Some of you may recall my on-again, off-again search for a walk-around lens. What I really sought was motivation to carry a camera all the time. Three weeks into my ownership of the Fujifilm X100s, my walk-around lens seems to be a walk-around camera. Theoretically, there’s nothing I’m doing with the Fuji that I couldn’t do – sometimes better – with the D7000 and my 24mm lens, but the Fuji is just plain easier to carry, and that counts for more than I expected.
Today I took a lunchtime walk and encountered two colorful specimens – an acorn woodpecker and a ruby-throated hummingbird – that I could not photograph with the Fuji. I felt frustration momentarily, but let’s face it: There was no way I would have been taking a lunchtime walk on a work day with my birding rig anyway.
So far, despite a lot of angst and confusion about where photography in general – and my nikon gear in particular – fits into my life, I’m having fun with the Fuji, and maybe THAT’s where photography fits into my life. At this point, all I know to do is keep shooting.