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  • Gogse says:

    Nice pics and nice read.
    Some of my pics…

  • Dan Bailey says:

    Thanks Gogse, and thanks for posting your gallery- great collection- especially the series shot against the sky! Those have a lot of power. Great use of the light! I really like this one:

  • Malcolm Lowery says:

    Great blog Dan. I just switched to a Fuji system last month with the X-t2. Before moving to Fuji I was a long time Nikon shooter.. I tried the X-T2 with the 56mm f/1.2 lens at the Cross Crusade Cyclocross races in Bend, Oregon last weekend. Lots of fun to watch and photograph the race, especially the Halloween costume races on Sunday.

  • Dan Bailey says:

    Hi Malcolm, thanks for your comment and for sharing you gallery- really great photos!! I was looking for my friends, I had a couple of fellow Alaskans who went down there for Halloween races. Glad you’re having fun with the Fuji system and the X-T2. It’s an amazing camera! And it even gives an AF speed boost to the 56 1.2 lens. Keep up the good work and keep in touch. -Dan

  • Malcolm Lowery says:

    Thanks Dan,

    If you want to send me an email describing your friends in some way, what costume they wore on Sunday, their number, or some other way, I can look through my images to see if I captured them. I have a bunch more images from Saturday and Sunday morning that I haven’t posted anywhere.

  • Josh Araujo says:

    Nice shots, Dan. Hope your racing season is going well. I was at the big show in NYC a few weeks back testing out the X-T2 at the Fujifilm booth. It felt really nice. Amy(?) from Fuji was telling me that you had a lot of input during the development of the X-T2. Pretty cool. I’ve been torn between the D500 and the X-T2, but I’m probably going in the direction of the X-T2 once they become available again. I’ve been shooting my Fuji gear exclusively the past year and a half while my Nikon sits.
    Here’s some shots from a cyclocross race in Northampton, MA from a couple of weeks ago. I was using an X-Pro1 and xf55-200mm. Not the greatest focusing camera for action, but there’s always zone focusing.

  • Dan Bailey says:

    Hi Josh, thanks for sharing your CX gallery- you’ve got some really great photos in there! Sadly, our cyclocross season is already over in Alaska. It’s pretty short up here, only runs through the first or second week of October.

    Yes, having shot extensively since the X-T1 came out, I did have a number of ideas/comments for improvements, some of which have appeared on the X-T2. It really is a fantastic upgrade, I’m blown away by how capable it is. With the X-T2, I never miss my old Nikons, which are all long gone now. 🙂 In can definitely compete with the D500. The D500 might have a slight edge in one or two areas, but overall, I’d say the X-T2 is just as capable in real world situations, and it’s considerably smaller and lighter. Having shot Fuji for the past few years, I can’t even imagine going back to a heavier DSLR body and the increasingly larger lenses, which all being redesigned to compensate for the higher MP sensors.

    Glad you got a chance to meet Amy Maki, she’s a really great rep. Take care and keep in touch. -Dan

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  • […] I also find it to be one of the best ways to practice my photography chops and test out the fast action and autofocus capabilities of my camera gear. In fact, during the past few years, I’ve pretty much used cyclocross as my benchmark to test out just how well the Fuji cameras and lenses perform when shooting very fas… […]

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