We just returned from a couple of days in historic Roslyn. It’s a place where they filmed Northern Exposure – a television show that I’ve never seen. The weather was sunny and hot! However, we managed to do some light hiking, see the sights, eat some ice cream, and even wade in a very chilly lake.

My main lens for this excursion was the Viltrox 33mm f/1.4 lens for Fuji. It’s amazing how awesome of a lens this is for the price. It’s seriously such a good lens, that I can see it replacing my Fuji 35mm f/2 lens. The only reason that I’m still keeping the 23mm and 35mm Fuji f/2 WR lenses is that here in the Pacific Northwest, weather sealing is a must for the majority of the year. I can see using those two lenses on rainy day outings.

The other lens I used (for the lake and waterfall shots) was the 10-24mm f/4 lens. In the past, I’ve owned the 8-16mm f/2.8 lens – it’s heavy, expensive, and awkward. For well lit and dry situations, the 10-24mm lens is much more manageable and a much better deal if you can get one used or heavily rebated (like I did).

Sometimes, I just don’t feel like editing – it’s actually my least favorite part of digital photography. Fuji’s JPEGs have always been awesome, but now they’re even awesomer with the X-T4 and Classic Negative profile. The Class Negative profile seems to work best with a very warm white balance and slightly overexposed – perfect for extremely sunny days. I think the Viltrox paired with that even seem to give it a vintage look.

First, here are the photos shot with the 10-24mm and various picture presets – all are straight out of camera JPEGs:

Next, the majority of the following were shot in the new Classic Negative preset with the Viltrox 33mm f/1.4. As above, all are straight out of the camera.

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