Like a Moth to a Flame …

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has been in and out of my camera bag a few times, now.  Like the proverbial Moth to the Flame, I seem to be irresistibly drawn to the small but powerful Olympus.  I loved the Sony A-7RM2 and Leica Q, but they were just a bit pricey for my “enthusiast’s” budget.  And while the Fujifilm X-T1 and X100T are awesome cameras, they just don’t completely satisfy my desires.  (Although I must admit that I’m keeping a very close eye on the new X-T2.  :-))

Why the E-M1?

So what is it?  Why does the E-M1 seem to be (for me) the camera that most meets my needs? Continue reading “Like a Moth to a Flame …”

Fuji X-T1 Firmware Update Guide Now Available!

Tony Phillips, the guy who’s written two great books about Fuji cameras already, the X100S and X-T1, has released a guide to the latest X-T1 Firmware Update version 3.0.  Like his other books, this one is well researched, beautifully written, and full of insights into the update.

The update has at least 27 new / improved features for the X-T1 and some of Tony’s favorites include:  additional customization of the reprogrammable Q-Menu, more Function button items, high-speed electronic and hybrid shutter, a new Chrome film simulation, and manual focus tweaking in autofocus.  In this free update, you’ll find great information about all of these and more.

To get your Free copy, you’ll need to send an email request to Tony Phillips (click his name to send the email).  Or, if you haven’t bought his X-T1 book yet, go to The Friedman Archives to purchase the primary book and get the Firmware update included.

BTW, Tony is currently working on his next book … about the Fuji X100T, so stay tuned for that release.

"The Complete Guide to Fujifilm’s X-T1" – by Tony Phillips

My timing has been just about perfect.  I got the X-T1 just a couple of weeks ago, and yes, there has been a learning curve after using the Olympus E-M1 for almost a year.  But help is here now.  🙂

Tony Phillips, at The Friedman Archives, has just released his ebook all about the Fujifilm X-T1, and it’s a good one.  He also wrote a book about the Fujifilm X100s and that experience shines through in this book.

Inside Tony’s “Complete Guide to Fujifilm’s X-T1“, you’ll find over 500 pages of comprehensive and thorough information about every aspect of using the X-T1.  Tony writes in a very clear, understandable style and presents lots of insider tips and techniques.

While the book is geared toward experienced photographers, don’t shy away if you’re not one … there are also several chapters filled with general photography how-to’s.

For one reasonable price, you get all three electronic versions of the book:  a .pdf file (read it on just about any device), a .mobi for your kindle, and .epub for a Nook or other e-reader.  It’s also available in print (color or b&w), but those will cost a bit more.


And don’t forget, there are lots of other books available at The Friedman Archives.  You’ll find books about almost every Sony DSLR or Mirrorless camera released in the last few years, and a great book about the Olympus OM-D E-M1, along with the two Fujifilm titles.