Wordless Wednesday

"The High Ground" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/8 sec, ISO1600
“The High Ground” Cedar Park, 2018
"Concert Uke" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO1250
“Concert Uke” Cedar Park, 2018

Vietnamese-style Chicken

"Vietnamese Chicken" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 135mm, f/1, 1/120 sec, ISO400
“Vietnamese Chicken” Cedar Park, 2018

こんばんは。How’s it going?

So many food photos, I know, but hey, we eat every day so it’s a huge part of our lives. 😊 Tonight’s dinner was a Vietnamese-style grilled chicken, with marinated carrot and daikon, greens, and rice.

We’ve been using a Char-Broil TRU Infrared grill for a couple years now, and it’s been pretty good. It heats up quickly and we can be cooking in a couple minutes which is super-convenient. So for tonight’s chicken, we got to enjoy that wonderful grilled, smoky flavor without the wait. This grill is highly recommended for a small family.

I hope you had a nice day!

またね~

Rainy Monday

"Rainy Monday" Austin, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.5, 1/200 sec, ISO400
“Rainy Monday” Austin, 2018

Sure, we need the rain, but it was a little excessive today! 😝☔

Korean Dinner and Dessert

"Korean BBQ" Austin, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/80 sec, ISO1600
“Korean BBQ” Austin, 2018

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Tonight Mariko and I went to a Chosun Korean BBQ restaurant for some yummy meat and side dishes. Honestly, the meat was just okay but I love the side dishes and we ate so much! For the two of us, we ordered two meat dishes which was plenty. The service was really fast and friendly, which surprised me because in the past it wasn’t so great, but this time I really enjoyed the full-service cooking, and when we asked for refills of a few side dishes, they came out quickly and the quantity was even more than the first plate. Very good! I ate so many jalapeños and garlic bulbs with the meat, though, that I am worried about talking to my coworkers tomorrow. 😬

After Chosun, we went to the newly-opened Snowy Village Dessert Café for some Korean “Patibing” shave ice. I don’t have a big sweet tooth but it was really yummy! We also ordered a taiyaki, which was a bit more like crepe than a Japanese taiyaki. But it was still delicious. 😀

"Patingsu" Austin, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO320
“Patingsu” Austin, 2018
"Taiyaki Bread" Austin, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO250
“Taiyaki Bread” Austin, 2018

When we came home, Mariko watched an episode of a Korean drama, which seemed appropriate after eating so much Korean food. Overall, a great evening!

またね~

Karaage Time

"Karaage" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/55 sec, ISO1600
“Karaage” Cedar Park, 2018

Love the JFC! ❤️🍗🇯🇵

Black and White

"Desk Items" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 35mm, f/2.2, 1/160 sec, ISO1000
“Desk Items” Cedar Park, 2018

I’m enjoying making more black and white photos these days. And seeing the world through a viewfinder devoid of color is fascinating and fun. It’s like peeking into a hidden dimension.

"Lampshade" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 35mm, f/2, 1/180 sec, ISO800
“Lampshade” Cedar Park, 2018

I hope you had a nice Friday!

またね~

Minolta MD 50mm f/1.4 on Fujifilm X-T10

"Anko" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 135mm, f/1, 1/60 sec, ISO500
“Anko” Cedar Park, 2018

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Today I received a lens adapter in the mail so that I can mount my beloved Minolta MD 50mm f/1.4 lens to my Fujifilm X-T10. The Fotasy Minolta MD to Fujifilm X-Mount Adapter was only about $16 and fits perfectly. The mounted lens is snug and secure, with no play at all.

The 50mm lens is what I used a lot my Minolta X-700, and more recently with my Sony A77 via an adapter, so I thought it would be cool to put it on the Fujifilm. I am happy to report that the quality of the photos that the lens produces with the Fujifilm is much better than the ones produced with the Sony. The edges are sharper and there’s less chromatic aberration. I’m not sure why the Sony images weren’t as good, since the adapter simply acts as a spacer between the lens and sensor. I can only guess that the adapter I used with the Sony was a tiny bit too long or short.

"Son" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 135mm, f/1, 1/120 sec, ISO400
“Son” Cedar Park, 2018

At any rate, the 50mm lens produces some lovely bokeh at the wider end, and when stopped down to f/3.6 the sharpness increases quite a bit. Using a manual-focus lens on a mirrorless body is easy because of the focus peaking feature, which overlays color outlines over the parts of the image that are in focus. I love it!

"Sketchy Model" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 50mm, f/1, 1/30 sec, ISO800
“Sketchy Model” Cedar Park, 2018

Now I have another option that I can use with my single body/lens philosophy, which seems to be working out nicely. Just yesterday I used the X-T10 and 35mm lens combination at the Fourth of July party, and I am really happy with the images! And I don’t mind “zooming with my feet” with the prime lens. It’s actually kind of fun!

I hope you had a nice day!

またね~

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