Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Pic(k) of the week 29: BIG IN JAPAN - WWII Zero fighter plane and Fujifilm X-T2 camera

A few days after I was given a early pre-production Fujifilm X-T2 camera (then still called Taurus), I attended the Planes of Fame airshow in Chino, Southern California. It would be its first real life test at an international airshow and it didn't disappoint!

One of the other stars of the show, was a recently restored Mitsubishi Zero fighter plane. The aircraft did its first flight a few days before the show weekend and is one of only a handful in flying condition all over the world and is the only one still flying with the original Japanese Sakae engine. A very rare bird!

When the Mitsubishi Zero first came out in 1940 it was feared by a lot of the Allied pilots in the Pacific war scene; much lighter than its counterparts, it had great firing power and was very simple to operate... Reminds me of the just released Fujifilm X-T2 camera; light, lots of firing power and easy to use!

Planes of Fame airshow 2016, Chino, CA

Image details:
FUJIFILM X-T2 with the XF10-24mm f4 lens
ISO 400, 1/600s, f7.1, 19mm (29mm full frame equivalent)
RAW development in Lightroom CC
Nik ColorEfex Pro with Pro contrast

More images of the 2016 Planes of Fame airshow can be found here

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