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At the track with some X in-between

My brother and a friend asked for some motocross action photos. The X-Series does not really suit this kind of shooting, so I tackled it with my wife's D600 and the stunning 70-200mm f/2.8.

D600 & 70-200mm 

However, I found having the X-Pro1 with 35mm on my side for in-between the action shots very handy. Here are a few I took on the sideline:

X-Pro1 & 35mm 

X-Pro1 & 35mm 

X-Pro1 & 35mm 

X-Pro1 & 35mm 

X-Pro1 & 35mm 

X-Pro1 & 35mm 

But this is were it got interesting and cool. The light was starting to get bad, and I was about to go. I have just packed my bags, and turned around, and saw this great sky with some amazing clouds. 

Technical stuff started to go though my head; high speed sync, D600, SB900. How do I do it again...but then it hit me that I had my X100S on me and I know I can push the shutter to 1/1000 with the flash.

Pulled it out, together with my SB900, set the Flash to SU mode and did a quick test to make sure that the SB900 will trigger with the bright light and the onboard flash of the X100S. 

Got someone to hold the flash and soft box for me to the left and these are the images I got:

X100S

X100S