Fujifilm Rent-to-Own makes owning a camera easier
In the current economic circumstances, buying a new camera can be a difficult financial endeavour. It is for this reason that Fujifilm South Africa is introducing its new Rent-to-Own programme….
I actually started life as a film photographer with nothing else but a preference for the 8x10” format. A little extreme some might say, but that is the reality of it - if you are a professional commercial photographer you just have to be ready for whatever is thrown at you. And what better safeguard than a whole lot of resolution?
I’m usually using the much bigger Fujinon 16mm f/1.4 for my landscapes, so having its smaller and lighter brother, the Fujinon XF 16mm f/2.8to carry around was such a feast.
Since the f/1.4 was so big, on hikes and walks. I tended to opt for one of the smaller lenses that would not offer the same range. Weighing in at 155g, the 16mm f/2.8 is so much easier to carry around, and there was no doubt which lens would accompany us on walks from now on.
I needed some accessories for my other hobby (leather craft), so, one afternoon, we went to the fabric malls of Dongmen in Shenzhen.
Born and raised in Zimbabwe, now living in Cape Town and addicted to the Zambian wilderness. I will simply describe myself as African…
When I look back at my journey as a wildlife photographer especially as I scroll through my images on my editing screen a few things become apparent, firstly most of my pictures were either action or close up portrait and secondly the editing was awful.
I had an early start on the road at 5 am.
It was a 6-hour drive to the private game reserve. My excitement levels were off the charts. Not just because I was off on Safari but mostly because of the black square box with the Fujifilm logo on the back seat of my 4x4. The previous night at the launch of the Fujifilm X-H1 in Johannesburg. I had bought the X-H1.
I often get asked when I started with photography. it is a question with many possible answers. I prefer to say photography found me when I was 5 years old. My dad had an SLR from somewhere in the 70’s which he let me hold, manually focus until the image was clear, and press the button. It was like time stood still for an eternity and that moment was cemented in my memory. from that day, I could not go anywhere without it being a visual safari of epic proportions…
I grew up in Edenvale, Johannesburg (mid to deep east) - so you could say I'm middle Eastern. After I came out of an egg, my dear mom and dad couldn't decide on a name and thankfully my father - Geoffrey - talked my mom out of naming me Zeek - true story. They went with something that would read, if the title of 'Dr' was put before it. Dr Ross Maxwell it was! Unfortunately I disappointed Desne' and didn't go on to become a doctor of anything, although if I EFT you cash from my bank account, it reads the latter (truth).....