Tommy Reynolds and his team went to Iceland to shoot the beautiful landscape and showed us their trip from start to finish.
Capturing Iceland with the XF
“My first thought when I took the XF Camera System out of its case was how beautiful the design was and how well-balanced it feels in your hands. I took a test shot and got a little bit too excited at the shutter sound…to that, I can only say, ‘it’s a photographer thing.’
“For shooting landscapes in Iceland, the XF Camera System was easily the best tool for the job.
“This was my first experience using the XF Camera System or any digital medium format camera. So it’s no surprise to say that this was a huge jump from my usual camera in terms of detail and, of course, the 15 stops of dynamic range.”
“Being able to pull the shadow detail was like working with an HDR composite. It was too easy and a huge advantage. I used the camera’s built-in time-lapse tool to act as an intervalometer for long exposures, and the seismograph to make sure there was no movement or vibrations during the capture. This was a lot easier than carrying an extra remote with me. Not usually a fan of touchscreens, I was almost expecting the menu system to be really involved, but it is surprisingly simple. I was never more than a few clicks away from my desired change.”
“The XF Camera System impressed me so much while shooting landscapes that I can’t wait to use the camera again to shoot portraits.”
“Once you go Phase One, you’re not going back!”