Having photographed motorsport events all over the world for over 40 years this weekend in Brooklyn was a first, Electric Racing. The two-day event is held in Red Hook, Brooklyn would be the culmination of the 2018/2019 season. The street course on the water does not invoke the historic nature of Monaco but is compact and very accessible both photographer and fan. This up close and personal and the tight racing is a breath of fresh air to racing fans. The only real difference is the sound, or should I saw the lack of it. Where the typical motor race the sound is a constant at the E-Prix when the cars are on the opposite end of the course there is little sound. This may upset the purist, but the tight racing makes up for it. For this unorthodox form of racing, I would be shooting an unorthodox pair of cameras, the Fuji X-T3 and X100F. There are a couple professional motorsport photographers out there using the X-Series, but these are still far from the norm. I made the switch from Nikon kit back in 2017 after shooting the X100 series since 2013.

The X-T3 was up to the task! The auto focus and frame rate had no problems. This body is a step up from the X-T2. I do not find my self missing my old work horse D3s. The XF50-140mm F/2.8 is an outstanding optic and worked well at all focal lengths. Images below range from 50-mm to 140mm, (210mm 35mm equivalent to 50mm /75mm 35mm equivalent), showing the range of the lens.

The biggest surprise was the XF 16-55 f/2.8. This midrange zoom turned out to be perfect for the streets. Motorsports I have always shot long glass. The longer the better! The autofocus was outstanding and panning was excellent.

Now we cannot forget the street fighter of the bunch. The X-100 line is made for the street photographer. This is my daily carry camera and have shot it from Le Mans to Laguna Seca and back to Monaco. Of course, this little range finder works well in the pits and for city landscapes but how about stopping action? In a pinch it works as the wide-angle option when, I had the 50-140 on the X-T3.