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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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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]

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About anticipation, preparation (master your gear!) and luck (or lack of luck)

Look at this: when I stumbled across this poster, held by the little Playmobil man, I immediately thought it would be a great background for a person in an orange workdress. I had about 15 minutes to spare, waiting for my commuting train, so I stayed and watched the scene: ANTICIPATION

 

 

 

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