Testing the Fuji 16mm f2.8 in Downtown Denver

First off, this is not a review. I may do a full review eventually, but this is just a test and some observations. The other day I finally got the chance to take the new Fuji 16mm f2.8 WR out for a spin, and I will say right off the bat, I really like this lens. It took me a minute to get used to the wider field of view, but not as long as I thought. At least in a scenery like wondering around a city, it is perfect for capturing the whole experience. There is some distortion as to be expected, and it isn’t the sharpest lens at f2.8, but it is small, light, and a ton of fun.

I think the 16mm combined with the 35mm f2 would make a killer everyday and travel setup. I definitely plan on selling my 23mm f2 as I never really loved it and the 16mm replaces it for me. I am going to hold on to the 50mm f2 for now because it makes a KILLER portrait lens and I am not quite ready to let that go yet.

Anyways, its a fun lens, I am sure I will post more pictures from it soon…also I need to wander around downtown a little more than I currently do.

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Street Photography is a Practice

Street photography is weird. At first you think you can just go out and do it, but pretty quickly you realize it takes a lot of practice to get good at. Thats where I am at now, I am am just trying to consistently go out and practice. I try not to go in with any expectations of good shots, I just grab my camera and go and practice. Some are good, and some suck.

Dan Henry 1964 Grand Tourismo

Here is a few shots of my new Dan Henry 1964 Grand Tourismo. I have been on a hunt for a 60's inspired chronograph for awhile. The 60's are my favorite decade and I loved the race to build an automatic chronograph that happened towards the end of that decade. The Heuer, Hamilton, and Omega watches from that period are so freaking cool...and expensive. On my current budget I simply can't justify them. This Dan Henry, released last week, is a perfect compromise. The style and size are straight out of 1964 but with modern technology and an affordable price. I ordered one the day it was released and it really is a beautiful watch. I plan to order a couple rally straps for it to complete the look. 

Lafayette Colorado

I had a couple extra minutes traveling through Lafeyette Colorado a couple weeks ago and I decided to walk around and try to make some images. Its a super cute little town just outside of Denver. I would love to go back and try a couple of the restaurants sometime. 

On a side note, due to the fires in California, we have had one of the haziest summers I can remember. You can kinda see the effects in these pictures. All the light has a hazy, warm tone to it. It has been weird. I miss the blue skies, but my state isn't burning so I can't complain. 

XPro-2 | XF23mm f2 | XF50mm f2 | Mastin Labs Gold 200