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In the water with Fuji

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During an adventure race last fall, the Wilderness Traverse, I decided to try some in-water shots with my Fuji X-T1 to accentuate the paddling action during the canoeing section. I had experimented with a Dicapac WP-H10 waterproof bag with my Panasonic GH1 so I thought I’d try it out with my Fuji X-T1 and lens. The Fuji 27mm f2.8 pancake lens was the only one in my possession that fit perfectly and the photos below illustrate what I managed to capture with this combination. A wide angle would have been ideal but Fuji doesn’t produce one small enough to fit this particular bag. I’ll be experimenting with the Dicapac WP-S3 with either the Fuji 14mm f2.8 or 18mm f2 lens next.

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EquipmentPhotography

A Format Advantage?

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In 2009, a 3 week backpacking trip to Thailand forced me to rethink my photography setup. I didn’t have the space or courage to bring along my expensive and bulky DSLR equipment so I looked into the recently announced (August 2008) micro four thirds format as an alternative. The compact form factor, low cost and high image quality persuaded me to purchase a new Panasonic G1. It performed extremely well on the 21 day backpacking trip and it even traveled with me on assignment to Abu Dhabi. More recently, I purchased a GH1 to take advantage of its’ lauded video attributes and it performed flawlessly around the Hawaii islands just last year. I can’t say enough good things about this format and I hope to be evaluating some exciting new gear over the next few months. In the mean time here are some examples taken with this unique form factor.

••• Thailand •••

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••• Hawaii •••

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••• Abu Dhabi Mosque •••

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