With the 55-200mm on the Fuji X-E3 I was able to get good video of the Volcano at sunset.
Shooting with the Fuji the 200mm is a 300mm due to the sensor is a cropped sensor.
We stopped and visited with my friend Tom Butler a coffee farmer. His coffee won 2nd best in the cupping contest for Kona coffee. If you want some great 100% Kona coffee you can go to his website http://paradisefoundhawaii.com.
The main reason I am shooting with the Fuji on the trip around the Island and not the Nikon D5 is the weight and size. I wanted a compact system.
I was able to take wonderful photos in almost every kind of light on our trip. One of the stops I always make is to Ken’s House of Pancakes in Hilo.
Another of our stops that we made and we had been there before 12 years ago was the Hawaii Tropical Gardens near Hilo.
We also celebrated my birthday at Kona Brewery where the entire restaurant sang Happy Birthday to me.
Dorie enjoyed the beaches while I was teaching Lighting and Business Practices to the School of Photography at the University of Nations.
While I taught students how to shoot in a photo studio I also took them on location for lighting class.
As you can see we had lots of fun.
One of the students wanted to know how I stay inspired and going to Hawaii and seeing all the beauty of the island and the people is one of the ways I stay inspired.