Hoodslam – Oakland, CA

This is a local show that takes place twice a month at the Oakland Metro Opera House.  These photos happen to be shot on “video-game night”, the local pro wrestlers picked characters and squared off.  Overall, the event is great for photography and the show promoters actually give you priority, you just have to be mindful of the wrestlers flying into the crowd.

Gear used:  Fuji XT2. Fujinon 16-55mm



Traveling with the Fujinon 16-55mm

I traveled Thailand with a one-camera / one-lens setup and I was very happy with the results.  The lens is a bit heavier than I thought, but the body of the XT2 makes up for it.  I’m used to shooting with full frame Nikon cameras, so carrying this combination wasn’t too bad.  Both the camera body and the lens are weather resistant, and this was very helpful, especially in monsoon season.

Here’s a collection of shots using the Fuji XT2 and the Fujinon 16-55mm F2.8.