Edinburgh at F/1.2 and X lineup

March 18, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

So, last Thursday the 13th my project moved to the amazing city of Edinburgh.

It was my first visit to Edinburgh and I truly did not expect it to get under my skin the way it did!

The people, the architecture and overall feel captured my heart. I will definately be going back and may even consider a prolonged stay.

I took the full compliment of Fuji X goodness but the XE-2 and 56mm F/1.2 shone once again.

This combo just cuts through the night like a guided missile. Even though the F/1.2 is a large lens (in relation to many of the Fuji X lenses) it is neither a chore or issue to carry and shoot with. Indeed I calculated I walked close to 22 miles or so the four days I shot there. I always carried the XE-2 fitted with the 56mm and X100s/X Pro1 + 35mm F/1.4

Focus is unnervingly accurate, speed is excellent and contrast/rendition of scene is superb. This is truly one fantastic and inspiring tool to use.

So here are a few of the rough outtakes. I have not long returned home and not had chance to process so these are straight out of camera jpegs.

 

XE-2 56mm F/1.2, iso 800, 1/75, F/1.2

 

XE-2, 56mm F/1.2, iso 1600, 1/60, F/1.2

 

XE-2 , 56mm F/1.2, iso 1600, 1/60, F/1.2

 

XE-2, 56mm F/1.2, iso 1250, 1/60, F/1.2

 

XE-2, 56mm F/1.2, iso 1250, 1/60, F/1.2

 

XE-2, 56mm F/1.2, iso 1250, 1/60, F/1.2

 

XE-2, 56mm F/1.2, iso 800, 1/200, F/1.2

 

The low noise, excellent low light ability of the XE-2 never ceases to amaze me, pair it with the F/1.2 and you have a nocturnal capture machine !


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