by Adam Spigel on March 29, 2011
I can admit that I love new equipment. When reading my future posts, a common theme you will notice is that I like to travel light with the best equipment possible. I’m always saying, “it’s like a game I like to play, what’s the lightest equipment I can take with me that also gives me highest resolution”. So what that means, I will be talking about a lot about lightweight cameras and cool modern bags that facinate me. My current lightweight kit is a Sigma DP2, Gitzo traveler carbon fiber tripod and small Tenba messenger bag. Of course, I also have an assortment of Hi-Tech ND graduated filters. The only thing I feel that’s missing is a little more resolution, a few more lenses and an increase in dynamic range. I’ve been able to compensate for the last two by using my feet as a zoom and using the Exposure Fusion within PTGui.
Okay, what about the new Fuji X100 camera. I admit that it looks facinating but from what I can gather, it would only increase my current kit’s resolution so I don’t think it will be a purchase.
What’s interesting is Michael Reichmann just said that he was able to get portfolio level results out of this little jewel, Read More. Michael’s site is one of my favorites so keep eye on Luminous Landscapes to read more about his X100 findings.
My dream would be to have a small lightweight non-slr camera that would never have a back focus issues, some killer fixed lenses (the trifecto – 35/50/85), a 21MP or greater resolution and a 12.5 stop dynamic range to speed up the shot time (no bracketing or exposure fusion). Before you tell me, I know there is no perfect camera but please let me dream.
The Online Photographer – Fuji Finepix X100 Review
DP Review – Fujifilm FinePix X100 In-Depth Review
Steve Huff Photo – The Fuji X100 Digital Camera Real World Review by Steve Huff
Photography Blog – Fujifilm FinePix X100 Review