Fuji X Pro2 + XF 50mm f2 and 56mm f1.2 great for street.


Both these lenses are suitable for street photography but I find the smaller and lighter XF 50mm f2 gives equally good results as its more expensive and heavier sister lens the XF 56mm f1.2

Fujifilm X-Trans I (X-E1 + X-Pro1) Film Simulation Recipe: Ektachrome


Used a lot of Ektachrome in my time and this is a good representation of the reality of the film.


Diesel – Park City, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro1 – “Ektachrome”

Ektachrome is a line of color transparency film introduced by Kodak in the 1940’s. I did some research, and counted 40 different emulsions over the years that carried the Ektachrome name! Generally speaking, Ektachrome was less warm than Kodachrome (although it depends on which Ektachrome you’re referring to), and also less archival. While Kodachrome was discontinued in 2009, Ektachrome can still be purchased today. I’m not certain which (of the 40) Ektachrome films this recipe most closely resembles. It has more of a general Ektachrome feel rather than being an exact copy of a specific emulsion.

This was a Patron Early-Access recipe, but has been replaced by another, so it is now available to everyone! If you are a Fuji X Weekly App Patron, be sure to look for the recipe that replaced this one. This “Ektachrome” recipe is compatible…

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A visit to Laugharne. A stunning historic coastal village.


One Camera One Lens

First of all, I didn’t realise it’s been 11 days since I last posted, I apologise, and I have forgotten to put up a lot of great images. So, to make up for it, I will share images from todays visit to Laugharne Castle in Carmarthenshire, South Wales. It’s a tiny, historic seaside village, with an impressive castle and some great scenery. It was so beautiful, it’s hard for anyone to take a bad photograph there!

I took my Fujifilm X-T3 along with the 15-45mm and the TTArtisan 7.5mm along with my Google Pixel 6 mobile phone. I mention the phone, as I am using it more and more for photography, and indeed, last week when I was out, I took some amazing images with it, and I really need to share them on here when I get the chance! Anyway, here are the images from the X-T3, and all…

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My Fujifilm X100V Kodachrome 64 Film Simulation Recipe


Was a real lover of Kodachrome 64 back in the day. Have not tried this yet but intend to soon.


49939037433_7fbe4d17c1_cEvening at a Pond – Farmington Bay, UT – Fujifilm X100V “Kodachrome 64”

The Fujifilm X100V has some new features, including Clarity and Color Chrome Effect Blue, that my X-T30 doesn’t have, despite sharing the same sensor. The more JPEG options that I have, the more accurately I can create in-camera looks. My hope is to revisit some of my film simulation recipes, and create what I hope are more accurate versions using the new features. The first one that I revamped is my Kodachrome 64 film simulation recipe.

Many people love my Kodachrome 64 recipe, but not everyone. The biggest complaint that I’ve heard about it is that the reds aren’t vibrant enough. I don’t disagree with that, but there are always compromises when recreating looks in-camera because the tools available to me are limited. Of course, what Kodachrome 64 looks like depends on how you’re viewing it…

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Adventures in Kodachrome: Revisiting Pawhuska



Drummond Ranch – Pawhuska, OK – Fujifilm X-Pro2 – “Kodachrome II”

Pawhuska is a small town in rural Oklahoma with about 3,500 residents. The town saw its heyday over 100 years ago when there was an oil boom—people and money poured into the area, and for a short time Pawhuska was bustling; however, the Great Depression left a large permanent scar, and the town never recovered. Over the last five years Pawhuska has seen new life, thanks to “The Pioneer Woman” who has turned this quaint town into a tourist destination of sorts. People come from all over the country—maybe the world—to visit The Mercantile, my wife and I included!

In 2018 I passed through Oklahoma while on an epic family road trip, and we stopped in Pawhuska to visit The Mercantile. I had just created the Kodachrome II Film Simulation Recipe and was shooting it…

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Photographing Panguitch — Fujifilm X100V + Kodak Tri-X 400



Empty Lumber Yard – Panguitch, UT – Fujifilm X100V

The first stop on the epic road trip that I’m currently on was Panguitch, a small town in southern Utah. Panguitch is close to Bryce Canyon National Park, not too far from Zion National Park, and within reach of Capital Reef National Park. Tourism is the main reason Panguitch is even on the map. People eat, sleep, and get gas here, while visiting the various natural wonders of the region. That’s why we were there.

I only stayed one night in Panguitch, but I was able to get out with my camera and photograph the quaint town. It’s obvious that Panguitch has seen better days—it seems to be just hanging on. The town has a lot of character, though. It was a great location for photography—if I had a few weeks, it would make for an incredible photo project—but alas I…

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Trying Kodak Gold in 120 format … the whole roll — tim dobbs photography

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When I heard that Kodak were producing Gold in 120 format I was pretty excited .. not because it was Gold as I haven’t really shot too much of it in the past and to be totally honest I had to look on the internet for samples just to see what it was really like […]

Trying Kodak Gold in 120 format … the whole roll — tim dobbs photography

Review: Fujifilm X-Pro3 in 2022?



Fujifilm sent me an X-Pro3 to try for a few weeks. I put it through its paces as best as I could in that short time, and wanted to publish a review; however, what fresh insight can I give that hasn’t already been said over and over? Instead of rehashing all the technical data you probably already have known for awhile, I thought I’d simply answer this question: Is the Fujifilm X-Pro3 still a camera worth buying in 2022? And, is this a camera that you should consider?

The X-Pro3 was originally released in November of 2019, which was more than two years ago. In the digital era, a lot of people “upgrade” their gear every two-ish years, so does that mean the X-Pro3 is beginning to feel dated? Will it seem old even though you bought it brand-new? Will the X-Pro4 be announced the day after your X-Pro3 arrives…

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Photograph Wherever You Are — Seeing the Extraordinary in the Mundane — FUJI X WEEKLY

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Two Caballeros – Culleoka, TX – Fujifilm X-E4 – “Kodachrome 64” I had an epiphany today. It’s been building in my mind for several days now, but it was only today that I believe I fully understood it: photograph wherever you are. Whichever place it is that you find yourself, capture it with your camera. […]

Photograph Wherever You Are — Seeing the Extraordinary in the Mundane — FUJI X WEEKLY