The great thing about a lens like the Fuji 55-200mm is that you can quickly zoom to re-frame your shot – essential when you are trying to capture a five-year old boy who never keeps still. Most definitely not the easiest of subjects and a real challenge for the Fuji focus system. No doubt about it, I struggled with both the single and continuous focus modes. The light was low and the ISO speed was up around the 2000 mark. Most camera and lens combination would have been struggling in these circumstances!
What I found worked best for me was to switch to Manual focus and then use the AF button on the back of the camera to get the focus. This method with a bit of anticipation of where the little bundle of energy would move next meant that I was getting some shots and some of them were even sharp. It also helped that like my camera, this little boy’s battery gradually started to run out and he got progressively slower and easier to nail. Oh the joys of photographing children. In the end I was happy with the shots I got and as usual when the Fuji gets it right, it really does produce fantastic pictures.