Autumn at the Frederick Douglass Houses

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101st St and Columbus Avenue, New York

101st St and Columbus Avenue, New York

Another good example of the bokeh achieved with the Fuji 23mm, if not the greatest picture. Shot at f3.2 (so it should have the same depth of field as about f4 on a full-frame sensor) you can see in the leaf close-up how narrow the DoF actually is and how smoothly the background leaves on the ground are defocused. The bottom shot also demonstrates another feature of the X-T1: a macro option on the camera that seems to be independent of the lens. Not quite sure how they manage that but it seems to work.

Rui

88th St and Columbus Avenue, New York

88th St and Columbus Avenue, New York

Rui owns the Chinese Laundry where I’ve taken my work shirts since moving to my current address 4½ years ago. There used to be lots of these laundries in NY and as a kid I worked in the one my best friend’s family owned. Now there are not many left.

This was shot at f1.4 with the Fuji 23mm – note the smooth out of focus background. Doesn’t quite cover the distraction of the pole running through Rui’s head but a good illustration of the bokeh this lens is capable of.

Look Over Yonder

94th St and Columbus Avenue, New York

94th St and Columbus Avenue, New York

I’m not sure what they were stopping to look at in the middle of the road. But an interesting example of the Fuji 23mm f1.4 lens. this was shot at f2.0 and while I really didn’t nail the focus you can see the difference between the focus on the man nearer to the camera and the one farther away. Some more illustrations coming up over the next few days as I get more familiar with the new camera and lenses.