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Despite feeling exhausted from the intense Safari game drives  I did managed to get a few snap shots around Cape Town. Though shooting street photography with Fuji X-H1  and XF16 -55mm F2.8 lens was not ideal; it kind of reminded the time, in New York, when I had to lug around my Canon 5D mark ii and stuck our like a sore thumb.

It’s times like this when I wish I had my Fuji X-T20 and XF35mm F1.4R; nevertheless, I can’t complain about the image quality and it’s still my favourite combo for fashion/studio work.

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Despite now owning the impressive Fuji X-H1 I still find it a bit bulky for my personal work. If you remember from my original blog, what initially attracted me to the Fuji mirrorless system was it’s retro, diminutive style. So as a backup camera I invested in the Fuji X-T20. Weighing a mere 383g and only measuring 118.4 mm x 82.8 mm x 41.4 mm the X -T20 is not only considerable smaller and lighter than the X-H1, it is even more compact than my previous camera the Fuji X-T1. However, don’t let it’s size deceive you  as it boosts a lot of the same features as the Fuji X-H1, For example:

  • 24.2MP APS-C X-Trans III sensor
  • X-Processor PRO
  • 200 to 12800 ISO (100, 25600, 51200 extended values)
  • hybrid autofocus system with 91 points
  • continuous shooting speeds (8fps mechanical / 14fps e-shutter)
  • shutter speeds (1/32000s with e-shutter / 1/8000s with mechanical shutter)

The one big downside to the Fuji X-T20, however, is the fact it lacks weather sealing and is made predominately of plastic, which explains it’s light weigh. However, my new favourite lens, the Fuji 56mm F1.2 R also lacks weather sealing so attaching it to the Fuji X-H1 would make no difference whatsoever (The lack of weather sealing, especially for their lens, is something I believe Fujifilm needs to address).

Below are some examples of my work with this killer combo. All shot wide open at ƒ1.2:

ISO400 ƒ/1.2 1/850 sec Model: Thea Carley

ISO400 ƒ/1.2 1/850 sec Model: Thea Carley

ISO400 ƒ/1.2 1/250 sec Model: Thea Carley

ISO400 ƒ/1.2 1/800 sec Model: Thea Carley

ISO400 ƒ/1.2 1/950 sec Model: Thea Carley

ISO800 ƒ/1.2 1/120 sec Model: Thea Carley

ISO800 ƒ/1.2 1/90 sec Model: Thea Carley

ISO800 ƒ/1.2 1/90 sec

ISO800 ƒ/1.2 1/90 sec Model: Thea Carley

ISO800 ƒ/1.2 1/120 sec Model: Thea Carley

ISO2000 ƒ/1.2 1/150 sec Model: Thea Carley

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