Portland Fuji Summit

2 years, 10 months ago 12
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The Portland Fuji Summit was a great event, great attendees, a wonderful team, and lousy weather, fires, and lots of smoke.  The one morning we went out to do a landscape shot we got only th breifest of color, above, but it was still a lot fun!


Dan Bailey, Dan Westergren and Jack were all in high form, as usual, and the guests had a good time.  We went to a Dahlia farm and we all had fun shooting the tons of varieties!  I’m not a flower photogrpaher, but even I had fun, some samples below!


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The top shot was with the Fuji 100-400 all the flower images were made with the 90mm f 2 lens.  Up next the Grand Tetons!!!




the pilgrim



12 Responses

  1. Glad you got something! I made it out a day before the fires intensified and thankfully gave up plans to hike the Eagle Creek trail and instead shot up around Seattle.

  2. Lovely set of photos, Bill.

  3. Jerry R says:

    Bill, were the flowers shot made with the 90mm made with the use of an extension tube? I have the 90 and have not tried it with flower shots. I am looking at buying the 80mm also, but maybe my 90 would fill the bill for me??
    What is your final conclusion of the 18-55/55-200 as compared to the 18-135? I have all three lenses, but tend to carry the 18-135 for convenience. Has your field testing shown the two lenses combination to be better enough than the 18-135 to justify the two lens carry? (Too lazy to do extensive testing myself.)
    Wish I could be with you guys in the Smokies, but I am in recovery from bypass heart surgery I had immediately after leaving the Palouse workshop. Apparently, per the doctor, I was having mini-attacks while I was there – explaining my extreme fatigue. Recovery is coming along just fine.

    Jerry R

    • admin says:

      First, so very glad to hear you are getting better. You will definately be on my prayer list!!!!

      To the lenses. The flower shots were the 90mm straight, no extension. I like the 18-55 and 55-200 better, I think they have a “small” edge in sharpness, but it is small! I shot the 80mm Macro for about a week, and it is very, very sharp! It is 50% bigger than the 90mm but equally sharp. I’m still on the fence, I love the 90mm and think with extension will do the same things! Of course the 80mm Macro will be easier to use with the built in extension.

  4. Donna says:

    Beautiful shots, Bill. The flowers are lovely.

  5. The Fuji X Summit was one of the crowning gems on my XT-2 education. Thank – You to the whole gang of instructors and the Fuji technical support staff. Now I just have to transcribe me countless notes I made during the excellent sessions that where presents.
    Looking forward to the next time.

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