A Couple of Recent Fuji X shoots

September 23, 2015  •  1 Comment

I recently got asked to assist as a second shooter at a wedding a friend of mine was shooting.  I was only able to stay for a couple of hours so I wanted a simple and lightweight kit.  I took my X-T1 and X-T10 bodies with just the 50-140mm f2.8 lens and 16mm f1.4 lens in a shoulder bag.


The venue had light-coloured furnishings and walls/ceilings, plus sunlight was streaming through the windows, meaning that many of my shots would be backlit, which is a kind of lighting that I tend to like.  I chose to go with the slightly desaturated Classic Chrome look and was very happy with the way the cameras focused and rendered the sometimes difficult contrast.  The camera AF struggled on only a few shots that were really strongly backlit, but the same situation would have given a DSLR some issues too.  Here are a few of the images from my short involvement on the day.

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I was also asked to do some staff shots for a local organisation and used just the X-T1 with the 50-140mm lens, as I knew I would have to shoot outside and wanted to "knock-out" the leafy backgrounds.  I used just natural light as I needed a fairly large aperture to limit depth of field and currently there is no high speed sync flash support (please Fuji!).  The girls were great and relaxed in front of the camera so I popped them into some open shade in the sunny conditions and shot RAW and Jpg to give me a bit more latitude in adjusting exposure and making any local brush adjustments later.  


These are a couple of the images.  Again I am really happy with how the Fuji cameras are now dealing with this type of work, especially after the improvements in autofocus and now that I have a much better understanding of processing the RAW files, where I judge RAW gives me an advantage over the already great jpg output.

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Amazing photos! I did exactly the same second shooting last weekend. with the exact same gear! And stumbled upon your article today. It's definitely a system that's not sub par and suitable for weddings. Good to know someone else is doing the same.
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