version

FUJIFILM X-E3 (Ver.1.2.0) - due late April 2018

 1. Supports “FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO”

After connecting a camera to a computer via USB cable, the “FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO” enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro. Fast batch processing will also be available. The “FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO” can be downloaded from the FUJIFILM website for free.

 

  1. Support for backup/restore of camera settings via FUJIFILM X Acquire

Once connecting a camera to a computer via USB cable, the “FUJIFILM X Acquire” allows users to backup/restore camera settings to/from a file. Copying all camera settings from one camera to another is available.

 

  1. 3. Compatible with the newly developed FUJINON XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens

The upgrade will add compatibility for the newly developed FUJINON XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens.

 

1) MF ring can be used as zoom ring

2) Maintain the lens zoom position during interval shooting

3) Maintain the lens zoom position in playback mode to shorten the startup time for the next shooting

 

4.Improve radio flash controller usability

The upgrade allows users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync. or TTL mode via their radio controllers.

 

5.Enlarged and customizable indicators or information

The upgrade allows users to enlarge indicators and information in the viewfinder and/or LCD monitor.

This upgrade will also enable users to customize the location of where the information is shown on the display.

 

6.Enhanced Bluetooth®* connectivity via FUJIFILM Camera Remote app.

The upgrade allows users to utilize the following functions with the latest “FUJFIILM Camera Remote” app.

 

1) The upgrade allows users to select multiple smartphones or tablet devices by paring the cameras.(Up to 7 devices)

2) Update the firmware** of compatible cameras that offer Bluetooth® capability via smartphone or tablet devices.

3) It supports Bluetooth® wireless remote control camera shutter release** for cameras that offer Bluetooth® capability.

*The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by FUJIFILM Corporation is under license.

**An upgrade to the “FUJIFILM Camera Remote” that will be available in May 2018 is required to operate firmware update and camera shutter release.


FUJIFILM X100F (Ver.2.1.0) - due late April 2018

1.Enlarged and customizable indicators or information

The upgrade allows users to enlarge indicators and information in the viewfinder and/or LCD monitor.

This upgrade will also enable users to customize the location of where the information is shown on the display.


FUJIFILM X-H1 (Ver.1.1.0) - due May 2018

 

  1. Addition of “Focus Bracketing”

The update will enable the photographer to shoot focus distance bracketing up to 999 frames. When the photographer begins shooting, the focal location is shifted with each activation of the shutter by the step of focus shift set from 1 to 10.

 

2.Compatible with the newly developed cinema lens FUJINON MKX18-55mmT2.9 lens and FUJINON MKX50-135mmT2.9 lens

The upgrade will add compatibility for the newly developed FUJINON MKX18-55mmT2.9 lens and FUJINON MKX50-135mmT2.9 lens

 

1) Aperture information can be displayed on the monitor. The upgrade allows users to select T-stop or F-stop.

2) The upgrade allows users to check the focus distance with the distance indicator shown on the monitor.

3) Automatically corrects the distortion and the color/brightness shading.

4) Camera automatically calculate the White Balance based on the lens position and deliver the color expressions with Film Simulation modes.

 

3.Enlarged and customizable indicators or information

The upgrade allows users to enlarge indicators and information in the viewfinder and/or LCD monitor.

This upgrade will also enable users to customize the location of where the information is shown on the display.

 

  1. Enhanced Phase Detection AF during movie recording

Enabled phase detection AF at smallest area size when in single point AF, making phase detection AF active all 6 area sizes both in AF-S/AF-C mode.

 

  1. Expanded Phase Detection AF Area options during still shooting

Phase detection AF is now available in the smallest size single AF point when shooting in AF-S and AF-C modes.  This takes the total phase detection AF areas to 6.

 

6.Enhanced Bluetooth®* connectivity via FUJIFILM Camera Remoteapp.

The upgrade allows users to utilize the following functions with the latest “FUJFIILM Camera Remote” app.

 

1) It synchronizes "date and time" and/or "location information" of smartphone and tablet devices when used with cameras with Bluetooth® capability

2) The upgrade allows users to select multiple smartphones or tablet devices by paring the cameras.(Up to 7 devices)

3) Update the firmware** of compatible cameras that offer Bluetooth® capability via smartphone or tablet devices.

4) It supports Bluetooth® wireless remote control camera shutter release** for cameras that offer Bluetooth® capability.

