Yes, I usually succeed in not buying another camera. But this time it’s different. Of course.
It was either the Fuji X70 or Ricoh GR II.
It was Eric Kim’s review that made me go for the Fuji X70. It’s “a Ricoh GR with Fujifilm colors”. Fantastic!
This time I have my wife’s blessing, as I’ve convinced her that I need a digital camera for street photography at night, as I have 3-4 hours to kill while waiting for my son (as his designated chauffeur) on various evenings.
Here’s the obligatory “me and my shadow” shot.
There’s a whole genre of cat photography to be found on the web.
I’m trying my best to resist taking another shot.
I’m still not instinctively comfortable with the 28mm focal length – I’m too close this time.
Here, I’m slightly further away than I realized – the 2 men should have filled out the whole image. I’m still thinking in terms of 35mm.
The articulated screen allows me to be more stealthy – I can’t imagine doing this even with my Leica M6. Raising it to the eye would make me feel too conspicuous. Not to mention that fact that my usual ISO 400 film would not be fast enough given the lighting conditions.
The Daido-inspired (poetic?) blurry shot. I think I can get away with it because of the wonderful film simulation colours from Fuji.
The touchscreen framing via LCD approach does allow for various angles.
I could do the “spray and pray approach” as well…
I sense a new book project in the horizon … maybe I can convince my wife … one book project, one camera …