I love me some Fujifilm.

Someone who follows my blog contacted me via e-mail for advice about Fujifilm cameras. I was happy to answer her questions in detail. After a little back-and-forth, I think she decided Fujifilm might not be a good fit for her and that’s OK.

For me, the big take-away is I realized some people might think I don’t like my Fujifilm camera gear because many of my recent blog posts are related to what doesn’t work rather than what does.

All I’m trying to do is figure out how to get the most from my camera gear and share with others what I discover from trial and error. Source Credit: My reply to a recent comment by Mike Powell, a good friend and fellow wildlife photographer.

Sometimes things work; sometimes they don’t, and it isn’t always the fault of the camera. For example, many of my frustrating experiences with tethered shooting are the result of software that isn’t “fully mature” and documentation that is sketchy at best. My hope is developers are listening to user feedback and working to improve their software and documentation. Otherwise I’m just “spitting in the wind,” as one of my colorful fossil collecting friends is fond of saying.

Speaking of tethered shooting, I think I’ve reached a point where I know what works for me and what is a waste of time given the current state of the art. I’m just starting to think about my “State of the Tethered Shooting” blog post. If my thoughts fall into place quickly, then I plan to publish the post early next week. Please stay tuned.

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2 Responses to “I love me some Fujifilm.”

  1. Mike Powell Says:

    You have really done a pretty thorough job, Walter, in testing out what you want to be able to do versus what the camera/software allows you to do. Part of the problem has always been a definitional one, because many folks consider “tethering” to indicate only a means of sending the images to a viewing device for rapid viewing, while others may view “tethering” as a means for remotely controlling their cameras. It’s a little easier for Canon and Nikon folks, because developers have shared some info with the Adobe folks, so Lightroom has always had some built-in functionality without the use of a plug-in. As cameras get more sophisticated, the software challenge gets tougher and I think that may be the case with features like focus bracketing on your Fujifilm camera. Finally, it seems to me that a good deal of the tethering development has been focused on the needs of portrait photographers and the developers may have deliberately or unconsciously neglected the kind of macro photography you are doing. Who knows? As you noted, you know what works for you at present, so you can boldly move forward doing the best you can with what you have.

  2. Judy Lindo Says:

    And I appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions :). And while I am a little hesitant to start changing manufacturers at this stage of the game/my live LOL, I’ve rented one that will be arriving this weekend. I need to do a hands on test. Thank again for you patience and all the info!

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