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Mar 05

A Visit to Florida

So, I’ve been visiting family in Florida for the past few days, and while the primary purpose of the trip wasn’t photography, I had a bit of time to shoot. I decided to bring my Fuji kit on this trip, and it performed well, as expected.  I thought I’d share a few photos from the trip. I got a chance to take an airboat ride through the Everglades, which was great fun, and I got to get up close and personal with some alligators. Later on, I headed out to the beach for the sunset. It wasn’t a great sunset, but I managed to get a few nice shots anyway. Enjoy!

Sunset on Barefoot Beach - Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8 @ f/16, 1 sec, ISO 200

Sunset on Barefoot Beach – Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8 @ f/16, 1 sec, ISO 200

Alligator - Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 @ 200mm, f/4.8, ISO 200

Alligator – Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 @ 200mm, f/4.8, 1/170s, ISO 200

Ring-billed Gull - Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 @

Ring-billed Gull – Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 @ 86mm, f/5, 1/100s, ISO 200

Mangroves - Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 @ 55mm,

Mangroves – Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 @ 55mm, f/9, 1/100s, ISO 800

Alligator - Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 @ 200mm, f/4.8

Alligator – Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 @ 200mm, f/4.8, 1/240s, ISO 200

Sandcastle at Sunset - Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8 @ f/16, 1/2s, ISO 200

Sandcastle at Sunset – Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8 @ f/16, 1/2s, ISO 200

Mangrove Roots - Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 @

Mangrove Roots – Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 @ 172mm, f/11, 1/100s, ISO 200

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Jordan Steele

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Admiring Light; Photographer; Electrical Engineer and Dad

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  1. Jeffrey Sederberg

    Hi Jordan,

    Just wondering, what lenses does your ‘travel’ fuji kit consist of? It usually takes me forever to decide on a kit, and tend to overthink, size, number of lenses, and other compromises.

    Thank you, and enjoy your vacation.

    -Jeff

    1. Jordan Steele

      This time, I brought one lens more than I normally would, because it was visiting family. I brought the 14/2.8, 18-55, 55-200, 35/2 and 56/1.2. The 56 normally wouldn’t come in a travel kit, but with family I wanted that as an option.

      1. Wilco

        What camera bag do you use to hold your travel kit including 56/1.2? I am looking for good camera bag that can fit 14/2.8, 23/1.4, 56/1.2 ,18-55 and 55-200 with body.

        1. Jordan Steele

          For this trip, I took my Tenba Messenger Large (which appears to be discontinued right now). It’s an OK bag. There are things I like and things I don’t, but it does fit 5 lenses.

          I typically use a Think Tank Suburban disguise 20 for my Fuji kit, which carries accessories, plus the camera and four lenses. I really like that bag.

  2. Ulf

    Nice pics, Jordan!

  3. Daniel

    Why not carry the Sony a7. It is similar in size and weight.

    1. Jordan Steele

      Because I didn’t feel like it. The A7 II (which I own) is only a little heavier than my X-T1, but the whole kit is actually noticeably larger. (It’s 1.8lbs heavier for the 5 lenses I would have brought with the Sony kit vs. the 5 I did bring with the Fuji kit. The Sony is larger too). As I was traveling with my son (and without my wife and daughter), I really didn’t want a heavy camera bag in addition to the others. I very nearly brought my Micro 4/3 kit for that reason.

      In any case, the image quality difference is fairly minor all things considered, and I really like my Fuji kit. As I had been shooting with my A7 II for the previous week (for my FE 70-200 review), I wanted to shoot with Fuji for the trip. While I use my A7 II for most dedicated landscape work, I overall prefer the ergonomics and controls of Fuji.

  4. Marcus

    Hey Jordan,

    may I ask you which RAW converter you use for the fuji-files?

    1. Jordan Steele

      I used Lightroom for all of these. I do use C1 from time to time for Fuji stuff, though.

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