Addendum to the "Motorsport shooting" post

Addendum to the "Motorsport shooting" post

Following on the blog post about using mirrorless cameras for motor-sports shooting, I have received a series of photos, plus a brief report, from my good friend and colleague Nikos Vitsilakis.

He used the Fuji X-T1 to shoot this series of pictures. He utilized the Zone Tracking AF mode to catch the action. The surprising element was his use of lens: the venerable 60mm f/2.4 macro. In other words, perhaps the slowest focusing lens in the Fuji ecosystem!

Nevertheless, as you can see, results were more than appropriate. Nikos is a journalist and photographer specializing in auto and moto related themes, and has a very long experience in this field.  Once again it becomes evident it's not what you use, but how well you know your subject. His point of view is that you need a camera system able to catch the heart of the action without serious compromise; after that, you only have to select the shots you need. As you can see, in this case, selection would be rather easy for, say, an editorial article.

All photographs are totally un-processed, as they came out of the camera (JPEGs). Many thanks to Nikos for the contribution; I hope this goes to strengthen the opinion that you need not worry about using one of the latest generation mirrorless cameras for action and sports photography.

Samyang 100mm ED UMC f/2.8 macro

Samyang 100mm ED UMC f/2.8 macro

Essay: Fun with the Raynox DCR-250, a flashgun and some plant life

Essay: Fun with the Raynox DCR-250, a flashgun and some plant life

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