X-Treme Test for Fujifilm X-T2 and John Rourke
When Fujifilm X-Photographers John Rourke and Jeff Carter embarked on this project they wanted to take the Fujifilm camera system into different locations to prove they could work in the most difficult conditions.
During the 'Spirit of Inverclyde' P1 Panther test runs on Sunday 28 May John Rourke clambered into a dry suit, fitted a buoyancy ring, and went for a swim in the sea off the Scottish coast near Musselburgh.
The plan was discussed with the driver of the 'Spirit of Inverclyde' Davie Finlayson who would run parallel 20 feet out of John's position behind the yacht he was attached to. Davie did three passes and the resulting shots are really amazing and very different from the ones you see taken from the shore or the back of a boat.
Extreme Test: Powerboat Photo Shoot in the Sea from Fujifilm X Adventure on Vimeo.
John was using an X-T2 and an XF16-55mm f2.8 in a Ewe-Marine waterproof casing to capture the images.
Jeff shot the video on the X-T2 and XF10-24mm lens and the onboard videos were shot on two GoPro Hero 5 Black cameras and one Hero 5 Session.