Castle Combe

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Iansky, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    I was at Castle Combe yesterday despite the threat of rain (arrived as we left).

    The intention was to see how the X-Pro2 + 100-400 performed at the track and be happy with the AF Tracking capability..................I am, very happy.

    These are some of the images from yesterday.

    Castle Combe 2. Castle Combe 5. Castle Combe 8. Castle Combe 14. Castle Combe 18. Castle Combe 22. Castle Combe 24. Castle Combe 25.
     
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  2. Lumens

    Lumens FujiXspot Regular

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    May 21, 2015
    WOW! I keep convincing myself I don't need the 100-400 because of the cost, then I keep seeing awesome photos like these and the GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) kicks in again. Great job catching the vehicles in motion, by the way. It's not just the lens its the photographer as well.
     
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  3. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    Thanks Lumens,

    Castle Combe is a great circuit that offers some good vantage points and even though it was not too bright (not too contrasty) it allowed easy hand holding with most images shot at f8. It is a stunning lens and if you are considering I would recommend getting the lens + 1.4 convertor £1499 which works out a better deal than buying the lens on it's own ( even with the £120 rebate) then buying the 1.4 convertor.

    Good luck in the decision and this is one occasion where GAS is definitely justified and worth going for!
     
  4. SnapperJ

    SnapperJ New to FujiXspot

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    Jul 6, 2016
    Very nice pic's. You have done a great job. The quality is quite obvious, great lens.
     
  5. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    Thanks Snapper - it is a real winner that Fuji has delivered!
     
  6. tomO2013

    tomO2013 FujiXspot Regular

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    May 13, 2014
    Lovely images. May I ask how you developed these and if you used any noise reduction at all?
     
  7. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

    988
    Feb 1, 2013
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    Hi Tom, all processed in Lightroom working through settings in sequence, no noise reduction used and then exported as tiffs before adding a border - I do have to say that the files do not need a lot doing to them even as Raw files.