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Very Cozy Space by Shutter Avenue Photography a Sacramento Interior Design Photographer

I still can’t believe that we are almost done with the second month of 2018 because to me I still think of 2017 and of so much that has happened in the past year regarding interior design photography. There were plenty of project which I have photographed in the last year and I do say thing with honor and thankful heart to all my clients who have hired me as a interior design photographer for their projects.

But today I wanted to show one project in particular that I thought was done beautifully by TLN Interiors. To me it felt very cozy space to be in with wonderful detailing not only of major furniture but also of accents throughout the space. As a Sacramento Interior Design Photographer I have photographer few projects for TLN Interiors and all of their project was just amazing. I can say as much as I want but the photos speak for themselves.

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Photos Are For: TLN Interiors

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Lens Review of XF 50-140mm f/2.8 for Fuji Cameras

Here is my input or a review of Fuji XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR which I have rented recently for few jobs.

Fuji XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR

Fuji X-T1 with Fuji XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR

I would like to start with pros of this lens: Fuji XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR is a good lens and it has few features that I like such as image stabilizer (by the way the previous lens for my Nikon D300 didn’t have this and it would very difficult to shoot with once your hand gets tired), ED element which reduces dramatically chromatic aberrations and color fringing. Also the inner zoom is great since nothing on the outside moves when you are zooming in and out which WR is good for as well. The WR stands for weather sealing and I don’t know how well it’s sealed but when photographing in Chicago there was light drizzle in the morning and the lens was still in a good shape after that.  The F2.8 feature is great with low light and for a nice bokeh (background blur) when photographing portraits. Now I did use this lens for event photography and architectural use when I went to Chicago and to me it seemed very good if it’s on a tripod for both photoshoots. The OIS (image stabilizer) is great and I was able to photograph at 1/60 and below that and the images did come out sharp without tripod. The other great thing about this lens it doesn’t feel cheap, yes there is a little bit of plastic and rubber but most of it is metal casing. Also this is a very sharp lens and I mean very sharp with little bit of or almost none of distortion at the corners of the photos.

And this is a good way to get into the cons of this lens: coming back to the sharpness of this lens and autofocus is just ok. I had lots of trouble when photographing event and architecture that it would just try to focus and I could hear the motor working but had trouble focusing. I understand if there was not enough of detail to focus on but Fuji XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR should have been able to focus when there is lots of contrast to pick up on. When photographing event which I was hired for, it was low light conditions in some rooms but in the main hall there was plenty of light but the lens just panics and doesn’t want to focus at all not only because of low light but because the subjects moving and for this reason this is not a good lens for weddings because you could miss the shot while the lens is thinking. Also the motor is kind of loud and I didn’t notice this until I was photographing inside the church in Chicago because of almost dead silence you will hear the motor working not only when its trying to focus but even when just standing still and already it found the focus.

Fuji XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR

Since I didn’t have model release for this event all I can post is close up images, which for very close up images is where the lens had a hard time to focus.

Fuji XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR

The images on the left is with wide angle lens but the image on the right is with the 50-140mm lens (which I did have to come a little bit closer to get this close up shot of balconies).

Fuji XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR

This is the church in Chicago where I really heard the motor of the lens working.

Fuji XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR

The main big image on the right is where the lens struggled to focus even though there is tons of area for the lens to focus.

Over all this is a good lens, it’s not light but then this is a tele-photo lens so I was not expecting feather light lens, and one last thing don’t try to use it as a micro lens. The closest you can get is up to 3 meters and after that it will not be able to focus so use this lens as a tele-photo lens and if you know how to quickly manual focus then this is the best lens.

Photos Provided By: Denver Architectural Photographer and Dever Wedding / Portrait Photographer

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Fuji X-T1 Review by Shutter Avenue Photography

So now that I had my Fuji X-T1 with XF 10-24mm F4 IOS lens I can finally say something good and bad about it. But first off all just like good review of anything I will start with good part(s) about the camera and the lens.Fuji X-T1 and Fuji XF 10-24mm F4 IOS Review

Fuji X-T1 the good stuff:

I LOVE THIS CAMERA!!!! Sorry had to get it out of my system. By this time I photographed everything with it from Architecture, Interior Design, Real Estate to Portraits, Weddings and so on. It’s a bit smaller from a regular DSLR camera like Nikon D300 but it’s light weight. I love it that is light because when I was photographing my first wedding I didn’t even get tired from having two X-T1s’ on me. They are light, and fast. What I mean is: I would just have one on left side and one on right side of me and also so that I would not kill the battery so quickly (since I don’t have battery grip) I would turn it off and then when I needed to turn it on and it’s fast to do the job.

Fuji X-T1 and Fuji XF 10-24mm F4 IOS Review

The ISO on this camera is amazing and because of dynamic range option they have it is great. The image quality even with high ISO is just wow. Shooting photos at a wedding in dark rooms was a piece of cake. I didn’t have to worry that ISO will overwhelm the photos and I will need to do lots of post production to correct this issue.

Fuji X-T1 and Fuji XF 10-24mm F4 IOS Review

Now for Architectural photography, it’s even better. I love it that I can customize the white balance on this camera (meaning not only select the K value but also customize even that value if I want more or less blue, yellow, green and red). By this time some of you will say “Just shoot RAW”, well I could but if I can get it out of the camera right why waste hard drive space. Yet for interior design or specific architectural project I will shoot in RAW but for real estate photography, not even once.

