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Fujifilm X-Pro 2 - 27mm - ISO 400 - f2.8 - 1/1250

Fujifilm X-Pro 2 – 27mm – ISO 400 – f2.8 – 1/1250

Traveling to Tokyo from California is always great for the first few days because it’s very easy to wake up for the sunrise. I don’t typically wake up until 10am since my lifestyle of working as an editor for an ad agency has made me completely nocturnal. So when you factor in the time difference between California and Tokyo, sleeping in until 5am is perfect for me.

What’s crazy is I actually know a lot of people that wake up at that time naturally. Well, crazy to me at least, but you know what the say, night owls are more intelligent than morning folk. 🙂

What else is cool about traveling ot Japan this time of year, is you get that low sun all day long. It does makes the days shorter but the lighting for street photography is way more interesting throughout the entire day and it would be a lot harder to get shots like this without it.


X-Pro2 | 27mm f2.8 | Tokyo Morning Sun

This photo was actually taken around 8am in mid October, not too early but still early enough to get a really nice low sun. The cigarette smoke was pouring out of the smoking area as if it were a chimney. It was actually kind of hard to capture and none of my photos ever really did it justice.

Kind of crazy if you think about it, smokers are force to take their habits into 10×10 foot cube, where they then proceed to hotboxing themselves with a blast of nicotine. Imagine how awesome you smell coming out of that! And I know you can only see a few people in these shot, but around the corner, there were honestly about 20 people in there. Maybe more!

Fujifilm X-Pro 2 - 27mm - ISO 400 - f2.8 - 1/1250

Fujifilm X-Pro 2 – 27mm – ISO 400 – f2.8 – 1/1250

These shots were also part of my Fujifilm 27mm f2.8 lens review. It might be my favorite lens for street photography. It comes out to be about 40mm, not too zoomed in, and not to wide either. I always love the 50mm but it’s never wide enough, then I always feel like a proper 35mm is too wide and you have to be a lot more responsible with what’s in the frame. The Fujifilm 27mm, to me has always just felt perfect. I also have a similar 40mm f2.8 pancake lens for my full frame Canon and have always just loved that focal length. I also love the price of the Canon pancake a lot more too!


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