One of the readers of my blog has pointed out that I haven’t wrote about using XF 80mm f/2.8 Macro for infrared photography. Well, in infrared I take landscapes and for landscapes I prefer wide angle lenses. But inspired by the inquiry, I decided to give this lens a try.
A two-day trip to Białowieża. This time I could take some more equipment, but I was wondering if there would be an opportunity to use it, because again it was a business trip, so first work, and pictures only if there is a spare time. That’s why I again took the XF 18-135mm as the only lens, hooked to X-H1.
Lately I travel in the business much and the camera becomes my handy notebook. And it was the same this time. Fujifilm X-T3 and Fujinon XF 18-135mm – luggage limitations forced me to take only one, lightweight body and one universal lens. On the video and pictures, you can see Sopot.
Today I had no inspiration to make new crystals, so I just went to the backyard garden. And there is a wild rose mad. Authentically crazy – shoots 2 – 3 meters long, shooting on all sides – we laugh that it competes with nearby spruce 🙂 But I must say, that it beautifully blooms – it is all in small, but beautiful and fragrant flowers.
Fujifilm X-H1 + XF 80mm Macro + two Nissin flashes, controlled in TTL with Nissin Air 1.
A sunny, festive afternoon, it became an excuse to test the Fujifilm XF 18-135 lens for infrared photography. I took this lens on Fujifilm X-T1 IR and went to the banks of Vistula river. Unfortunately, as you can see below, this lens is completely unsuitable for infrared photography in color, and this is due to the tragic hot spot, which practically makes it impossible to control the color. Therefore, apart from the first two photos, I processed the rest in black and white. And still my lenses for infrared photography, remain 23mm f / 2 and 35mm f / 2.
Gloomy, rainy weather, X-H1 in my hand and the XF 16-55 on it.
No, I don’t have the X-H2. But I have been waiting for it, and expect to see it on the market in 2020. I will buy it as soon as possible, but there is one “but”: it must be significantly better in any aspect than the X-H1 – in other case replacement of X-H1 with X-H2 would make no sense at all. So what is enough important to me to trigger the replacement?
Or: did X-H1 stop making photo, because there are Nikon Z7/Z6, Canon EOS-R, Sony A7III i Fujifilm X-T3 on the market?
Year 2014: X-T1 appears on the market. Year 2016: on the market appears the successor of the X-T1, the X-T2. Year 2018: X-T3 comes. Do you see the regularity? Every two years a new pro body.