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  1. Robert
    November 9, 2020 @ 1:17 pm

    Really cool photos and something completely out of my area of expertise/photography. Love the colours and tones. More so just the overal feel! Hope you share more here!

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  2. Mary shaw
    March 4, 2021 @ 11:50 pm

    Well done

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  3. Jim Finley
    February 8, 2022 @ 11:48 am

    Lovely post. Can feel your passion coming through here in your images and words. I’m thinking of upgrading from a canon 7dii to a Fuji but wasn’t sure how it would do in the fast paced performance element of surfing. Is it good for that type of photography or would something else be more suited?

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    • Lou
      February 10, 2022 @ 12:47 am

      Hi Jim,

      Thanks so much for stopping by and reading, and thanks for the kind words.

      I can’t speak for a comparison of other systems but I can speak of my experience transitioning from Canon to Fujifilm and my experience photographing surfers / capturing movement over the years. I believe Fujifilm is perfect for this type of photography because it’s constantly surprising me with the quality of image. When I first switched to the mirrorless system, I struggled to achieve the focus I wanted. I did some google searching and found this is common when switching from DSLR to mirrorless, so know that this is common. With practice and becoming familiar with the system, I’ve now never achieved such exquisite quality of image. I shoot on AF-C set 2 mode, but there are a number you can try out to see which one creates the effect you want. The AF system on the X Series cameras covers a large percentage of the frame. Combine this with bursts of up to 15FPS when using mechanical shutter the camera (X-T4) is very capable in environments where speed is a determining factor. I understand that continuous burst shooting will be continually supported and developed as the technology and market progresses.

      There’s also flexibility with lens availability, given the Fuji system is so lightweight compared to the likes of a Canon system, it provides a more comfortable shooting experience especially in surf environments where you’re utilising big and often heavier zoom lenses. I have the 100-400mm. Where photographers with full frame systems would require a 600mm lens, due to the cropped sensor on the X system, you can achieve the same zoom with less bulky gear.

      I’ve attached an image example, and I will endeavour to put a piece of content together on my website blog to highlight this feature as well with more images of surfers which I have captured as I realise now I have not included any in this article. I’d also recommend checking out Russell Ord who shoots Fuji in the water and is a huge inspiration!

      Feel free to keep in touch if you have any more questions!

      Cheers,
      Lou

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