So, it’s been some days since Fujifilm dropped a lot of gear on us. Just like most of 2016, I was right in the middle of the storm. Fujifilm UK asked me to run an X100F presentation workshop for journalists on the 19th, right after the official unveiling. As if that wasn’t enough, I had done reviews as usual. But not just for the X100F , also for the GFX50s and the XF50mm f/2. So I had some stuff to attend to last thursday, to put it mildly!
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Now, I did something when travelling to London. Something that Kevin Mullins inspired me to do when I met him at Photokina back in 2016. He had taken an extra couple of days off so he could explore Cologne. – And this is exactly what I did when I travelled to London. I arrived a day early, and left a day late. – Both days planned as just being about me and my camera. Out exploring the city.
And what better camera to do this with, than the X100F.
I wrote about a lot of things in my review here. A lot of different uses of the camera. But for me, the X100F screams for time on the streets. – It is without a single doubt in my mind the best camera out there for streetphotography. All the setbacks of the older models are gone and you are left with a lean and fast image taking device, that will get you the shot!
So what better place to test this out further than on the streets of London!
Since I had two days of perfect winter low-hanging sun, the images I wanted to create was those of harsh shadow and contrasting lines of light. I didn’t go on a big story hunt. Neither did I look to much for super-funky characters. I simply went for the light.
The operation of the X100F is so intuitive it hurts. You can dial in all your parameters of shooting right from the topplate and lens. – You can easily view exposure in the EVF, and switch on the OVF for rangefinder frame lines. You have some of the best monochrome files from camera due to the Acros film simulation. And for the nice muted urban tones you have Classic Chrome. If you’re into street, this is your camera!
Now, some of you will disagree with that statement, and tell me that Leica is where the party’s at. Trust me, it doesn’t have to be. I have 3 of them myself. They’re not as capable as the Fujifilm X100F in my book. There. I said it. Shame on me!
Now. Enough with the talking. Here are some of my street photos taken with the X100F in London last week.