I love my big DSLR. But the problem is just that—it’s big. With a decent zoom lens, a full-frame Canon DSLR is pretty unwieldy.
After umming and ahhing for many months, I finally bought a decent little camera as a daily walk-around. A camera that’s small enough to stick into my rucksack, or even into a jacket pocket, but whose results aren’t too shabby when compared to a good DSLR.
Given my love of the old-school Lordomat rangefinder that I’ve got, it’s no surprise that the Fujifilm X100T—Fuji’s “electronic rangefinder”—was high on my list of candidates. After more research, and seeing some amazing shots by other photographers, I didn’t need to spend long with it in a shop to make my decision.
And I’m having no regrets at all. It’s light, it’s gorgeous—I’ve had a lot of comments about how lovely this camera looks, from photographers and non-photographers alike—and it really does take an excellent picture. The non-interchangeable lens—an f/2 fixed focal length 35mm equivalent—is lush, and it’s given great results in broad daylight (with its built-in ND filter and 1/32,000th electronic shutter) and in low light.
All I’ve really managed so far is to wander around Bristol in what little spare time I’ve had and take a few snaps here and there, but for what it’s worth, here’s a bunch of my early test shots. Enjoy! I know I have…