Today’s image highlights one of my favorite things about the X100 series, and in particular the X100F. The combination of the wide focal length, the leaf shutter, the relatively fast max aperture, and the great high ISO performance means there’s almost no scene too dark to get a shot.
This scene was extremely dark – it was actually shot before the stage lights came on at the local comedy club – but I was still able to get a very usable shot…especially given my newfound love of character over technical perfection in street shots. For the first time I can think of, there’s nothing about the camera that limits me when it comes to shooting in dark scenes (at least for street/casual photography). The limiting factor is just the movement speed of my subjects.
I suppose in five years we might have good ISO performance at 51,200 or something absurd and I’ll look back on this post with amusement. But for now I really don’t feel like I need anything more than this little X100F… 🙂