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X-Pro2 with XF 50-140
Photography

My Entry into the Mirrorless World

While I’ve long been a DSLR shooter, having invested tens of thousands of dollars into Canon gear, recent advancements in the mirrorless camera industry has made me take a closer look at some alternatives to help fulfill my day-to-day work requirements as a photographer.

I first purchased a Fujifilm X-T1, along with a small assortment of wide to medium-range lenses in January 2015, after recommendations from fellow motorsports snappers, and  X-Photographers, Jeff Carter and Andrew Hall.

Having used the camera for general travel photography purposes for the better part of a year, I was intrigued at its potential in the high-speed motorsports environment, particularly if it’s able to keep up with the established gear that’s currently on the market.

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Photo: John Dagys
Photography, Travel

Postcard from Chernobyl

In May, following the FIA World Endurance Championship race at Spa-Francorchamps, I headed East to Ukraine to check off one of my “bucket list” items, a trip to Chernobyl.

I took part in a one-day tour of the area, which has been virtually uninhabited since the 1986 nuclear catastrophe that claimed the lives of thousands, and the forced relocation many others in the Soviet period.

From the two checkpoints, to exploring the decaying town of Pripyat, and getting an up-close view of Reactor No. 4 (with the finishing touches being put on the new sarcophagus, adjacent), it was an experience I’ll never forget.

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