Finally it's arrived! After a three month wait, my Fuji x100s arrived from Amazon just in time to get a bit of practice with it before leaving the Canon gear and L glass behind as we document the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival in Seattle at the end of the month.
If you are not familiar with the Fuji x100s, it is a small retro
looking mirrorless camera with a fixed 23mm focal length lens (35mm
equivalent) which means that you cannot change lenses. What’s on the
camera is what you are going to have to live with. Having shot with a
dslr for many years, I had already come to the conclusion that a fixed
focal length lens, such as the 50mm or 40mm, was the key to experiencing
more growth as a photographer. Not letting the gear get in the way can be both very liberating and very satisfying. The smaller size of this camera should add
to this sense of rediscovery. I'm so exited to finally get some hands on experience with the new Fuji!
My prediction: this will be the personal, auxiliary camera of many a working photographer and photojournalist. Shoot, it'll be the prime body for many, as this is a camera you could build a career on. David Alan Harvey spent several decades toting around just an M6 and a 35 Summicron.
I'll be updating often as I work and learn my way around the Fuji as well as posting what I hope are grand images from this small camera.