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”.
Berlin Alexanderplatz is a good place to walk around with a camera. Interesting people everywhere, and nice views. The Fuji X100 worked beautifully, as always. So much fun!
Locarno, street photography, July 2012, #1Taken with a Fuji X100
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]
Shot with the Fuji X100 and a 720 nm IR filter. Processed with Filterstorm on an iPad. The first warm and sunny spring day this May. The leaves were almost glowing in the sun. Shot at the river Sense near my hometown, Neuenegg, Kanton Bern, Switzerland.
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London in B/W (Street Photography)
A few B/W photos taken in London. To my surprise I noticed that most of my photos from the weekend in London are and will remain in colour. London is so colourful!
Colours of London
A selection of colour photos from our recent trip to London. Some taken with the Fuji X100, some with the Panasonic Lumix GH1 and the 14-140 mm lens.