Wednesday, January 22, 2014

My Fuji X-E2 weathers a snow storm in Central Park

We had a mini-blizzard of snow falling in New York yesterday. After finishing the shoot I was doing in my studio that morning I arranged to meet a model I knew in Central Park to take a few photos while the snow was still falling and blowing around.

Normally I would have used a Nikon outfit for a shoot like this, particularly because its resistance to inclement weather, but I had already done a shoot in the morning and just wanted to have some fun in the park without being bogged down with a lot of equipment to carry. So I decided to go with just my Fuji X-E2, some extra batteries, and the Fuji two zooms -- a nice light-weight kit that would fit in my coat pockets. To make things even easier I set the camera to auto-exposure with an exposure compensation of +1 stop to allow for the bright snow.  We shot for about an hour late in the afternoon. Here are just a few of the results.






 

6 comments :

  1. Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
    thank you :)

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  2. Hi. I have a trip to NYC coming up in December and I'm curious how was the battery life for the XE-2. Very nice photos BTW. :)

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  3. The battery life on all mirrorless cameras is very short due to the necessary electronic image needs. I find it varies tremendously with how much I use the LCD and how fast I shoot. For fast, motor-driven shooting I get very good battery life of 2-3 times the published norm. When I take my time composing and reviewing shots, the battery is used up much sooner, like around 300 shots. Bottom line: Make sure you have several spare batteries when you go out.

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  4. Thanks for the response. Apologies for not being clearer: I was wondering how's the battery life in winter. I get about 250-300 shots or so on my X-T1 here where it's 85 degrees 24/7. Just concerned that the cold will reduce battery life drastically.

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  5. Any battery will perform worse in the cold, but I shoot in New York all the time and haven't noticed any significant loss of battery life from the cold we experience here.

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  6. Good to know! I'll make sure to pack spares. :) Thanks again.

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