Category Archives: Gear

One of the ways that Fuji betrays its “non-pro” status is the lack of a dual charger. This is ESPECIALLY obvious given the small capacity batteries that they use. (I’m not knocking them for this – when you have a downsized body, it doesn’t have as much room inside for batteries, this is a given, […]

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So, I’ve bought a couple of new lights. Jinbei HD-600 all-in-one units. Love them because they’re simple – no packs, no leads, just the unit (and dealing with Protog, not the previous manufacturer’s local agents). But, they need to be carted around. The box they each come in from Protog is fine, but impractical of […]

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OK, so I had a Jinbei HD-600 head for the weekend, on loan from my friends at Protog. Why am I trying the HD-600? Fair question. For the last few years, I’ve been using Elinchrom lights – a couple of Quadra sets and a Ranger. Nice lights, but expensive to buy and horrendously expensive (and slow, […]

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Batteries are somewhat more of an issue for me now than they were when I was shooting my Canon 1-series bodies. I had a battery in each, and a spare in case something shorted in one of the ones I was using, and that was it. Given you got 4k+ shots out of each one, […]

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  OK, I got to go and do some shooting with this baby. Fujifilm X-T1 body with the Fujinon XF23/1.4 loaded up. These are all SOOC, so you can see what it’s like before processing. Shot JPEG as Lightroom hasn’t got a RAW import facility yet. Pretty much all Auto ISO, with the aperture and […]

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