 

  1. Addition of Fn button support for “IS Mode”

The upgrade allows users to set the Fn button as “IS Mode” for quicker setting changes.

 


FUJIFILM X-T2 (Ver.4.0.0) - due May 2018

  1. Addition of “Focus Bracketing”

The update will enable the photographer to shoot focus distance bracketing up to 999 frames. When the photographer starts shooting, the focal location is shifted with each activation of the shutter by the step of focus shift set from 1 to 10.

 2.Compatible with the newly developed cinema lens FUJINON MKX18-55mmT2.9 lens and FUJINON MKX50-135mmT2.9 lens

The upgrade will add compatibility for the newly developed FUJINON MKX18-55mmT2.9 lens and FUJINON MKX50-135mmT2.9 lens

1) Aperture information can be displayed on the monitor. The upgrade allows users to select T-stop or F-stop.

2) The upgrade allows users to check the focus distance with the distance indicator shown on the monitor.

3) Automatically corrects the distortion and the color/brightness shading.

4) Camera automatically calculate the White Balance based on the lens position and deliver the color expressions with Film Simulation modes

3.Enlarged and customizable indicators or information

The upgrade allows users to enlarge indicators and information in the viewfinder and/or LCD monitor.

This upgrade will also enable users to customize the location of where the information is shown on the display.

  1. Addition of F-log SD card recording

The upgrade allows users to record F-log movie data into their SD card.

 

  1. Addition of 1080/120P high-speed video mode

The upgrade allows users to shoot 1080/120P high-speed video (1/2, 1/4 and 1/5 speed slow motion), ideal for recording spectacular slow-motion footage

 

  1. Enhanced Phase Detection AF

Latest updates to the AF algorithm provide the following performance enhancements:

 

(1) The low-light limit for phase detection autofocus has been improved by approximately 1.5 stops from 0.5EV to -1.0EV, raising the precision and speed of autofocus in low-light environments.
(2) The range at minimum aperture has been expanded from F8 to F11. For example, even when using the XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR with the tele converter XF2X TC WR, phase detection autofocus can now be used.
(3) Major improvements have been made to the AF-C performance while operating the zoom, which provides major benefits when shooting sports and other scenarios in which the subjects moves unpredictably.
(4) Finely-detailed surface textures of wild birds and wild animals can now be captured at high speed and with high precision as a result of improvement in phase detection autofocus.

 

  1. Addition of “Flicker Reduction”

For enhancing the quality of indoor sports photography, the upgrade allows users to reduce flicker in pictures and the display when shooting under fluorescent lighting and other similar light sources.

 

  1. Addition of “Select Folder” and “Create Folder”

Enables the user to choose the folder in which subsequent pictures will be stored. And also enable to enter a five-character folder name to create a new folder in which to store subsequent pictures.


FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (Ver.5.0.0) - due May 2018

 

1.Enlarged and customizable indicators or information

The upgrade allows users to enlarge indicators and information in the viewfinder and/or LCD monitor.

This upgrade will also enable users to customize the location of where the information is shown on the display.

 

  1. Enhanced Phase Detection AF

Latest updates to the AF algorithm provide the following performance enhancements

 

(1) The low-light limit for phase detection autofocus has been improved by approximately 1.5 stops from 0.5EV to -1.0EV, raising the precision and speed of autofocus in low-light environments.
(2) The range at minimum aperture has been expanded from F8 to F11. For example, even when using the XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR with the tele converter XF2X TC WR, phase detection autofocus can now be used.
(3) Major improvements have been made to the AF-C performance while operating the zoom, which provides major benefits when shooting sports and other scenarios in which the subjects moves unpredictably.
(4) Finely-detailed surface textures of wild birds and wild animals can now be captured at high speed and with high precision as a result of improvement in phase detection autofocus.

 

  1. Addition of “Flicker Reduction”

For enhancing the quality of indoor sports photography, the upgrade allows users to reduce flicker in pictures and the display when shooting under fluorescent lighting and other similar light sources.

 

  1. Addition of “Select Folder” and “Create Folder”

Enable to choose the folder in which subsequent pictures will be stored. And also enable to enter a five-character folder name to create a new folder in which to store subsequent pictures.


Some personal thoughts on Street Photography

Street photography is not my strong point but I do really enjoy it. I love a challenge and for me street photography is certainly that. I would have to say that most of my efforts in learning photography have been put into landscape photography. It's where I am most comfortable and where my understanding of photography is at its peak.

