Belfast Cafe and the X100

Following a walk along the Lagan towpath it was time to deliver on the promise of hot chocolate.

I am still not confident enough with the X100 to rely it on as my only camera so the trusty 50mm lens travelled alongside but after a few hours I realised the X100 was getting all the attention.

Shooting in full RAW and keeping the aperture between f2-f5.5 It is so easy to just snap away with the X100 and it is certainly more portable than the 5DMKII.

I am still not used to X100 metering. Pointing and repointing the focus on a particular subject can lead to two completely different photographs in terms of exposure.

Framing can also be a little tricky, according to the EVF I had a perfectly framed hot chocolate yet the reality was the position of the cup was badly off centre (see below).

Where the X100 does excel is in image quality. If you manage the ideal capture the image will definitely not disappoint.

Ideal for black and white street photography the X100 is an addictive little camera; I can sense the 5D getting jealous.


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David is a documentary and landscape photographer covering everything from dramatic long exposure landscape photography through to live music. David is a former Official Fujifilm X Photographer.

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