Monday, September 3, 2018

Sports with the X100S & TCL

After selling all my SLR/DSLR bodies and lenses in 2013 and then selling my Fuji X-E1 and lenses in favor of just the Fuji X100S and the two conversion lenses, I have been amazed at what this little camera can do.
When I was a working news photographer, the idea of shooting sports without my wide angle and telephoto zooms paired with a 2,8/300mm lens was unthinkable. However, then I was shooting a camera with either 35mm film or an 4MP APS-C sensor.
The Fuji X100S, that is now my sole digital camera, has a 16MP APS-C sensor which allows me to do things I thought were unthinkable back in my working days.
The image below was taken while I was watching my granddaughters play volleyball. It is a fairly severe crop (from roughly 16" wide x 11" high to 4.7" wide x 7.1" high) or roughly 20% or the original image. For screen display @ 96dpi, that is not an issue.



BUT I wondered would it be usable for print in, say, a newspaper @ 200dpi or a magazine @ 300dpi. So I tried it out. Using Photoshop CS6 along with Perfect Resize, Dfine, and Silver Efex, I manipulated the image and discovered that, at a NORMAL viewing distance, an 8" wide x 12" high image was easily doable.Today's cameras with their 36MP and higher full frame sensors easily outmatched any print or computer mediums.
So today's modern sensors are more than a match for just about any printed medium IMO. So let us forget about gear and technology and concentrate on getting the image to begin with.....
As always, make a comment!! Let me know what you think! Until next time, keep on shooting...
 

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