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.



Fujifilm X-Treme is a project run for Fujifilm by official X-Photographers Jeff Carter of MacLean Photographic and John Rourke of Adrenal Media.  

Having already proven that Fujifilm cameras can work as well as any other camera system in the world of motorsport within the World Endurance Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, these two sport and commercial photographers will be taking the Fujifilm X-Series and GFX cameras and lenses to the extreme in different sporting environments.

If you are using a Fujifilm camera to capture action images in extreme conditions we invite you to come and join us in the Fujifilm X-Treme FACEBOOK GROUP


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