Street photography when executed properly is probably one of my favourite genres of photography. A good street photograph poses more questions than answers or tricks the viewer into believing a reality imposed on them by the photographer. It's usually only after a second or third look that the true reality of the image is realised.

We see many photographs posted online (Including my own at this point in time) that are no more than images of people walking the street. Some choose to photograph the homeless or extremely overweight individuals in an attempt to add more interest to their photos. Unless in a context that adds narrative to the image, or in an effort to bring attention to a serious social issue and affect change, I feel that this is largely inappropriate. I photographed a homeless man and his dog on one occasion, choosing to do so as the gentleman had his hand over his face. If I had to make the decision again I would choose not to take the photo. There was no real point to the photograph no matter how hard I tried to justify it to myself other than to highlight another persons misfortune.

In order to improve my street photography I'll need to spend a lot more time walking the street and as Matt Hart says. "Learn to see". As with anything in life, you don't tend to get better unless you practice, practice, practice.

At this point in time I'm trying to include a link between the subject and their surroundings as often as possible. The picture above was taken simply because the backpack matched the graffiti around the street. The one below because of the word 'Boo' and the glitter-ball styled bag owned by the glamorous elderly women fitted the theme of the record shop she sat in front of.

I think its important to remember that whoever we choose to photograph, we do so in a way that is respectful and that doesn't intentionally make fun of their appearance or actions. It's also important to remember that the photographs we make now, may not have a huge impact but give it 10 or 20 years, when fashions and locations have changed and I'd imagine they would be received in a very different way. Photography is massively important in this respect, as every time we make an image we are documenting human history.

I choose to use the Fujifilm X-Pro2 when shooting on the street. It's a great camera that is small, quiet and discreet. It provides fantastic image quality and when combined with a lens such as the 35mm f/2 is lightning fast to focus when using the cameras autofocus system. I am considering the purchase of an X100F as a smaller alternative to the X-Pro2 but that decision is yet to be made.

Matt

www.shootprocessrepeat.com


New firmware updates for Fujifilm X-Pro2, X-T20, X100F, X-T1

Fujifilm has released the new firmware updates for the following for the X-Pro2, X-T20, X100F, X-T1.

Below is an overview of each firmware and download links.

 

(1) X-Pro2

1) Addition of 4K video mode (excluding HDMI out)

2) Support for tether shooting via USB or Wi-Fi

3) New AF tracking algorithm for moving subject

4) Support “FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO”(Macintosh)

5) Improve radio flash controller usability

6) Support for backup/restore of camera settings via FUJIFILM X Acquire

7) Support for “Instax SHARE SP-3”

8) RGB histogram display and highlight warning

9) Re-start of AF function during a movie shooting

Firmware Download TBC


(2) X-T20

1) Revision of a wrong display when HIGH PERFORMANCE

Firmware Download


(3) X100F

1) Support for backup/restore of camera settings via FUJIFILM X Acquire

2) Supports “FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO”(Macintosh)

3) Improve radio flash controller usability

4) Support for “Instax SHARE SP-3”

5) OFF is added to the function allocation of the CONTROL RING SETTING

6) Focus point can be chosen when zooming in for precise focus.

Firmware Download


(4) X-T1

1) Support for “Instax SHARE SP-3”

Firmware Download

 


Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show Liverpool

Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show Liverpool

Welcome to my second blog post from my gig photography series. In this post I'd like to share how I prepared to photograph Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show Liverpool at the 'Camp and Furnace'.


Getting the gig:

As a gig/events photographer you often spend a lot of time chasing jobs to cover, but every now and again, sometimes those jobs find you.

A good friend of mine who happens to know a lot about the work I do, and knows a lot about me as person, happened to mention my name to Craig Charles PR company, ‘Bite the Apple’, who was after a photographer to capture Boxing Day home coming Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show Liverpool in his home town.

After they reviewed my work, I was contacted and invited by Craig’s PR people to cover his show at the Camp and Furnace, which is in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, located between Liverpool’s Toxteth and docks areas.

Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle is a real gem of an area in Liverpool which really comes alive in the evenings with creatives and music events.

Research:

It is too easy for any photographer to accept an offer, pack their gear into their bags and head off to photograph whatever they have been asked to do on the day, but as this is a PR company I have never worked for before, I decided to research who ‘Bite the Apple’ are, what other people they represent and, more importantly, the style of images they use.

