After years of dabbling in photography, the Fujifilm X-T1 grabbed me and dragged me in completely. The way it looked, the way it felt, its size and weight, the dials, and of course the way the images looked. Without nerding out on gear, it made me want to go out, it made me book city breaks and became an enabler to start exploring street photography. We had a very happy two years together with too many lenses; 14mm, 23mm, 35mm, 18-55mm, 50-230mm.
Being a gadget obsessive, when the X-T2 was released I jumped on it. Not because I had outgrown the X-T1, but because it had given me so much pleasure that I felt I could justify the cost. But it didn’t feel right. The weight had gone up, and it somehow felt more clinical. Closer to perfection. Some of the character and personality of the X-T1 was missing. So I used it less. Decisions about what gear to travel with became tiring, so I left it behind.
So, in February I took an X100F for a test drive. It was nice to spend the day out with a camera so small and quiet that it went unnoticed, and so simple that I had very few decisions to make.
Obviously I bought one. And sold everything else. It is the only piece of photographic equipment I now own (unless you count my iPhone). It will go with me everywhere, make packing for trips quicker and easier, and hopefully bring a consistency to my images which wasn’t there before. Less is turning out to be more.
I was lucky enough to have my camera bag featured on Street Hunters yesterday.
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I’m currently sat in the airport lounge waiting to board a flight to Lisbon, Portugal. It has long been on my photographic hit list (a quick image search for the city will show why). I’m trying to travel light so photographically I’ve just packed the XF 35mmF2 R WR and the XF 23mmF1.4 R. I’m there for 6 nights so I’ll try and get some posting done when I stop to enjoy a coffee and a custard tart.
I made the mistake of borrowing an X-Pro2 for the weekend. I’m still not sure how I feel about the Rangefinder style and the viewfinder versus my X-T1, but wow, everything taken using the ACROS film simulation looks absolutely stunning.
The X-Pro2 is coming away with me this weekend, but yesterday I was stuck around the house which meant Rufus, my Miniature Schnauzer, was my very patient subject. All it took was a constant supply of meaty treats.
Rufus. Fujifilm X-Pro2, XF 35mmF2 R WR. f/2.0 1/60 ISO 500. ACROS+R.
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