Fuji X100 for a Day
Let’s start this journey with closed eyes, an open mind… and a little prayer.
If you remember, back in July I mention that I want to get a new camera that can serve me better — and that I already have a camera in mind. That’s right, it was a Fuji X100.
The camera has a lot of good reviews. But it also comes with several quirks and premium price. I need to test it out first before buying it.
So, I rent one for a day… and I’m soooo glad I did.
I’m not going to give a full review. There are more than enough competent people done it, so my reviews won’t make a difference. I’m not going to talk about the image quality as well. At this level, IQ is not my concern. I trust the reviews and examples on the net.
My biggest concern is whether the camera can work well for me; for my style of shooting. If not, can I adapt? Can I make it work? At the end of the day, I’m afraid I can’t eliminate nor adapt to the quirks.
Several problems that I can’t cope includes: focusing (manual and auto), framing and composition, reviewing the photos, metering and battery life. I will tell more about this on other posts. I have to admit that there is a possibility that I was renting a lemon — it’s an old rented equipment after all. It may not be in the best condition. It’s going to be hard to prove, though. I don’t want to buy a new camera just to prove it.
Anyway, for now, just enjoy some snapshots I took. Definitely not the best to judge — it’s a first day after all. The post-processing is minimized to crop and resizing only.I would want a more desaturated/subtle color.
Went to Little India with a friend… met this friendly guy, the first guy who greet us and thought we were tourists.
Everyone is busy with their gadget
Sign in four languages… enjoy Singapore’s diversity…
Enjoying the ride…
In the end, I still think it’s a great camera all around.
It’s just not for me.
Or perhaps I was just expecting too much from it? As I expect it to perform better than my D90?
Either way… the search for the perfect camera (for me) continues…
*Little India, Singapore