I usually have a compact camera to carry around with me, and until now, this has quite often been one of the Canon ‘G’ series models. However, after my G11 broke last month I decided to try a new model and have gone with Fuji X100. Still trying it out at the moment, but I already have a long list of ‘Pros’ and one or two ‘Cons’…Firstly, I have to say that the quality of the files is amazing. The Fuji has a larger sensor than the earlier Canons (although the new Canon G1X has a larger one too), and this is reflected in the smooth digital files that seem to have very little noise. I am not (in the slightest!) a technical boffin, but I can say that the files also seem to require less work in Lightroom (I shoot RAW always)… they come out of the camera with fantastically accurate exposure/contrast/colour etc. Its a lovely camera to use, and is pleasingly like a Leica/Contax in the way it looks and handles (I know the way it looks shouldn’t be important, but my Leica M3 was my favourite ever camera!). The focusing is accurate on Auto, but the manual is a bit fiddly, and there is a very good ‘macro’ setting that is easy to use. There are a couple of problems with the ergonomics, most obvious being that the exposure compensation dial is VERY easy to accidently move off ‘0’ which means that I have inadvertently shot a few images at minus or plus compensation… I will try and post again once I have tested the camera further, but here are a couple of samples from the first few days…
12 09 14
Back from hols, and back into it... just done lovely shoot with Homes and Gardens for the Jan issue, and am off to shoot more for Harbour Hotels next week. Also have a meeting with a another top hotel company about forthcoming work... I need another holiday..
01 09 14
Off to Italy for a few days!! At last a holiday of sorts... When I get back, the rest of the month is a blur...
25 08 14
Finally finished doing christmas features for the magazines, and have been busy with hotel work too... Lovely summer of shooting for the Harbour Hotels group, at Salcombe, St Ives and Christchurch... Sidmouth to come!
06 06 14
Happy to announce the arrival of my new venture... Warbler Camera Straps..... luxury leather straps for connoisseurs
30 05 14
Working a lot with Harbour Hotels group at the moment, shooting in Salcombe next week for them... and there's a nice 10 pager in current Homes and Gardens...
of a house I shot for them earlier this year...
Wonderful Lillian Delevoryas painting with #Christmas lights (at Royal York Crescent)