29 Jun Holiday Snaps – Freedom From Faff
Source: Fujifilm X Blog
Holiday snaps – it’s just one of those things right? Even though you LOVE taking pictures, LOVE capturing beautiful scenes of beautiful places, sometimes you simply can’t be bothered to figure out the following:
Which lenses should I take? What bag am I going to use to take all this stuff? What ND filters should I take? What about chargers, spare batteries, neck strap, lens cloth (which you have temporarily ‘misplaced’ but don’t want to admit you have lost to your Wife) And what about my tripod, how will it fit in my luggage? Sighs.. This Is Where The Fujifilm X70 Comes In..
If you’re like me and already have a Fujifilm X Series camera, you have become very accustomed to quality photographs and probably shudder at the thought of using anything substandard.
And this could be for many reasons – but for me, it is this simple:
“What if I see something amazing while I’m on holiday? It could be the next picture to go on my wall at home.”
Now I know that if I shot the image on a smartphone there is no way that I would want to print it due to the lower image quality, and so I would always want to have an X Series with me.
With this in mind I decided to take only the X70 on my recent holiday to Mallorca. Now I have to admit that I was a bit nervous about not taking all my camera gear with me. I think this is because it all becomes a bit of a comfort blanket, I would think to myself:
“I’ve got the 10-24mm for my wide shots, my 55-200mm for my tele…” etc.
So ‘only’ having the fixed focal length I thought this might limit me creatively a bit, but all I can say is WOW – it really doesn’t!