I may unconsciously be compensating for the down time the blog will suffer while I'm in Cuba next week... But what the heck. It's two for one today — although this one's a bit late.
Same production Fujinon 55-200mm zoom from earlier this morning, this time outdoors with a bare SB-900 speedlight on a light stand. I'm using a set of Cactus V5 triggers with the X-Pro1, something I purchased recently. They're fussy to get going and the on/off/mode switch feels like it was designed for lilliputians... But they do fire every time. I'm doing almost a day for night here, with the help of trees and an overcast sky, shooting 1/125 sec at f/8, ISO 200. No flash on the last two images.
Vancouver fashion photographer (and fellow canadian X Photographer) Kale JF commented on this morning's post via Twitter, saying how much he loved this lens in spite of his preference for primes. I agree. I had sworn off zooms and had made an oath with myself, god and the tooth fairy that should I ever need one it would never, ever be a variable aperture lens. Ever.
I'm such a liar. More to come.