Daily Archives: March 3, 2017

3 years, 7 months ago 1
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Yesterday I recieved my new Fujifilm Graphite X PRO2 camera and the new 50mm f 2 Compact XF lens.  I went out today to run a test and compare the coverage of these three, beautiful, tack sharp, little gems!  I will post a new Vlog tomorrow to talk about these lenses and the new Graphite X PRO2.  I wanted you to see the quality of these new lenses and the video on Youtube makes it hard to show that.  Please go to Bill Fortney Photo Vlog 2 late tomorrow and you can see the video review.  Below are the samples with the descrition below each image.



The 23mm f 2 lens  (35mm equiv.)



The 35mm f 2 lens (50mm Equiv.)



The 50mm f 2 lens (75mm Equiv.)


KFC f11

Harlan Sanders statue with 50mm f2 @ f11



Harlan Sanders statue with 50mm f2 @ f2 moved in close.


Dogwood and wall

Tree and Wall with 50mm f2 @ f8



The famous Dixie Cafe’ brick wall sign  50mm f2 @ f 8


Red Barn

Red barn in late light  50mm f 2 @ f5.6


Bottom line, I will speak at length about the value of these three lenses and their quality in the Vlog, but the bottom line is they are compact, solid, fast focusing and tack, tack sharp!!




the pilgrim


Please see our  new    Bill Fortney’s Photo Vlog 2   on Youtube

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Sherelene and I joined Rhonda and Wes and my daughter, Wes’s sister Catherine at the doctor’s office this morning.  The Hematolgist/Oncologist treating Wes said that he has T Cell Lymphoma.  The good news is he is young and strong, and it is in the early stages.  The form he has is quite rare and very aggressive, but the tratment will be an equally aggresive regime of chemotherapy.  Wes and our entire family are ready for the battle and we know God is on our side.  Wes wanted me to be sure and tell all of you how deeply he appreciates your support and prayers and how humbled he is to have such a large family of friends praying for him.


I believe that with faith in Him we can win any battle and that is what we intend to do here. It is at times like this, in life when tough things happen, that you treasure most your friends and family and we are happy to have you all as a part of our family.


Once again thanks so much for the prayers and please double down now.  I promise to keep you posted and expect to be reporting good news!


I send blessings and thankfullness to you,


the pilgrim