Its was a mad week trying to prepare the gears for my 1st oversea shoot
with the Fuji X system. Its a 9 days project shooting for India top property
developer. Basically documenting a luxury condominium; the building and
the people within the building. The final output will be a close to two hundred
I was toying with the idea of having another XT1 body before I leave. So I
contact Mr Favian Loo of Fujifilm and ask if I am able to get a unit of the XT-1
in graphite silver. Was told all the units available are for pre-order and all
have been snap up. Therefore I will have to wait for the next shipment which
is schedule for end of November. ( I leave for New Delhi on 17th) Feeling like a
headless chicken; I ask again if he could help find a XT-1 GS for me? Replying
politely to a crazy photographer; he says :I will try my best and wait for my call.
After being a headless chicken photographer for slightly more then 30 minutes,
which feels like almost forever. I have a call from Favian. He manages to find a
unit for me via a local dealership. Kudos to Favian. Moral of the story, never take
no for an answer and make sure you have Fabian’s mobile number. If you don’t;
let me know.
The only zoom in my stable is the XF 18-55mm and I needed more reach for this
coming project. And now the next hurdle is where to get the yet to release
XF50-140mm. I send a email to Keitaro San and he was kind enough to get me
a production set. Below are just a quick sample shot taken the XF 50-140mm on
This is biggest and heaviest XF lens so far. In term of size its slightly bigger then
the Canon’s 70-200mm F4 lens. AF speed is swift and very quiet. Couple with the
XT-1’s new electronic shutter that goes up to a speed of 1/32,000, I am ready to
rock and roll!
Finally I have to thank the good people at Fujifilm Singapore for making all this
possible for me. Now I am all ready for Incredible India.