A few months ago I purchased the Fujinon 50- 140mm F/2.8, but it wasn’t until a recent trip that I got to run it through it’s paces, actual shooting conditions on the beach in Cabarete or the nearby surfing beach ‘El Encuentro’ . Cabarete is located on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, east of the airport of Puerto Plata. It is one of handful of top spots where you can surf, wind & kite-surf, all within a short stretch of coastline.
Before I switched to the Fuji X-T model line I used the canon 70-200 f/2.8 and the more compact 70-200 f/4 IS. The later I acquired after years of owning the 2.8 version and noticing, that I left it due to the weight more and more at home. Both where sharp, although the f/4 version was markedly sharper. I loved that light f/4 lens and I wanted something similar for my Fuji camera set up…
A wile back I wrote a review about the C50i tripod also from Rollei. With the start of the backpacking/ hiking and biking season I was looking around for an even lighter and more compact table tripod, something slightly sturdier than a Gorilla Pod. I own a Gorilla Pod and it has it’s uses too.
When I bought the Rollei C50i, I purchased the item on impulse, at the time that tripod was on discount. I ended up using it regularly and enjoyed it’s attributes and that led me to writing a review at the time. Rollei C50i.
A few days ago I had the chance to test my recently acquired Fuji XT-2 in a ‘Environmental’ Portrait session. I was curious to see, how the camera would respond and feel during the actual shooting and I wanted to see the quality and the dynamic range the final images would display.
It took time to get my own Fuji XT-2, I ordered one late November of 2016 and by the end of the year I still had no Idea when I would get my hands one one. Reason: Backorder…
Anyway by early February I finally held one in my hands and got to do a bit of personal testing/ exploring. Reading lot’s of reviews did prepare me in a rudimentary way of what the camera has to offer, but in order to learn to use it, I needed to take it out and shoot with it.
I am thinking about what has inspired me most in recent weeks about photography. Which piece of gear that has helped me to stay inspired in photography in recent weeks?
Well it’s 2 pieces of gear really. The NikCollection as in a software standalone and plugin for Lightroom and Photoshop and a 0.9 and a 3.0 Neutral Density (ND) filter.
The ‘Nik Collection’ you can download for free, it has awesome presets for processing color and black and white images, giving images some extra punch and or converting them to powerful black and white images.