Visiting Mystic Seaport Museum with the Fujifilm X-T3:
My apologies everyone for not posting new content in a very long time. I don’t plan on making a lack of new posts a habit; in fact, I’ve actually been reviewing a lot of stuff, and I’ll be posting them up very soon. I’ve also been doing a lot of portrait and boudoir work lately, and I’ve been swamped with edits that I had to finish. I will post some of that work as well, and include them in my reviews. Anyway, I did go to Mystic Seaport Museum for a couple of days last month, and I thought I’d start out posting some stuff from my trip.
For those who don’t know, the Mystic Seaport Museum is located in Connecticut. It’s not too far from NYC, and I needed a little break, so I decided to take a short trip up there. It’s was founded in 1929, and it’s a maritime museum that includes a recreated New England coastal village, a working shipyard, exhibit halls, and artifact storage facilities. I also should mentioned (and I don’t get paid by them or anything) that the people working there were not only extremely nice but they really knew their stuff. One person was talking to me about maritime travel in the old days for over 45 minutes! That’s some real passion.
↑ This was taken with the Zeiss Touit 12mm at f8.
↑ This was taken with the XF 18-55mm at f8.
↑ This was taken with the Samyang 85mm f1.4. I’ve been using this lens a lot for portraits, and it’s been great, especially for the price. It’s under $280 but currently has an additional $50 off at B&H Photo.
↑ Here’s another shot taken with the Zeiss Touit 12mm f2.8. This was taken at f8. To this day, this is still one of my favorite lenses for the Fuji X Series system.
As for the gear I took, I had with me the Fuji X-T3, the XF 56mm f1.2 APD, the XF 35mm f1.4, the XF 18-55mm, the Zeiss Touit 12mm f2.8, the Samyang 10mm f2.8, and Samyang 85mm f1.4 Aspherical. I know, that’s a lot of gear, and more than I needed but I am still posting my X-T3 review and I’m writing reviews for the two Samyang lenses. So, I needed content. The two lenses I used most were the Zeiss and the XF 18-55mm. The photos were processed from RAW files in Capture One. I did simple and clean edits.
↑ The Mystic Seaport Museum had recreated shops like this old school pharmacy. This was taken with the XF 18-55mm at f5.6 using 1600 ISO.
↑ This was taken at f8 using the XF 35mm f1.4 at 3200 ISO.
↑ Here’s another with the same lens and settings as above.
↑ Here’s one taken with the XF 35mm at f1.4.
Overall, I had an absolutely great time at the Mystic Seaport Museum. As you can see in the pics, it wasn’t that busy but it is the off season right now. In the summers, there are a ton of people. I never had a particular interest in maritime history but I have to say, I had so much fun that I ended up spending the whole day there. Plus, the fried belly clams were pretty good ;).
↑ Here’s another taken with the XF 18-55mm at f8.
↑ Here’s another with the same settings and lens as above.
↑ Here’s one more with the same settings and lens as above.
↑ It was absolutely beautiful out the day I went to the Mystic Seaport Museum. The next day was full of rain lol. This was taken with the same lens and settings as above.
Stay tuned for my upcoming Samyang reviews along with my Fuji X-T3 review. Also, I’m hoping to get the new Leica D-Lux 7 in to test and I still plan on writing up a bunch of SL reviews. The SL reviews will be particularly big because I’ve collected tons of photos with the SL over the past few months. Thanks for stopping by!