Fuji X100S – Review

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There’s a main reason why my pictures from Guatemala were unedited aside from the fact that I might be lazy but the truth is, I wanted you to see and compare how well it does. I did plenty of research on this little one and wanted to find pictures that were unedited to see its full potential and flaws but couldn’t. So here they are for you to see. I’m not going to dwell on all the details and specs about this camera since you could easily find it EVERYWHERE and I am not expert.

Before the trip, I may have snapped no more than ten pictures with it and honestly, it is easy to use but didn’t feel like I knew it like I know my other cameras. I had some struggle at the beginning but managed to snap my best pictures. One of the thing I didn’t notice until I came back and probably the most important feature for me in this camera was the ND Filter. I have set the ND filter to ‘fn’ for easy access. Thinking back how sunny it was the camera did a fantastic job capturing colors and details. I am pretty sure without it, sunny days would have looked a bit washed out or the green or blue would have turned out a bit pale (sorry if my photography vocabulary is not fancy enough).

Another thing I absolutely love about this camera is how silent and low key it is. I was able to capture unsuspected locals at any moment without having them shy away.

The small size and lightweight of the camera also helped my neck and back which was reason number two of why I got this camera.  I’m still debating reason number one.

My only drawback and it might be a deal breaker for some, the fix lens. At moments I wished I could zoom in with the lens but I was left with my manual zoom, my legs. Although this is not a big deal for me since I’m used to shooting with a 28mm lens on my Canon (Lens are too heavy for me to carry around in a trip). The good thing is, when you get someone to take a picture for you they will actually take the full frame! Instead of  (and it happens most of the time) taking a picture of your face and completely missing the thing you are trying to take the picture with. I know how my face looks like and I don’t need you to take a picture of it! That, I could have done myself.

Needless to say, I absolutely love the Fuji X100S.

Some pictures after the jump but If you want to see more, check out my Guatemala’s posts.

My camera add ons: B+W Filter and Hood

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I love my canon and I would go to the end of the world with it but lets face it, would you carry it everyday and everywhere when your full time job has nothing to do with photography? But I hate when I miss out on opportunities so I have to settle for my iPhone. I got these set from Photojojo that includes a macro lens, a pocket flash, a small bag, and “scholarship” for their phonography course. I also got a UV clip lens. I love that I can put everything in the little bag and put it in my purse. It’s nowhere near my canon but it certainly helps and it makes the pictures look different and nicer.

Do you have any other recommendation?