Friday, November 30, 2012

Weekly Email - What Am I Thinking?

This week I spent an hour or so in an MRI machine and it was quite an experience to have your full brain mapped out.
Through a series of over 20,000 images they took a look at how my brain responded to various written and visual tests.
I did this for a research project and thankfully not to look for bad things.

Of course I told them if they are capturing me, then I want to capture me too.  So attached are a couple quick pics as well as the link to a short video of how the mapping crosses from top to bottom.
http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edit?ns=1&feature=vm&video_id=VHMJFTbYDh8





Thursday, November 22, 2012

Fujifilm XF-1 Advanced Mode Samples

The recently released Fujifilm XF-1 has many new features packed into its tiny frame.  They are a nice option to use to add creative effects to your photographic experience.  Coupled with its 2/3" sensor it shares with the X10 and X-S1, the XF1 is an attractive and capable camera.

I first mentioned the XF-1 in a post a while back - 
http://brandonremler.blogspot.com/2012/09/fujifilm-xf1-first-look.html








Here I am illustrating the many modes you can dial in to change up a scene to your liking.

Toy Camera

Miniature
Pop Color
  High Key


























Dynamic Tone
 
Partial Color - RED
 Partial Color - Orange - tiny orange areas

 
Partial Color - Yellow- slight yellow areas

 Partial Color - Green - no green in the shot

Partial Color -Blue - not the best sample since the haze messed with color
  Partial Color - Purple  - no purple in the scene today


Panorama in 120 or 180 or 360 degrees
Multiple Exposure Mode



General Scene Capture


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The statements, comments and opinions expressed here represent my own, personal views and are not endorsed by, or affiliated in any way with, FUJIFILM North America Corporation or its affiliates.
bremler@fujifilm.com 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Price Move

The Fujifilm X-PRO1 is making a move!
To spur on holiday sales Fujifilm (USA) is reducing the price of the X-Pro1 from Nov 25th to Feb 2, 2013.
The price will move from $1699.95 for the body to $1399.95.
There is also a combo savings when the camera is bought with the XF18mm or XF35mm lens.  The price for this set is $1699.95.  Both are a $300 savings off the current pricing.


The Fujifilm X-E1 body and kits have now shipped in the USA and dealers will see their stock levels increasing over the next week or two.  I am sure the reviews will be coming in as the camera gets into more hands.  From the early reports I've seen the 16MP XTrans sensor is performing excellently and the camera is a great addition to the X-Series.  Shipments of the XF18-55 lens will also be ramping up shortly.  The status of the XF14mm lens is still in a holding pattern and I'd like to be cautious on its arrival date and just say it should be a few weeks or more.  I am sure it will be on many photographers holiday list.




I am an employee of FUJIFILM North America Corporation.
The statements, comments and opinions expressed here represent my own, personal views and are not endorsed by, or affiliated in any way with, FUJIFILM North America Corporation or its affiliates.
bremler@fujifilm.com 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Justin Bieber at the Barclays Center


Now I know what you are thinking - why was he shooting a Justin Bieber concert?  Well I tell ya - I look at any shooting opportunity as a way to learn and experiment with my equipment.  For this concert I was using the Fujifilm X-Pro1 + 35mm 1.4 and the Canon 5DIII mostly with the 70-200 2.8.

Clearly the biggest challenge was freezing the motion while not going crazy with a super high ISO and shooting tons of frames - since I just didn't feel like having a massive edit process.  So I shot conservatively around ISO 1250 for most of the night and I really should have gone to ISO 2000 and used a faster shutter speed in many situations.  But here's what I got and I am sure any 13 year old would love them!








 I always love to see how many cell phones are up at concerts.  I think at one point every person used theirs.  Here's a quick shot showing them.
 What's he holding on to?
 One lucky fan was ecstatic to be up on stage.

 Their laser show was impressive.

 This is one of the younger Kardashian sisters.  That's about all I know.