On a clear evening, I wanted to capture some fireworks at our local display.
In my bag I had the X-Pro 2 with the 18-55mm 'kit lens' and the X-T20 with the 35mm f2. If the weather looked like it was going to turn, I would have swapped the 35mm f2 on to the X-Pro2 for the WR benefits, but it was clear, crisp and dry albeit a bit cold.
In my head the 35mm may have been useful for candid shots of the kids and friends enjoying the evening, particularly with the extra stop at f2, whilst the 18-55mm f2.8-4 with OIS would give me a chance to shoot handheld without problems.
As it turned out, I grabbed a few shots of the kids on the X-T20, but all the following were shot in the X-Pro2, with the 18-55mm, manual focus, pre-focused to infinity, at 18mm, wide open at f/2.8, shutter set to 1/60, and ISO on Auto to a max of 6400.
All are straight out of camera JPEGS, with no processing applied. There are a few bits to tidy up in each of them before they go into a gallery, but I was generally pleased with the look the Provia film simulation provided.
The bonfire gave added depth and dimension to many of the images, particularly with the smoke and the orange glow creating a silhouette of the young boy on his Dads shoulders about 10m in front of me.
On a side note, one thing to remember is to have a small torch in your bag at all times. Mine had been used for something else, so I had to use my phone to help adjust settings and check images. It was all a bit clumsy!