The Camera that Started it All!

I have been looking through my photos of the past years (it’s end-of-year-retrospective-time anyways) and I stopped at some photos from November of 2012.2012-11-30 at 13-39-18

And no, they are not film photos!

These are photos I made with the Fuji X100 I had just bought (used) to once and for all replace my Canon DSLR gear I didn’t use much.

What a move! If I had known where it would lead me. How many cameras I would buy and sell over the following years…. I would have thought twice.2012-11-23 at 13-00-00

But I don’t regret it. The X100 was a phenomenal camera. Reputed to be slow to focus, with crappy manual focus and a flawed menu system (among other faults), it felt just right for me. I never was a ‘fast’ photographer. And what’s more, it felt great in my hands.

In fact it felt too great!

It reminded me of my film days, with it’s old fashioned controls that were in all the right places. It made me buy a film camera, an Olympus 35SP.

You see. it’s was not my fault, it was the X100 that made me do it!2012-11-30 at 13-37-32

Anyways, the SP was followed by loads of cameras, some digital ones among them but finally I ended up where I am now. Happy with basically three magnificent film cameras!

So I thank you very much Fuji, for this eye opening camera! It was a bold move to issue such a camera, one that gave me a lot of joy over the last years.2012-11-10 at 11-35-10

I thought for this end of year I’d show off some digital stuff from the Camera that Started it All.2012-11-02 at 13-01-35

Thanks for stopping by and merry Christmas to all.

10 thoughts on “The Camera that Started it All!

  1. Fuji have built some quite remarkable cameras over the years and the x100 series is no different, I own and still use an x100s along with various other cameras both digital and film, they all have their place in my photography and their specific strengths and weaknesses. For myself my journey started with my mum’s Brownie and an awful lot of cameras have passed through my hands over the years, well that’s enough of me, have a great Christmas. Here’s a link to an x100s image from a week or so ago in the snow.
    https://derekanson.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/rural-over-development-in-little.html

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  2. Great post. For myself it all started with the Fujifilm X100T. Which I still own but it changed my photography. And probably because of it, I am now shooting film as well. That X100 series has really been magical for a lot of people.

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  3. Great post. For myself it all started with the Fujifilm X100T, which I still own but it changed my photography. And probably because of it, I am now shooting film as well. That X100 series has really been magical for a lot of people.

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