[•] K&F Concept Camera Bag Review

Bag Available Here: “https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B01M237LLV/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B01M237LLV&linkCode=am2&tag=pazrahn-20&linkId=e97ba8f78824dbc6ce3ddc9b8af4cb60”>

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With a new bag comes a new bag review. For a long long time well 12 years in fact I have used a LowePro version camera bag in the same style as this K&F Concept bag.

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The K&F version has two plastic pads on the base for when you put the bag down on the ground to protect the base and the fabric of the bag including the gear inside which I really like. The outside front has clips for a tripod to hold centre of the bag while walking. Balance in a bag is the single most important feature.

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There are some details I like about the bag including the cute little embroidered tripod symbol. LowePro as a camera bag is a forgotten dream the prices are just sickening when you can purchase this bag for $75 and the build quality I would consider substantially better. The shoulder straps are firm and hold their shape and on the back feels very comfortable. The front pocket holds a Surface Pro tablet with ease.

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The zippers can be undone with one hand so if your a one handed photographer this will definitely cater for you.

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The bones of the bag allow for two decent DSLR’s. In the photo you can see with a little customisation of the support pads you can fit a Fujifilm GFX50s with 32-64mm lens. Up top is a Sony A7II mirrorless for the little projects along with two primes lenses. And other sections hold a dust blower, Lens hood and SD card holder case.

 

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Extras include waterproof dust cover and would you believe a gift zip bag containing a dust blower, spray bottle for lens cleaning and cleaning cloth. Such a thoughtful well presented bag for any photographer.

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Overall Rating 10/10

This is one of the best bang for buck bags around including build quality compared to any other bag on the market.

If you get this bag you will be filled with joy.

Disclosure: I am not funded by this camera gear company. Just a one man band doing the far and in between gear reviews on items I have purchased.

 

Bag Here: https://www.kentfaith.com/camera-backpacks/USKF13.051_professional-dslr-camera-backpack-waterproof-11-81-6-3-16-54-inches

 

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[•] Photographing Fiji on Octopus Island Resort.

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Located in the spectacular Yasawa region of the Fiji Islands, Octopus Resort lies 27 nautical miles west from Nadi International Airport (NAN). The resort is set on the western side of Waya Island, allowing for breathtaking views of sunsets in the South Sea Islands. Getting to Octopus Island Resort from Nadi is easily done by jumping on a boat, which is about 35 minutes. Along the way are there are many islands and if your lucky might see a pod of dolphins to watch play along the side of the boat.

There are Garden View Bure’s for accommodation but the perfect way to stay is in the Premium Bure as I recommend having the air-conditioning on those very hot days. Adjoining the room is your very own private outdoor shower and courtyard. The view from the front is relaxing and a nice change away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Say good bye to looking at your mobile phone and internet this is the perfect place to detox away from all those gadgets.

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[•] Looking Out

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In the series of photographs. Can you see it? A face on the side of the mountain. The walk up is not for the faint hearted and I do recommend a level of fitness. With every step and grasping breath it was confirmed the height to the top of the island was 385m in total thanks to a German with a fancy watch. The hike took about 3 hours and is a great way to loose a little weight around the belly. If you do manage to visit this place please take plenty of water on the hike and some snacks.

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Every day the local tour guide (depending on the weather) would take tourists up and he really enjoyed seeing how unfit we were often having a good laugh between breaks.. He had such a great sense of humour. The mountain walk is a great add to anyone’s bucket list and has to be one place on earth with the most breathtaking views. Just don’t look down it is by far another sheer drop if your scared of heights.

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This is the type of holiday experience that is even better with friends and made as a group holiday.

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Note: Camera: Canon EOS 5D a few lenses EF 24-105mmF4, 16-35mm F2.8L II USM

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You have a chance to win 1 Million Dollars using your camera.

Do you know you have more of a chance to win 1 Million Dollars by taking a photograph with your camera than you would if playing Lotto.

The odds of winning Lotto are 100,000,000 to 1 and the odds of capturing a million dollar photograph are much closer than you think.

I am a very strong believer if you carry your camera with you everyday and an event happens or somebody super famous happens to walk by doing odd you can easily capture a frame with your camera and that split second of luck could bring you a windfall of something big.

Part of this principle is based on the saying the best camera is the one that’s with you but say you get a photo with your smart phone that image is less likely to get a good offer of dollars compared to a digital SLR photograph.

After many years of shooting I still believe that it is possible to take a million dollar photograph (It hasn’t happened yet for me but it might happen to you) and I’ve thought carrying that camera by my side everyday increases those odds.

As far fetched as it sounds to take a million dollar photograph have you ever heard that one photographer sold a picture of a potatoe for a large sum of money.  I’ll admit I have never photographed a potatoe but after hearing that story it is definitely at the top of my list to photograph one or maybe two 😉

Now if the odds of winning Lotto are 100,000,000 to 1 then the odds of taking a million dollar photograph surely has to be 500,000 to 1.

Here is the key to taking a million dollar photograph with 5 simple variations to help calculate your odds. They come down to your actions and a few factors;

1) How often you leave the house.
2) How many photographs you take per year.
3) The type of camera and lens combination you use.
4) Location of where you take the photograph. i.e outback of Timbuktu would decrease the odds Verse someone smack in the middle of a specific city.
5) A blessing of good old Irish Luck.

