30 Days with the Fuji X100F: Day 22

Omaha, 2017; Fuji X100F; 1/500s; f/8; ISO 400

I’m about 3/4ths of the way through this challenge, and as I look back on the experience so far I’m realizing how natural this project has felt. This is my fourth “30 Days With…” challenge, and this is the first time I haven’t felt antsy about being confined to a single piece of gear. I think part of this is related to the types of shots I’ve been making – you don’t really need any specific gear when wandering the streets – but it’s also a testament to the versatility and portability of the X100F.

It feels like the X100F was designed to be the camera that never leaves your side. It fits in my jacket pocket, so there’s rarely an excuse to leave it behind. And even if there was a legitimate excuse…I wouldn’t want to leave it behind. When I look at it, I get excited about shooting! I’m always skeptical of feelings like this early in a gear life cycle because that excitement tends to fade over time…but I’ve been shooting with the X100S for years and I still get that same rush when I look it. I’m fairly certain it isn’t just hedonic adaptation: there’s just something about this X100 series that attracts me…

It’s dreary and overcast right now (as it has been for the last three days), but I don’t care. My X100F is sitting on my desk taunting me. It wants to go on a photo walk, and it’s convinced me. I’m going to wrap up this post now and hit the streets! 🙂

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