Often, their website will contain links to social media accounts, so it is as equally important to like and subscribe to those as you never know what other things this can lead to. Luckily, I was already a follower of Craig Charles ‘Funk and Soul Show’ page, so I already had some idea of what sort of images the client would like me to present.

It is also important to know where you will be shooting and what to expect when you arrive at the venue.

After speaking to the PR Company, I knew the venue was going to be the 'Camp and Furnace', I’ve covered various music venues around the Baltic Triangle but this would be the first time I have covered particular venue.

Fortunately for me, the person who referred me to the PR Company had also recorded a video for one of Craig Charles previous Funk & Soul Show's at the ‘Camp and Furnace’ venue. It also happens he is my partner’s daughter’s boyfriend.

We watched the video and considered the flow of Craig Charles Funk & Soul show; the lighting conditions at the venue, and what to expect.

The ‘Camp and Furnace’ is like other smaller venues, that is, the lighting conditions are very challenging but workable. I use the techniques to deal with the challenge of the lighting conditions that I teach attendees at my gig photography workshops.

This experience shows the value of having contacts and a portfolio of work online. Potential clients then have the opportunity to review your work, so it really is worthwhile recognising the value of keeping the online content to a reasonable number of quality images rather than seeking quantity!

So what do you do when you do not have a video available?

Most bands and event organisers use social media. This a valuable research tool, where you can review images already taken or see footage people have recorded on mobile devices.

Preparation:

Before covering an event, I always run through a checklist:

  • What camera gear do I need?
  • Are my batteries fully charged?
  • Make sure I have a notepad/pen

Talking of preparation, I also make it my personal ‘golden rule’ to set up folders for storing the images as soon as a I return from a gig.

In Conclusion

  • Research who you are working for
  • Research who or what you will be photographing
  • Research the venue
  • Anticipate any potential issues that could arise
  • Make sure your equipment is ready well in advance

A big thank you to Craig Charles and Bite the Apple

Love & peace, Warren


New Fujifilm Firmware Updates - Nov 08/2016

Fujifilm have released some new firmware update for the X-Pro2 and X-T1

X-Pro2 - Version 2.01 incorporates the following:

  • Fixed AF function between Tele-photo area when used with XF18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens
  • Fixed freeze issue when carrying out 'Select from network list of Manual Setup in PC Auto Save Setting
  • Fixed flash issue when using a Flash i40 by Nissan for Fujifilm which does not fire

To download, please visit Fujifilm's support page here

X-T1 - Version 5.0 incorporates the following:

  • Compatibility with the Shoe Mount Flash EF-X500.
    Additional functions like the multi-flash lighting, high-speed flash sync and so on can be used with the EF-X500.
    Accordingly, the FLASH SETTING and the Shooting Menu is dramatically changed.
  • The items that can be assigned to the Quick Menu have changed.
    FLASH FUNCTION SETTINGS and FLASH COMPENSATION have been added due to the compatibility with the Shoe Mount Flash EF-X500.
  • The roles that can be assigned to the Function buttons have changed.
    FLASH FUNCTION SETTINGS, TTL-LOCK and MODELING FLASH have been added due to the compatibility with the Shoe Mount Flash EF-X500.

To download, please visit Fujifilm's support page here


Fujifilm X-Pro2 firmware v2.0 update

To continue to provide the best support for their customers and to improve their products, Fujifilm have released firmware v2.0 for the X-Pro2 X Series camera.

Firmware v2.0:

1. The NUMBER OF THE FOCUS POINT has incerased.(*)
The options available are 91 POINTS(7x13) and 325 POINTS(13x25) on the NUMBER OF THE FOCUS POINT of the AF/MF SETTING in the Shooting Menu.
2. Improvement of phase detection AF accuracy.
By employing the new AF algorithm used in the X-T2, the AF accuracy has been improved.
3. AF tracking function has been improved when CONTINUOUS L in the AF-C mode.
4. In AF-C mode, AE function will work while pressing the shutter button halfway.
5. AF tracking function works while CONTINUOUS shooting in the AF-C mode with the Electronic Shutter.
6. AF tracking function works while CONTINUOUS H shooting in the AF-C mode instead of zone AF.
7. STILL IMAGE(single frame shooting) is available when CONTINUOUS L in the AF-C mode.
8. The focus point of Eye Detection AF has been changed to the eye closer to the camera.
9. Compatibility with the Shoe Mount Flash EF-X500.(*)
Additional functions like the multi-flash lighting, high-speed flash sync and so on can be used with the EF-X500.
Accordingly, the FLASH SETTING and the Shooting Menu is dramatically changed.
10. The items that can be assigned to the Quick Menu have changed.(*)
FLASH FUNCTION SETTINGS and FLASH COMPENSATION have been added due to the compatibility with the Shoe Mount Flash EF-X500.
11. The roles that can be assigned to the Function buttons have changed.(*)
FLASH FUNCTION SETTINGS, TTL-LOCK and MODELING FLASH have been added due to the compatibility with the Shoe Mount Flash EF-X500.
12. Addition of AUTO POWER SAVE.(*)
AUTO POWER SAVE option has been added to the POWER MANAGEMENT of the Setup Menu. Select ON to save the power consumption and make the battery life longer.
13. Addition of setting time in AUTO POWER OFF.(*)
15 SEC, 30 SEC and 1 MIN have been added to the AUTO POWER OFF of the POWER MANAGEMENT in the Setup Menu.
14. S.S OPERATION option has been added to BUTTON/DIAL SETTING in the Setup Menu.(*)
Select OFF to disable the shutter-speed fine-tuning using the command dials.
15. Change of the CORRECTED AF FRAME in the OVF.(*)
Specification of the CORRECTED AF FRAME of AF/MF SETTING in the Shooting Menu has been changed.
·OFF:The frame moves according to parallax to show the focus point.
·ON:The CORRECTED AF FRAME in the OVF is fixed on the recommended value described in the Owner's manual. If the minimum focus range of the attached lens is greater than the recommended value, the frame is displayed on the position of the minimum focus range.
*Upgrade the firmware of the lenses after the firmware of the camera is upgraded.
Camera Body / Lens Firmware Compatibility Table
16. The phenomenon is fixed that in rare cases the magnification of the OVF doesn't switch appropriately when a lens is changed.
17. The bright frame movement in the OVF has become more smoothly while zooming in and out.
18. OIS function has been improved while using Electronic Shutter.
19. The phenomenon is fixed that in rare cases frames of live view on a smartphone drop while using the application software "FUJIFILM Camera Remote".
20. The phenomenon is fixed that exposure sometimes doesn't change appropriately in Aperture Priority AE while using an M MOUNT ADAPTER.

Download Fujifilm X-Pro2 firmware v2.0

Fujifilm provide the following process guide to upgrading the firmware on your X-pro2 Here


Fujifilm X-Pro1 Firmware v3.70 update

Fujifilm have released a minor update to fix an issue with the corrected AF frame when selected to on,

More information and the firmware update can be found here,

It is also recommended that new firmware updates released 06/10/2016 are applied to the lenses listed here Fujifilm firmware updates for 13 lenses


A Hat-trick for Fujifilm!


A Fujiholics Story - Paul Chambers

My name is Paul, I Live in the wonderful city of Salisbury Wiltshire.The city is located in the southeast of Wiltshire, near the edge of Salisbury Plain and near the wonderful New Forest where I spend many a happy hour with my camera.

I first got interested in photography many years ago whilst in the Royal Navy and was extremely lucky to of travelled to Antarctica and involved in the Falklands conflict, where my passion for photography grew, wanting to capture the beauty of the area. Back then it was on film as digital was not available in 1980's.

I attended night school where I learned black and white photography including developing and processing. Which has certainly helped with understanding lightroom and photoshop .
I have also done workshops in Landscape, Aerial & Steet Photography and a workshop in processing using Lightroom and Photoshop.

So, you're a Fujiholic?

Initially I wasn’t a bit interested in Fujifilm cameras. I started off in the digital world about 5 years ago with a Nikon D3000 when my girlfriend now ex girlfriend bought me a camera for Christmas., after many years break from photography (marriage kids no money etc etc etc), a few years later I progressed to a full frame Nikon the D700 a wonderful camera and various lens , I joined Alamy and started to make a bit of money with photography not a great deal but a little every month. I also entered loads of competitions and won quite a few. One of the prizes was a Fujifilm X-Pro 1. My initially thoughts were I probably wont use this camera after all I had a full frame camera . I looked into selling it, and but I luckily I was only offered a fraction of what it cost. So decided to keep it. Eventually if I grabbed a camera it would be the X Pro 1. Lighter to carry quick to use and image quality was outstanding. I bought a few lens. My trusty Nikon though a great camera became redundant.

