Project 365-2: August 2019

August was the final month of my 365 project. For this period, I chose the XF 56 (again).

These are my favorites:

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.2
  • Camera: X-T3
  • Taken: 1 August, 2019
  • Focal length: 56mm
  • ISO: 3200
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

Project 365-2: July 2019

Regarding the lenses, July 2019 was a bit more mixed-up: I used the XF 23 f/2 for the remainder of my vacation (until July 5th). For the rest of the month, I used the XF 35 f/1.4, with two exception were I used the XF 90.

These are my favorites for July:

   

 

  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Camera: X-T3
  • Taken: 13 July, 2019
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

Project 365-2: June 2019

June 2019 was another month with the XF 23 f/2. All but two pictures were taken using that lens. June encompasses the first part of my vacation to Lisbon. The lens also proved universally useful for that occasion.

My favorites for June are:

 

 

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: X-T3
  • Taken: 17 June, 2019
  • Focal length: 23mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/38s

Project 365-2: May 2019

In May 2019 I went back to the XF 23 f/2. I have definitely come to like its fast and quiet internal focusing mechanism.

My favorites for this month are:

  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Camera: X-T3
  • Taken: 1 May, 2019
  • Focal length: 23mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/300s

Project 365-2: April 2019

For the first few days of April 2019 I used again the XF 23 f/2. Then I got my new toy — the XF 90 f/2. I missed a longer focal length and I find the XC 50-230 much too slow (in terms of focusing speed as well as in terms of aperture) for an everyday use. Torn between the XF 50-140 (which I had owned a few years ago) and the XF 90 I opted for the latter because of its smaller size and its fabulous bokeh. So starting on April 5th, I used the XF 90 daily. A great lens, but more difficult to handle than the XF 56 because of its narrower field of view.

Here are my favorites:

  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Camera: X-T3
  • Taken: 1 April, 2019
  • Focal length: 23mm
  • ISO: 160
  • Shutter speed: 1/350s

Project 365-2: March 2019

March was again a month of the standard focal length of 35 mm, i.E. the XF 35 f/1.4.

My favorite shots are these:

  • Aperture: ƒ/16
  • Camera: X-T3
  • Taken: 23 March, 2019
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 160
  • Shutter speed: 1/52s

Project 365-2: February 2019

February was probably the most mixed-up month of the project. Starting with one of my most underused lenses, the XF 27, I soon decided to sell it. The external focus mechanism with its hefty movement during focusing and the lack of an aperture ring were the main reasons for that. After making the decision, I used different lenses for the remainder of the month, but mostly the XF 10-24.

 

Here is the full gallery for February 2019:

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Camera: X-T1
  • Taken: 7 February, 2019
  • Focal length: 27mm
  • ISO: 2500
  • Shutter speed: 1/52s

Project 365-2: January 2019

January was the month of the XF 14. This was quite a change compared to the XF 56 I used in December. The XF 14 is nice and small, but I in general I found the wide angle harder to work with. Obviously, it is also harder to create a bokeh effect — but not impossible due to its short minimum focus distance.

Here are my favorites for January:

    

And here is the full gallery for January 2019:

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Camera: X-T1
  • Taken: 19 January, 2019
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s

Project 365-2: December 2018

After two months with the XF 23 f/2, December 2018 was a month with a considerably narrower field of view: That of the XF 56 f/1.2. Much larger in diameter and heavier than either the XF 35 or the XF 23 f/2, this lens is still fairly good to handle. Its optical characteristics are stunning. A maximum aperture of f/1.2 allows for a very narrow depth of field. Stepped down it handles direct sunlight well. I like that field of view and the slight compression effect of the 56 mm focal length.

My favorites for December are:

       

Here is the full set of pictures for December 2018:

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.2
  • Camera: X-T1
  • Taken: 29 December, 2018
  • Focal length: 56mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/1700s

Project 365-2: November 2018

November 2018 was the second month dedicated to the Fujinon XF 23/f2.0, this time with three exceptions, where I chose photos made with other lenses. This includes one of my favorites of that month:

I made that photo after my train was cancelled and thus having some unexpected free time. The sun was shining through a break in the clouds and a nice warm light was reflected by the rails. The XF 56 produces a nice star effect when stepped down.

Have a look at the full gallery of November 2018:

  • Aperture: ƒ/16
  • Camera: X-T1
  • Taken: 8 November, 2018
  • Focal length: 56mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/220s