Fujifilm X100s Review | Not only Street Photography | Best mirrorless camera for personal work
I’m incredibly happy with my Fujifilm X100s, I think is the best carry-on mirrorless camera in the market at 2013, 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 of my my first three months, between street photography, vacation, friends and landscapes! Hope you enjoy them and fell free to leave a comment :-)