Cambridge, United Kingdom
46 December 2020
Fujifilm X-T2 with a Fujifilm 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 lens
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We took a quick trip into town for coffee and a walk, and I finally had a chance to photo the Heron that I regularly see around the Mill pond. The river today was flowing fast due to heavy rains and flooding that have hit Cambridgeshire, and so it seemed to have swapped fish for worms today.
From taking this I note a few things:. Firstly, a focal length 200mm is not as zoomed as I tend to assume, even on a cropped sensor camera. This image is cropped to 4x5 down from 2x3 and still the heron is quite small in the frame, and I was about 20 to 30 meters away.
That said, I wouldn’t really want to crop in more on this, as you lose context with the heron being in a field rather than by a river - the shot gets quite dull in that middle ground between detail close up of bird and this wider shot where you have some sense of space.
Finally, I also couldn’t crop in much more with this image as it has the Fujifilm worms bad. Overall I’ve enjoyed having the X-T2 on loan for a few days (thanks Q!), as it’s been fun to shoot something different, but the quality of the images when zoomed in lightroom are seemingly worse than that of my X100F at ISO 3200, and I’ve no particular desire to switch from Lightroom to Capture One just for this issue. Perhaps the X-T3 would be better (more similar to my X100F, which still gets the worms issue, just not as readily).