A recent trip to the Lake District yielded many amazing photos, all taken with the Fujifilm X100T and conversion lenses.
We submitted a photo to the wonderfully sarcastic Photos That The Fuji X-Pro1 Can’t Take, a tumblr site that highlights the amazing quality of images that Fujifilm mirrorless cameras can (actually!) take.
Our submission read as follows:
I recently found myself in the English Lake District with only my crappy X100T. I was so annoyed that I wasn’t getting any good shots, I took the above image to remind me that a smartphone held above my head was a better solution to capture the gorgeous hills and scenery.
Why did I sell my Canon gear???!?
Please console me, dear friends…
The shot itself was of some amazing snow-covered peaks, and I was fortunate enough to capture a guy shooting the same landscape as me, but he was on his smartphone. No backlash from me here – the best camera is often the one that you have with you – and smartphone cameras are getting better all the time. But the incredible scenery seemed to justify more than a phone shot. The narrative also seemed to fit really well with other submissions on the PhotosFujisCantTake website.
I was very glad to have the X100T with me, and even happier that I didn’t have my previous setup – a Canon DSLR with accompanying lenses – as we spent the whole day walking. Normally, with the Canon set up, my back would’ve been aching quite early on. But with my X100T around my neck, and conversion lenses in pockets, it was a real pleasure to use.
I’ve recently covered a wedding using just the X100T, and again, it proved to be a real asset. Small and discreet, it helps me to capture moments of unawareness that pointing a whopping DSLR at seems to shatter.
I’ll post more images when available. Needless to say, I’ve got no regrets leaving Canon behind and heading out on the path of small, light, mirrorless cameras.