I believe I can fly – Fuji X-T2 and Motocross

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Michael Schaake

"My name is Michael Schaake and I’m a official Fuji X-Photographer from Bonn, Germany. As I love traveling, I concentrate on landscape, nature and street photography. The challenge of discovering the world through a lens also nurtures and changes my everyday perception of objects."

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We photographers often stay to long in our comfort zone.

In my case this means photographing landscapes and wildlife.

But leaving the comfort zone and shooting something we normally don’t often has very positive effects on our overall photographic capabilities.

I went out to a motocross race the other day to get even more familiar with the new AF system the new Fuji X-T2 offers.

After the dogs this was the second chance to test the new AF system and see how it performs.

For motocross I choose to set the AF-tracking to option 4, suddenly appearing subjects:

I shot mostly wide open with Auto-ISO and manually set the shutter between 1/250 – 1/1000.

When shooting with 1/1000 I switched the OIS off, otherwise I left it on.

I took 3 lenses with me: XF 100-400, XF 55-200, XF 18-135.

The 100-400, being the fastest AF lens, was a joy to use.

The two other lenses performed very well too, even if the AF performance of e.g. the 55-200 is told to be quite slow. But together with the X-T2 the results were really very good.

All shots are handheld!

All I can say is that I am very impressed with the results!

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Hello neighbour

To show you how fast they were moving I took some videos in 4K with the X-T2 (handheld).

Please switch to 4K to see the full resolution!




Shooting a long sequence…all in focus.

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Ending it with another sequence from which i tried to make a panorama.

Thanks for reading!

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