Weight and Stuff Report – 1 October 2016

Up by the teeniest amount today., ho hum, heigh ho, and all that.

Today was the annual Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk, which is always a Good Thing. For a short time, it looked like I would either have to miss it, or at least miss part of it, but the thing that would have caused that turned out not to take any time at all, and so I made it to the starting point just in time. Organiser Nigel did his usual excellent job (and we managed to keep most people together this time, more or less, give or take) and a pleasant walk was had.

It was, of course, my first time out with my new Fujifilm X-T2, and was an ideal opportunity to start getting to know it. Lots of photos taken, some which need some work, which will happen later, but for now here are some that didn’t need much (if any) work. The black and white ones are again using the Acros film simulation (with the red filter option for any detail-obsessed Fuji-using readers).

This friendly face can be found at Newcastle Central Station, but I’m not telling you exactly where, so there:

Station Face

Station Face

Camera: X-T2
Aperture: ƒ/2.8
Shutter speed: 1/300s
Focal length: 140mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 1 October, 2016

It’s been years since I photographed the statue of Basil Hume:

Hume

Hume

Camera: X-T2
Aperture: ƒ/2.8
Shutter speed: 1/3000s
Focal length: 55mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 1 October, 2016

These clouds didn’t look anything like as dramatic in colour:

Approaching Storm

Approaching Storm

Camera: X-T2
Aperture: ƒ/4
Shutter speed: 1/7500s
Focal length: 50mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 1 October, 2016

So, i think the X-T2 did pretty well on its first day. And it looks like the battery life may be slightly better than the X-T1. I was actively using the camera for around three hours – not just taking photographs and previewing them, but fiddling with menus a lot more than usual. With the X-T1, I’d have expected to change the battery twice in those circumstances. With the grip fitted, the camera drained one of the external batteries and the second is showing as roughly half-way to empty. Which does confirm that getting the grip was a good plan, quite apart from the improved handling in portrait orientation.

More photos and muttering about the camera will follow…

3 thoughts on “Weight and Stuff Report – 1 October 2016

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  2. alf stone

    I know where your “friendly face” is and there is at least one other who is not so obvious in the same vicinity. I took a photograph of it and the guy who was running the coffee stall below it said he had never noticed before. In Newcastle always look up.

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