Packing for a photography trip, image created by Midjourney
25th August 2023

Packing for a photography trip is never easy. It may be more straightforward if it’s only for a weekend rather than a few months. But it’s still a matter of making the right choices. Now it’s the Summer holidays season and I’m doing lots of packing and unpacking myself. For example, this weekend is a bank holiday here in the UK, and I’ll be visiting places. So, I thought it would be...

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Fujifilm XF 8mm F3.5 R WR
26th May 2023

I had the opportunity to use the new Fujifilm XF 8mm F3.5 the day it was announced. Almost out of the blue. I asked one of my contacts at Fujifilm if they had the 8-16mm lens at hand because I needed an ultra-wide angle lens to photograph an apartment for Airbnb. The spaces were a bit restrictive, therefore I wanted the widest non-fisheye lens in the Fujifilm range. Luckily, a magazine reviewer...

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Ulanzi Aircross F38
18th May 2023

A few weeks ago, Ulanzi sent me their new X-Aircross F38 travel tripod for video creators to review. When I created my channel, my goal was not to do gear reviews. But these seem to have become popular and get good engagement, so I have made a few of them. All available on this blog as well. And companies have noticed. As per my other reviews, the video is not sponsored. Ulanzi...

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Fujifilm 75mm F1.8 X AF for Fujifilm X Mount full review youtube video
28th February 2023

Embargo is lifted, the Samyang 75mm F1.8 AF for Fujifilm X Mount has been announced, time to unveil! So… If you have followed me for a while, you know that here and there I always explicitly ask Fujifilm to release a 70mm fast prime lens. Like f/2 or faster. I started my career in fashion many years ago using Nikon gear. And my main portrait lens was the Nikkor 105mm f/2 with...

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Samyang 12mm best lens fujifilm video review
19th October 2022

I have always been a massive fan of the Samyang 12mm F2 lens for the Fujifilm X Series. In fact, it was actually the very first lens I purchased for my old X-T1, aside from the kit lens!It is my primary go-to lens for Astrophotography, and I use it a lot for Architecture and Landscape. It was also the main lens I used in my Fog cinematic vlog. Though this lens was...

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new Fujfiilm 56mm First Impressions video street photography
9th September 2022

The brand new Fujifilm 56mm R WR F1.2 Mark II is finally here! It was just announced in the last Fujifilm X-Summit (and Fujikina) in New York City together with the 40MP X-H2 camera. And I can now present the lens to you in my latest video… I had the chance to play with the new Fujifilm 56mm for a few days, before launch. So I took it to the streets of...

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fujifilm 150-600 lens review youtube
1st August 2022

I’ve been waiting for this new Fujifilm XF 150-600 R LM OIS WR F5.6-8 since the first rumours appeared on the web many years ago… And it’s finally here! Fujifilm has been kind enough to let me test this lens for a week so that I could take one of my famous moon shots. This content is not sponsored: it just so happens that Fujifilm and I have a great relationship… I...

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Hoya Sparkle filters video review youtube
4th July 2022

Remember my Starry Nights short film? No? Well, it’s here to watch if you missed it: https://youtu.be/-1xWKCKgwG4 I mention it because I made that short film using the Hoya Sparkle filters, both 4x and 6x variants. These creative filters from Hoya make for very interesting results. But more importantly, they provide consistency and reliability to every image where you want to add a starburst effect (and maybe some soft diffusion). Something that...

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gear matters
21st April 2022

You read it right, gear matters. I’m no stranger to controversial topics here, and I felt this video needed to be made. But the more you watch it, the less controversial it will appear. And in the end, I hope that you will see how this is my way to empower you so that you can take your best photos ever. Almost on a daily basis, I get asked which settings I...

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Fujifilm XF 33mm
31st March 2022

Welcome to another lens review, this time for the Fujifilm XF 33mm F/1.4 R LM WR. And I’m going to tell you what I think straight away: this lens is marvellous! Probably one of the best lenses Fujifilm has ever released. The video I just published is mostly my professional opinion, more than a full review. But I know for sure you’ll find good info there. And as I already said, the...

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Hoya Sparkle filters used at night in London
7th March 2022

Have you ever heard of the HOYA Sparkle filters before? Me neither. But it looks like this is about to change as Hoya is investing more in marketing to push these. Since I moved to my new studio, quite a few agencies have approached me, offering collaborations. Among them is the professional video, photo and broadcast supplier Holdan who distributes Hoya, as well as Samyang and others. I already use some Hoya...

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Samyang 8mm fisheye video review vlog street photography
12th November 2021

To go out with the Samyang 8mm fisheye lens to do Street Photography must be up there with my silliest ideas! And yet I found the experience very creative and entertaining.It was obviously challenging, and I added some more restraints into the mix, as you will see… But I think I ended up with a few good photos that are somehow out of the ordinary. The good thing is that the sun...

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Fujifilm GFX 50S II in Florence vlog
25th October 2021

This is now Episode 5 of my Fujifilm GFX 50S II In Florence mini-series… And this time is a good ol’ vlog. :) If you haven’t watched the rest, here’s the playlist link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PcVN… In this episode, I take an unbeaten path with the GFX 50S II in Florence to reach a gorgeous viewpoint. So I walk the road on the hills that surround the city and reach Forte Belvedere. Most tourists...

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Fujifilm GFX 50S II Street Photography
11th October 2021

This fourth episode of the YouTube mini-series in Florence is all about GFX 50S II Street Photography. As I mentioned before, this is not as fast and powerful as the GFX 100S. But the new iteration of this camera has a lot more processing power, so it is much easier to use outdoors and not miss a moment. I made a video about shooting Street Photography with the previous version of Fujifilm...

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