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BBC Countryfile, Sunday, 3rd December

Discussion in 'X-T2, X-T1, X-T20, X-T10' started by Alter Ego, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. Alter Ego

    Alter Ego Premium Member

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    X-T1 or X-T2 with maybe XF 50-140 used by wildlife photographer, photographing salmon on the River Esk in Yorkshire.
     
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    I think it might of been the X-T2, we watched it too.
     
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    He mentions X-T2 and talks about technique and shutter speeds on his web site.
     
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    Yeah, I discovered his website afterwards; Glenn Kilpatrick. He’s based in Yorkshire, and specialises in photographing Whitby and the area around it.

    It was nice to a Fuji camera on screen, with the Fujifilm logo in evidence.
     
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    Look closer... No lens hood (that's just asking for low contrast images and flare) and such a dirty front element. :e says he only took up photography a couple of years ago.... it kinda shows!
     
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    Good to see on screen. Looked like to 100-400 on his X-T2, but I was puzzled by mounted the setup on a tripod using the camera body screw rather than the lens foot. I use the 100-400, and although it’s not a heavy lens, I wouldn’t have used the camera tripod mount due to he inevitable shake of such a long lens.
     
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    Please login or register to view links By the way he lives in Whitby.
     
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    Yeah your right, however nothing wrong with is images though !
     
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    Didn't see the show, but stuff on the front element, provided it's within reason, doesn't have that much of an effect on the final image. Also hoods aren't really essential. Good protection but in most lights a hand in the appropriate place does just as well. Sounds like sour grapes to me.
     
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    Just been looking at his web site. Some excellent stuff on there.
     
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    By the way Whitby, and the surrounding area, such as the Esk valley, is a photographers dream. And as for Glen, at least he's using Fuji equipment, and has never claimed to be a pro. I've walked that route on many occasions, and its just great.
     
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    Probably took them before he lost the lens hood and got the front grubby. :)

    As above neither make that much difference, esp if the light is behind you.
     
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    Hm - why do you guys begrudge that he made mit into BBC programming?
     
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    If we are going to talk about Photography and Whitby in the same breath then we really have to mention...

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    ... now he WAS a Photographer. Sorry but never used a Fuji digital camera in his life though.

    ps Whitby (for anybody that doesn't know) has very strong connections with the story of Dracula. Plus it surely has the very best Fish and Chip Restaurant in the world - the Magpie Cafe!!! Sit by one of the upstairs windows and you can see the fish being unloaded straight from the sea.
     
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    On the day he was using a X-T2 with the 100-400mm lens. If you look close, the lens shows that it has a 77mm filter. Not sure why he wasn't using the foot, but will ask him later.
     
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    It would be interesting to know why yes. It was thinking that it may be due to allowing more space around the lens to zoom in and out, so from a technique perspective (or purely from a preference perspective), it would be interesting to know. Certainly has produced some great images though, and a great spot that I wouldn’t mind visiting myself to shoot the salmon.
     
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    That's a very interesting point, because when I bought my 100-400mm lens, in my haste I had fitted my tripod directly to the body port instead of the lens foot, I very soon
    removed it when I seen the stress of the weight of the lens was having on the body !! how he's getting away with this I don't know ??
    If any of you want to try this out, my advice is "don't" !!
     

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