Weight and Stuff Report – 22 October 2016

Down a wee bit today…

I went to Seaham this afternoon. Well, I went to Newcastle first, to commit some acts of photography, then got a train to Seaham, where I committed some more, then got a train back again. More on all that later[1], but for now here’s one I’m quite happy with.

I was having another play with the continuous autofocus on the X-T2, with it set to the custom setting intended to track erratically moving objects, which seemed to be the best choice for birds in flight in a moderately strong breeze. I’ve got a few nicely successful captures, of which this was the most immediately appealing, as I didn’t need to crop it to show off the bird. Taken at the long end of the 50-140mm lens, with the aperture wide open at a moderate f/9 to get a reasonably short exposure and get the whole bird in focus.

Nice birdie

Nice birdie

Camera: X-T2
Aperture: ƒ/9
Shutter speed: 1/210s
Focal length: 140mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 22 October, 2016
Location: 54° 50.9887′ 0″ N 1° 20.563′ 0″ W

[1] Subject to usual tuit supply issues