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Jeff Carter was invited by Fujilove to write a monthly feature for the website and also write for the Fujilove eMagazine.

Here are some of the features that have appeared on Fujilove

 

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OUT IN ALL WEATHERS

WR (Weather Resistance) is something that is very prominently displayed on some of the Fujinon X Series lens and is marketed on the high end X Series camera bodies. As a sports photographer, I have to work in all weather conditions and the ability to stand up to elements is something that is high on my list of priorities when choosing camera gear.

Published 23 November 2018

 
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SHOOTING STADIUM SPORTS WITH THE XF200MM F2

Last Saturday I was at Murrayfield in Edinburgh for the first Autumn Rugby International encounter between Scotland and Fiji. I have shot several of Scotland’s games over the past few years using an X-T2 and the XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 and I was eager to use the new fast telephoto prime with the newest flagship X Series camera under the floodlights.

Published 15 November 2018

 
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TESTING THE X-T3 AND XF200mm F2 IN JAPAN

It is October and time for my annual trip to Japan to cover the FIA World Endurance Championship event at Fuji Speedway.  However, as usual, I went a few days early to travel around this beautiful country and take the opportunity to put the new X-T3 and the XF200mmF2 combination through their paces.

Published 24 October 2018

 
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TRAVELLING LIGHT IN THE SCOTTISH ISLANDS WITH THE XF16mm f1.4

Earlier this month I took a much needed break on the Scottish island of Islay, which is situated just off the west coast, a two hour ferry ride from the mainland.  Whenever I go away for a weekend with my family I try not to overload the bag with camera gear. I decided on the Fujinon XF16mm f/1.4 as my go to lens for the weekend.

Published 23 September 2018

 
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USING THE X-T3 FOR SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

Fujifilm recently unveiled the X-T3, the successor to the very successful X-T2 and the latest in a growing line of X Series Compact System Cameras. Like many other Fujifilm users I was waiting with anticipation for this next step in the evolution of the X Series as it promised a great deal for my work as a working sports photographer. 

Published 11 September 2018

 
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FUJIFILM FINALLY BRINGS OUT THE BIG GUN

As a sports photographer I have been waiting in anticipation of the new Fujinon XF200mmF2 for three years.  In October 2015 I sat in a meeting room in Fujifilm HQ in Tokyo and explained to the product development team why Fujifilm needed to produce a fast telephoto prime lens.  In 2018 the lens has finally arrived; was it worth the wait?

Published 22 August 2018

 
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ON THE OPEN ROAD

Unsurprisingly, as a motorsport photographer, I enjoy taking pictures of fast cars both on the track and out on the public roads. However, shooting cars on public road is something very different and means you need to be more aware of safety considerations, for yourself, your clients and other road users. 

Published 23 July 2018

 
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PEOPLE POWER AT THE 24 HOURS OF LE MANS

I have just returned from my seventh 24 Hours of Le Mans, an event ranked as one of the greatest sporting spectacles in the world.  As a motorsport photographer it is sometimes too easy to concentrate on the on-track action and to forget the human element in this drama played out on the 13.6km circuit.

Published 21 June 2018

 
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THE ROAD AHEAD FOR THE X-T2

I was asked to test the new firmware prior to launch by Fujifilm at the opening round of the FIA WEC at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. I updated one camera to FW4.0 and left the second X-T2 on FW3.0 to give me a baseline. I also compared the updated X-T2 with my X-H1 as a lot of the updates on the X-T2 are a result of the features found on the new camera.

Published 21 May 2018

 
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START YOUR ENGINES!

The 2018 season for the FIA World Endurance Championship and the European Le Mans Series is upon us, but before the action starts we spent ten days at the Circuit Paul Ricard in France for the official pre-season testing and the first race of the year, the 4 Hours of Le Castellet. 

Published 21 April 2018

 
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GONE FISHING WITH THE X-H1

For 2018 I have embarked on a new project telling the story of a year in the life of a local fisherman and his 10-metre trawler called the Rockhopper of Perceul. I live in the small fishing town of Dunbar on Scotland’s south east coast which boasts a small fishing fleet of twenty nine boats ranging from small creel boats up to medium size trawlers. 

Published 22 March 2018

 
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ONE LENS CHALLENGE: Scottish Landscapes with the GF23mm f4

Ever since I got my first camera nearly 40 years ago, I have been drawn to wide angle lenses for most subjects but especially landscapes. Composing an image with foreground interest or a lead in line with a wide angle lens gives a 3D feel, drawing the viewer into the final image. My favourite focal length is anything between 15mm and 28mm in full frame terms.

Published 21 February 2018

 
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FUJIFILM X-H1 - The Next X Generation

Fujifilm has launched the X-H1 and I was pleased when I was invited to be part of the test team for the new pro level camera in the X Series range. It is the third camera I have tested for Fujifilm since I became an X-Photographer in 2015 and it is a great feeling as a working photographer to be asked by a camera manufacturer to give your input . 

Published 15 February 2018

 
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DECISIONS, DECISIONS - X100F or XE3?

In addition to my larger X Series cameras I use mainly for my work, I also like to have a small, high quality camera that I can fit into my pocket for both personal and professional work. For the past six years that camera has been the X100, but what about the Fujifilm X-E3 as an alternative?

Published 21 January 2018