Capturing Droplets with Fuji X-T1

April 20, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

The rain ending, I was bored and looked outside to see the rain gutter dripping. I decided to do some “high speed” photography and grabbed my Fuji X-T1 with the XF 50-140. I set my camera:

  • Shutter 1/8000 (mechanical)
  • Aperture 2.8
  • Zoom racked out to 140mm
  • Automatic white balance
  • Stovia simulation
  • JPEG fine/square
  • Color, sharpness, shadow and high light tone all “0”
  • Single point autofocus
  • Continuous focus
  • Continuous frame rate high (CH)
  • High Performance mode ON

The only variable was ISO. I tripped the shutter, this image being one result.

A few more images can be seen in this gallery:

The first four were shot at ISO 200 with neighbors house as backdrop. I changed position for the last five at ISO 800 with trees providing the background.

Fuji = Action

April 20, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

If I had a nickel for every time I've heard or read "you can't shoot sports with a Fuji [insert camera model]", I would have enough to buy the X-Pro2. You can shoot sports and action with many cameras. My choice is Fuji for weight savings, operation, reliability, image quality and those lenses. With my X100S (often with the TCL-X100 attached) and my more recently acquired X-T1 coupled to the XF 50-140, I have met ALL my sports assignments. In the rain, on smoke-filled football fields, vaguely lit gymnasiums, stadiums with lights ranging from okay to gruesome and ever changing day light. No NFL, MLS, NBA, MLB or collegiate activities, just small town Texas local school sports, where Friday night football reigns supreme. Big apertures, fast shutter speeds and high ISO are the usual mainstays. Dragging the shutter sometimes works. Flash is a no-no and polite manners will usually afford the best access.

This is not a camera review. No show stopping images. Just evidence of what the Fujifilm cameras can provide.

More images can be viewed in this gallery:

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