As an avid reader of JapanCameraHunter‘s blog and in particular the section ‘ What’s in the bag?” where photographers allow a little peak into their various camera-bags, I thought it would be a fun idea to share mine. Especially as I am now finally able -as so many of JCH’s blogposts do- to include an actual Leica :) This then is the setup that will accompany me to and into Barcelona.
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.
I’m fully aware that I have a bit of a camera fetish. I have way more camera’s then I’ll ever need, but hey… it’s just so much fun :) The ultimate camera I’d like to get would be a rangefinder camera. To be precise a Leica, but as that’s way over my budget, that will have to wait for a while. Fuji presented a novel idea on last years Photokina photography trade fair: the X100, a vintage styled compact camera with a hybrid viewfinder. I wanted it the moment I saw it.