assistance dog in training

Assistance Dog in Training

This image was taken indoors, with me bent over to lower the camera to the Labrador Retriever’s eye level. The camera is hanging down in my hands with the LCD is angled so I can frame the photo.

One nine’s of a second and it’s more than acceptably sharp. This is the magic of image stabilization. Could I have used a higher shutter speed, yes by opening the diaphragm, but I wanted f/8 for the depth of field.

Rumor has that the next version of the X-Pro3 will have stabilization built-in for the camera just like the Fujifilm X-H1

I took about 5 or 6 photos, and almost all of them were more than sharp enough. The real problem was getting the dog looking at me. When the owner/trainer saw me taking photos, he quickly paid for his cheese and left the Granville Island market.

People are not supposed to talk to the dog or pet the dog because she’s supposed to be working and getting used to very busy environments. I didn’t do either, I just took photos.

Technical

Camera: Fuji X-T10 ISO 1600 and 1/9s
Lens: Fuji XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS @23mm and f/8
Processed with Rawtherapee 5.6: https://www.rawtherapee.com/