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Floral Friday – Echinacea taken with the Fujifilm X-T2

As the title says Floral Friday is an echinacea flower taken the Fujifilm X-T2 which I currently have on loan from Fujifilm Australia. It is great to get to use a mirrorless.

Catching up first

I do like to use these posts to catch you up on anything that I might be doing.

Blogging

I’m wondering if blogging is really the same as it used to be, so I am considering going to 3 posts a week. I get the impression that many aren’t that interested in it anymore. There are so many other places that I am trying to spend time on so blogging is suffering. I want to keep going with it, but I also want it to be manageable. So for now the posts will be all mixed up and you will find some surprises, maybe.

Podcasting

Thank you to those that took the time to listen to my podcasts. I am working on a new one for this week and will also be starting a page for them so they are easier to find. They are fun to do and I enjoy what I can do with them.

Email List

That is going well. It is slowly increasing. After giving away the tips for long exposures, I’m now giving a tip each week for photography in the city. It is nice and so I am making them like mini blog posts. An interesting idea I hope. I need to put some other ways of joining it on here as well.

Fujifilm X-T2

As I said, I have been loaned the X-T2 from Fujifilm Australia and I am really liking it. It is different, but also so familiar. I know that probably doesn’t make sense, but it’s true. DSLRs tend to look all new and digital, but this mirrorless has aspects that are very much like old film cameras. It reminds me of my first SLR, with the shape and where all the settings are changed.

Part of the reason for borrowing the camera was one, to learn more about mirrorless, but also to use it for the Syrp time-lapse gear that I am also trying out.

Floral Friday – Echinacea taken with the Fujifilm X-T2

I was sent a 56mm lens as well and told to try it at 1.2, but I don’t really do portraits, so figured why not try it out on some flowers. You can’t get as close as I would like, but I noticed if I put my close up filter onto the lens, then I could. The echinacea below was taken with it.

A very shallow depth of field, which I don’t mind. Though I would like to try more with it.

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Further Reading

5 Tips for Macro Photography Using Lightroom

Looking at Flowers through a Macro Lens

Floral Friday – A few flowers from the garden

4 Responses

  1. Hi, Luanne. I feel the same way about the X-T2. It looks and feels familiar–in terms of the classic styling, but it also has many advanced “modern” features, which set it apart. I like that it’s a bit smaller and lighter than my Canon 70D. Your shot is beautiful! Hope all’s well with you.

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