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Marrakech - street shooting with the Fuji XT1 | The Random Photographer

Marrakech - street shooting with the Fuji XT1 | The Random Photographer | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Further to my previous post on Marrakech, I ended up having to shoot at waist level with the XT1 and get what I could. I use the MHG-XT (large) hand grip with the XT1, it's not a battery grip but it makes the handling much more like a DSLR but without the extra bulk. It also means that when shooting at waist level I can grip the camera and have my thumb resting on the shutter button. Using the neck strap I can have the camera hanging down near my waist and shoot very discretely, the shutter is also so quiet that ambient street noise pretty much drowns out the shutter as it releases. I used both the 18-55mm and 10-24mm lenses, sometimes with the LCD flipped out and sometimes blind. I found the camera nailed focus no problem and I only had one shot which completely mis-focused ( even though I had the camera set to "release on focus" ), so be aware it can happen on the XT1, though it's extremely unusual in my experience. Ironically I actually liked the shot even though it is completely out of focus, it has strange dream-like quality to it, I don't know, what do you think?......

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Marrakech summer trip with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Nick Brickett

Marrakech summer trip with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Nick Brickett | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Last summer, Natalie and I took our first trip abroad together to the beautiful country of Morocco. We decided to take the break as early into the summer holidays as possible with Nat being a teacher, we wanted to avoid the usual family-packed places and find somewhere with some culture for us to explore and somewhere street photography would be good to do. Marrakech jumped out at us, so a mere 4 weeks before the term break-up we made a spur of the moment decision one evening and booked it. I tried to pack light, so I took the X-Pro1 (my main street camera at the time) and the 35mm f1.4 Fuji lens – a winning combination in most situations. Though now part of me wishes I’d taken the 18mm as well, but I like to limit myself to one lens and challenge my internal visualisation while shooting......

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Mystical Marrakech | Street Photography with Zack Arias and the X-T1 | Fujifilm Middle East

Mystical Marrakech | Street Photography with Zack Arias and the X-T1 | Fujifilm Middle East | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Zack Arias spent three days in Marrakech, Morocco with the FujiFilm X-T1 and shared a few tips and tricks on getting the best out of your camera for street photography. All still images are from the FujiFilm X-T1 using the following lenses: The new 10-24mm, 27mm F2.8 Pancake lens, the 23mm F1.4 lens.

Filmed, Edited & Produced by Harun Yasin Tuna
Music by the excellent Maalam Driss Gnaoui and L'hiba (Qanoun Player)

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X-E1 is a great tool for street photography (images from Marrakech) | Marcus Beard

X-E1 is a great tool for street photography (images from Marrakech) | Marcus Beard | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


I've just spent 3 days in Marrakech on a business trip, and packed the Fuji X-E1 and 35mm in the hope of getting a few hours off to explore the old city. I'd been before with the 5D MkII and some lenses, but found photography very hard work owing to the local's distaste for having pictures taken. (At least some genuinely do not like it on the grounds of their religion, whilst the more tourist facing people don't mind if they are paid for having their photo taken). Like in any public place, the wielding of an SLR seems to scream "photographer" and make you conspicuous. So this time I tried with the little Fuji in my short time off (just two hours ). I found it a much better camera for this type of environment than the DSLR. I felt less embarrassed wielding a smaller camera, and it was clear to me that people were not as bothered about having their pictures taken even when they noticed I was there. It's funny how the size of the camera seems to make so much difference (I'm sure more seasoned street photographers than me will find this blindingly obvious). Of course, the most important thing is to treat the subject with respect, but I really did find that the camera also made a difference. Here are some shots - the camera and lens performed really well it what were often very low levels of light. Very few mis-focussed shots, excellent exposure and colour. I love the rendering from the XF35m F1/4 wide open too. This is not my particular forté in photography - I'm not well practiced in "street photography" so any comments more than welcome!

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