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Weight and Stuff Report – 27 March 2017

Weight: 242.2 pounds (17 stone 4.2 pounds, 109.9 kg)
Steps taken: 2,132

Up a wee bit today

Here’s a sign of something. A sign of hideous abuse of apostrophes in Wearside. On a sign, even!

Apostrophe Abuse!

Apostrophe Abuse!

Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/9
Shutter speed 1/180s
Focal length 25.7mm
ISO 200
Taken 12:24, 25 March, 2017
Location 54° 54.9346′ 0″ N 1° 24.3944′ 0″ W

Weight and Stuff Report – 26 March 2017

Weight: 242 pounds (17 stone 4 pounds, 109.8 kg)
Steps taken: 6,642

Up again today in the usual alternating way…

Despite the dreadful ordeal of the clocks going forward and dragging us all kicking and screaming[1] into what is amusingly known as British Summer Time, I was awake and up and about quite early. And as it was another nice day, I decided a trip to Tynemouth Priory was called for, so that’s where I went. I spent over an hour wandering around and committing random acts of photography, including this:



Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/2.8
Shutter speed 1/550s
Focal length 29.2mm
ISO 200
Taken 12:25, 26 March, 2017
Location 55° 1.0669′ 0″ N 1° 25.0904′ 0″ W

More to follow, including some which are less obscure.

[1] Possible exaggeration for dramatic porpoises

Weight and Stuff Report – 25 March 2017

Weight: 240.6 pounds (17 stone 2.6 pounds, 109.1 kg)
Steps taken: 9,364

Oooooh, down again today, how exciting…

Having done the shopping earlier than usual, I took myself out to Sunderland today. Not into the city, but along the banks of the River Wear, where I saw some old bridges and got a view of one that’s under construction. Photos will appear over the next few days, but before all the bridges and things, I was concerned to see that the Martian War Machine is still lurking there:

Martian War Machine (or not)

Martian War Machine (or not)

Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/8
Shutter speed 1/90s
Focal length 27.4mm
ISO 200
Taken 11:41, 25 March, 2017
Location 54° 54.6253′ 0″ N 1° 23.0046′ 0″ W

Looks like its heat ray might have been offline, as it didn’t attack even when I got quite close (as you might be able to see if you look closely).

Woo, hoo, yay, Fuijfilm strike again

OK, I still haven’t done a review thingy on my Fujifilm X-T2, possibly because I’ve just been enjoying it. But even the best toys can be improved upon, and that’s exactly what Fujifilm are doing. There will be a major firmware update for the X-T2 and X-Pro2 within the next week or so which will make various improvements, many of which are things that users have been asking for, including some I’m quite keen to have:

  • Adding copyright data in the camera, so you don’t need to add it in software
  • Giving names to Custom Settings – which means I might finally use them (I would never remember what settings I’d added to sets 1, 2, 3, etc. Names are good.
  • AE bracketing up from three frames to nine – great for HDR fun and games
  • Vertical display of menus – so when you’re shooting in portrait mode you don’t need to bend your neck to read the screen

And much more.

And just to show that they really like looking after their customers, there will be another update in May, which adds a bunch more features including tethering to a computer using Wi-Fi.

Nice, though I should mention that some of the new features will not be available on the X-Pro2 – check out the link for details.

Source: New firmware updates for FUJIFILM X-T2 and FUJIFILM X-Pro2 coming soon.

Weight and Stuff Report – 23 March 2017

Weight: 243 pounds (17 stone 5 pounds, 110.2 kg)
Steps taken: 2,616

Ooops, up again…

Here’s an old one – so old that it was taken in my pre-Fujification days. I needed to dig this out for a thingy I’m working on…

Nice texture

Nice texture

Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Aperture ƒ/4
Shutter speed 1/250s
Focal length 88mm
ISO 100
Taken 14:44, 2 March, 2013

Weight and Stuff Report – 20 March 2017

Weight: 240.6 pounds (17 stone 2.6 pounds, 109.1 kg)
Steps taken: 2,368

Aaaaaand down again today. Isn’t that exciting? No? Oh well, never mind…

This is, I believe, what is technically known as “a big boat”. But I could be mistaken…

Victorious Ace

Victorious Ace

Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/7.1
Shutter speed 1/1000s
Focal length 347mm
ISO 200
Taken 12:45, 12 March, 2017
Location 55° 2.6581′ 0″ N 1° 26.4169′ 0″ W

Weight and Stuff Report – 19 March 2017

Weight: 241.9 pounds (17 stone 3.9 pounds, 109.7 kg)
Steps taken: Very few

Back up again today, as the oscillations keep oscillating.

I had a quiet day in, doing the washing I couldn’t be bothered with yesterday, plus the ironing (including the stuff I didn’t do last weekend[1]), and caught up on the backlog of recorded TV on the TiVo. Oh, and did some work on a new project that I’m not telling you about yet[2].

I hinted yesterday that I’d bought something. I don’t buy a lot of what are known as “collectables” these days, but I couldn’t resist this. Twelfth Doctor. Guitar. Sonic shades[3].  :bouncy:

The Doctor will see you now

The Doctor will See you Now

Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/2.8
Shutter speed 1/60s
Focal length 36.5mm
ISO 640
Taken 10:33, 19 March, 2017

[1] Past me has a bad habit of doing that to present me
[2] If only because it might not go anywhere
[3] I’m the kind of Who fan who liked them