THE KIT VICKI OWNS
FUJIFILM X-T3 The X-T3 combines Fujifilm’s unique back-side illuminated 26-megapixel X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor with the powerful X-Processor 4 image processing engine to produce richly detailed images with striking, true-to-life colour. It has an ISO range of 160-12,800, extendable to 80-51,200, lightning-fast AF and a blistering 20fps burst mode.
XF55-200MM F/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Portability, versatility, great handling and high
ABOVE Market colour, shot in Bac Hà, Lào Cai province. Fujifilm X-T3 with XF18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 at 43mm. Exposed in manual mode at 1/250sec at f/5, ISO 2000 BELOW Bac Hà market, shot in Bac Hà market. Fujifilm X-T3 with XF18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 at 58mm. Exposed in manual mode at 1/250sec at f/5, ISO 3200
That trip to Vietnam (which is where the pictures used here were taken) was my last trip and happened just before the pandemic broke out last March. It was nice when I was there and we could still travel around without a problem, but getting a flight back was interesting! I shoot mostly travel, but I do enjoy wildlife as well, and that’s why I have the XF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR, which is a light lens for such a powerful telephoto zoom. It’s handholdable, too, obviously helped by the OIS, which is very beneficial. My favourite two lenses are the XF55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS and XF18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR, and I use them a lot. They really suit travel photography as they are light and compact. I recently bought a XF35mm f/1.4 R, because I wanted to start shooting with prime lenses. I added a XF56mm f/1.2 R, too, because I want to do more portraits, and I will once the pandemic is over. I haven't got any more trips planned for 2021 yet, because everything is so uncertain, but I would love to go to Laos and Cambodia and I’d be happy to go back to Vietnam as well, because it is an amazing country. Oh, for the days when we can all travel freely again! “In the street markets of Vietnam, I used just one body with the XF18- 135mmf/3.5-5.6 RLMOISWR”
performance are the key characteristics of this compact telephoto zoom that gives the equivalent focal length of 83-300mm in 35mm format terms. Handling is first rate, too, so it is a fabulous lens to use.
XF18-135MM F/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR
Perfect for travel, this superzoom has a 7.5x zoom range, giving coverage from 27mm to 206mm in 35mm format terms, making it very versatile. Key features include an internal focus mechanism working with a linear motor for fast, silent autofocus and advanced optical image stabilisation (OIS) giving up to 5EV benefit.
XF100-400MM F/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR
Perfect for action and nature photography, this lens has a focal length range of 152-609mm (35mm equivalent). Its design features 21 elements, with five ED lenses and one Super ED lens to minimise chromatic aberration. The OIS has a 5EV benefit for sharp shooting with slow shutter speeds, especially at longer focal lengths.
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