Sunny Side of the Street

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/8, 1/400 sec, ISO200)

Some more pictures from San Francisco taken from above.

The next day I took some images from the breakfast area. One with the wide angle and the other one with the 55-200 to focus on the beautiful apartment building right in front of Alcatraz. I live on the country side now in a small town outside of Vienna and I love it but I can imagine to live in an apartment in one of the upper floors of that building.

Canon PowerShot G7 X (36.8mm, f/4.5, 1/1250 sec, ISO125)
FUJIFILM X-T1 (200mm, f/9, 1/480 sec, ISO200)
FUJIFILM X-T1 (200mm, f/9, 1/480 sec, ISO200)

Back in our room I took some more images from above with the 55-200 aimed right at the street. I loved the high contrast scene that made the images almost appear to be black and white. The people in the distance are small and all black like in a Pieter Bruegel painting.

Just beautiful and something I don’t see every day. Something I never see at all in fact. Even though I stay in many hotels during the year, sometimes in very high floors but I never come across a street scene like this.

FUJIFILM X-T1 (200mm, f/9, 1/480 sec, ISO200)
FUJIFILM X-T1 (164mm, f/9, 1/350 sec, ISO200)

All those images are taken with the XF 55-200 OIS. A lens that I liked a lot but since I got the XF 16-55/2.8 WR I really consider to also swap this lens with the XF 50-140/2.8 OIS. The reason is simple: Image quality. Honestly I was never truly happy with the XF 18-55 OIS but I still didn’t expect such a jump in image quality when I finally got the XF 16-55/2.8 WR. But the difference was dramatic.

With the 18-55 gone the 55-200 has become my weakest performing lens and I start to wonder if the jump in image quality to the 50-140/2.8 will be just as big as it was when I changed from the kit lens to the 16-55. I guess there is only one way to find out!

FUJIFILM X-T1 (200mm, f/9, 1/480 sec, ISO200)