2016.07.06 Jonas Dyhr Rask

Nordic Aftermath: The X-T2 in Iceland

Jonas Dyhr Rask

Jonas Dyhr Rask (1980)는 Medicine, G.P의 일반의이며 사진 매체에 열정이 넘치는 오르후스(Aarhus) 대학교의 의학 박사입니다. 그의 사진 경력은 캐논 DSLR을 처음 구입한 2008년부터 시작됩니다. 그 이후로 후지필름 X 시스템을 포함한 다양한 형태의 필름 사진 촬영을 시도하고 있습니다. 그의 아버지는 웨딩 사진작가로 그는 카메라와 함께 성장했습니다. 그의 사진 영감은 사람과 주위 환경과의 상호 작용에서 비롯됩니다. 의학 학위에 직접 기인하는 그의 거리 사진 촬영 형태는 사람을 강조하기 위해 초점을 맞추고 있으며, 도시 경관을 격렬한 풍경의 세속적인 콘트라스트로 사용합니다. 그는 이러한 다큐멘터리 거리 사진 촬영 스타일을 다큐멘터리 웨딩 사진 촬영 및 어린이 인물 사진 촬영과 같은 사진 촬영 의뢰 작업에도 적용합니다. 그는 가능한 자연광만 사용하고 자연 그대로의 접근 방식을 사용하여 덴마크 거리에서 일어나는 삶을 간섭이나 조정하지 않고 그대로 기록할려고 합니다. 그는 콘트라스트가 높은 흑백 위주로 사진을 촬영하여 피사체와 장면에 대한 집중도를 떨어뜨리는 색상을 제거하고 보는 사람에게 이야기와 감성을 전달하기 위해 노력합니다.

I’ve been shooting the X-series since 2011 when the original X100 came to market. Since then I have seen the system evolve into a complete system that is ready for any situation. Anywhere. Anytime.
I mainly consider myself a street photographer, but that really comes from me wanting to document my surroundings. Be it wedding, sports, events or nature. I really just want to document.
What I love about the X-series is that FUJIFILM really seems to evolve the system by a very large margin for every new generation. Not only from a technological point of view but also from a usability point of view.

I had a trip planned for the end of April where I was going to the fabulous country of Iceland. Just a week prior to leaving, I was handed a prototype of the upcoming X-T2 camera.
I thought it would be a great chance to test out how this new camera would fare in the harshness of the Icelandic nature and also on the streets of Reykjavik.

There are many welcome usability changes to the X-T2 layout that I both applaud, and specifically find useful for a lot of tasks.
The new multimode flipscreen really works wonders when doing portraiture oriented landscape shots when the camera tripod mounted. It gives you a much better shooting position.

The weather sealing is present in the X-T1, so naturally the X-T2 has also kept this feature. This weather resistance came in quite handy when shooting in close proximity to waterfalls and during overall use in the rapidly ever-changing weather. The last day of shooting we had to give up trying to cross some mountain roads because of sudden snowfall with minus degrees, and just 90 minutes later we were in Reykjavik with full sunny conditions and +12 degrees celcius. A test for clothing as well as camera gear.

The new dials of the X-T2 are a joy to use, they have a new click/declick mechanism that is really handy when you need to either lock the settings down or when needing the ability of constantly changing them on the fly. My philosophy of keeping it simple, is obviously something the developers of X-T2 share, cause even though you have more opportunities at your fingertips than ever before, everything has been kept incredibly intuitive and simple to use.

The X-T2 delivers incredible image quality. The 24mp X-Trans III sensor has great dynamic range, and landscapes look incredibly crisp with great details in highlights, midtones and shadows. Classic chrome was a perfect filmsimulation for the muted skies, the brownish vegetation and the cyanic blue waters. For black and whites the Acros simulation delivers great tonality and dynamic reach. Having these two great simulations at your fingertips really minimises the need for excessive post-processing.

The X-T2 is a true multi-tool for the demanding photographer. You can put it through any situation and it rewards you with great images regardless.