Late September early evening, no wetsuit for the photographer : )
We shot a few images with a surfboard around the cliffs above Fistral Beach, Newquay with the Nikon D850 + 24-70 f2.8, then switched to the Fuji X-T2 with Meikon underwater housing for the sea part of the shoot.
There wasn’t a big gap between waves, and it was difficult shooting in these conditions. Shooting mirrorless with face detection certainly helps in blind shooting situations like this. I made the mistake of only putting one UHS-II card in the camera, missing many shots because the buffer in the camera hadnt cleared and it wasn’t ready to shoot.
If you are looking at a Fuji X-T2 and want to shoot rapid movement, lifestyle etc., I recommend using UHS-II cards over UHS-I. However 64gb Sandisk UHS-I 90mb’s 17 pounds, UHS-II 300 Mb’s 99 pounds.
I had one week in June to create stock images. Unfortunately, I’d chosen a week with 40+ MPH winds and four seasons in 15-minute intervals.
I had to make the best of a bad situation.
I had two Photoshoots with this model; he’s versatile, a surfer, lifeguard, yoga instructor.
I decided to use a new camera, the Fuji X-T2. My trusty Nikon D800 had excellent image quality, but it’s wasn’t good at quick lifestyle photoshoots. Poor side focus hit rates, slow FPS meant a lot of missed shots.
When we arrived at the beach, torrential rain, so we waited, 15 minutes later, blazing early evening summer sunshine.
The Fuji X-T2 didn’t perform as well as hoped. It struggled to focus on the backlit model, and at the end of the shoot, it crashed.
The little Fuji is a good camera, but I did hit a few weaknesses with it on this shoot. Small buffer, struggles to focus in heavily backlit situations, prone to crashing (now fixed with firmware updates).
The images can be licenced exclusively at istockphoto.com. View the shoot here.