I haven’t been able to post for awhile now. Life has been busy. Been selling some works at fine art and craft shows and that has been going pretty well. And then those holidays. Such a time suck they are. Looking forward to a quiet beginning of next year…
Speaking of the holidays, I bought myself new gear!
For awhile now, I have been wanting a good non DSLR/non Film camera to walk around with. I commute into Downtown NYC (Wall Street to be exact) for work and was put off by my Canon’s 5D’s weight. Plus since I have been working with film, I really am put off by the ultra generic look of the Canon’s photos. Yes, it takes amazing looking pics, but I guess I don’t relate anymore to the imagery it produces.
I have been meaning to bring my Zero Image Pinhole with me, but again, it is not quite an every day walking camera. So, my research brought me to the Fujifilm X100. I read the reviews with great interest, both pros and cons. Most people loved the images but were put off by the focusing issues and startup/write times that seemed to plague this retro-looking shooter. What I found out, and am pretty amazed – is that Fuji actually listened to what their customers were saying. They didn’t ignore the masses and simply release a new camera all together. Instead, through firmware patches, they were able to greatly improve this spectacular little guy and addressed the majority of complaints!
So I decided to take the plunge and try it out. All I can say is that this thing rocks! I am glad to own such a sweet and beautiful looking camera. The photos speak for themselves. I am not going to spend the rest of this post reviewing the camera and restating what many others have already written about. I am going to say that I do not regret buying it, and am already looking forward to my commute next week. The pics below HAVE been edited in post, but that is only to fulfill my own “artistic” visions. Out of camera would have been good enough!