Fujifilm X100F with WCL, TCL and digital zoom

The Fujifilm Finepix X100F (Affiliate link) – briefly X100F – is Fujifilms fourth (=F) iteration of the cult camera X100. The Web and YouTube are full of praise and emotional love letters for the X100. It is a camera that wants to be touched, picked up, handled, used. It looks gorgeous yet harmless and inconspicuous. The classical controls, with an aperture ring on the lens, a shutter speed dial and a dedicated exposure compensation dial, and numerous configurable buttons let experienced photographers cheer. No PASM dial, no cryptical multi-function dials, everything is immediately “there”.

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Ticino in colour

No, it really doesn’t need a fast prime lens to shoot nice images. Superzooms do not necessarily ruin everything. Here are a few shots, all OOC JPEGs, taken during the summer holiday in Ticino, southern Switzerland. All but one taken with the 18-200 Sony Superzoom on an NEX-7. The shot of the statue was also made with the NEX-7, but with an adapted Contax G 45 mm f2.0 Planar.

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Natter tries to swallow a giant toad

Natter tries to swallow a giant toad

Some wildlife photography, for a change. A natter (Natrix Natrix )tries to swallow a huge toad. The toad was about the size of a roasted chicken and obviously ‘a bit’ too large for that dumb snake. All involved parties, including the photographer, survived without any serious injuries.

The shots and some videos were taken near Ronco, Ticino, Switzerland.

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