Fujifilm to the rescue

Hi there. A couple months ago my Fujifilm camera was sitting comfortably on my desk along with the usual equipment; laptop, speakers and amplifier, among stacks of paper and study books.

At that moment I was also seeking some comfort sitting behind my desk, so I leaned back and threw my legs on the desk amongst all the other objects. My desk is reasonably standard sized, so everything fitted the desk snuggly, including my two big feet. It was until I removed my feet, that i’ve slung along the camera to the ground. A little more than i thought was necessary. BAM! the camera fell on the wooden floor.

A quick inspection gave the impression that the camera was just fine. It was the lens which was damaged in a way that I couldn’t attach it to the camera anymore; I.E. the bayonet ring was demolished. A quick turn to the fujfilm support page, learned that there was a repair center in my country, so I send them the poor thing and they started to work.

About ten days later, my lens came back fully repaired, even a few scratches on the front surface were removed (kudos Fujifilm). Until now, i’ve never had to rely on the support from Fujifilm, but this experience gave me confidence in their support; even without warranty. The lens was repaired for a decent price (which insurance covered fortunately).

Thanks Fujifilm.


Welcome to my blog!

Now that i’ve finally registered my domain, I’ve decided to start blogging! This might take some getting used to, I will not post as much as some in the blogosphere. I will keep you updated though on my photography adventures.

For now, i’m preparing a blog post on impressionistic photography. This photographic genre really caught my attention lately. So that’s going to be my cliffhanger for now. Also, i’ll use this space to keep you posted on my 365 project. Yes, i’m also doing one of those. Recently i’ve read an article from Eric Kim warning me not to do one of these. But it seems this actually motivates me to shoot more, and look for subjects that I normally wouldn’t touch with a digital sensor.

I might also use this space to do some gear reviews. As most photographers are aware, buying too much gear is a trap one can easily fall for. My goal would be to inform some of you on camera gear to perhaps give you some advice on what to buy and perhaps make a good judgement on how necessary the item actually is.

For now, i’ll leave you with a shot I did inside Central trainstation Groningen. This was a quickie, as I also had to catch the next train. I’ll be shooting some more of this spot, because I think it has some great architectural detail, it really stands out.
These 365 shots i’m taking, are all in 1:1 aspect ratio. I prefer shooting in 3:2, but this makes it easier to work with in post and publishing them to Instagram.