Fuji X100T sample images

Well, it looks as though my trusty little Fuji X100 might be moving on, or at least, moving over! Fuji recently announced the latest incarnation, the X100T which supercedes the X100S (which, in turn, superceded mine!).

Fuji have posted some sample images of the X100T on their website. You can also read some good first impressions from Kevin Mullins and Zack Arias

Fuji X100T

Here’s an extract from their Press Release …

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) is proud to announce the launch of the new FUJIFILM X100T premium compact digital camera. Equipped with the world’s first electronic rangefinder, an APS-C size X-Trans CMOS II sensor, high-speed EXR Processor II image processing engine and a FUJINON 23mm F2 lens, the X100T delivers unsurpassed image quality thanks to advanced color reproduction technology and the new unique Classic Chrome film simulation mode.

In March 2011, Fujifilm released the X100, opening up a new market for premium compact cameras. In February 2012, the second generation X100S was released, complete with a newly developed sensor, processer, and an advanced Hybrid Viewfinder. Now, the X100T marks the ultimate evolution as the third generation of the X100 Series, reflecting the feedback from customers for each and every part, including image quality, viewfinder and operability. The X100T is available in both black and silver versions and includes three key changes:

1)World’s first Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder, complete with Electronic Rangefinder
The X100T’s optical viewfinder can simultaneously display the focus area by using the built-in ND filter. Users simply need to turn the camera’s focusing ring for a mechanical rangefinder-style view. Additionally, Focus Peaking and Digital Split Image modes can be selected and the magnification of the focused area can be changed.
With the optical viewfinder, Real-time Parallax Correction has also been added to ensure more accurate framing. Parallax error, which occurs during close-up shooting, is automatically corrected in real time so users no longer having to reframe after focusing.
In addition, reduced display time lag, automatic brightness control, and enhanced Live View setting have been added to the electronic viewfinder providing a more comfortable shooting experience.

2)Increased operability with the 1/3 stop aperture ring, command dial, 4-way controller, and seven Fn buttons
Until now, setting the aperture in 1/3 steps needed to be done using the command lever. Now, it is done using the aperture ring. Also, the command lever has been changed to a command dial, and with the addition of a four-way controller, operability has been dramatically improved. The X100T is also equipped with seven Fn buttons, each one of which is customizable, while the rear LCD hasbeen ungraded to 1.04M-dot 3-inch monitor, greatly improving visibility.

3)New Classic Chrome film simulation mode, developed through 80 years of photographic experience
Fujifilm’s unique Film Simulation modes that mimic the effects of photographic films help users to reproduce warm skin tones, bright blue skies and rich green trees. Classic Chrome, which delivers muted tones and deep colors, has been added to the existing selection.

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Wedding at Sopley Mill – client testimonial

I’m sitting here with a huge grin on my face as I write this post. Why? Because I’ve just received a lovely “thank you” email from Neil and Hannah. They’ve just seen their photographs from their wedding at Sopley Mill near Christchurch and I think it’s fair to say they’re rather happy!

It was a fabulous day, full of emotion and laughter. Tears galore during the ceremony. Laughter and tears during the speeches. A duck race. A Space-hopper race. Everyone had fun – including me! :) It was a real joy to be a part of their day – a really lovely couple.

Anyway, over to Neil and Hannah ….

Hi Ian,

Hannah and I were very excited to receive your e-mail today!

We are absolutely thrilled with the photographs and are already busy contemplating which ones to include in our album.

We would both like to say a very special thank you for capturing the day so perfectly. We love all the images but the pictures of our first dance are particularly stunning and really blew us away!

We are so pleased that you were able to join us on our wedding day. You caught all of the important moments and the characters of our guests really shine through in each and every shot.

Last but not least, thanks for putting us both at ease throughout the day. It really is appreciated. We will be sure to spread the word to all that will listen about how great you were :)

Best wishes,

Neil & Hannah x

wedding at Sopley Mill Christchurch

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Could Sopley Mill be your perfect wedding venue?

If you’re considering getting married in Dorset then I’d seriously recommend taking a look at Sopley Mill if you want a unique Dorset wedding venue with exclusive use. It’s a beautiful 18th Century watermill, surrounded on both sides by the Millstream of the river Avon. A delightful country wedding venue, beautifully restored, with stunning views over the Avon Valley water-meadows .

I’m proud to be a recommended photographer for Sopley Mill as well as a number of the leading Dorset wedding venues and would be delighted to have a chat about what you want out of your wedding day, and how you want it recorded. Please use the contact form here on my website and I look forward to hearing from you.


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Beach Weddings Bournemouth – Crystal by name and sparkling by nature

This weekend I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Crystal and Craig’s wedding down on the sand at Beach Weddings Bournemouth. It seems hard to believe that they booked me 23 months ago to photograph their wedding! They’d visited my stand at the Beach Weddings Bournemouth Autumn Open Day in 2012 and although I wasn’t there (I was at another wedding show) they decided that I was “the one” for them. Since that time, they’ve been along to all of the Beach Wedding Open Days and I’ve got to know them and their families quite well. So now, having shot the wedding, it seems sort of “strange” that this wedding is no longer on my “to do” list (apart from the editing, that is!) :)

They’re such a relaxed and lovely couple, and the wedding totally reflected their personalities. The weather was gorgeous, the sea was flat calm and no breeze – the perfect day for a beach wedding.

I think it’s fair to say that Crystal’s planning was meticulous, and the wedding had lots of personal touches. It was also one of the most moving and emotional ceremonies that I’ve seen this year and there were quite a few tissues appearing amongst the family and friends as Crystal and Craig exchanged their vows.

It’ll be a few weeks before their wedding photographs are ready, but here’s just a sneak peek of a few I’ve shared with them already.

Thanks so much for letting me be a part of your very special day – it was a real honour to be present and I wish you both every happiness for your future together. xx

Beach Weddings Bournemouth-Crystal beach wedding

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If you’re considering getting married in Bournemouth then I’d seriously recommend taking a look at Beach Weddings Bournemouth if you want a very special Dorset wedding venue. Check out my page on Beach Weddings Bournemouth for more information. I’m proud to be a recommended photographer for the beach weddings as well as a number of the leading Dorset wedding venues and would be delighted to have a chat about what you want out of your wedding day, and how you want it recorded. Please use the contact form here on my website and I look forward to hearing from you.


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  1. Crystal Pearce

    Hi Ian

    I was browsing your website, as I do occasionally to indulge in my passion for amazing wedding photography, and discovered your blog of our wedding. We were both very moved by this and we are so pleased you enjoyed our special day as much as we did :)

    We were so pleased when we booked you for our wedding and feel that you were such a big part of this day from the word go! Especially given the amount of times we saw you at the open days! :p

    I know we haven’t received the photos as yet but we know they will be stunning as always so a big thank you in advance for all your hard work on the day and after! My mum even said how lovely you were and made her reel more relaxed for photos, that’s an achievement in itself!

    P.s it was Craig’s fault we were all crying! :)

    Take care


    • Ian

      Hi Crystal,
      Lovely to hear from you and I’m delighted that you had such a good time on your wedding day. :)
      Thank you for your kind comments – yes, it does seem that we’ve all known each other for a while now, seeing as how you booked me almost 2 years ago! Hardly seems possible that just 10 days ago we were down at the beach for the “big day”.
      It was an absolute pleasure and delight to be a part of your day and I’m pleased that I was able to make everyone more relaxed – even your Mum! And as for Craig …. well, enough said! :)
      Look forward to sharing the photos with you when they’re ready. :)
      Ian x