Snapshots Using the Tripod

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/2 sec, ISO200
“Talk to the Hand” Cedar Park, 2019

こんばんは。How’s it going?

I recently got a new tripod which I’ve been using for time-lapse videos, but I’ve also used it to get some very detailed photos using a smaller aperture and low ISO. Today’s photo is an example of that. I’m normally shooting hand-held at 1600-6400 ISO and wide-open, which means the photos are lacking in detail. But the Fujifilm X100 series of cameras’ 23mm Fujinon lens is actually very sharp when stopped down to f/4 or F/5.6 and coupled with a reasonable ISO. You can see so much detail in the lampshade above. I guess I’m just not used to seeing it very often, with the type of photos I normally make.

Honestly, though, it’s too cumbersome to use a tripod all the time, and the real advantage of the Fujifilm X100T is its portability/speed Still, it’s nice to break out the tripod and dust off the camera settings that I rarely use. Photography is so fun!


One thought on “Snapshots Using the Tripod

  1. I always liked the idea of using the X100 for landscapes, even if the lens isn’t as wide as I would like, because it would be easy to hike around with just that and a tripod. And yes, a landscape at f5.6 to f8 would be a great sweet spot for that lens/camera.

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