Fujifilm X-T4 and Birds in Flight Review

I’ve tested most of the high-end Fujifilm cameras for birds in flight, from the original X-T1 to the surprising X-Pro2. The X-T4, released in 2020, is not all that different from its predecessor in terms of its specifications, but it represents the best performance Fujifilm has to offer thanks mostly to an improved AF algorithm.

To find out if the X-T4 is a significant upgrade, I put it through its paces with the subject I love the most: red kites in rural Wales! The feeding station I regularly visit is still closed, so I had to wait for other sites to re-open to finally test the camera.

Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M1 III Starry Sky AF – A Quick Look

I admit I was rather skeptical when I was first told about Starry Sky AF during the launch of the E-M1 III. It sounded a bit of a gimmick, one of those extra features that you’d never end up using because it either doesn’t work as it is supposed too, or is simply unnecessary.

But there is no point criticising something without trying it first. So when a clear night sky presented itself, I decided to go out and test this new functionality. What I found is that my skepticism was misplaced.

Read more

How to use your Canon EOS / EOS M / EOS R / RP as a Webcam

Canon has released a beta software that allows you to use a number of DSLR and mirrorless cameras as a webcam with just the USB cable.

This release came as a pleasant surprise. I’ve wondered for years why the manufacturer didn’t make this feature a default on all their cameras. With the Covid-19 pandemic and many people forced to stay home, Canon decided it was time to finally enable the functionality to support its customers.

Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M1X – One Year Later

– By Thomas Stirr This article provides a summary of some of the key points contained in my E-M1X Twelve Month Review. It is important to state upfront that the objective of this article is simply to share my experiences using the E-M1X. I am not suggesting that other photographers …

Read more

Fujifilm X-T4 Slow Motion Video at 240fps – A Quick Look

Fujifilm has invested considerable resources into the X-T line-up in order to make it an attractive proposition for filmmakers. By adding 10-bit internal recording, 4K up to 60fps and dedicated picture profiles, the X-T3 and X-T4 have raised the bar in comparison to other mirrorless products, and Fuji’s colour signature is the cherry on top.

Among the improved features found on the X-T4 is the possibility to record 10x slow motion video, which is double the speed of the previous X-T3.

Read more