Fujifilm GFX50s Sports Photography with the 110mm f2 lens at Snetterton racetrack.
I found myself helping a good friend helping to run a motorsport photography Taster day at Snetterton racetrack for the day. I have been a Fuji Shooter since day one of the release of the X-T2 and shoot everything from landscapes to architecture to boxing and even dabbled with the odd bit of motorsport and aviation with it. I have tried Both the 100-400mm and 50-140mm lens and have to say the 50-140 is my favourite of the 2 for shooting motorsport with, weight and the response of the auto focus make it a no brainer to me.
So when it was mentioned that my friend from Fujifilm might be able to make it down with the X-H1 (I have images from that too) I was very excited to get a play about with it, but then it was mentioned that the GFX was in the kit bag as well as the 110 mm f2 lens I have used this camera before back in October ’17 when I took it for a weeks hiking along the Coast and had so much fun with it I almost shed a tear when it had to go back. I found it did everything I wanted and a lot more, not just with the images but with the ergonomics and the menus and easier manual focusing along with dozens of other things.
I have 2 points I would like to make, first off I am not a motorsports photographer, I just love shooting cool things no matter what they are. Secondly Fuji have not given me anything to write this, all I have ever had from them is a hug from my friend at Fuji, amazing customer service when needed and a few likes on Instagram and Twitter… I like what they do with the gear, I have just used it again today and love it and have decided to spend a few hours (as I cant write well, cheers dyslexia) to let you see what the camera is all about.
For the hour I was using the camera I took a goods few photos.
The ones bellow are taken at the following settings and taken between the bridge and Nelsons corner if you know the area:
ISO 100 at f/14 and a shutter speed of 1/200th sec and shot in RAW
The autofocus was set to case 3 and was on C and with it on single point on 1 point from the smallest possible setting. It was set to continues low and shot handheld.
And then the following shots were taken at Murrays corner leading onto the Senna Straight with the settings at:
ISO 100 at f/14 to f/18 to allow for changing light and a shutter speed of 1/100th sec and shot in RAW
The autofocus was set to case 3 and was on C and with it on single point on 1 point from the smallest possible setting. It was set to continues low and shot handheld
Fujifilm GFX50s Sports Photography