Model of the day: MJ

Model of the day: MJ

model of the day, Fuji X-E1
shot with the Fuji X-E1 and the Nikon 50mm f1.8 G
wide open, late after noon window light
s 1/500, f1.8, ISO 2000
b/w version after the break

model of the day, b/w version, Fuji X-E1

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12 thoughts on “Model of the day: MJ

  1. mike.kobal Post author

    hall michael, stimmt, die models in ny, london und paris sehen sehr jung aus, hab mich noch nicht daran gewöhnt, ein trend seit dem super model regime collapse- c’est la vie ;)

  2. michael

    hallo mike,
    ich hab mir einige deiner blogbeiträge angesehen.
    super technikbeiträge. vor allem bezüglich blitzen. portable anlagen usw.

    was mir wirklich unangenehm auffällt – dir wahrscheinlich nicht mehr, da du ja in der szene involviert bist – die models sehen duechwegs aus, als wären sie “geschminkte 12-jährige”.

    wie denkst du darüber? mich befremdet das ziemlich.


  3. mike.kobal Post author

    Hi Chris, I guess you didn’t get the one i am using, it is very well made – I also purchased it for the Sony Nex mount. Though the quality may vary, I had to return adpaters in the past (from different ebay vendors)

  4. Chris

    Hello Mike,
    I bought and received the adapter N/G-FX.
    I’m a little apprehensive to use this adapter 7-8 times cheaper than a Novoflex with body Fujifilm.

  5. mike.kobal Post author

    Chris, it is a manual focus converter only, you can use AFD and AF G lenses with it and since the G lenses don’t have an aperture ring this adapter allows for manual aperture control via built in ring, you can use any lens with nikon mount

  6. Chris

    Have you used the AF motor from the 50mm G with the X-E1 ? Could you if you wanted it ?
    I have only the Nikon lens AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D ( AFD ) , therefore evidently manual focus only. I have also the Voigtlander 40mm f/2 Ultron SLII for Nikon mount, and I don’t think I ‘m going to buy the AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 G.
    The 50mm ( equiv 76mm ? ) is very good for such portraits.

  7. mike.kobal Post author

    both have minor skin retouching, clone tool, nothing major, shot in raw, auto white balance, pretty much the way it was captured. the bw was desaturated then converted to dual tone, that’s all

  8. chris

    Hi Mike,
    Thanks. I wonder if there is some post processing and which one ?
    In color and White nad Black.
    But I wouldn’t you to have to tell your recipes.

  9. chris

    Wonderful pictures. Could you use also other 50mm Nikkor and which ones ?
    Which Nikon mount adapter do you use ?

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