02 Sep Evening Practice in Mexico

Source: Maclean Photographic

The second 90-minute Free Practice session of the FIA World Endurance Championship event in Mexico gave me another opportunity to test the AF functions of the X-T2 and I continue to be impressed by the capabilities of this new camera and the XF100-400mm lens.

Most of the circuit in Mexico City is surrounded by high debris fences and photographers use the photo windows cut for the purpose of shooting the action.  However these locations are limiting and I saw another opportunity late in the evening.  The shot of the Gulf Racing Porsche and the Alpine-Nissan LMP2 car below were shot through the links in the fence using the 100-400mm at f5.6 to throw the fence out of focus.  The AF on the X-T2 follow focused on the cars and didn’t once attempt to focus on the fence in front of the camera.

The rest of the time was spent at the photo holes at the stadium section of the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, trying to find some alternative shots.  I fitted the 1.4x converter to the 100-400mm to give the lens more pulling power to focus on sections of the cars.

The continous AF on the X-T2 was quick and accurate.  It also wasn’t fooled once by the bright lights on the cars coming towards me or by the sunlight bouncing off the bodywork. I am 100% confident in the ability of the X-T2 as a camera for capturing sports action.

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