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Surf's Up

Surfer
Surfer

I shoot with a Fuji X-T1 as my primary camera now. I love this camera for the weight (if nothing else). I owned Canon and Nikon before this camera. I still own a lot of Nikon lenses, so I picked up a cheap Nikon to Fuji X mount adapter for it. Using this adapter, you give up auto focus. With focus peaking on the Fuji, I don't mind giving it up. I recently picked up a Nikon 300mm F/4 ED-IS lens for it. The shot above is the second shot I have even taken with this lens. I need practice, but what a lens / camera combo. On JPG high burst, I'd put this up against most set ups in this class. Would I shoot pro football with it? Not sure, but I would love to try :)  


Trailpix
Trailpix

It was daylight, so I really didn't need a tripod, but on an upcoming trip I want to pack really light. We are going for a canoe trip down the Colorado river, so I need something very versatile. I picked up a TrailPix. The TrailPix will allow me to convert my hiking poles into a small tripod. It's stable enough to work (a 2 second delay after pushing the shutter release stopped the shake) without adding a ton of weight. I was rugged enough to hold the Fuji X-T1 with the 300mm lens on it (about as much weigh as I would ever put on it). I would still use my heavier duty Induro or my Benro Travel flat tripod (great for packing in a suitcase).

You can see how far I am away from the beach. My guess is at least 100 yards.