I am not really a good photographer when it comes to cars, I don’t enjoy it that much. A lot of my friends have a passion for cars that I don’t understand. The thing is I live in Le Mans where the 24 hour race is held each year. I have lived here, on and off for 20 years and have still to see the race!
This year however, having a spare Friday morning, I let myself be pulled to the ‘British Welcome’, a side event where people bring their sports cars and show them off to the public. I thought it would be an ideal event to spark an interest in car photography!
I took the Fuji X100T, which I used but didn’t keep a single photo… not sure what went wrong there!
I also took the Fuji X-T1 with the 56mm f/1.2 and the 90mm f/2. I usually do quite a bit of street photography and portrait, but after a couple of hours and a couple of hundred photos trying to catch the light, get an angle on the people and the passion, I realised all my photos were very boring… So I started taking details and close-ups : much better!
The two lenses are very sharp, especially the 90mm and the difference is noticeable at 100%. This difference is negligeable in the real world though, I doubt you can see the difference here. It is interesting however to have low curvature in the lens to get sharp corners and both lenses here behave very well.
The post processing was done in Lightroom with the Color Efex pro Nix software plugin.