Fujifilm X100s | Not only Street Photography

I’m incredibly happy with my Fujifilm X100s, i think is the best carry-on mirrorless camera in the market, super light, silent and with this vintage style that I really love. There are many options in the market available for amateurs and professionals photographers, everyone should find the perfect match according his budget and needs. For what I was looking, this camera is perfect. I always use the optical viewfinder (OVF) except when I’m very close to the subject and i obviously switch to the electronic view finder (EVF) to avoid the parallax error. This camera fits in my pocket and i perfectly carry it with me all day long.

Since I decided to shoot more during my days off and free times, I start to always carry the camera with me, whenever i’m going, trying to use it as a tool for street photography, a new world for me. After a few times I felt in love of the potential and power of the street photography. It’s weird but the Fujifilm X100s was the excuse to shoot more just for myself and for short-term projects. I could always bring with me my DSLR CAMERA but I consider it my tool for weddings, and yeah it’s a heavy tool to carry too, specially when I go out to take a walk. I also use prime lenses so i always ask myself which lens i want to use today.

I also tried twice to use the Fuji to shoot a wedding and I’m so happy with the final product. Nobody realized when you press the shutter, it’s so silent. And also the wedding guests don’t point at you as the photographer in charge but as a guest, because the small camera. The only thing that stops me to sell all my DSLR cameras and lenses and change to the mirrorless camera is the autofocus, is not still fast as the reflex camera. As documentary wedding photographer I always try to capture the essence of the wedding day and I shoot thousand of photos, always ready to capture everything, you can’t miss the shot because the AF doesn’t work as you wish, not at all. I guess I’ll wait a couple of years more to give the mirror less camera the change to win the battle I mean, why most of the prettiest photojournalist photos, were taken with a mirrorless camera? Check most of Magnum photographers and you’ll see.

Now, in almost 2014 we are obsessed with the technology and we always wrongly looking for the new/last object, the update of the technology, the best features etc. But don’t forget that the equipment is just a tool, is the photographer himself with his creativity, uniqueness, the one and only point of view and approach to life, culture etc. Is he who made the photos, not the camera. So that’s why I guess i’m totally fine with the simplicity of my Fuji. I want to shoot more, I just began and this post is to show you a few of my favorites.

Here are 50 photographs between street photography, vacation, friends, landscape and of course my beautiful Chio! Hope you enjoy them and fell free to leave a comment :-)

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  • Estefania RomeroNovember 20, 2013 - 8:33 AM

    Been looking at this camera for a few months now.. awesome post! keep rocking your work Dennis!ReplyCancel

  • alexklotzNovember 20, 2013 - 12:33 PM

    well done, very good.

    Bey.

    Alexander, Bavaria, Germany.ReplyCancel

  • KenNovember 20, 2013 - 1:18 PM

    Really nice photos. I like your use of silhouettes, that’s a nice style.
    Keep up the nice work!
    KenReplyCancel

  • Stephen McCulloughNovember 20, 2013 - 1:43 PM

    Dennis,

    A really important post. I certainly understand why the 100s (and the other X cameras) get a lot of attention for street photography. The downside masks the reality that these are great photographic tools for many purposes – the lens, sensor, and control blend exceed the capability of many other cameras. The only limitation is the photographer…

    The photographs in your post prove the point. Landscape, documentary, street, etc – and any of them could easily print to 17 x 22 or larger.

    I really enjoy these photographs. They are full of life. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Maíra ErlichNovember 20, 2013 - 3:18 PM

    amazing results, dennis! i’m also in love with mine! it is such a powerful little camera! it’s great to have a tool we can play with and practice more of what we love to do while having fun.ReplyCancel

  • JeremiasNovember 20, 2013 - 3:24 PM

    i really enjoy this post, every photo has magic, keep on rocking mr berti!ReplyCancel

  • RoseNovember 20, 2013 - 3:44 PM

    I cant even pick my favorite picture… Love them all…ReplyCancel

  • Shauna HeronNovember 20, 2013 - 4:13 PM

    <3 love ReplyCancel

  • Daniel RamirezNovember 20, 2013 - 5:02 PM

    wow que bonita fotos DennisReplyCancel

  • Darius KupczakNovember 20, 2013 - 6:16 PM

    Nice pics.ReplyCancel

  • Maurizio SolisNovember 20, 2013 - 6:41 PM

    Tus fotos son increíbles y la Chio toda una modelo.ReplyCancel

  • Philippe WigetNovember 20, 2013 - 7:05 PM

    Oh Dennis, these are not only marvelous photos, there are some really great memories in there!! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Steve FullerNovember 20, 2013 - 7:20 PM

    Stunning images!ReplyCancel

  • David StevensonNovember 20, 2013 - 9:33 PM

    Nice shots. I very much like your sense of composition and use of light and dark areas.

