Street photography with the Fuji X100 in Bern

For many months I haven’t taken my X100 out to the streets. Partly because I bought a Sony NEX-7 in February, and the attraction of that shiny new tool was too strong to resist. Partly because I needed a versatile camera with a wide range of focal lengths. And yes, the NEX-7 is a great, powerful camera, especially with the 18-200 superzoom lens. 

However, on Saturday I took out my X100 and went to shoot in the streets of Bern. The X100 feels great in the hand. It is such a pleasure to use. And it is completely quiet, which allows me to shoot people even from close without being noticed. The AF worked very well – reliable and fast. Lighting and white balance are, as usual with the X100, on the spot – even in very difficult light conditions. The dynamic range is amazing.

[Checking out chicks]

This shot made it to Flickr “Explored”.

 

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I came home with lots of nice shots, many “keepers”. Here is a selection of the best – all taken within three to four hours in Bern. The image processing has been done with Filterstorm on my iPad.

{If you would like to use any of my photos, please consider them as published under the “creative commons” licence (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons for details). In short: you may use any of these photos as long as you do not charge for them, and you have to mention my name as the owner/author in a clearly visible way. In simple words: feel free to use, but give credit and don’t steel.

Time.Captured. (Karsten Seiferlin)}

 

[The fiddler]

 

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[Perfectly balanced]

 

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[Strolling with Pride]

 

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[Boat people]

 

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[What do you think, my old friend?]

 

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[Neutral]

 

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[Protecting against the balloon attack]

 

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[Lifted up?]

 

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[Transition]

 

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[Father and son]

 

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[%]

 

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[What would Mickey do?]

 

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[Barcelona]

 

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