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Fuji Showcase 50-140mm f/2.8 OIS WR XF

mnscott

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Oct 20, 2013
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A couple of shots from a local zoo visit, plus one extra. X-T1 and 50-140/2.8. I like how images pop with this lens.

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This one was shot through some very unpleasant plexiglass. I recovered it as best I could in post processing.
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Finally one from our own "zoo" - our Keeshond Sammy enjoying his favorite season.
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So, I went up to the track today and shot go-kart racing at the Tour de Charity event held my Sonoma Raceway's Simracing group. Fun to see some friends again and try out the Fuji XF 50-140 f/2.8 on some karting action! Shot these in Continuous High Speed Drive and Continuous AF mode with the X-T1. My shutter speed here was ranging from 1/320th to 1/400th of a second. Note the tires are nicely blurred out to convey a sense of speed.

Needless to say, I am purdy dang happy with this lens...it's image quality is absolutely gorgeous.

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This is Maggie Simms. She is probably about 18 or 19 years old, has purple hair and is REALLY fast! One of the top three times of the day.
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This is "Fast Jack" Beckman, Pro NHRA Drag Racer and one of the nicest persons you could hope to meet. Pretty dang good karter, too.
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Look at that image quality...yeesh!
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NHRA Pro Drag Racer Ron Capps, also an incredibly nice guy, won the King of the Track trophy.
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15 year old Milas Mills...this kid is just stupid fast, clocking 1:03s consistently. Needless to say, he was the fastest karter of the day (and at last year's event, too.)
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One of the guys in the Main Event.
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I pushed the lens pretty hard, doing closing shots, panning shots, closing panning shots, and going-away shots. It performed pretty well for a mirrorless camera that does not have a dedicated AI servo autofocus subsystem.
Jack Beckman in a "going-away" shot
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Here is another side panning shot.
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Here Maggie is on the power in a closing panning shot.
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And of course, there was some nice dueling along the way...
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Who says you can't shoot peak action sports with a mirrorless camera? ;)

All in all, extremely pleased with this lens; the image qualiity is stunning and the performance of the lens is impressive.
 
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