Out and About – Bradgate Park

Today Mrs M. and I took advantage of the sunny weather and drove to Bradgate Park in Leicestershire. I took the Fuji X-T1 and the 18-135 lens with me to give it a first try out. I had set the camera up pretty much the same as the X-E2 and as with that camera even added a little blob of Sugru on to the AF-L button so that I could find it easier with the viewfinder up to my eye. Being a left-eye photographer means that some of the buttons on the right side of the camera are a little difficult to get to because of my glasses and adding the little blob of black Sugru to the button meant that my thumb could find it a lot easier to activate the back-button focussing that I use.

The weather was bright but windy in the park, and in the sun it was very pleasant. The low sun meant that there were dark shadows around the rocky outcrops dotted around the park, but the metering of the X-T1 managed beautifully. I really enjoyed using the camera and I know already that it is going to be a firm favourite. The lens too was really nice to use. I use all of the Fuji lenses in manual focus mode with the AF and focus aid kicking in by pressing the AF-L button.

The image below was taken with the X-T1 and 18-135mm lens.





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