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Two weeks ago the “Salt City” Syracuse, NY held its ever popular Syracuse Nationals again at the New York State Fairgrounds. This years event was sponsored by PPG who had a few years off, but became the leasing sponsor for this years event. Saves Auto Body Supplies represented PPG from the Syracuse area setting up shop next to the center of progress building.

My two sons joined me on Friday at the a nationals for a great day of admiring wonderful cars and trucks. These people that own these vehicles take great pride in their creations and it shows with the turn out this year. Friday was one of the hottest days of the summer reaching almost 98 degrees. I thought that it was very nice if the venders not to charge a arm and a leg for a bottle of water. Most of them where Asking $1.00 -$1.50 a bottle.

It seemed like almost every inch of the fairgrounds had a beautiful car or truck sitting pretty with tons of people walking around them. RU faster than a Redneck had a small road course set up in the parking lot. Participants could take their vehicle over to the track and try their hand at a little road racing. Each driver would make a timed lap and try to put them selves atop of the leader board.

Every year this show seems to get bigger. I’m not sure about the numbers but it just seems like a really good show that people drive from all over to partake in.

Friday morning our UPS driver dropped off my new camera the a fugi XE-1. I removed the battery and charger from the box and plugged it in to charge when we where at the show. This was a tough thing for me to do because I have been researching thus camera for weeks and now it was in my hands and I couldn’t use it. So I took my much loved Canon G15 for the day and shot a lot of great shots.

Saturday my son Cruz and I set off for another day of dreaming and wishing at the Nationals. The weather was much cooler than Friday, but with a chance of rain. I had my brand new XE-1 in hand looking forward to shooting with it all day. After a little while I had figured out the menu system and put the. XE-1 in aperture priority mode and started shooting.

I tried the different film modes, as well as all manual mode. This camera felt great in my hands and definitely easier on my back and shoulders. I normally shoot either a Canon 50D or my 7D. I love these cameras but I am tired if carrying them around at events like this. So I am hoping this Fugi will live up to all of the hype, and I can leave my DSLR’S home for some of my jobs.

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