When I first saw the rumoured specs of this lens at Fuji Rumors I was immediately intrigued, as it would be the second constant f2.8 zoom in their lens lineup. I needed to fill the void between my 10-24mm F4 and the 50-140mm f2.8 and I felt this would be the lens to do so.
After witnessing the glory of Mt Fitz Roy, the next stop was to be El Calafate to see the awe inspiring Perito Moreno glacier that I have not stopped hearing about.. Was it as everyone had said?.. YES!
The day had finally come.. after much demanding and even doing 50% of the repairs myself, my motorbike was ready.. I was ready to hit the road/gravel as fast as I could and leave Coihaique in my rear view mirror at tremendous speeds..
After fighting a cold in Bariloche I fled south hoping to put some serious miles on my motorbike and really get stuck into Patagonia. I re-entered Chile at Futalefew and started my journey on the Carretera Austral, a very well known road for cyclist and motorcyclist.
So taking off where I left off. I left Temuco for the lakeside town of Pucon. The town itself is quiet small and touristy. I had only planned to stay 2 nights but ended up staying a week. There was so many activities to do and the hostel I stayed in (chilikiwi lakefront) was outstanding, the hostel made me want to stay forever, it was so relaxed and the people were just amazing.