Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fujifilm FinePix S1 Weatherproof Camera


The new FinePix S1 is a nice camera with some impressive features.  I decided to give the weatherproof characteristic a good test by shooting in the rain for a day - and then putting the camera in the shower for about a minute.  The video link has the whole shower episode in my usual quirky amateur format.  This is not how the camera is recommended to be used - but I wanted to see the results of more intense water exposure - and they are perfect.

There are many reviews of the camera on the web so I'll leave the list of specs to those sites and you can find all the info here on the Fujifilm page:
http://www.fujifilmusa.com/products/digital_cameras/s/finepix_s1/
And a review of all the features here:
http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/fujifilm_finepix_s1_review/

My youtube of the camera in the shower is here:
http://youtu.be/Psy2Si2-eJo

The S1 has an impressive 50x zoom from 24-1200.  Some examples below of how powerful that really is.
 These are the after shower images - the camera continues to work perfectly even hours later.
 The S1 has the usual bevy of Advanced Filter functions like Toy Camera and Dynamic Color Pop.
 You can clearly see how powerful the 50x zoom is.  This is handheld.

 This shot is with the isolating filter - I chose orange only with B&W.





 A new advanced filter is the fish eye simulation.




 Here again while walking around you can see how powerful the S1 zoom really is.





 The image of the woman and the dog are with the zoom range - you can barely see her below.

 The series below were shot on a rainy dreary day.






 Here again is the massive zoom range.

 I used the POP Color filter here for a surreal look.








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The statements, comments and opinions expressed here represent my own, personal views and are not endorsed by, or affiliated in any way with, FUJIFILM North America Corporation or its affiliates.
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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Bronx Botanical Garden Orchid Show



The annual orchid show at the NY Botanical Garden in the Bronx is a great start to spring.  Walking through the amazing conservatory is always an enjoyable experience.

The amount of cameras and phones are of course exploding so any trip needs to have the right combo of time and patience to work your way through the crowds.

I decided to push myself to work on some macro photos to eliminate the people from many of my images.  Here are a some bright colors to start the day.



I went out with a full bag of gear.  Fujifilm X-T1, XF56, XF60mm, XF18-55 & XF55-200.  Along with my EF-20 flash.

http://www.nybg.org/exhibitions/2014/orchid-show/?utm_source=Adwords&utm_medium=Search&utm_campaign=Orchid+Show+2014





















I decided to play a little bit with the double exposure mode in the camera.















I am an employee of FUJIFILM North America Corporation.
The statements, comments and opinions expressed here represent my own, personal views and are not endorsed by, or affiliated in any way with, FUJIFILM North America Corporation or its affiliates.
bremler@fujifilm.com