I always try to attend Fujifilm’s annual People with Cameras in Sydney each year and was able to be there for much of this year’s event held at Doltone House on Darling Island Wharf in Pyrmont on Saturday the 7th September 2019.
More female photographers seem to attend each year, a welcome trend given the low numbers of female photographers and moviemakers who manage to make it professionally in Australia in particular and globally in general.
Those low numbers are not from want of talent but from systemic issues favouring male practitioners and thus the peculiarities of the male gaze and the male power structure, but I am hopeful that female representation in all aspects of photography and moviemaking will continue increasing to the point of parity, rapidly rather than slowly.
I carried a Think Tank Photo MindShift Gear BackLight 26L backpack containing my Fujifilm X-Pro2, a borrowed Fujifilm X-H1, a Fujinon XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR and a Fujinon XF 18mm f/2.0 R lens both of which were also borrowed, and my own Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 R, Fujinon 27mm f/2.8 and Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R lenses.
I managed to very briefly borrow a Fujinon XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR and a pre-production model of the Fujinon XF 16-80mm f/4.0 R OIS WR standard zoom lens which is due for release later this year.
I ended up swapping between my 56mm lens and the borrowed 18mm lens for this event but wondered if I might have been better served by the 50-140mm zoom lens or the 50mm f/2.0 prime in conjunction with the 16mm lens or the reportedly excellent Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR.
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- FUJIFILM XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR – B&H
- FUJIFILM XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR – B&H
- FUJIFILM XF 18mm f/2 R Lens – B&H
- FUJIFILM XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR Lens – B&H
- FUJIFILM XF 50mm f/2 R WR Lens – B&H
- FUJIFILM XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Lens – B&H
- FUJIFILM XF 56mm f/1.2 R Lens – B&H
- FUJIFILM X-H1 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body with Battery Grip Kit – B&H
- FUJIFILM X-Pro2 Mirrorless Digital Camera – B&H
- MindShift Gear BackLight 26L Backpack – B&H