Daily Archives: Friday, 30th Sep 2016

September 2016 Round-up

So, September has had enough and has run off to join the circus, or whatever it is departing months do. Apparently there are just three months left of 2016, who’d have thought it? Leaving aside all that nonsense, it must be time for the monthly summary: the post that saves you reading the rest of my nonsense. Though you might want to look at the pictures. Some of those are quite nice.


More movement in a downward direction…

September 1: 215.6 pounds (15 stone 5.6 pounds, 97.8 kg)
September 30: 213.3 pounds (15 stone 3.3 pounds, 96.8 kg)

That’s a not insignificant drop this month of 2.3 pounds (1kg), which isn’t bad at all.


Yes, still doing that.


Went to Wales, where I wasn’t all that active apart from the day I went to Cardiff, but I’ve had two proper walking days since I came back. Just need to do some more of that.


A slightly more active month, with this report bringing the total to 41.


Did I mention I have a new camera? Well, I’ve got a new camera.  :tigger:


Weight and Stuff Report – 30 September 2016

For reasons that may become apparent tomorrow, I did my usual weekend shopping and washing today. I even did enough of the ironing to see me through next week at work. And I may get the rest of that dome at some point over the weekend, who knows.

But the main event of today was getting my new camera. I’ve been having a play, and I’m starting to get my head around the new autofocus options. The real test will be when I take it out for a proper play…

So, here’s another early test image – this is an out of camera JPG using the Acros film simulation, which I rather like.

Tigger in mono

Tigger in mono

Camera: X-T2
Aperture: ƒ/2.8
Shutter speed: 1/15s
Focal length: 55mm
ISO: 250
Taken: 30 September, 2016

Les does the new camera happy dance

Well, it’s been three weeks since I said goodbye to my Fujifilm X-T1, leaving me without an interchangeable lens camera for the first time in a decade. While I’ve really missed having it, it did give me the opportunity to get to know the dinky little X70 a lot better, and to really appreciate what it can do. But it can’t do everything that I need, so the whole waiting thing was dragging a bit.

But yesterday, while I was enjoying myself in Sunderland, I got an email on my phone from those lovely Wex people telling me my order was in stock and would I please reply telling them when I wanted it. I immediately replied with a “as soon as you like” message, which got a “OK, with you tomorrow” response.

And so, being a bit sad like that, I kept an eye on the Parcelforce tracking site much of today. I’d arranged for it to be delivered to work (where I’m not), so the plan was to go into town when it arrived and pick it up. But I decided I’d go in anyway, wander around a bit and be ready as soon as the tracking site showed it had been delivered.  And being a bit sad like that, I kept an eye on it while I was on the bus, and woo hoo, it suddenly changed to “delivered”.  :bouncy:

So, I popped into the office, picked up my parcel and came home.

Full unboxing and reviewing stuff will follow, but for now, here’s the beast:



And before I’ve done any setting up at all, here’s the first photo taken with it:

My usual model

My usual model

Camera: X-T2
Aperture: ƒ/2.8
Shutter speed: 1/40s
Focal length: 20.6mm
ISO: 320
Taken: 30 September, 2016

Tigger insisted on being my first subject, of course  :tigger: