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Dismason

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About Dismason

  • Birthday 05/21/1962

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    The city of Kotka in Kymenlaakso County, Finland
  • Interests
    Photography, Soaring, Sports, Nature, Wildlife

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  • Website
    https://dismason.org
  • Instagram
    @irjalca

Camera Gear

  • Camera List
    Fujifilm X100F, X-T1
  • Lens List
    Fujinon 23mm, TCL-X100II, XF 35mm

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  1. Landscape and Astro Gear Advice

    Hi If you are going to be serious about landscape photography, I understand that you will spend more time for this, maybe lots of journeys on that particular purpose. My tip is that you decide in advance what to shoot. Decide to work on a special theme for each trip; birds, wildlife, wide views, stars, northern lights, rock formations, abandoned buildings. . . . . Then you bring only one camera body and one lens with you and do the best of the situation. On the field you can use a mountain, a twig, a rock or sand or something else to support your camera and you'll see that your journey gives much more joy and good photos than you have expected. Enjoy instead of dragging a lot of stuff with you out to the field ;-) Greetings from Finland Carl https://dismason.org/
  2. When I picked my next camera purchase, I got a few advices: "Do not buy a camera with a fixed lens!" "The X100F is made for street photography, not for sports." "Buy a weather sealed camera, X100F cannot be used in bad weather." I do not agree and bought Fujifilm X100F, and it works really well :-) Have a nice weekend! Here in Finland it's still rain Carl
  3. The QButton/Menu

    The position of the Q button was the first thing I noticed when I started using the Fujifilm X100F. The Q menu is very practical but I also often pushed the button by mistake. Solved the "problem" with a piece of rubber and a key ring that you can see in the photo. The ring supports my hand better and I do not accidentally press the Q button anymore. Regards Carl
  4. Here is one example from our the latest Hockey night game. This photo is taken with X100F + teleconverter II (focal length: 33mm).
  5. I'm using Lexar SDXC II Professional card in my Fujifilm X100F camera (128 GB; 300 MB / s). It has been in Finnish sauna, -30 degrees Celcius cold weather and at the bottom of the Kymmene river (on a fishing trip) and the card still works perfectly. However, the Sandisk Extreme Pro card has failed many times. Technical errors can be find on all brands. But the fact does not mean that all the cards from Lexar or Sandisk are bad. Cards from Sony have also worked very well for me.
  6. Nice @ManningT , you made a good choice and I wish you good shots with it. One of mine pics taken with X-T1 have been published by National Geographic, so the T1 is still a perfect tool for photography. Regards from Finland Carl
  7. Hi, I have now got my first own Fujifilm products delivered. When I registered the camera, it was also possible to register the flash but the extra lens TCL-X100ii and batteries can not be registered. Why so? In Finland, a one year warranty is granted, but I have noticed that in many other countries there is a two-year guarantee on Fujifilm. Strange, or is it? I have also tryed to get a soft release button and a hot shoe cover to my X100F. You had very good advises about where from we kan by these little things on this forum, but I have so far only got the answer "no shipping to Finland". If some one can help me with these, I'm very very thankful Regards Carl
  8. Fujifilm_X100F.jpg

    I got my new tools yesterday. Yes, I'm a professional photographer and like to work with small cameras. This photo is taken with Fujifilm X-T1, ISO 400, 1/6s, 35mm lens.
  9. I got my new tools yesterday. This pic is taken with Fujifilm X-T1. Lens: XF 35mm.
  10. I have been a Nikon shooter for over 40 years. So I've got familiar with Fujifilm by lending Fuji from the local camera store. Most of the models and glasses that came to me have been used. Fujifilm X-T1 is my favorit so far. Now I finally made the decision to buy and ordered my first own Fujifilm camera: X100F (black) + TCL-100B II lens + extra NP-W126BS battery and the EF-X20 flash. In Finland to a cost of 1995€ (2017). It will also be used to photograph professional basketball and ice hockey. I shall report my experiences with the new X100F camera on this forum later on :-)
  11. During the year 2016 I had the opportunity to try on several different brands of cameras, all from M4 sensor to medium format. I photograph landscapes, portraits, wildlife, documentary and sports. For me, the weight of the equipment is not a problem. After a year of testing, I finally got my shopping list ready, and that is: 1 Fujifilm X-Pro2 3 Fujifilm NP-W126S 1 Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8 R 1 Fujinon XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro 1 Fujinon MCEX-16 1 Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR 1 Fujinon XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR 1 Fujinon XF 1.4X TC WR The best with Fuji is the image file. perfect colors in all circumstances. The weakness of Fuji is the power consumption. All my Nikon pro-equipments was destroyed under a white water adventure and I have photographed with Nikon for over 30 years. Is Nikon a bad camera? No, absolutely not! But I found my soul with Fuji Now I only have to find a sponsor for all this Fuji stuff Photo: An eight-second shot in almost complete darkness, ISO 200, X-T1
  12. It's quite difficult to see what kind of camera the picture has been taken with. Most of today's cameras are built with the same components. The finnishing and the mood in the photo depends of the photographers post processing skills. On your pictures, I clearly can see that you know the technology. I can also see that you have good skills in post processing. If the same pictures were taken with Fujifilm, I think they would have been softer with deeper colors (jpg-files straight out from the camera with no post processing). Here you can see two photos that I have taken on our back yard. Which one is taken with Nikon D750 and which one is taken with Fujifilm X-T2? Both is converted to jpg with Lightroom and one click processed with Google Dfine 2.
  13. Kaakon Cup 2017, Finland

    A swimming club contacted me to photograph a competition for children. "Do something that is different from traditional sports photography" was their wish. So . . . then I had to take with me the best camera I have (Fujifilm X-T1) and only one lens (XF 35mm) :)
  14. Street portraits in Asia

    Often, when I look at street photographs these have often been so heavily post processed so they jump to the eyes. Your photographs on the other hand was soft and very inviting. Very good, nice! About the question. . . shoot first, ask then :-)
  15. Low light shooting with X-Pro 2

    Nice photographs on your Blog! It's nice that you get so close to people. Fujifilm has a good sensor and produce photos with impressing colors even under low light conditions. I have tried with the X-T1 and X-T2. But when you go higher than ISO 3500 you also need post processing skills to finishing the pic. I have tested on hockey games other camera brands and in many cases the images were completely unusable at ISO 1600 and lots of lost information in the RAW-file. I hope and wish that my next new camera will be Fujifilm X-Pro 2 :-)
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