Mastering A FujiFilm X30 (With B&W 10 Diopter Lens) – Sapphire & Diamond Ring Challenge
I must say, going from a Nikon D300S with 70-180mm Micro-Nikkor lens to a FujiFilm X30 has been a steep learning curve when it comes to macro photography. Street photography, travel photography, middle of the day and plenty of light, no problem.. But macro photography is a whole different ball game, especially in the confines of a fairly dimly lit conservatory! My first attempts at jewellery photography with the X30 and my late Mum’s sapphire and diamond ring were quite deplorable. However, the love of a challenge has meant spending some hours with the X30, getting to know it’s nuances and limitations and finally I’m starting to get the hang of it. Now I’m not saying this is the most wonderful jewellery shot ever; it’s not. But I’m finally at a place where I can step back and enjoy the created image and laude the merits of the X30 instead of bemoaning it’s limitations when compared to a DSLR. It’s actually pretty darned good!