I made the annual trip to Cosford this year for the 2016 Cosford Airshow, but with the family in tow this time. It only took 20 minutes before the protests of boredom started so I had a little less time to spend on the photography and a lot less money after they’d cleaned me out…
Now I’ve had a bit more time with the Fujifilm XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 I’m beginning to appreciate its positives for my style of zoo photography (quick shots hand held whilst being hastled by my small children!). Let’s get the negatives out of the way first. I still don’t trust the autofocus to get a shot if…
I had the chance today to try out the new Fuji 100-400 zoom at Chester Zoo. Initial thoughts are the weight saving over my current NIkon kit is very welcome, but the autofocus is limiting in some circumstances. More to follow.
Here’s a few from the weekend when I visited Chester Zoo. The weather was terrible but at least it kept the crowds down. The elephant photos were taken in the dark of the elephant house while the cassowary ones were shot form the boat trip in the new Islands exhibit.
Hot on the heals of last fortnight’s win I suggested “Raw Power” as the theme and entered one of my Typhoon shots. Against some strong competition I had another win!
I was very pleased this week to find that I’d had a win in the works fortnightly photography contest. The theme was Black and White portraits and I took a bit of a risk entering a Chimpanzee photo, but everyone seemed to like it.
The weekly competition is on Flickr here.