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Does the Fuji 55/200 do fast sport?......betcha sweet nippy it does!

Discussion in 'Fuji X Forum' started by Petach, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    Now, I have not even updated to latest firmware for my XE/1 and 55/200. Combo. But, I trotted off to the MCG in melbourne to take in an Aussie rules footy match between Collingwood and some other bunch (GWS). Fair dinkum to the authorities there for not jumping on me when I pulled out the combo to snap away.

    Using a mixture of focus, continuous focus, manual infinity and shutter mash......at ISO3200-6400 to get reasonable shutter speeds, these are some of the results.

    When I got back to my cuz's house we ran them through her top of the range Panasonic TV. THEY WERE SIMPLY STELLAR. Bearing in mind I have permanent tremor of the left hand they looked so sharp, colourful, and without the fuzzy graininess of the high iso.

    These don't do it justice here on the net. They looked disappointingly ordinary on my iPad and an LCD computer monitor. As you can see, these are cropped to isolate action.

    Cheers

    Pete

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    The MCG

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    The MCG by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr
     
  2. rbelyell

    rbelyell SC Top Veteran

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    May 14, 2013
    NY Mtns
    pete they look pretty good to me. i tried out that lens with xp1 in the store and my wife said 'isnt that the size you were trying to get away from when you sold your canon?' tbh,i was surprised at how big the lens was myself, but it is obviously a very good performer. i think your results are awesome.

    btw, isnt it 'you bet your sweet bippy? (laugh-in tv show) :smile:
     
  3. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    . Cheers. It's the hood makes it look big, and it weighs far less than the 70/200L Canon.

    I did know it was bippy, but I thought I'd use a play on words, ie, bet on your nippy 55/200.

    All the best

    Pete
     
  4. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Am I right in assuming that the 'pies beat the giants?
     
  5. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Nice work again Pete - I have the same combo and will try it out on the grandkid's sport.
     
  6. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    Ha ha.....I had to ask who won because I didn't understand the scoring. But yep, the b&w team won.