OK, OK, I bought a Fuji X100 point-and-shoot.
If you have not heard about this camera, you should: it looks like an old Leica, and in many ways works like one, including fabulous build quality, excellent image quality and quiet operation. But in one way it is even better: it has a viewfinder that is both “purely optical with information overlays” and “fully electronic” – and you can switch between the two options using a switch. Genius. And a great-looking camera:
Talking about looks, here’s Rob Buchelt, the manager of the Oakville Henry’s store, shot just now with the X100:
Yup, the new toy is great for street and impromptu photography and it is small and inconspicuous.
It has drawbacks, of course. More about those soon – but in my case, they are vastly outweighed by the positives.
As a result, I am selling this – much as I love it, because money does not grow on trees (I keep hoping, but no luck so far). This is my Panasonic GF1 with 20mm f/1.7 “pancake” interchangeable lens, and a spare battery as well as a 4GB memory card. I am about to put it up on Kijiji.
I’d like to chat more but now off to run errands and then two shoots to finish!