I do all my culling and post-processing in Capture One Pro 21. Or, at least, I want to, but a few missing features in Capture One makes me look into other software solutions to speed up my culling process. The idea is that if I can cull fast, reduce the number of files to import into Capture One, I will save time in the long run. Performance in Capture One is, at least in my experience, very IO-dependant and seemingly does some strange re-scanning of files when filtering content, which in turn makes everything very sluggish if the Capture One…

This is a short story about our vacation in Tromsø, Norway — in the summer of 2021.

Why Tromsø

Just like last year, we spent our holiday in Norway. With COVID still plaguing the planet, me being fully vaxxed, my wife and daughter halfway there, it still felt like the safest choice to stay within the Norwegian borders. But, being a very long country, Norway has a bit of variety to offer when it comes to landscapes and nature. We chose Tromsø, way up north, as our destination.

We stayed in a great apartment and rented a Ford Focus using…

I switched completely to Capture One from Lightroom about a year ago, after using Adobe software for many years. How has the change affected my photography and what do I think of the software?

Note that if you haven’t read my initial review or first impressions, you’d better do that first :-). In that post, I explained how I loved Capture One for editing, but had some issues with the organizing side of things, felt there were too many bugs and that the solution had some serious performance issues. I still love it for editing, and I’ve found good ways…

Helios-44 is a series of standard lenses for SLR cameras, produced in the Soviet Union by KMZ, MMZ, Jupiter from 1958 until 1999; it is considered to be one of the most mass-produced lenses in the world.



I’ve had the Helios 44M 58mm f/2 lens for a few years now, but used it very little. Back when I had the Panasonic GH5 I didn’t have the money to buy expensive glass right away, the big thing among videographers on YouTube was using vintage glass with adapters. So I bought a few adapters, some Canon FD lenses, and soon…


I use Capture One 20 to edit all my photos, both my old ones taken with Nikon D70, Nikon D90, Panasonic G7/GH5, and Sony A7II and glorious new photos taken with my Fuji cameras.

Capture One has a special Fuji version, which is cheaper and only works with Fuji cameras. They offer a similar version for Sony. I own a full license for the Capture One Pro 20, which handles all cameras, paid once, but they also offer a subscription-based version, similar to Lightroom.

After years with Lightroom — why change?

In mid-2019 my Lightroom catalog contained approx. 350.000…

After Stavanger, we left for Karmøy, Åkrehamn to be specific. Åkrehamn was named The Most Beautiful Beach of Norway, back in 2014. We stayed in a small house we rented on airbnb. It was very cozy & had everything we needed.

A few minutes walking takes you down to the beach.

Lindesnes fyr (fyr being Norwegian for lighthouse) is the southernmost point of Norway and a very popular tourist attraction.

This is a review, or perhaps more of a practical, first impression, non-technical summary using the Fujinon 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 R LM OIS lens on holiday. Reviews and further reading are listed at the end.

I’ve been warned several times, by different people, mostly people who earn money as photographers, that superzooms are the worst thing ever and must be avoided at all costs. When using the Panasonic GH5 I bought a 14–140mm (equivalent to 28–280mm in 35mm terms) lens with image stabilization and soon realized that it was my most used lens, mainly because of the versatility of the wide…

In this post, I briefly touch on the problems using the XF 56mm f/1.2 in low light scenarios. The cover photo was taken using this lens at 1/125s, 2500 ISO — wide open.

Before I even got deep into the Fujiverse I was intrigued by the Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 — the magic lens from Fuji. Previously I used Sony A7II for a brief period and bought the Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 which for me was a terrific lens with great bokeh. The 56mm f/1.2 was Fuji’s closest alternative and soon made it into my list of wanted gear.


One of the things that some Fuji shooters love is the Fuji film simulations included in the Fuji cameras. Remember that Fuji was originally a company producing old school film for analog cameras, hence the name Fujifilm. Some of these film stocks are available as film simulations, such as Acros, Classic Chrome, Velvia, Provia, Astia, Pro Neg, and recently Classic Neg. To get a better understanding of these simulations read this article.

But Fuji users have also gone to great lengths to simulate other film stocks, such as Kodachrome. They call these custom film simulations recipes and there are quite…

Thomas Weholt

A vegan Fujifan photographer. Follow me at Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/thomaspresentererno/ or read my articles over at weholt.org.

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