16 Aug Review: Urban Night Photography with the Fujifilm X-T2

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Using one of my favorite techniques for astrophotography, I take a shot at shooting ultra high resolution urban nightscapes with the Fujifilm X-T2. In this user experience review, I test the X-T2’s low light shooting performance while exploring the cities of London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland at night.

Introduction

This summer was a bit of a different adventure for me in terms of night photography. My fiancée, Diana, and I spent the better portion of a month traveling (for the first time) around England, Scotland and Ireland. I came equipped and prepared to shoot some astrophotography, expecting opportunities as we explored the Scottish Highlands and other rural areas known for relatively dark skies. But in typical UK summer fashion, the majority of our trip was met with daily rain showers and cloudy night skies. As the opportunities for astrophotography outings diminished, I shifted my focus toward the city lights. My tools of choice for this trip was the Fujifilm X-T2 and the Rokinon 35mm/1.2.

My original intention for this review was astrophotography centric, particularly to evaluate the X-T2 for shooting ultra high resolution landscapes under the night sky using a method of panorama stitching. It’s a method I’ve written about before and it’s become my personal favorite technique for maximizing image quality when shooting photos at night. Since I didn’t get to shoot the night sky, I fell back on the city lights. Sometimes we just need to take what we can get.

With our jet-lagged arrival in London and the X-T2 in hand, we had a great excuse to wake up in the late afternoon and stay up until sunrise walking the quiet city streets.

Later that month, we did some more late night walks in Edinburgh. And while I saw nearly no stars on our trip, I returned with a collection of urban night photos that I was really happy with.…

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