My Fuji Journey part 2

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in Equipment | 0 comments

My Fuji Journey part 2

In a previous blog post I wrote about my decision to move from Canon to Fuji (Fuji X-T1: An exciting new beginning).  Part of the reason for moving to Fuji is that in January this year Fuji announced the 100-400mm lens, prior to this the longest focal length was 200mm.  To fill the frame whilst doing surf and bird photography this lens would be required and prior to the announcement I thought the move to Fuji would be a ways off.

The other factor that tipped me sooner was the rumor and confirmation of the rumor by local retail staff that the X-T2 is expected to be announced in June with a July release.  The announcement has only just occurred with a late August release is anticipated, I have my pre-order in for this camera already.  The reason for the Fuji X-T2 is my love of Infrared Photography, and I need a second camera that is capable of Infrared.  So once I have the new Fuji X-T2, I will be getting my Fuji X-T1 converted to capture Infrared images.

Over the last few months I have managed to purchase more lenses for the Fuji to provide with similar focal lengths to what I had with Canon.  The first lens I decided on was the 10-24mm, this lens I love using for my landscape images, it provides a great angle of view.  The first week I purchased it I managed to organise a sunrise outing with a friend to put it to the test.

Beachmere Sunrise with Photographer by Tony White Fuji X-T1 ISO 200, 10mm F/11 @ 17sec

Beachmere Sunrise with Photographer by Tony White Fuji X-T1 ISO 200, 10mm F/11 @ 17sec

We had a good morning exploring Beachmere and I enjoyed using the new lens to capture these images

Sunrise Beachmere by Tony White Fuji X-T1 ISO 200, 24mm F/11 @ 20sec

Sunrise Beachmere by Tony White Fuji X-T1 ISO 200, 24mm F/11 @ 20sec

Above is my favourite image from that outing.  The lens is wonderfully light, weighing only 410 grams and has image stabilisation.  Most importantly like all of the Fuji lenses the images it allows me to capture are amazingly sharp. I highly recommend this lens if you enjoy doing wide-angle images.

The next lens I procured was the 16-55mm, this lens is one of the heavier lenses at 657 grams.  But it is a lens that lives on my camera much of the time.

QPAC by Tony White Fuji X-T1 ISO 200, 10mm F/4.0 @ 140sec

QPAC by Tony White Fuji X-T1 ISO 200, 10mm F/4.0 @ 1/140sec

The above image I captured whilst heading from the train to the bus on my way to work, the cloud movement was added after the fact.

Orchids by Tony White Fuji X-T1 ISO 200, 36.5mm F/2.8 @ 1/950sec

Orchids by Tony White Fuji X-T1 ISO 200, 36.5mm F/2.8 @ 1/950sec

I captured the above image whilst wandering around the markets at Eagle Farm with my camera.

Blue Agave by Tony White Fuji X-T1 ISO 200, 10mm F/14 @ 1/40sec

Blue Agave by Tony White Fuji X-T1 ISO 200, 10mm F/14 @ 1/40sec

For the moment this lens helps with my macro, the above image I captured whilst exploring the Mt Coot-Tha Botanic Gardens on a recent Macro Workshop we ran.

The next lens I have procured is the lens I mentioned at the start, the 100-400mm, but I will cover that lens in a future article.

 

Tony White is an Australian based photographer with 15 years experience. A regular contributor to international competitions, Tony has been awarded honours from the Australian Photographic Society as well as International bodies.  Tony enjoys the technical as well as creative side of photography and has a great passion to share his knowledge and experience.  Tony helped to launch OzLight Photo Adventures (www.ozlightphoto.com) providing courses and practical workshops in all aspects of photography.

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