Fuji Tag

Ignore propaganda from camera industry. Will tell you truth.Is easy. No matter how hard they make it sound, is easy. Ignore specification sheet and forum on internet. Stop over-thinking photography.Look at picture at top of blog. Simple picture - arch in front of Scented Garden in South Perth. Warm day, few minutes to spare,  quick frame of the arch and press button.Open in Photoshop Elements. Press Alien Skin button. Select abstract and press button.Art.Turn round and look at Perth skyline. Repeat.Art.Any camera, any card, any computer. Set on automatic and press button.Comrade Camera...

No, I'm afraid you can't buy it from us. We don't have one in the shop. The images are of a camera that was sold over a year ago.The story started about 8 years ago - at the height of the publicity about the 4" x 5" Shen Hao cameras from China. They were just just coming on the market and their website was fun to look at. One little section buried deep n the menu referred to a 10" x 12" camera. This is what popped up.It is a copy of a Kodak studio camera of the 1900's Wooden frame and body, cloth bellows. brass and steel fittings. It takes wooden book-form plate holders for either 10" x 12" or 6" x 8" glass plates. There is a Chinese copy of a Russian copy of a German lens on a revolving turret in the front and a sturdy Packard shutter behind this.It winds up with the artillery wheel and leans forward and sideways with the screw handles. The wooden back is reversible and can be fitted with an indexing...

Get your skates on - if you are using 120 slide film, we have just discovered a stash of Fuji Velvia 100 film that has outdated itself.It's marked as 6 months out, but this should still be fine for landscape work. And at the price:$ 20 for a 5-roll Pro-Pack!You can hardly go wrong. First come, first served. Hop in at lunch for a bargain.SHOOTSHOOTSHOOTSHOOTSHOOTSHOOTSHOOTSHOOTSHOOTSHOOT!!!!!!!!...

You can retro anything these days - cars, clothing, food, experiences - anything.Case in point happened last night. I was asked to produce a slide show of my recent trip to Melbourne. Easy enough - the images had been worked over in PSE10 and were sitting on the Drobo. I just rounded them up and dropped them into an SD card. The daughter plugged it into the side of the big screen TV and pushed the remote control.The first thing that caught the eye was the clarity and the colour of the images - I remembered the scenes vividly, I had seen them on the computer, and now they were being displayed on the TV. I think I can say the colour accuracy was perfect all the way through. This is a bow in the direction of Fuji, Datacolor, Mackintosh, and whoever is the maker of the television. We seem to have a harmony that I had not expected. This is every bit as good, if not better, than the old days of projecting Kodachrome through a Pradovit.The second thing...

Here's a traditional New Year saying for today, the 13th of February:" I'll be darned, eh?"If you meet a Canadian today, be sure to greet him or her this way. It is also considered to be good luck for the coming year if you scratch the back of your head and then just stand there - a lot of this goes on today in Canada and so far it has worked. The country has not been overrun with elephants.As you'll hear in the news, this is the Year Of The Moose, and there will be a lot of decorations around Perth in the Canadian restaurants and bars featuring a moose theme. Stuffed heads, antler hat racks, Rocky and Bullwinkle tee-shirts - the whole commercial thing. And of course there will be the traditional moose dinner tonight. Tables all over the metro area will be groaning with the rich, heavy roasts of this delicious animal. And they will be groaning for months - there is a lot of good eating on a moose. Along about July 1st the youngest child at...

First off - the opening picture is taken with a special scientific lens by special scientists. It shows an actual breeding colony of tripods - in this case the Three Legged Things. Note how the smaller members of the pod are protected by the larger ones. This is the sort of thing that David Attenborough should get on to. Tripods smell better than gorillas.The following pictures were also taken with a camera and show the nesting colony of the Pellicula Luxus. It was taken in a cave on 230 Stirling Street, in Perth.This is to counter the recent assertion from a customer that he had read on the internet that you can't get film any more. Note how the different species nest in their own portion of the cave - not from animosity but to help the mothers find their young. It is said that a roll of 120 Pellicula can distinguish their chick - the 35mm Pellicula - from amongst over 30 different other varieties.Sometimes I wonder if the people who read the internet do so exclusively at the...

I am a great fan of Fuji cameras - I bought one with my own money after deliberately trying out everything we sell in the same class of equipment. My Fuji has accompanied me on several interstate holidays and to a number of events here in Perth. It provides sterling service as the camera illustratingthe blog here in the shop. I couldn't be happier...

 Well there are some products in this place that are just purely for fun. You see them and you want them and you can have them but you have to admit that they are just to make your heart sing. Not to be a professional or to be and artist or to impress the girls. Just for fun.These shutter buttons are in that class - they go onto the cable release sockets of Leicas, Zeiss Ikons, Voigtlanders, and Fujis and you press them down with your finger. Or your nose, at a certain stage of the party...