Sumo Citrus still life

Have you seen/eaten Sumo Citrus? They’re easy to peel, seedless, and billed as “the sweetest orange.” Delicious, I say!

How I got the shots

I set up a tripod at a good distance from the subject for a 50mm lens. Then I switched cameras without moving the tripod. Each camera/lens combo was set for an aperture of f/8; other camera and flash settings varied as necessary. (See EXIF info for details regarding camera settings for each photo.)

Canon 5D Mark II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens (“Nifty 50”), Godox X2TC, Godox TT685C plus Lastolite flash modifier.

18 March 2021 | BoG Photo Studio | Sumo Citrus

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujinon 18-55mm zoom kit lens set for 34mm (51mm, 35mm equivalent), Godox XProF, Godox TT685C plus Lastolite flash modifier.

18 March 2021 | BoG Photo Studio | Sumo Citrus

Fujifilm X-T3

Fujifilm 11mm extension tube, Fujinon XF80mm macro lens, Vello Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord, Godox X2TF, Godox TT685C plus Lastolite flash modifier.

18 March 2021 | BoG Photo Studio | Sumo Citrus

Sumo Citrus from Giant Food

Bernard Nimmons is the produce manager at the Giant Food located in Beacon Center. I sent a Facebook Messenger message to Bernard recently…

I need Sumo Oranges STAT! Are they back in stock?

The following selfie photo is Bernard’s reply to my message. Now you can see why I always say “Bernard puts the ‘Pro’ in Produce.”

Selfie photo used with permission from Bernard Nimmons.

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5 Responses to “Sumo Citrus still life”

  1. Wally Jones Says:

    I LOVE Sumo citrus! For the past two weeks, one of those and a granola bar has been breakfast for my morning adventures. Yum!

    Great image comparisons.

    For my eyes (which are very old and imperfect even with glasses), the second image seems a tad bit sharper than the first.

    Excellent detail with the Fujifilm X-T3 and extension tubes!

    Was the flash on-camera for these shots?
    Do you use the Lastolite for field work with insects? (I may be in the market soon.)

    Thank you for sharing, Walter!

    Off to the fridge for a Sumo. (If I encounter a Japanese wrestler eating my fruit, would it be a Sumo Sumo? サヨナラ.)

    • waltersanford Says:

      The flash was handheld, off-camera, mostly because my kitchen is tiny and there wasn’t room for another tripod/light stand. BEFORE you buy a flash diffuser, ask yourself what you plan to photograph. Believe it or not, when I’m shooting in the field the flash is on-camera without diffusion. That’s because the two smaller diffusers that I use for macro photography aren’t very effective beyond a few inches. For example, the Altura softbox should be positioned ~8″ or less from the subject; the Lastolite softbox should be positioned approximately 12″ or less from the subject. If that works for what you have in mind, then I recommend the Altura over the Lastolite simply because the former is a MUCH BETTER value than the way overpriced Lastolite. I think you might find the following blog post helpful. Flash photography: 1:1 rule-of-thumb https://waltersanford.wordpress.com/2020/07/31/flash-photography-11-rule-of-thumb/

      • Wally Jones Says:

        Thank you, Walter. The link was helpful.

        I’ve just purchased a macro lens (105 mm) and will be experimenting/learning in the coming weeks/months/years.

        My first lesson appears to be how to stalk my prey more effectively! Doggone bugs seem camera shy.

        We’ll see …….

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