Showing posts from 2022

The Next Generation X-T Camera is Here

Today (2nd November 2022) Fujifilm have announced the new X-T5, the fifth generation of the X-T line of X-Series cameras that was launched in 2014. I have a special affection for the X-T as it was the X-T1 that persuaded me 8 years ago to move completely to Fujifilm from Nikon, which I had been using professionally for 18 years.   I was involved with the European launch of the X-T2 in 2016 in Paris and at Le Mans, I have owned and used all four generations for my work and currently have two X-T4s, so when I was given the opportunity to test the new X-T5 prior to launch I jumped at the chance.  In the summer I bought the newly launched X-H2S, having previously tested one at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.  With the launch of the 40MP X-H2 in September I was going to have to choose between adding the X-H2 or the X-T5 as the second body alongside my X-H2S.  As an X-Photographer I was aware of the specs of the X-T5 a few months ago and on paper it looked like it was a contender to replace

Taking Aerial Photographs with the DJI Mavic 3

  I have been flying a drone for commercial and personal work since 2018 and have held a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Permission for Commercial Operations / Operational Authorisation since April 2019.   In that time I have owned several DJI drones (Mavic Pro, Mavic Air, Phantom 4 Pro, Phantom 4 Pro V2, Mini 2). All of these drones can shoot 4K video which has been used for my clients but, apart from the Phantom, I have never been that happy with the still images coming off these drones.   However, in November 2021, DJI launched the Mavic 3 and, for me as a professional photographer, this is a game changer with regards to capturing aerial photographs with a drone. I am not going into a full in depth review of the DJI Mavic 3 as there are plenty of technical reviews available since the drone's launch and subsequent firmware update.   However, with it's micro 4/3rds main camera and an additional telephoto camera as well, the Mavic 3 is a big step up from the previous drones.  Th