Bob Rockefeller Photography

Off-Camera Flash For Fujifilm


Fujifilm EF-42One big gap for Fujifilm shooters is off-camera flash. Other than putting an EF-42 flash on a long cord (a Canon-compatible cable is reported to work well), there are no first-party choices.

Yes, the X-Trans sensor is capable of low noise high ISO performance and the Fujinon primes are fast lenses. But what options are available for photographers who need supplemental light? If the requirement is for TLL flash control, then the long Canon-compatible cord is the only choice. But if manual flash will work for you, or is your preference, then I’ve found several viable options

Next Stop, Fujifilm


Fujifilm X-T1I’ve left a long trail of camera systems behind me. That may be a good or a bad thing, but for me it’s time for the next move.

After some time with the very nice Olympus OM-D E-M1, I decided that I’d go back to my Nikon gear. And after a very short time with that, I knew that wasn’t going to work for me, either. The moment happened when I looked at my Nikon D810 with the 24-120mm f4.0 lens mounted and realized it was just too big for a walk-around camera.

No DAM Progress In Capture One Pro 8


This post is not a review of what new features are in Capture One Pro 8(C1); it’s a post about what’s not in it.

Alt textEver since Apple announced that there would be no more development done for Aperture, I’ve been looking for a good alternative. One of the highly respected possibilities is C1, but it hasn’t been my choice because I find its digital asset management (DAM) tools to be too weak. I sure was hoping that the upgrade from version 7 to version 8 would solve that problem.

Can Retro Camera Designs Work Fast?


Cameras such as the Nikon Df and the FujiFilm X-T1 are very popular for their image quality, relative size and even their retro control arrangement. But do those controls slow you down when you need to go fast?

Nikon F3-T In the “old days,” if you wanted to change a camera setting, you did it with dials. Shutter speed, aperture and ISO (ASA back then) were all set in one-stop increments on a rotating dial. For many cameras today, those setting are made in one-third-stop steps using a wheel and perhaps a button. It’s certainly faster to use a wheel (and easier to do with the camera at your eye) and more accurate to set in smaller increments.

There is great value in slowing down, planning and thinking more, and concentrating carefully before making an image. You’ll get no argument on that from me.

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