09 Jan Inspired Coastlines with X Series

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X-Photographer strip BLACKBy Bryan Minear

At the beginning of December, I was on my way to California for a part-work, part-fun gig in SoCal.  Being that this was only my 2nd trip to California and my first to the coast, I wanted to take everything that I thought I might need. One of the perks of the FUJIFILM X Series system is that I’m able to bring a lot of gear without having to worry about my bag being too heavy, on account of everything being so small and light compared to a DSLR system.ona_bryanminearblog_4Gear List:

FUJIFILM X-T2 FUJIFILM X-Pro2 FUJIFILM XF10-24mmF4 R OIS FUJIFILM XF16mmF1.4 R WR FUJIFILM XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR FUJIFILM XF35mmF1.4 R FUJIFILM XF56mmF1.2 R FUJIFILM XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR FUJIFILM XF1.4x TC & XF2.0x TC Formatt-HItech Firecrest Holder Formatt-HItech Firecrest 10-stop ND & 3-stop ND Grad 13” Macbook Pro 1TB SSD Hard Drive Anker PowerCore 20000 The Camps Bay ONA Camera Bag in Smoke

ONA_BryanMinearBlog_6.jpgI’ve always had a love/hate relationship with shooting out of airplane windows. I’ve taken some beautiful shots, and some terrible ones, but regardless I always give it a shot and hope for the right combination of clouds and terrain to come away with something cool. For the first time in the sky I gave the X-T2 with XF50-140mm and XF1.4X Teleconverter a shot and it ended up being really awesome. Typically I have always tried shooting wide and always seemed to get the wing of the plane, reflections, or window scratches that made my shots unusable. But zooming in that far, and having the crazy good image stabilization of the 50-140 gave me some spectacular results.ONA_BryanMinearBlog_8.jpgWhen I finally landed in San Diego, I only had a few hours to get checked into my hotel and find a good spot to shoot the sunset before I had to shoot the event I was in town for. I grabbed my ONA bag and ran out the door to see what I could find. I just made my way toward the west-facing beach of Coronado.  This was my first “true” California coastal sunset, and it was a colorful cloudless sky. I took a few shots but mostly just took it in and

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