More X100 – a little review and some pics

First, I’d just like you all to notice for the record that this the second post in a row that hasn’t featured anything motorbike related.

But this is camera related!

The X100.  I truly love this little camera.

It looks utterly fabulous and takes brilliant pictures.

I did have to upgrade the firmware to the latest version as the original settings meant it did some things that were downright annoying.   (6 seconds for the camera to start, for example) To be fair, all these things had been reported in thousands of reviews,blogs, youtube clips and all over the internet, so it was really my own fault for not doing it sooner. Read More

Fuji X100

I think it was about 18 months ago that I bought my wife a new camera.  She’d been complaining that she never used the DSLR as it was too big and wanted a super cool point and shoot that still felt like a ‘real’ camera.

So I bought her a Fuji X100.

The coolest retro digital camera ever.

Jay loved it and took some awesome photos with it, but she really doesn’t take many photos anymore, preferring to draw instead.

So I am now free to borrow it.  Huzzar!

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100% unsuccess rate

Every time I’m at the office in Perth I take a good long look at the weather forecast to see if its worth lugging a camera in with me for a few shots at lunch or after work. I’m only shooting with the Holga at the moment and I really love Velvia 100 film, which means it really has to be bright sunshine for any shots.

So far, I’ve managed to bring it in only to see clouds and rain roll in, and leave it at home only to see, as today, the clouds break and the sun come out.

Arse!

I need to find some 400ISO colour 120 film I think. In the summer here it wont be a problem, its always bright sunshine, but in this damp attempt at spring where the weather forecast has been pretty much random compared to what is actually happening outside, Velvia 100 just isnt fast enough.

I’m in again tomorrow, and its looking like its going to be bright sun, I’m bringing the camera no matter what!