A few weeks ago, The Delightful Mr F and I headed off to Bath for a photography morning. I wanted to try out my new Fuji lens, the XF 16-55mm f2.8, and The Delightful Mr F wanted to try his new 21mm f2 lens on his film OM1. Also packed in our kit bag was the marvellous Brain’s Foto Guide for Bath.Read More
I had a slight slip of the credit card a few weeks ago and bought myself a new lens, the XF23mm F2 WR. I already have the 35mm and 50mm and enjoy using them both immensely, especially the 35mm. The weather resistance is a real bonus as paired with my Fuji XT-1 I can brave the damp British weather and shoot when I wouldn’t risk my X100F in the rain.Read More
First published on Fennell Books on the 26th February, 2017
It is quite possible that I had a slip of the credit card back in January and pre-ordered the new Fuji X100F camera. It finally arrived on Friday, and oh, it is beautiful. It’s a gorgeous camera, the fourth incarnation of the X100 launched some years ago. Those who have used one of the previous versions have raved about it, and I got all caught up in the hype and bought one. It reminds me very much of my Nikon FM2 film camera. If feels sturdy, but not too heavy and has all the traditional dials of a film SLR. The Delightful Mr F and I went out and about in Bath to try it out yesterday. It was fantastic to use, and I can see this becoming a real workhorse for me.
It would be fair to say that I am now suffering severely from Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS*), which is a lot like Book Acquisition Syndrome (BAS) but manifests itself in the buying of photography equipment instead of literary material. There is method in my madness though. 2017 is a year for me to concentrate on my photography and a bit of kit here and there is reasonable I think. TheDelightful Mr F says that without trying things, how will I know if they work for me? I like his logic. He is a good egg, no doubt about it.
It turns out that my credit card is really quite slippery as it slipped again and I also bought a stack of photography books and some Folio Society books too this month. The Folio ones were on sale, so they don’t count do they?
*What and unfortunate acronym