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A day in Georgetown with the Fuji X-E1 | Mark Hilliard

A day in Georgetown with the Fuji X-E1 | Mark Hilliard | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


I spent last Sunday in Georgetown, SC.  I had a gallery change out in a gallery that I am a member of (Co-Op).  The change out only took about an hour so I decided to take the rest of the day to scout new locations and just shoot! There are several places there that I love to visit.  As you drive North on Front Street out of the Down Town area you start passing several side streets on the right.  Each of these leads to a marina with several Shrimp Boats (and in 1 case many!).  I like walking around the docks and working each group of boats then moving in closer and doing detail images. These vessels are not long to be with us so if you have the chance to visit and photograph them you should youmake it a priority to do so! The choice between Color and B&W is a tough one for most photographers.  For me, I like B&W much better but I will porcess both for each and every image that I take.  So I will have the choice as to what I eventually use readily on hand! I do not normally shoot intentional lens flair but for this image I composed the image with it in mind! This generated such a perfect series of light beams that they were visible in front of the boats cabin door! Again, the choice between Color and B&W was a no brainer for me! ....

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Fuji X Pro 1 and the Soligor MC C/D 70-300mm f/3.8 FD Lens | Mark Hilliard

Fuji X Pro 1 and the Soligor MC C/D 70-300mm f/3.8 FD Lens | Mark Hilliard | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


These three old shrimp boats were in the boat graveyard in Georgetown, SC. The trouble is that they are just too far away to capture with any of the Fuji Lenses. I have several other 3rd party lenses like the CV 12mm and 75mm f/1.8 but even the latter is just not long enough. A friend dropped by my gallery last month and gave me a bunch of old Canon FD/FX lenses and one of them was the Soligor MC C/D 70-300mm f/3.8 FD Lens. This is a big lens, about 10 inches long closed and 13 inches zoomed out to 300mm. It is a push pull design and surprisingly, clean of dust for a lens so old! It is an amazingly smooth and sharp lens and a real pleasure to use. One of the problems with the Fuji is that there are currently no long lenses out there. Normally, this doesn’t bother me too much but once in a while I need the reach! I am always keeping my eyes open for longer lenses hence the CV 75mm f/1.8 and the Soligor 70-300. I also have a Canon 70-200 on the way from Roberts Camera which cost me $49.00. I had to spend the day in Georgetown today so I decided to bring this lens along and give it a try! This lens was designed to be the Canon L glass killer back in the day of FD/FX lenses. It is amazingly sharp. Now that the X Pro 1 2.0 firmware is here manual focusing is EASY and SHARP! When in focus the details just jump out at you. I had a FD/FX to Fuji adapter on hand and after fussing with it and discovering that you had to adjust the position of the aperture lever inside the lens then mount the adapter I was in business! As I said, focus is amazingly easy. The glass is sharp and the combo works very good. If you can find this lens out there in net land grab it, but I have NEVER seen one and searching online does not even turn them up!

 

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