After extensive experience with the Fuji X-T1, especially using it with the 27mm f/2.8 pancake lens for street photography, I now have my hands on the new X100T. The X100 cameras, launched in 2011, are probably the most popular modern digitals for street and the T is the latest iteration with electronic shutter, an improved hybrid viewfinder and higher-resolution screen.
Mike has been looking forward to the recreation of the classic 28mm f/5.6 Summaron all summer. Now it is here or, at least, on the end of a waiting list after paying 10% upfront.
Mike had the chance to use the new 35mm Zeiss Distagon f/1.4 for a week and believes it offers strong competition for the equivalent Leica Summilux at a far more attractive price.
While Mike Evans is getting to grips with the Fuji X100T and comparing it with the X-T1, I've been struggling manfully to get to grips with it's predecessor, the X100S - and frustratingly failing to do so. A couple of years ago, back in 2013, I had my first brush with an X100. At the time the X-E1 was my main camera, and I was thinking that the X100 would be complementary.....
I struggled with it then, and couldn't quite work out why but, a couple of months later, I sold it on.
The super-expensive f/2 Leica Summicron and the economical f/1.5 Zeiss Sonnar are not two lenses I would naturally think of as being in the same league. The Sonnar, for starters, is a classic design dating back to the 1930s while the Leica is a thoroughly modern masterpiece.
Work in progress: This gallery of shots taken with the new one-inch-sensor Leica V-Lux will be updated and referenced in the forthcoming review of the camera. Many of the photographs were taken at the Regent Street Car Show and the RAC Bonhams' London-Brighton veteran run over the weekend of November 1/2. Information will be added later.
Micro four-thirds cameras offer a light and compact package for street photography. Here are two of the best.....
When is a camera bag not a camera bag? Perhaps when it's a Ristretto, complete with the world's most comfortable shoulder strap. Mike eases his back with something from left field.....
Now, you all know that I am a big Fuji advocate, right? Some of you may also remember that I have been saying for some time that I would like to see Fuji offer an equivalent to my Ricoh GR—a hole in their otherwise comprehensive lineup that needs a bit of filling. Now it seems that the rumours are true and we are about to see the X70. I should be happy, right? Wrong. Or at least, I am not unhappy, for you see I still have the best option in this market niche—the GR.