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Fujifilm X-E2s Takes Some Remarkable Shots Straight Out Of The Box.

by Anura Guruge

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Attribution may be sought.

Taken in Boston, Sunday, May 22, 2016. 

Anura Guruge Fuji X-E2s

Reduced 1024 x 683 image. Use link below to see it in its full-size, 4896 x 3264 glory.

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JPEG. Untouched — not even in-camera RAW conversion. Shot as a JPEG. No post-processing. Manual focus. SMILE.

by Anura Guruge

Two Sony RX10 III Sample Images, Untouched JPEGs, Gives Me Pause.

by Anura Guruge

These two ‘Out of the Camera’ (OCC) JPEGs, by famous U.S. photographer Steve Huff, using a pre-release Sony RX10 III, at the U.S. announcement on March 30, 2016, in San Francisco, gave me pause for thought. There were, of course, other images in the set, by Steve Huff, that were very good.

A crop from a Steve Huff image.


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This is at 600mm zoom and the seal looks OK. Just not impressed with how the rocks in the background look. Not, in my opinion, a depth of field (DOF) issue. A tad to fuzzy for my liking. That would bother me.

Another crop from a Steve Huff image.


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Yes, I am sure that it could have been easily fixed with Exposure Compensation, but I don’t like amount of shadow on her face.  I would have deleted this image!

In the case of the Sony RX10 III I have to always compare it to my own Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 given that I know it so well. Some of Steve Huff’s pictures are superb and way beyond my capabilities. But I am just looking at the camera, the senor and the optics. I will keep on looking. Just wanted to share.

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by Anura Guruge

John Carmichael: ‘Highland Games’, Loon, 2015 — Closeup.

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Devanee with ‘The Brigadoons’.
>> ‘The Brigadoons’, 2015 — Part I.
>> ‘The Brigadoons’ — Unplugged.

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Sunday, September 20, 2015, 11:45 am performance at the Governor’s Lodge.

John Carmichael, from Giffnock, Glasgow (Scotland), by any measure is indeed the ‘Real McCoy’. He is the epitome of a Scot — a traditional one at that. His authentic Scottish tunes and songs, not to mention his delightful stories, transports you back, magically, to the Banks of Lock Lomond in Scotland. With John you can feel the mist rising from the Loch. It is John Carmichael and ‘The Brigadoons‘ that make sure that the NH Scottish Highland Games lives up to its name.

I have always relished listening to and watching John. He has so much talent and personality. A really, really nice guy too (but, in my experience, that is true with most people from Glasgow). Such a delight and what an entertainer. Devanee and I sat and savored his entire set on Sunday morning and we are so glad we did so. He is magic.

I am so glad that I managed to get these pictures so that YOU can get a feel of this exceptional gentleman. Enjoy.

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Copyright will be enforced vigorously.

Thank YOU John Carmichael.
You delighted us.

All the still pictures taken with my new Sony a77 Mk II
and displayed here UNTOUCHED just as they came out as JPEGs.