Aussie Photo Adventures

Equipment news

FUJIFILM X-T30 a mid-range camera with many of its specifications borrowed from the X-T3. This body is of course cheaper, lighter and it has 4K video. There is a short review over at DPreview for those interested.

CANON EOS RP A stripped down version of the recently launched EOS R, lighter much cheaper. Currently, the most inexpensive full-frame mirrorless camera on the market still has the ageing 6D sensor and a set of not so impressive specifications, but it is Canon, and it is a cheaper way to get into full-frame. Again a brief review over at DPREVIEW

Sony has recently launched an FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens obviously aimed at their mirrorless bodies such as A7II, A7III and A7IIIR where it will make an ideal portrait lens. It can also be operated on a number of their APS-C camera bodies where it will be equivalent to just a tad over 200mm.
The f1.8 on this focal length will give you wonderful fuzzy out of focus backgrounds. Or if you’re trendy, bokeh.
And the GM in the lens name stands for Grand Master series, Sony’s top of the line lenses. So I’m assuming if you want to be a “Grand Master of Photography” this piece of kit is for you.

Excitations Photo Adventures, photography instructor, Ian Mckenzie

Learn a little more about our chief instructor, Ian McKenzie. That’s the old bloke above, we have a Q&A session with him. Just click on the picture.

The journey not the destination

Photography News


We offer a series of class notes for some of our photography training courses. Links to those notes are below.
Beginners Guide to Photography.
Intermediate Photography.
Free YouTube tips and tricks.

Life on the road


This one is for people who think traveling the world shooting video for TV is glamorous.

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Raw Processing at lightning speeds that is the promise from Camera Bits the maker of Photo Mechanic.

While I can’t verify any of their claims, I can tell you that we use to use Photo Mechanic 4 for all our big shoots where we had hundreds or thousands of RAW images to sort. It was blindingly fast compared to its peers back then.

Naturally it will also do RAW to what ever conversions and is ideal for adding metadata to you files. Pricing looks like it will US$139 so in Aussie dollars just shy of $200

All the spin here


Adobe have released an update for the subscription version of Photoshop. Apparently it fixes several CRITICAL issues with the last version of the software.


The February 2019 version of Lightroom Classic (the desktop version) version 8.2 promises faster connect and tether times along with added support for new cameras.