Just a few (ahem…) thoughts on camera gear as my mind keeps wondering about options and writing them down might be a good way to get it out of my system, even if only for a little while.
A few years ago I shot a photo of my then baby niece that’s still up in my parent’s home. And as my niece is nearly 5 now (a big girl) my parents thought it was time for an update, a new photo. And so as a present for their birthdays and their honeymoon anniversary (41 years together) we decided in secrecy to get them an update on the photo.
When Fujifilm released the X100 in 2010, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. The hybrid viewfinder, the retro look, terrific 23mm lens. It seemed perfect. Especially as a camera to take everywhere. Unfortunately the wake-up time of the camera is dreadful, but otherwise it is a terrific little extra camera. However… the fixed 23mm lens is a bit too limiting as I also like wide-angle photos and a bit of tele. So my DSLR’s were far from obsolete.
Hey all, as the concert season is on a summer break, festivals are popping up everywhere and it’s great to see so many new festivals with a fresh take on the concept. The next two days I’ll be at the Welcome to the Village festival near Leeuwarden and I’m very much looking forward to that.