Thursday, January 23, 2014

Winter, cold, snow - who needs the weather sealed X-T1? Fujifilm X-Pro1 in cold weather

Living in Norway, I'm used to all kinds of weather. Rain, snow, tough winds and storms. Sometimes plus 25-30 degrees celcius in the summer, and down to minus 30 degrees celcius in the winter. So - I'm waiting in big anticipation for the upcomping Fujfilm X-T1 with its weather sealed body. My biggest concern is that it seems very small. I like the size of the X-Pro1. But, being weather sealed is a big plus. For now we only know of one weather sealed lens, the 18-135mm zoom, so perhaps I will wait a bit longer than the mid February release.

Anyway - who says I have to wait? Today it was minus 18 degrees celcius, snow and wind - and my Fujifilm X-pro1 with the XF14mm f/2.8 and XF 35mm f/1.4 performed flawlessly!

The above pictures is from Sør Fron Kyrkje (church) in Gudbrandsdalen.

The pictures below is from Ringebu stavkirke (stave church). You can read about the Norwegian medieval wooden stave churches here which are located in different places around in Norway. Ringebu stave church is first mentioned in 1270 although it could be older.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Finally some winter shots! Fujifilm X-Pro and X100s

Finally we got a little bit of snow, not enough to go skiing though. But it brightens up the landscape a little bit. Today it was -7 degrees celcius, but the cold wind from the sea made it feel much colder. My "model" for the day was my wife of course. We spent some time outdoors, at Mærrapanna near Fredrikstad. A nice place to go swimming in the summer... in the winter? Well, a cup of hot chocolate always helps...But it's a strange thought that in six months time we will go for a swin here. The sun is visible this south in Norway the whole winter, but it stays pretty low on the horizon. Today sunrise was at 9:02 and sunset was at 15:47. At the darkest day, 21. desember it was rising at 09:12 and setting at 15:17... Still, no reason to complain, go north in Norway and you won't see the sun at all in the winter. 

The first picture is from the Fujfilm X100s, and the rest is with the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and the XF 14mm lens. 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Fireworks on new years eve! With Fujifilm X-Pro1 and XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4.0

At midnight I had my Fujifilm X-Pro1 ready with the XF 18-55mm mounted, ISO 200, aperture between f/13 and f/16, shutter speed between 5 and 10 seconds. Mounted on a Benro tripod of course. And these are some of the shots I got. Not exactly the firworks seen in Sydney or other major cities around the world.. but these are from my small home town. :D Happy new year!