Different Approach


Last night I used a different approach for taking pictures with my Fujifilm gear.  I used the X100F rather than the X-T2 with the 18-55mm zoom lens.  With the X100F I set the aperture to F2 and the shutter speed to 1/60 sec. and let the ISO float automatically.

My reason for photographing in this manner was to keep warmer and safer while using just one hand for the camera.  I carried the X100F on a short strap around my neck, wore a warm glove on my left hand which held my cane, and kept my right hand in a pocket without a glove.  When I wanted to take a picture, I used my right hand to lift the camera, turn it on, and hold it out to the limits of the strap using the LCD to compose.  The strap stretched taut acted along with my right arm as sort of a tripod to keep the camera stable.

I could have used my X-T2 with a 23mm prime lens in the same manner but the X100F is lighter and easier to carry and hold in the above manner.  If there is a next time, I might carry both the X100F and the X-E3 with the 18mm prime lens, but that gets more complicated with heavy clothes and two cameras hanging around my neck.


These pictures are the front of the Community Center in Homewood at Plum Creek.