First contribution for this week. More to come in the next days.
(Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18mm F2 R @ F6.4, 1/1600 sec., ISO 200)
The Originators are a Dutch Northern Soul band from the Amsterdam-Utrecht area. Actually they are one of a very limited number of live-bands working that musical field today.
Back in June I had the opportunity to see them live on stage for my very first time and thought it might be a good opportunity to check out the super-low-light-gig-shooting abilities of the X-Pro 1 and and X-T1. To cut a long story short, it was worth every penny. I mean both, the admittance for the concert as well as the big bucks I’ve spent for the photo gear during the last months. Well, as to the second point I knew that before already.
The Originators are an eleven-strong bunch of highly gifted and professional musicians and they are performing a real strong show on stage. Personally I would always classify the gig amongst my favourite top ten of the last years. So, if you have the chance go and see them, I’m sure you won’t regret. If you like, find some more information here.
Finally, for the gear-heads: hardware for the evening was Fujifilm X-Pro1 and X-T1, Fujinon XF 18mm F2, XF 35mm F1.4, XF 56mm F1.2, XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 as well as Zeiss Touit 2.8/12mm.
One thing I hate about the Fuji X-Pro1 and those razorsharp Fujinon lenses is that they will reproduce every little winkle in your face when doing selfies. They will leave no doubt about you growing older day by day. At the moment I am doing a pretty unusual job. I’m sketching storyboards for educational videos. Yes, you guess it: on paper. With pencils and erasers and those things. The deadline is close and I’m working night and day. You can see that clearly under my eyes… By now I am seriously thinking about pouring the money the job will fetch into a proper facelifting…
Fujifilm X-Pro1, Fujinon XF 18mm F2 R @ F2, 1/125 sec., ISO 800.