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”.



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 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]





[Perfectly balanced]





[Strolling with Pride]





[Boat people]





[What do you think, my old friend?]










[Protecting against the balloon attack]





[Lifted up?]










[Father and son]










[What would Mickey do?]










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