my Infrared Journey


  During my early years of Architectural study, I was always a big admirer of surreal works of artists like Salvador Dali, Antonio Gaudi, René Magritte, Max Ernst, etc...  One way to achieve surreal images in photography was, exploring the Infrared world. My journey with Infrared Photography started in 2009 when I converted my Nikon D200 to 665nm filter. … Continue reading my Infrared Journey

Fujifilm X-T2 in South Aftica


Date : 10-14 July 2016 Place: Pilanesberg Game Reserve, South Africa Event: Fujifilm X-T2 Launch My Setup for South Africa I was going to try a preproduction X-T2 in South Africa, so here is how I packed: Fujifilm X-Pro 2 Fujifilm X-70* Fujinon XF10-24/4 R OIS* Fujinon XF16-55/2.8 R LM WR Fujinon XF50-140/2.8 R LM OIS WR … Continue reading Fujifilm X-T2 in South Aftica

When I tested the X-Pro 2


After my Complete switch from Fuji to Sony last year, I had the chance (thanks to Fuji Lebanon) to test the  Fuji X-Pro 2 , with XF35/2R WR , and I borrowed the XF56/1.2R and XF50-140/2.8 R LM OIS WR from a friend to complete the test - as I don't have any Fuji item left in my closet, not … Continue reading When I tested the X-Pro 2

NEW LEICA SL : the death of RangeFinder ?


It seems Leica will announce a new FF mirrorless camera with AF next October (highly credible rumor). Sources say it will have a central EVF and not a real rangefinder (unfortunately) or an X-Pro1 a-like hybrid EVF. It will be bundled with a new AF 50/2.0 Summicron and will be priced around 8,000k .... If … Continue reading NEW LEICA SL : the death of RangeFinder ?

Goodbye Fuji, Welcome Sony !


I had the Fuji X-Pro 1 since June 2012 ... and it was my main camera for 18 months before I got the Nikon Dƒ early 2014. After I got the Dƒ, the X-Pro1 was rarely used, as I was using the Dƒ and Leica M240 most of the times. I decided to convert the … Continue reading Goodbye Fuji, Welcome Sony !

7 Reasons why I prefer the X-T1 over the Dƒ …


In a previous post , I mentioned 7 Reasons why I prefer the Dƒ over the X-T1 ... On March 2014, I posted a small review about the X-T1. You can check this review HERE. In this post , I will mention 7 Reasons why I prefer the X-T1 over the Dƒ The X-T1 is considerably … Continue reading 7 Reasons why I prefer the X-T1 over the Dƒ …

Fuji XF 50-140 f2.8 WR vs Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 VR II size comparison


Size Comparison between the Fuji XF 50-140mm f2.8 WR on X-Pro 1 ( 1.44 kg) and Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VR II on Df (2.64 kg)

Why I love the Nikon 1 system


I have been a Nikon user since the late 1990s; Started with F70 and F90x with a couple of lenses. In 2005, I got my first digital Nikon : the D70. Few years later, I switched to D200, then D700, D300s, ... then switched to D3s, D800E and recently Dƒ. I have invested a lot … Continue reading Why I love the Nikon 1 system

FUJI X-T1 first impressions – UPDATED –


After all the hype about the Fuji X-T1, I had the chance to play with it for 45 minutes yesterday. Here are my first quick impressions : HANDLING:  When I first held it, I felt it's heavy with respect to its very compact size. It's as heavy as my X-Pro1. But it's very well built. … Continue reading FUJI X-T1 first impressions – UPDATED –