Today's blog is pretty much as it says on the tin.
The Fujiflm XE1 is not renown for sports photography as it lacks phase detection autofocus and therefore cannot track subject. But snooker is hardly a fast sports so that shouldn't matter. I don't however own a native long lens for the XE1 so I wacked on the Fotodiox Pentax adapter and my 135mm Pentax manual lens.
Arriving at Alexander Palace it was a horrible wet day so we parked up and walked the hill. It is a wonderful venue far different from the modern buildings you tend to find. It sits on a hill overlooking central London.
Into the venue the organisers World Snooker had set up a table in the entrance hall offering visitors the chance to show their skills (or lack of skill) on a match table.
Later the BBC recorded their VT intros at the table and we got the opportunity to see the legend that is Stephen Hendry . Manual focus on the XE1 is pretty simple and good fun. More importantly they are fantastic value for money.