Which is your favourite lens? Why?

I have a few lens 18mm f2 35mm f1.4, 10mm-24mm & 55mm-200mm. My 35mm is probably my favourite and most used initially for street photography and documentary photography
I am tend to use 18mm for landscape too.
When you next go travelling, what gear will you take?
I tend to have my 35mm with me all times but the rest of my lens wont be far away left in car etc.

When out shooting, what are your settings? Why?

I shoot Raw mainly because I always have, I use Aperture priority and often but not always in manual focus.

I the street My settings are manual focus focus set about 2 metres, f8 and auto ISO. I use f8 as I have not mastered a lower f number and gauging distance. Landscape I use 18mm and often hyper-focusing.

What kind of tools do you use for post processing?

I use mainly Lightroom with occasional photoshop. I am colour-blind so post processing can be a challenge at times . If I get the colours wrong someone normally kindly tells me in a polite way i.e. why is the frosty grass blue.

What's next?

What's next is a easy question the X Pro2 of course when funds allow.

 

pcp1960@outlook.com


A Fujiholics Story - Warren Millar

About me

From the day, way back in the mid 70s, when I first picked up a camera I have been amazed and inspired by the whole world of photography. Its was a fun thing to do then and still is now.

In 1986 I landed a job as one of the first civilian Police Photographers/Scene of Crime Officers with Cheshire Constabulary and this started a 20 year career as a Police Photographer working for four forces including Gloucestershire Constabulary for eight of those years. I was working there during the Fred West Murders and although based in Cheltenham I did have a small involvement in the case. I have photographed some scenes that most people would never see in a life time !

In 2006 I was forced to give up photography for a few years in order to look after my wife full-time due to her ill health from M.S. So from 2006 to 2008 I wasn’t doing much photography at all. I lost my wife to ovarian cancer very suddenly in 2009. This was a big turning point for me and my son and I decided that life was too short and since that day Photography has been my life.

Although I don’t rely on photography for a living (I have a part time job) I have been there and done it . Live Music and gigs are now what I love photographing and im Lucky to be the resident photographer at a local music venue in my town called “The Studio” . After photography Music is my second passion. Im quite new to Fuji after Matt, Jim and Rich ( who are guys I always love being around) battered me into submission !

I'm bloody glad they did, I love the Fuji system now.

So you’re a Fujiholic?

Without a doubt, hell yeah I am! And I have to also say a big thanks to Sarah at Cambrian. She was very kind and loaned me a X-T1 for a three day music festival I was covering. I must admit the first day I did keep going back to my DSLR gear but by the third day I left all the DSLR gear at home and just shot with the Fuji. I now shoot with an X-T1 and X-Pro1, 18mm, 27mm, 56mm and 50-140. Would love to have the chance to try out the X-T2 for my gig work  if and when it comes out.

Which is your Favourite lens and why ?

Would have to be my 50-140 f2.8 ……. Its just stunning !!

When you next go travelling, what gear will you take?

For just traveling or walking around the streets I would just take the X-Pro1 18,27 and 56mm. When I'm at “The Studio” or music festival I can afford to take all my gear and with no complaints from my back !

When out shooting, what are your settings? Why?

At gigs and festivals it's 99% Shutter Priority and RAW and as lighting can change from one second to the next, I find that auto WB works very well for me. This may also sound strange but I do prefer single point AF when shooting gigs over zone AF.

 What kind of tools do you use for post processing?

Again this is where I differ from most photographers , I use almost exclusively PS. Its what I'm used to and what I've been using since the digital age. I do have LR and have used it but just couldn’t get used to it. Black and White I use the fantastic Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.

What's Next?

What I've always done I suppose just loving photography and what I can do with it. I have quite a few gigs at “The Studio” to cover and also getting together with Matt, Jim and Rich at Africa Oye 2016. I am also really looking forward to holding a “Fujiholics” workshop at “The Studio” on Music and gig photography complete with a great live band to photograph in the afternoon with full sound set up and stage lighting - 25th June 2016

 

Website - www.warrenmillarphotography.com

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Twitter -  @Warrenphotog

Flickr - www.flickr.com/photos/warren_millar_photography/