In the water with Fuji



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.





A Format Advantage?


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 •••



••• Hawaii •••




••• Abu Dhabi Mosque •••