I’m grateful that my friend and coworker Claud Mann appreciates my need to make photos and allows me to shoot while we’re at lunch. I’m getting very comfortable with this camera’s ISO 6400.Some may feel it employs too much noise reduction, but the look works for me.
It’s been about six weeks since I got the Fujifilm X100s, and it has become my constant companion, except when I’m out photographing birds. I’m getting more familiar with its strengths and limitations, and I’m still very much in love. If they made the same camera with a 60mm f/1.2 or f/1.4, I’d be carrying two cameras everywhere I go.
We don’t typically use wide-angle lenses for portraits because of the distortion, but if you don’t mind a long nose, the wide angle at close range definitely creates a thinning effect. The eyes are not the sharpest point in this selfie, but for an arm’s length, ISO 6400 image, it’s still pretty good.
As I’ve said before, carrying this little camera awakens the teenage photographer in me, reigniting my attraction to light, shadow, shape.
The X100s is nearly silent, and does not hide my face. This allows/encourages me to make images I simply would not attempt with my Nikon dslr. I still love my D7000 and fine collection of lenses, and I am excited that the X100s is teaching me how to use them better by making me think about photography in new ways.