I'm so nice, I bought it twice - The X100F meets graffiti
So I have a confession to make, I’m stupid and nice! In this particular case all of the above apply to me. I bought the X100F last year as an allround, easy to carry and excellent image quality camera. The one that you always have in your hand or at least near you. After the summer and winter started, I got the feeling the X100F just sat on the shelf, not doing anything. In my mind, that was a waist and lusting for more bokeh shots, I convinced myself that I needed the 23mmF1.4. So I traded in the X100F for the 23mmF1.4 and the X-T3 and some spare cash, obviously.
Well, biggest mistake ever. Where I do love my X-T3, I never really connected with the 23mmF1.4. In some way I can not get used to 23mm on the X-T3. So what about the X100F, you’d say “Dude, it’s also 23mm, what’s the difference?”. I have no idea, but with the X100F I can shoot and forget about “the camera” and just have fun. Call me stupid, call me Fuji-fanboy, but this was also the case when I transitioned from Sony to Fujifilm. Maybe I’m rambling, call me nuts, but there is something about shooting with the X100F. I just love it.
It should be obvious by now that I bought the X100F again, right? Just to be clear ;-) But the decision to get there and (re)buy it, came this summer. Especially during the holidays as I really missed having a small, ready to go, camera with me. I had the X-T3 with me, but with hikes in Switzerland for example, the X-T3 sat most of its time in my backpack. Which to me is a real shame as I missed some really nice family shots.
So family shots, does that mean the X100F is only a glorified point and shoot, right? Well in some cases maybe so, but it can be a very powerful all in one serious camera. Just keep in mind you have one lens! So be creative! And that’s my learning from all of this… this camera is not the absolute best, but it’s fun to shoot with and and absolute all-round winner. It’s capable of rewarding you with some epic photos without being in the way.
Some of the first shots, a graffiti tunnel near my home. The sun was setting, low light and strong contrasty graffiti on the walls. I guess as good as anything for my first set of X100F photos! And my god, I love this camera! (ok I’ll stop now).
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