Fuji Fun at f1.2

Coed with Groceries, University of Texas - Austin, Texas

Coed with Groceries, University of Texas – Austin, Texas

Back in the summer, when I went to the University of Texas campus, I brought two cameras to play with. The first one, which I talked about a few days ago, was the eleven-year-old DSLR, the Olympus E-420. I produced outstanding and detail photos of an architectural gem, even though it has a modest 10MP resolution. My second camera was the Fujifilm X-T10, which I’ve talked a lot about a few months ago, and is the subject of today’s post.

On the X-T10, I attached the Fujifilm 56mm f1.2, which is traditionally a portrait lens. Of course, there’s no reason why you can’t make street photographs with it, too. I was shooting it wide-open at f1.2 to minimize the depth of field. That’s one of the reasons I got the Fuji system. With a larger than Olympus, APS-C sensor, it’s easier to make these shallow depth of field images.

Certainly, I can even go shallower with full frame and with the right lenses, but the Fuji 56mm f1.2 is no slouch. It’s equivalent to an 84mm f1.8 in full frame terms.

Technically speaking, I probably nailed the focus the best with the squirrel, which is surprising. You know how hyper those critters can be. This one was calm, probably expecting some kind of treat.

Inquisitive Squirrel, University of Texas - Austin, Texas
Studious Student, University of Texas - Austin, Texas
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Couple on Path, University of Texas - Austin, Texas

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