As funny as this all sounds if you were in Timbuktu you might get a photo of a Yeti and win big or you could be in the city and capture a famous person but at the end of the day just remember having that camera with you everyday could pay off big time or just pay off your camera.

Now where are the potatoes in the pantry.

Oh your still here: Write down below in the comments what you think your odds are.

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Fujifilm Promote Manipulated Image to Sell GFX 50s Camera.

Over the years nothing makes me more angry than photographers swindling people with fake photographs. But whats worse is to then see it done to fool people for the sake of promoting camera sales is a whole new level of low.

I’ve lost count of how many photographers out there that have been caught entering photography competitions with fake images and then win the competition. Same old story photographers at times should produce the RAW with advertisers and show that the original photograph is like the original capture.

Fujifilm I am calling you out on the images you publish or at least ask you to state the real facts in the description box next to the photograph whether it is a photo-shopped composite (Manipulated Image) or state that it is as a photograph (Exif Data with Camera Settings) in Instagram portfolio . This can be seen as unethical and or are you promoting manipulated content for camera sales. The truth of the image “in one photo” is that it was photo-shopped to hell with five images that were fudged into alignment and advertised as one photograph. The end result image was not stitched as a single image as the alignments were out significantly so the five total photographs were layered to look like they are in alignment. Any professional would tell you this was done incorrectly. photographing that way was a big no no.  A panoramic head on a tripod is the correct technical way of photographing a scene to achieve true alignment and then using Photoshop in combination with PTGui will give you satisfying results. As a pro photographer I would not of been content with the results of the Milky way and Opera House. 

This travesty could of been avoided by Fujifilm vetting the content they uploaded and a clearly state the facts.

Photographing multiple images takes real skill and as a professional photographer I value photographers that can do it right using a panoramic head on a tripod in the field. Its a dying art photographing panoramic’s properly but with software inbuilt in cameras today I often see terrible images because of lazy practices. This is becoming the norm with the younger generation and a prime example of how not to use the Fujifilm GFX 50s and falsify content. 

The GFX 50s is a great camera no doubt I’ve read the specifications but will you need a copy of Photoshop CS6 to accompany the camera for producing images that Fujifilm promote?.

I’m not interested in companies when they are unethical, dishonest and fraudulent. But how many images displayed in @fujicamerasaus Instagram portfolio are fakes, real photographs or composites.

An audit of such photographs would be a good start to find out or an update to the description in the postings would help protect the consumer.

This article is about highlighting the ethics of camera companies posting manipulated images to sell cameras and to make people aware of this fact.. Nikon was recently caught in a photography competition and it looks like Fujifilm are now doing this to boost sales. As a consumer I feel like we are being swindled by the performance of what a camera can really produce. Sony recently run test events with huge lighting rigs for the A9 under controlled conditions. I thought Fujifilm was better than that only time will tell if they clean up their act.

I will now have a long and hard think before purchasing the GFX 50s. #Don’tBeMissLeadingFuji

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“in one photo” Fake NEWS by Fujifilm.

Original Description: “In One Photo” Incredible shot by (@PhotographersNameRemoved) captured using the Medium Format Fujifilm GFX 50S.

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[•] Whats in my bag 2017

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Here’s my everyday bag. I’ve found over the years one of the hardest decisions in photography has to be the purchase and selection of a camera bag. Many photographers like myself have multiple bag setups depending on the type of situation. At the moment I’m sticking with the basic formula of one main camera bag which has turned out to be the ageless Domke F2.

In the Domke F2 bag with little introduction is the Sony A7II packing an impressive 24.3 Megapixels. Now it’s not the best camera in the world its strong point is using legacy glass.  Out of all the Sony A7 series mirrorless this model won’t break the bank account.

Many of us old photographers have waited a long time to use legacy glass this is what makes it brilliant. Three lenses in the bag are the Summicron amigos 28, 35, 50mm and not to be missed a Leica MP or what I call a stay with me for life camera. The Domke bag has two end pouches perfect for holding film. The front has two pouches for either a passport or moleskin pocket notebook perfect for documenting film shots.

It has a wax type finish to the outer layer of the canvas fabric. Only once have I been caught out in the rain with this bag and the water beaded off with ease and keep all of the gear inside dry. Even the moleskin book was untouched. I’ve learnt to be very careful in the rain as it can interrupt ones day shooting. My advice is be very careful with your camera as they are not 100% weather resistant. Ive found out the hard way 9 times out of 10 they are not. For example the Canon 5D Mark III is not exactly weather resistant they can take very light spray but anything more and you will find the electronics don’t like water. Try stay dry and leave camera’s out of the rain as much as possible or its an expensive disaster waiting to happen.

I’m not sponsored by Domke or any camera brand this is just a review of what I have discovered from using their product over the last year.

It’s really is such an excellent bag.  I now consider myself an emeritus professor of bagology.

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[•] New Website

[•] p 🔺 z r 🔺 h n Website is up and hit the ground running 10th May 2017.

I’m still finalising the finer details and deciding between GoDaddy and or WordPress as the core background of the site.

 

I would like to Welcome people interested to the future of professional photography & videography and a space where you can learn and be part of one on one workshops.

I spent years in the field and now hope to share content on a range of services including YouTube on everything I know to help you produce the best content.

And along the way talk everything tech and all the cool things about photography in one big epic online discussion.

The future awaits come along for the ride.

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