I’m falling into a more comfortable level of use with the X-T30. Especially after this past weekend, spent wandering around the wharf, downtown, and boardwalk areas of Santa Cruz. I took these photo-walk opportunities as a chance to experiment with assigning different functions to different buttons until changing them felt natural and intuitive. There isContinue reading “Spending more time with my everyday carry”
The Fujifilm X-Pro3 release, with the hidden LCD and what they call “Memory LCD”, has me feeling nostalgic for these days. I pulled my film camera from the shelf and opened the case to a nice surprise. I didn’t realize that I still had a film box piece in there. Must have been the lastContinue reading “Nostalgic for film”
Here’s a seal lion sunning itself, below us on the wharf, as the sun set. I suppose that all animals must enjoy basking in light and warmth in some way during their lives. Except for moles… yeah, moles probably don’t do this.
This week’s conference calls are complete! Bring on the weekend!
This video, by Daniel Milnor, spoke to me as I find myself (again) overthinking the equipment that I want to have with me 1) everyday, and 2) when I travel. I especially like the punctuation at the end, saying that one camera/lens is all you need. Stock up on batteries and go out there toContinue reading “Stock up on batteries”
I found myself transfixed with the patterns in this bird’s feathers.
If ponies are tired we go home early… sorry
Some follow up to yesterday’s post about the T-30 and the button placements. There is a firmware update that allows the user to toggle the Q button on and off. But, that’s a Band-Aid solution. The Q button and menu are useful; turning it off takes that way. The issue of placement still remains. It’sContinue reading “X-T30 needs more time”
I got frustrated with the camera, today. Specifically, I got frustrated with the X-T30. A lot of it can be chalked up to user error, much of which can be overcome with more use and practice with the camera itself. Possibly some menu and button customizations. One of the main reasons thatI switched to theContinue reading “X-T30 frustrations”
Delivery is awesome. Food delivery is, well… sometimes it brings tears to your eyes when you think about how amazing it can be. No cooking? No mess to clean up? No need to put on pants to go out and interact with people? Sign me up. I closed/deactivated/deleted all of my food delivery accounts (Postmates,Continue reading “Reducing delivery”
People in this area are obsessive about visiting Apple Hill during Fall. Ok, that’s a bit of an exaggeration but, it’s definitely “the thing” to do. Apple Hill is a series of 50 local farms, near Placerville* where people can visit to pick apples, eat a variety of apple pastries and donuts, wander through arts and craftsContinue reading “Apple Hill, Placerville, CA”
I found the Fujinon 27mm f/2.8 for a great price (refurbished) and, even though I haven’t spent a lot of time with this focal length*, I bought it. One, because I had been thinking about adding a pancake lens to my inventory and, two because of the price. I plan to use it this weekend.Continue reading “Additions to my T30 kit”
Last week, while in Washington, DC, I had a chance to visit an old favorite, Oki Bowl. We sat at the bar where we had this view (above) of the “magical window” and watched bowls of ramen make their way from the kitchen to the tables or the to-go orders. It’s not the best bowlContinue reading “Oki Bowl”