Dismason

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About Dismason

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    https://dismason.org

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

Camera Gear

  • Camera List
    Fujifilm X-T1
  • Lens List
    35mm
  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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) :)
  4. 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 :-)
  5. 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 :-)
  6. It's nice to see that many people wish to share their own experiences in the use of new cameras. But . . . I did not find any clear price information on your site, so therefore I think that the camera's original manual is still the best guidance.
  7. I had borrowed from Fujifilm Sweden one of the first X-T2 and I have encountered the same problem as you. Tested it with photographing ice hockey and basketball. After the first game, most of the images was blurry. If you shoot a lot (every day) you learn quickly how the camera and lens is reacting in different situations. So ... from the last hockey game that I used X-T2 on, I saved over 80% of the high quality images for later use. Wrote a report of the problems to Fujifilm Sweden, who replied that they have never received any complaints about this model. I chosed X-T2 as the best mirrorless camera 2016 on my blog, because I think it will be a winner in its class when it have been updated. I decided to not buy it. I will continue to shoot with the amazing X-T1 :-)
  8. You have captured a beautiful view, where I would also like to travel.
  9. Thank you for your comment @robthebruce! Nice! I have now send the large high resolution image file to NG and the bike riders got the copy of this one :-)
  10. I was sitting on a rock in the woods when two men stopped and asked me what I'm doing. - "I'm waiting for bicycle riders to shoot them," I replied. - "What shall you do with the photographs?" asked one of them. - "I have plans to send one photo to National Geographic." - "Oh Boy!!! National Geographic!!! How many times do you want us to drive by?" - "Three times please :-) "
  11. The modern building style have moved from concrete and wood to steel and glass and gives a lot of new interesting to catch with the lens. Thanks for your comment, Christopher!
  12. The modern Maritime Museum Vellamo by night, in my hometown Kotka, Finland.
  13. Thanks a lot, Dan! It feels good to get positive feedback and I like your work to! It should be great to get the possibility to visit Alaska in the near future :-) I have now announced the best mirrorless camera of the year 2016.
  14. A nice blog, thank you for sharing!
  15. Two cameras, worth its price!