27 01, 2021

FUJINON XF70-300mm F/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens

2022-04-23T08:11:22+01:00January 27th, 2021|Blog, FUJIFILM, Review|6 Comments

Introducing the new FUJINON XF70-300mm f/4-f/5.6 R LM OIS WR lens from Fujifilm! 70-300mm lenses are known for their versatility and flexibility, they cover focal length ranges that are popular with different photographers in varying genres. Certainly wildlife, sports, travel and for some, candid portraiture work too. This popularity [...]

28 04, 2020

Hyenas – Natures Villains or Heros?

2022-04-20T11:22:21+01:00April 28th, 2020|Blog, Fieldcraft & Wildlife|0 Comments

I missed the boat on World Hyena Day yesterday! Like most animals, spotted hyenas have their own fascinating behaviours and ecology. Along with vultures, they're an unfairly maligned species too, often portrayed as cowardly, skulking, thieving and even demonic! After all, they're the villains of the Lion King films! [...]

11 01, 2020

Fujifilm / Fujinon XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 – Review

2022-04-23T08:25:02+01:00January 11th, 2020|Blog, FUJIFILM, Review|45 Comments

INTRODUCTION The Fujinon XF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR is a super-telephoto lens designed for Fujifilm’s range of X-mount mirrorless cameras. It was announced in January 2016 and to date, it is the longest focal length lens in the Fujifilm lens range. It produces a field of view [...]

19 12, 2019

Using the Fujinon (Fujifilm) 200mm f/2 on Safari in Kenya

2022-04-23T08:27:49+01:00December 19th, 2019|Blog, FUJIFILM|4 Comments

In October 2018, I had a fantastic opportunity to use a pre-production version of the Fujinon 200mm f/2 lens. It also coincided with the date of one of my Rural Northumberland Birds of Prey wildlife photography techniques days. In a nutshell, my thoughts were that the lens is incredible, [...]

29 11, 2019

Graduated Filters and Wildlife Photography

2022-04-24T09:03:58+01:00November 29th, 2019|Blog, Formatt-Hitech, Learning & Resources|0 Comments

Take a look around a location which is popular with landscape photographers and the chances are, you will see some neutral density graduated filters being used. If you’re unfamiliar, their purpose is to balance the overall exposure, usually in a scene where there is bright sky and darker terrain. [...]

26 07, 2019

Medium Format Wildlife Photography

2022-04-23T08:32:31+01:00July 26th, 2019|Blog, FUJIFILM, Learning & Resources|12 Comments

Last year, a visit to my local branch of London Camera Exchange in Newcastle-upon-Tyne resulted in an opportunity to use Fujifilm’s medium format GFX50s camera during one of our photography safaris in Kenya’s Masai Mara. Fujifilm’s longest telephoto lens in their medium format range, the GF250mm f/4, had just [...]

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