A recent business trip took photographer and social marketer Alex Sopchak down to Miami to see the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship race, giving him the chance to put his faithful Fujifilm X-T10 to the test! The two lenses he decided to use were the XF 16mm (for environmental shots of the pit road and shooting into the pit boxes) and the original 35mm f/1.4 (for portraits and cars) and the results are quite impressive, despite the fact that he didn’t have a longer lens to track the cars.
One interesting comment he makes is about the usefulness of Fuji’s in-camera JPG engine. He states:
“Since we were live-tweeting, the fact that Fuji gets the JPEGs right in-camera was a massive time-saver for me. … Couple that with the ability to send images right to my phone, and I was able to get very timely photos up.”
It is great to see that, despite the reputation of the AF system, photographers are feeling more and more confident about using Fujifilm cameras for fast action and sports. They may not be perfect, but photographers like Alex show that the job can be done!