The features of the camera lets me customize to my likings of how it should photograph to even specific buttons to do what I need them to do. Also the adjustable-tilt screen is fun to have. There are times in portrait or wedding photography where this is very beneficial. For real estate, architecture, interior photography not really since I use my iPad to photograph.

Fuji X-T1 not so good stuff:

Battery, battery, battery. They need to do something about this, I have no words to explain how the battery’s life is only good for short period of time (up to 300-500 photos if turning it on and off but is the camera is on all the time then maybe 3-4 hours before the batter starts to die).

Wi-Fi mode – good but only for short distances. I found out from out in the field testing I can get range from 50 feet to 200 feet depending if I am inside or outside the building. This is a good time to talk about Fuji X-T1 remote app. Its very hard to say lots of good stuff about it because it need major update. The app is slow sometimes, and you get only 25% of options while photographing from full potential of the camera. The best way I found out to use it is make sure that the camera is fully set to the setting you need then connect the app.

Fuji XF 10-24mm F4 IOS lens:

Love this lens! Its sharp all around, almost no bowing effect at the edges, and its fast. Now this is a good portrait lens for wide angle but not the best. This lens is best for architectural style of photography. I have been using this lens for the past few months and from every other lens which I have used in the past (in the same aspect ratio) this is far by the best lens. I don’t know if I have anything bad to say about this lens.

Well this concludes my short review of Fuji X-T1 with XF 10-24mm F4 IOS lens hope to get more lenses and maybe update my review some time later next year.

Photos Provided By: Denver Architectural Photographer and Dever Wedding / Portrait Photographer

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Goodbye by Shutter Avenue Photography

Either this post will be short or long, I will try to keep it short yet why did I call this post Goodbye? Well keep on reading to the end =)

The past 10 days have been very interesting … It all started when I was just about to photograph a home for a real estate agent when something happened (the story is too long), the end result involves a bug and a camera crashing down to concrete floor. o_o Not fun when the job is not done. Anyways you can see the photo of the camera (Nikon D300) at the bottom of the page and its state of the lens.

All of this at the last minute made me go to Camren here in Denver to rent out a camera to finish the jobs for that day. The camera that I have rented was Nikon D7000 with Tamron 10-24mm lens.

Nikon D700 Camera Review

Nikon D7000 short review: The camera itself is not bad, and I did like it. The D7000 if you are interested and looking for a camera to buy is good. It has 16MP which is a good jump from 12MP sensor in the category of these cameras but still not as good as Canon in the same range which has 18MP.  The camera also has full HD movie recording which if you do video it’s really good. It also has dual card reader which comes in handy when you don’t want to think about losing by accident photos or shooting a wedding and you need storage. One other feature what is a 50/50 is the focusing points, it only has 39 comparing to other cameras which has 51 points of focus. Handles noise (ISO) well, the layout of the buttons are well places meaning the functions for quick selections, the white balance is good since I shoot JPG’s 95% of the time, but I noticed that exposure metering is a little bit off especially when it comes to over exposure. Also it’s a bit small for my taste. It just didn’t feel like a professional camera, and for the price range that it sells there are better cameras out there. Also the weight of the camera is a little bit heavier than for example D5100.

Tamron 10-24mm review: On the other hand the lens Tamron 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 DI II was just TERRIBLE. If you are planing to buy this lens just write out a check to me and give me your money or better yet spend just a bit more and buy Sigma 12-24mm. What was Tamron thinking when they made this lens? As soon as I started to photograph with it I wanted to get a hammer and break it on the spot. It was frustrating just using it. The motor in the lens is VERY slow, so autofocus is horrible, and at times I would recompose the focus point and the lens just didn’t do anything at all. But I know from the past using other lens that it will be out of focus so I had to manually move the ring so that the focus would just work. Also the lens barrel effect is of the charts, it distorts everything with bowing all the walls to the limit (and this happened from 10-24mm range). Yet this is just tip of the iceberg of how bad this lens is. After all the jobs that day, I came back to the office to process the photos (which by that time I was already 2 hours behind on everything) thanks to traffic and trying to rent out a camera in downtown. At first I thought my computer was going bad. BUT NO it was the lens and the quality of the photos it produces. I couldn’t believe it but where I selected the focus area it was in focus yet everything around it was blurry. Ok so I understand if you are shooting at the 3.5 F-Stop but this is at F9 everything should be in focus and yet it’s not. I hate, hate, hate that lens. I don’t even what to talk about this lens. I’m done.

The end result, is that on the same day (Friday July 31st) I ordered new camera which I will do another post about it. If you have seen my facebook page you will see a picture of UPS and the title in the photos is “I am very excited!!!!”, why was I so excited? Because I got my new and I mean new system.

That’s why the blog post is titled “Goodbye”, because I said goodbye to Nikon for ever (I think) and moved on to Fujifilm. Yes you have read it correctly, I will be selling all my Nikon gear (or what’s left of it). But now I have a Fuji X-T1 with XF 10-24mm F4 R IOS lens. I know I had it for a very short period of time but I LOVE IT. Why? well that will be in the next post since I want to play around with it little bit more before I write a review on it. All I want to say and finish this blog post with a statement of “I feel like I lived under a rock before I got X-T1”.

My New Fuji X-T1 with 10-24mm lens.

FujiFilm X-T1

Here are the photos of what happened to my Nikon system:

Nikon D300 no more

The lens is done and the mirror will not go down in the camera (also there is something loose in the camera).

Nikon D300Sigma 10-20mm

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