Postcards From Rome: The Forum

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Postcards From Rome: New Images!

Right before I left on this trip, I was lucky enough to snag a Fujifilm X Pro 2 and Fujinon XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR with 1.4x teleconverter. I’ve heard so much about this duo, I couldn’t wait to see what they produced.

So far, let me just say… wowzers! Image quality is stunnerific, to say the least. I’ve used teleconverters in the past… they always made the image soft. Not this puppy… as you can tell from the following images:

  1. This is the Colosseum, taken from behind the Capitol, on a hill overlooking the ruins. I used the X-Pro 2 and 50-140mm with the teleconverter… and zoomed her in to 94.5 mm.It’s also SOOC… no extra sharpening or anything done to it. Just a .jpg created using the Velvia film simulation filter:

Fujifilm X-Pro 2
XF 50-140mm f/2.8 lens with 1.4x teleconverter
ISO 250, f//9
Focal length: 94.5 mm (142.0 mm full frame equivalent)
1/480 sec.

ColiseumInTheHood

2. Looking through the Roman pillars to the city beyond:

Fujifilm X-Pro 2
XF 50-140mm f/2.8 lens with 1.4x teleconverter
ISO 250, f//9
Focal length: 94.5 mm (142.0 mm full frame equivalent)
1/680 sec.

ThroughThePillars

3. Then I cranked her to the top of her zoom range for this detail shot:

Fujifilm X-Pro 2
XF 50-140mm f/2.8 lens with 1.4x teleconverter
ISO 250, f/6.4
Focal length: 140 mm (210 mm full frame equivalent)
1/500 sec.

ForumDetail

4. This is the Torre Argentina ruins, where Julius Caesar was killed in 44 BC. It’s now a Roman cat sanctuary. (Learn more by clicking that link).

Fujifilm X-Pro 2
XF 16-55mm lens
ISO 400, f/3.6
Focal length: 55 mm (83 mm full frame equivalent)
1/1250 sec.

CatInRuins

A Bit of Roman History with Ugo Cei

Next, my friend and travel photographer Ugo Cei shares a bit of Roman history about The Capitol (Hint: The entire thing was designed by Michaelangelo!)

Ugo is awesome and is a total history buff. The day he hung out with me, Valerie Jardin and Ken Lyons I learned SO much about  what we were seeing! I loved it. Then (of course) I got a wild hair to record some of it… so here ya go!  😀

Thank you Ugo!

And Thanks to Ken Lyons, for patiently recording!

5 thoughts on “Postcards From Rome: The Forum

  1. I’m really enjoying your postcards! I have been following your blog for a while now and have learned soooooo much!! My photos are actually looking better!! Yay!!!! I’m doing better feeling the scene before I start shooting also. Otherwise I get so excited that I click, click, click because I want to capture everything at once. Lol I’ll be saying, “oh, look at that! That’s beautiful! Look at that shadow… omg!!” I’m still new. You and Valerie are great!!! Thanks for sharing your trip!!

    1. Yay! I’m so happy to hear that, Amy… all of it! That you’re enjoying the series makes me cheer. That you’re also learning things along the way is over-the-moon awesome. Thank you for sharing your thoughts… we’ll keep sharing the trip! 😀

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