So. I took the plunge and got myself a Fuji X100. I sold the micro four thirds recently in the hopes of being able to come up with additional “funds” to get this one. Man, this thing’s SRP just doesn’t seem to go down easily. And to think, it’s already discontinued as there are rumors that a successor is already on its way to Photokina in Cologne, Germany. I guess you might be already asking a question at this point. “Why not just wait for that successor?” Honestly, I don’t have any idea on what’s coming up in place of the 100. There were however mocked up images of the successor (Fujifilm X-E1) circulating the net but looking at those whether or not it’s accurate, I don’t think I am sold. Besides, I’m pretty sure its price tag won’t be in my favor anyway once it has been released.
Why not OM-D? Sure, the reviews are awesome and I have seen how good the image quality is from that camera. But I was after the APS-C sensor, that “retro” look, and the fixed lens. I only have one lens for the GF-2 by the way (14mm F2.5) when it was still with me and have never changed it since it was bought. If I would be changing lenses, I would rather use my DSLR. Unless, I own a … we’ll get to that later.
So, out of the box it went. Gorgeous. I remember when I first held my father’s Pentax MX. The feel is pretty much identical. I then took a few shots and told myself in an instant – “I won’t leave the house without this thing”. At the moment, I think this one’s a perfect companion for everyday photography. Don’t get me wrong, the 5DMKII is doing it’s job very nicely. But it’s just too much carrying a DSLR and a Crumpler bag full of lenses on a daily basis.
So, to summarize. I was like a happy little kid despite losing in a “photography contest” just recently that could have given me a chance for an all expense paid trip to Toulouse, France. As the saying goes – “There’s nothing a new toy can’t fix“. Indeed. Better than Toulouse.
Seriously, I was looking at this new toy in my hands and thought about something for a second. I bought an X alright. Now I realize that I may have just taken my first step into a journey towards getting an M. But that would of course require selling my entire Canon system. We’ll see. For now, I am sure I’m gonna be shooting a lot with this one.
Something to reward myself as another year unfolds. Cheers to life. ?
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