    Helpful hint: the personal pronoun is always capitalized in English, not only at the beginning of sentences.ReplyCancel

  • Davide MantovanelliNovember 20, 2013 - 11:54 PM

    Your photos are really wonderful! I love your use of shadows and dark areas within the composition, and colors as well. I have an X100s too and enjoy it very much. If i may ask, do you use any particular film simulation mode or shoot raw and adjust the look in postproduction? Thank you for the great post!ReplyCancel

  • Alison MahonyNovember 21, 2013 - 12:45 AM

    Great write up and gorgeous photos. Love your use of shadows in your work!!! ReplyCancel

  • Katrina WallaceNovember 21, 2013 - 1:10 AM

    love the images and the review dennis!!!ReplyCancel

  • Citlalli RicoNovember 21, 2013 - 5:04 AM

    Que chingonas fotos Dennis!
    ReplyCancel

  • Nate JohnsonNovember 21, 2013 - 7:02 AM

    Awesome article and the photographs are awesome, thanks for sharing and showing me what this great little camera is capable of. Best wishes!ReplyCancel

  • Hammad IqbalNovember 21, 2013 - 8:50 AM

    Superb images. I have not used my x100s much but whenever I used it, it just amazes me. Top class image quality.ReplyCancel

  • Diego ZapataNovember 21, 2013 - 9:13 AM

    Tremendos fotones Dennis !!! Que bellos clicsReplyCancel

  • Piotr TylskiNovember 21, 2013 - 9:38 AM

    Very interesting article and photos. Specialy the way you are using light in the city.
    Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • JavierNovember 21, 2013 - 10:13 AM

    Fantásticas fotos Dennis! Yo uso profesionalmente una X-Pro1 (viajes, arquitectura, reportaje…), pero estoy casi decidido ha comprar como segundo cuerpo una X100s. Ver tus fotos me ha convencido aún más.

    Congrats again!

    JavierReplyCancel

  • YamaNovember 21, 2013 - 11:07 AM

    A great and varied selection of pictures. You clearly have a talent for capturing the moment and making the light work for you. This is the sort of photography that inspires me and stimulates creativity!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca KNovember 21, 2013 - 11:55 AM

    Great work!ReplyCancel

  • Jason MarinoNovember 21, 2013 - 3:41 PM

    Superb!ReplyCancel

  • VatchevickNovember 22, 2013 - 2:38 AM

    Very nice, love the lighting !ReplyCancel

  • GianniNovember 22, 2013 - 9:58 AM

    well, I check from time to time the scoop fui page, which is in the meanwhile full of crappy photographers and starts to be annoying.

    It is also the way I found your post and I must say that it’s best I’ve seen in a while! I love your style and the way you capture moments!

    Keep it up!

    GianniReplyCancel

  • Bruno RaffaNovember 22, 2013 - 7:28 PM

    Great photos! Love my X100S too :-) – best little cam ever!ReplyCancel

  • Linh NguyenNovember 23, 2013 - 11:12 AM

    Great photos. I love the work with shadow.ReplyCancel

  • V. OpokuNovember 23, 2013 - 1:57 PM

    incredible set of images, so good!
    V.ReplyCancel

  • koorellleNovember 23, 2013 - 3:02 PM

    Great photo’s, good examples of what this little cam is capable of!
    Thanks and I am enjoying my X100S too.ReplyCancel

  • DonnENovember 24, 2013 - 11:34 AM

    Superb images, Dennis…. My x100s is so versatile I take it with me everyday rather than the D600. Many thanks..ReplyCancel

  • Linus AnderssonNovember 25, 2013 - 7:33 PM

    Wonderful pictures Dennis, you´re truly a great photographer. Also have the x100s and that little camera is fantastic but the most important is that it is fun taking pictures with it and IQ is amazing. God luck and take care Dennis.ReplyCancel

  • Rob JacksonNovember 29, 2013 - 10:18 PM

    Gorgeous work! Incredible compositions. May I ask, what is your preferred software for processing? Your images have such a natural, ‘organic’ quality that matches the mood of the compositions perfectly.ReplyCancel

  • EricDecember 5, 2013 - 12:25 PM

    amazing pix. thx for sharing with the world.

    Eric fr SingaporeReplyCancel

  • Miguel de PeredaDecember 6, 2013 - 10:04 PM

    ¿Por qué será que los que utilizamos una X100S tenemos esa sensación de felicidad, esas ganas de llevarla siempre con nosotros y de hacer fotos, muchas fotos?

    Muy buenas vuestras fotos, Rocío y DennisReplyCancel

  • Himal Samsher ThapaDecember 10, 2013 - 1:51 AM

    nice one mate, im waiting mine to be delivered. :)ReplyCancel

  • Carlos A. Morales Jr.December 13, 2013 - 7:30 PM

    Muy buenas fotos. Te felicito.ReplyCancel

  • Jeff NieldJanuary 2, 2014 - 4:21 AM

    Nice pix mate. The tonality that this camera offers is outstanding.ReplyCancel

  • Neville GoldsmithJanuary 6, 2014 - 11:44 PM

    Hi, Interesting how many DSLR owners are impressed by the features of the X100 and are considering moving to the lighter gear.
    The weak point is waterproofing as I now have a x100 destroyed by a slip and dip into a puddle of sea water after taking the photo in the link.
    I have a 4oD 7D and 6D and would love to replace the X100 but can’t justify it yet. Yes, certainly more than a street camera.
    cheers
    http://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-173954-2.html#2946923ReplyCancel

  • D'IGNAZIO SergeMarch 8, 2014 - 4:19 PM

    Bonjour

    Superbes photos.
    Le X100s est petite merveille.
    Voici quelques photos que j’ai réalisé
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/119524765@N06/
    Bien cordialementReplyCancel

  • Giacomo D'amicisMay 14, 2014 - 6:10 PM

    wow belle foto voli !
    ReplyCancel

  • Steve EmmeMay 18, 2014 - 5:46 PM

    Really great post and amazing pictures. Bravi!
    SteveReplyCancel

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