Archive | September, 2016

The First Week

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I got in a full week of riding and shooting with the Fuji X-T1 that has replaced (thank you SquareTrade!) the X-T10. There’s not too much different, so it was pretty easy to start shooting with, and overall I’m really happy with it. I even shot some of my son’s soccer match on Sunday with it, knowing full well that the X-T1’s autofocus would not be on par with my Nikon D7100. Having said that, I did get some good shots, and the Fuji lenses yield much better results than the lower end Nikon telephoto lenses I have.

Here’s a look at some of what I shot over the week. Thanks for looking.

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Late Summer

Sunny Dirt Road

From what I hear, today is the last day of summer. Boo!

Due to some back and hip issues, Summer 2016 didn’t deliver the riding I had planned on, but I’m hopeful that through the fall and winter I will continue to improve, longer rides will become the norm again, weight loss will happen, and by next spring things will be back to normal in my cycling world.

While lengthy rides escaped me this summer, I still rode. Some rides were better than others; some rides were longer than others, but one constant was that I had a camera with me. Something that has brought new meaning to my riding and my accumulation of junk miles.

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Best Made Plans

Back in June my Fuji X-T10 crapped out on me. I mentioned that drama before but for those new to the site, will repeat that the short of it all is that Fuji said the X-T10 had water damage, I said it had never been wet, they said they wouldn’t warranty it, I said fine, send it back SquareTrade said they will replace it. Then they accidentally sent me a replacement X-T10 back.

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